Friday, 28 September 2007

Royal Mail strike action - serious disruption ahead

Royal Mail workers have announced further strike action, to take place between lunchtime on Thursday 4th October to the early hours of Wednesday 10th October. This will be followed by an unspecified programme of weekly strikes.

Royal Mail advises that customers should expect severe disruption to all postal services during the strikes and for a significant period afterwards.

Further information is available on the Royal Mail website

Here at Foil Play I will post orders as promptly as I can, and (as ever) keep buyers informed on the status of their orders, however I'm afraid I will not be able to despatch items on strike days.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Step by step project: Foiled Christmas gift bag

Another beautiful project designed by Andrea Dipple, this time a very special Christmas gift bag, accented with rub on foils. Step by step details of how to complete the project are here.

Christmas card competition - win 100 decoupage sheets!

FGS Creative Designs is running a competition to win 100 sheets of FGS all occasions 3D decoupage.

To enter simply make a Christmas card from any of the new FGS Christmas sheets range (including Christmas Stack-Its). The first prize is 100 sheets of FGS decoupage and there is a runner up prize of 50 sheets of FGS decoupage.

To enter, send your card to:

FGS Creative Designs Ltd,
Unit 8 North Norfolk Business Centre,
Crossdale Street,
NR27 9RQ

Entries to be received by the 30th November 2007. Judging will take place on the 5th December, winners will be notified by the 12th December and the judges decision will be final.

All cards will be retained by FGS for future promotional use and may be used at shows and on television. Please make sure your name and address is included with your card.

New FGS Creative Designs 3D and Stack-Its Christmas decoupage

Hot off the press: some lovely new designs from FGS Creative Designs, a company which specialises in decoupage with a British theme. All the FGS decoupage sheets are designed and printed in the UK on high quality paper that has a satin sheet to it, giving an excellent look to the finished design.

Newly released and in store at Foil Play are 3D step by step decoupage Christmas designs and also lots of Christmas Stack-Its designs. Stack-Its are a great new style of decoupage. You cut out all the different sized shapes of the image, then layer them on top of each other with foam pads, starting with the largest at the base and the smallest at the top, to create an unusual 3D pyramid effect.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Step by step project: Christmas glittered bauble card

This is the first in a series of step by step projects to showcase different ways to use rub on foils and ultra fine glitters. This beautiful card has been designed by Andrea Dipple, and detailed instructions on how to create it can be found here.

New Dufex goodies - die cut decoupage, individual toppers, texture sheets, topper sheets and Christmas stickers

Lots of new Dufex goodies are in store at Foil Play this weekend:

- Die cut decoupage - newly released, these sheets enable you to make up stunning Dufex decoupage designs in minutes - just pop out the design elements and layer up;

- Individual toppers - lots of gorgeous Christmas designs, and some everyday ones too;

- Christmas stickers - many stunning designs to choose from, including many different Christmas motifs, borders and different styles of greeting stickers;

- Topper sheets - some gorgeous new Christmas designs, choose from traditional, nativity or fun themed motifs; and

- Texture sheets - lovely holly, tree and baubles Christmas designs.

Look out too for special offers on selected topper and texture sheets - at only 49p a sheet, why not give these a try if you haven't used Dufex with your craft projects before?

I have done a little housekeeping on the web site which should make it easier to browse and select the items you want - I've reorganised the Dufex and Die Cut Decoupage sections into several different sub-sections as both were getting rather large.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

TBZ die cut decoupage sheets

Last but not least of the weekend's new additions, lots of die cut decoupage, including some lovely TBZ Christmas designs.

Die cut decoupage is great - you can produce beautiful 3D effects for your cards and other craft projects in moments, with no scissors or cutting out involved!

Christmas decoupage sheets

Also new this weekend are lots of new Christmas decoupage sheets from TBZ - I love these sheets which are embossed, with a glazed finish and gilded highlights.

New Marij Rahder designs

I've listed lots of new Marij Rahder decoupage sheets this weekend, including some lovely Indian themed 3D sheets and lots of moveable decoupage designs.

The moveable sheets each contain a 3D design that you put together with brads and thread to produce a moving 3D project - very different and unusual!


I'm fairly new to the world of blogging - whilst I have had an ebay blog for a few months, I thought it was time to venture a little wider!

The main aim of this blog is to provide regular updates and news about what's happening on the Foil Play web site, my online craft store.

Foil Play has been in business for three and a half years now, it started as a part time venture whilst I was working full time as a civil servant in London. I left the 'day job' two years ago to work full time on the business, I certainly don't miss the daily commute!

Foil Play started out on ebay and has since grown to include a website and a store on Amazon too. I stock many items to help you to create beautiful craft projects, including rub on foils, high quality ultra fine glitters, Tonertex Write ‘n’ Rub and Sakura Quickie glue pens, a huge choice of 3D and step by step decoupage, peel off stickers for all occasions, brass charms, rubber stamps and lots of scrumptious stickers and other gorgeous embellishments.

I know that crafters like to get their goodies as soon as possible, so fast despatch is my priority!