Sunday, 24 October 2010

Gentleman's Journey card from Hunkydory

Continuing on the travel theme (is it really over a week since I last blogged? - slapped wrists for me!), here's a very simple card that I made from the Hunkydory A Gentleman's Journey card kit (pictured below).
The base card is 6 x 6 inches and I've used a Papermania pearlised paper for the background. It's actually a Christmas sheet, but I thought the colours co-ordinated particularly well with the topper.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Bon Voyage card with Crafthouse Press papers & mini postcards

Angie made this classy collaged Bon Voyage card using a Crafthouse Press art paper background and a selection of mixed ephemera, including a couple of Crafthouse Press mini postcards - wouldn't you love to get a great card like this before a long trip!
The Crafthouse Press vintage maps paper that Angie used is pictured above.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Kanban Winter Wonderland Christmas cards

I made these two Christmas cards using a Kanban die cut decoupage toppers sheet and background papers from a Crafts Too 6 x 6 inch paper pad.
Both cards are 6 x 6 inches, the snowman card has also been embellished with a scattering of Kanban Bling.
The Kanban Winter Wonderland, Winter Friends, red sheet that I used is pictured above, and the Crafts Too designer Christmas paper pack is pictured below.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

New La Pashe Trinitage pop up decoupage

Eight new La Pashe Trinitage pop up Christmas decoupage designs are hot off the presses and in store at Foil Play! The first selection of eight designs sold out very quickly, I've stocked up on these too.

A template and instructions sheet is included with every purchase of Trinitage decoupage - La Pashe has also made a video showing how to complete these new and unusual cards:

I've also stocked up on La Pashe Framin' Christmas decoupage which is proving very popular too. If you're looking for a bargain, check out the La Pashe Twelve Dames of Christmas decoupage, which have been reduced to clear.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Cards made with Kanban Westie Concept card

Angie made these two cute Westie dog cards from a Kanban concept card sheet. As you can see, the design is equally suitable for both Christmas and everyday occasion cards.
For the Christmas card, Angie also used Kanban self adhesive greetings ribbons, mitred at the corners. The card is beautifully finished with a bow and a little Christmas greenery.
The paw print ribbon from Angie's stash is a perfect addition to the second card - I wish I could tie bows as beautifully as the one on this card! As you can see, Angie cut the card element of the sheet in two, and used the back part as the background mat for the second card.
The Kanban die cut concept card sheet that Angie made both of these cads from is pictured above - a very similar design is also available with a green tartan background. Both have now been discontinued by Kanban, but I still have some in stock at Foil Play, they are a bargain at only 89p a sheet.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Kanban Native American cards

I made these two cards from the Kanban Native American collection, which includes copper foiled die cut image and greetings toppers, self adhesive paper ribbons and background card. I used Buffalo Hide card for the background of the card above, and foiled Buffalo Stitch card for the background of the one below.
Both cards are 8 x 8 inches square, and I used 6 x 6 inch Papermania papers as mats for the toppers, edged with thin copper self adhesive strips from the self adhesive ribbon sheet.
The Kanban Warriors and Hunters die cut toppers sheet that I used to make these cards is pictured above.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Kanban Aphrodite & Yvette Jordan Ladies, Classic Cars and English Riviera

Lots of delicious new Kanban goodies are now in store at Foil Play, which you may have seen recently on QVC. First up are the gorgeous English Riviera die cut topper and concept packs, like the one pictured above. Each pack contains a pack of foiled and die cut toppers and a die cut concept card, which you can either use as a base card or for matting and layering.
There are two new beautiful ranges of elegant lady toppers suitable for use on larger cards. Aphrodite Ladies above (perfectly co-ordinating card packs are also available) and Yvette Jordan designs, below.
There's also a great new selection of Classic Car and Motorbike toppers, with co-ordinating background paper and printed acetate sheets.
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 and p&p is free if you spend over £5.00. If you already have a kit, you might like to stock up with a few extra of the designs that you particularly like. Alternatively, get a sheet or two from several collections and you'll have lots of variety without it costing you a fortune.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Cute Toreads cards

Angie made these gorgeous cards featuring cute Toreads, little woodland pixies, which she has artfully embellished with real woodland elements too!
The background of the first card has been embossed using a cuttlebug holly pattern folder. The card has been finished with ribbon, elements snipped from an artificial Christmas tree, a bead garland, pine cones and a Craftwork Cards greetings button.
The background for the card above is from the Kanban Zen Garden collection - demonstrating how just a small amount of beautiful background card can really enhance a project. I particularly love the bark element on this card. Angie also added a sprinkling of crystal ultra fine glitter.
The background for this card is mirri card, embossed with a Crafts Too leafy tree embossing folder. Angie finished the card with organza ribbon, tiny flower embellishments and autumnal leaf punchies.
The Toreads die cut decoupage sheet that Angie used to make these cards is pictured above. The Toreads designs are becoming much harder to track down now and I only have a few sheets left in stock, so if you love these cards, don't miss out!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Kanban Coffee Shop topper cards

I used delicious Kanban Bella Coffee Shop toppers to make this selection of cards. The first card is an 8 x 8 inch square card covered with a delicate sepia patterned DCWV paper. The side panel is cut from the co-ordinating Bella Damask, Mocha foiled card, which I edged with some scalloped mirri card (cut using a rotary trimmer).
The next two cards are both A5, decorated with paper edged using Martha Stewart punches, swirls cut from gold mirri card and Craftwork Cards greetings buttons. I've also added a touch of bling to the card above.
The next two cards below have mats embossed with Sizzix Texturz plates and embellished with ribbon. They are both larger sized cards, 7 x 10 inches.
I used the tiniest die cuts from the sheet to embellish the corners of each cards.
I used mats on all of the cards cut using scalloped square nestabilities dies, which co-ordinated perfectly with these particular toppers.
Extra scallops feature on the last two cards - I used Craftwork Cards scalloped edge square cards embellished with card candy.
The Kanban Coffee Shop topper sheet (Bella Afternoon Cuppa, chocolate) that I used to make these cards is pictured below. As you can see, I made seven cards from just one topper sheet.
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 and p&p is free if you spend over £5.00.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Kanban Urban Belles Christmas card

Angie made this cute contemporary Christmas card using a topper from a Kanban Urban Belles die cut Christmas sheet.
This card comes with a beautiful gift too - a pretty beaded bracelet in matching blue, pink and clear colours.
Angie positioned the Urban Belle die cut on the front edge of the card, and trimmed the inside rear edge with the co-ordinating Merry Christmas blue border from the centre of the Kanban sheet.
The card background was made using a cuttlebug embossing folder and Angie highlighted the snowflakes with glitter. She finished the card with co-ordinating organza ribbon and a gem.
The Kanban Urban Belles sheet that Angie used to make the card is pictured above.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Kanban clear Christmas reindeer rubber stamps

The first two batches of these gorgeous reindeer Christmas stamps sold out in double quick time - with big thanks to Kanban, I've managed to secure a third and final batch.

These stamps aren't available 'on the high street'. QVC has them in a set of two, which is on waitlist only at present.

Please don't miss out this time if you'd like to rehome some reindeer stamps this Christmas!