Friday, 27 February 2009

Patchwork Kingdom - Easter Collection

Check out these super cute characters from the new Patchwork Kingdom Easter collection, now in store at Foil Play.

There are four new step by step 3D decoupage sheets designed by Beth Hughes, with co-ordinating backing papers:
  • Easter bunny
  • Easter chick
  • Easter hen
  • Easter lamb
Watch out for more new goodies coming soon from the Crafthouse Press - Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes character decoupage.

Monday, 23 February 2009

New Kanban goodies - toppers, decoupage, invertage and pyramage

Latest Kanban goodies in store at Foil Play include these lovely foiled and die cut elegant lady large topper sheets (had to be careful how I phrased that!), available in monochrome or full colour.
I also have a limited number of co-ordinating large (A4) cards, envelopes and inserts.
These cute bear and bunny aperture kits each contain an A4 sheet of foiled, flitter glittered and die cut toppers, co-ordinating foiled aperture card (same pattern as the background of the topper sheet, to produce an A5 card) and a white envelope. The topper sheet will produce one invertage project and one pyramage project.
There is a new flitter glittered deco lady decoupage sheet - Deco London, to join the existing Paris and Rome sheets. Kanban has also produced a range of Deco Milano card to co-ordinate with the deco ladies sheets.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Lazy Dayz - Ladies of Leisure - die cut decoupage

I love these new Lazy Dayz die cut decoupage sheets from Craft UK. They all feature ladies of leisure sitting back and taking it easy, while the men do all the work - quite right too :-)

New Disney die cut decoupage delights

Lots of new Disney die cut decoupage treats now in store at Foil Play - a new range of die cut traditional step by step decoupage and also new die cut pyramid decoupage sheets.
There are eight new sheets of traditional die cut decoupage, featuring:
  • Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger (two different designs);
  • Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy;
  • Fairies;
  • Peter Pan;
  • 101 Dalmatians;
  • Bambi; and
  • Princess Fantasy.
As the sheets are die cut, no scissors or cutting are required - all you have to do is pop out the shapes and layer them up with foam pads or silicone adhesive to create cute toppers for your card and craft projects.
More Winnie the Pooh designs feature in the new die cut pyramid decoupage range from Studio Light. Each sheet contains a 3D pyramid project and complementary design elements. Pop out all the different sized shapes of the image, then layer them on top of each other with foam pads or silicone adhesive, starting with the largest at the base and the smallest at the top, to create a 3D pyramid effect. As the sheets are die cut, no scissors or cutting are required.
Other designs in the die cut pyramid decoupage range include:
  • Some Bunny to love;
  • New baby;
  • Wedding;
  • Sympathy flowers;
  • Floral;
  • Motorbike;
  • Sailing ship;
  • Football; and
  • Darts.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Bagpuss, Clangers and Ivor the Engine clear rubber stamps

New arrivals at Foil Play today - these lovely Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin design clear rubber stamps from the Crafthouse Press featuring Bagpuss, the Clangers and Ivor the Engine.
I originally planned only to stock the decoupage sheets from these ranges, but as I've had some requests for them, I now have a small stock of the co-ordinating stamps too :-)

Foil Play DT Challenge: foiled and glittered projects from Mrs D

Mrs D of the Craft Telly forum has produced this beautiful selection of foiled and glittered projects for the Foil Play Design Team Challenge.

Mrs D made the card above by 'colouring' in a peel off using a glue pen and oil on water marbled foil and glittering the shape of a flower in black glitter and holographic silver. She commented that she loved the effect of the oil on water as it shows so many colours.
The second card uses plasterer's mesh tap which is sticky on one side. The foil adheres to this very well and the mesh gives a trellis effect so using the foils is a very effective way to colour it. The flower is foiled in copper and holographic silver with black glittered foam pads in the centre. Mrs D stamped a small flower shape onto black and white shrink plastic then used a glue pen to trace the shapes and foiled one in silver and one in gold. When the gold one shrank the foil really glittered.
The third card was one Mrs D really enjoyed making. She foiled several rows of small foam pads in silver, oil on water and gold then drew a shape of a sunrise and foiled the sun in a mixture of gold and copper before filling in the rest of the picture with the mosiac type effect of the foiled foam pads. They really glitter but the effect doesn't show so well on the photo. Left over pads were used to accent the corners.
The fourth card was made using the plasterer's mesh again but this time foiled only in gold and secured with 4 brads. The dragonfly is stamped on acetate and the wings are foiled in gold and silver. The background is a mixture of all the foils used in a patchwork type effect which could look quite effective on an altered art type project.

Mrs D commented that her very favourite foil was the oil on water marbled effect which actually looked different depending on what colour of card you foiled it on to. The black marble effect one was more tricky to use and didn't come out as well as the rest. She was a bit unsure about the holographic silver as it may have been a bit too blingy but that wasn't the case, when applied. She especially liked the silver and crystal holographic glitters, as they give a gorgeous subtle sparkle with so many different colours running through them.

Thank you, Mrs D for these gorgeous projects!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Flippin' Women - back in stock

Re-inforcements have now arrived and these popular decoupage sheets are now back in stock.

Options available are the full set of 20 sheets, or putting together your own selection of individual sheets.

Monday, 9 February 2009

Flippin' Women update

Well, these sheets were so popular that I sold out almost completely within 24 hours of their arrival - I'm very sorry if you were disappointed.

Reinforcements are on the way, and should be here within a couple of days, I'll post a further update when they are back in stock.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

New from La Pashe - Flippin' Women decoupage

New from La Pashe and hot on the heels of the very popular Flippin' Men, meet the Flippin' Women!

Flippin Women Decoupage is a fun, quirky new series of 3-D decoupage for card making & scrapbooking which features women doing their favourite things. Each sheet features a front and back image of a character - which can be made up either side of an acetate sheet, or suspended in an aperture card.

From shopping to yoga, crafting to bingo - the Flippin Women images are funny and original. And the really unique element is that Flippin Women decoupage actually flips around so you get front & back images.

If you'd like to see the sheets demonstrated in more detail, check them out on Ideal World or Create and Craft TV channels tomorrow between 2 - 4 pm.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Kanban glamour ladies toppers - cards made by Jan

Jan very kindly sent me pictures of these beautiful cards made with Kanban glamorous lady toppers - thank you, Jan!

In the card above, a lady from the glamour ladies green topper sheet has been decoupaged. The background includes a section of the vintage landmarks and travel backing sheet and a vintage sentiments greeting has also been added.
The card above features a topper from the glamour ladies red topper sheet, accented with a lovely flower and gems.
The elegant card above uses a topper from the elegant ladies, Rosie sheet, beautifully accented with co-ordinating rose embellishments.

Kanban glamour ladies toppers - cards made by Valerie

Valerie kindly sent me pictures of these beautiful cards she made using Kanban topper sheets - thank you, Valerie!

The card pictured above uses a topper from the foiled flitter glittered and die cut paper craft toppers sheet Glamour Ladies #1. The card is beautifully accented with co-ordinating feathers, Kanban pearl gems and a strip of Kanban foiled adhesive art deco paper ribbon on the inside of the card.

Another lovely card, made with the glamour ladies pink topper sheet, again accented with co-ordinating feathers. The rear of the card is pictured below, both of the cards have been covered with florist cellophane.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

New Dufex die cut Christine Haworth designs - Paintbox Poppets and Meadow Cottage Bears

The latest Dufex die cut decoupage is now in store at Foil Play - eight new die cut Decoupage sheets from Christine Haworth.

Dufex has created four sheets featuring cuddly Meadow Cottage Bears, and four depicting delightful Paintbox Poppets children. The images are perfectly complemented by stunning Dufex engraved foil and intricate die-cutting.
Christine Haworth's Design range includes Paintbox Poppets, Faerie Poppets, Crisalis Classics, Meadow Cottage Bears, Dream Tide Fairies, Pigling the Pog and Angel Whispers.

I have also topped up stocks of the very popular Dufex Pyramex pyramid decoupage, which is featuring as Pick of the Week this week on the Create and Craft TV channel, so tune in if you'd like to see the sheets demonstrated on screen.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Special offer: free Dufex picture prints if you spend over £20

Spend over £20 at Foil Play during February, and receive a free pack of Dufex picture prints! The pack contains six picture prints - three of the design above and three of a champagne bottle cooling.

You don't need to do anything to claim the free pack of picture prints, I will automatically include them with your order if you spend £20 or more.

Offer valid whilst stocks last (but I do have plenty of packs to give away!). It applies to website purchases only.