The Foil Play
sale is now on with 20% off EVERYTHING (except gift vouchers), so it's a
great time to bag a few bargains and stock up on crafting goodies for
To receive the discount, enter and apply the code XMAS2013 when checking out.
The web site
will remain open for business over the festive period. However, I am
taking a break from packing & posting so my next despatch date will be Monday 6 January
queries or questions over the festive period will be answered by 6
Thank you very much indeed for your custom during 2013 - wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2014!
With Kanban die cut toppers from 35p a sheet & TBZ traditional decoupage from just 20p a sheet, check out the new Bulk Buy Bargains section at Foil Play!
Perhaps you are making lots of cards for your own business or for charity; run a crafting group; want to share with crafting friends; resell or simply want a real bargain, there is plenty to choose from, including:
I just love these ornate dies from Anna Griffin! I used the huge Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem die for the Kanban Cavendish Ladies card above, and also as part of a Halloween project, below. For both projects, I have cut the die cut in half, so that the intricate detail isn't hidden away. The project above is an 8 x 8 inch card and the one below is A5, so you can see what a great size this die is.
I used two die cuts from the Anna Griffin Flourish Scroll die for another page in the Halloween project, made from black self adhesive vinyl, a similar material to peel off stickers. The vinyl wasn't actually wide enough to cut the whole of the larger die, but that didn't matter for this project, I just cut the two halves separately.
I've created a new Facebook group so that crafty friends of the Foil Play craft website can share
inspiration, hints and tips in a more interactive way than the Facebook
I'd love it if you would post pictures of your creations featuring
products / brands available at Foil Play, and when you do, feel free to
link to your blog.
I also plan to run monthly prize challenges, and the November challenge has just started. The theme is Winter Celebrations and the prize is £15 to spend on whatever you like at Foil Play. For more details and to enter, check out the Foil Play Friends Facebook Group.
The Foil Play web site is back now on a brand new server, thanks to my webmaster, who has pulled out all the stops to get it up and running again. Everything is back to normal now, including the automatic order received / despatched emails.
I do apologise again for any inconvenience the downtime has caused.
My apologies that the Foil Play website is currently unavailable - it seems that there is a hardware failure on the server, which could (hopefully worst case scenario) take until Monday to fix. All orders received up until today have been despatched, even if you haven't had a despatch email - I wasn't able to send them for all orders, due to the site going down this afternoon. If you need to email me in the meantime, please use my alternative email, email@example.com. I will post updates when I know more and when the site is back up, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime!
Update Saturday am: The old server had failed, a new one is in place and we are working to rebuild the site, which will take a day or so.
Update Saturday pm: Site is back on line on the new server now, see my separate post. Hooray!
Instead of offering them on a 3 for 2 basis, I'm discounting the price of each individual kit to £8.99, so even if you only want one or two of them, you can still benefit from a discount of £3.00 from the RRP of £11.99.
Fancy making an early start on your Christmas cards? If so, Foil Play has plenty in store to help you, including the very latest Christmas Blockbuster designs from Hunkydory, recently featured on the Ideal World / Create & Craft shopping channels.
There are four collections, with a variety of traditional, cute and contemporary designs, including Classic Christmas, Magical Christmas, Snowy Days and Stylish Season.
sets with co-ordinating Adorable Scorable card are all available individually,
so you can purchase just the products that you know you will use, rather
than having to invest in a huge kit. You
might like a selection from all four collections, or extras of your
favourite sheets if you already have the kits.
If you don't feel Christmassy just yet, how about the delightful and stylish Art Deco Decadent days collection from Hunkydory instead. A great selection of topper sheets with perfectly co-ordinating adorable scorable card and a selection of mini kits also, to make kinetic, diamond and trio aperture cards.
As ever at Foil Play, fast despatch is a priority and p&p is free if you spend over £10.00.
These beautiful cards may look as if they feature stamped and painstakingly coloured images, but in fact they are all created with die cut toppers from The Hobby House, a company which you may have seen on Create and Craft TV recently.
You could spend it on some of the bargain Kanban kits that I've put together recently, or anything else that takes your fancy.
The challenge is for members of the group only and the theme is: 'Anything Goes'. Your entry must have Kanban as the main feature but can be a card, scrapbook page or 3D project. The challenge ends on June 30.
I took photos of these decorated mini scrapbook albums on the Kanban stand at last year's trade craft show - aren't they just gorgeous?
Foil Play is offering the chance to snap up a real bargain - Kanban mini scrapbook albums from only 75p - less than half the original recommended retail price of £1.99!
Sets of pages only (without the rings) are even more of a bargain, at just 60p a set.
At this price, you really can't go wrong, why not stock up on mini brag books for yourself? Alternatively, as the sets with rings are in full retail packaging, they would make great little stocking filler type gifts for crafty friends / family members.
As ever, UK P&P is free at Foil Play on all orders over £10.
Following on from my post in March, sadly Kanban has now ceased trading, so it is indeed the end of an era. Very sad for all concerned, particularly those who have lost their jobs / livelihood as a result, or are otherwise out of pocket. All of the company's products have been auctioned off now by the administrators and I made my last trip to the warehouse in Shipley this week to collect stock. It will take me quite some time to list it all, but I can promise that there are lots of bargains to come, so keep an eye on Foil Play and the Kanban Sale bargains section.
In the meantime, fancy a bargain lucky dip selection of 10 perfect A4 die cut topper sheets for £4.99? Check it out here.
These cards are all from another of my favourite Kanban collections - British Birds, much of which is still available to purchase from Foil Play.
Equally suitable for male or female cards, the collection features a delightful range of bird themed toppers and decoupage with beautifully co-ordinating background cards.
The topper sheets I used include Chatsworth Estate Frames, Weston Park & Tatton Park Bookmarks and Weston Park Squares & Sentiments.
Background card includes beige damask & moss green duo and cream & blue script duo. I've also used some backing mats from the Cocoa, Kiwi and Mint collection, which also co-ordinates really well with these toppers.