A sprinkling of simple Candi

Morning lovely Crafters!

Hope those of you who made it to Harrogate had a fab time, are busy creating with your purchases and having lots of  crafting fun.  I've been doing a little creating for you today with some nice Christmasy Candi colours - Christmas Post, Gold Bar, Red Velvet and Forest - all from the Colour Pops range - these colours are rich and lustrous so I have kept my creations simple (that's me anyway, a bit less is more most of the time!).

Today I have made two cards, a gift rosette with a Candi bloom centre, and a kraft gift tag.  The first card has a border of crushed, 'up side down' Gold Bar Candi.  I have used a mat of white card edged with gold ink, a Christmas Post layered flower with a crushed Candi centre, a gold Craftwork Cards sentiment and a few dashes of Stardust Stickles.

Card no. 2 is again edged in Stardut Stickles, I have used Miri card (from my CWC stash) to make a bauble.  I  embossed the red Miri first with a snowflake design to add some texture and used Christmas Post  and Gold Bar candi, (Gold Bar has a little stickles on ittoo!) in the centre of all the snow flakes.  Some Christmas sentiments and a little red organza ribbon finish it off.

On to the gift rosette......... simply made from scraps left over from other projects.  I have just made some rings with four strips of different Christmas Post papers and glued together in the centre to form a 'rosette'.  I've added a Candi bloom to the centre and a Christmas sentiment and finished off with a fairly large double sided foam pad on the back, ready to peel off the top and stick on a Christmas gift for someone special.  

Last but not least a gift tag.....  I love these kraft tags or any kraft card for that matter! I have stamped all over with a tiny snow flake in gold and inked around the edges for a nice effect.  A simple, fairly large sentiment on the bottom of the tag, bordered with crushed Red Velvet Candi is the main focus of the tag, leaving the remainder blank for a hand written message.  A simple organza and red twine bow with some gold and red gems add a little finishing touch and a simple sparkle of Christmas magic. 

There you have it, simple ways to use Candi, hope you enjoy these makes and will get those Candi boxes out and start creating and when you do, we would love you to share what you have made with us all....... Email on cardsandcandi@hotmail.co.uk

Still using that iPad so here goes with the pics!!........

Have a fun weekend and whatever you get up to - keep happy, smiling and above all enjoy life!  

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