There's a lovely treasure of a shop in Ilkeston, on Station Road.
Andrea makes beautiful handmade cards and wedding stationery, as well as selling card making supplies, gifts, candles, oh all sorts. Oh, and yeah, she has a bit of my glass in there too!
They've recently created a website where you'll be able to buy many goodies online, if you can't make it into the town. Click here to go through: Dragonflies of Ilkeston
I wish her well; so many shops have struggled in this difficult financial climate and card-making and craft supplies are always up against the big guns who (just like with fruit and veg) can force down the prices to compete, but then when they've quashed the competition, they stop stocking, or they don't know anything about the products they're selling.
You'll not find that at Dragonflies. Andrea, Christine and the rest of the staff - sorry I don't know all your names! - are knowledgeable and extremely helpful, and will do their very best to find what you need (even if that sometimes means telling you to go the shop down the road!). You'll get good old fashioned proper customer service. And you might get a nice cuppa too!