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CHA Summer 2011 :: Candi by Craftwork Cards

scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
Next up: something new! It’s a product line called Candi, created by UK company Craftwork Cards. Candi is like a brad without a back – no pesky metal bits to bend, and a lot more affordable as a result. They can be attached with adhesives like foam squares (and they have a branded set to match perfectly).

scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
You get a bunch of them in each bag so you don’t have to hold back and save them for something extra special. The bags currently retail for under £2, so that sounds good to me. They come in white, which you can alter using pretty much anything you like, or lots of different colours and colour combinations.

Cardmaker Julie Hickey was there at the Candi stand and she had a great introduction to the product to share with you. Apologies for the background noise in the hall – next time I better take a microphone!

scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
Beautiful inspiration from the Craftwork Cards designers!

scrapbooking supplies :: candi by craftwork cards
And monochromatic packs with lots of different patterns in the same colour – perfect for those of you who sort your embellishments via the rainbow!

I’m looking forward to giving these a try – and my nails are already happy about the idea of no metal prongs on the back of every brad (ouch).


22 July 2011

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9 Comments for CHA Summer 2011 :: Candi by Craftwork Cards

  1. AllisonLP Says:

    I’ve added Candi to my wish list!

  2. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Looks perfect for DD – I don’t like her having a bradawl unsupervised. And cards so you don’t have to cover up the metal bits on the back. Last card we made the brads we used glittery brads and the paint and glitter had stuck the pins together – now they were a nightmare! And British so I don’t have to pay extra to get them shipped. Win all round I’d say. Thanks for sharing – bet you’re like a kid in a sweet shop!

  3. Diane Says:

    They are fun and my sister loves using them. Scrapbooksisters in Kent have had them for a while but I don’t know if they’re actually on their website yet.
    I bought 2 packs during their crop last week.
    Slightly unrelated: I love these posts, thank you so much for bringing CHA to my home!

  4. Mary M. Says:

    These look so great…sometimes I hate those metal backs! And the samples were very inspiring. I hope I can get my hands on some of these. =)

  5. Jeannie Says:

    If anyone is having trouble finding Card Candy online Scrapbook Sisters also take phone orders.

  6. Lucy Says:

    I got these a few Ally Pally’s ago and think they are fab! The design team showcase their stuff incredibly, some really inspiring work. I even have a Candi badge, lol! :)

  7. Mel Says:

    I love card candi too and Craftwork cards are from right here in my home town of Leeds x Click on crafts have them on sale too and I think they are on 10% discount at the moment
    Thanks for these posts Shimelle.

  8. Emma Says:

    *Thank you for this post, Shimelle and as a member of the Craftwork Cards Design Team and the person who made the black and white stepper card, in your photos, it was wonderful to see all of your pictures from CHA.

    **As for Candi, I must say that it’s a “must-have” for any crafter and everyone should buy some…it’s fabulous and has so many uses. You’ll be like a kid in a candi store with all the choice of colours…

    Thanks again for sharing your photos, Emma x

  9. Madeline Says:

    These are cool but are they going to be available in the USA or are they already

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