Friday, 29 May 2015

Fun Time Friday!

Welcome to Fun Time Friday!


It's time for this week's Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question and if you answer it correctly you are then entered into a free prize draw to win the goodies pictured here.

The prizes are:

1 x set of two Floral Spray Singles Stamps by Sue Wilson.
1 x set of two Cut Glass Vase Singles Stamps by Sue Wilson.
1 x set of 8 Cosmic Shimmer - Shimmering Iridescent Watercolour Paints

Simply visit CE's facebook page now and answer our question to win the prizes shown.

Don't forget to check back on Monday to see who's won and then send us your details, so we can forward on your the prize.


Thursday, 28 May 2015

Don't miss out on our must-have NEW products for May!

Introducing a wide selection of fabulous new crafting products available through Creative Expressions


This month we have lots of brand new products to share with you - stunning new dies from Couture Creations, Spellbinders and of course Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.
We have fresh new designs added to our best selling 'Stamps To Die For' and John Lockwood ranges, more exciting shapes in MDF and some beautiful Decoupage papers from Craft Consortium to cover them with.







Look out for the new Ranger products in exciting colours and textures - there are Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Archival Ink Pad Colours, Dye Ink pads, Mini Distress Ink Pads available singularly for the first time and a new suite of colour co-ordinated Ranger Distress products.

To see our full range of new products visit our website.


Tracy Heaton is Thinking of You

This is Tracy's final card for May and we think she has saved the best until last.  Tracy has continued with her Teal theme to add the classy contrast with the white card.  She has cut out her pretty centre piece with the Spellbinders' Majestic Labels Twenty and the borders with Spellbinders' A2 Bracket Border One.

Check out Tracy's blog now.










Happy Anniversary from Kim Robertson

Another stunning card from Kim that's perfect for the man in your life.  Kim has used Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Inspirational Phases Stamps, the Decadent Damask Corners and Icons and Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels Diamond Sprinkles to create a card to treasure.

Read more at Kim's blog now.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Wednesday Boy's Day

Daisy Dream by John Lockwood

John's card today is as 'fresh as a daisy' and brings sunshine into your Wednesday morning.
John has used the Delicate Daisies Open and Complete Petal Dies and the Fern Trio from Sue Wilson's Finishing Touches Collection.

To find out more, visit John's blog now.











 A cracker from Andy Pearson

What a cracker from Andy this morning, we love this clever design that would be perfect to use as wedding favours.  Andy has used Decadent Bamboo Micra Powder with the Ivy Trellis Striplet Stamp to create an attractive background.

For a step-by-step guide, go to Andy's blog now.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Crafting my Style with Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Inlaid Ivy




Watch Sue's latest video which gives you a step by step guide to make this beautiful card.  Sue shows how to use her versatile Greek Collection of dies in a creative way.

Be inspired, click on the image above to watch Sue Wilson's latest video now or go to her blog at 'Particraft' to read more.

Special Birthday wishes from Tina

An extra special card from Tina today, perfect for a close friend or family.  Tina has used Creative Expressions' Vintage Gold card and Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Birthday Verses to create a extremely elegant card.  The 'crowning' adornment at the top is made using Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - Configurations - Petite Arched Adornment.

Read Tina's blog now.




Pam sends you a navy and white birthday

An attractive navy and white card from Pam this morning that shows how effective just two colours can be.  Pam has used Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Denim Spray Mist, Finishing Touches Faux Quilled Leaves and Camellia Open Petals die sets to add a beautiful finishing touch.

See more, go to Pam's blog now.

Monday, 25 May 2015

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

Rushanne sends you her Love

We love today's attractive design from Rushanne where she has decorated a tag to great effect.

Rushanne has used the Decadent Damask Corners and Icons Mask with purple and gold Cosmic Shimmer products.

To read more, go to Rushanne's blog at 'Rocky Crafting Blog'.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Fun Time Friday!

Welcome to Fun Time Friday!

It's time for this week's Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question and if you answer it correctly you are then entered into a free prize draw to win the goodies pictured here.

The prizes are:

1 x pack of red card
1 x Distress Ink Pad - Festive Berries
1 x Stamps To Die For - Heart Clear Stamp
2 x Ribbons

Simply visit CE's facebook page now and answer our question to win the prizes shown.

Don't forget to check back on Monday to see who's won and then send us your details, so we can send you the prize.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Gilded Vellum

Today's video from Sue Wilson, shows her using Vellum and Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes in an interesting way to create an attractive card for the man in your life.


Be inspired, click on the image below to watch Sue Wilson's latest video now or go to her blog at 'Particraft' to read more.









Thursday designs form Creative Expressions

Just a note by Tracy Heaton

A very elegant, classic card from Tracy this week where she has used the Spellbinders Ornate Squares Die for the swirls behind the centre piece and Phill Martin's Decadent Teal Gilding Wax to add vibrant colour.

To read more, go to Tracy's blog now at 'At a Hint of Magnolia'.











Friendship from Kim Robertson

What an attractive and detailed card from Kim - there's lots of elements which combine beautifully.  Kim has used Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Inspirational Phrases Clear Stamps and Corner & Icons Dies and the Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Paper Pad.
Read more about how Kim created this card on her blog at 'Inky Kim Craft'.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Wednesday's Creative Expressions' blog

The Perfect Pear by Andy Pearson

It's midweek already and today we have a beautifully original card from Andy, perfect for weddings or anniversaries.
Andy has used the Lattice Arched Adornment die from Sue Wilson's Configuration Collection and various colours of Micra power to create this attractive card.  To find out more, visit Andy's blog now at Pinnacle Crafts.








Creative Teal Wednesday by John Lockwood

John's attractive interwoven card today showcases both Crafting dies by Sue Wilson and Phill Martin's Cosmic colours and stamps.
John has used Sue's dies from the Portuguese Collection, the Lisbon and the Border dies.
He has used Phill's Decadent Damask Inspiration Phases clear stamp for the sentiment and Decadent Teal for the vivid colour.
To read more, go to John's blog at John Next Door now.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Crafting my Style with Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Gilded Ivory



Today's video from Sue Wilson, showcases an elegant card that would be perfect for weddings or anniversaries.

Sue has used her fabulous dies from the Greek Island collection and has transformed plain card with a shimmering metallic finish.

Be inspired, watch Sue Wilson's latest video now.

Feelgood Tuesday

Smiles from Pam

We love Pam's beautiful card shown here festooned with blossom, moths and bunting. Pam has used Phill Martin's Decadent Alphabet and Numbers clear stamps and Spellbinder Classic Diamonds from the Vintage Rose Garden 12 x 12 paper pad to great effect.

Find out more, read Pam's blog now.










Sending love and best wishes from Tina

Another very pretty card from Tina today. Tina has used the Configurations craft die by Sue Wilson - the Dainty Lace Edger to make the beautiful flower and the Toscano stamp from our 'Stamps To Die For' range to create the detail.  For a full list of what Tina has used, please visit her blog now.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Happy Monday!

Rushanne Young

Today's innovative project from Rushanne is a beautifully decorated box made especially for a bride with a heart shaped aperture in the top to hold a wedding photograph.

Rushanne has used the Cosmic Shimmer Royal Gold Texture Paint on the lid and That Special Touch Ornate Frame Mask.

To read more, go to Rushanne's blog now.

Julia Watts on Create & Craft at 9.00am this morning

Tune at 9.00am this morning to see Julia Watts demonstrate Creative Expressions' latest products live on Create and Craft.
Julia has produced a range of beautiful and creative cards using Creative Expressions' products.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Fun time Friday!

Welcome to Fun Time Friday!


It's time for this week's Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question and if you answer it correctly you are then entered into a free prize draw to win the goodies pictured here.

The prizes are:

1 x pack of Teal A4 card (25 220gsm sheets), 1 x 'Smile' Couture Creations die, 1 x pack of Finishing Touches Self Adhesive 8 mm Pearls (25) and 1 x pack of Cosmic Shimmer Watercolour brushes (2) and Spray bottle (1).

Simply visit CE's facebook page now and answer our question to win the prizes shown.

Don't forget to check back on Monday to see who's won and then send us your details, so we can send you the prize.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Gilded and Embossed



Have a look at Sue Wilson's latest video on her PartiCraft blog where she shows us how to make a beautiful Gilded and Embossed card.

Creative Expressions is thinking of you this Thursday

Kim is Thinking of you today

What a pretty card from Kim this week, which is perfect for any occasion.  Kim has used Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Corners and Icons and Occasion Sentiments to create an elegant card.

To read more, go to Kim's blog now.










Tracy is also Thinking of you

Formal, elegant and perfect for both male and female recipients - Tracy's card ticks all the boxes. Tracy has used the Interlocking Circles A4 Embossing folder with Phill Martin's Decadent Teal Gilding Wax.

Have a look at Tracy's blog to find out more.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Don't miss the Decoupage Show on Create & Craft with John Lockwood TODAY!

Today Wednesday 13 May at 10.00am and 1.00pm


Tune in today on Create & Craft to watch John Lockwood create fantastic designs using Craft Consortium Decoupage papers and MDF shapes from Creative Expressions.

Inspirational, practical and above beautiful - John's designs will give you endless ideas to upcycle and enhance your home.

Don't miss John at 10.00am and 1.00pm today on Create & Craft and check out John's blog for more information.





Andy experiments with Micra Powder

Andy's been trying out different ways to use our Micra Powders/Pigments on this design to great effect.  Andy's created some very atmospheric background effects which sit well with the sombre mood of the card.

To find out more, have a look at Andy's blog.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tuesday's Creative Expressions' blog

A Wonderful Birthday from Pam 


Tuesday's attractive design from Pam uses the Skeleton Leaves Striplet Clear stamp to create a pretty background panel and finished off with the Finishing Touches Collection Classic Rose and Faux Quilled Leaves dies.

Read Pam's blog now!






A Special Day from Tina

As with Pam's card this week, Tina has spent a lot of time adding detail to her pretty card.  Tina has used two Creative Expressions' Craft Dies by Sue Wilson - the Ornate Pierced Design Rectangles from the Noble Collection and the Petite Arched Adornment from the Configurations Collection.  She has also used Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Birthday Verses stamp. 

And don't forget to read Tina's blog.


Crafting MY Style with Sue Wilson - Framed Trellis

Have a look at Sue Wilson's latest video, which showcases her very latest simple but effective design using the versatile Creative Expressions Expressions Collection 'Hello' die . Keep up with the key trends and watch a step-by-step guide of how to re create this attractive card.


Monday, 11 May 2015

Happy Monday Morning from Creative Expressions!

More decadence from Rushanne 

Less is more with Rushanne's card this morning, where she has used Phill Martin's Baroque Sentiments Collection Stamps with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder onto CE's Foundation Card in Rich Plum and White.

To read more, go to Rushanne's blog now.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Bonus Friday blog from Creative Expressions and Fun Time Friday

Delicious Decadent Damask by Rushanne

We really love this clever chocolate box, (not least because we love chocolates), created by Rushanne this week.  It's a great idea and a posh way to present chocolates to friends or family.

Rushanne has used Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Corner & Icon and Everyday stamps with Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold Embossing Powder onto CE's Foundation Card in Rich Plum.

To read more, go to Rushanne's blog now.









Welcome to Fun Time Friday!


We hope you enjoyed last week's bonanza prize - our winner Moira Butler certainly did as she won the lot and a rather large parcel is on its way to her.

It's time for this week's Fun Time Friday competition, where we ask you a simple question and if you answer it correctly you are then entered into a free prize draw to win the goodies pictured here.

The prizes are:

1 x pack of A4 Glossy Black card, 2 x packs (12) Finishing Touches, Pearl Corners - white and cream pearl and 1 x pack of (12) Crystal Corners - Rhinestone, 1 x pack of 6 MDF Hearts and 1 x pot of Cosmic Shimmer Micra Flakes - Marsh Mallow.

Simply visit CE's facebook page now and answer our question to win the prizes shown.

Don't forget to check back on Monday to see who's won and then send us your details, so we can send you the prize.

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Frame It

This card by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions is called 'Frame It' and it's all about framing your card in an attractive way.  Sue has created this lovely card using one of our new release background dies.  Watch Sue's video now to see a step-by-step guide of how to make this exciting design.


Thursday Creative Expressions' designs

Just a note from Kim Robertson

What a delightful card from Kim this morning with so much detail, that you see something new every time you look at it.
Kim has used Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Paper and Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Corners & Icons and Occasions Sentiment stamps.  To read more, go to Kim's blog now.







 Tracy Heaton is Thinking of you

Another elegant card from Tracy this week, we love the luxurious bow and lace flower.  Tracy has used the Special Touch Fretwork Mask with Phill Martin's Decadent Teal Texture Paste.

Read Tracy's blog to find out how she made this attractive card that can be used for any occasion.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Boy's blog on a Wednesday

Portuguese Plum by John Lockwood

What a wonderful way to start your day with John's stunning card, which he created using one of CE's new Craft die sets by Sue Wilson from the Portuguese Collection. Find out how John made the profusion of flowers that add the finishing touch to this beautiful card by visiting his blog now.

 



Terrific Teal by Andy Pearson

Another stunner from Andy to complete this morning's designs.  Andy has used Creative Expressions' Fern Frames Elements Clear stamp set and Decadent Teal Micra Powder to create this elegant card.  To read Andy's blog, click here.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Crafting my Style with Sue Wilson Floral Cascade for Creative Expressions

Here's another fantastic card design from Sue Wilson using one of Creative Expressions' Noble die sets.  These larger dies are perfect for frames or making shaped cards and Sue shows how she uses them in a step-by-step video.  Watch Sue's video now!


Tuesday's creations from the Creative Expressions' Design Team

Good morning and welcome back after the Bank Holiday weekend. We hope you had a great time and to ease you into this week, we have two fantastic cards from our Design Team.

Sending love and best wishes from Tina Eldridge

Tina's Tuesday card is really beautiful with its profusion of rambling roses that must have taken patience and considerable skill to create. Tina has used three of Creative Expressions' new dies by Sue Wilson - the Border, Corner and Tag and Lisbon die sets from the Portuguese Collection and the pretty Maidenhair Fern from the new Finishing Touches Collection.

To see more, go to Tina's blog.


An extra special birthday wish from Pam Smith

Pam's pretty background has been created by using an off-cut from a net curtain - what a great idea!
Pam has then stamped a sentiment using Phill Martin's Decadent Damask Birthday Verse and embossed with the Cosmic Shimmer Clear Powder. To read more, please go to Pam's blog.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Last two sets of dies in the Creative Expressions' Sue Wilson new dies launch


We have really enjoyed introducing you to our new range of dies designed by Sue Wilson and hope that we have inspired you to try them.

Before we finish, we just want to tell you about the last two dies that complete the Finishing Touches collection, which are the Perfect Peony Complete Petals and the Perfect Peony Open Petals.
As requested, to keep costs down, Sue has reduced the size of the sets but there is still a good range of options for you to use.

To read more, go to Sue's latest blog or visit our website now!

More new Finishing Touches from Creative Expressions


More inspirational Finishing Touches dies from Creative Expressions, designed by Sue Wilson.

Introducing the stunning Majestic Monarch die which creates a large butterfly that gives you the option to create a smaller one by carefully cutting a few pieces off.
And how about the pretty new Dandelion Clocks which can be used as flowers, flower centres, foliage and lots more.

To read more, go to Sue's latest blog or visit our website now!