Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Calling all papercrafters - we want you to join our top team at Creative Expressions!



Annual call out for New Creative Expressions' Design Team Members 


It's that time of the year again when we are looking to recruit new members of passionate crafters to join our 2015/2016 Creative Expressions' Design Team (CEDT). 

We want you - enthusiastic, versatile papercraft artists that love creating beautifully executed projects.

 Previous experience on a design team isn't necessary but a passion for papercrafting is.

For full details of how to apply please click here.

Apply now - closing date is Friday 16 October 2015!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tuesday's Creative Blog


Tina sends you her Best Wishes

Another stunning card from Tina this Tuesday morning, which showcases Phill Martin's Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies Paper along with a couple of Sue Wilson Craft Dies - Classic Rose and Magical Butterflies from the Finishing Touches Collection.
To find out more, please visit Tina's blog now.



Rushanne designs a Pink Pocket Card

What an original and pretty design from Rushanne.  Inspired by products from the Phill Martin range,  Rushanne has used Graceful Butterflies & Dragonflies Paper, Decadent Damask Everyday Sentiments and lots of other fabulous Creative Expressions' products.  To find out more, please go to Rushanne's blog now.




















Don't miss Julia Watts on Hochanda today!

The crafter's favourite Julia Watts will be appearing on Hochanda today in The Magic of Masks with Creative Expressions.

Don't miss Julia showcasing the stunning That Special Touch Masks and selected items from the Cosmic Shimmer range.

Julia will be live from 10.00am today and also at 1.00pm and 6.00pm.

For a full list of products used on her shows, please click here.  Don't miss it!

Hochanda TV - SKY 663, FREEVIEW 39 & FREESAT 822







Monday, 28 September 2015

Monday's Creative Expressions' Design Team Blog

Debbie Stevens is in the pink

What a great way to brighten your Monday with a very pretty card from Debbie.  We love it and we know you will too!
Debbie has used a selection of Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson, which include the Noble Double Pierced Rectangle, Hollywood from the Californian Collection, the Lattice 3-D Bows from the Finishing Touches Collection, the Magical Butterflies and the Poinsettia Dies sets.  To see more go to Debbie's blog now.






A change of colour from Pam

The observant among you will have noticed that usually we blog Pam's cards on Thursday. Apologies for not doing this last week but hopefully most of you saw it on Pam's own blog.  Just in case you didn't, here's Pam's wonderful card where she has decided to experiment with yellow and black. This combination works well both in Pam's card and nature.
Pam used the Custard Foundations Card and Phill Martin's Sentimentally Yours Graceful Butterflies and Dragonflies Paper Pad. To read more, go to Pam's blog now. 







Friday, 25 September 2015

Friday Design Team Blog

More Christmas Inspiration from Lisa

We love today's festive design from Lisa where she has beautifully decorated a MDF Bauble with lots of Christmas touches.  Lisa has used Sue Wilson's Winter Trees from the Festive Collection to great effect, along with lots of other Creative Expressions' products. To find out more, visit Lisa's blog now.

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 Craft Die by Sue Wilson - Finishes Touches - Classic Vase - CED1443.
1 x Stamps To Die For - Apple Blossom Spray.
1 x Cosmic Shimmer - Cosmic Twinkles - Chic Viola Twinkles.

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.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Wednesday's Design Team Projects

John has been using the Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud blending inks . . .


John Lockwood has created this colourful card, using the Butterfly Field Clear Stamp set from Sentimentally Yours.


For full details visit John's blog.










Andy has a clean and simple design for us . . .


Andy Pearson has created this clever hanging bauble design, using the Charming Lace Trim die from the Configurations Collection, designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions.


For full details visit Andy's blog.




Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Tuesday's Design Team Projects

Today we have this pretty aqua design from Tina . . .



Tina Eldridge has created this pretty card, using a selection of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, along with her signature style butterflies!


For full details visit Tina's blog.







Don't miss the fabulous Julia watts on Hochanda this evening!


Don't miss Julia from Creative Expressions on Hochanda at 8.00pm this evening Tuesday 22 September.

This is a 'One Day Special' where Julia will be showcasing the stunning new Couture Creations Dies.
Tune in tonight and tomorrow Wednesday 23 September at 9.00am, 12 noon, 4.00pm and 7.00pm to see Julia in action.

Sky 663, Freeview 39 and on-line at www.hochanda.com in HD.

You would be mad to miss it!

Monday, 21 September 2015

Monday's Design Team blog

Debbie Stevens creates a Magical Butterfly

We love today's design by Debbie, which would be suitable for many occasions.
Debbie has used the Magical Butterflies, the Charming Lace Trim and the Noble Double Pierced Squares Die Sets designed for Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson.  For more information, please go to Debbie's blog now.








Thursday, 17 September 2015

Thursday's Design Team Project


Butterflies from Pam . . .

 

Pam Smith has created this delightful card for us today.


For full details visit Pam's blog.


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Wednesday's Design Team Projects


A 3-D design from Andy


Andy Pearson has made these attractive folded paper trees this week.


For more details, visit Andy's blog.















A watercolour design from John


John Lockwood has made this clean and simple card design this week, using the Dragonfly Mini Striplet Stamp to Die For.


For more details, visit John's blog.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Tuesday's Design Team Project

Today we have this pretty purple design from Tina . . .



Tina Eldridge has created this pretty card, using a selection of Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, along with the Butterfly Field clear stamp set, designed by Phill Martin.


For full details visit Tina's blog.

Monday, 14 September 2015

Monday's Design Team Project

An elegant stamped design from Debbie today . . .


Debbie Stevens has created this refined design today, using neutral colours and the Butterfly Field clear stamp set, designed by Phill Martin.


For full details, visit Debbie's blog.




Sunday, 13 September 2015

A Selection of Design Team Projects



Pam is saying it with flowers this week . . .


Pam Smith has created this pretty design for us, using the Graceful Butterflies and Dragonflies Paper Pad from Sentimentally Yours.


For full details, visit Pam's blog.











A pretty pastel design from Kim . . .


From Kim Robertson this week we have this pretty creation for us, using the Dragonfly Meadow clear stamp set, designed by Phill Martin.

For full details, visit Kim's blog.










And something completely different from Lisa . . .


Lisa Horton has beautifully decorated this mdf Ice Skate, which comes with a freestanding base. 

For full details, visit Lisa's blog.








Saturday, 12 September 2015

The final three new Finishing Touches Dies!


We hope you have enjoyed seeing all the fantastic new dies designed by Sue Wilson - we have enjoyed showing them to you.  Before we go, here are the final three, which are worth waiting for. They are Apple Blossom, Tranquil Poppy and Wild Rose. These beautiful dies produce wonderful results and have an added deboss feature. Now you have seen them all, you will be able to decide which ones you would like to buy - don't wait to long, get down to your local retailer now!




More New Finishing Touches Craft Dies by Sue Wilson


Here's the next three exciting dies to add to the Finishing Touches Collection - the Classic Vase, Catkins Stems and the Diagonal Foldover Flowers.  These have been specifically designed to use with felt to make flowers and other embellishments but can be used with lightweight card and paper.




It's Finishing Touches Day - don't miss the nine new Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson


Good morning, welcome to the last day of the exciting new Craft Die launch, which features nine new die sets from the Finishing Touches Collection.  We start with three stunning dies - Laurel Leaves, Scribble Flowers and String Flowers.  This wonderfully whimsical set adds just the right accent to your cards.  The Scribble Flowers are finely cut layered flowers that can be used flat or raised, while the Laurel Leaves are perfect to use on most of your projects.




Friday, 11 September 2015

Last three Configurations Craft Dies for today!


Here are the last three dies of the Configurations Collection - the Scalloped Trellis Adornment, the Art Deco Adornment and the Teardrop Adornment, which I think you will agree are both very attractive and very useful.  These adornment dies are very versatile as they can be used for a complete design or just as an embellishment - either way they look elegant and create a classical look.
Both the Art Deco and the Teardrop Adornment have separate cutting edges to allow for backing the dies with a separate colour, while the Scalloped Trellis Adornment gives a one piece, detailed cut. Try them out for yourself!






Introducing the new Configurations Craft Die designs from Sue Wilson


Introducing a terrific trio of new Configurations Dies designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Charming Lace Trim, Graceful Lace Trim and Corner Squares.  These dies add a great accent to your edges and frames and also work well with the new Noble Collection dies. The Square
Corners are also very versatile having outer cutting edges and are perfect for many different designs.




It's Frames & Tags and Configurations Day - new Craft Die designs from Sue Wilson!


Good morning and welcome to today's new die releases designed by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. We have lots of fabulous die sets to share with you and will kick off today with two crackers, the Delicate Garden Frame and the Heraldic Square shown below.  We love the way the Heraldic Square can carry both masculine and feminine colours, which is always useful and works equally well when rotated. The Delicate Garden Flowers has lots of beautiful detail, an outer cut die to allow for matting and extra flowers that match up with those in the design for layering in extra colours. More to see at lunchtime - join us then!



Thursday, 10 September 2015

The last two new Craft Dies from the Expressions' Collection designed by Sue Wilson


We hope you have enjoyed the new Expressions dies today and here are the remaining two designs. We have saved the best two 'till last and they are Scripted 'Happy Birthday' and 'You are Special'. Elegantly versatile, these two dies are a 'must-have' to produce classic designs time after time.
For more information and to see our full range of Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson, please search for 'Sue Wilson Craft Dies' on our website.


Two new Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson from the Expressions' Collection


Two more lovely dies with kind sentiments that will let friends and family know that you are thinking of them.  Choose from the 'Thinking of You' die set, which has an attractive Ivy Spray design that enhances the sentiment or can be nipped and used by itself.  Or the 'With Sympathy' die set that has a single Lily, which adds elegance and grace to difficult cards that we sometimes have to send.
Look out for one more post today with the final two Expressions' Collection designs and do be sure to order the new dies from your local retailer as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.