Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Foil Play end of year sale - 20% off everything!

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 2014!

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 2014, any queries or questions over the festive period will be answered by 6 January.

Thank you very much indeed for your custom during 2013 - wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2014!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bulk buy bargains at Foil Play

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: 
As always at Foil Play, fast despatch is a priority and p&p is free if you spend over £10.00.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Anna Griffin Cuttlebug cutting & embossing dies now in stock at Foil Play

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.
Project made with Anna Griffin Flourish Emblem die
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.
Project made with Anna Griffin Flourish Scroll die
I've managed to get a limited amount of the Anna Griffin Flourish, Floral and Snowflake cutting dies in stock at Foil Play, why not treat yourself to an early Christmas gift? For more inspiration on how to use these dies to create stunning projects, check out Anna Griffin's Pinterest page.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Foil Play Friends Facebook Group and November Challenge

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 page allows.

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

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Male themed cards from the Kanban So Macho Collection - Football Fan

These cards are all made from the same Kanban die cut & foiled topper sheet - Football Fan from the So Macho collection (sheet code 900817).
I rounded the corners of each topper with a corner chomper & matted each onto silver mirri card. The backing papers used are from the Dovecraft Masculine papers collection.
The first two cards are 8 x 8, the other two are A5.
Although sadly, Kanban ceased trading earlier this year, Foil Play still has a huge selection of versatile Kanban toppers and card available in stock, with free p&p on orders over £10.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Website back on line

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.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Website outage

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, sales@winspiration.co.uk. 

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! 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Hunkydory 3 for 2 Christmas kits

 The Hunkydory 3 for 2 Collection of Christmas card kits is now in stock at Foil Play!
Hunkydory 3 for 2 Collection of Christmas card kits 
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.
Hunkydory 3 for 2 Collection of Christmas card kits 
You can choose from three options: 
Each kit makes 8 cards, and each includes an illustrated instructions and inspiration sheet. 
Hunkydory 3 for 2 Collection of Christmas card kits

 As always at Foil Play, fast despatch is a priority and p&p is free if you spend over £10.00.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hunkydory Blockbuster - Christmas in July!

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.
Toppers 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.

Friday, 28 June 2013

Free Kanban die cut toppers!

When you spend over £20 at Foil Play. 

The offer is for one free A4 die cut topper sheet for each £10 that you spend, as long as the order is over £20.

For example:

  • spend over £20 - 2 free sheets;
  • spend over £30 - 3 free sheets;
  • spend over £50 - 5 free sheets;
  • spend over £100 - 10 free sheets
There is a varied lucky dip selection of different A4 Kanban die cut, foiled and / or glittered topper sheets on offer, which are all perfect, not seconds. 

Just add this item to your basket when your order is over £20.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Die cut toppers and embellishments from The Hobby House

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.
The A4 die cut topper sheets with lovely images created by Mo Manning, Kenny K, Sylvia Zet and Elizabeth Bell have proved very popular.
 I have now restocked the designs that sold out, and added the Christmas designs.
Foil Play now also stocks a range of beautiful embellishments from The Hobby House too, including delicate pins, self adhesive rhinestone and pearl gems and polka dot ribbons.
The self adhesive gems are available in a huge range of colours and a choice of sizes, and at these prices, you can treat yourself to a selection!
  There is no minimum order at Foil Play, and P&P is free on all orders over £10.00.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

We Love Kanban June Challenge - chance to win Foil Play Vouchers

Foil Play is sponsoring a challenge on the We Love Kanban Facebook group this month, with a £15 gift voucher for the winner to spend on whatever they like! 

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.

The We Love Kanban Facebook group was set up by Kanban as the official Facebook group for Kanban lovers - if you love Kanban products, why not join, to find and share crafty inspiration. 

Foil Play is also on Facebook - check out the Foil Play Facebook page here

Friday, 24 May 2013

Kanban Mini Scrapbook album bargains

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.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Kanban update & more sale bargains

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.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Cards from the Kanban British Birds collection

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.