Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Christmas tree cards made from Kanban decoupage card kit

I managed to make three cards out of this beautiful Kanban Christmas Tree decoupage card kit. For the card above, I used an Kanban foiled A4 large card as the base card. I matted the main topper from the decoupage sheet in the kit onto toning green and gold card, and added the wreath, teddy and gift elements from the decoupage sheet to add dimension. A Christmas greetings topper and a ribbon completed the card.
The A5 card from the decoupage kit is above, I've mounted the chair, bow and greetings elements from the decoupage sheet with silicone adhesive to add dimension. I also added glitter highlights to the tree using a Sakura Quickie glue pen and green ultra fine art glitter.

The card below uses the tree topper from the decoupage sheet matted (with self adhesive foam) onto green and gold card and mounted onto a cream A5 card. A co-ordinating greetings topper finishes the card.
The Kanban kit that I used to make these cards is pictured below:
Each kit contains:
  • an A4 foiled & printed card creased to A5;
  • an A4 foiled, flittered and die cut decoupage sheet; and
  • a C5 envelope

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Christmas Kinetic Card Kits from Hunkydory

Hunkydory very kindly sent me a big box of samples recently, and I enjoyed making up these Kinetic cards.
Each kit contains foiled and die-cut elements to make 4 luxury kinetic cards:
  • Four pre-scored "Mountains and Valleys" card blanks;
  • Four precision die cut A4 mirror foil sheets
  • Four precision die cut foiled A4 background sheets
  • Four foiled and die cut toppers with sentiments
There are no instructions included with this kit, but the cards are easy to make, based on the one illustrated on the pack front. The main thing to be aware of is that the layers on the middle panel of the card start with a patterned layer of card, all other panels start with mirror card. You can see that the base layer of patterned card is missing from the centre panel of the card pictured above, which was the first card I made before I realised this.
The Festive Dreams kit from which these cards were made is pictured below. There is also a Sparkling Scenes kit, which features beautiful scenes and die cut snowflake design backing card.
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.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Foil Play gift vouchers

Struggling to think of a gift for a crafty friend or relative? How about a gift voucher from Foil Play - the recipient can have all the fun of choosing what they would like from the thousands of crafty goodies available on the Foil Play web site.

Vouchers can be purchased in £5.00 denominations up to the amount of your choice. Each gift voucher contains a unique code, which the recipient enters into the promotional code box when checking out their order at Foil Play.

Many thanks to the daughter of a customer, whose suggestion it was to offer Foil Play gift vouchers!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Oliver's Orchard die cut stackers, mega impressions and clear stamps from Buzzcraft

Brand new from Buzzcraft, you may have seen these cute Oliver's Orchard characters recently on the Create and Craft TV channel. Now you can select the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play!

There is a huge range of die cut A4 stacker sheets, each containing two 3D die-cut pyramage designs and a selection of co-ordinating borders and greetings design elements. Pop out the images from the sheet and stack them on top of each other using foam pads or silicone adhesive, to produce beautiful 3D pyramid style toppers. For a completely co-ordinated look, check out the matching selection of backing papers too.
Each Oliver's Orchard A3 Mega Impressions sheet contains die cut pieces to create one project, suitable for large (A5 or A4) cards. Borders and captions are also included on the sheet. The sheet is folded in half into A4.

The Mega Impressions and Stackers designs are all produced on luxurious 250 gsm acid free card and die cut, so no scissors are needed.
Oliver's Orchard A5 Clear Rubber Stamps sets each contain a mix of delightful character stamps and a selection of greetings captions and borders and come in beautiful packaging showing how they can be used.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Hello Kitty decoupage and toppers

You may have seen these great Hello Kitty decoupage designs demonstrated recently on the Create and Craft TV channel - now you can buy the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play.
There is a selection of cute decoupage, topper and matching background sheets to choose from.
Great for making cards for little girls - of any age!

Friday, 23 October 2009

Tumble Ted & Tizzy die cut decoupage

If you've enjoyed watching these cute characters which featured as the Pick of the Week on the Create & Craft TV channel last week, you can now purchase the individual Tumble Ted & Tizzy sheets of your choice at Foil Play!
Each die cut sheet contains a step by step 3D decoupage project, with co-ordinating design elements. Each decoupage sheet is packaged with a perfectly co-ordinating backing sheet.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Kanban: Lorelei Fairies, Woodland Matryoshka, Victorian Garden Stackers, Monochrome Shabby Chic

Lots of gorgeous new Kanban goodies are now in store at Foil Play, I've also stocked up on Christmas toppers, 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 a kit, you might like to stock up on a few extra of the designs you particularly like.

First up is a selection of cute Matryoshka woodland toppers - including some gorgeous owls, birds, dogs and cats. Each topper sheet comes in a pack with a sheet of perfectly co-ordinating cardstock.
The latest Lorelei designs are her beautiful fairies - there is a selection of topper sheets and some lovely Fairyscape backgrounds, which could be used for a wider variety of card projects too, like the very popular winter and everyday Artscapes designs.
Shabby Chic is back - this time the popular topper designs have been produced in monochrome, with some very chic co-ordinating cardstock. The toppers and many of the cardstock designs are foiled in silver, some have silver holographic foiling as an extra special touch.
If you loved the jewel collection of foiled mirri card and paper when it featured on QVC, many of the designs are now available at Foil Play in colour co-ordinated twin packs of foiled mirri card and pearlescent paper. If you want to add a touch of glamour to your cardmaking, look no further!
Last but not least, check out these beautiful Victorian floral stacker designs. Most of the stacker sheets come in a pack with a sheet of perfectly co-ordinating cardstock.
I do have a few additional sheets of the stackers and co-ordinating cardstock (not released to general retail) available individually - these are limited in stock though, so please don't delay if you like the look of them.

Update on Royal Mail industrial action

Royal Mail staff are continuing to take industrial action in areas of the UK during October 2009, with national strikes to be held on 22 and 23 October 2009, and more apparently to be held between 29 to 31 October. This may delay receipt of posted payments and delivery of your order both on actual strike days and afterwards (due to the backlog of mail).

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 orders will be processed and posted as quickly as possible.

Orders will not be posted on strike days or immediately beforehand (unless upgraded to Special Delivery), in order to minimise the risk of them being caught up in mail backlogs resulting from the strikes.

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

If you need your order urgently, you may wish to consider purchasing a Special Delivery shipping upgrade. Whilst normal delivery guarantees may be suspended during strike action, Special Delivery items will be prioritised by Royal Mail. Foil Play is offering upgrades to Special Delivery for half price if your order is over £50 and free if your order is over £100.

As another alternative, Foil Play is also offering the option of purchasing an upgrade to Courier delivery for £3.99, offered at half price if your order is over £50 and free if your order is over £100.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

New Paws-fur-a-Moment die cut stackers, mega-impressions and clear stamps from Buzzcraft

Brand new from Buzzcraft, you may have seen these cute Paws-fur-a-Moment cat and dog characters recently on the Create and Craft TV channel. Now you can select the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play!

There is a huge range of die cut A4 stacker sheets, each containing two 3D die-cut pyramage designs and a selection of co-ordinating borders and greetings design elements. Pop out the images from the sheet and stack them on top of each other using foam pads or silicone adhesive, to produce beautiful 3D pyramid style toppers.
Each Paws-fur-a-Moment A3 Mega Impressions sheet contains die cut pieces to create one project, suitable for large (A5 or A4) cards. Borders and captions are also included on the sheet. The sheet is folded in half into A4.

The Mega Impressions and Stackers designs are all produced on luxurious 250 gsm acid free card and die cut, so no scissors are needed.
Paws-fur-a-Moment A5 Clear Rubber Stamps sets each contain a mix of delightful character stamps and a selection of greetings captions and borders and come in beautiful packaging showing how they can be used.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Dufex cards for boys

I made three (very bright!) cards suitable for boys from one Dufex die cut decoupage sheet. For the base card stock, I simply folded sheets of red, orange and green A4 card in half to make A5 cards.
I used cuttlebug folders to emboss red and blue mirri card to make the mats, and cut oval mats out of silver mirri card using nestabilities dies.
The Dufex sheet used to make the cards is pictured below.
This sheet is available in a choice of either die cut or traditional step by step decoupage.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Nancy Watt Winter Collection

Check out these gorgeous ladies from Nancy Watt's new Winter collection - you may have seen them recently on the Create & Craft TV channel.

The collection contains six different ladies (Anne, Chloe, Dorial, Genevieve, Isabella and Ruby). Each decoupage sheet contains a step by step project suitable for a large card, a co-ordinating greeting and two co-ordinating toppers.
Also available in the range are two sheets of toppers and tags and a selection of perfectly co-ordinating backing papers.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Glittered stamped medallion card

I made this lushly glittered card for a card swap on the Craft Telly forum, using an Elusive Images mandala rubber stamp.

I stamped out the medallion image several times onto yellow card and heat embossed them in gold. I used a Sakura Quickie glue pen to fill in areas of the stamp design, one colour section at a time. I let the glue dry, then rubbed the glitter onto it and brushed off the excess. I only glittered sections of the medallion design that would be visible when the layers were mounted up.

When I finished glittering, I decoupaged the medallion layers and assembled and mounted it. The base card is a 6 x 6 inch card, covered with a co-ordinating DCWV paper and toning ribbon, embellished with a ribbon slide brad. As a finishing touch, I added a little bling.
I used purple, violet and lilac glitters, with a touch of green too. Foil Play stocks 35 colours of beautiful and very high quality ultra fine art glitter. The glitter is available in individual packs at the bargain price of 99p each, or in sets like the one pictured above, which offer further savings on the price per pack.