Monday, 15 September 2014

DT inspiration: Egyptian Clock with foiled detail by Zoe

Clock this fabulous project by DT member Zoe! As you can see, this revamped clock with an Egyptian theme includes a stunning foiled eye detail.
For more detail on how Zoe created this beautiful project, check out her blog, Handmade by Zoe. Thank you, Zoe!



Friday, 5 September 2014

CAS cards with Kanban MacKenzie sentiments


Kanban MacKenzie and Kensington paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers with co-ordinating card.
Here are three cards that I made with sentiment toppers from the Kanban MacKenzie collection, rather more CAS (clean and simple) in style in contrast to all the bows and rosettes on the Cats and Quilts cards!
Kanban MacKenzie and Kensington paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers with co-ordinating card.
All are 6 x 6 cream cards, using a sentiment as the focal point, Bouquet Swirls peach printed background card (from the Floral Bloom collection), a band from a Kensington die cut topper sheet and a touch of bling.
The MacKenzie and Kensington die cut topper sheets that I used to make the cards are below:
Kanban MacKenzie paper craft collection - foiled & die cut toppers with co-ordinating card.  
Both are available at Foil Play either individually or in bulk packs for bigger savings.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/default.aspx?cat=858

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core card

Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers and versatile double sided card
I've been making a few cards recently from Kanban Cats and Quilts die cut toppers, perfect (or should that be purrfect...) for cat loving recipients!
Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers and versatile double sided card
The toppers co-ordinate really nicely with green and purple Kandi Core background card, which is a nice light weight for card covering and layering and works really well with punches and dies too.
Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers and versatile double sided card
As you can see, I went a bit wild with bows and rosettes, also made with Kandi Core card.
Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers and versatile double sided card
I've also used a few of the Kandi Core die cut and foiled Ornate Flourish mats, which are great for adding a bit of extra embellishment.
Kanban Cats and Quilts and Kandi Core paper craft collections - foiled & die cut toppers and versatile double sided card
I used a Tonic punch on the card below - the Kandi Core card worked really nicely with it, as it is a great weight for  punching.
These are the two Cats and Quilts die cut topper sheets that I used to make the cards:
Kanban Cats and Quilts die cut toppers
Foil Play has a selection of Cats and Quilts die cut topper sheets - some designs are also available in bulk buy packs for bigger savings, if you know a lot of cat lovers, or perhaps are making cards for an animal charity.
Kanban Cats and Quilts die cut toppers
Kandi Core card and Ornate Flourish mats are also available both in individual sheets and bulk packs.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hunkydory Autumn Delights and Thoughts of Autumn

Hunkydory Autumn Delights and Thoughts of Autumn
These lovely cards are from Hunkydory's latest Autumn themed collections, now in stock at Foil Play.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=577
Autumn Delights is a delightful selection of five different concept card kits, while Thoughts of Autumn is a beautiful collection of ten die cut topper sheets, with co-ordinating foiled and printed background card.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=577
Both collections have featured very recently on Create & Craft TV. If you didn't fancy the whole kit, or would like to stock up on extras of your favourites, you can now select the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/Default.aspx?cat=577
 There are many more samples to inspire you on Foil Play's Hunkydory Pinterest board.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Craftwork Cards - The Potting Shed and The Magic of Christmas kits

Craftwork Cards - The Potting Shed
Two gorgeous new kits from Craftwork Cards are now in stock at Foil Play: The Potting Shed and The Magic of Christmas. Each contains a themed selection of papers and co-ordinating embellishments to make beautiful cards.
Craftwork Cards - The Magic of Christmas
You may well have seen the kits demonstrated recently on Create & Craft TV - I've also repinned a selection of inspirational samples to Foil Play's Craftwork Cards Pinterest board, here.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Foiled Autumn leaves - DT inspiration from Jane

I think there's something about leaves and Autumn themes that particularly lend themselves to foiling - check out DT member Jane's lush embossed card with foil highlights. More details of how she created this beautiful project are on her blog Onions and Paper. Thank you, Jane!

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Foil Play is now stocking Kraftyhands toppers

Kraftyhands range of toppers for card crafting
If you love using toppers in your card crafting, check out the Kraftyhands range, which is now available at Foil Play.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/default.aspx?cat=1086
There's a huge and versatile selection suitable for a wide range of recipients and occasions, including Christmas, children, love & romance, lots of male themed toppers and even some that are a little bit saucy!
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/default.aspx?cat=1086 
I've put together a Pinterest board here with a selection of samples using Kraftyhands toppers for extra inspiration. 
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/default.aspx?cat=1086
You may well have seen Mike and Ian in their previous appearances on Create & Craft TV. They have recently announced that they will be taking part in the British Craft Network - a new internet Craft TV channel which starts on 1 October, so that's something new and exciting to look forward to!