Friday, 24 October 2014

Fun Time Friday

Morning Crafters!

Yippeee, it's Friday again! We love Fridays here at Creative Expressions, so obviously we are celebrating with our weekly Fun Time Friday Competition!

We are also excited to tell you that Kim Robertson will be on Create & Craft on Monday for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show!

Fun Time Friday!

Today's prize is worth over £31! This week, we are giving away a Sue Wilson Embossing Folder (Honeycomb Heaven), some Cosmic Shimmer Craquelure, a CE Singles Stamp, a Self Adhesive Pearl Swirl, some lovely mini Straw Hats and a couple of pots of Glitter!

If you want to take part, then please head over to our Facebook page, look for the post pinned to the top and follow the instructions.

Please note that only comments left under the post will be counted. Please don't message us privately or just post to our Facebook page as they will not be counted.  Click here to enter the Fun Time Friday Competition.

Creative Expressions Stamping Show with Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson will be on Create and Craft on Monday for a CE Stamping Show, Kim will have lots of fab new crafting goodies to demonstrate for you. If like most of us you are at work, the details are below so you can set the show to record!

Times: 9am & 4pm
Channels: Freeview 36/ Sky 674/ Freesat 813/ Virgin 748

Thanks for stopping by today, we hope you have a fabulous weekend and we'll see you on Monday!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Crafting My Style & Tracy Heaton

Morning Crafters,

Hope you are all well and groovy today!

We have lots to share with you again today, including a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - Sue will be demonstrating a new double die cutting technique, so certainly not one to miss! Also today, we have a new make from Tracy Heaton! So with that said, let's have a look at all these amazing and inspirational projects...

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Join Sue in this episode to find out how you can cut your borders, and then cut them again to create a completely different look with your dies!

The results are simply amazing. Click the video below to sit back and learn how to make this beautiful card...

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Flowers of Tomorrow by Tracy Heaton

This colour is really eye-catching! Even though the background is really dark, the purples and greens really pop out against it and create a really unique way of working with the new Curled Frame Stamp from Creative Expressions.

Visit Tracy's blog to find out more about this lovely make...

Thanks for stopping by again today - it's been great to see you! Please feel free to leave a comment below - even it's just to say hello! See you again tomorrow.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

John Lockwood & Watch it Wednesday

Morning Crafters!

Today is Wednesday, which can mean only one thing; John Lockwood day!

We also have a 'Watch it Wednesday' video to share, this one is a gorgeous Monochrome Poinsettia Make by Sue Wilson in this old episode of Crafting My Style. You can subscribe to the Creative Expressions Channel on YouTube for free, and watch over 100 inspirational videos!

If you haven't already been kind enough to do so, you can still vote for us for The Craft Awards 2014. Click here to get started.

Make Someone Happy by John Lockwood

We have another sensational make from John Lockwood today, with this gorgeous black and cream make.

John has used the Wrought Iron Frame Stamp to create the swirly centre piece. John has also used the Austrian Background Die to create the gorgeous background that really makes this project something special!

Visit John's blog to see more inspiring makes by John. 

Watch it Wednesday

Today's episode features a very stylish monochromatic card. Impress your friends with this posh but simple card, while learning to use some of our latest products!

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Thanks for stopping by today, we will have plenty more makes to share with you tomorrow, as well as a brand new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson - see you then!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Crafting My Style, DT Creations, John Lockwood on C&C and The Craft Awards

Morning Crafters!

Another day bursting with crafting inspiration over on our blog page today! We have a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson (the Shaped Background Technique), as well as new makes from our wonderful DT; Pam Smith and Donna Ratcliff...

One more thing, Kim Robertson will be live on Create and Craft this coming Monday (27th October) for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show at 9am & 4pm to show off some brand new Dies from Couture Creations! We will tell you more about it nearer the time, and reveal some of her gorgeous makes for you to see.

John Lockwood on Create & Craft

We have some super exciting news - John Lockwood will be appearing live on Create & Craft today for his very own Creative Expressions One Day Wonder Show!

Times: 10am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

We hope that you can either tune in and join him live, or even set your TV's to record, but am sure he would be delighted to have your support. He has some amazing projects to share with you, as he demonstrates Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

In this episode of Crafting My Style, Sue will show you how to use your background dies for other uses (other than just simple backgrounds!). Sue really brings her background Dies to life with this project.

You can subscribe to this series of free tutorial videos, by heading to the Creative Expressions YouTube Channel. We are currently working on the next series, so there are plenty more to join the 100+ videos that are all there waiting for you!

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Start with Yourself by Pam Smith

Pam has used the Wrought Iron Stamp Set to create the sentiment and swirly elements to this gorgeous make. The use of green and black creates the perfect blend to really set off this wonderful make.

Head over to Pam's blog for more information.

Another Day by Donna Ratcliff

Pretty in Pink indeed! This make is super bright and cheerful, and the pinks are just beautiful teamed with the yellows and greens. Donna has used the Curled Frame Stamp Set for this project - we are just loving the creations that the DT are making with this set of new stamps.

Head over to Donna's blog for more information...

The Craft Awards 2014

In case you weren't aware, we have been nominated in four categories for The Craft Awards 2014 this year! 

The categories we have been nominated for are:-
Best Blog - Particraft
Best Sticking Product Range - Cosmic Shimmer
Best Rubber Stamping - Creative Expressions
Best Painting Range - Cosmic Shimmer

We would love to win an award, and we can't do it without you. If you have time, please vote for us, you can do so by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by - it's been lovely to see you!

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Craft Awards 2014 & Live Simply by Kerry Hickton

Morning All,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

We have some exciting news to share with you today; we have been nominated for a Craft Award in four categories! We are honoured to have been chosen for the categories (listed below), and hope you will support us by voting for us.

Also today, we have another lovely make from Kerry Hickton to share with you, so read on to find out more....

The Craft Awards 2014

We have been nominated for FOUR Craft Awards this year, by the readers of Crafts Beautiful & Papercrafter Magazines.

We have been nominated for:
Best Sticking Product Range - Cosmic Shimmer
Best Painting Range - Cosmic Shimmer
Best Rubber Stamping - Creative Expressions

We would be delighted if you could take a few minutes to vote for us. Please support us by voting for us in The Craft Awards 2014.

Live Simply by Kerry Hickton

What an exquisite little gift tag! Gorgeous in green, this beautiful make by Kerry is incredibly striking - we love the use of the Wrought Iron Frame to create the detail at the bottom!

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

Well, that's it for today! Thanks for popping by, and please vote for us if you have the time. See you tomorrow!


Friday, 17 October 2014

Fun Time Friday

Morning Everyone,

It's nearly the weekend, so we are celebrating with a Fun Time Friday competition over on our Facebook page!

To enter, simply head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top of the page. Once you are there, simply answer the question by leaving a comment underneath (please note that only comments from the actual post will be counted, so don't submit your entry as a private message or a separate post to Facebook).

As you can see, we have a terrific prize to give away today, including one of the latest That Special Touch Masks (Baubles), a gorgeous MDF cupcake stand, a Want 2 Scrap Nestabling, a pot of 'Arctic Ice' Stickles by Ranger, 3 metres of festive green ribbon and a tube of green beads! These are worth just over £18!

We have a winner every week, so make sure you come and join us for some Friday fun!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

DT Designs, One Day Wonder & Crafting My Style

Morning All!

What a great day we have in store for you today! We have two gorgeous projects to share with you from Kim Robertson and Tracy Heaton on the Design Team. We also have a new episode of Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson (a gorgeous Poinsettia project - perfect for Christmas).

Don't forget as well that today is the 'One Day Wonder' Show live on Create and Craft with Sue Wilson! We are really excited that John Lockwood will be joining Sue Wilson on several of her shows for his debut appearance on Create and Craft.

Into Blue by Tracy Heaton

This is a truly striking make by Tracy Heaton - bursting with texture and different shades of blue, the white flower really sets the piece off - this is from the Floral Silhouette A5 Stamp Plate!

Why not visit Tracy's blog to find out how to make this lovely project?

Flowers of Tomorrow by Kim Robertson

This creations by Kim Robertson has a really shabby chic feel to it! The layering and textures are absolutely charming and really draw you in for a closer inspection - absolutely lovely!

Kim has used the Curled Frame Stamp Set for the central element.

Head over to Kim's blog to find out how to recreate this lovely make for yourself.

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Learn how to make this gorgeous window into Christmas, in this episode of Crafting My Style. This free tutorial video will show off the Festive Collection of Craft Dies from Sue's range of Craft Dies; including the Mosaic Poinsettia, Holly Sprays and Pine Boughs.

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One Day Wonder with Sue Wilson

Don't forget that today (all day), Sue will be live on Create and Craft to demonstrate a number of fab new products available from Creative Expressions. The most exciting of which is her new range of A4 Embossing Folders!

Times: 8am, 11am, 2pm & 4pm
Channels: Freeview36 / Sky 674 /Freesat813/Virgin 748

Sue will also be joined by the incredibly talented John Lockwood for his debut appearance on the show - good luck John!!

It's been great to share all of this exciting news with you today, we hope to see you again for tomorrow (Fun Time Friday - yippeee!).