DCWV Unicorns and Rainbows, Constellations and Confetti Party Spotlight Haul May 2018

Hello fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing with you a Spotlight haul I did this month with DCWV Unicorns and Rainbows, Constellations and Confetti Party as well as some Heidi Swapp goodness. I have always loved Die Cuts With a View paper stacks and spotlight has just started getting them again! You can see what I bought the same day I put this layby on here.

I got two 12″ Heidi Swapp Minc paper sets. One I hadn’t even realised had coloured pages until I opened it. I recently laybyed some foils so I can’t wait to get them and have a good play. I didn’t know that I didn’t have many in my stash until I went to make a video to show everyone some of these papers foiled in a laminator. Spotlight has Anna Griffin foils that are 12.5cm by 5m for only $3. That’s a lot of foil! They don’t have every colour available but they do have a lot and I can’t wait to get my hands on more. The naming can be a bit confusing though with one style saying matte finish. They are not really matte, the do have a nice shine they just don’t have any of the special effects others do.

I hadn’t really bought any new DCWV stacks in a few years as they had become hard to get in Australia. Spotlight has a large range again now and they are getting new ones all the time. They sell fast so keep your eyes peeled! Confetti Party is so nice and will be great for kids cards especially as will Rainbows and Unicorns. You saw my first reaction to Constellations, I hadn’t opened it before the video. It’s stunning!

Let me know in the comments what your favourite stack is. What would you make with one of these stacks? Hope you are doing some arty crafty alchemy of your own. Until next time.

The Arty Crafty Alchemist

 

Spotlight and Reject Shop Hauls March 2018

Hello Fellow Alchemists,

Today I am sharing my Spotlight and Reject Shop Hauls for this month. Spotlight surprised me by having some things I actually wanted for a change but not what I was actually after. The Reject Shop, while their selection is small,  it is dangerous!

Spotlight has been ho hum for me for a while, prices have become very high and their paper craft¬† range seems to have shrunk. When I was in there they had no KaiserCraft 6.5″ stacks at all and barely any other Kaiser products. On a side note some of their pricing is out of line with other KaiserCraft retailers. Ranging from a dollar or two more to five or six dollars more for a 12″x12″ paper kit. That being said I still managed to snag a couple of bargains with the Heidi Swapp products and the Zing Embossing powder.

The Reject Shop has also shrunk their art and craft sections but what they do have has been packing a mighty punch. The fanciful collection is divine, all those mermaids fairies and unicorns. Twig & Twine is quite nice with a few random pieces of paper in the paper pad that you have to wonder over like the flag signing one. I wish I had seen the Glasshouse paper pad as the die cuts are so pretty.

Having the co-ordinating packs makes crafting with the papers a lot easier as you have ready made embellishments ready to go. My current website header is a pop up box I made using the Fanciful die cuts and some of the stickers as well. I didn’t have the paper stack at the time so had to use other papers from my stash. If you would like to see more photos of the card head over to the Arty Crafty Alchemy page on Facebook.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought, go create some magic!

The Arty Crafty Alchemist