Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Fat Cat & Co and Furry Friends, Art Nouveau & Oriental Garden stack-its

You may have seen many of these designs from Doolicraft demonstrated on the Create & Craft TV shopping channel, now you can select the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play.
Fat Cat & Co Christmas packs contain cute die cut decoupage designs teamed with co-ordinating backing papers, perfect for larger cards.
Also perfect for larger cards is a great selection of new stack-its pyramid design die cut decoupage including:

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Spider-Man and 70 years of Marvel Comics A4 cards

I was very cheeky and asked to take photos of these two Marvel-ous cards when the agent for the products visited recently - thank you Alan!
Both are A4 in size, so these are cards designed to make a big impact! Both cards make use of the co-ordinating retro design backing papers, the top card also features a section of the coloured co-ordinating acetate.
The centre pieces for both cards have been created using Marvel step by step decoupage sheets. The images are designed for larger cards, and are quick and easy to cut out.
The decoupage sheets used to create each card are also pictured, along with the X-Men backing paper.
The Marvel range includes die cut twisters, die cut invertage and pyramage, traditional step by step large designs, coloured acetate and high quality retro design backing papers to produce a completely co-ordinated look. It includes a wide selection of designs, featuring Marvel favourites Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, X-Men, the Fabulous Four and more.

You can either purchase the sheets of your choice individually, or go for a multipack, containing all of the designs.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Cards made with Flower Fairies toppers

Here are a few cards that I made with Flower Fairies toppers - a few sets are still available as a free gift at Foil Play if you place an order for £20 or more.
I have matted and layered up all of the toppers using square or labels Nestabilities dies and self adhesive foam pads. The first two cards are 5 x 7 inch cards. I have rounded the edges of both the cards and the large matt - on the top card this is pearlescent card embossed with a cuttlebug die and on the second, a piece of handmade textured paper. I have added ribbon to both cards and a flower with a Kanban pearl gem centre to the first one.
The next two cards are 6 x 6 inches. The one above has been covered with a Hot off the Press paper and a toning tag added. The one below has been covered with a DCWV paper and embellished with a self adhesive Anna Griffin paper ribbon.
Flower Fairies toppers (pictured below) are available as a free gift option at Foil Play if you spend over £20 or more.
If you spend over £20 in a single transaction, visit the free gifts section of the website, and just add the gift of your choice to your order basket. The offer applies to website purchases only, while stocks of individual gifts last.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Strictly Come Dancing card from Hunkydory

Here's a topical and fun card that I made using a Hunkydory die cut decoupage sheet - Dance Romance from the Not Strictly Dancing range.

I popped out the decoupage elements from the die cut sheet and layered them up using self adhesive foam pads. I matted the decoupage topper using co-ordinating yellow cardstock and mounted it onto a 5 x 7 inch Remake card from K&Co. I finished the card with a strip of card in a complementary colour and a greetings topper.
Foil Play stocks a wide range of goodies from Hunkydory, to help you to create beautiful cards, including die cut and traditional decoupage, die cut toppers, rubber stamps and more. If the name isn't familiar, you will probably have seen Hunkydory products on the Create & Craft TV shopping channel, presented by Cardcraft Plus.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Get well card made with Le Suh decoupage

Traditional step by step decoupage can be very therapeutic. I enjoyed cutting out the decoupage elements for this simple Get Well card, made for a German Shepherd dog owner. I layered up the elements using self adhesive foam pads.

I used an A6 pearlescent card, and matted the decoupage topper onto silver mirri card. I finished the card with a self adhesive Anna Griffin ribbon border and a peel off greeting sticker.
The Le Suh decoupage sheet that I used to make the card is pictured above.

Foil Play stocks many Le Suh decoupage sheets, covering a wide range of subjects and occasions. Each Le Suh sheet contains two traditional step by step decoupage projects, which fit beautifully onto standard A6 sized cards.

Thursday, 24 September 2009

More Christmas cards made with Hunkydory die cut toppers

Some more cards made using Hunkydory die cut toppers, this time from the Christmas Wish sheet, from the Christmas Wishes range.

I used the largest topper and a greetings topper from the sheet on the 8 x 10" card above. I covered the card with Hot off the Press papers, with dark green organza ribbon over the join. To finish off the card, I added a couple of swirls, die cut from gold mirri card and adhered using a Sakura Quickie glue pen, which is great for sticking all sorts of fiddly items.
The topper used on the card above is half of a tag topper - I added a ribbon bow to cover the silver circle in the top left hand corner. The card is a 6 x 6 inch card, covered with a pearlescent paper. I matted and layered the topper using rectangular nesties and finished the card using an organza ribbon, tied in a bow.
The very simple card above was made using a deckle edged 6 x 6 inch card. A picture and greeting topper have been mounted onto it using self adhesive foam pads, with a co-ordinating ribbon bow added to the picture topper.
The cards above and below are both 5 x 7 inch cards, covered with Hot off the Press papers and embellished with green organza ribbon. The toppers have been mounted onto mats made using long rectangle nestabilities, and the foiled greetings are from Hunkydory Christmas greetings die cut topper sheets.
The foiled and die cut Hunkydory topper sheet that I used to make the cards is pictured below.
Each topper sheet contains a selection of picture and greetings toppers for your card craft projects, so you can make several cards from each sheet. Toppers can be matted and layered or mounted with foam pads or silicone adhesive for extra dimension.

New G18 designs and special offer bumper packs

New die cut pyramage decoupage designs from G18 are now in store at Foil Play. These include beautiful Mystical Mermaids, a new Fantasy Fairies design and some lovely new large format Christmas Wishes pyramage designs, which are ideal for larger cards
Foil Play also has a limited number of special offer bumper packs of G18 Christmas designs. Choose a pack of ten Snapshots, DuoTwists or large format pyramage designs for £8.49, and save £1.41 compared to buying the sheets individually! These packs contain the same sheets offered on the Create & Craft TV channel earlier this month (the Create & Craft packs contain two of each of the ten designs in each pack).
G18 will feature again on Create & Craft TV next Tuesday morning - 9.00 am on 29 September. This is G18's second time on Create & Craft and Kerry Kerslake will be demonstrating live on the day with samples and hints and tips to make your cards even more fantastic.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Say it with flowers! Cards made with Redhotbed die cut decoupage

I made these two pretty floral cards using Redhotbed die cut decoupage. The cards are 5 x 7 inch Remake cards from K&Co, I thought the colours complemented the decoupage designs.

I made up the decoupage toppers by popping out the elements from the die cut sheet and layering them up with foam pads. I then matted and layered the toppers using co-ordinating cardstock. I finished off each card with a Card Art greetings banner.
The Redhotbed die cut decoupage sheet that I used to make the cards from is pictured below.
Foil Play stocks a wide range of Redhotbed goodies, including die cut decoupage, pyramage, tunnel decoupage, Clutter, Christmas and everyday topper sheets. There are designs suitable for a wide variety of occasions, including floral, children, male, cute, Christmas and everyday.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Comic book heroes - a Marvel-ous card with the Fantastic Four

I made this fun card using a Marvel step by step decoupage sheet. The images are designed for larger cards, and are quick and easy to cut out.

The A5 card above is made from an A4 sheet of Prussian blue pearlescent card folded in two. I matted both the decoupage and greetings toppers onto silver mirri card before mounting them onto the card.
The Marvel decoupage sheet that I used to make the card is pictured above.

The Marvel range includes die cut twisters, die cut invertage and pyramage, traditional step by step large designs, coloured acetate and high quality retro design backing papers to produce a completely co-ordinated look. It includes a wide selection of designs, featuring Marvel favourites Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, X-Men, the Fabulous Four and more.

You can either purchase the sheets of your choice individually, or go for a multipack, containing all of the designs.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Christmas cards made with Hunkydory die cut toppers

I had fun making these Christmas cards, using the Hunkydory die cut topper sheet In the Snow, from the Christmas Festive Fantasy range, which features a unicorn and foal.

I used the largest topper and a greetings topper from the sheet on the 8 x 10" card above, the card is covered with a Basic Grey paper. I embossed some white pearlescent card using the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder, and edged it using straight peel off border stickers. To finish off the card, I added a couple of swirls, die cut from silver mirri card and adhered using a Sakura Quickie glue pen, which is great for sticking all sorts of fiddly items.
I thought I'd go for an alternative colour scheme on the card above, using a 6 x 6 inch backing paper. The topper is mounted onto light blue card and silver mirri card, the mats made using rectangular nestabilities. The topper used is half of a tag topper - I added a ribbon bow to cover the silver circle in the top left hand corner. To finish the card, I added some toning grosgrain ribbon and co-ordinating flowers with brad centres.
A very simple card - the 6 x 6 inch card has been covered with a toning backing paper and finished with a dark blue organza ribbon tied into a bow.
The cards above and below are 5 x 7 inch cards, covered with co-ordinating Hot off the Press papers and the toppers mounted onto mats made using long rectangle nestabilities. I embellished the card below with a stamped swirl, and rounded the corners of the card using a corner chomper.
The foiled and die cut Hunkydory topper sheet that I used to make the cards is pictured below.
Each topper sheet contains a selection of picture and greetings toppers for your card craft projects, so you can make several cards from each sheet. Toppers can be matted and layered or mounted with foam pads or silicone adhesive for extra dimension.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

New Kanban Christmas, Loralie and Matryoshka dolls goodies

Lots of gorgeous new Kanban goodies are now in store at Foil Play, including plenty of delicious Christmas cardstock and embellishments. As always, at Foil Play you can pick and choose the designs that you like and will actually use, rather than investing in a huge kit. If you already have the kit, you might like to stock up on a few extra of the designs you particularly like. P&P is free on all orders over £5.00.
Firstly, new Christmas colourways for the Duo Reflections range, a series of perfectly co-ordinating card, acetate and printed mirri card. For Christmas, there is also a selection of co-ordinating die cut reflective ribbons and tags.

The Christmas duo reflections designs are:
  • Starburst Swirls in aqua & navy;
  • Holly Swirls in pink & purple;
  • Swirls & Stars in silver & red; and
  • Twinkling Stars in gold & green.
Four new Christmas greetings topper sheets are available: monochrome or red & green small tartan tags and large Christmas verses in either blue or red and green. Greetings toppers can provide the finishing touch to your project, the large verse toppers could form the centrepiece.
The everyday Artscape card sheets have proved very popular and make great backings for scenes using Patchwork Pals (kits which are exclusive to QVC at present). Four lovely new winter designs are now available:
  • Winter Fence;
  • Winter Wall;
  • Winter Brick Wall; and
  • Winter Dale (pictured above).
These gorgeous snowflake embellishments would make a beautiful finishing touch. Each self adhesive snowflake is delicately glittered, with a gem centre. Two of the snowflakes have tiny gems at the edges too.
I now have all of the beautiful reflective and pearlescent card designs in stock from the recent QVC Craft Day card option TSV. Some designs are limited stock, as not all are available to retail. There is a delicious selection of foiled and printed designs. You can use the whole sheet folded for a really luxurious A5 card blank, or use smaller amounts as design elements or for matting and layering to bring a touch of elegance and sparkle to more cards.
The new reflective and pearlescent card co-ordinates beautifully with all the die cut Christmas topper sheets already in stock from the QVC Craft Day toppers option TSV (available at QVC on waitlist only).
Looking for something quirky and different? Try the Loralie designs Ladycats and Gypsy Chic die cut topper sheets.
There is a selection of Christmas and everyday Ladycats sheets and gorgeous co-ordinating background card is available for both the Ladycats and Gypsy Chic designs.
Matryoshka Dolls are also new - you may have seen these in another QVC sell out kit (available at QVC on waitlist only). These cute foiled and die cut topper sheets and co-ordinating card are ideal for cards for children, featuring cute farm yard animals, spaceships (pictured above) frogs, bees, pirates, gnomes and lollipop kids.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Update on Royal Mail industrial action

Royal Mail staff are continuing to take industrial action in areas of the UK during September 2009. This may delay receipt of posted payments and delivery of your order both on actual strike days and afterwards (due to the backlog of post).

More information about the strike action and its likely impact is available on the Royal Mail website here. Foil Play remains open for business during the strikes, and will continue to promptly despatch your orders daily.

Foil Play apologises for the any delays in receipt of your purchases or inconvenience caused by this industrial action.

If your order is needed urgently, you may wish to consider purchasing a Special Delivery shipping upgrade, as Special Delivery is being prioritised by Royal Mail.

Foil Play is also now offering the option of purchasing an upgrade to Courier delivery, offered at half price if your order is over £50 and free if your order is over £100.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Hunkydory die cut toppers, decoupage, classic creations cards and step by step decoupage

Lots of delicious new goodies are now in store at Foil Play from Hunkydory, to help you to create beautiful cards. If the name isn't familiar, you will probably have seen Hunkydory products on the Create & Craft TV shopping channel, presented by Cardcraft Plus.

First in are some gorgeous new die cut Christmas topper sheets - joining the Christmas topper sheets released earlier this year.
There are lots of new die cut decoupage designs. New craft & hobbies sheets include:
  • art & craft;
  • body & mind;
  • computing & geneaology;
  • flowers & gardening
New designs in the sporting greats range feature horseracing, rugby, motorbiking, cycling, Formula One and rally cars.
There are four new Nativity themed Christmas die cut decoupage sheets.
The Floral Elegance die cut decoupage range also has four new Christmas designs, featuring beautiful poinsettias and roses.
If you like elegant ladies, check out the festive fashionistas - very stylish! With two fashionistas per sheet, these en vogue ladies of the 20'a and 30's are all dressed up in their winter finery, ready to celebrate the festive season. All sheets are A4 silk-art 300gsm acid-&-lignin free stock and die-cut for ease of use.
Pyramage is not forgotten, with a selection of die cut twisted pyramage designs. Featuring both children and adults, Father Christmas and beautiful winter scenes, these traditional twisted pyramount designs are die-cut for ease of use.
For something new, check out these tunnel decoupage sheets. Each large-format design is four layers deep and die-cut for ease of use.
Each die cut Christmas greetings sheet contains a wide array of festive greetings to put the finishing touches to your cards.
For something else different, what about these lovely decoupage card kits - each A4 card sheet contains a die cut card and additional decoupage elements - available in a choice of baubles or trees.
Step by step decoupage is also available, new Paper Fun sheets include both Traditional Christmas and Snowy Animals designs.
The Traditional Christmas sheets each contain two projects, whilst the Snowy Animals sheets have one, intended for larger card projects (A5 or larger).
If you prefer more intricate cards, you may like the embroidery art topper sheets - each A4 sheet features four different topper designs, two small and two large that can be pricked and embroidered with metallic threads, then mounted on to a blank card to finish. Each topper design has the pricking and stitching patterns printed on in white. Each sheet also includes a selection of greetings toppers.

If you prefer to stamp and colour your own images, have a look at the Clearly STAMPS... range, which features favourite characters from the Paper Laughs decoupage range, including Golden Oldies, Handsome Hunks, Luscious Ladies, Tipsy Adults and Sporting Blunders.