Friday, 30 May 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

This week, we have a really exciting competition for you; Spot the Difference!

All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page, look for the post pinned to the top and follow the instructions.

Here is the prize that is up for grabs today!



Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Summer Breeze by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton has created her final piece for the month of May and this is it!

Tracy wanted to bring a fresh spring/summer feel to the card, so she kept the palette simple using only two colours and white. To add some luxury and sparkle to the project, Tracy applied some glitter and pearls, creating this beautiful project.

Visit Tracy's blog to find out more:

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/summer-breeze.html


CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Elegant Bow Tie

It's all about tying bows today! Sue uses some of her new dies to show you how to make stunning 3D bows!

Click on the link to watch the video and learn how to create some fantastic embellishments for your crafting projects:

http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/elegant-bow-tie.html



Wednesday, 28 May 2014

YOU TUBE:

We have over 70 videos on our YouTube Channel, and they are all free to watch!

All of our videos are tutorials with Sue Wilson, and will teach you how to use a wide variety of crafting products and techniques! It's free, so why not sign up now?

If you are keen to join our crafting community on YouTube, then just click the link :)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4vsLrg_pgo243AIwnjnb5Q/playlists


Lilies In A Vase by Neil Burley

The lilies are out again, and this time in a gilded earthenware vase!

Neil Burley has used the same Re-Inker watercolour technique as last week for the colouring, but added in the wonderful Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes to add a bit of bling and opulence.

Check it out on his website at:
http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/05/28/lilies-in-a-vase/


Phill Martin on Create & Craft TV

If you missed Phill Martin earlier, then you have a second chance to see him this afternoon at 1pm!

Phill has a great set of gorgeous new Stamps by Sentimentally Yours to show you and will be making some seriously awesome cards with them on the show! Here's one of the many....

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Best Wishes by Kim Dellow

It is with much sadness that today we say goodbye to DT Member, Kim Dellow. Kim has been on our Design Team for a good 3 years and so we are obviously very sad to see her go :(

This is Kim's final project and the sentiment suits our mood exactly! Thanks Kim for all your gorgeous projects over the years, you will be missed by all of us!

http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/2014/05/last-call-for-creative-expressions-dt.html


Phill Martin on C&C at 10am

Phill Martin is on today at 10am with a Creative Expressions Stamping Show on Create & Craft.

Tune in to watch Phill create several gorgeous projects using his new range of Sentimentally Yours Stamps!

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Phill Martin on Create & Craft Tomorrow!

Phill Martin is back getting crafty on Create & Craft! Tomorrow, Phill we be showcasing his brand new Sentimentally Yours Stamps.

Phill Martin will be on C&C at 10am and 1pm tomorrow.

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Here's a sneak peak at one of the cards Phill has created using his brand new stamps!



Pink Tulips by Donna Ratcliff

Check out this amazing project made by CE Designer, Donna Ratcliff! It's so gorgeous!

Head over to Donna's blog to see how Donna made this and what she used: http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/pink-tulips.html


For You by Pam Smith

Pam Smith has created this bright and cheerful making using the Singles Word Stamps available from Creative Expressions.

These Stamps are so versatile and are great for all types of occasions!

Visit Pam's blog to find out how to make this project for yourself:
http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/for-you.html




CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Circle of Joy

Today's video is probably one of the shortest videos in the series (so no excuses for not watching it!).

Sue shows you how to use the Craft Dies to simply emboss and to cut the same design onto your card.

Click here to watch the video:
http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/circle-of-joy.html


Monday, 26 May 2014

Simplicity by Kerry Hickton

The Beauty of Life is in it's Simplicity!

Very true indeed :) Kerry Hickton has created this fantastic little make to share with us on this glorious Bank Holiday Monday! Kerry has used the new Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paint to really bring this project to life :)

http://kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.com/2014/05/creative-expressions-simplicity.html


Friday, 23 May 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

Well done everyone for helping us to reach our target of 4,000 likes on Facebook!

To celebrate we are going to make FOUR lucky people winners this week for this Bank Holiday Special Competition!

To be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prizes featured in our Facebook competition, simply head over to our Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top of the page and follow the instructions.


https://www.facebook.com/creativeexpressionscraft 

Competition will close at 9am on Tuesday, 27th May and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

The winner will be the person that comes closest to the true value of the prize. If more than one person gets the correct answer, then winners will be chosen at random from the correct answers.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Daisy by Tracy Heaton

This is just such a pretty card, created by Tracy Heaton!

Bursting with colour and vibrance, this has cheered up our day no end :)

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/daisy-daisy.html


Create & Craft - Julia Watts is on at 3pm!

If you missed Julia's show earlier today, then don't worry, because Julia Watts is back on again at 3pm this afternoon!

Here's another wonderful project that she has created especially for the show.

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CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Squared Rectangles

When is a rectangle, not a rectangle? When it's a square!

Today's video shows a great technique for changing the look of your rectangular shaped dies, giving you much more versatility and value for your die use.  We hope you can take a few minutes to check it out.

http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/squared-rectangles_22.html


For You by Kim Robertson

Here's a delightful and cheery make from Kim Robertson. The bow element of this card is amazing - so many layers and lots to look at!

http://inkykimcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/creative-expressions-thursday-and.html



Julia Watts on C&C at 9am

Julia Watts is on Create & Craft at 9am this morning to show off the new Stamps and Dies from Taylored Expressions (they are absolutely gorgeous)!

If you can't make 9am, then Julia will be on again at 3pm this afternoon!

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Julia Watts on Create & Craft tomorrow!

Here's a sneaky peak at one of the cards Julia Watts will be demonstrating on Create & Craft tomorrow - isn't it gorgeous?

Julia will be on at 9am and 3pm, so make sure you set it to record if you are off out!

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You're The Best by Kim Dellow

You're The Best Kim!

Kim Dellow has created this project for us as her penultimate make before leaving the Creative Expressions Design Team (sob). We are really sad to be losing Kim, but at least we have one more make before she goes :)

http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/2014/05/youre-best-for-creative-expressions.html



CE WORKSHOPS:-

We still have some spaces available for our Workshops on 4th June with Julia Watts and Tracey Laughton.

Morning with Tracey.
Time: 10-12:30
Cost: £15

Afternoon with Julia
Time: 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: £30
You get to make two projects in the afternoon!

If you are interested in signing up, then please email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com or call 01536 481778 to register your interest.

Mixed Bouquet In A Vase by Neil Burley

Here’s another floral number by Neil Burley, using this month’s featured Singles stamps from Creative Expressions. Neil has coloured these with the distress Re-Inker watercolour technique onto watercolour paper, and embellished with a bit of decoupage to add depth and a Watts-dots circular border.

It's such a bright and cheery project, we are just loving it!

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/05/21/mixed-bouquet-in-a-vase/


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Clean & Simple by Donna Ratcliff

Thanks A Bunch.... Donna (for making this delightful little project for everyone to see this glorious afternoon!).

Donna Ratcliff has given us all a burst of sunshine colour with this stunning make.

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/clean-and-simple.html



Springtime Wall Hanging by Pam Smith

Pam Smith has created this gorgeous Springtime Wall Hanging using the Creative Expressions Tulip Spray stamps and the Earthenware Vase Stamp... it would look so pretty hanging on the wall!

http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/springtime-wall-hanging.html


CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Gilded Lace Panel

Join Sue to find out how to create this gorgeous Gilded Lace Panel card made simply with borders, a few Gilding Flakes and some accent pieces from her Die collection.

We hope you can take a few minutes to watch the video:
http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/gilded-lace-panel.html


Monday, 19 May 2014

Welcome To Your New Home by Kim Bacon

DT member, Kim Bacon is just in the process of moving house, so this is the last project we will be seeing from her on Mondays for a couple of weeks or so....

What an ideal project to make! I am sure that Kim herself will be hoping to receive some of these, once the mammoth move is out of the way - good luck with the move Kim!

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/see-you-again-soon-with-creative.html


Just A Note by Kerry Hickton

What a beautiful weekend we've just had - hope you all managed to get out in the sunshine and enjoy it!

Here's a fab make by Kerry Hickton, which pretty much takes the essence of this gorgeous weather and has turned it into this absolutely wonderful project!

Head over to Kerry's blog to find out more:
http://kezzyscraftyjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/creative-expressions-just-note.html


Friday, 16 May 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

You may have noticed that it's all about Straw Hats this week, so we thought we would offer you a fun challenge to finish the week off nicely 

Visit our Facebook page and take part at https://www.facebook.com/creativeexpressionscraft 

The Prize: A pack of 5 straw hats and two of the new stamps that will work exceptionally well with the new hats!

Competition will close at 5pm today and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct entries.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Last Notice of the Day

Last notice of the day (we promise). Think you all know that Julia will be on Create and Craft today for her mammoth demo day featuring all the latest and greatest Stamps & Dies from JustRite (there are some absolute beauties in the new collection).

Remaining shows for today will be at 4pm and then 7pm.

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Weather With You by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton is really enjoying the glorious weather at the moment (aren't we all??). Tracy was so inspired by the lush greenness and spring colour yesterday, she made this little beauty for you to enjoy :)

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/weather-with-you.html


Julia on Create and Craft at 2pm

If you weren't able to make any of the morning slots for Julia's mammoth crafting day today on Create and Craft, then here's a gentle reminder that Julia will be on again at 2pm this afternoon (and again at 4pm and then 7pm).

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Warning: Hot Male Models in Straw Hats!

We have managed to find some hot male models to help model our new straw hats... the creative opportunities are endless with these lovely new embellishments! :) :) :)


Congratulations by Kim Robertson

We are delighted to tell you that Kim Robertson has now recovered from her operation, and is now back crafting again for the Creative Expressions Design Team (welcome back Kim).

Kim has bounced back with this gorgeous project using the Celebrations Stamp by Creative Expressions - it's absolutely delightful (thanks Kim).

For more information, please visit Kim's blog:




Julia Watts on Create & Craft at 11am

Julia is back on Create & Craft this morning for a JustRite One Day Wonder Show - there are so many JustRite goodies on this show, I am surprised they can fit it all in!

Remaining times for today are: 11am, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm.

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CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Buckle Card



Sue has a great Buckle Card for you today. Sue is also going to be showing you a new style of felt flower using the Italian & Californian Collection Dies from her new collection.

We hope you can spare a few minutes to watch this great video tutorial:

http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/buckle-card_15.html



Julia Watts on Create & Craft at 8am today

Here's an early notice for the first of Julia's shows today! Julia will be on at 8am this morning for the first of her JustRite One Day Wonder shows.... this is the first card Julia plans to demo for you.

If you can't make this early time slot, then Julia will be back on at 11am, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.... it's going to be a long day Julia!


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

JustRite One Day Wonder Show on C&C with Julia Watts

We have a special treat for you tomorrow - a JustRite One Day Wonder Show with Julia Watts!

Julia will be on Create & Craft throughout the day tomorrow; 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm!

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Here's a sample of one of the cards Julia has made in preparation for the show.


You're The Best by Kim Dellow

It really has turned into a beautiful day and we hope you are all enjoying it :)

Kim Dellow has created an exquisite card to share with us today and the colours, style and textures are just so pretty!

http://www.kimdellow.co.uk/2014/05/single-stamps-for-creative-expressions.html


Straw Hat Finger Fun

We've been having fun over at Creative Expressions HQ and thought this was the best way to show off the NEW Straw Hats that are now available from Creative Expressions 

These hats are super cute and go really well with the new beach-themed stamps and these retail at £1.99 for a pack of 5 hats!


A Tale of Two Crackles by Neil Burley (Part 2)

Oh what a beautiful morning it is today!

Neil Burley has a fantastic project to suit our summery mood today, with this gorgeous crackle effect make using Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Glaze with Cosmic Shimmer Mulled Wine Matt Chalk Paint - the results are stunning!

Head over to Neils blog to find out more:
http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/05/14/a-tale-of-two-crackles-part-two/


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Best Wishes by Pam Smith

In the spirit of us having some good weather this week, Pam Smith has created a project to suit with this really bright and sunny make for you all to enjoy :)

Visit Pam's blog to find out more:
http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/best-wishes.html


Kathryn Sturrock on C&C at 3pm

If you missed the show this morning, Kathryn will be on again at 3pm with a CE Stamping Show featuring our new beach-themed Stamps.

Here's another gorgeous example of the projects Kathryn will be demonstrating for you today!

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Book Mark by Donna Ratcliff

Anyone need a bookmark? If the answer is yes, then this little project by Donna Ratcliff will be perfect for you!

This is a gorgeous little summery make that will brighten any reading time with the beautiful Tulip Spray single flowers stamps!

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/got-book.html


CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Inlaid Roses

Today Sue has a very beautiful, clean and simple card to share with you. It's striking to look at and easy to make, so head on over to the link below and watch the tutorial video :)


http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/inlaid-roses.html


Kathryn Sturrock on Create & Craft

Kathryn Sturrock will be demonstrating our BRAND NEW Beach-themed Stamps on Create & Craft this morning at 10am.

If you can't make it at 10am, Kathryn will be back on with even more makes at 3pm!

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Monday, 12 May 2014

New Beach Stamps on C&C Tomorrow with Kathryn Sturrock

Recently, we have been talking a lot about our Beach-themed Stamps that we have just released (we can't help it, we are just so excited).

Well, here's some great news: Kathryn Sturrock will be on Create & Craft with them tomorrow morning at 10am and again at 3pm with some lovely summery makes to demonstrate for you.

Make sure you tune in to see what all the fuss is about :)

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Monday Make from Kim Bacon

We have another delightful summery project to share with you this afternoon, this time from Kim Bacon.

For this project, Kim has used the CE Daisy Spray set to create the two lovely daisy images, and the sentiment has been created using the Best Wishes stamp.

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/monday-make-with-creative-expressions.html