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.

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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.

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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).

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

Sue has a really cheery red and white card to show you how to make in this episode of Crafting My Style! Sue will demonstrate the techniques required to create frames for your card making projects, by using borders and corners.

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Born Free by Tracy Heaton

This is a really fantastic make by Tracy Heaton - we just love the background!! Tracy has used 'The Ex' Stamp for the silhouette image, and the 'Born Free' Stamp for the expensive! This certainly does have some pazazz to it. Head to Tracy's blog for more information.

Dancing & Cocktails by Kim Robertson

This is another jazzy creation by Kim Robertson using the new 'Temptation' Stamp by creative Expressions - there is a lot to take in with this one as there are so many gorgeous elements to it!

Visit Kim's blog for more information.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Boys Day at Creative Expressions

Shoes by Andy Pearson

This is a beautiful and elegant make from Andy (even boys can be sassy!). in it's simplicity, this card is really striking! This is using the 'Shoes' Stamp from Creative Expressions.

Visit Andy's blog for more information!

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson & Makes From Tina Eldridge

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson 
Join Sue to learn how to make this Triple Frames card in this episode of Crafting My Style. Sue is going to show you a whole range of techniques, including embossing, inking, colouring, and cutting Dies!

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I'm Not Grumpy by Tina Eldridge 
This is a cute little make by Tina Eldridge! There's lots going on with this make, so it's worth heading on over to Tina's blog to find out more information on how Tina made this little beauty!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Sharon Armstrong Purvis & Rushanne Young

Learnt From My Mistakes by Sharon Armstrong-Purvis 
Sharon has just created a completely new look for the new 'Sassy' Stamps by Creative Expressions - the drawing of the girl is simply charming! 

Please visit Sharon's blog to see what other treasures she has in store for you!

Chocolate by Rushanne Young
Warning - another make that is going to make you want to reach for those chocolates! This is a simple, yet elegant make by Rushanne using the 'Chocolate' Stamp by Creative Expressions.

Visit Rushanne's blog to find out more!

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Crafting My Style and make from Tracy Heaton

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson

The Die Cut Illusion card is a bit of an optical illusion. Sometimes Dies aren't exactly what you think they are when placed in projects, so join Sue in this free tutorial video to find out how to create this stunning effect!

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You Know Too Much by Tracy Heaton

It's true that our Best Friends know everything about us, isn't it? This is the perfect card to give away for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or even just because you love your Best Friend! We can see that Tracy has used some Creative Expressions Gilding Wax to give the background a bit more definition - just gorgeous Tracy!

Visit Tracy's Blog for more inspiration!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Boys Day with Andy Pearson & John Lockwood

Friendship by Andy Pearson

What a gorgeous make by Andy Pearson! There is so much to look at with this card, and everything is just beautiful! Andy has used the sentiment from the 'Best Friend' Stamp by Creative Expressions. It seems Andy has used quite a few of the Sue Wilson Dies to make the background and flowers as well!
Visit Andy's blog for more information.

Shopping by John Lockwood

This is a really intricate card created by John Lockwood for us today. This is actually a concertina card and has been created to give the illusion that the lady is walking across the card. 

You really need to visit John's blog to find out more about this card (and to see more pictures!).

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

CMS with Sue Wilson and makes from Pam Smith and Tina Eldridge

Crafting My Style with Sue Wilson ; Pretty Peach Filigree

In this episode, Sue Wilson will be taking a tour around her Scandinavian Collection of Craft Dies, as well as the matching Stamp. Tune in to find out how to make this delightful project.

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Give A Girl The Right Shoes by Tina Eldridge

This is a fab sentiment for all you sassy girls out there. Tina has used the 'Shoes' Stamp from Creative Expressions to create this delightfully retro make!

Visit Tina's blog for more information.

Best Friend by Pam Smith

Another fabulous make from Pam Smith today! This is using the new 'Sassy' Stamps from Creative Expressions!

Visit Pam's blog for more inspiraition!

Monday, 9 February 2015

DT Makes from Sharon Armstrong Purvis & Rushanne Young

Hello Everyone!

We are back to normality again - we hope you enjoyed viewing the new Sue Wilson Dies last week!

Mother's Day by Sharon Armstrong-Purvis

Mother's Day is not far away, so it's certainly time to start thinking about your crafting projects ready for the big day! Sharon has created this beautiful cheery make that is a great source of inspiration for you! 

Find out more by visiting Sharon's blog!

Best Friends by Rushanne Young

If you have a best friend and want to let them know how much you care about them, then this make by Rushanne Young is perfect for you! Using the "Best Friend" Stamp from Creative Expressions and a burst of colour, this is a delightful little project that is certain to make your best friend smile.

Visit Rushanne's blog for more information...

3 for 3 on Couture Creations Dies, Stamps & Embossing Folders!

That's right! Craft Clearance are currently running a 3 for 2 promotion on all Couture Creations Dies, Paper Pads and Embossing Folders!

Visit Craft Clearance to stock up with this amazing offer!

Don't forget to book your advance tickets for the forthcoming BSSBS! The show will be on over the weekend of 11th & 12th April - we can't wait! Click here to book your tickets now!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Finishing Touches Collection

Our final reveal for today will be on the new additions to the incredibly popular Finishing Touches Collection. This collection of Dies is just perfect for adding those ‘Finishing Touches’ to your crafting projects, to finish them off perfect and give them the wow factor!

The Cornflower Die is a unique flower set which can be used in singular fashion or multiple Dies stacked and offset for a completely different look. This set also has the ability to create flowers of many different sizes which helps in creating floral elements on your projects.

The Blossoming Branch Die features two different branches with small flowers added to the mix. Each branch has leaves and swirls and flowers to give them a soft feminine look. There is also a separate Die which includes all the flowers in the exact sizes as the branch so they can be cut in a second colour and layered up easily.

The Delicate Fronds Die has a left and right facing frond in this set with small detailed leaves for a delicate look. Perfect for adding to floral elements and ribbon embellishments.

The Splendid Swirls Die features quintessential swirls in both left and right facing sides for any occasion on your craft projects. These look fabulous by themselves or mixed with other Finishing Touches Dies. This Die set also comes with a couple of unique Dies, which, when cut, unfurl to create twirly bits for your cards! They are so much fun!

The Charming Hearts Corner Die is asymmetrical at first glance, but these corners have been designed to go with the Diagonals Die Collection. They can also be nipped to create a symmetrical corner with the greatest of ease.

The Ornamental Corner Die set is similar to the Charming Hearts Corner, but in a slightly larger format. This Die set features both left and right facing sides for added versatility. The Finishing Touches Collection is now available to pre-order at the prices listed below.

We hope you have enjoyed us sharing this huge selection of brand new Craft Dies with you!