Saturday 20 September 2014

Carddies **REVIEW**

James is a typical child he cant sit still for more than 5 minutes and gets bored very easily especially when out and about in the car, With the classic "Are we there yet" ringing in our ears every car journey. 

So when the lovely people over at Carddies offered us one of their sets to try out with James we were thrilled! Carddies are little card people in a robust cardboard box complete with a background, pencils and stands to hold the little people! 

Here is a little about the company itself...

Carddies Limited is owned by two sisters, Raquel and Esther.
During a rainy seaside holiday Raquel started drawing little card people for her three house bound girls, using the backs of cereal packs and any card to hand. Since then Raquel has drawn hundreds of little card people for many children, who love them and play with them for hours.
Raquel and Esther joined forces to develop this lovely idea into a business and so the Carddies evolved. Their past experiences working as a lawyer and accountant respectively, and as full time mothers of their seven children, have been useful.
All the Carddies, scenes and packaging continue to be drawn by hand by the two sisters. The seven cousins are key advisers on many aspects of the business, including branding, packaging, current sets and future product ideas.
As James has just started school we chose the School set and he loved it! 

Each set comes complete with a variety of "characters" to colour in, a background scene to colour in, plastic stands so that the card characters can stand up and a set of colouring pencils. All of the above comes in a sturdy cardboard box to keep it all in and its perfect to take along in the car or on day trips as everything can be kept in one place. The box even contains a cute little space to put your chulds name!  

James had lots of fun colouring in all of the bits and referred back to his own class and school friends when colouring in. 

We coloured them in together a little at a time and he told me all about his day at school and his classroom as we coloured in. After we had finished we had a lovely time creating some little stories with the set. It seemed to help James relay some of his activities from school to me (Usually when I ask about school I just get I don't know or I forgot lol!). 

Carddies are priced at £8.99 which I think is a great price for something that gets the imagination working, can be used time and time again and gives children something to do on long journeys! 
There are so many kits to choose from including... Ballet, Cavemen, Fairies, Family, Farm, Football, Knights, London, Nativity, School (same as pictured above) and sport. 

You can find out more about Carddies on their website - www.carddies.com.
Or stay up to date with all of the latest news from Carddies on one of their social media pages here - 
Which kit do you think your children would like the best? 


* I was not paid for this review. All opinions given are my own.
* If you would like me to review your product or service, please email me on xJessLegresleyx@hotmail.com.


  1. What a lovely little set! A great project to get the imagination going x

  2. these look great! We do lots of train journeys, and these would be great for them!

  3. Great ideas for keeping busy minds occupied! x

  4. These look great, the end result is fab x

  5. How adorable is this? It looks like your son loved it, and it seems like the perfect item to stash in the car for 'emergencies' ;)

  6. My daughter would love the fairies one. These look fantastic!