Friday, 29 November 2013

Warm Winter Wishes Candle by Cathi O'Neill

Why not try having a go at making your own festive candles ready for Christmas? Cathi O'Neill has designed this gorgeous candle and card combo, which would look fabulous decorating any table on Christmas Day!

To find out how Cathi made this, check out her blog: 

http://celticknotted.blogspot.com/2013/11/warm-winter-wishes-candle-and-gift-card.html


Warm Winter Wishes by Tracy Evans

Tracy Evans has a stunning project to wow us with today... this is the last of her projects using the Winter Flowers Stamp (and we are loving it!)!

Can't wait to see what Tracy is going to magic up using the Henna Stamps next month...

http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.com/2013/11/warm-winter-wishes_29.html






Fun Time Friday!

Fun Time Friday: Today, we want to hear all of your BEST crafting tips! 

The best crafty tip will win and this week's prize is yummy... 

...An embossing Folder from the new Collection by Couture Creations (Endless), a pot of Autumn Leaves Gilding Flakes, a pot of Cosmic Shimmer Flake & Glitter Glue and a tub of gold glitter... so what are you waiting for???

All you need to do to enter is go to our Facebook Page:-
LIKE the post
LEAVE a comment (telling us about your best crafty tips)
SHARE the post with your friends to help grow our wonderful crafting community!

This week's Fun Time Friday will actually end on Monday, 2nd December at 9am GMT. Winners will be announced on Facebook shortly afterwards!




Good luck xx

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hanging Wall Panel by Tracy Heaton

CE Designer, Tracy Heaton has created this really unique hanging wall panel as her final project using the CE Winter Flowers Stamp - this is a smashing project and would look fab on anyone's wall!

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/winter-flowers-triptych.html


You Are Always in My Thoughts by Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson has a beautiful card to share with us today! Kim has used the Winter Flowers Stamp along with the new Sweet Juliet Die from the latest Heartfelt Creations Collection; Sweet Juliet...

Find out more by visiting Kim's blog:
http://inkykimcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/creative-expressions-winter-flowers.html






Monochrome Poinsettia by Sue Wilson

Morning Crafters! Today sees the last of the Christmas Card Designs by Sue Wilson from the Crafting My Style Series....

From today onwards, we will be releasing videos every Tuesday & Thursday for you to enjoy as there are plenty more videos to come :)

http://www.particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/monochrome-poinsettia.html


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Winter Birthday Card by Kim Dellow

Check out this absolutely striking card that Kim Dellow has made using the Winter Flowers Stamp - isn't it lovely?

http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/2013/11/winter-birthday-for-creative-expressions.html


Crocus Terracotta Planter by Neil Burley

This week see's the last of the projects made using the Creative Expressions Winter Flower Stamp.... Neil Burley has created this incredibly cute little terracotta planter resplendent with colourful crocus. Except it’s not terracotta. And you won’t need to water the crocus either. May be just a dusting now and then 

If you would like to have a go at making one for yourself, head over to Neil's blog for a step-by-step guide:

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2013/11/27/crocus-planter/





Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blog Hop - Unclaimed Prizes...

We still have some unclaimed prizes from our Blog Hop:-

Elaine Hood (from Neil Burley's Blog)
Maggie C (from Donna Ratcliff's Blog)
Angela Radford (from Kim Dellow's Blog)
Pat S Witney (from Trace Metcalfe's Blog)
Marleen Gallager (from Cathi O'Neill's Blog)

Please can you visit our blog and then get in touch to claim your prizes?

http://blog.creative-expressions.uk.com/2013/11/creative-expressions-blog-hop-are-you.html

A Circlet of Snowdrops by Donna Ratcliff

This is an incredibly eye-catching card design by CE Designer, Donna Ratcliff! It's so delicate and pretty and makes great use of the CE Winter Stamps Set....

Find out more by visiting Donna's blog: http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/a-circlet-of-snowdrops.html


Winter Flowers Plaque by Pam Smith

Pam Smith has created this lovely Winter Flowers Plaque to share with us today....

If you fancy having a go at making one of these yourself, then visit Pam's blogs for the how-to guide: http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/crackle-paint-technique.html


New Products: Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Clear Colour Drops...

Exciting news! We have just launched a new range of Crystal Clear Colour Drops.... The Cosmic Shimmer Crystal Colour Drops are a new range of coloured liquids which can be mixed with embossing powders in a Melt Pot, to make an infinite number of colours. The more drops you put in, the deeper the shade!

If you are interested in these fantastic new products, then visit our website to find your nearest retailer http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com/



Beaded Snowflake by Sue Wilson

Today see's one of the last of Sue's Christmas Card designs in Crafting My Style... but Sue Wilson has certainly kept the last till best - this is an absolutely gorgeous Christmas Card Design that would certainly look special on anyone's mantelpiece over the festive period.....

Tune in to Sue's video tutorial at: http://www.particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/beaded-snowflake.html


Monday, 25 November 2013

Little Tag Book by Trace Metcalfe

Tracey Metcalfe is back this week with this delightful tag book! It's gorgeous!

It's great to have Trace back and can't wait to see your future projects too... :)

For a breakdown tutorial of how Trace made this, then go check out her blog: http://inkypinkycraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/all-things-grow-with-love-for-creative.html


Christmas rose Gift Box & Tissue Wrap by Kerry Hickton

Kerry Hickton has a festive theme for her DT project this week in the form of this gorgeous Christmas Rose Gift Box and Tissue Wrap - what a beautiful way to present a gift this Christmas!!

Find out how to make this for yourself, by visiting Kerry's blog: http://www.kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/christmas-rose-gift-box-and-tissue-wrap.html


Creative Expressions Blog Hop - Are You A Winner?

Creative Expressions Blog Hop Prize Winners

A big "Thank You" to everyone who took part in the Creative Expressions Blog Hop last week! Judging by all of the positive comments we received along the way, it certainly seems like everyone had a good time and enjoyed taking part and checking out the magnificent projects.

The Blog Hop Prize Draw has now closed and the winners have been selected, read on to see if you are one of our lucky winners!


The Prizes:

Each blog will have a set of prizes to give-away including a Creative Expressions Stamp (see which stamp is allocated to which blog below), a Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue, a couple of pots of glitter and Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder!


Kim Robertson

Zentangled Flower Precut Stamp
1 x Creative Expressions Zentangled Flower Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter

...And the winner is...... Lucy Edmondson
"That embossing powder looks lovely Kim, and I love the die shape you have used!"


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Zentangled Owl Pre Cut Stamp
1 x Creative Expressions Zentangled Owl Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Sandra Carey
"Great sparkly card love it Hugs Sandra xx


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Zentangled Saying Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Creative Expressions Zentangled Saying Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Elaine Hood 
"A very nice Man card I like it a lot"

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Donna Ratcliff

Precious Purse Set of 2  precut stamps

1 x Creative Expressions Precious Purse Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Maggie C:

Thank goodness I got to see this card. It's stunning. Love the colour choices and always love butterflies. Thank you for the detailed explanations it will be fun to give it a go. MaggieC x

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Tracy Heaton

I Do Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Creative Expressions "I Do" Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Janet
"I spent the morning with my friend Bea, doing some caught in crystal sheets just do do this card after we saw it on C&C. Thrilled to have the detailed instructions now!
Janet (from Kent)"

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Bouquet Frame Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Creative Expressions Bouquet Frame Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... J
"Really lovely! So disappointed I missed this in the big kit over the weekend... will have to try to get this one separately!"

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Your Carriage Awaits Pre Cut Stamp
1 x Creative Expressions Your Carriage Awaits Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Angela Radford
"Love your work Kim so clean and fresh. These stamps are great.
Can't wait to try them out. Crafty hugs Angela x"

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From This Day Forward Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Creative Expressions From This Day Forward Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Pat S Witney
"love the textures you have used on this card."

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To Have & To Hold Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Creative Expressions To Have & To Hold Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter
...And the winner is...... Marleen Gallagher
"Ohhh fantsatic LO. I love that you have show scrapbooking. A keen scrapper myself but never see it round blog land enough. Stunning work xx"

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Wedding Bells Pre Cut Stamp

1 x Doilies 3-in-1 by Couture Creations
1 x Creative Expressions Wedding Bells Pre-Cut Stamp
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue 
1 x Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder and a couple of pots of glitter

...And the winner is...... Darcydydream
"amazing project.....love using the melt pot.....xx"

If you are a winner, please email sarah@creative-expressions.uk.com with your postal address so that we can get your prizes posted out to you. 

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Thanks again to everyone who took part and made our Blog Hop a great success. A massive thanks go out to our Design Team for taking the time to create such wonderful projects especially for our hop.

Follow this News blog to keep up to date with our latest news including regular updates from our Design Team! By following this blog, you will find inspiration from lots of exciting crafty makes, learn what's featuring on our regular Create & Craft Shows and also you will find out about future competitions (which we are already planning)!

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There are many ways to stay in touch!




Sunday, 24 November 2013

Julia Watts on Create & Craft at 5pm today!

If you missed Julia Watts earlier, she will be on again in an hour to showcase two brand new collections from Heartfelt Creations!

Julia will be on C&C at 5pm (Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813)

Here's another peak at one of the projects Julia will be creating... 



Brand New Collections from Heartfelt Creations on C&C with Julia Watts

Julia Watts will be on Create & Craft in half an hour to show you brand new stamps from Heartfelt Creations brand new collections: Sweet Juliet & Floral Keys!

Julia will be on C&C at 12pm & 5pm today (Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813)

Here's a sneaky peak....


Friday, 22 November 2013

Julia Watts on C&C this Sunday!

If you are wondering what to do on Sunday, then Julia Watts may have the answer! Julia will be on Create & Craft to show you brand new stamps from Heartfelt Creations brand new collections: Sweet Juliet & Floral Keys!

Julia will be on C&C at 12pm & 5pm on Sunday (Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813)

Here's a sneaky peak....


Creative Expressions Blog Hop has now ended

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to let you know that the Creative Expressions Blog has now come to an end.

We would like to thank everyone who has taken part and left some really lovely comments along the way.

Winners will be announced on Monday, 25th November, so check back to find out if you are a winner!

Have a great weekend!

Creative Expressions

Dream by Cathi O'Neill

CE designer, Cathi O'Neill will inspire you to take your scrapbook layouts from blah to blissful!

Find out how Cathi made this by checking out her blog:  http://celticknotted.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/dream-layout-for-creative-expressions.html


Snowdrops by Tracy Evans

Tracy Evans has a project enough to brighten anyone's day! Tracy has used the CE Winter Flowers Stamp Set to create this delightful little number - it's simply stunning - thanks Tracy!

http://craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/snowdrops.html







Fun time Friday Competition on Facebook!

Well, it's Fun Time Friday again!

This week, we want to hear about the WORST Christmas Presents you have ever received (or perhaps heard of someone else receiving).

The prize today is a collection of festively coloured glitters and 2 x CE Christmas Bauble Singles Stamps!

To take part, please visit our FACEBOOK PAGE and  LIKE the Fun Time Friday post (pinned to the top of the page), leave a COMMENT about your worst presents and SHARE this post with your friends (let's grow this amazing community!).

The competition will close at 5pm today and the winner will be announced on Facebook shortly afterwards!

Good luck everyone (can't wait to hear your stories!)

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Happy Birthday by Tracy Heaton

Check out this gorgeously bright and cheerful Birthday Card by Tracy Heaton. It's enough to brighten anyone's day :)

Find out what products Tracy used to make this by visiting her blog: http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/two-for-one.html


Warm Winter Wishes by Kim Robertson

This elegant Warm Winter Wishes Card is a work of art by Kim Robertson - it's just so pretty, we hope you agree!

If you want to find out how Kim made this project, then check out her blog:

http://inkykimcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/creative-expressions-crocus.html




Mother of Pearl Frosted Ornament Video Tutorial by Sue Wilson

If you are stuck for inspiration to make your Christmas cards this year, then maybe you should tune in to Crafting My Style today to watch a video tutorial with Sue Wilson for a lovely Christmas Card idea!

http://www.particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/mother-of-pearl-frosted-ornament.html


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Happy Birthday - by Neil Burley

Morning Crafters!! It may be a bit of a bleak day today, but Neil Burley has managed to inject some colour into it with his DT project today using the Winter Stamps Set by Creative Expressions...

Find out how to make this magic little number by visiting Neil's blog: http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2013/11/20/crocus-card/