Friday, 19 December 2014

Foil Play end of year sale - 25% off everything!


The Foil Play sale is now on with 25% off EVERYTHING (except gift vouchers), so it's a great time to bag a few bargains and stock up on crafting goodies for 2015!

To receive the discount, enter and apply the code XMAS2014 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 5 January 2015, any queries or questions over the festive period will be answered by 5 January.

Thank you very much indeed for your custom during 2014 - wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2015!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

DT inspiration - foiled tag by Rachel

Rachel produced this beautiful foiled tag - isn't it gorgeous! Check out Rachel's blog Fisher's Cards and Crafts for many more inspired projects. Thank you Rachel! Sending my very best wishes and lots of positive vibes to Rachel's husband Shaun, who has been very seriously ill and has just undergone a heart transplant. I hope that Shaun is now on the road to full recovery.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Win a huge Kanban kit with Foil Play and Making Cards magazine


Check out the December edition of Making Cards magazine (in store now) for a chance to win a huge Kanban prize! There are ten mega kits on offer, each with a selection of over 120 sheets of Kanban die cut toppers and card. The closing date for the competition is 31 December 2014 - good luck and don't forget that you've got to be in it to win it!
For more chances to win Kanban stash, check out my Pinterest board for other current giveaways and competitions.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday - 20% off everything at Foil Play this weekend!

Foil Play is joining in with Black Friday this year - I'm offering a huge 20% discount off everything until Midnight on Sunday.  
 
The discount applies to all products in stock (only gift vouchers and shipping upgrades are excluded),  so why not bag a bargain and stock up on your favourites and crafting essentials? If, like me, you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, this is a great chance to stock up on Christmas toppers and card.
 
To receive the discount, just enter and apply the code BLACKFRIDAY when checking out. The offer ends at midnight on Sunday 30 November 2014.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

DT Inspiration - CAS card with foiled detail by Jane

Jane made this striking CAS thank you card with foiled heart detail by foiling onto textured card - gorgeous! More details of how she made the card are on her blog Onions and Paper. Thank you, Jane!

Friday, 3 October 2014

More spookiness from DT member Bev

More gorgeous spookiness with foiled highlights from DT member Bev, Details of how she created this work of art are on her blog, Bev's Craft Space - thank you, Bev!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Mum-to-be card - DT inspiration from Jacqui

Jacqui made this beautiful card for a colleague, using foil to highlight the edge of her stamped mat.
More details of how Jacqui created this lovely card are on her blog, Jacqui's Crafts = Designed for You.
Thank you, Jacqui!

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

DT Inspiration: Jane's happy accident!

This project didn't turn out at all as planned - isn't it gorgeous! DT member Jane made this shabby chic confection foiled distressed dot background. More details of how she created this beautiful project are on her blog Onions and Paper. Thank you, Jane!

Spooky DT inspiration by Bev

Bev made this fabulous stamped Halloween tag, highlighted with foiling - eeek! More details of how she created this spooky project are on her blog Bev's Craft Space. Thank you, Bev!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Cute Gingerbread Teddy - DT inspiration from Kate

Check out this adorable cutie from DT member Kate! More information about how she produced this project with foiled detailing are on her blog, Kates Krafty Korner. Thank you Kate!

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!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

DT inspiration: Gothic Grunge with foiled swirl detail from Jax

Jax made this gorgeous Gothic Grunge card, accented with a stunning foiled silver swirl embellishment for her first Foil Play DT piece.
The Gothic Grunge toppers and papers are from a Lelli-Bot card kit, also available at Foil Play.
More details of how Jax created this project are on her blog, Jacqui's Crafts - Designed for you. Thank you, Jax!

Foiling is so easy - it's child's play!

As demonstrated by DT member Jane's 5 year old granddaughter, Lara, who got stuck into some foiling when crafting with Jane. More details on Jane's blog, Onions & Paper - isn't Lara a star!