Monday, 30 June 2014

Creative Expressions Stamping Show with Julia Watts - Tomorrow at 8am & 2pm

Julia Watts will be hitting the screens tomorrow with a Creative Expressions Stamping Show. Tune in to see Julia demonstrate some of the latest products in papercrafting, including CE A5 Stamp Plates and Couture Creations Dies among many things...

Times: 8am & 2pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak....

Fun at the Beach by Kerry Hickton

Hello Everyone - hope you all had a fab weekend!

To start the week off, we have this really gorgeous photo frame make, by CE Designer, Kerry Hickton. This is the last of the Beachy projects for June - as our DT have a selection of fab new products to play with next month, so we are looking forward to sharing those with you!

Head over to Kerry's blog to find out more detail on how to make this and what Kerry used:

Friday, 27 June 2014


This week, it’s all about sharing! We would love to see all of the amazing projects that you have created using either Creative Expressions or Cosmic Shimmer products!

To enter, all you need to do is head over to our Facebook Page and follow the instructions :)

Today’s prize is featured in the photograph below.

Competition will close at 5pm (BST) today and the winner will be announced 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.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Thanks For Being There by Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson has totally encapsulated the essence of the beach and of summer with this gorgeous make!

It also has to be said, that Kim has made great use of our favourite... the straw hat!!

CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: clean & Simple

Need a quick card, but one that is elegant and still makes a statement?  This is a video for you to watch!

This is a very easy and simple card to make and Sue is excited to show you how to do it...follow the link to watch the video.

Love Shack by Tracy Heaton

Heading down the Atlantic Highway? Looking for a Love Shack?

Well, look no further because it's right here and you can WIN it!!

Tracy Heaton has used her creative talents to create this very fine Love Shack Wall Hanging - what a great way to start the day!!

Head to Tracy's blog to find out how you can win this delightful Love Shack make :)

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Sue Wilson & Julia Watts will soon be hitting the road as the tour the country visiting many craft stores to run in-store demonstrations!

If you are in the Glasgow area, you should head over to Craft World on 15th July! The event is FREE, but you will need to secure tickets before attending (due to high demand). 

Ticket allocation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can book tickets by visiting the store directly or going to the website:

Watch it Wednesday: Let it Snow

In the spirit of enjoying all of the amazing tutorial videos with Sue Wilson, we thought it would be a nice feature to revisit them every Wednesday in a new regular post, called 'Watch it Wednesday'!

Today, we would like to share a Christmassy one with you (yes, we know it's sunny and hot outside - he he). This one is called 'Let it Snow' and reveals a really awesome technique to create a background using shaving foam!!!

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King of the Castle by Neil Burley

King of the Castle? Well Neil Burley certainly is! Neil has used the Pronty MDF Crown to create the last of his beach themed projects for the month of June - and this is a beauty!

So vibrant and colourful, this is a truly gorgeous project and worth checking out on his blog:

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Crafting My Style - Silver Ribbon Flowers

Have you missed any of the Crafting My Style Videos? If so, don't worry - here is the very first video for you to watch!

Both Series 1 & 2 are on our YouTube Channel, so why not subscribe after watching, so you can keep up to date with the series as we progress.... 

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Pinwheel Fun by Donna Ratcliff

What's more fun than turning your creative skills to create a pinwheel? We can't think of anything at all!

Donna Ratcliff has used the 'Treasure Seeker' Stamp and turned it into this amazing pinwheel - it has truly BLOWN us away!!! (haha)

Julia Watts Show on 1st July 2014

We would just like to confirm that Julia Watt's next show will be on Monday, 1st July.

We accidentally posted our sneaky peak up a week early and would like to apologise for any confusion caused.

Sandcastles & Seashells by Pam Smith

It's all about Sandcastles & Seashells in this bright and cheerful summery project by Pam Smith!

Head over to Pam's blog to see a step-by-step guide on how to make this for yourself!

CRAFTING MY STYLE by Sue Wilson: Misted Flowers

Sue has a stunning card today for you; Misted Flowers

Today's video shows another way to use the Classic Rose die set to achieve a completely different looking flower using it.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Don't forget that you can purchase Advance Tickets for the BSSBS right now!

The show (20 & 21 September) will be full of fun & fab new crafting goodies! Your favourite Create & Craft TV Demonstrators will be around running free demonstrations, which should provide lots of inspiration (you can even ask them questions or have your photo taken with them)!

Ticket prices start at just £5 for an adult day ticket, so if you fancy coming to join us, call 01536 481778 to book your tickets or visit 

Nautical Friendship by Kerry Hickton

Morning everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend??

We would like to get this week off to a GREAT start, with this amazing project by Kerry Hickton! Using Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste and Crackle Glaze, Kerry has really created an ocean feel to this project and it uses a really beautiful sentiment too!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Last Chance to Checkout our Crafting Crackers!

Last chance to see all of the latest JustRite goodies on Create & Craft. Join Sue Wilson to get into the festive spirit and see what fantastic products are available so you can get cracking with the Christmas Cards! The last show is at 7pm.

Christmas Crafting Crackers on Create & Craft

Morning Everyone!

If you fancy chilling out, having a cup of tea and finding out what amazing Christmas Crafting Crackers JustRite have just launched, then tune in to Create & Craft today to see Sue Wilson unveil a fab selection of goodies :)

Times: 11am, 2pm & 7pm.
Channel: Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sue Wilson on Create&Craft at 6pm!

If you missed Sue Wilson on Create & Craft earlier, she will be back on at 6pm to show us all the brand new Christmas goodies from JustRite Papercraft!

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Sue Wilson on Create & Craft - JustRite Christmas Launch Show

Tune in to Create & Craft today to join Sue Wilson for a JustRite Christmas Launch Show!

Sue will be on C&C at 9am, 1pm & 6pm today and 11am, 2pm & 7pm tomorrow!

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak:

Friday, 20 June 2014

Sue Wilson on Create & Craft TV - Tomorrow at

Sue Wilson is back on Create & Craft just in time for Christmas!

Sue will be on screen for a special JustRite Christmas Launch Show! Tune in to see Sue demonstrating the latest and greatest Christmas Stamps from JustRite Papercraft.

Here's a sneaky peak at one of the cards Sue will be making for us...

Tune in across the weekend to see Sue at these times:

Saturday: 9am, 1pm & 6pm
Sunday: 11am, 2pm & 7pm.

JustRite Papercraft Christmas Launch Show

If you fancy getting into the Christmas spirit and looking at the latest Christmas goodies from JustRite Papercraft, then join Sue Wilson on Create & Craft for a JustRite Christmas Launch Show!

Times: 1pm & 6pm (today). 11am, 2pm & 7pm (tomorrow)

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Sue Wilson & Julia Watts - Demo Day


It's the longest day of the year tomorrow!

If you fancy winning some crafting goodies today, then just head over to our Facebook page and look for the post pinned to the top!

Here's the prize that we have available today:

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Pure Sunshine by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton is adding a little ray of sunshine into our lives today, with this really bright and cheerful make :)

Head over to Tracy's blog to see how she made it!

CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: If Love Is Blind

How about one for the men today? This is a vintage lingerie card which has a bit of a sexy feel to it, and is one of our favourites - it's a gorgeous card!

Head over to Sue's blog to watch the tutorial video and learn new techniques!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Creative Expressions Blog Hop; Prize Winners

A big ‘Thank You’ to everyone who took part in the Creative Expressions Blog Hop over the last few days! Judging by all of the positive comments we received along the way, it certainly seems like everyone had a great time and really enjoyed checking out the gorgeous inspirational projects along the way!

The Blog Hop Prize Draw has now closed and the winners have been chosen, no doubt you want to see if you are a winner, so here is a list of the winners for each blog you visited along the way:-

Julia Watts – Happy Nana
Kim Robertson – Maxine Jones
Tracey Laughton – Beryl Treble
Donna Ratcliff – Margherita Harris
Neil Burley – Norah McPhee
Tracy Heaton – Jackie Durrant
Kerry Hickton – Sheila-Ginger
Pam Smith – Nicola Belshaw

Well done everyone, if you are lucky enough to be a winner, please email with your postal address, so that we can send out your prizes to you!

Thanks again and have a lovely day xx

A Snapshot of Summer by Neil Burley

Another little beauty from our DT! This one has been created by Neil Burley.

This card captures memories of beach-side sun far better than the grey clouds outside! Framed by a Polaroid instant photo size frame, the individual images are layered to give depth and allow easier stamping and colouring. A perfect snapshot of summer.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer Bunting by Donna Ratcliff

Our designers are getting super creative this month with the new Stamps, and Donna Ratcliff is certainly no exception at all!

check out this magnificent project! Donna has created some gorgeous summer bunting to share with us :)

Julia Watts on Create & Craft at 3pm!

Don't worry if you weren't able to catch Julia Watts on Create & Craft earlier today, because Julia is back on again at 3pm this afternoon!

Julia has a multitude of fabulous new crafting products to share with you, so make sure you catch her at 3pm to see all the latest goodies that are available from Creative Expressions!

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

A Day at the Beach by Pam Smith

To celebrate the GORGEOUS weather we have been having recently, Pam Smith has created this lovely project in the form of a Door Hanger using the new Beach Stamps from CE.

Visit Pam's blog to find out more information on this lovely and detailed project:

CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Fabulous Day

Intricate, elegant and stylish - Sue has a lovely card to show you today using a new technique for the background.

Follow the link to watch the tutorial video and maybe learn a few new techniques:

Julia Watts on C&C at 10am Today!

Join Julia Watts this morning on Create & Craft to see Julia unveil some fantastic new Sparkle Texture Pastes from Cosmic Shimmer (among many other exciting new crafting goodies).

Julia will be back on again this afternoon at 3pm.

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Monday, 16 June 2014

Julia Watts on Create & Craft Tomorrow at 10am & 3pm

Julia Watts has a great show lined up for you tomorrow on Create & Craft at 10am & 3pm!

Julia will be showing you some gorgeous new Masks from That Special Touch, new Stamps from JustRite among lots of other goodies.

Tune in to see her at 10am tomorrow on Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748!

Sand Pit Fun by Kerry Hickton

Kerry Hickton has created a really unique project this week using the Beach-themed Stamps from CE! Kerry has taken the four children as individuals to showcase how unique they can be.

You really must head over to Kerry's blog to see this project in more detail, with close ups of how Kerry has coloured each child:-

Friday, 13 June 2014

CE Blog Hop - Look At What You Could Win!

It's all about WINNING today!

Not only have we got Fun Time Friday running for a chance to win, but we have our blog hop too :)

Featured below is the prize you could win by entering a comment on each blog in the hop (colours/designs may vary).


Today, we want you to create a suitable caption to go with this photo (the funnier, the better!). What could these pots of Texture Paste be saying to each other?

All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page, look for the post pinned to the top of the page and follow the instructions!

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Sewing Drawers by Kim Robertson

Kim Robertson has something a little bit different for us today, this is one of the projects that was created for her Create & Craft Show that had a sewing theme!

This project is just magical and we simply HAD to share it with you. The detail is exquisite as there is so much to feast your eyes on :)

Driftwood by Tracy Heaton

Tracy Heaton has created this really unique looking project, called 'Driftwood'. It really does have the feel of driftwood and Tracy's use of embossing and stamping have really come into their own with this project!

Creative Expressions June 2014 Blog Hop Now Live!

Our exciting Blog Hop is now live! 

Read on to find out what's in store and how to join in the fun... 

Inspiring makes...
Especially for the Hop our talented Design Team have each created a stunning project using new stamp designs from Creative Expressions, and other goodies, to spark your creativity! Each of these will be showcased, with some details of how they were made, as you go through the Hop. 

We have prize bundles containing some of the new stamp designs to give away on each blog in the Hop. To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment and a winner will be drawn at random from the comments on each blog. Leave a comment on all eight blogs in the hop, and have eight chances of winning!

Each blog offers the chance to win a set of two Singles Stamps, an Embossing Powder and a Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue (designs and colours may vary).

Prize draw winners will be announced here on the Creative Expressions News Blog on Wednesday 18th June.

It's always fun to discover new blogs, new ideas and to gain insight into other crafters' styles.

Let the Hop commence!
The order of the Hop is below, just click on the first link to get started! If you get lost anywhere along the hop, you can come back to this post to get your bearings. And don't forget to leave comments along the way to be in with the chance of winning the prize draws happening on each blog. Have fun!

CRAFTING MY STYLE with Sue Wilson: Pretty In Pink

Today's video is a lovely card which showcases the California Collection Dies and the Heart Lattice Striplet.
They look amazing together and Sue is sure you will agree that this card could easily be done in a number of colours and for different occasions as well.  We hope you enjoy the video and we would like to thank everyone that has added themselves to the video subscriber list, as it is growing along quite nicely :)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Julia Watts will be back on Create & Craft in an hour!

Don't worry if you weren't able to tune in and see Julia Watts on Create and Craft earlier, because Julia will be back on again in an hour for more CE Stamping fun... :)

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Lighthouse Card by Neil Burley

Neil Burley has created this delightfully masculine Father's Day Card using the new CE Stamp called 'Lighthouse'.

This would make an ideal Father's Day card for any men in our lives!

Find out how to create this project for yourself, by visiting Neil's blog:

Julia Watts on C&C at 10am Today!

Julia Watts will be on Create & Craft today at 10am and 1pm - tune in to see Julia demonstrate some of the latest Stamps from Creative Expressions!

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Julia Watts on Create & Craft Tomorrow!

Julia Watts is back for another Creative Expressions Stamping Show tomorrow. Julia will be bringing you the latest Stamps available from Creative Expressions, as well as products from Cosmic Shimmer and That Special Touch!

You can tune in to see Julia at 10am and 1pm.

Freeview 36/Sky 671/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Here's a sneaky peak....

A Vintage Beach Scene by Donna Ratcliff

Donna Ratcliff has taken our new Beachy Stamps and given them a real vintage twist! This make is incredibly simple, but really eye-catching and beautiful!

Why not head over to Donna's blog to see what Donna used?

Creative Expressions June 2014 Blog Hop!

We have some exciting news - we are about to run another fun CE Blog Hop!

The Blog Hop will start at 10am on Thursday 12th June and will run across all the blogs of our talented Design Team, who have created some fantastic makes especially for the Hop!

What's a Blog Hop again?
For the uninitiated, in a Blog Hop you "hop" from one crafty blog to another by following a series of links on each blog. On each blog you'll see stunning creative makes from our DT, who have each been challenged to create a project using some new stamp designs from Creative Expressions in the most innovative way they can think of. We're already excited to see what they come up with!

Why should I take part?
There will be inspiration and ideas galore all along the Hop plus we'll be giving away over £100 of craft goodies as part of the Blog Hop prize draws, and all you have to do to enter is follow the Hop and leave a comment on each Blog.

How do I play?
To get involved just visit this blog anytime from 10am on Thursday, 12th June 2014. We'll post links to all the blogs in the Hop, in order, and all you have to do to get started is click the first link and let the blog guide you...

The hop will close at 5pm on Tuesday 17th June, with winners announced here the following day.

We can't wait!

The Song of the Sea by Pam Smith

Pam Smith is kick starting today with a very summery card to make us all think of fabulous beach holidays & glorious hot summer days. Pam has used a selection of the new CE Singles stamps to create this project, including "Sandcastles in the Air", "Treasure Seeker" and "Beauty and the Beach".