UK Made

We have had some wonderful press we would like to share with you....

Holiday Tots Blog

Sharing this very sweet review of the Carddies by The Holiday Tots Blog, confirming how Carddies encourage imaginative/creative play. Also showing the  longevity of the toy...both because children go back to them time and time again, and because Carddies are top quality!


Northern Life Family Magazine

December 2013

Carddies are delighted to feature in Northern Life Family Magazine this Christmas! (very apt as Carddies are made in the UK using premium card from Cumbria!)

Pocketful of Rye

November 2013

This reviewer thinks the Carddies are "the perfect little present" and that one of the most delightful things is " the sheer charm of the hand-drawn characters and scenery. Each of them is clearly produced with the intention of delighting children, as all of the faces wear contented smiles. " (for a full review see Pocketful of Rye)



Harper's Bazaar

October 2013

Carddies just won Best Craft Kit  in Harper's Junior Bazaar Magazine (entry by our lovely stockists in Singapore, Lou Be Lou) (category: pre-school age, 3-5 years).

Progressive Preschool Magazine

Sept/Oct 2013

Raquel told PPS Magazine what traditional toys her siblings and she played with when they were little...She was delighted that their very old (much loved!) Fisher Price toys that the Carddies sisters played with as children, also featured in the piece (now their own children play with them!).


Monster Mummies

July 2012

The MONSTER Mummies love our products!  They re-issued this lovely review in time for the summer...showing how much fun this imaginative boy has with his Carddies Knights set...

"I think these sets are perfect for popping in your handbag and having available to play with when you need to occupy your children as they are so engaging..." (for full piece see

Creative Crafting

August 2013

Joe (aged 5) and Zac (aged 11) reviewed the Carddies on behalf of Creative Crafting (and gave them the "Big thumbs up").

"Joe was very excited when he opened the box to see all of the little compartments inside. He soon set to work
colouring in one of the little characters. The first thing he noticed was the quality of the pencils. He said they were
the best that he had used and they stayed sharp very well. The colours also came out nice and bright.

Zac also liked the pencils but his favourite bit about carddies was the idea. He said that the best thing for him was
being able to create the characters and give them names so that he could create stories with them."

Toy News

May 2013

Carddies were "particularly popular" at the Mum's Show Live, where they were exhibited in the Good Toy Guide stand.

Top Toy Reviews

29 March 2013

Top Toy Reviews had a lot of fun testing out the Carddies....Watch them hop in time for Easter...(see Top Toy testers' video)

First News

22 March 2013

The younger members of the Carddies team wrote a lovely piece for First News ( the UK national newspaper for children aged 7-14).

"It all started on a rainy seaside holiday in Devon… our Mum started drawing us cardboard people from the backs of cereal packets.  We would colour them in, and then play with them for hours, inventing little stories in our heads. Back then we did not imagine that they would end up as a proper toy. "

Creative Steps

Spring 2013

Carddies bunnies made a very hoppy appearance...perfect to get chilldren crafting and creating in the Easter holidays!

Creative Crafting

April 2013

Carddies featured in this magazine for the Crafting Community (for full piece see page 31 of the magazine).

Primary Times

Feb/March 2013

Carddies were featured in the February/March issues of Primary Times Kent and Sussex:  " an ideal toy to keep children amused on long journeys
or outings."

Telegraph Magazine

Saturday 26 Jan

"Handbag-friendly" Carddies were featured in a lovely Arts and Crafts Time piece in the Children's notebook, by Daisy Bridgewater (p25)..."The characters can be played with anywhere from the dentist's waiting-room to under the restaurant table."

Progressive Preschool

Jan/Feb 2013

Very nice mention of Carddies in the Media Watch section of the Jan/Feb issue (for full piece see