Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson & John Lockwood!

Hello Everyone!

It's the middle of the week already, so that means we have our weekly make from our new (and very talented) DT member, John Lockwood. Once again, John has been getting festive with the new Craft Dies by Sue Wilson, so scroll down to see what magic he has created for us this week!

We also have a new episode of Crafting My Style to unveil for you. Crafting My Style is a series of free tutorial videos featuring Sue Wilson. In the series, Sue creates a different project for each episode to help inspire you on working with her new Craft Dies. It's easy to subscribe to the Creative Expressions YouTube channel, and there are over 100 videos on there (and we are currently filming more!).

Also, in our news today, we have closed our call for a new Creative Expressions Design Team. We have received so many fantastic entries from so many talented crafters, that once again, it has been a really difficult decision to make. We have managed to short-list the applicants down to the next round, and judging will hopefully take place on Friday, so we should be able to announce our new Design Team shortly!

On a separate note, we have a Creative Expressions Stamping Show with Julia Watts coming up tomorrow (Thursday, 2nd October at 9am & 3pm) - so don't forget to record it if you aren't going to be around :)

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson:

Sue is back for another episode of Crafting My Style. In this episode, Sue is making this beautiful 'Diagonal Channel Technique' Card, that shows you how to double up on your Craft Dies to give your projects a completely different look (it's amazing how versatile these Dies are!).

This is a free tutorial video, so get the kettle on and sit back and enjoy. Hopefully Sue will provide you with some inspiration for your own makes... :)


All items featured in this video are available to purchase over at Joanna Sheen. 

Click on the button below to find what you need....

Buy from Joanna Sheen

Crafting My Style by John Lockwood:

Well it's John Lockwood's turn to share his weekly DT project with us, and he is still on a festive theme.... this is another beautiful project created using the Vintage Bauble Craft Die to create the centre piece. The background has been embossed using the Large Quilted Flower Embossing Folder!

You should definitely go and check out John's blog to see what other gorgeous projects he has posted.

Creative Expressions Stamping Show with Julia Watts:

Julia Watts will be on Create and Craft tomorrow for a Creative Expressions Stamping Show. Julia will be demonstrating with our new Dancing-themed Stamps among some other fab new crafting goodies.

Times: 9am & 3pm
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748).

Thanks for stopping by to visit us today - we hope you have enjoyed the free tutorial video and the project by John Lockwood!

Have a lovely day xx


  1. What a combination, Sue and John. Amazing cards from both of them
    Janice W

    1. Indeed - we are very lucky to have them on the team!

  2. Hi, John is such a talented fella. All his creations are beautiful and this bauble card is no exception. Lovely John.
    Great new blog with Sue's video and looking forward to Friday to see who's been picked for the DT.
    Love Val in Spain x

  3. Sue John and Julia all in one place style elegance and decadence on my birthday too. what more could a girl ask for Love you all x

  4. Two stunning cards by two brilliant designers.


  5. I always look for John Lockwood's Designs. His designs are consistently of high quality. It is obvious to me he designs with a love for art and not just to push out a new design. I rate him as the top Artist.

    Happy thoughts,

  6. Stunning as always John,

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Hi there
    Obviously a dynamic duo!
    Both cards are terrific and I can't wait to see the dream team on C&C in two weeks time.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  8. Hi John, Sue and yourself on the same blog wow,your card is spectacular ,and the colours work so well, and that fantastic bow,makes a statement .

  9. What a great post! Sue's video I great - she makes everything seem so easy to do if you take it step by step. I love johns card - great, rich colours - can't wait to see them on C&C together!

  10. What a great card Sue has made, so pretty and clever use of her lovely dies. John's card is another lovely one, wonderful rich colours for Christmas. Looking forward to Julias shows. Take care.

  11. 3rd time lucky! hopefully it won't think I'm a robot. Great cards from both Sue and John I especially like how John has layered the baubles. Caught up with Julia's cards - great job