Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Morning Crafters,

Hope you are all well and groovy today! Today, we have lots of fun things to share with you, including the introduction of our next new member of the Creative Expressions Design Team (Tina Eldridge), and this week's project from the highly talented John Lockwood! Also, Sue Wilson is live on Create & Craft tomorrow for a special One Day Wonder and will be joined by John Lockwood, as he makes his debut appearance live on the show - good luck John!!

Introducing Tina Eldridge

Tina is the last of our 'newbies' to join the team, and we hope that you will join us in giving her a warm welcome!

Tina lives in Salisbury with her husband Paul, and is a crafting enthusiast!

Click here to find out more about Tina and see some of the projects she has created.
Introduce yourself briefly... My name is Tina Eldridge, I have been married to Paul for 35 years and we have two grown up children that I would walk over hot coals for. I am extremely proud of both their achievements so far in life.

How did you get into crafting? I came across Create and Craft on TV by accident       a couple of years ago and by chance Sue Wilson was demonstrating at the time. I was immediately hooked.

How would you describe your style? My style is very feminine, I love sparkles, flowers, bow and most of all butterflies. I don't understand “less is more”  I like “more is more”.

Where do you draw inspiration from? I get inspiration from my garden, particularly in the summer from the abundance of pots and tubs I plant. I love the numerous butterflys that land on the Budliah bushes.

What’s your favourite crafting tool at the moment? Without a doubt, my Ebosser..

If you were a toothbrush, what colour would you be? As long as I had sparkles, flowers, bows and butterflys on it wouldn't matter what colour I was.

Tell us a random fact about yourself... I won the “Miss She” pageant and appeared on the front cover of the magazine but this was many moons ago. That was when everything was where it was supposed to be before everything went south and pre bags and wrinkles.

If your house was on fire, what's the first thing you would save from your craft room? It would have to be my dies as I have built quite a collection. I could always loan a friend's Ebosser but couldn't make my style of cards without my dies.

What is the first thing you grab from your kitchen to take crafting with you to eat/drink? It would be a cold bottle of fizzy water straight from the fridge.

All The Flowers by John Lockwood

Today we have another beautiful make from the talented John Lockwood!

For this make, John has used the Curled Frame Pre-Cut Stamp from Creative Expressions for the sentiment and the beautiful swirly frame. The butterfly embellishments have been created using the Magical Butterflies Die from Sue Wilson's range of Craft Dies.

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

One Day Wonder with Sue Wilson on Create & Craft

Tune in tomorrow to see Sue Wilson demonstrating with her highly acclaimed Craft Dies & Stamps! Sue will also be unveiling a brand new set of gorgeous Creative Embossing Folders as well!!

Times: 8am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm & 7pm
Date: Thursday, 16th October
Channels: Freeview 36/Sky 674/Freesat 813/Virgin 748

Thanks for stopping by, it's been a pleasure sharing these makes with you, and we hope to see you again tomorrow!


  1. Hi All,
    I'm so impressed with all the Design Team New and Old, and I'm so pleased that John will be on Create and Craft with our Fabulous Sue, so hopefully we will see more of Julia, Kim, and John on our screens while Sue is away, the New Design teams work is very impressive, But They Are Working For The Best Craft Company.
    Hugs from Sam

    1. Thanks Sam for your kind words - they are very talented indeed, and we are pleased that you agree. x

  2. Hi. Beautiful card from Tina and fantastic contribution from John as usual. So looking forward to John making his tele debut tomorrow with Sue.
    Love Val in Spain x

    1. Indeed! We have everything crossed that it goes well for him... xx

  3. Welcome Tina, been following your blog for a time now and very impressed with your style.
    And to combine you with the wonderful John, ...guess I am set for the day now.
    Janice W

  4. Welcome to Tina. I know this acheivement has only ever been a dream. Dreams come true. I know you will continue to be amazing as you are with the best company in craft world. Love your intro and your card is stunning. Thanks CE for everything.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  5. Congrats Tina,look forward to seeing your worl ,stunning card John,good luck for Thursday.

  6. Congrats to Tina Will go off and take a look at her blog Lice both cards and looking forward to seeing Kohn tomorrow

  7. Another beautiful card designed by John Lockwood. I cannot wait for his next one.

  8. Another fab creation by John and recently started following Tina so a big congrats to both of them xx GailT xx

  9. Congratulation Tina, I know you will make a great team member. Good luck john for tomorrow. Hazel x

  10. Two lovely cards - what great designers you have to showcase your products. Welcome to Tina. Johns card is just gorgeous and contains all the things I love! Can't wait to see John's debut on C&C tomorrow with Sue. Good luck - but you won't need it. Best wishes, Anne O