Friday, 30 January 2015

Fun Time Friday


Fun Time Friday

We have over £20 of prizes up for grabs this week! To be in with a chance of winning, just head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and look for the Fun Time Friday post.






Valentine's Day Promotion on Craft Clearance

Our Valentine's Day promotion is still running on Craft Clearance, but hurry as the promotion will end on Monday! We have added hundreds of new products to the website with up to 85% off, so it's certainly worth checking out to get a nice crafty bargain!





Thursday, 29 January 2015

Crafting My Style & Tracy Heaton



Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Join Sue in this new series of Crafting My Style. Sue will introduce you to some of the new Dies from the New York Collection and show you how to create this stunning project that’s actually really easy to make!








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Toby by Tracy Heaton

Awwww... Toby looks nice and content with his ball in this make by Tracy Heaton! This is a lovely project! This is the last week we will be featuring the Kittens & Pups Stamps, as the DT will be getting sassy for February!

Visit Tracy's blog for more information!



Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Boys Day at Creative Expressions

It's Boys Day at Creative Expressions! Today we will be sharing some delightful makes from John Lockwood and Andy Pearson.

Kindness Matters by John Lockwood

John has created this gorgeous notelet set to share with us today - this is perfect if you are making any 'thank you' cards from Christmas, or even as a little Valentines Day gift (you could just use different colours). John has used the 'Willow' Stamp Set by Creative Expressions.

John's blog!
























Puppy Love by Andy Pearson

As we draw closer to Valentine's Day, Andy has taken the 'Toby' Stamp and injected a little bit of love into this week's project! This is a beautiful project perfect for Valentine's Day and would be ideal to give to the love of your life!

To find out how to make it, head to Andy's blog for more information!






30% Off Valentine's Day

Don't forget that we are running 30% off all Valentine's Crafting Goodies over on Craft Clearance at the moment, so make sure you check it out to get stocked up for the big day!

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Don't forget that Advance Tickets are now on sale for the BSSBS April 2015! Click here to purchase tickets now.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Crafting My Style and Makes from Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge

Hello Crafters!

As usual, we have lots of delightful makes to share with you today as well as a lovely new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson! We also have two makes from Tina Eldridge and Pam Smith.



Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Learn how to make this stunning card using Border Dies to create your background. In this episode, Sue will show you how to use the Border Die from her New York Collection to create this eye-catching project.





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Cats Rule, Dogs Drool by Pam Smith

Take one Willow, multiply him x 3 and you will get the 3 Musketeers! Pam Smith has created an army of colourful 'Willows' for us with a rather humorous sentiment! This is a lovely make by Pam, we love the use of stripes to give the background a bit more character - lovely make!

Find more fun ideas on Pam's blog!




Sassy Ladies by Tina Eldridge

Tina has another fab-u-licious make for us today using February's DT goodie bag, which includes the sassy lady stamps by Creative Expressions! This new range of Stamps can be found on the Creative Expressions website. Visit Tina's blog to find more inspiring creations...








Monday, 26 January 2015

Makes from Sharon Armstrong-Purvis & Rushanne Young and a Great Promo!

Hello Crafters,

Hope you are all well and had a fabulous weekend! Today we have news on a JustRite Stamps and Dies Show with Julia Watts live on Create and Craft, as well as two gorgeous makes from Sharon Armstrong-Purvis and Rushanne Young!

We are also running a special promotion over on Craft Clearance especially for Valentine's Day!

JustRite Stamps & Dies Live on Create and Craft with Julia Watts

We are really excited as Julia Watts will be live on Create and Craft tomorrow with a special show focussing on JustRite Stamps and Dies. Julia has a huge selection of gorgeous makes to demonstrate, and here is a sneaky peak of one of her makes!

Times: 8am & 2pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748





30% Off Valentine's Day

Craft Clearance are currently running a fantastic promotion especially for Valentine's Day. If you are thinking of making your Valentine's Day cards this year, then you really need to head over and check out the Valentine's Day section. You will enjoy 30% off already hugely discounted prices!

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A Good Friend by Sharon Armstrong-Purvis

This is an absolutely STUNNING make by Sharon! This is just so cute! We are loving the dots and the use of twine as a background! Sharon has used the 'Best Friends' Stamp and used just the cat. It's simply charming!

Visit Sharon's blog to find out more...








Paw Print Pickle by Rushanne Young

Rushanne has also been busy this week, but has found time to create this gorgeous little gift tag to share with us today! This would be perfect to adorn and Valentine's Day gifts that you might be looking to giveaway this coming Valentines....

Visit Rushanne's blog to find out more!












Friday, 23 January 2015

Fun Time Friday

Fun Time Friday

That's right, it's that time of the week again! Today we have a prize to the value of £18 to giveaway in this week's competition.

All you need to do is head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and follow the instructions on our 'Fun time Friday' post.... good luck everyone!


You may or may not have seen yesterday the news that tickets for the BSSBS in April have now gone on sale! If you fancy joining us for a weekend of crafting fun, then it's really easy to purchase advance tickets by visiting the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show website!




Thursday, 22 January 2015

New Episode of Crafting My Style and make from Tracy Heaton

Hello Crafting Lovers!

We have a brand new episode of Crafting My Style to share today (Geometric Squares). We also have some delightful makes from our Design Team, and today it's the turn of Tracy Heaton.


We are also delighted to inform you that tickets for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show are now on sale for the event held over the weekend of 11th & 12th April 2015. If you buy your tickets in advance, you will enjoy a slight discount to the prices at the box office, so it's worth it to save yourself a bit of money! If you would like to buy advance tickets, then please visit the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking website.


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Sue has a really pretty card to demonstrate in this episode. Sue will focus on working with squares and circles, to show you how well they can work together for your crafting projects.



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Charlie by Tracy Heaton

Charlie is back! He is such a little cutie and really looks like he is enjoying his bone in this lovely make by Tracy Heaton!  Tracy has used the "Paws-itively Great" Clear Stamp from Creative Expressions to create the lovely sentiment.

Head to Tracy's blog for more detail on how to make this project!


It's Friday tomorrow, so make sure you come back to find out what we have in store for Fun Time Friday! xx






Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Boys Day!

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are all well today. It's 'Boys Day' today, so let's have a look and see what the boys have been up to...

Puppy Dogs by John Lockwood

John has taken 'Alfie' and 'Toby' to create two cute makes! These makes would be perfect to give to anyone who has a passion for dogs (and let's face it, there aren't that many who don't).

The sentiments for these come from the 'Paw Prints On Your Heart' Clear Stamp.

Visit John's blog to find out more...











Paw Prints by Andy Pearson

It seems that the boys have opted for a bit of a dog theme today, as Andy has also created a magnificent make featuring his little puppy dog 'Holly'. In fact, Holly has recently been up to mischief over at Pinnacle Crafts as she had an 'encounter' with an ink bottle and left little blue paw prints everywhere! Andy thought it only right to turn it into a scrap book page - we absolutely LOVE IT!!

Head to Andy's blog to find out more...





Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson and makes from Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge

Hi Everyone,

We hope you are all warm and surviving the Big Freeze! Brrrr.... it's cold...... but we have a few lovely makes to share with you today, which should warm you up a bit (especially if you enjoy a nice hot drink while looking at them)!

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

First up this morning, is a brand new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson! Join Sue to learn how to make this really unique ‘Quilt Card’. This make looks like it has been sewn, but it has actually been crafted using Sue’s range of Craft Dies!




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Have a Tail Waggingly Good Day by Pam Smith

What a cute little make by Pam Smith! Pam has used the 'Paws-itively Yours' Clear Stamp for the sentiment, and the 'Alfie' Stamp for the main focus (we can't get enough of Alfie). Pam has lots of fabulous makes on her blog, so head over there now to see what other talented makes you can find!

Fridge Magnets by Tina Eldridge

Tina has created something a little bit different for us using the new Kittens & Pups Stamp Sets, she has created this wonderful fridge magnets, that are lots of fun to make with the kids!

These are just divine, and perfect for anyone (me for example), who loves to collect fridge magnets!!!

Head to Tina's blog to find out how you can make some yourself!




Monday, 19 January 2015

Craft Clinic with Julia Watts and makes from Rushanne Young and Sharon Armstrong Purvis

Hello Everyone,

We hope you are all well today and had a super weekend! Julia Watts will be live on Create and Craft today for a Craft Clinic, Julia will have lots of gorgeous products to share with you so make sure you don't miss it!

We also have two gorgeous makes from Rushanne Young and Sharon Armstrong Purvis to share with you too!



Craft Clinic with Julia Watts

Julia is back with another jam packed show full of fantastic crafting goodies!

Time:  11am - 1pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748






Meet Poppy by Sharon Armstrong Purvis

Sharon has yet another fantastic make to share with us today! This is Poppy getting up to mischief with a ball of string and a butterfly (too cute)! Sharon has used the Poppy Stamp for the main feature of the make, and used the sentiment from the PawPrints on Your Heart Clear Stamp Set

Head on over to Sharon's blog to find out more!








Hanging Around by Rushanne Young

Rushanne also has another amazing make for us to see today. This one see's 'Pickle' hanging on for dear life!

This one uses the 'Paws-itively Great' Clear Stamp set from Creative Expressions.

Why not visit Rushanne's blog and see what other beautiful makes she has?

We will be back tomorrow with lots more fun projects!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Fun Time Friday

Hello Everyone!

It's Friday - yay! Not only that, but it's the first Fun Time Friday of 2015!

We are really excited here at Creative Expressions, as we have just found out that we have won TWO awards in The Craft Awards 2014! Cosmic Shimmer has won the 'Best Sticking Product Range' and 'Best Painting Range'! This is such fantastic news, that we simply have to celebrate by giving away some of the products in these ranges for our Fun Time Friday competition!







So, if you want a chance to win two Matt Chalk Paints and a Shimmer Paint from Cosmic Shimmer, a Dries Clear Glue, some Creative Expressions embellishments and ribbon, then head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top of the page - just follow the instructions and you could win this great prize!

Good luck (and have a great weekend)!!



Thursday, 15 January 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson and Makes from Kim Robertson & Tracy Heaton

Hello Everyone!

Today we have a new episode of Crafting My Style to share with you, as well as two fun makes from Tracy Heaton and Kim Robertson!


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Get Stamping and Die Cutting with Sue Wilson in this episode of Crafting My Style. Sue has a lovely lavender card to demonstrate for you in this episode, which involves a bit of stamping, playing with the her new Craft Dies, layering up and creating a really easy to achieve card!




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The Triplets by Tracy Heaton

No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it! This has got to be the perfect motto for any cat! Tracy has created this brilliant blue make using the new Triplets Stamp from Creative Expressions. There are lots of fabulous stamps to go along with these in the set, which you can check out by clicking here.

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

Ruff Time by Kim Robertson

If you have any friends who are feeling a bit under the weather at the moment, then this is a great make for you to create to cheer them up! Kim Robertson has used the Poppy Stamp for the main image, and the sentiment comes from 'Paw Prints on Your Heart' Clear Stamp by Creative Expressions.

Visit Kim's blog to see lots more amazing creations...

Thanks for stopping by to see us today - it's Fun Time Friday tomorrow!




Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Boys Day at Creative Expressions - 14th Jan

Hello Everyone,

It's Boys Day again here today at Creative Expressions, and once again we have two fabulous makes from Andy Pearson and John Lockwood!

Cat Love by John Lockwood

John Lockwood has been busy creating some crafting master pieces with the new Kittens and Pups Stamps from Creative Expressions. This make focusses on the 'Poppy' Pre-Cut Stamp Set. John has used Distress Markers to colour this Stamp in, and the results are amazing - the colours are so rich and beautiful!

Head to John's blog to find out how you can make one too!









Paw Prints by Andy Pearson

Here's another fun, yet elegant make by Andy Pearson. Andy has featured "Poppy" in this make, along with a sentiment taken from the "Paw Prints on Your Heart" Clear Stamp Set from Creative Expressions.

Visit Andy's blog to get more information on how to make this cute little make.



It has been great to share these makes with you today, make sure you come by tomorrow for a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, as well as makes from Kim Robertson and Tracy Heaton! xx 

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, and Makes from Pam Smith & Tina Eldridge - 13th Jan

Hello Crafters!

We have lots of exciting things to share with you today, including a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, and makes from both Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge!


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Learn how to emboss your edges instead of cutting them to create a really pretty card! This is a really simple card to make, but perfect for the men in your life!





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Cat's Motto by Pam Smith

Another fab make from Pam Smith to share with you today! Pam has used "The Triplets" Stamp Set for the cat imagery, and the sentiment is from the "Paws-itively Great" Clear Stamp Set from Creative Expressions!

Visit Pam's blog to find out how to recreate this delightful make.





The Cats Meow by Tina Eldridge

This is the perfect card for all cat lovers out there! In this make, our friend 'Pickle' makes another appearance (cheeky little cat!). The sentiment comes from the 'Paws-itively Great' Clear Stamp by Creative Expressions. 

Head to Tina's blog to find out more.




It was great to see you today! We hope you have enjoyed the free tutorial video and makes from Pam and Tina! Lots more to share tomorrow, so make sure you find time to come back xx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Makes from Sharon Armstrong Purvis and Rushanne Young - 12th Jan

Hello Crafters!

It's Monday again, and we have every reason to look forward to Mondays (even in the miserable month of January), because we have makes to share from Sharon Armstrong Purvis and Rushanne Young!

Dogs Make Our Lives Whole by Sharon Armstrong Purvis

This week, Sharon has created a gorgeous make with a focus on dogs. Meet 'Toby'. Toby is one of our new cute Kittens and Pups stamp collection, and Sharon has made him look very beautiful with a little bow in his hair! The sentiment for this make is from the 'Paw Prints On Your Heart' Clear Stamp.

Visit Sharon's blog to check out her other amazing makes, and to find out how to make this one!




Treat Boxes by Rushanne Young

These little treat boxes are just so cute - especially if you are your friends pet has a birthday coming up! Rushanne has created one for Cats and one for Dogs with this make. The Stamps used for the animal images is called 'Best Friends' and the sentiments on each of the two boxes has been used using the new 'Paws-itively Great' Clear Stamp from Creative Expressions!

Head to Rushanne's blog to find out more!

Thanks for visiting today - we have lots of great makes to share with you again tomorrow xxx