Saturday, 26 January 2008

Jolly Nation - the new name for Paper Nation


The Crafthouse Press has announced this week that during 2008 it will be gradually phasing out the 'Paper Nation' logo and re-naming the range to 'Jolly Nation'. The reason is that the popular range has hugely expanded, with characters now featuring on new products including rubber stamps, cross stitch kits (from Coats Crafts), books and bone china mugs (from Hudson & Middleton).

A range of 24 completely new decoupage characters was premiered last week on QVC. All are available to purchase now at Foil Play (with co-ordinating background papers), ahead of the general release of these sheets on 18 February.

The new characters are:
  • Pets - Spaniel and Yorkshire Terrier, Pedigree cats, and German Shepherd West Highland Terrier and Old English Sheepdog;
  • Girls - Little Pussycat Girl, Little Sunflower Girl, Nurse Girl, Princess Girl and Rabbit Girl;
  • Boys - Dinosaur Boy, Knight Boy, Little messy boy, Little Pedal Car Boy and Pirate Boy;
  • Couples - Ballrooom dancers (pictured above), Caravan Couple, Hikers, walkers and Sports Car Couple;
  • Ladies - Perfect Housewife, Luxury Bath Woman and Business Woman; and
  • Men - Businessman, Computer Man, Firefighter, Fireman and TV Remote Man.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

More January Sale bargains

Many more bargains added today to the Foil Play January sale:

- an extra 40% off rub ons (reduced from 85p)

- 30% off Stix 2 seed beads & fine glitter (reduced from £2.49)

- 17.5% off Dufex Chistmas stickers (normally £1.20)

- 18% off Christmas glitter card (normally 80p)

- an extra 16.5% off clearance See D stamps (reduced from £4.50)

- an extra 12.5% off clearance clear stamps (reduced from £7.99)

- extra savings of up to 16.5% on Elusive Images unmounted stamps

- 16.5% off Christmas templates (reduced from £4.50)

- extra savings of up to 22.5% on Elusive Images mounted stamps

- 25% off Christmas self adhesive fabrics (normally £1.99)

- up to 50% off crafting papers (reduced from 50p)

- 50% off tea bag papers (reduced from 50p)

Brass charms galore!


Lots of new brass charms are available now at Foil Play, from as little as 10p each. There are charms covering many different themes, including sport, fashion, flowers, hearts, religious, new baby, Easter, Christmas, animals and many more.

You can tie or sew the charms to your card, scrapbooking or other craft projects to create eye catching and dimensional accents. The charms can be used also with the loop intact to create earrings, jewellery etc. The loop can be removed if you wish by clipping it off with pliers, or broken off by bending it back and forth.

Friday, 18 January 2008

Lots of new Dufex individual toppers and postcards

Lots of new Dufex individual toppers and postcard prints are now in store at Foil Play. These beautiful images can either be used as a flat topper for your card and craft projects or for decoupage projects (layering up decoupaged elements with foam pads from several prints of the same image).

A wide range of images is available, including fantasy scenes with dragons, unicorns and fairies, native american indians, animals (including wolves, panther, lions, tigers, horses, cats, dogs, dolphins and swans), religious themes, Christmas, new baby, marine, fashion, floral and more.

Some of the prints (like the one below) contain several different images - you can either use the whole print or cut out the different elements to produce several smaller toppers.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Bargains galore in the January sale!

There are lots of crafting bargains to be had in the Foil Play January sale:

- 25% off individual packs of ultra fine glitter (usually 99p a pack)

- 25% off individual rub on foils (usually 99p each)

- Over 25% off Christmas peel off stickers (usually 69p each)

- 25% off embossed & gilded Christmas decoupage (usually 85p each)

- 25% off step by step Christmas decoupage sheets (usually 75p each)

- 33% off Mamelok Christmas scraps (usually 45p each)

- Savings on rub on foil selection sets

- Up to 40% off Clutter sheets (usually 75p each)

- Over 20% off selected Victorian 'Golden Age' decoupage (usually 70p each)

- 16% off TBZ die cut decoupage (usually £1.50 each)

- 50% off Christmas embellishments (down from 99p)

- 50% off 3D stickers (down from 99p)

I will be adding more sale bargains as January continues, to clear the decks and make way for more new crafting goodies during 2008.

If you haven't tried foiling or the ultra fine art glitters before, now would be a great time to have a go at sale prices. Dare I mention also that it's also a great time to stock up on bargain Christmas crafting goodies ready for next year!