Friday, 28 November 2014

Fun Time Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's nearly the weekend, and we hope that you all have a lovely one! Today we have Fun Time Friday running (another weekend special), where you can win all sorts goodies in this week's prize; including pearl swirls, sticky letters, self adhesive Pearls and some gorgeous ribbon (as can be seen in the photo below).




Phill Martin on Create and Craft on Monday!

There aren't many reasons to look forward to a Monday, but we have a great reason for this one; Phill Martin will be live on Create and Craft for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show!

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




Thursday, 27 November 2014

Crafting My Style & Makes from the DT

Morning Everyone,

Lots of great things to share with you today, including the Shadows & Frames episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, as well as makes from Kim Robertson & Tracy Heaton!!

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson (Shadows & Frames)

Sue has a really beautiful (but easy to make) card today! Monochromatic in style, this card features a little bit of layering and shadowing and the results are amazing!





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Merry Christmas by Kim Robertson


Look at this gorgeously festive make by Kim Robertson! Bursting with Christmas colour, this is a splendid Christmas Card (we want one!). 


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






Winter Kisses by Tracy Heaton

Here's a beautiful wintery make from Tracy Heaton today. We all know that no two snowflakes are the same, and this project just goes to show lots of different sparkly snowflakes - we are loving all the different and gorgeously silver flakes in this make, they are just so pretty!

Visit Tracy's blog to find out how to make one too!








Does anyone read Papercraft Essentials? If so, you may have seen these makes by Tracy Heaton in there, as she made a few makes for the magazine using Cosmic Shimmer Pastel PVA Glues and CE Stamps - nice one!


















Thanks for visiting today! We look forward to seeing you again tomorrow xx

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Boys Blog Day

Hello All!

It's "Boys Day" on the Creative Expressions blog today, and we have two great makes from John Lockwood and Andy Pearson, so let's see what they have been up to...

Peaceful Wishes by John Lockwood

This is a lovely picturesque make from John Lockwood! This card is very serene and peaceful and perfectly encapsulates being cosy on a cold winters day....

John has used the Illuminated Christmas Tree to create the trees!

Visit John's blog for more details on how to create this lovely project!








Christmas Crackers by Andy Pearson

This is a magnificent make by Andy Pearson! A set of very elegant Christmas Crackers, that would look absolutely charming on any Christmas table this year!  Head to Andy's blog to find out more!


Thanks for paying us a visit today. Tomorrow we have another episode of Crafting My Style to share with you! xx



Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Crafting My Style and makes from Pam Smith & Tina Eldridge

Hello All,

Hope you are well and groovy today!

Well, today we see the first episode of the new series of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, where sue will be working with the Autumn 2014 release of Craft Dies. These videos are free to watch, and aim to provide you with inspiration when working with our products.

Also today, we have makes from our Design Team including Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge.

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Join Sue in this new episode of Crafting My Style to make this lovely Hazed Background Technique Card. Sue will show you how to create the background using new Craft Dies, and then softening them up to create this gorgeous hazed background effect!

Dies used in this make are: Union Square, Dainty Oval Frame, Camellia (Complete Petal) and the CBT from the New York Collection!




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The Blessings of Christmas by Pam Smith

What a stunning project by Pam Smith! This is a real little beauty for anyone seeking inspiration before they embark on some more Christmas crafting (and there are only 30 days to go, so best get cracking!).

Pam has used the Pine Bough and Poinsettia from the Festive Collection of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

Visit Pam's blog for more Christmas crafting ideas...





Warm Winter Wishes by Tina Eldridge

Another beautiful Christmas make, but this time from Tina Eldridge! Tina has used the Partridge In A Pear Tree Umount Stamp Set from Creative Expressions to create this delightful project.


Visit Tina's blog to find out more.


Thanks for stopping by to pay us a visit! Tomorrow is 'boys day' on our blog, so come back to see what John Lockwood and Andy Pearson have been up to! xx

Monday, 24 November 2014

Back to Normal!

Hello Crafters!

Business is returning to usual regarding the Creative Expressions Blog! today, we have a lovely make from Rushanne Young to share with you.

We would also like to advise that the new series (Season 4) of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson will be starting tomorrow. This series will focus on the Autumn 2014 release of Craft Dies!

Snowflake Gift Box by Rushanne Young

If you are stuck for ways to wrap your Christmas presents, then Rushanne Young may just have created the answer; a snowflake gift box! This is absolutely beautiful and would look stunning under the tree waiting to be opened on Christmas Day (assuming you can wait that long!).

Head to Rushanne's blog to find out how to recreate one for yourself.

Thanks for coming to visit us today, we hope to see you tomorrow when we can share the first episode of Crafting My Style with you! xx



Friday, 21 November 2014

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Finishing Touches Collection (Trailing Ivy)



Finishing Touches: Trailing Ivy

Featuring two Dies, the Trailing Ivy set features a de-boss centre that adds a lovely dimension to your projects. These ivies can be teamed with other floral Die cuts or individually as they work equally well both ways!





That's it - the reveal is all finished now. We hope you enjoyed viewing this new collection! xx Our Fun Time Friday competition is still running on the Creative Expressions Facebook Page (until 5pm today), so head on over to take part and stand a chance of winning one of these gorgeous new Die Sets!
Before we go, Crafting My Style Series 4 will be starting on Tuesday, 25th November, so subscribe to the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel now to make sure you don't miss out!






Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Finishing Touches Collection (Camellia Closed Petals)

Finishing Touches: Camellia Flower (Complete Petals)







Here is another flower to add to this popular collection - this flower is available as both open and complete petals and really does add the perfect finishing touches to add that 'wow' factor to your crafting projects.






The last of the new Dies will be revealed at 4pm today, and then that's that! You will have seen all of these gorgeous new Dies!

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Finishing Touches Collection (Camellia Open Petals)





Finishing Touches: Camellia Flower (Open Petals) 

Here is another flower to add to this popular collection - this flower is available as both open and complete petals and really does add the perfect finishing touches to add that 'wow' factor to your crafting projects.





At 2pm, we will show you the next gorgeous new Die in this collection...

Don't forget that we are running a special Fun Time Friday competition over on the Creative Expressions Facebook page, so head on over to take part and win one of these fab new Dies!












Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Finishing Touches Collection (Mosaic Leaves)

Hi Everyone,

Another busy day today on our blog, as we reveal some more new Dies from the new range of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson. Today, we will be revealing some new additions to the highly popular Finishing Touches
collection (and of course, being Friday it's time for FUN TIME FRIDAY!)

Fun Time Friday

Who wants to win this awesome prize worth £24, including the Phoenix Die from Sue Wilson's new Gemini Collection of Craft Dies????

If so, just head to our Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top of the page.





Finishing Touches: Mosaic Leaves

The Mosaic Leaves Die set is a whimsical leaf design that comes as a long spray and two shorter leaf sections. These are incredibly versatile Dies and can be used alone, or teamed with floral elements to create a flowery finishing touch!







The next in this new set of Dies will be revealed at 12pm!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Striplets Collection (Eternal Rings)



The Striplets Collection: Eternal Rings

Eternal Rings is a Striplet that can easily be repeated to create a really dynamic background. Featuring a built in debossed area for your pearls and embellishments, this is another Die Set you will find yourself reaching for time and time again. 



That's it for today - we hope you have enjoyed seeing the new Frames & Tags Collection, as well as the two new Striplets Dies.

Tomorrow will see the last grand reveal, which will be four new Die Sets to add to the incredibly popular Finishing Touches Dies.

Also, as it's Friday, we will be running a special Fun Time Friday competition over on Facebook, where you could win one of these gorgeous new Die Sets!

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow xx

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Stiplets Collection (Floral Meadow)


Striplets: Eternal Rings

Eternal Rings is a Striplet Die that can be easily repeated to make a dynamic background! Featuring a built in de-bossed area for your pearls, this is another Die you will be reaching for time and time again.



The last of the new Striplets Dies will be revealed at 4pm this afternoon - only two hours to wait!

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Frames & Tags Collection (Dainty Oval Frame)



Frames & Tags: Dainty Oval Frame

The frame for this Die is absolutely perfect for smaller cards. The tag is also perfect to host the the sentiment for all sorts of crafting projects (and is super cute too).






That's it for the Frames & Tags Collection. 

At 2pm we will be unveiling the first of two new Striplets Dies! xx

Series 4 of Crafting My Style will be starting on Tuesday, 25th November! This new series features 31 free online tutorial videos, where Sue Wilson will show you how to make some of the projects featured in our drip feed.

Make sure you subscribe to the Creative Expressions You Tube Channel (for free) to make sure you don't miss out!


Be Happy by Tracy Heaton

Well, today we have a gorgeous make from the talented Tracy Heaton to share with you! This is such a bright and cheerful card, that would certainly brighten anyone's day!

Tracy has used the Sunflower Delight Stamp for this cheery make!

Head over to Tracy's blog to find out more!





May Your Days be Merry & Bright by Kim Robertson 

Back to Christmas, and what a lovely make too! This lovely make by Kim Robertson is incredibly classy! The Trio of Trees Mask is just to die for and look great teamed with the little pearl embellishments!

Head to Kim's blog to find out more about this project: 



Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Frames & Tags Collection (Dainty Rectangular Frame)

Hello Crafters!

Great to see you again today - once again, we have plenty to share with you as we reveal another brand new collection of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; The Frames & Tags Collection.

As the name suggests, this collection is perfect for creating frames for your crafting projects, as well as tags! There are only two Dies in this collection, but we can guarantee they will be incredibly useful.




Frames & Tags: Dainty Rectangle Frame

This Die set is slightly smaller in size than some of the other collections, but larger than the 'tag' Die in the Corner, Border & Tag sets! These intricate frames and tags will certainly fill a gap in your crafting arsenal.


We have the second Die in this collection to be revealed at 12pm today!

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Gemini Collection (Carina)



Gemini: Carina

Last but not least in this collection is the Carina Die. This is one of the larger designs in the collection, but still maintains a classic and feminine feel to it. Depending on which direction you choose to use the pattern, the look will always be different and it will never disappoint you!








It was great to finally be able to reveal the Gemini Collection today, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 

Plenty more to see tomorrow, so we hope you have time to come and pay us a visit to see the new Frames & Tags Collection! xx


Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Gemini Collection (Orion)



Gemini: Orion

Whether you would like a curved or detailed edge to your card, the Orion set is the way to go - the results are simply gorgeous!




Another beautiful make from Sue Wilson! This one is called 'Vertically Challenged', and as we are sure you will agree, the results are simply breath taking!

Series 4 of Crafting My Style will be starting on Tuesday, 25th November, where Sue will be offering free online tutorials on how to make all of the projects featured in our drip feed. Subscribe to the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel to make sure you don't miss it!

The final reveal for the Gemini Die Collection will be at 6pm, so make sure you don't miss it!


Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Gemini Collection (Lyra)


Gemini: Lyra

Asymmetrical in shape, but breathtaking in beauty, the Lyra Die set looks amazing layed out across a diagonal card. Actually, it looks amazing wherever you put it, be it along the sides or the bottom! It has an open airy feel to it and is really stunning when in situ.













There are two more Dies to show in this collection! This card is absolutely stunning! Designed by Sue using the new Lyra Die, you can see just how beautiful the end result is - a must have in your crafting arsenal!

There's another Die at 4pm!














Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Gemini Collection (Ursa)

Gemini: Ursa

Almost like ocean waves, the Ursa Die has two separate cutting edges which will change the way it looks depending on which edge you choose to use...





Let it Snow by John Lockwood

Another GORGEOUS make by John Lockwood to show you today - this is absolutely gorgeous and makes us feel all warm and cosy and ready for the snow!

John has created the sentiment using the Let it Snow Die by Sue Wilson, and the beautiful snowflakes have been stamped using the Regency Snowflakes A6 Clear Stamp by Phill Martin!

John is running a workshop here at Creative Expressions tomorrow from 10am - 12pm if anyone wants to join in? Please email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com to book your place, or phone 01536 481778.

Visit John's blog to find out how to make this lovely Christmas Card!


Mr and Mrs by Andy Pearson

What a delightful make from Andy Pearson! The detail and texture is absolutely wonderful! Andy has used the Argentine Tango Stamp for the dancers and the Mr & Mrs Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions to create this gorgeous make.

Speaking of Argentine Tango's, did anyone see Simon Webb on Strictly on Saturday? His Argentine Tango was amazing!!


Head to Andy's blog to find out more.


Make sure you check back in at 2pm to see the Lyra Die!

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Gemini Collection (Phoenix)

Hello Everyone,

Another great day here at Creative Expressions, as we are bursting with excitement to share the Gemini Collection with you today! The Gemini Collection is totally unique as it provides a choice of several cutting edges, which will change the way you add that finishing edge to your crafting projects. Read on below to see what we mean....



Gemini: Phoenix

The Phoenix Die is a unique idea, as it features two completely different edges. The Phoenix has a floral motif front and centre, with stunning de-bossing across the Die (it's really pretty - trust us!).

At 12pm today, we will be revealing the next in this collection; Ursa!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Scandinavian Collection (Oslo)



Scandinavian: Oslo

Finally for today, we have the Oslo Die Set to share with you! With a separate outer cutting edge, the Oslo Die set can be used in so many ways to add beauty and dimension to your crafting projects. You will find yourself reaching for this one time and time again.



Thanks for checking in today to see the new Dies, we hope to see you tomorrow at 7am to reveal the next collection in this new range (The Gemini Collection)! xx

Craft Dies by Sue Wilson: The Scandinavian Collection (Copenhagen)



Scandinavian: Copenhagen

Copenhagen is beautifully filigree in its design, and we have added an outside matting layer to offer ease of use.



The final Die in this collection, will be revealed at 6pm today!