Friday, 30 August 2013

If you love crafting, then come and join us!

If you love all things crafty and are free on 21st & 22nd Sep, then come and join us at Ally Pally for a weekend of Stamp & Scrapbooking! 

Over 50 retailers, celebrity demonstrators from C&C and free raffle on entry! Early bird discount available now!
http://www.bssbs.co.uk/booktickets/index.php

BSSBS Alexandra Palace September

The September Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace, North London, offers the perfect chance to top up on craft stash and learn new techniques.

Held in Alexandra Palace's Great Hall, the Show features over 50 paper craft retailers exhibiting all manner of craft goodies. What's more, the timing of the September show means there are always brand new Christmas products being showcased ready for festive card making. 

In addition to the fantastic shopping on offer, there are also bundles of free craft demonstrations on exhibitor stands and in the shows dedicated demonstration area all across the weekend.

To book tickets to the September Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show - Alexandra Palace click here.

Tickets 
Advance tickets to the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show - Alexandra Palace over 21st & 22nd September are on sale now. To make sure you know the minute they are available why not sign up to our email updates click here


One week left to submit entries for the CEDT!

Only ONE WEEK LEFT to submit your entries to join our DESIGN TEAM! The deadline is at 5pm on Friday 6th September!! 

Click on the following link to find out how you can enter: 
http://blog.creative-expressions.uk.com/2013/08/call-for-creative-expressions-design.html

Spellbinders Die Launch Show on Create & Craft

Today sees the much anticipated Spellbinders die Launch on Create & Craft at 10am, 12pm & 7pm today with Julia Watts!

Here's a sneaky peak at two of the fab cards Julia will be making! 

Click here to see what products will be featured on today's shows.



Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Best Wishes Card

Jan Liddle has produced a beautiful sample card that needs sharing with the world!

Jan has stamped and embossed the new heartfelt creations flower stamps on to parchment & then painted underneath with wax. Jan has also used distress inks and blush wax to decorate the background and finished with Creative Expressions ribbon , pearls and sentiment by JustRite Stamps.



Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Gorgeous Canvas Project!

Tracy Evans has certainly been busy this bank holiday weekend - check out this GORGEOUS canvas project!! 

Read her blog for more photos and how Tracy made it!!






The Hanging Garden

"The Hanging Garden"... DT member Trace Metcalfe, has created this delightful hanging piece using the Garden Twist set of drawing Inks... Click here to find out more....






Thursday, 22 August 2013

Fun! Cute! Inspirational!

Fun! Cute! Inspirational! That's how we can describe the latest project from DT member Kim Dellow - we LOVE this gorgeous card and simply had to share it with you! Click here to find out how Kim made this lovely card!

Don't forget we are currently looking to increase our Design Team over at Creative Expressions, to find out more on how to submit your projects, please click here.




Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Little Tag in a Pocket by Sharon Nettleship

Sharon Nettleship has created this wonderful DT project for us this week! It's a little tag in a pocket 


To find out how Sharon made this, click here



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Monday, 19 August 2013

DT Project by Tracey Metcalfe

Happy Monday everyone! 

Check out this gorgeous project by DT member, Tracey Metcalfe.... 

We love this over here at Creative Expressions...to find out how Tracey made this delightful project, click on the link: http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/on-gossamer-wings-for-creative.html



Friday, 16 August 2013

Clean & Simple by Kim Dellow

As it's Friday, we thought we'd treat you to another fantastic project from our design team... this one is from @kim-dellow... Kim has retained her Clean and Simple (CAS) theme and has made an A6 greeting card using the Creative Expressions Umount Posy Floral stamp set with the Cosmic Shimmer Drawing inks. She has also used some watercolours and one of her own carved stamps plus a little touch of glitter too. You can find all the details over at her blog

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Another Crafting Masterpiece from Tracy Evans!

Tracy Evans has created another crafting masterpiece (which is absolutely stunning) using the Posy Florals 1 stamp set and Wendy Vecchi’s white Embossing Paste! To find out how Tracy made this, visit her blog...




Toolshed with Julia Watts

Julia Watts will be taking the stage on C&C this coming Sunday at 12pm (for 2 hours) and again at 5pm to showcase the latest products from Heartfelt Creations & JustRite Stamps.... here's a sneaky peak at one of the cards she will be making!


If you want to find out what products you will need to add to your shopping list, then click here

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Call for Creative Expressions Design Team Members 2013/14!

Call for New Design Team Members!

We are currently looking to recruit new passionate crafters to join our 2013/14 Creative Expressions Design Team (CEDT) to make fabulous projects using our products and rubber stamp designs!

Who are we looking for?
We want enthusiastic, versatile papercraft artists that love creating beautifully executed projects. Previous experience on a design team isn't necessary and the most important thing to us is that you have a real passion for craft!

To be eligible for the CEDT, we ask that you:-
1.       Have an active following on a blog &/or social media and post at least once a week
2.       Can produce one Design Team (DT) project per week, posting it on your blog and any other social media you may be involved with (we will post your designs directly to our social media channels on your behalf).
3.       Activity promote Creative Expressions on your blog, crafting forums and any other social media that you are involved with and link this back to our website where appropriate.
4.       Can produce one “Project Worksheet” per month to be featured in our regular newsletter to retailers (this can be one of your weekly DT projects). A template will be supplied.

What’s in it for you?
There are some fantastic benefits to being a member of the Creative Expressions Design Team! As a member, you will:-
  1. Receive a new set of Creative Expressions rubber stamps every month (absolutely free) as well as a selection of other crafting goodies to work with to create your weekly projects.
  2. Receive a fantastic 25% discount on all products that Creative Expressions supply (this discount applies only to RRP of products & is only applicable when ordering from Creative Expressions directly).
  3. Enjoy regular links to your blog through to the Creative Expressions website, blog and social media channels.
  4. Receive a CEDT 2013/14 badge to display on your blog &/or website.
  5. Have your creations showcased on the Creative Expressions website, marketing materials & social media channels.
  6. Be joining a fantastic new innovative & exciting Design Team!


How do you enter?
To apply for this DT call, please email sarah@creative-expressions.uk.com with the subject line “DT Entry: Your Name”.

Please include the following to your email:-
  1. Attach 3 X High Resolution pictures of projects that you have made which best demonstrate your style and skills.
  2. A summary of why you would like to join the Creative Expressions Design Team
  3. Any relevant experience you have
  4. Also please include a photo of your DT Call Challenge Entry (see below)

Applicants from the UK & Europe are all welcome.
The closing date for entries is Friday 6th September 2013 at 5pm GMT.

DT Call Challenge; AUTUMN
Taking part in regular challenges will be a part of the CEDT members’ role, we would like you to take part in a mini challenge as part of the selection process. The theme for the DT Call Challenge is “AUTUMN”.

The rules are really simple! All we would like you to do is create any style of paper craft that you like as long as it features rubber stamping and has an autumnal theme.

You don't have to use Creative Expressions stamps in your challenge entry, but being familiar with our stamps is a definite plus.

Closing Date – Friday 6th September  2013
We ask that all DT Call applications be sent to us by 5pm (GMT) on Friday, 6th September 2013.

Entries will then be shortlisted and applicants may be required to post their projects directly to us at the final stages of selection (we will post them back to you).

The successful candidates will then be chosen by our judges.

Winners will be notified by email and then announced on the Creative Expressions News Blog, website and Facebook.

If you have any queries please feel free to comment below or email sarah@creative-expressions.uk.com

Good luck and we really look forward to seeing your projects!

Get festive with Sam Poole today on Ideal World!

Get in a festive mood with Sam Poole today on Ideal World at 11am & 2pm!

Sam will be getting into the festive spirit today and here is a sneaky preview of one of the cards she will be showing us all how to make!

If you would like to see what products Sam will be using on today's show, then please click here!


Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Sweetest Thing

The word for this weeks Design Project from Trish Latimer is "SWEET" 

We love this design - thanks Trish!

If you want to learn more about how Trish made this card, then please visit her blog by clicking here.






Friday, 9 August 2013

Design Team Project by Tracy Evans

Design Team guru Tracy Evans has created this delightful project using a selection of Creative Expressions products including the That Special Touch Foxglove Mask, Cosmic Shimmer Royal Gold Texture Paste, Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters Stamp Set.


To find out more about this project, you can visit Tracy’s blog by clicking here.





Julia Watts on Create & Craft TV

Julia Watts will be starring on Create & Craft tomorrow at 11am & 4pm to demonstrate a selection of her favourite products from Creative Expressions, Cosmic Shimmer, JustRite Stamps & Heartfelt Creations.
To find out what products Julia will be using, click here.


Thursday, 8 August 2013

Design Team Creation

Sharon Nettleship from our design team has been very busy with her selection of Creative Expressions goodies this week and designed this beautiful card perfect for a nice summers day!

To find out more about how Sharon made this delightful masterpiece, you can visit her blog

Monday, 5 August 2013

Sam Poole on Create & Craft - 6th August 2013

Happy Monday Everyone!

Sam Poole will be demonstrating her brand new designs on create and craft on tomorrow (6th August) at 11am and 3pm. 

One of the new designs is this gorgeous ‘Zentangle Butterfly’... if you want to find out more detail on the products featured on tomorrow's show, then please click here