Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kreadoe 2015

Last weekend it was that time of year again for my oldest sister and I to visit the big craft fair Kreadoe in Utrecht. We go there every year so if you want to read about previous visits you can visit my other posts here: 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

This year we arrived a little later than other years so I didn't really take the time to take any photographs at the fair itself, but for an impression of that just visit my older posts and you'll get the general idea. The place is huge and stuffed with all kinds of craft supplies you can possibly imagine and then some.

I do however want to share my loot of this year, because this is the one time a year I go all out when it comes to buying supplies. I do this by saving bigger coins all year round and then exchanging those for paper money right before I go and then I can just spend what I want without having to worry about it. It's a really good little system for me, haha.

Anyway, here's my Kreadoe Loot of 2015!

One cute fabric bag that I just couldn't resist.

Fun fabric that I bought for the imagery that I hope to use in postcards and collages.

Ribbons, because you can never have too many (I'm sticking with that philosophy no matter what!).
 
Big square envelopes for my Snail Mail Listers.

Some stamps and some journaling cards.

A few more stencils for my growing collection of alphabets.

Pretty papers. I bought the right one just because of the cute foxes!

Three die cut blocks that I will cut apart for my collages and snail mail and maybe even for the journal.

Stickers!


I have filled three dylusions journals so far, so you can imagine my joy when I found out they now make square ones.

And of course some washi tape! You don't want to know how many tapes I didn't buy! ;-)

All in all I'm pretty pleased with my buys. It's not like I needed any of this stuff of course, because, let's face it, I have an art supply treasure store in my own studio. But it's nice to add a few new things every now and then and I am no stranger to buyer's high when it comes to my creative supplies. Once a year I need my fix! Better this than shoes or other such nonsense, haha! And, believe it or not, after all this I still had about a hundred euro's left that is going straight back into my piggy bank for next year. It's a win win situation.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my loot and I wish you a wonderful and artsy day!


10 comments:

  1. Oh wat leuke spulletjes allemaal , ik zie je al in je 'pollekes' (=handjes) wrijven van gelukzaligheid haha.. ik vind de 'uiltjes' zak onweerstaanbaar mooi , de 'die cut blocks' dat ken ik niet ..ik voel de kriebels al tot hier ... heel veel plezier er mee ..
    ps. de 'piggy bank' schitterend idee !

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    1. De die cut blocks zijn eigenlijk een soort bijna kant-en-klare sets om 3D kaarten van te maken, maar dat doe ik dus niet. Ik gebruik ze gewoon voor de mooie plaatjes en papiertjes die erin zitten. Het is voor mij gewoon een andere bron voor beeldmateriaal voor mijn collages, kaarten en journal.
      Ja, munten sparen tikt best aan over een jaar en je merkt er eigenlijk nauwelijks iets van. Precies goed voor dit soort gelegenheden. ;-)

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  2. Wat een geweldige buit weer dit jaar. Leuk dat Doctor Who lint en de stempels met de dagen en maanden!

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    1. Dat Tardis lint zag ik vorig jaar bij een facebookvriendin die het op de Kreadoe had gekocht, dus dit jaar heb ik er expres naar gespeurd en dus gevonden. ;-)

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  3. A day with your sister and shopping too? Sounds like an AWESOME day to me! : )

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    1. One of the best days of the year Debi! ;-)

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  4. Sounds like such a fun day. I'm loving all your loot, especially those square journals which I have in a cart on a web site but haven't finished the purchase yet - waiting to make sure I have the money to pay when the credit card statements come in. It will be soon - very soon. lol. Enjoy your new products.....Linda E.

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    1. Hope you get your hands on these journals soon Linda, they really are lovely!

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  5. Leuke aankopen Caatje, ik moest een beetje lachen want ik 'spot' dingetjes die ik ook heb! We hebben wel een beetje dezelfde smaak soms (niet wat de linten en afbeeldingen/figuurtjes-op-stof betreft, en ook art journals koop ik nooit maar bind ik liever zelf) Maaruh... de 'lijntjes-stempel' (met de afvink-hokjes) en de centimeter-tape.. die zitten ook in mijn collectie! Al met al een prachtige score dit jaar meis, geniet ervan - dan genieten wij weer mee van al het moois dat je ermee gaat maken!

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    1. Ik zal van alles zeker nog lang plezier hebben, haha! ;-)

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