UK Made

Amazing press and parent and blogger reviews for our creative colouring toy...

Launch of new sets


The launch of Carddies Sports and Carddies London in April 2012 was featured in various publications and websites, including Toy News, Toy World Mag, Gift Focus and Toy Talk; as well as   4munchkinsplusmummy , A boy with Asperger's ,  Mummy Pages, Missing sleep, This is Life and The Babbling Mummy, who said:

 I loved the idea of Carddies straight away, and I knew Miss B would love them too as she loves colouring. I wasn’t too sure about Little S though, because his attention span with this sort of toy can be quite limited….


…From about 3.30 until Daddy came home at about 5.45, the house was silent. For that entire time, S and B coloured in their Carddies, talked about them occasionally with each other and played with them.


I posted pictures of them on Twitter, because I just couldn’t believe how peaceful it was! No television, screaming or shouting.


S has particularly enjoyed his Carddies. He coloured in the background really carefully and some of his characters, making sure that the colours matched on both the back and the front of their clothes. He talked about the different members of his family, and has named some of them on the back of the background, where there are pictures of each character and a space for their name.”






Vegetarian Living

Carddies had lovely coverage in the June 2012 issue of Vegetarian Living magazine....

Top Drawer

Please see coverage in Toy News and in Toys 'n' Playthings of our Top Drawer 2012 award for the Best New Product for Children.

(Carddies picks up Top Drawer award)



(Carddies scoop award at Top Drawer)


Hot New Toy

It was very nice to be featured among the Top ten toys from Toy Fair 2012 by parentdish! (see All the fun of the Toy Fair: Hot new toys for 2012)




North West Evening Mail

We loved the piece in the Kidszone page of the North West Evening Mail.


The Winter Travel Sense column of Mumsense magazine included Carddies in its list of What to take:

"Carddies are a new product offering traditional, educational, creative fun for children: just the kind of thing I like for my young daughter. The engaging characters are made of high quality card ready to be coloured in, given names and played with for hours and hours. Portable, compact and robust, I find them to be the perfect travel toy for my moving family!"

  (see full piece at, page 55)

The People

The Family Life page of The People featured Carddies. The author's daughter also gave us a lovely thumbs-up @adeleb75!

Department Store News

Carddies were featured in the April 2012 issue of Department Store News.