Apr 30, 2014

Quarterly Competition




Don't forget, you still have time to enter our quarterly competition and win up to £100 to spend with us online. 

Closing date is 31st May, please send all entries to Gemma at marketingccp@craftycomputerpaper.co.uk or post your entry on our facebook wall! 

Congratulations to Michele Chivers, the winner of our last quarterly competition, who won herself £100 worth of Crafty vouchers for her beautiful and creative card designs using our Inkjet Linen papers which we absolutely love;






We can't wait to see this quarters entries so get creative and remember, we have a team of advisors on hand to help you with all your crafty questions, just call 0116 2744 755 or email us at support@craftycomputerpaper.co.uk.




May 17, 2013

Scenic Candle Holders





















After spending some time in Derbyshire last weekend I couldn’t help but be inspired by the beauty of being outdoors. Although the weather forecast suggested heavy rain, the weather was tolerable and there were plenty of opportunities to take photographs which of course I did. I have selected my four favourite compositions which I will be using to decorate wooden candle holders but you can use more if you prefer extra detail or a contrast of images on each holder.




To start off with I have painted the wooden candle holders with acrylic paint. I would recommend using at least 2 coats as the surface is quite absorbent and this will ensure it is sealed well.







Blue is always a nice base colour for landscapes because it provides a harmonious colour balance overall.

The photographs that I have chosen have been cropped to measure the surface area around the candle holders and I have lightened the images before printing onto the Inkjet Lazertran as the colours appear darker due to the coating on the paper.


After soaking the Inkjet Lazertran in water for up to 15 seconds your image is now ready to be transferred. I found that placing the candle holder on its side works best because it’s easier to transfer the image and then rotate the holder working your way back to the start and making sure all the air bubbles have been removed in the process.

 

Finally, I have applied a coat of acrylic varnish over the wooden candle holders after leaving them to dry for 24 hours. You can also use an oil-based varnish if you want to have a transparent background and see more of the base colour through your prints. Why not try using brighter background colours for a bolder look or multiple colours on each candle holder to create vibrant landscapes.

Mar 6, 2013

Mother's Day Surprise!

For those of you who are stuck for ideas on Mother's Day why not surprise your mum with a beautiful pop up vase to accompany her bouquet of flowers.

                              


These flat packed flower vases are made by a company called Blooming Simple…because that’s what they are! Simple, yet very effective.

They are really easy to personalise and if you need to send them through the post so they arrive with your flowers just keep the 2 pieces separate and let your mum put them together. There’s no need to worry about your flowers fitting because these fun, waterproof pop up vases are available in 2 sizes!

The vase is made from heavy duty white card which you can decorate with various materials including paper, printable fabrics and not to mention our dry rub off decal paper. The durable, cellophane inner lets you fill it with water to keep the flowers happy.


Step 1

Decorate the 4 sides of the vase
















Step 2

Decorate the base if you wish.





If you are sending the vase through the post …your work is now complete! If not…carry on to the next step.







Step 3

Squeeze the 2 sides to expand the vase



















Step 4

Peel off the protective tabs on the base to reveal the adhesive tape
















Step 5

Slide the tabs on the vase into the slots on the base and fold the tabs out onto the adhesive strips.






Fill the vase or pot to about 1/3 full and buy a nice bunch of flowers. Say it with flowers and a vase!

Feb 13, 2013

Crafty Computer Paper 2012 Winners Announced

Hello Crafters!

First of all CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners and a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who entered our competition!

We've had some fantastic entries and judging was really tough! All of our winners and runners-up are listed below, so have a look at them for ideas and inspiration. We hope you like them as much as we do...

If you didn't scoop a prize this time round then have no fear, our next competition is now up and running!

To enter, simply send us a photo of any project you've created with our products, along with a brief description of how you made it, and what crafty paper you used. From cards to dolls house miniatures, models to fabric pieces, we will accept crafty creations of all shapes and sizes.

There are three different ways you can send your entry. Email us at marketingccp@craftycomputerpaper.co.uk, post on our Facebook wall or submit a customer creation on the Crafty site.

The winner of our Crafty Competition will receive a whopping £100 in Crafty Computer Paper vouchers. Second place will be rewarded with £50 in vouchers and third place will receive £25 in vouchers.

The closing date for entries is April 30th. Winners will be notified by email by May 10th.

Good luck! We can't wait to see your entry!

1st Prize

£100 voucher goes to:

S4Y Park School in Kilmarnock(Loren, Jason, Jack, Linsay, Katie, Susan and Caitlin)

For the brilliant use of our shrink paper to make some quirky keyring's to sell at the school Christmas Fair.

We loved how each keyring was made from an original piece of artwork.


2nd Prize

£50 voucher goes to:

Sam Pugh

For the fantastic use of our Non-Wash Printable Cotton to create a beautiful Christmas cushion. What a brilliant present to receive!

We really love the colours and trims that Sam has used to complement the main image.


3rd Prize

£25 voucher goes to:

Kaisa Kalliovuo

For the incredibly detailed use of our Laser Water-Slide Decal Paper to make tiny 1:12 scale tableware for a dolls house. The intricate patterns look fabulous!

We loved the eye for detail on this Kaisa!




Dec 10, 2012

Christmas Tags

It has been a few months since I’ve been at Crafty Computer Paper and now that I’ve settled in I thought I would say hello and at the same time share my excitement for creativity at Christmas. With less than 3 weeks to go there is still time to make something special even if it means creating simple tags to compliment your wrapping paper.



I have used our Dry Rub Off Decal Paper in white to transfer multiple drawings onto Manila Strung Tags, by scanning in my drawing the process was effortless and saved a lot of time. You could even try using the clear sheets if you prefer a transparent background.

Aug 11, 2011

Get your entries in to the Crafty Competition 2011!


It's time to get your printer dusted and your decal papers ready! The Crafty Competition 2011 has kicked off to a roar of fanfare as across the world, crafters submit photos of their creations using our products! The competition is broad and we welcome submissions from beginner, intermediate to advanced crafters in the following four categories: PAPER CRAFTS, DECALS, FABRICS and MINIATURE WORLD.

Send in a photo of any projects you've created using any of our products to be in with a chance of winning. These could be cards, models, doll houses, fabric creations, and lots more! A short description of how you made your piece, what products you used - with a good quality photo of your project is all you need to send in! In each category, you could win a top prize of a £100 Crafty Computer Paper gift voucher, a runner up prize of a £50 voucher or a £25 voucher for 'Best of the Rest'.

To help you with your entries, we're offering customers 15% discount on all orders over £25 for the duration of the competition. Simply enter the promotional code 'CC11' into the coupon box in our shopping basket to redeem this special offer.

We really look forward to seeing your crafty entries!

The Homecrafts Team

Click here to view last year's winners >>
Click here to find out how you can take part >>


 

Jun 29, 2011

New, lower shipping for over 55 international countries!

From June 29th 2011, Crafty Computer Paper will be cutting the cost of international delivery to over 55 selected countries, from £11.99 / €17.41 to just £6.99 / €9.37.

Founded in 2003, we're one of the leading suppliers of uniquely special products that turn your printers into magnificently creative machines! Over the last few years, more and more of our oversees customers have been enjoying the great value and top quality products that brought us success in the UK and today we're happy to announce these lower rates.

The following countries benefit from new, lower shipping rates:-

Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan,Azores, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State 

We're working on bringing the same, lower rate to the following countries and will update you shortly:-

Albania, Armenia, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Corsica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Madeira, Montenegro, Serbia