Friday, 30 May 2014

Design Team Call for Foil Play


Do you love creating inspirational paper craft projects? Would you like Design Team experience to showcase your skills? Read on to see whether Foil Play's Design Team call is for you! 

Foil Play is looking for a number of guest designers to create and promote projects featuring rub on foils.  These versatile materials can be used to create stunning foiled effects for your card and craft projects. You can read more about the foils and how to use them here.

What Foil Play would like:
  • talented, innovative and inspirational UK crafters with a regularly updated blog;
  • great photography skills, video skills would be a bonus;
  • commitment to produce four projects for Foil Play and promote them via your blog and any other social networks;
  • previous DT experience isn't necessary - creativity and enthusiasm are key
What Foil Play is offering:
  • free craft goodies and free reign for your creativity - a voucher to spend on the foils, glitters and accessories of your choice; 
  • Design Team experience, without the need for a lengthy or arduous commitment - possibly as a stepping stone to a larger DT;
  • a showcase for your creations on the Foil Play website and social media channels, with links to your blog; 
  • Foil Play DT member badge to display on your blog 
How to apply:
  • email me at sales@foilplay.co.uk to tell me a bit about yourself, your crafting and why you would like to be on the Foil Play DT. Please include a link to your blog.
The deadline for this initial call is Sunday 15 June 2014. Please feel free to pass on this DT call to your crafty friends. If you have any questions, just comment below, email me or message me via Facebook.  As Foil Play doesn't ship outside the UK, the DT call is for UK based crafters only.

I look forward to hearing from you!

New foiling kits at Foil Play

Starter foil kits
A great selection of new foiling starter kits is available now at Foil Play, to spark your creativity! You can choose foils packaged with a Sakura Quickie or a Tonertex Write & Rub glue pen, or foil only packs. These starter kits are a great way to try out foiling, with a great selection of foils at a very affordable price. Larger quantities of foil are also available.
Starter foil kits
You can use the rub on foils with glue pens or double sided adhesive film or tape to create stunning foiled effects for your card and craft projects. For more information about the foils and how to use them, check out this information page. A colour illustrated leaflet with instructions, hints and tips is included with all foil purchases. 
Starter foil kits
With eight brand new colour selections, the range now includes: 
  • bumper - 20 foils;
  • bumper special effects - 20 foils;
  • bumper metallic - 20 foils;
  • matt - 15 foils;
  • pearl - 10 foils;
  • silver - 10 foils;
  • gold - 10 foils; 
  • pink & lilac - 10 foils;
  • blues - 10 foils;
  • green - 10 foils;
  • sorbet - 10 foils; 
  • jewel - 10 foils; 
  • vintage - 10 foils; 
  • Christmas - contemporary - 10 foils; 
  • Christmas - traditional - 10 foils;  
  • Halloween - 10 foils;  
  • gold & silver holographic - 10 foils.
Foils & pen starter kits

Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples from classic tried and tested brands  for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority and UK p&p is free on all orders over £10.

Friday, 16 May 2014

TBZ traditional decoupage now a snip at Foil Play!

TBZ traditional decoupage at Foil Play
If you like cutting out traditional step by step decoupage, check out Foil Play, where TBZ brand decoupage has plummeted to just 25p a sheet when bought individually, or as little as 10p a sheet when bought in bulk.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=560
The TBZ decoupage sheets are slightly smaller than A4 in size and have a glazed, embossed and gilded finish, to give a lovely texture and finish to your projects - they make up beautiful 3D toppers for your cards, and are designed to fit perfectly on A6 cards, like this penguin card that I made recently:
There is a huge array of TBZ decoupage designs available at Foil Play, including floral, male, children, religious, oriental, animals, weddings and much more more. Most sheets have three separate projects so they are fantastic value - particularly great if you need to make a lot of cards for charity, or you need materials for a craft group, on a tight budget. 
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=560
All of the individual designs can be seen here, you will also find them amongst other decoupage brands if you browse by theme, when looking for something for a particular occasion or recipient. Bulk buy bargains, with even greater savings when you buy in packs of five, ten or twenty five of the same design can be found here.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=560
Foil Play has an enormous selection of crafting staples and classic tried and tested designs for all occasions at great prices. Speedy despatch is always a priority and UK p&p is free on all orders over £10.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Cards made from Kanban Simply Fabulous collection

Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - sample card
These sumptuous cards are all made from the Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection, a great selection of very glamorous ladies, with perfectly co-ordinating card and mats.
Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - sample card
The four decorative toppers used are from a single die cut topper sheet - Sassy Scarlet. I've also used die cut & foiled decorative mats (some of which I cut in half): Beautiful Blush Mats,  Gorgeous Gilt Mats, Catalina Frames Beige & Cream and Catalina Frames Black and Red. Backing card used is Burlesque Gilt, Gilt Damask and Burlesque Rouge.
Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - sample card
Backing card used is Burlesque Gilt, Gilt Damask and Burlesque Rouge.I finished each card off with a touch of  bling.
Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - sample card
I cut the bows on each card from the foiled blush and gilt mat sheets so that they co-ordinate perfectly, using Sue Wilson's bow die. I managed to get a bow and two sets of tails from each of the mats, which are approximately A6 in size.
Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - decorative bows
The Kanban Simply Fabulous collection is available to purchase at Foil Play - you can purchase either individual sheets or the whole kit (pictured below) for the bargain price of £8.99.
Kanban Simply Fabulous Collection - die cut and foiled toppers, mats & card
Speedy despatch is a priority at Foil Play, and UK p&p is free on all orders over £10.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Hot off the presses from Lelli-Bot Crafts

Have you discovered Lelli-Bot Crafts yet? A delicious new papercraft range from a new UK manufacturer is now available at Foil Play, with four very different collections to choose from. As they are all gorgeous, you might well want to go for all four!
Lelli-Bot Fantasy Fairies collection at Foil Play 
The range is made with all levels of crafter in mind. The quality of the products is very high and the toppers are left uncoated, so you can distress, colour and ink them if you wish.The embellishment kits are a stroke of genius. All you need, all colour coordinated and all together. You will get ribbons, sequins, charms, flowers, gems and more to decorate your Lelli-Bot makes.
Lelli-Bot Fantasy Fairies collection at Foil Play

First up is Fantasy Fairies, a sumptuous selection of fairies in rich jewel colours - the card is by Lisa Tyrell of the Lelli-Bot Crafts Design team.
This card showcasing the Gothic Grunge collection is from Elaine Rayworth, of the Lelli-Bot Crafts Design team.
Lelli-Bot Gothic Grunge collection at Foil Play 
The Gothic Grunge collection is a great way to make great alternative themed projects.
Lelli-Bot Gothic Grunge collection at Foil Play 
The images aren't too dark and can have colour added to either make them more dark or brighten them up. Why not let your hair down and explore your darker side!
Emma Johnson of the Lelli-Bot Crafts Design team made this card from the Pure Elegance collection.
Lelli-Bot Pure Elegance collection at Foil Play 
The Pure Elegance collection comes in black and white. The kit works perfectly if you add one or more colours with it, in the form of backing card and embellishments or leave it as black and white for an amazingly elegant look.
Lelli-Bot Pure Elegance collection at Foil Play 
Last, but certainly not least, the Radiant Butterflies collection, showcased by Emma Johnson's card. 
The Radiant Butterflies collection is a delightful concoction of butterfly and floral images, with a fresh, contemporary lilac colour theme.
Lelli-Bot Radiant Butterflies collection at Foil Play 
For ooodles more inspiration from the Lelli-Bot Crafts design team, check out the Lelli-Bot Crafts blog. You can also see lots of sample cards in the gallery here.
Lelli-Bot Radiant Butterflies collection at Foil Play
As always, speedy despatch is a priority at Foil Play, and UK p&p is free on all orders over £10.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Foil Play birthday - 20% discount!

It's birthday time and it's a big one this year - Foil Play is ten years old this May!

To celebrate the birthday, and as a big thank you to all of my lovely customers, I'm offering a huge 20% discount off everything over the bank holiday weekend.
The discount applies to all products in stock (only gift vouchers and shipping upgrades are excluded),  so why not use the opportunity to bag a bargain and stock up on your favourites and crafting essentials?
 
To receive the discount, just enter and apply the code BirthdayB when checking out. The offer ends at midnight on Monday 5 May 2014.

Thank you again for all of your support over the past ten years!