I know there are some scrapstore in the UK that sell scrapitems. Perhaps do a google for them?
I also know we here in Holland have a lot of online scrapstores that also sell to Europe. Sending packages to Europe isnt as expensive as from USA to Ireland. Perhaps an idea?
I also know that there are stores in UK that sell very basic post bound albums in a single colour, might be a great idea to decorate them in your own style. Me mum does that too when she cant find the style she wants.
Just a few ideas...