Monday, 31 August 2009

Redhotbed Christmas toppers and die cut decoupage

Lots of new Christmas goodies from Redhotbed are now in store at Foil Play!
There is a great selection, including die cut pyramid twister and stacker sheets and die cut decoupage sheets.
Also new is a selection of die cut tunnel decoupage sheets, showing indoor and outdoor winter scenes.
The sheet above contains oodles of die cut Christmas greetings, there is another die cut topper sheet containing larger sentiments.
Last but by no means least, there is a great range of new topper sheets, which are either foiled or flitter glittered. The range includes cute, vintage, contemporary and traditional Christmas designs.
The topper sheets are not die cut, so scissors are needed. They are great value, with each sheet containing a co-ordinating selection of toppers, greetings and other design elements.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Cards made with Kanban die cut topper sheets

I've been having a little play with a couple of the Kanban die cut Christmas topper sheets and these are some of the cards I've made so far.
All of the cards have been made using white A5 cards as the base, I've also used Brenda Pinnick papers for the backing papers - I thought they toned really well with the Kanban designs.
I trimmed all of the backing papers before adhering to the cards, to leave a small white border around the edges. For the first two cards above, I've used the trimmed edge of the red paper to make a paper ribbon for the green card, and vice versa. I've used four toppers from a the die cut Christmas Tree Brights sheet for each card, along with a strip of parcels from the co-ordinating card sheet.
The toppers on the third card are decoupaged from the backing card sheet and the greeting decoupaged from the die cut sheet.
The last two cards have a combination of toppers from the die cut sheet and a strip of Christmas trees from the backing sheet. I've added a card art greetings banner to the last card.
The two sheets that I used to make the five cards above are pictured above and below - I still have plenty of toppers and card left to embellish a few more cards!
The two cards below are made from last year's Christmas Morning die cut pyramage sheet, again teamed with co-ordinating Brenda Pinnick papers.
I made up the pyramage toppers and added mats made with oval nestabilities dies and matt and mirri silver card.
The greetings toppers on both cards are from the same die cut sheet, the one on the first card is mounted onto a thin strip of mirri card (us crafters don't like to waste anything!).
The sheet used to create the last two cards is pictured above.

New Kanban Christmas die cut topper sheets

A great selection of new die cut Kanban Christmas topper sheets is now in store at Foil Play!
These sheets featured in the recent Craft Day TSV on the QVC shopping channel last Tuesday, now available on waitlist only.
Foil Play offers you the option of selecting just the sheets of your choice, rather than investing in a huge kit, you can also choose more of your favourite designs, if you already have the kit.
There are 38 new topper sheets in total, with a huge variety of designs, including cute bears, Santa, poinsettias, gifts, baubles, greetings and many more Christmas themes.
There is a choice of toppers, 3D pyramage stack-its and decoupage designs. All are foiled and many are beautifully flitter glittered too, to add Christmas sparkle to your cards.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Bear Essentials Mega Impressions and rubber stamps

New Bear Essentials goodies from Buzzcraft are now in store at Foil Play! If you like larger cards, check out the Mega Impressions die cut pyramage sheets. These A3 sheets (folded to A4) create a very large card topper, suitable for an A4 or A5 card.
Also new is a great selection of Bear Essentials and Fairy Doodles clear rubber stamps. Each sheet of stamps is A5, and they contain a mixture of delightfully cute images, sentiments and borders.
Each stamp sheet comes in a pack with examples of how the stamps could be coloured in.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Marvel Comics die cut and step by step decoupage

Marvel Comics decoupage has now arrived at Foil Play, something new and different and particularly suitable for cards for boys of all ages!
There is a wide selection of designs, featuring Marvel favourites Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, X-Men, the Fabulous Four and more.
Sheets available include die cut twisters, die cut invertage and pyramage, traditional step by step large designs, coloured acetate and high quality retro design backing papers to produce a completely co-ordinated look.
You can either purchase the sheets of your choice individually, or go for a multipack, containing all of the designs.
Check out the brilliant card samples made using the Marvel sheets by Fabrizio and Vince, members of the Hobby Habit design team, on Fab's blog.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Simple Christmas cards made with Dufex topper sheets

Here's a selection of very simple Christmas cards that I made last year, using various Dufex toppers cut from A4 topper sheets.
All the cards were made using blue A6 cards and the toppers were simply matted and layered using a mixture of metallic card and handmade papers.
On most of the cards I also used some of the Dufex Christmas greetings stickers which are available free, if you spend over £20 on your order from Foil Play.
Topper sheets generally are great value, as you can make many cards from a single A4 sheet, with added elements of your choice. Foil Play has a wide selection of topper sheets (some of which are also die cut), including:
The Dufex A4 topper sheets are particularly good value now, at only 79p a sheet - a great choice if you want to get started with a few quick and simple Christmas cards!

Another Patchwork Kingdom cutie!

From the talented Fabrizio to go with this cute chap, posted last week :-)

Fab made him from the original Patchwork Kingdom Christmas collection (the 3D decoupage sheet used is pictured below). He's been teamed with the co-ordinating backing paper and super stylish faux velvet Hot off the Press paper, and embellished with a liberal helping of Kanban bling - and co-ordinating pearls too on his skates! Thanks Fab for letting me blog about him.
Check out Fab's Big Christmas cards challenge blog for many more creative Christmas card ideas - why not join in with the challenge and get well prepared for Christmas, which is creeping ever closer!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Smiley Bears galore!

Lots of new Smiley Bears have arrived! You may have seen these cute characters demonstrated on the Create & Craft TV shopping channel, now you can select the individual designs of your choice at Foil Play.
The selection includes die cut pyramid Stackerz sheets (pictured top) and die cut Side Stackerz (pictured above), a new and unusual form of pyramid decoupage, where you build pyramid layers on either side of the main picture, giving a similar effect to invertage.
There is also a choice of die cut Scenics, each of which contains an invertage project.
Also new is a selection of traditional (non die cut) step by step decoupage sheets, each containing two projects and co-ordinating greetings toppers.
Last but not least is a selection of die cut borders and corners, to provide the finishing touches for your Smiley Bears and other craft projects.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Christmas cards made with moondust card and Kanban gems

Moondust card embosses beautifully - I had fun making these Christmas cards using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Each of the cards is A5, made from a sheet of moondust card folded in half.
The top card has the gold moondust embossed topper mounted onto the same colour moondust card, embossed toppers on the other cards are mounted onto holographic card.
I used Kanban bling and pearl adhesive gems to highlight elements of the bauble embossing, and added stickers and Hot off the Press brad buddy embellishments to finish them off.

Scooby Doo and Flintstones Christmas decoupage, Crafthouse Press special offer packs

If you're looking for something different for your Christmas cards, check out these new Scooby Doo and Flintstones decoupage sheets at Foil Play!
Each collection contains six different step by step decoupage sheets (these are traditional sheets, so scissors are needed), the Scooby Doo collection also has a range of matching backing papers.
Also new from the Crafthouse Press is a selection of special offer packs, on sale at Foil Play for 99p each. The packs contain a selection of festive decoupage or backing sheets.
The special offer packs also include selections of either Christmas or everyday Jolly Nation envelopes, to provide the perfect finishing touch to your Jolly Nation cards.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

August special offer update: free gift if you spend over £20 at Foil Play

Spend over £20 at Foil Play during August, and select a free gift of your choice. There are three options to choose from:
  • a pack of three Beth Hughes Christmas decoupage papers;
  • a pack of crystal holographic ultra fine art glitter; or
  • a set of two sheets of Dufex Christmas stickers.
If you spend over £20 in a single transaction at Foil Play, visit the free gifts section of the website, and just add the gift of your choice to your order basket.
The offer applies to website purchases only, while stocks last.