Saturday, 29 March 2014

Candi or Champagne / Champagne or Candi ???

Morning All....

Day 2 of Candi Love week and only a day away from Mother's Day for all you lucky Mums out there, hope you're all planning a nice relaxing day.

Another competition today, a champagne flute crammed with Candi and you've guessed it, we want to know how many pieces of Candi are in the glass.  I had the task of counting them too! I thought I'd do it twice to make sure I was right but ended up doing 3 counts as 2nd was interrupted and by the time I went back to it couldn't remember what I was up to, lol! Anyway I now know exactly how many there are and have written it down so it's not forgotten.  What we want you to do is email at and let us know how many pieces of Candi you think are in the glass, the winner will be the person who guesses exactly or is closest to the magic number. The Prize is a  Candi Selection Box with 13 boxes full of Candi, you have until the end of 1st April 2014 to get your answers in, make sure you comment on the blog too........

Here's the glass below!

I thought for the picture I would set the scene and include a bottle of bubbly, if I give a bottle as a present I always make a nice a bottle label to pretty it up for the recipient....

A bottle label is easy to make and probably by looking at it you will see how, just cut some card to suit the size of the bottle, I'm a very big fan of Craftwork Cards pearlised card and here I have used the beautiful Damask Pearl Blue which is perfect with the pastel Kitsch, Tea Dance and many other of the fab Craftwork Card ranges. Score and cut a circle in the centre of the shorter piece to go over the neck of the bottle and decorate as desired . I have used Kitsch flowers and papers and lots of Candi of course.  You could also use a beautiful bow on the stem of your glass, just stick some ribbon on the back and tie around the stem for an extra pretty flourish.

That's it for today folks, back tomorrow  with even more Candi and a fun survey for you all to take part in.  Until then, keep happy, smiling and crafting with Candi.........

Friday, 28 March 2014

Candi Love Week!

Happy, happy Friday!

Hope you are all smiling and happy this Friday, it's nearly the weekend, Mother's Day on Sunday, and here in blog land it's the start of Candi Love week, a whole week of Candi fun for those of you who love Candi and use it on your cards and craft projects and as well as being treated to lots of inspiration there are chances to win loads of goodies including lots and lots of yummy Candi, you can even win by leaving a comment.    Don't forget to log on every day for a look and tell your crafty friends too - us crafters are a loving, sharing community.......! 

Here are some of the giveaways up off grabs this week........

Remember, you don't always just have to pop a couple on a card, Candi does  add a certain 'je ne sais quoi'  to a card though,  use Candi to create flowers, use upside down, inside out, scrunched, folded 
and embellished with glossy accents (my favourite) or glitter/stickles.....

Here are just a few uses.....

During the week I will be altering a couple of items using beautiful Craftwork Cards products and lots of Candi.  Here is something you could do with little ones over the forthcoming holidays, needs an adult to cut up the bottle though (I used a very sharp bread knife!!)...


 After ...... A little wristlet tied with a red ribbon, using a beautiful crackle glazed bow and a Candi bloom centre

Take a slice from the bottle, cut through one side, I angled off each side of the cut (you can see in the pic above) cover with whatever paper you fancy, punch 2 holes for the ribbon to fasten and decorate however you desire! Not quite sophisticated for us grown ups probably but great for little princesses.........  Let us see your recycling/altering please, there are prizes during the week too - lots

And now for the line up for the next week .........


The Candi Love Clinic will be open all week, you can email your tips and suggestions or ask us for help or tips, you can share your ideas, best glues etc. the new new email address is

Competition: Altered/Recycled items using Candi to decorate
Closing Date: 01/04/2014
Prize:  Candi Storage Box, Candi Fix Foam Pads, 4 bags of Candi
Winner announced: 04/04/2014

Competition: Guess the number of Candi in champagne glass - a toast to all the Mums for Mother's Day 
Prize: Candi Selection Box with 13 boxes full of Candi
Closing Date:  01/04/2014
Winner Announced: 02/04/2014

A Fun Candi Survey - 10 hand decorated notebooks to be won 
Competition: Candi Limerick. (5 lines, 1st, 3rd and 5th rhyming) must be 'clean'!!!
Closing Date: 02/04/2014
Prize: 4 bags of Candi and Candi Stamp - Bubble Bloom – Christina
Marie to feature an altered Candi project

How to make one of Kay Fletcher’s gorgeous Candi Flower’s, step by step instructions with pictures.  Pictures of beautiful finished project use the Kitsch box......
Prizes of handmade Candi card and gift for leaving comments

Feature on customer replies to 'What you do with Candi'
Closing date for Guess Number of Candi in Champagne glass, winner announced 

Feature more customer replies to 'What you do with Candi'
Announce winner of Guess the Number of Candi Competition
Feature some of the DT Candi gallery
Prizes of DT Candi Makes for comments left

Tina Boyden’s Focus on You - it's all about Candi
Prize for randomly selected entry

Grand Finale of Candi Love week
Results of all the competitions, list of weeks winners
Feature some Candi Limericks, any pics sent in

We are so looking forward to bringing you Candi every day for the next week, please, please join in and enjoy the fun.  Until tomorrow keep happy, smiling and crafting with Candi........  I'm off to Candi heaven in my craft room and to try my hand at writing a Limerick, lol..........

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Crown Card with Candi!

Hi Everybody!
Jenny from Crazy About Cricut here, and I'm excited to share another post as a Craftwork Cards Design Team member! I have a cute card to share today.  Here are the details:

*Craftworks - Candi embellishments
*Silhouette - Crown Card (#55807)
*Core'dinations - cardstock

*I thought the orange striped Candi's were perfect for the top of the crown.
*For the turquoise striped ones, I punched a hole in them with my Crop-o-dile and added them to the eyelet border.  What a fun look!

*I love shape cards :)

*This card has some fun dimension!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Make sure to check back here on the Craftworks blog for more gorgeous inspiration from the Craftwork Cards Design Team :O)

Here's a couple more links you should know:

CraftWork Cards Stores

For the UK store, click HERE.

You can also find CANDi in the US at various online stores including:

CraftWork Cards Blog Link