Places I love to Shop

Here you will find a list of my favourite places to shop at. This page is constantly being updated and added to, so please do revisit every so often.  Unless otherwise stated, I am not affiliated with any of the craft companies I've mentioned here.  I have also been given permission by each shop to add their Company to this page and use their logos for link-back purposes.  All the recommendations below are my personal favourites and opinions.  I would never recommend a company to a fellow Crafter unless I was 100% happy to do so.  Therefore, if I recommend them its because I truly love shopping with them and I am confident to recommend them.  Unless stated, I am not on a Design Team for any of the Companies listed below.....Unless you want me guys?  Anyone?  Lol.  My opinions are therefore my own and have not been swayed by any perks or can buy my crafty love, teehee.  These are my personal favourites.  Happy shopping my friends.

I love this shop and it offers free delivery to anywhere in Mainland UK, no matter the size of your order.  Just so you know, I'm in Northern Ireland and my orders have always been free delivery too.  Any time I need something and I can't find it on the website, I send Susan a wee email.  And EVERY TIME I've made enquiries about a certain item, Susan has been able to get it for me.  And my orders have always arrived in super speedy time, in most instances the next day.  But obviously this will all depend on when you order and where you live.  I cannot recommend this company highly enough.  I'm a very big fan.  Click on the image or link above to go straight to Country View Crafts website.  If you visit Countryview Crafts, be sure to tell her that Crafty Loops sent you.

This Ebayer is AMAZING and I am a regular buyer on her Ebay Shop.  Dawn's "Buy It Now" Craft items are so competitively priced and I have won many a major bargain on her auction items.  Dawn is a really lovely lady and her service is second to none.  She is in no way out to make a killing on postage fees and always combines shipping.  She has even refunded me money back when she has managed to package my purchases differently to save on postage fees.  In the majority of my purchases I've received my goodies next day, although this will obviously depend on the time you purchase and where you live.  She is truly a wonderful Ebayer and I cannot say a bad thing about this fabulous Ebayer.   Click on the image or link above to go straight to Dawn's Ebay Shop.  If you visit Dawn's shop, be sure to tell her that Crafty Loops sent you.

This is a great seller on Ebay who also has an independent website too, click the image above to go straight to it.  This is the Ebayer (click HERE for their Ebay shop) that I bought the Skivertex material from for my book making.  This is the cover material that I used on my Brother's 2 Wedding photo albums and Guest Book Album.  The one I bought has the appearance and texture of leather without actually having the leather price tag and comes in various colours and textures.  I find it a fabulous material to use as you can easily use wet glue to adhere it to your covers.  It is really flexible which makes covering books and albums a breeze to do. The glue doesn't seep through to the outside and your covers will be really strong and protected.

Anyone out there that likes to make mini album or books....I'd highly recommend you go along to Elaine's Ebay shop and get yourself some of her fabulous materials.  It has totally changed how I bookbind and I just know that I will be going back time and time again to get myself more of their amazing materials.

Well, what can I say other than, this shop is fantastic and the proprietor Bridie Payne is an absolutely lovely woman.  I've had a few orders from BGPayne Crafts now (click on the name or shop logo to go to the site) and each and every order has been dealt with expediently and with fabulous customer service.  And talk about value for money!!! Bridie's prices are some of the most competitive prices out there.....and that's no joke....just look for yourself and you'll see. She also offers Free UK Shipping for order over £25.  Bargain!  When you visit Bridie's shop you might see a notice next to the item in regards to availability that reads "We don't have this in stock but we can order it for you."  So, although the item may not be in stock at that particular time, Bridie will re-order it and get that item to you asap.  She also offers a "substitution" option in her store which means if a particular item is not available, if you desire, she can substitute that item with another similar item.  Of course, you can opt out of this option at checkout if you wish.  I personally think the back order and substitute options are simply brilliant.  My most recent order was not in stock at the time, however, I received my order from Bridie within 5 days of it being placed.  That is phenomenal service considering she had to re-order the items back in.  Bridie is truly a lovely lady to deal with.  I am very much looking forward to placing my next order with you Bridie.   Please do visit her shop and be sure to tell her that Crafty Loops sent you.

I bought my new Janome sewing machine at the start of 2017 and this company, Sewing Machines Direct and in particular, Russell who is the Company Director, went out of his way to accommodate me.  It is an incredible company with impeccable service and I look forward to dealing with them in the future.  I cannot recommend this company highly enough.  If you need a sewing machine, definitely get over to Sewing Machines Direct.


  1. Thank you so much for putting together this page. I live in Israel and can't get a lot of scrapbooking things - and I only want a few basic ones. I will check out these shops, but clearly, I need things shipped - bless you! I'll try to keep you updated on how things go... :-)

  2. I really appreciate you putting this list together. I hate trying out new stores, without a recommendation, no matter how good they sound. Theresa x


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