Friday, 29 August 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

We have got over £22 of crafting goodies to give-away today, including the Honeycomb Haven Embossing Folder, 2 x Singles Stamps and a pot of Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue!

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




Good luck  xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Floral Mini Book by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton has created this amazing keepsake mini book! This is a great project for her last make using the new Flower Box Stamps from Creative Expressions - we are loving it!!

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/a-floral-mini.html




Julia Watts back on C&C at 3pm!

Another amazing card from Julia Watts.... if you missed Julia earlier, then you have another chance to catch her on Create & Craft this afternoon at 3pm!

Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748


CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson:-

Sue is getting into the Christmas Spirit in this episode of Crafting My Style. In this free tutorial, Sue will demonstrate some of her new Christmas Dies from her Festive Collection of Craft Dies.

We have to say that this card is absolutely stunning and certainly worth checking out :)



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Julia Watts on C&C in 1 hour...

Time to start thinking about popping the kettle on and getting your remote controls at the ready, because Julia Watts will be on Create & Craft in one hour!

Times: 9am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

This is a stunning card using one of the new Creative Expressions Stamps - plenty more crafting delights to be found on today's show!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Triple Panel Wedding Card by Kim Bacon

Kim Bacon has created an incredibly elegant and sophisticated project using the Rose Entwined Stamp sets & the sentiment of the Desert Daisies Stamp Set. Using a simple blend of Gold and White, this triple panel wedding card really is quite splendid!

http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/monday-make-with-creative-expressions_25.html


Julia Watts on C&C Tomorrow!

Julia Watts will be on Create & Craft tomorrow for a CE Stamping Show! Julia will be working with a number of fab new products available from Creative Expressions, including the new Flower Box Stamp collection....

Times: 9am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak at one of the many fab cards that will be on show!




WATCH IT WEDNESDAY:-

Fancy creating your own one-of-a-kind Snow Globe Card with shakeable glitter? Sue Wilson shows you how.

This is a free tutorial video for you all to enjoy, and we hope you do as the results are absolutely magical :)




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Teal Triptych by Neil Burley

Neil Burley's final -ptych card using this month’s featured stamps from Creative Expressions is another play on the tone-on-tone theme. Featuring heat embossing, iridescent watercolour and careful colour choices, this is a simple, relatively quick, and effective card for any occasion - gorgeous!

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/08/27/teal-triptych/


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Simplicity by Kerry Hickton

The beauty of Life is indeed in its simplicity - what a great sentiment!

Kerry's fabric gift bag proved so popular, that Kerry has decided to give you some more FAB-ric inspiration with this lovely tag :)




Happy Days by Donna Ratcliff

It seems that our wonderful Design Team are determined to ensure our happiness today, as we have another beautiful make by Donna Ratcliff. Donna has used the Sunflower Delight and Desert Daisies Singles Stamps by Creative Expressions, and the results are astounding!

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/happy-days.html



Phill Martin on C&C at 3pm

If you missed Phill Martin earlier, there is still chance to catch his show this afternoon at 3pm!

Phill will be unveiling some brand new Stamp designs from Sentimentally Yours!

Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748




Happy Days by Pam Smith

Happy Days!

CEDT member, Pam Smith has created this super bright and happy card to cheer us all up a bit :)

The Anemone Stamp is absolutely fantastic for creating beautiful projects and cards - thanks Pam!

http://smiffyscards.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/anemones.html


CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson; Dotted Daisy

Sue has a really different card to demonstrate in this episode of Crafting My Style. This Dotted Daisy card has a free-form style to it and uses the Delicate Daisies (Complete & Open Petals) from her new range of Craft Dies.




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Phill Martin live on Create & Craft at 10am

Phill Martin is back at 10am this morning, with lots of fantastic new designs from his Sentimentally Yours Stamp range. Phill will be demonstrating a series of other products including Creative Expressions PinPoint Embossing Folders, Craft Dies by Sue Wilson among others.

Times: 10am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748


Monday, 25 August 2014

Phill Martin on Create & Craft Tomorrow

Phill Martin will be on Create & Craft tomorrow for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show featuring brand new Stamps from Sentimentally Yours!

Times: 10am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak for what we have to look forward to....



Friday, 22 August 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

It’s a Bank Holiday Weekend, so we are going to run an extra long Fun Time Friday competition to celebrate!

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 bank holiday weekend) xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Always by Tracy Heaton

Who doesn't like flowers?

For this card, Tracy Heaton chose to just use the flower heads from the anemone planter, and painted them using the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolours - stunning results!

http://ahintofmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/always.html


Stamps To Die For....

Following the reveal of the Festive Collection, we also have a set of coordinating Stamps to go with the Dies, from our Stamps To Die For Range. You can check them out in more detail here













CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Peeking Die Cut

Join Sue in this episode of Crafting My Style, as Sue demonstrates a slightly different method of card design to her traditional style. Sue will show you how to colour with distress inks, as well as how to work with the Dies to use them as a background.



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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WATCH IT WEDNESDAY:

Even with all the recent excitement, we can't forget Watch it Wednesday! This week we are showcasing the 'Layered Bauble' Card - this is a really simple and elegant Christmas card!

The video is FREE and features Sue Wilson teaching you new papercrafting techniques :)



If you like any of the items featured in this video, then visit Joanna Sheen to stock up on everything you need to create this gorgeous card.

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Happy Days Are Here by Neil Burley

We have come to the end of our big reveal of the new Festive Collection Craft Dies by Sue Wilson!

However, no need to be glum because Neil Burley has created this delightful project that is full of fun, colour and cheer!

Head over to Neil's blog to find out more...

http://perfectly4med.co.uk/2014/08/20/happy-days-are-here/


Creative Expressions Blog Hop: Prize Winners

The Creative Expressions Blog Hop has now come to a close.

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who took part over the past few days - we've all enjoyed it and hope that you have too. There have certainly been many positive comments along the way, and it seems that everyone has been able to take a little bit of inspiration away with them, which is great news!

All of the winners have now been chosen, so here are the list of lucky winners from each of the Blogs:-

Sue Wilson - Jackie Whiteman
Julia Watts - Wendy Armstrong
Tracey Laughton - June Ballenger
Kim Bacon - Lynda Edmondson
Donna Ratcliff - Clai01
Neil Burley - Karen Burton
Tracy Heaton - June Smith
Kerry Hickton - Sam Smithard
Pam Smith - Anne Crawford
Creative Expressions - Crafty Jo

Well done everyone! If you are one of our lucky winners, then please email Tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com with your postal details so that we can get your prizes sent out to you.

Have a lovely day!

Festive Collection Reveal: Joy

Here is the last Die from the Festive Collection; Joy.

Again this beautiful sentiment is so elegant and Christmassy, it is a must have for anyone looking to make a start on their Christmas crafting!


‘Joy’ is a vertical version of this classic Christmas word, with swirls and filigree to dress it up. It comes complete with a solid version of the word that can be used behind the cut out for a two tone look or by itself giving it more versatility.


Festive Collection Reveal: Peace

Another vertical version of an elegant Christmas greeting. It is beautiful by itself or with other Christmas images, a real stunner. These Christmas sentiment designs will make the perfect accompaniment to any Christmas card or crafting project. They look beautiful on their own, or team up with other Craft Dies from the Festive Collection – there is just so much you can do with them!

                                           

Festive Collection Reveal: Believe & Let it Snow

The Festive Collection offers a touch of the traditional, with these elegant Christmas Greetings that are available in 5 designs. First up today, we have the ‘Believe’ and ‘Let it Snow’ Dies (more to come later today).

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.... (well maybe not quite yet). This Die is complete with swirls and snowflakes, this word die is stunning and sure to complete any Christmas card this season.

The Believe Die has a gorgeous vintage feel to it too!

                                                     

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Festive Collection Reveal; Noel

The Festive Collection offers a touch of the traditional, with these elegant Christmas Greetings that are available in 5 designs. Our last reveal for today is ‘Noel’ (more to come tomorrow though!).


The Framed Noel Die has been designed as a standalone block but the extra greetings on the outside of the block can be cut and used separately as well. There is a lot of detail so it can easily hold its own combined with poinsettias or holly for a more Christmassy look and appeal.

  

With Love Always by Donna Ratcliff

Oooh, what a beauty!

This creative little project from Donna's Little Crafty Corner is just a little bit fab! Donna Ratcliff has created such a wonderful project using the new Stamps - head on over to her blog to find out more....

http://donnaslittlecraftycorner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/morning-all.html


Festive Collection Reveal: Vintage Bauble & Sentimental Bauble

What kind of Festive Collection would be complete without Baubles? Here are two stunning new Bauble Dies; Vintage & Sentimental.

The Vintage Bauble features two die sizes with matching word plaques and bead caps, complete with intricate detail and outer cutting edges for versatility.


The Sentimental Bauble features gorgeous delicate lines on a classic bauble shape, in two sizes to fit all your card making needs. This set comes with matching bead caps and a filigree corner hanger that fits both sizes.



Festive Collection Reveal: Filigree Poinsettia

Here’s the Filigree Poinsettia!


What is prettier than the filigree look on flowers? This die is no exception as it is a real beauty. This Die can also be used by itself or in conjunction with the Classic Poinsettia to achieve a selection of stunning results.




Festive Collection Reveal; Classic Poinsettia & Mosaic Poinsettia

So today, we are going to reveal some of our gorgeous new Poinsettia Dies from the Festive Collection of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson. Feature here are the Classic and Mosaic Poinsettia Dies.

The Classic Poinsettia is an organically drawn poinsettia so it is very lifelike in its appearance. It can be used with matching stamps to add detail or under either of the more decorative poinsettia versions for tonal looks.

A contemporary take on the Classic poinsettia; the Mosaic Poinsettia Die is gorgeous on its own or can be paired with the Classic Poinsettia underneath it, as you can see from this beautiful project made by Sue.