Monday, 2 March 2015

Creative Expressions Blog Challenge

Welcome to the first ever Creative Expressions Blog Challenge! We hope you have fun creating your projects, we can’t wait to see them!

About the Challenge

We are really excited as this is our first ever Creative Expressions Blog Challenge!

We would like to invite you to take part by posting a make of YOUR own using products available from Creative Expressions - it's simple. 
Each month we will set a new challenge with a different theme.
To help you along the way, and offer you inspiration, we will be posting regular makes from our Design Team!
The winner of this challenge will be announced early next month.
Winners will be given a Creative Expressions Badge to display on their blog.
This challenge will close at 9am on Tuesday, 31st March 2015, and winners will be notified a few days later.

Please ensure you adhere to the rules of the challenge by using products available from Creative Expressions, and sticking to this month’s theme, which is:-

To take part in this new Blog Challenge, please click here to get started!

Friday, 27 February 2015

It's Friday!

Hello everyone!

We are very excited that it's Friday, so as usual we are celebrating with our weekly Fun Time Friday competition. To take part, head over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and look for the post.

We are looking to start a monthly Creative Expressions Blog Challenge, so we would be keen to hear your thoughts on this - it should be really fun!

John Lockwood will be live on Create and Craft tomorrow for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show!

In this show John will be demonstrating with his very own range of brand new clear stamps! It's a show not to be missed (especially as he has some gorgeous makes to show you).

Times:  10am & 4pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Last but not least, grab a nifty bargain over on Craft Clearance. Who can resist these gorgeous embellishments at 20% off the already discounted prices?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

This episode of Crafting My Style focuses on an incredibly versatile card using the Floral Meadow Striplet Craft Dies. This card is perfect for wedding and anniversaries, but can be adapted to suit your needs.

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Bokeh by Tracy Heaton

This is a great new technique for you to learn (if you don't already know it). Bokeh! It's really beautiful and mesmerising. The colours blend together so well, but work perfectly to really bring the sentiment to life! A great project by Tracy! Visit Tracy's blog for more details

There is still time to purchase your advance tickets for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show this April! Held at Alexandra Palace on 11th & 12th April 2015, it's a show not to be missed if you want to get your hands on all of the latest and greatest crafting goodies!

Craft Clearance are still running 20% off Tim Holtz Embellishments (until Monday), so make sure you head on over and see what goodies you can pick up at ridiculously cheap prices!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Boys Day!

New Home by Andy Pearson
Andy Pearson has created this beautiful 'New Home' Card using a selection of Dies from Spellbinders. The results are absolutely stunning & it's the perfect make if you know anyone about to move home!

Head to Andy's blog for more information!

Pretty Pink Hearts by John Lockwood

This is an absolutely stunning make by John Lockwood (it seems the boys have opted for pastels this week).

The hearts make an absolutely magnificent centrepiece for this project, and are perfect set off with the bow made from Creative Expressions Seam Binding. John has used the new Floral Lace Hearts by couture Creations.

Head to Johns blog to find out what other products he has used (and of course HOW he made it!).

20% off Tim Holtz Idea-ology Embellishments

Craft Clearance are currently running 20% off all Tim Holtz Idea-ology Embellishments - there are some super cute embellishments to snap up at a fraction of the usual price (yes, that's 20% off the already discounted prices!).
Visit Craft Clearance now to get some fancy crafty bits to finish off your crafting makes!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

So Much To See!

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

One of Sue’s favourite techniques is the ‘Paved Pearl Technique’ using the Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue. Join Sue to find out how to create this gorgeous effect on your card making projects.

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Sentimentally Yours Stamping Show with Phill Martin

Phill Martin will be live on Create & Craft today to share his brand new Decadent Damask Collection with you! Featuring new A5 & A6 stamps, Phill will also be unveiling 6 new Cosmic Shimmer Colours that are available in Mica Powder, Embossing Powder, PVA Glue, Twinkles, Sparkle Texture Paste, Texture Paste, Gilding Wax and Ink Spray Mist.

Times: 10am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 647, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Lead Me Not by Pam Smith

Isn't this just gorgeous? Pam has created a really beautiful background for this lovely make. Pam has used the 'Temptation' Stamp by Creative Expressions for both the main image and the sentiment.  Pam has plenty more lovely makes up her sleeve, so if you have time, visit Pam's blog to see more!

You Will Always Be My Best Friend by Tina Eldridge

What a delightful and inspirational make by Tina Eldridge! This make is bursting with gorgeously intricate embellishments that we just can't take our eyes off it! Head to Tina's blog to find out more! 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Make by Rushanne Young

Missing the Ex by Rushanne Young

This is a super bright and cheerful card, and we just love the stamped image over the embossed flowers - the results are spectacular! We are all now ready for Spring (not long now hopefully). Visit Rushanne's blog to see more beautiful makes.

Sentimentally Yours Stamping Show
Phill Martin has been super busy preparing his new collection of A5 & A6 Stamps from Sentimentally Yours. He has also been working closely with us to launch his own collection of Decadent Cosmic Shimmer products! The first set to be revealed on his show tomorrow will be the 'Decadent Damask' Collection. This will feature a set of Stamps, coordinating paper pads and 9 products across 6 beautiful colour sets! It's a show not to be missed.

Times: 10am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 647, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

We hope you are able to tune in and enjoy the show!

Have a great day everyone! xx

Friday, 20 February 2015

Live on Create & Craft with John Lockwood and Sue Wilson - and Fun Time Friday!!

Decoupage Show with John Lockwood

We have just launched a new range of absolutely STUNNING decoupage papers at Stitches, and we are delighted to announce that John Lockwood will be demonstrating with them live on Create and Craft today.

These new decoupage papers are available in a range of really beautiful subtle colours and are so easy to apply, anyone can do it! Made of stronger stuff that your average decoupage papers, they don't bubble and are perfect for crafting with MDF!

Tune in to see for yourselves!

Times:10am & 4pm
Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Weekender with Sue Wilson

Sue Wilson is back for another weekender - we can't wait! Over the course of the weekend, Sue will be demonstrating a selection of her Craft Dies from the Autumn 2014 release, including the Gemini & New York Collections. Sue is also exciting to be unveiling her new Stick Pin Element Kits, so that you too can make gorgeous stick pins just like Sue!

Saturday 21st Feb: 9am, 12pm & 6pm
Sunday 22nd Feb: 11am, 2pm & 7pm

Channels: Freeview 36, Sky 674, Freesat 813 & Virgin 748

Fun Time Friday

Naturally we are back for some more Fun (because it is Friday after all), so we hope you will join us and take part by visiting our Facebook page and adding your answer to this week's post by commenting in the comments box below the Fun Time Friday post - good luck (and have a fab weekend).