Friday, 19 December 2014

FUN TIME FRIDAY:



It’s the last Fun Time Friday competition for 2014, but we will be back on Friday 16th January 2015 for lots more Friday fun! In the meantime, this week we are running a weekend special (so plenty more time for you to enter).

To enter this week’s competition, simply head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook Page.

Competition will close at 9am on Monday, 22nd December and the winner will be announced shortly afterwards on Facebook.

The winner will be chosen at random from entries. Competition is open to UK residents only.

Please note, you must comment in the ORIGINAL post that is pinned to the top of the Creative Expressions Facebook page for your entry to count. Any comments left on shared posts or anywhere else will not be counted.

Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Crafting My Style and Makes from Tracy Heaton & Kim Robertson

Hello Everyone,

We can't believe it's Christmas next week! Is everyone ready?

Today we have the last episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson for 2014. Series 4 will resume in the new year though so don't worry. Also today, we have gorgeous makes from the talented Tracy Heaton and Kim Robertson to share with you!


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Sue has a really cute technique to demonstrate in this free tutorial video. Sue will show you how to make your flower embellishments look like they are made of porcelain, which really does create the wow factor for your project making.





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Tea & Biscuits by Tracy Heaton

It seems that coasters are all the rage at the moment, and why not? Our new Chalkboard Stamps are perfect for creating handmade coasters! Tracy has used the "Tea & Biscuits" and "Great Measures" Stamp sets to create this gorgeous set of coasters and little gift tag to match!

Visit Tracy's blog to find out how Tracy made these!







Mix It by Kim Robertson

This is delightful and elegant card made by Kim Robertson. Kim has used the "Real Good" Stamp Set by Creative Expressions to make this. Head to Kim's blog to find out more about how to make this project.


Thanks for visiting us today! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for FUN TIME FRIDAY (last one this year!). xx





Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Boys Day!

Hello Everyone,

Happy mid week! It's Wednesday! We all know that Wednesdays mean 'Boys Day' at Creative Expressions, so here are some makes to share with you...


Espresso Yourself by John Lockwood

What a beauty! This is a fab make from John Lockwood using the "Espresso Yourself" Stamp Set from Creative Expressions. John has finished this off nicely with the "Sketched Utensils".

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








Espresso Yourself (Again) by Andy Pearson

Andy has got really festive with the new "Espresso Yourself" Stamp Set, he has made this beautiful coasters (would make a great stocking filler for someone). It's amazing to see how versatile these Stamps can be.

Head on over to Andy's blog to find out how you too can festive and make these delightful coasters!











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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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

Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all well and groovy today! We have lots of fun in store today for you, with a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson (an unbelievably pretty make!). We also have two lovely makes from Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge, so let's get on and show you these amazing projects...


Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

In this episode, Sue will show you a new technique that is new to the Crafting My Style series; the Sparkle Texture Paste Technique! This is an absolutely stunning make - we just adore the polka dot background - it's gorgeous!

Watch the free video demonstration below to learn how to make one too!



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Espresso Yourself by Tina Eldridge

Tina has used the "Espresso Yourself" Stamp Set by Creative Expressions to create this really fun project! Tina has also used the "Cafe au Lait" Background Stamp for the cute little coffee accessories in the background. We just love it - the little flower and bow really make for the perfect finish!

Head on over to Tina's blog to find out more...



Wall Hanging by Pam Smith

Check out this lovely wall hanging by Pam Smith - it's full of fun! Pam has used the "Life is Short" Pre-Cut Stamp from Creative Expressions to create the main sentiment. Head to Pam's blog to find out more.


Thanks for stopping by today - has been great to be able to share this marvellous makes with you today! See you tomorrow xx




Monday, 15 December 2014

Introducing Sharon Armstrong Purvis & Make by Rushanne Young

Hello Everyone,

We hope you had a great weekend!

We have some exciting news to share with you today! We have a just added a new member to the Creative Expressions Design Team; Sharon Armstrong Purvis! So, we will introduce you to our newbie, and will also share a new make from Rushanne Young!

Introducing Sharon Armstrong Purvis

We are delighted to welcome Sharon to the DT as a valuable member to what we consider a group of incredibly talented crafters! It's always good to find out more about our new members, so we asked Sharon to answer a few fun questions for us so we could get to know her better, so read on to find out more...

Introduce yourself briefly...
I'm a trained graphic designer who’s been working professionally in the Craft industry for over 10 years designing lots of craft products including rubber stamps, craft papers, CD-Roms etc. I've also been lucky enough to work on various card making magazines, designing cards, templates and illustrations.

How did you get into crafting?
I have always loved to create and started off many years ago rubber stamping.

How would you describe your style?
I love to try my hand at anything and everything but have a passion for illustrating and colouring little characters.

Where do you draw inspiration from?
Inspiration can come from anywhere, I like to think I have my own style of card making and hope that my style inspires others to get crafting!

What’s your favourite crafting tool at the moment?
I have a passion for colouring and have been lucky enough to have had a little play with some of CE Drawing Inks these could be a new favourite of mine!

If you were a toothbrush, what colour would you be?
I think I would opt for a nice white toothbrush with pale blue coloured bristles, is there such a toothbrush? Ha!

Tell us a random fact about yourself...
I used to design and make hand painted jewellery beads for bead companies.
If your house was on fire, what's the first thing you would save from your craft room?
My computer, I would be lost without it! Everything else could be replaced.

What is the first thing you grab from your kitchen to take crafting with you to eat/drink?
I tend not to eat anything when I'm creating anything only because I would end off with greasy marks or smudges of chocolate biscuit all over the front. I tend to wash my hands before I begin and take a cup of coffee with me.


Tea & Biscuits Anyone? by Sharon Armstrong Purvis

Now that we have introduced the talented Sharon, we can now reveal her first make for the Creative Expressions Design Team! This is a lovely first make using the "Tea & Biscuits" Stamp Set - absolutely lovely!

Head over to Sharon's blog to find out more about this make and her other projects!








Cup Cake Box by Rushanne Young

We mustn't forget Rushanne in all the excitement, and how could we when she has made such a lovely project for us this week?


Rushanne has used the "Life is Short" Stamp by Creative Expressions for the main sentiment stamped onto this lovely cup cake box! Rushanne has also used the "Sketched Stencils" Stamp for the Stamp on the side of the box.

This really is a gorgeous make and would be perfect if you fancy a bit of baking and need a nice way to present them! If this sounds like you, then head to Rushanne's blog to find out how to make one.

Wow - what a good day! We have plenty more tomorrow, so make sure you come back and see what's happening over here at Creative Expressions. xx



Phill Martin on Create and Craft


One more thing before we go.... Phill Martin will be back on screen today for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show live on Create and Craft!


Times:  11am & 5pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748



That's all for today folks, have a great day and see you tomorrow... xx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Fun Time Friday

FUN TIME FRIDAY:

As it’s all about Penguins at the moment, we thought we would give away this lovely Penguin Vellum! We also have a couple of pots of Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder, some black dazzlers and gorgeous ribbon to go along with it!

To enter this week’s competition, simply head on over to our Facebook page, look for the Fun Time Friday post and answer the question - simples!

The competition will close at 9am on Monday, 15th December and the winner will be announced on Facebook shortly afterwards.

The winner will be chosen at random from entries. Competition is open to UK residents only. Please note, you must comment in the ORIGINAL post that is pinned to the top of the Creative Expressions Facebook page for your entry to count. Any comments left on shared posts or anywhere else will not be counted.

Creative Expressions Stamping Show with Phill Martin:

Phill is back on Monday with a Creative Expressions Stamping Show! Tune in, sit back and relax while you watch Phill demonstrate a series of stunning makes using the latest and greatest products available from Creative Expressions!

Times: 11am & 5pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748



Have a GREAT weekend everyone!





Thursday, 11 December 2014

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

Hello Everyone,

How are you all getting on preparing for Christmas?? Not long now....

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

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

We have a little gem to share with you today; the Floating Background Card! This card is absolutely exquisite and is bound to cheer up any recipient! Join Sue in this episode for a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how you can use the Times, Union & Herald Square Dies from her new collection to create this gorgeous make!



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Yummy Stuff by Tracy Heaton

Take a plain ring binded book, add a sprinkle of the "Cafe au Lait" Stamp, and mix it with a pinch of the "Real Good" Stamp to create this perfect blend of creativity in the form of this gorgeous book cover! This would be perfect to create and keep all of those odd recipes together! What a great idea Tracy!

Head over to Tracy's blog to din out how Tracy made this brilliant project!




Tea & Biscuits by Kim Robertson

Here's another inspiring make by Kim Robertson! Kim has used the "Cafe au Lait" background Stamp for this project, and the "Tea & Biscuits" Stamp set to create this really lovely project. As you look closer, you will see that Kim has adorned this make with lots of intricate and really cute little embellishments. We can see the 'Clock' from Embellish Your Art for one thing! See what else you can spot.

Head to Kim's blog to find out how to make one too!

It's Friday tomorrow, so it will be FUN TIME FRIDAY!!! Make sure you come back to see what fun we have up our sleeve for you this week. xxx

PS: Don't forget to check out what special deals we have over on Craft Clearance today - we are running different promotions each day, so definitely worth having a look!