Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson
Sue is excited to walk you through how to make this lovely woven and framed card using the Weaving & Noble Dies from her range of Craft Dies by Creative Expressions.

To see Sue's exciting video, please click here.


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Sending you flowers by Tina Eldridge

Tina's card today is a stunning contemporary design suitable for any occasion.
Tina has used Creative Expression's Vintage Gold and periwinkle card with John Lockwood's Elements Stamps - Scribble Rose.
To find out more, please go to Tina's blog.



Monday, 30 March 2015

Bless you Couture Creations

Here's this month's last fabulous design from Rushanne where they have used Couture Creation's Vintage Rose Garden paper to create a beautiful tissue box cover.
The embellishments are created with the Couture Creations Die Classic Vine and a pretty rose made with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue.
To read more, go to the Rocky Crafting blog.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Good morning and welcome to this week's Fun Time Friday competition!

To enter, simply head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook Page and look for the Fun Time Friday post. Answer the question in the comments below the post and that's it! Good luck everyone! (by the way, this week it's a 'weekend special', so you can enter any time over the weekend).


One more thing before we tootle off for the weekend, have you purchased your advance tickets for the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show yet? If not, then now is the time!  It really is perfect for all us crafters to get together and check out the latest and greatest products out there!


Thursday, 26 March 2015

Creative Expression's Thursday with Kim Robertson

Kim's inspirational Thursday creation makes you feel spring is truly on the way with its fresh colours and pretty embellishments.  Kim has used our Vintage Rose Garden pad, Intiricutz Daffodil Spray die and lots of other products to great effect  to create an elegant card, anyone would be delighted to receive.  To see how Kim achieved these effects, go to Kim's blog.

Andy Pearson get's 'grungy'

This week's sophisticated 'grungy' design from Andy is he says, still 'growing on' him.  We love it here at Creative Expressions and like how he's used our Tapestry Embossing folder, Sue Wilson New York Collection Border, Corner and Tags die set and Distressing Inks to create an original and attractive metallic finish. To be inspired, go to Andy's blog .

Couture wedding creations by John Lockwood

Today's beautiful project is the perfect gift for a bride to be, a set of save the date cards and a Couture Creations die cut box to hold them in. What blushing bride wouldn't be delighted to receive this exquisitely crafted box with a heart shaped die cut from the Couture Creations Love Abounds die and the pretty reserve the date cards. To find out more, go to John's blog.


Everything's coming up roses with Tracy Heaton's Vintage rose design.

Tracy's final design for March ends on a floral note with a very pretty rose design using our Vintage Rose Garden paper.  The rose detail created with our Vintage Rose Collection die adds a beautiful finishing touch. To see more, please visit Tracy's blog



Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Crafting My Style, Pam Smith & Tina Eldridge

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Featuring the new Gemini Dies from Sue Wilson’s range of Craft Dies, this episode focuses on showing you how to use these unique borders to create a really gorgeous vertical border card making project.



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A Dream is a Wish by Pam Smith

What a beautiful vintage and elegant make by Pam Smith. Pam has used the new Vintage Rose Garden Paper Pad for the postcard, and the new Classic Vine Die by Couture Creations for the gorgeous leafage that surrounds the sentiments. To find out more about what Pam has used to create this fabulous project, then head on over to her blog!




Love You by Tina Eldridge

Another exquisite make from Tina this week! Beautiful sentiment perfect for any occasion! Tina has used the 'Touch of Love' Die by Couture Creations! Visit Tina to find out what else she used, and how she made it!





Monday, 23 March 2015

Rushanne Young

Happy Birthday by Rushanne Young

This is a delightful aperture make by Rushanne Young! Rushanne has used the paper from the new Couture Creations Vintage Rose Paper Collection for this one - perfect for scrapbooking!

Head to Rushanne's blog to find out more.















If you have some spare time, why not make an Easter themed project using Creative Expressions products and enter our Blog Challenge! The competition is open until the end of the month, so there is still plenty of time to enter!










Also, not long left now to purchase advance tickets for The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show! This year we are introducing Make & Take sessions, so it will be really fun to get to play with some of the latest products! Click here to buy them now.



Friday, 20 March 2015

Fun Time Friday

As Robin William's said, "Spring is nature's way of saying 'let's party'!, so let's just do that with this week's Fun Time Friday competition!

To enter, simply head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook Page and look for the Fun Time Friday post. Answer the question in the comments below the post and that's it! Good luck everyone! (by the way, this week it's a 'weekend special', so you can enter any time over the weekend).


One more thing before we tootle off for the weekend, have you purchased your advance tickets for the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show yet? If not, then now is the time! There's less than a month to go, and it really is perfect for all us crafters to get together and check out the latest and greatest products out there!


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Crafting My Style, Tracy Heaton & Kim Robertson

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Today’s tutorial is a little bit different, as Sue is going to show different ways to use your Dies that aren't so obvious. For example, you may want to use a sentiment that doesn't always fit, so Sue will show you a little tip to get around that.



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Love Heart by Tracy Heaton

What a joy to behold! This make by Tracy Heaton is simply charming. The scrabble tiles are super cute and really finish this beautiful make off. Tracy has used the new MDF Heart from Creative Expressions - it's perfect for cute little makes like this.

Visit Tracy's blog for more information.





Never Underestimate the Power of a Smile by Kim Robertson

The colours in this make by Kim Robertson are simply fab! Kim has used the Carte Postale 12 x 12" Paper Vintage Paper for the cute little postcards down the right hand side. Kim has also used the Floral Lace 'Heart Bouquet' Die by Couture Creations for the hearts - just gorgeous! Visit Kim's blog to find out more.






Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Boys Day

Decoupage Show with John Lockwood

John Lockwood will be live on Create and Craft for another Decoupage Show! John has a selection of gorgeous new Decoupage Papers to show you, as well as some fantastic craft storage solutions from Creative Expressions to decorate with them!

Times: 10am & 1pm
Channels:  Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748




Live by John Lockwood


Wow! This project is captivating! Another stunning make by the talented John Lockwood. The aperture is just beautiful - head to John's blog to find out what John has used to create this project.









On Your Wedding Day by Andy Pearson

This is a really simple and elegant card that you can craft especially for someone's wedding day. Andy has used the 'Love Abounds' Die by Couture Creations, which he has cut out onto black card and then applied Graceful Peach and Graceful Mustard Gilding Wax over the top. The sentiment comes from the Sentimentally Yours Decadent Damask 'Occasions' Sentiment designed by Phill Martin.

Head to Andy's blog to find out more!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - also makes by Pam Smith & Tina Eldridge

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson
This is a fantastic technique to learn which is full of surprises! The background has actually been created using one of the Striplet Dies. Join Sue Wilson as she shows you how to extend the pattern of the Striplet to create this beautiful card.





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No Day by Pam Smith 

Pam has gone dotty over the new Floral Lace Dies by Couture Creations! Pam has made a really clever use of the 'Touch of Love' Heart from this collection, by creating a gorgeous golden flower as the centre piece for this make.


Head over to Pam's Blog to find out more about this make!

Friends Are Lifetime Treasures by Tina Eldridge

It seems that the Design Team are rather in love with the new Floral Lace Dies from Couture Creations (and who can blame them?). This make by Tina Eldridge is perfectly pretty in pink! Tina has used the 'Touch of Love' Die for the centre piece of this card, isn't it gorgeous?

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



Decoupage Show with John Lockwood

Finally, John Lockwood will be live on Create and Craft tomorrow for a Decoupage Show! John has some really beautiful new decoupage papers to demonstrate to you, so make sure you tune in at either 10am or 1pm (or obviously set your TV to record!).

Times: 10am & 1pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748!





Monday, 16 March 2015

Workshops with Julia Watts and Make by Rushanne Young

Workshops with Julia Watts - Thursday 2nd April 2015 

Does anyone fancy coming over to Creative Expressions HQ for a day of crafting fun with Julia Watts? 

Julia will be running two workshops on this date (one at 10:00am & the other at 1:30pm). Each session will cost £20. 

It's always a fun day, and everyone who comes always has a fab time! If you would like to be part of the crafting crew, then please contact tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com to reserve your slot or just to get some more information!

The photos feature the projects that will be made on the day.



















Carte Postale by Rushanne Young

This is a lovely gift tag by Rushanne featuring lots of fab new products from Couture Creations. Rushanne has used the Vintage Rose Die for the rose, and the Carte Postale 12 x 12 paper collection for the vintage post card. It's simply lovely - head to Rushanne's blog to find out how you can make one.




Friday, 13 March 2015

Fun Time Friday



 Well it's finally here, so we are obviously celebrating with our Fun Time Friday competition! As it's Friday 13th, we are looking for you to head over to our Facebook page and answer the post. The question is simply 'What's your worst crafting disaster?'. Answer in the Fun Time Friday post to be in with a chance of winning this wonderful prize....



And it that isn't exciting enough, Julia Watts will be live on Create and Craft today at 10am! Julia Will be on for the Creative Expressions Wedding Show, and has lots of perfect products for wedding crafting! So if you are looking for some crafting inspiration, make sure you don't miss the show.



Times: 10am
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Tracy Heaton, Kim Robertson & Crafting My Style

Wedding Show with Julia Watts

 If you or any of your friends are planning a wedding, then this is the show for you! Join Julia Watts tomorrow as she demonstrates a huge selection of products from Creative Expressions, that are perfect for your wedding preparations.

Times: 10am
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Julia is also running two workshops here at Creative Expressions on Tuesday 17th March. Each workshop will cost £20 and will be lots of fun to participate in. If you are interested in coming along to join us all, then please contact tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com or call her on 01536 481778.


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson 

Learn how to create this really pretty and elegant buckle card technique in this episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson. This is a really fun card to make, so tune in, sit back and enjoy!




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Live. Love. Laugh. by Tracy Heaton

What a cute little make from Tracy Heaton - it has certainly filled us with the joys of spring today! Tracy has used the Vintage Rose Collection, Vintage Branch Die to create the gorgeous green foliage that sits behind the rose. Just beautiful!

Visit Tracy's blog to find out more!




Adventure by Kim Robertson

Every day is a new adventure in crafting! This is a beautiful make by DT member, Kim Robertson. Kim has used the lovely Vintage Rose garden paper pad from Couture Creations to create today's card.
Visit Kim's blog for step by step instructions on how to make one too (perfect for Mother's Day!).



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

BOYS DAY


May Happiness be Yours by John Lockwood

Simply beautiful! White cards never fail to be elegant and sophisticated, and this make by John Lockwood is a great example of this! John has used the 'Heart Bouquet' Die from the Floral Lace Die Collection from Couture Creations for the centrepiece.

Visit John's blog to find out more about this make, and how to recreate it for yourself.

If anyone fancies signing up for the forthcoming Die Cutting Workshop with John here at Creative Expressions, then please email Tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com and let us know! The Workshop is all day and will cost £45. As the day is split into two, you can just opt in for the afternoon or morning - everyone is welcome!







Easter Basket by Andy Pearson

Here's another great source of inspiration for the Creative Expressions Blog Challenge, by Andy Pearson! Andy has made great use of the new Weaving Dies by Sue Wilson to create the basket (genius)!  To create the filigree effect on the eggs in the basket, Andy has used a combination of the new Dies by Couture Creations along with the Spellbinders Oval Dies. This is an intriguing make, so head over to Andy's blog to find out exactly what he did.....


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Easter Greetings and Mother's Day Ideas

Easter Greetings by Pam Smith 

Here's a great source of inspiration for anyone looking to enter the Creative Expressions Blog Challenge! Pam smith has created this in time for the Easter Celebrations! It's just so cute! Why not head over to Pam's blog to find out more?










Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Today we have a really pretty Filigree Card in today’s episode of Crafting My Style. Sue will show you a couple of techniques to make your Ivy Die Cuts look more lifelike.





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"Mum"by Tina Eldridge

Tina has a beautiful make to share with us today - a great project just in time for Mother's Day! Tina has used the new Vintage Rose Paper by Couture Creations for this make, along with Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Dies. Charming!

Visit Tina's blog for more information.



Monday, 9 March 2015

Vintage Gift Box by Rushanne Young 

Here's another way to create a fabulous project using the new Floral Lace Dies by Couture Creations! Rushanne has created a gorgeous Vintage Gift Box to store your little trinkets in. Head on over to Rushanne's blog to see how you can make one too!





3 for 2 on JustRite Stamps and Dies 
Craft Clearance are currently running a 3 for 2 promotion on all JustRite Stamps and Dies! There are absolutely loads of bargains to be had, as most of the products already have 50% off! The featured project has been created by the JustRite Design Team using the Ooh La La French Frills Stamp Set - a set of 24 Stamps! You can pick this up for just £7.09 (RRP£14.18), and if you select 3 Stamps or Dies from JustRite you will get one free!

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If you love crafting, then you must come and join us at the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show. Advance tickets are now on sale. If you want to know who will be there, then click here.