Morning! Today I am thrilled to share with you a new product that will brighten up these grey winter days and stop your children saying ‘I’m bored’, or at least it will keep them busy for a  little while.  Also this great new toy can be packed away and taken in the car, to grandmas, to the childminders or even on an aeroplane. What is it I hear you ask? Carddies. No not a woollen garment to keep you warm! Carddies is a fantastic new toy that allows your child to play and use their imagination and my three daughters have had lots of fun testing out three different sets.
School Set
Esther and Raquel are the designers behind this great new idea and with seven
children between them understand what children want and love to do. After a wet
summer holiday of drawing people on the back of cereal packs to keep their
chidlren amused the idea for Carddies
began. Before long the two sisters had created several hand drawn sets which
they soon turned into Carddies.
fairies set
In a world where children are swamped with
hi-tech gadgets and toys Carddies offer
them hours of fun through imaginative play and the toys can easily be packed
away and taken to grans or out to a restaurant. Carddies are made from high quality card
here in the UK and have eight different sets available. Although Lucy, Amber and
Kitty have already made a list of other ideas for future Carddies! So it all sounds fabulous but the
true test comes with the appeal to children. My daughters love making,
colouring and creating, having spent hours recently making houses and clothes
for peg dolls, which I promise to share here very soon. Honestly my daughters
could give Kevin McCloud a run for his money with their house design
family set
I will now share what my three daughters thought of Carddies.

“I liked colouring them in
the best. I want a vet set and the ballerinas next please. I really like
playing with the fairies now I’ve finished colouring them in.”

Kitty, aged 5, tested the Faries set
“I liked colouring in the background the best
and love the little babies in my set! I would really like more backgrounds for
the house and family set, or maybe a nursery school or a farm. I would also
really like a duckpond and horses with jumps!”

Amber, aged 9, tested the Family set.

think they are fun and a great idea. I would definately like more sets,
especially a space set with a rocket and aliens and a backdrop of the moon. Or
maybe a beach holiday, a circus or a snowy day. Overall I love Carddies and
recommend them to anyone who likes colouring!”

Lucy, aged 10, tested the School set
knights set
Carddies would make a great activity at a party or as a gift. I also think they would make a fantastic toy for children to have at a wedding.  The sets do not take up a huge amount of space when being played with so children could easily play at the wedding breakfast table.
Carddies can be purchased from their website or on Amazon.
Happy colouring!