Thursday, 31 July 2014

It's Only Natural by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton has created her last project for the month of July, using the Gold Pearl Texture Paste & Distressed Dots Mask from That Special Touch.

The Texture Paste really brings the dots to life, and the flower adds the perfect finishing touch , for a great way to end the sunny month of July :)

Tracy has taken lots of step-by-step photos for you to see:



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

We have another date set for our Creative Expressions Workshops!

We have another date set for our Creative Expressions Workshops! The next date will be on Tuesday, 5th August 2014 with Julia Watts.

The workshops will cover a multitude of techniques including Die Cutting, Heat Embossing, Painting with Mica Powders and making your own rolled lace flower embellishments!

If you are interested in signing up for any of the workshops, then please contact Tracey Laughton on 01536 481778, email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com or visit the Creative Expressions Factory Shop (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).



WATCH IT WEDNESDAY: Paisley Paradise

Wednesday's are quickly becoming our favourite day of the week, as we love revisiting some of the old videos of the Crafting My Style Series (and we hope you do to).

Today, we are revisiting the 'Paisley Paradise' card by Sue!

Feel free to subscribe to our YouTube Channel, as we have so many wonderful and inspirational video tutorials on there - all of them are free to watch :)




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Big Dome Card by Neil Burley

This project by Neil Burley is simple, sparkly and sizzling!

Neil has used a selection of Sparkle Texture Pastes and the Art Deco Masks to bring this project to life!

Head over to Neil's blog to find out how to recreate this pretty little project:



Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Wishing You Happiness by Donna Ratcliff

Isn't this a lovely and sunny project? Donna Ratcliff has created this bright and sparkly little number, and it's perfect for this gorgeous and sunny afternoon :)

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/using-bits.html


Phill Martin's Christmas Stamping Show at 3pm!

If you weren't able to tune in to see Phill Martin's Christmas Stamping Show this morning, then you can tune in to see his latest Christmas Stamp Designs and Christmas Vintage Paper Collection at 3pm this afternoon!

Time: 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak for you.... :)


Black & Gold by Pam Smith

Morning to all our wonderful crafting friends!

It's a beautiful morning and we have an equally beautiful card to show you today. This one has been created by Pam Smith using the Faux Quilled Blooms Craft Die.

Visit Pam's blog to find out more:

http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/black-and-gold.html


Time to get festive with Phill this morning!

Morning Everyone!

Time to get festive with Phill this morning!

Phill will be on at 10am this morning, to unveil his brand new collection of Christmas Stamps & Christmas Paper Collection!

Times: 10am & 3pm
Date: TODAY :)
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

We hope you enjoy the show :)




Monday, 28 July 2014

Get festive with Phill Martin

Get festive with Phill Martin tomorrow, as he gets into the Christmas spirit with a Creative Expressions Christmas Stamping Show!

Phill will be demonstrating a selection of gorgeous new Christmas designs from Sentimentally Yours, including his brand new Vintage Christmas Paper Collection!

Times: 10am & 3pm
Date: Tuesday, 29th July
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748


Summer Gift Tag by Kerry Hickton

We have another dazzlingly bold and bright make for you from Kerry Hickton this afternoon!

This is a perfect gift tag to add to a bottle of wine or something, when going to a BBQ this summer. Infact, it would great hanging from any gift you decide to give - perfect little summer gift tag.

Head over to Kerry's blog to find out how to make one too!



Glitter-Artsy by Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon has gone Glitter-Artsy with this fab make to get our week off to a fantastic start!

Using the Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste, Kim has created this beautifully sparkly project - we are simply loving it!

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/monday-make-with-creative-expressions_28.html




Friday, 25 July 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

More exciting news; Our new PinPoint Embossing Folders by Sue Wilson have launched!

To celebrate this, we will be giving away the new Floral Brocade Embossing Folder and two pots of Creative Expressions Guilding Wax (worth just under £20!!) to one lucky winner! Yippee J

To enter, simply head over to our Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top of the page!


Good luck (and have a fab weekend) xx


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Three of a Kind by Tracy Heaton

It must be our lucky day today, because for her weekly DT project, Tracy Heaton has created not one, but THREE projects to share with us!

Inspired by her favourite plant, the Hydrangea, Tracy has created three gorgeous makes featuring this beautiful plant that is in bloom everywhere right now. It seems to have made Tracy's creativity go into overdrive... 

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/three-of-kind.html




Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Watch It Wednesday: Gilded Snowflake

It's time for our mid-week treat!

This week, we are showcasing the Gilded Snowflake Card by Sue Wilson! If you are looking to get started on your Christmas Cards, then this is a great project to ignite that festive spirit and learn how to make this really elegant and sophisticated card....



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Rich Plum Elements by Neil Burley

Take an Art Deco Elements Mask from That Special Touch, add some Cosmic Shimmer Rich Plum Sparkle Texture Paste and a sprinkle of Vintage Plum Pearlescent PVA glue dots and you too can create this gorgeous elements make!

Neil Burley has put this magical recipe together, and to find out how to recreate this for yourself, head over to his blog:

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/07/23/rich-plum-elements/


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Be Happy by Donna Ratcliff

A perfect sentiment, for a perfect day!

Donna Ratcliff has injected some of the good weather into this bright and cheerful make.

Donna has really brought the masks and sparkle texture paste to life - this has certainly brightened our afternoon!



Thinking of You by Pam Smith

It's colourful, unique and individual! It has been created by Pam Smith!

Head over to Pam's blog to find out more:





Monday, 21 July 2014

Lighthouse Light Box by Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon has created this extraordinary light box using the CE Lighthouse Stamp - this is a remarkable project and perfect for keeping your little bits and bobs in!

Find out how to create this gorgeous little keep sake box for yourself, by visiting Kim's blog:

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/monday-make-with-creative-expressions_21.html


Where There is Light, There is Art by Kerry Hickton

Where there is light, there is art! Kerry Hickton has turn her creativity to a slightly different medium in order to showcase how versatile the Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste can be!

We have two pictures to show how this project looks both lit and unlit and the results are spectacular!

Head over to Kerry's blog to find a detailed step-by-step guide on how Kerry made this project:






Sunday, 20 July 2014

Julia Watts will be on Create & Craft TV again this afternoon at 5pm!

If you missed the show earlier, don't worry, as Julia will be working with some of the latest and greatest products from Creative Expressions, including the new PinPoint Embossing Folders, designed by Sue Wilson!

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748


Sue Wilson & Julia Watts on Create and Craft TV

 It's nearly time for our very special Toolshed show on Create and Craft with not one, but TWO guest demonstrators; Sue Wilson AND Julia Watts - on the same show!! Together!

This is a show not to be missed, as Sue and Julia will be unveiling the new PinPoint Embossing Folders, designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions!

Time: 12-2pm
Date: Today!!!
Channel: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peaky of one of the cards that may be demonstrating on the show.... we hope you find time to tune in and enjoy!


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Toolshed Show with Sue Wilson AND Julia Watts!

Have we got a televised treat in store for YOU tomorrow.... double trouble as our favourite dynamic duo, Sue Wilson & Julia Watts, team up together for a special Toolshed Show.

Sue and Julia will be unveiling the new PinPoint Embossing Folders, designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.

Time: 12 - 2pm
Date: Sunday, 20th July 2014
Channel:  Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneak peak to give you something to look forward - it's going to be a great show, so make sure you don't miss it!


Friday, 18 July 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

To celebrate the launch of the Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, we would like to offer our lucky winner this week the opportunity to choose three of the new Stamps to Die For co-ordinating Stamps!


Simply head over to Facebook and look for the post pinned to the top of the page....









Thursday, 17 July 2014

Two For One by Kim Robertson

We have a two for one today from Kim Robertson! Following her show on Sunday, Kim has created this fabulous projects to share with you today.

Full instructions can be found on her blog...

http://inkykimcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/creative-expressions-thursday_17.html



Crimson & Clover by Tracy Heaton

Swirly, dynamic, bright and vivid! That's the name of the game for this striking project made by DT member, Tracy Heaton - isn't it just lovely?

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/crimson-and-clover.html


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

BSSBS This September!

It's not too late to get yourself an advance ticket for the BSSBS at Ally Pally this coming September, for what is always guaranteed to be a weekend of crafting fun.

The show will take place over the weekend of 20th & 21st September and will be thriving with crafting activities including live demonstrations, brand new products & show-only bargains!

If you want to buy your ticket in advance, then please call 01536 481778 or visit our website: http://www.bssbs.co.uk/index.php 


WATCH IT WEDNESDAY:

It's time for our mid-week treat...this week, we are showcasing the 'Blossom Aperture' card, designed and created by Sue Wilson.

This make is rich in colour as it blends gorgeous golds and creams to make a very expensive looking project - suitable for all occasions.



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Simply Stencilled by Neil Burley

Neil Burley has used his Art Deco Mask to create this simply beautiful stencilled card!

You MUST head over to Neil's blog, as Neil has made a free video demonstration to illustrate the techniques used in this project - certainly worth a visit :)

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/07/16/simply-stenciled-card/


Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Anyone fancy spending the day with Julia Watts?

Anyone fancy spending the day with Julia Watts, and learning how to make these fabulous projects?

Well, you can! We are going to be running another two CE Workshops on Tuesday, 5th August here in Kettering. 

The first will commence at 9:30am, last for 2 1/2 hours and will cover:
Using Mica Powders with a stamped image, customising Embossing Powders, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, using an Embossing Folder and Mask, Painting with Mica Powders, changing the colour of Metal Embellishments and Ribbon, making your own patterned background and making rolled lace flower embellishments!

The second will commence at 1:30pm, last for 2 1/2 hours and will cover:
Using Shimmer Paints with Rubber Stamps, sponging with Shimmer Paints to create unique backgrounds, Die Cutting, blending inks through a Die, changing the colour of Ribbon using Shimmer Paints!

Each class is £25 each and is suitable for all levels.

If you are interested in signing up for any of the workshops featured below, then please contact Tracey Laughton on 01536 481778, email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com or visit the Creative Expressions Factory Shop (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm).




Birthday Wishes by Donna Ratcliff

Donna Ratcliff has a sparkly make for us this week! Donna has used the Creative Expressions Fushia Mask with some Rose Copper & Sea Green Sparkle Texture Paste to create this eye-popping project!

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/its-tuesday.html


Stamps to Die For to co-ordinate with Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Release Two

We have now finished our big reveal of the new Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, and we hope you have enjoyed seeing all the fab new Dies as much as we have enjoyed sharing them with you!

There are a collection of beautiful Stamps to Die For, which have been designed by Sue to 

co-ordinate with the new Craft Dies!