Saturday, 26 July 2014


In the UK, there's this shop called The Works (link to their website here). I kind of accidentally stumbled into one of their stores whilst holiday shopping and found that they sold quite a large selection of books, stationery and craft supplies at seriously reduced prices. One amazing offer that I noticed was The Song of Ice and Fire entire book collection for £29.99 - reduced from £65!

So naturally, my parents and I spent a long time looking around for some more of these fantastic deals. My mum grabbed three cookbooks for £1.99 each, one of which is for students - that one'll definitely come in handy in September ;) - and my dad picked up a motorbiking book. I grabbed some craft paper and materials in this vintage design for 99p...

…and a small canvas for £1.99.

I also spotted this really cool book called Textura: Valencia Street Art. It's about the graffiti and wall art all over the city of Valencia. What persuaded me to buy this book is that it's written in both English and Spanish - two columns of text, each written in one of the two languages. As I'm going on holiday this year to Spain, I thought I'd try and gain some of my Spanish vocabulary and translation skills back, by reading the Spanish and then if I get stuck, I can take a sneaky peek at the English! The RRP for this book was about £25, but I somehow snatched it up for £3.99!

This is all I bought in the store, but the person at the till also gave me a points card to register when I got home. This was the moment when I realised "omg they have an online store I'm totally gonna buy everything they have" and I pretty much did just that! I ordered a load of craft supplies and other bits and bobs from their website, which probably would have cost me about £20-30 if I'd got it all from Hobbycraft. As it is, I only paid £8.77 for all the stuff I'm about to show you! So here goes:

I got this really cool London Underground wrapping paper for 59p...

…ten sheets of this really good quality black card for 99p…

…these little flipbooks with cute designs inside, each for 99p…

…this cool textured paper in five different colours for 99p…

…these pads of paper in different designs, each for 99p…

…this 2014 calendar and diary for 25p (both together!)…

…and lastly this magazine with tons of Photoshop tutorials inside for £1.99.

I'm absolutely chuffed with the stuff that I ordered, especially because they were such bargains! If any of you are interested in ordering things from their online store too, it says on their website here that they ship to mostly just the UK and Northern Ireland, but they can also deliver to the rest of Ireland, Canada, Australia and the USA.

Once I'd actually made my order, I got sent a code for 20% off your first order to share with friends, so I thought - why not share it on my blog? To get this discount, just type into the promotional code box at the checkout: RCF20, or alternatively you can click this link here. This discount code expires on 19th August 2014, so get your orders in quick if you want to benefit from it!

Also, occasionally The Works will have a week or a weekend where they'll give you a code for free delivery on all orders or a different percentage discount, so keep your eyes peeled for these on their website, as they might be better than the 20% code I've given you. I don't think, however, that you can use multiple promotional codes on the same order, so just calculate it all out to see which code would be better for you :)

Have any of you bought stuff from The Works before? If not, where do you go to get cheaper books and craft supplies?

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.


  1. Ashley Llewellyn26 July 2014 at 23:05

    Ooh that London underground wrapping paper looks so cute! :)

  2. Haha I know right? I just wish there were more than two sheets of it... :/ but I can't really complain - it only cost me 59p! :D


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