Thursday, 20 September 2012

August Card Challenge winner!

It's time again for us to announce the winner of our monthly Card Challenge! August's challenge theme was Embellishment and we received an absolute bundle of stunning entries adorned with brads, beads, bling, bows and more.

But our judges could only pick one crafty make to win the challenge prize of three Creative Expressions Umount stamp sets, so CONGRATULATIONS to...

Kim Hurley from Essex!

Our judges loved Kim's card (pictured below) made using our Gala Event stamp set and decorated with brads, jewel embellishments, fibres and die cuts (created with the fab Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Venetian Motifs dies). 

Well done Kim, your prize will be winging its way to you soon. Thanks to everyone that entered the Embellished Challenge, our September challenge theme will be announced here next week so be sure to check back!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Announcing the Creative Expressions Design Team 2012!

Thank you once again to everyone that applied for our 2012 Design Team call. The number of applications we received this year was huge and included a whole host of wonderfully creative cards, tags, inchies, mixed media projects and more!

Our judges had the difficult job of reducing the mountain of excellent applicants down to the final eight DT members. When going through the applicants they were looking for creative flair, a variety of techniques, great execution and a versatile style. It was a tough task as the standard was so high, but they managed to pick the eight crafters that best fitted the bill...

So without further ado, we are delighted to announce that the successful members of the Creative Expressions Design Team 2012 are:

·         Tracey Metcalfe
·         Shary Nettleship
·         Tracy Evans
·         Jean Gursoy
·         Kim Dellow
·         Trish Latimer
·         Michelle Webb
·         and Gillian Simson

A massive congratulations to all of you! We will be in contact soon to formally welcome you to the team and to confirm the first 2012 DT stamp set!

We would like to say a sincere thank you to the members of our 2011 Design Team, who have created unique and inspiring projects for us week after week over the last year!

To everyone else that applied for the DT call, we’re sorry you haven’t been chosen this time, but thank you for taking the time to apply.

We'll be getting to know the new team over the next eight weeks through our Meet the Team blog posts; looking at each team members style, favourite products, artistic influences and more so be sure to check back here regularly!

New DT 2012...Not long now!

After careful consideration our judges have selected the eight members of our 2012 Design Team! Check back here at 5pm today to see the new team members announced!