Thursday, 30 April 2015



Here's the last die for today but there are plenty more to come over the next three days.

It's the Corner, Border and Tag dies from the Canadian Collection and this set has three dies to help you add that all important finishing touch to your cards.  All our dies are made from high quality steel that give a reliable and precise cut every time.

To find out more, read Sue's latest blog or visit our website now!








Next on our list today are three more fabulous new dies from the Canadian Collection - the Montreal, Toronto and the Vancouver.

Each of these products has a set of five beautifully detailed dies, all specifically designed to co-ordinate with each other, offering lots more choice.








To find out more go to our website and to read Sue Wilson's blog, click here.

Look out for the last die in this collection later on today!



Happy Thursday from Creative Expressions' Design Team!

Thinking of you by Kim Robertson

What a pretty start to Thursday with Kim's card this week.  Kim has used John Lockwood's Butterfly Dreams Elements Clear Stamp set with True White embossing powder on Periwinkle Foundation card to create a wonderfully fresh design. To read more, go to Kim's blog now.








Happy birthday daisies from Tracy Heaton

Tracy's card this week is as fresh as a daisy and a great design for a spring birthday.
Tracy has used John Lockwood's Daisy Corner Elements Clear Stamp set to create a pretty trio of daisies.  To read more, please go to Tracy's blog now.

The Canadians are coming!

Good morning and welcome to our first communication of the day telling you about our new Creative Expressions' Sue Wilson Die Collections.

Lets kick off with our new Canadian Collection, which has an exciting selection of five dies designed to be versatile and to creatively co-ordinate with each other.  These high quality dies offer an array of die cut, embossing and debossing designs.

The first die to show you is the Canadian Collection Background die, which has detailed piercing and comes in two parts - a border and a middle, designed to give you multiple crafting options.

To find out more, go to our website and read Sue's latest blog.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

New Creative Expressions' Striplet dies by Sue Wilson


















Introducing you to the new Striplet dies - the Stacked Diamond and the Lattice and Lace Striplets.  These attractive and versatile dies have a shaped outer cutting ring which will give you even more creative options.
Shown above is an example of how Sue has used these dies to create an attractive card, to see another example and to read more, go to Sue's blog now.There will be two more blogs coming out today to tell you about two other Configurations dies and two new Striplets dies - look out for them at 12.00pm and 4.00pm.


New Edgers from the Configurations Collection

Also within the Configurations Collection are a range of Edgers - the Elegant Lace and the Dainty Lace Edgers. These are beautifully detailed edge dies with a 45 degree angle end that are versatile and can be used to create many different designs.
Shown here is an example of how Sue has used these dies to create a stunning card, to read more, go to Sue's blog now.
There will be one more blog coming out today to tell you about two new Striplets dies - look out for it at 4.00pm.  Also check out our blog tomorrow to see more of the new Creative Expressions' Sue Wilson dies.


Boy's Wednesday

Happy Anniversary by Andy Pearson

This week's stunning card from Andy features Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Stamp sets  - the Damask Borders and Icons Collection and the Baroque Sentiments 2.  To see how this design was created, take a look at Andy's blog on line.








Cherish by John Lockwood

We love this week's tulip festooned card from John with its hand finished detail.  John's used his pretty Tulip Elements Stamp set and Phill Martin's fabulous Cosmic colours  - Decadent Grape and Wine Gilding Wax to create a card that will be treasured.  To see more, go to John's blog now.

CE Sue Wilson Spring 2015 Die Release Blog Launch - Configurations Collection

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Creative Expressions' Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

The first two dies showcased be are from the new Configurations Collection of dies and they are called the Petite Arched Adornment and the Lattice Arched Adornment. These unique dies are shaped so that they can be used in a number of ways to create a selection of exciting designs.

Shown above is an example of how Sue has used these dies to create a beautiful card, to see another example and to read more, go to Sue's blog now.
There will be two more blogs coming out today to tell you about two other Configurations dies and two new Striplets dies - look out for them at 12.00pm and 4.00pm.


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tuesday's blog from Creative Expressions

Butterfly Dreams by Pam Smith

Pam's stunning Tuesday card is a striking gold and black design using John Lockwood's Butterfly Dreams and Striplet Elements clear stamps to great effect. To see more, go to Pam's blog now.

For my friend by Tina Eldridge

Tina's beautiful card is cleverly designed to look like it's been framed by using John Lockwood's Dogwood Flower Frame Elements clear stamps with the Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder in Silver.  To see how Tina achieved this, have a look at Tina's blog.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Workshops and shows - coming up!

Don't miss the following exciting events

Sentimentally Yours Stamping Show on Create & Craft with Phill Martin 30 April and 9 May. Phill will be demonstrating his new Collection of products from Creative Expressions, which include his Chic stamp and paper collections and the new Cosmic Shimmer colours.

CE Stamping Show with John Lockwood on the 5 May. John will be live on Create & Craft demonstrating his new collection of Clear stamp designs.

John will also be demonstrating at Sew Simple, Taverham Nursery & Country Shopping Centre, Taverham on the 9 May from 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Please call Sew Simple to book tickets.

Workshops still available to book

There are two workshops in early May where we still have space available, they are:

Tuesday 12 May - Julia Watts using the brand new collection of Sue Wilson dies 
Morning session - 10.30am to 1.00pm - £25.00 per person.
Afternoon session - 2.00pm to 4.00pm - £20.00 per person.

Thursday 7 May - John Lockwood's Die cutting workshop using the new collection of SW dies
Morning session - 10.00am to 1.00pm - £30.00 per person.
Afternoon session - 2.00pm to 4.00pm - £20.00 per person.

To book either of these workshops, please call Tracey on 01536 481778 or email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com

Monday blog

Golden Daisy by Rushanne

Rushanne brightens up this Monday morning with her pretty daisy card made using John Lockwood's Daisy Corner Elements Clear stamp set and Cosmic Shimmer detail true white.  To read more, go to Rushanne's blog now.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Fun time Friday!

Welcome to Fun Time Friday!

It's time for our weekly Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question in order to win the goodies pictured.

To enter go to Creative Expression's facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/creativeexpressionscraft?ref=hl now.

List of goodies you can win:
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste - Rose Copper
1 x CE Finishing Touches Dazzler Circles - Pink Collection
1 x Craft Consortium Decoupage Papers
1 x CE That special Touch Mask
1 x Palette Knife

GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Thursday is girls day


Life is a gift by Kim Robertson

Kim kicks off this Thursday morning with a pretty vintage design using Creative Expression's gold and blush foundation card stocks printed with John Lockwood's Lotus Frame Elements clear stamps.
To read more, go to Kim's blog now.







Happy birthday from Tracy Heaton

It's daisies all the way with Tracy's stunning Tuesday Happy Birthday card.  Tracy has used John Lockwood's Daisy Corner Elements clear stamps, the Daisy Striplet and Peacock Feather Distressed Ink.
Go to Tracy's blog now to read more.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Midweek news

Creative Wednesday - Double Trouble from John Lockwood

John's elegant card for Wednesday is a creative collaboration using both his dies and Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer colours.  John's used his attractive Skeleton leaves striplet clear stamp with Phill Martin's Decadent Oak Micra.  To read more, go to John's blog now.








Andy Pearson is sending you Roses

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create & Craft today!


Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create and Craft today!

Don't forget to watch Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create & Craft - Pick of the Day on Tuesday 21 April. The first show starts at 9pm on Ideal World and the last show is at 7pm the next day.

Tuesday's blog from Tina and Pam

Sending you hugs from Pam Smith

Pam's card for today is a stylish sunflower affair that lifts the spirits.  Pam has used John Lockwood's Flower Frame Elements clear stamps coloured with Distress Inks.
To see how Pam created this card, go to her blog now.









Believe in yourself by Tina Eldridge

Tina's Tuesday card looks as fresh as a daisy with her pretty Swiss Dots embossing folder embossed background, John Lockwood's daisy striplet finishing with daisy embellishments.
Go to Tina's blog to see how she has created this beautiful card.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create & Craft tomorrow!

Nouveau Scribble Roses by Rushanne

What a great way to start the week with Rushanne's elegant Art Nouveau style card.  Using John Lockwood's Scribble Rose Elements clear stamps to create the corner rose, Rushanne has then coloured this in to produce an understated, attractive card.  To see more, go to Rushanne's blog now.






Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create & Craft tomorrow!

Don't forget to watch Sue Wilson on Ideal World and Create & Craft - Pick of the Day on Tuesday 21 April. The first show starts at 9pm on Ideal World and the last show is at 7pm the next day.


Friday, 17 April 2015

Fun time Friday!

Welcome to Fun Time Friday


This week's prize is a set of Zen Betty Boots Clear stamps, Cosmic Shimmer Iridescent Watercolour Paints (set of 12 paints) and 3 metres of Rust coloured ribbon.

To answer this week's question to win these fabulous prizes, go to our Creative Expressions' facebook page now.




Creative Expressions Workshop with Julia Watts on 28 April

Julia's last workshop was a complete sell-out and such a success that she will be running another workshop on the Tuesday 28 April at the Creative Expression offices and Factory shop in Northamptonshire.
There are two sessions, where Julia will showing you how to make two fabulous cards.

To book, call Tracey on 01536 481778, or email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com now.

Don't forget that anyone who comes to this workshop will receive a 10% discount off products in our factory shop on the day.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Thursday feelings

Believe in yourself by Kim Robertson

Today's card from Kim is not only very striking but has a great sentiment that all of us should try to follow.  Kim's used John Lockwood's Lotus Frame Elements clear stamps and Phill Martin's Cosmic Shimmer glitter glue and embossing powder lustre from the Decadent Grape colour swatch to make a very pretty pattern on the plum centre piece, finished off with a lace border and pretty bow.
Click here to see Kim's blog.




Birthday Bubbles by Tracy Heaton

We love this elegant card from Tracy, which is full of beautiful blue-green bubbles and butterflies.  Tracy has used John Lockwood's Butterfly Dreams Elements clear stamp set and Peacock Feathers Distress ink to create this card, which has added impact stamped in one colour.
To read more, go to Tracy's blog now.







Crafting with Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Diagonal Meshwork


Don't forget to watch Sue Wilson's latest inspirational video, where she uses her latest dies to show you how to make a Diagonal Meshwork card.
To watch Sue's video, please click here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Here come the boys!

Love is Precious, let it bloom by Andy Pearson 

Stylish, classy and chic - Andy design this week is all of these things.
His card shimmers like precious metal having been gilded using a selection of Phill Martin's Gilding waxes with the Creative Expressions Damask Mask and finished off with one of John Lockwoods pretty Scribble Rose Elements clear stamps -
To read more, go to Andy's blog now.






Daisy Daisy by John Lockwood

As all our keen followers would have seen, all the Design Team have been using John's versatile clear stamps and  Phill Martin's vibrant Cosmic Shimmer range this week to make fantastic cards.  Here's John's interpretation using his own designs.  He's used his own Daisy Corner and Daisy Striplet clear stamps to create a very chic and elegant multi layered card.  we especially like the daisy pattern match from one layer to another.  To be inspired further, read John's blog now.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Crafting my style with Sue Wilson - Diagonal Channel Card

Sue Wilson's Diagonal Channel Card


Join Sue to see the new Diagonal Craft Dies by Sue Wilson from Creative Expressions.  This is a really simple and elegant card with an exquisite flower to set it off.
To see Sue's latest video with a step-by-step guide to using the new diagonal die, click here.

Love is precious... by Tina Eldridge


What a delightful design from Tina this week that we think would be the perfect wedding or anniversary card.  Tina has used Sue Wilson's Bed of Roses embossing folder, John Lockwood's Scribble Rose Elements clear stamp topped off with beautiful roses and pink candy stripe ribbon.
To see more, go to Tina's blog now.



Sending you Smiles from Pam Smith


Pam's feel good thoughts really emanate from her pretty card.
She has used the attractive Skeleton Leaves Striplet die for the main panel and finished off with a sentiment from John Lockwood's beautiful Elements Butterfly Dreams clear stamp.
To see how Pam created this colourful card, go to her blog now.



Monday, 13 April 2015

Monday morning wakeup

Let your dreams soar with Rushanne 

What a way to start the week with this fantastic 3-D card from Rushanne.  With spring just around the corner this card is bursting with life and doesn't just lift your spirits but sends them soaring.
Rushanne has used the John Lockwood Butterfly Dreams clear stamp set and the Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder in Bright Gold.

To see how Rushanne has created this masterpiece, go to her blog now.

Julia Watts Craft Clinic on Create and Craft today.

Don't forget to watch Julia Watts' Craft Clinic on Create
and Craft today.  For more details go to Julia's blog now.


New date for a Julia Watts' Workshop

Julia Watts' workshop on 2 April was a complete sell out and due to popular demand she will be repeating this workshop on the Tuesday 28 April 2015.  To book now and avoid disappointment call Tracey on 01536 481778 or email tracey@creative-expressions.uk.com

Friday, 10 April 2015

Fun Time Friday!

Good morning and welcome to Fun Time Friday!

This weekend should be an exciting one as don't forget BSSBS starts tomorrow.  Tickets are still available on the door and we look forward to seeing you there.

Meanwhile, we have our weekly Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question in order to win the goodies pictured. This week's question is:

Where is the The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show being held this weekend?

To enter go to Creative Expression's facebook page now.

List of goodies you can win:
1 x Craft Consortium Decoupage papers
1 x 3 metre ribbon
1 x MDF Bunting (pack of 6)
1 x Cosmic Shimmer Matt glue 100ml
1 x CE Metallic Gilding wax - Vintage Golden Green 10ml

GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Bordered Aperture for Creative Expressions

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Bordered Aperture for Creative Expressions

In this episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson, Sue will walk you through how to make this gorgeous 'Bordered Aperture' Card using the new Gemini Craft Dies by Creative Expressions.
To see Sue's video, please click here.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Let's hear it for the boys!


Daisies and denim by John Lockwood

Cool, calm and collected - John's Wednesday card for Creative Expressions is a study in understated elegance.
This versatile card would be suitable for many occasions and appreciated by all.
John has used his Daisy Corner stamp as a pretty centre piece, bordered with the Scored Lines Embossing Folder design. Finishing off with Phill Martin's Decadent PVA and Ink Spray Mister gilding.

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




On your Wedding Day by Andy Pearson

What a fabulous card to celebrate a very special day.  This amazing card from Andy is eye-catching, dramatic and will be truly treasured. Andy has used the Skeleton Leaves Striplet coloured with Phill Martin's Decadent Teal Micra Powder.

Visit Andy's blog to find out more and how to recreate it for yourself.