Wednesday, 30 July 2008

TV demonstrations of Dufex Freestyle Christmas decoupage

I've had an email from Dufex today to say that Ideal World and Create and Craft will be featuring the Christmas Freestyle die cut decoupage designs as a ‘Pick of the Week’ from Sunday afternoon.

You can tune in to see the designs demonstrated on Create and Craft during the Pick of the Week show on Sunday 4 August and at various times throughout next week. There will also be a live show on Ideal World at midday on Wednesday 6 August.

Jolly Nation Christmas die cut decoupage

More Christmas goodies are in store at Foil Play, with 12 new Jolly Nation (formerly Paper Nation) Christmas A5 die cut decoupage sheets.

Each sheet contains two numbered projects and no scissors are needed, all you have to do is pop out the pieces and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to create eye catching 3D toppers for your card and craft projects.

If you wish, you can of course also co-ordinate the made up toppers with the matching backing sheets, available in both coloured and white versions for most characters.

As with all other papers from the Crafthouse Press, the sheets are acid and lignin free, so can also be used for scrapbooking as well as card making.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Patchwork Kingdom - Christmas Collection

The Patchwork Kingdom Christmas collection is new in at Foil Play!

These gorgeous A4 3D step by step decoupage papers and matching background sheets have been designed by Beth Hughes, the artist behind the hugely popular Jolly Nation (Paper Nation) range of decoupage and produced by the Crafthouse Press. They join the existing Woodland collection Patchwork Kingdom sheets.

Each 3D sheet features two decoupage projects of cute Christmas animals, and there is a co-ordinating backing paper available for each design.

The newly released Christmas collection features:
  • Reindeer;
  • Polar bears;
  • Robins;
  • Camels;
  • Penguins; and
  • Turkeys

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Kanban Just for Men die cut toppers - card examples

I set myself a mini challenge to make a card using each of the toppers from one A4 Kanban Just for Men toppers sheet (the beer and wine one). Here are the results, ranging from very simple to more detailed cards. I'm keen on cuttlebug embossing at the moment (I use the embossing folders in my Big Shot), so quite a few of the cards feature embossed panels. When mounting the toppers, I used self adhesive foam pads for the topper itself to add some dimension, and double sided adhesive tape for the other layers.

For the card above, I matted and layered the topper onto brown paper and gold glitter card, then mounted it onto a Textile Texture embossed burgundy card panel and applied that onto a gold card. I also added a Card Art greetings banner with self adhesive foam pads.
The card above is a gatefold card, made using a light peach coloured A4 cardstock, making an A5 sized card. I matted and layered the topper onto gold moondust card and brown paper, and mounted it onto a Spots and Dots embossed gold card panel.

I stuck the card panel to one side of the gatefold opening (using double sided adhesive tape) and adhered a Card Art greetings banner to the same side of the gatefold opening with double sided adhesive foam pads. I applied art deco peel off corners to each corner, and coloured these in using a copper Sakura stardust glitter gel pen.
This card was made using a blue A4 piece of cardstock, folded to make an A5 sized card. I matted and layered the topper onto brown paper and gold glitter card and applied to the card. I adhered a remnant of Jolly Nation Wine Man backing paper to the card with double sided adhesive tape, and finished this off with a straight gold peel off.

I decoupaged a character from another piece of the backing paper, and mounted him and a couple of Sizzix champagne glass die cuts with self adhesive foam pads, and added a large Happy Birthday peel off sticker.
A very simple card - I matted the topper onto gold moondust card, then onto red deckle edged card and applied a Happy Birthday peel off. I mounted that onto a D'Vine Swirl embossed white card panel, and mounted the panel onto a red pearlescent A6 sized card.
I matted the topper onto green card and gold glitter card, then applied to a cream pearlescent square card decorated with an ornare pricking pattern.
I picked out the rim of the glass with glue using a Sakura Quickie glue pen, and glittered it with crystal holographic ultra fine art glitter. I then matted and layered the topper onto gloss black and metallic blue card. I mounted a textured paper onto a blue A6 card, and secured with designer Crop-a-Dile eyelets, before adding the topper and a Card Art greetings banner. I finished off with an unusual ribbon, which is tied on the inside of the card.
Another very simple card - I matted the topper onto gold moondust card and green card, then mounted onto an A6 gold pearlescent card, adding a Card Art greetings banner with self adhesive foam pads.
The card is made from an A4 piece of blue card, folded in half to make an A5 size card. I matted the topper onto black gloss card and blue metallic card and mounted it onto a Spots and Dots embossed blue pearlescent card panel. I applied the panel to the card, and added a Card Art greetings banner with self adhesive foam pads.
I matted the topper onto burgundy gloss card, gold glitter card and a cream hammered effect deckle edged card, adding a Happy Birthday peel off. I applied this to a sage green card, and embellished the corners with gold corner peel offs.
I matted the topper onto gold moondust card and brown paper and mounted onto a Script Texture embossed cream card panel, adhering this to a stone coloured card and finishing with a Card Art greetings banner.
I matted the topper onto gold moondust card and a red deckle edged card, added a Happy Birthday peel off and mounted onto a red pearlescent A6 card. I finished off by embellishing the corners with gold art deco corner peel offs.
I matted and layered the topper on gold moondust card and brown paper, mounting onto a Perfect Paisley embossed pearlescent card panel and then onto a burgundy card. I finished off with a Card Art greetings banner.
I matted the topper onto burgundy gloss card and gold moondust card, then mounted on a Spots and Dots embossed burgundy card panel. I added a Happy Birthday peel off and mounted onto a stone card.
The card above is made from an A4 piece of orange card, folded in half to make an A5 sized card, I then covered it, leaving a small gap around the edges, with alphabet patterned paper from DCWV. I matted the topper onto gold moondust and red mirror card, then mounted onto a Script Texture embossed peach card panel and adhered to the card. I finished off with a Card Art greetings banner.
I matted the topper onto green card and gold glitter card, then applied to a green pearlescent square card decorated with an ornare pricking pattern. I finished the card off with some tiny oval gems, adhered using a Sakura Quickie glue pen.
This was the most elaborate card, made from a A3 piece of chocolate Stardream card, folded in half to make an A4 sized card. The topper was matted onto gold moondust card, chocolate paper and brown paper and gold linen effect card. I secured the last two layers using designer Crop-a-Dile eyelets, and threaded through a gold coloured ribbon and gold coloured beading (secured on the back with adhesive tape). A close up of the topper is below.

The lettering and numbers were created using stencils and a very glittery gold glitter card and mounted using self adhesive foam pads, I finished the card with a Card Art greetings banner and two die cut gold Sizzix champagne glasses.

Friday, 25 July 2008

Dufex die cut Christmas decoupage

Dufex die cut Christmas decoupage is now in store at Foil Play! There are two different sets: a selection of eight of the most popular existing Dufex designs, die cut and eight new Freestyle die cut decoupage sheets with co-ordinating backing papers.

All of the sheets are die cut, so there is no need for scissors - just push out the pieces and layer up with double sided adhesive pads to create stunning toppers for your craft projects.
The new Freestyle sheets include a great selection of religious, traditional and cute designs - something for everyone!
Each Freestyle sheet comes in a sealed pack, which also contains an instructions and ideas sheet and contains a great selection of pictures, borders, panels and greetings, plus lots of extra embellishments.

You can choose different elements to use together on a project, or combine them with other craft products to create your own distinctive designs.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Craft Creations step by step decoupage sheets

These step by step decoupage sheets from British company Craft Creations are very high quality, yet only 49p a sheet at Foil Play! Each acid and lignin free sheet contains a step by step decoupage project plus co-ordinating design elements.
The sheets are suitable for a wide range of occasions, designs include:
These are traditional decoupage sheets, so scissors are needed! Cut out the step by step elements and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to create beautiful, detailed 3D toppers for your card and craft projects.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

DuoTwists - brand new die cut 3D twisted pyramid decoupage from G18

Hot off the press at Foil Play today are these brand new DuoTwists sheets from G18 - produced on luxurious 170 gsm silk paper to add a touch of class to any project - and die cut, so no scissors are needed!
Each A4 die cut DuoTwists sheet contains two inspirational and unique twisted decoupage designs and co-ordinating background panels. Pop out the numbered images from the sheet and stack them on top of each other using foam pads at a slightly twisted angle, to produce a really unusual style of decoupage.
There are 20 great designs in the range so far, 10 Christmas designs and 10 everyday designs. The everyday sheets include male themed designs, pets, flowers and butterflies, whilst the Christmas designs range from traditional to abstract to cute - something for everyone!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

New peel off sticker sheets

I've added some new peel off sticker sheets to Foil Play today. New sheets include:
These snowflake borders are available in white or silver, there are also some new holly border sheets in gold and silver.
I've restocked some of the most popular oriental designs, including these gorgeous dragons, available in a choice of colourways.
Peel off sticker sheets are a inexpensive yet a very versatile addition to your crafting stash. For hints and tips on getting the best out of them, check out this previous blog post.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Summer savings at Foil Play!

Check out the summer savings at Foil Play! Jolly Nation (formerly Paper Nation) step by step decoupage sheets are reduced from 70p to 59p a sheet, co-ordinating backing sheets are reduced from 45p to 35p a sheet.

This popular range has a huge variety of both human and animal characters to choose from, with co-ordinating backing sheets.
Photopics step by step decoupage sheets are reduced from 85p to 69p a sheet.

These sheets are great for larger cards - you can use them to produce 3D toppers which would be great as the focal point for an A5 or A4 sized card.
Sugar Snips Stack-its and step by step sheets are reduced from 75p to 49p a sheet - grab a bargain while stocks last!
Magic motifs are reduced from £1.49 a pack to 99p a pack. Use them with rub on foils, glitter, flock or sand to add texture and glitz to your craft projects. Sheets of flock are also reduced from £1.20 to 99p a sheet.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Foil Play DT Challenge: foiled whimsical unicorn and Madonna cards

Fabrizio also very kindly agreed to take part in the Foil Play Design Team Challenge - his partner, Vince, has produced these exquisite cards with foiled accents, thank you Fab and Vince!
These gorgeous cards were made using public domain images, with foiled highlights adding colour and texture.
Check out Fabrizio's blog too, to see how Vince has enhanced and zinged up some patterned scrapbooking papers by adding foiled highlights - more gorgeousness!

Foil Play DT Challenge: foiled and glittered cards from Rainbowwand and Marzipan

A little while ago I asked some talented crafters to produce some foiled and glittered samples, to showcase Foil Play's rub on foils and ultra fine glitters. These cards are the first Design Team challenge samples produced by Marzipan and Rainbowwand from the CraftTelly forum - thank you, ladies!

Marzipan produced the elegant card above for a card swap with a chic theme. The card features a pair of co-ordinating borders in hot pink and burgundy rub on foil, to complement the stamped evening dress image used as the card's centrepiece. The borders were made by adhering double sided self adhesive tape to the card, removing the top layer, then pressing over and rubbing on the foil, shiny side up.
Rainbowwand produced the beautiful card above for a card swap with a tag theme. She has highlighted the edge of the tag and elements of the background image with rose pink glitter, using a Sakura Quickie glue pen.
Here are two more gorgeous cards from Rainbowwand featuring ultra fine glitters. Both cards feature images stamped onto acetate using a Stazon inkpad, the acetate has then been glittered on the reverse side, before being mounted on the project.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

New Dufex Freestyle die cut decoupage sheets

Dufex have recently released some delicious new Freestyle every day die cut decoupage sheets and co-ordinating backing sheets. There are 8 sheets in the collection:
  • Egyptian;
  • Music;
  • Birthday gifts and balloons;
  • Teddies and flowers;
  • Roses;
  • DIY;
  • Beauty products; and
  • Cute fairies
The sheets are die cut, so there is no need for scissors - just push out the pieces to create your project.

Each sheet comes in a sealed pack, which also contains an instructions and ideas sheet and contains a great selection of pictures, borders, panels and greetings, plus lots of extra embellishments.

You can choose different elements to use together on a project, or combine them with other craft products to create your own distinctive designs.

More new goodies are on the way from Dufex by the end of July - I saw the new Christmas sheets today. These include a selection of the existing Christmas step by step decoupage range produced as die cut sheets, and new Freestyle decoupage die cut designs (with matching backing papers).