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Friday, 28 August 2015

Friday's Design Team Project

A beautiful heart from Lisa . . .



Lisa Horton has created this pretty mdf heart, with a Festive theme.


For full details visit Lisa's blog.


















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Don't forget to visit our Facebook page today to enter our Fun Time Friday competition, to win these fabulous crafting goodies.


Thursday, 27 August 2015

Thursday's Design Team projects

A Christmas Partridge from Kim . . .


Kim Robertson has created this elegant design for us today.


For full details visit Kim's blog.

And a Christmas Dove from Pam . . 


Pam Smith has created this quick and easy design for us today.


For full details visit Pam's blog.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday's Design Team Projects


A festive design from John . . .


John Lockwood has made this elegant design for today's Design Team project, featuring the Festive Die Collection (designed by Sue Wilson).


For more details, visit John's blog.














A mini album from Andy . . .


Andy Pearson has made this clever mini album design for today's Design Team project, featuring the 12 Days of Christmas Paper Pad (designed by John Lockwood).


For more details, visit Andy's blog.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Tuesday's Design Team Project

Merry Christmas from Tina . . .


Tina Eldridge has made this elegant design for today's Design Team project, featuring the Festive Die Collection (designed by Sue Wilson).


For more details, visit Tina's blog.





Monday, 24 August 2015

Monday's Design Team Projects

A festive design from Debbie today . . .


Debbie Stevens has created a pretty design today, using the 2015 Festive Craft Dies (designed by Sue Wilson).


For full details visit Debbie's blog.









Friday, 21 August 2015

Creative Expressions launching with Hochanda


Guess who’s been invited to join the new TV shopping channel Hochanda, dedicated to crafts, hobbies and arts for their launch on the Thursday 27 August, 2015? Yes, you’ve guessed it – Creative Expressions have and they can’t wait to be part of this exciting new channel.

Creative Expressions’ talented team of demonstrators will all be appearing on the new channel, so all look out for Sue Wilson, Phill Martin, John Lockwood and Julia Watts.

Popular paper crafter John Lockwood will be kicking off proceedings with a ‘One Day Special’ showcasing two of Creative Expressions’ best-selling brands - Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson
and Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud.  This beautiful collection of dies haven’t been demoed on TV before, so make sure you tune in to see John work his magic with these and the fabulous Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Inks.

Keep up with the latest news - check out Hochanda’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Hochanda for the latest updates as you don’t want to miss this exciting launch and make sure to ‘Like them’ too!


Friday's Design Team Project

An eye-catching Christmas Card from Lisa . . .



Lisa Horton has created this pretty card, using one of the MDF Snowflakes and some Sentimentally Yours stamps, both supplied by Creative Expressions.


For full details visit Lisa's blog.















Over on our Facebook page . . .

Today we have another chance to win tickets to Crafting at AllyPally. 


Click here to find out how to enter the draw now!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday's Design Team Projects

Merry Christmas from Pam . . .


Pam Smith has created this striking design for us today.


For full details visit Pam's blog.












12 Days of Christmas from Kim . . .


Kim has produced a lovely Christmas card using papers from the 12 Days of Christmas Paper Pad (designed by John Lockwood).


For more details, visit Kim's blog.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Wednesday's Design Team Projects


A box from Andy . . .



Andy Pearson has created a pretty box today.


For full details visit Andy's blog.










A festive design from John . . .



John Lockwood's design for today is an elegant blue and white card.



For more details, visit John's blog

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tuesday's Design Team Post

Let It Snow from Tina . . .


Tina Eldridge has made this frosty white-on-white design for today's Design Team project, featuring the Festive Die Collection (designed by Sue Wilson).


For more details, visit Tina's blog.




Monday, 17 August 2015

Sue Wilson nominated for Best Overall Designer 2015


Sue Wilson has been nominated in the Best Overall Designer 2015 category of the International Craft Awards 2015, which is nominated entirely by the readers of Crafts Beautiful and Papercrafter magazines and via their website www.craftawards.com

The voting period for these Awards commences on 16th September 2015 online at: www.craftawards.com  and forms are also in the Xmas Special, November and December 2015
issues of Crafts Beautiful and issues 87 and 88 of Papercrafter magazines.


Voting closes on Sunday 13th December 2015 at midnight. The results will then be made public online and in print in our April issues of Crafts Beautiful and Papercrafter magazines.  

If you would like to vote for Sue please follow the instructions above. 







Monday's Design Team Projects

A Christmas Tree ornament from Rushanne . . .




Rushanne Young has been paper folding again to make a pretty Christmas decoration. 


For more details, visit Rushanne's blog.








A frosty blue design from Debbie . . .


Debbie Stevens has created a pretty design today, using the 2015 Festive Craft Dies (designed by Sue Wilson).


For full details visit Debbie's blog.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Star Spray



Last, but not least, is the Star Spray! This die set has a left and right facing spray for you to use in all sorts of ways. Shown here used as a background as well as an embellishment for the poinsettias.

We hope you have enjoyed this mini launch.  Hopefully you will be able to find something that will work for your Christmas cards and projects this year!








This is the last chance for you to be entered into the drawing for a die set on Sue's Particraft blog. The drawing will take place and be announced on her blog tomorrow, Monday 17th August! 


2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Frosty Mini Background

Welcome back! This time we have the Frosty Mini Background die for you. Smaller in size than our original backgrounds, but still just as useful and great for making smaller sized cards too. 

Like our other backgrounds, there is no outer cutting edge so you can decide just how wide of a border you want, so there is plenty of versatility.


The final post will be up at 4.30pm - hope you can join us one last time!Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. 


Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Lattice Snowflake


Day three and the final day of our Christmas die mini launch.  

First up today is the Lattice Snowflake die set.  You should find this one very useful as it matches up with some of the dies from the first Christmas release this year. 

The next post goes live at 12.30pm.










Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 

Saturday, 15 August 2015

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Joy Wreath


The last reveal for today is the Joy Wreath die set.  This is unique in that you have the letters separate and the wreath has been done in two pieces, so you can have a solid wreath and an outline wreath to use.  The letters can be used horizontally, vertically or even diagonally, making it very versatile.


Hope you can join us again tomorrow from 6.30am, for the final day of this launch.
















Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 



2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Filigree Holly



Welcome back!

This card features the very versatile new Filigree Holly die set.





















The next reveal for today will be at 4.30pm so please join us back here then.

Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 


2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Holly Striplet





Day two of our Festive Die Launch (2nd release for 2015).

This card features the Holly Mini Striplet die. 















The next die will be popping up at 12.30pm today. We hope that you will be able to join us back here then.

Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 

Friday, 14 August 2015

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Noel Star


The Noel Star die set is our next reveal.  It looks lovely against the backdrop of one of John Lockwood's new background stamp designs!  The matching poinsettia stamp is also his work! 

There is an extra swirl die included with it that will be so useful for your embellishment needs on your projects. 





Tomorrow is day two for the blog launch and it kicks off here at 6.30am.  Hope to see you then!  

Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Joy to the World







This is the first mini background sentiment die that Sue has designed. Use it with or without the frame, as it is easily nipped away. Make the frame edge whatever size you prefer as there is not a fixed cutting edge to the outside, so the versatility is your choice. Great for batch cards too!  












The next die is scheduled for arrival here at 6.30pm today so check back then for more inspiration! 


Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 

2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Silent Night



Here is the 2nd reveal for today - this die can be used as both the focal element and as an addition to your card as a sentiment. It is simply stunning and will be a beautiful addition to all your festive cards. 

The set comes with several extra twinkle star dies too, which will come in very handy as extra embellishments with all sorts of other Christmas dies.








The next die is scheduled for arrival here at 3.30pm today so check back then for more inspiration!



Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 


Friday's Design Team Project

Happy Christmas from Lisa . . .

 


Lisa Horton's design today is an eye-catching Festive decoration, using the MDF Stars and Holly Spray die set, distributed by Creative Expressions


For more details, visit Lisa's blog.











Over on our Facebook page . . .

 

Today we have 5 pairs of tickets available in our Fun Time Friday competition, so pop over and enter the draw now!









2015 Festive Craft Dies (2nd release) by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions - Launch


Welcome to the first post for the 2015 Festive Craft Die Collection (2nd release) by Sue Wilson.  



We have just released 10 brand new Christmas dies and Sue will be showcasing them all on her blog at Particraft over the next three days. 


This card features the beautifully detailed new Happy Christmas die.













The next reveal post is scheduled for 12.30pm so we hope you will be able to pop back by!


Sue will be giving away one of each of these new die releases. Visit Sue's Particraft blog now to enter the draw! 




Thursday, 13 August 2015

Thursday's Design Team Projects

Pam sends us a message of Peace 

Pam Smith has created this colourful design for us today using one of the Festive Collection Craft Dies designed by Sue Wilson called Dove of Peace.

For full details visit Pam's blog.







Happy Christmas from Kim 

Kim has pulled out all the stops with her Christmas design today.  It's a traditional card with innovative embellishments that include a beautifully decorated MDF Christmas Tree and clever seam binding bows and tucks.

For more details, visit Kim's blog.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Wednesday's Design Team Projects

An easel card from Andy . . .

Andy Pearson has created a show-stopping design today.


For full details visit Andy's blog.









The first day of Christmas from John . . .


John Lockwood's design for today is a sneak peak of one of his samples for his appearance on Create & Craft tomorrow (Thursday 13th August).


For more details, visit John's blog. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

A Peaceful Christmas card from Tina . . .


Tina Eldridge has created this elegant design today, using the Festive Craft Dies (designed by Sue Wilson).


For full details visit Tina's blog.






Monday, 10 August 2015

Monday's Design Team inspiration


Christmas Wishes from Debbie . . .


Debbie Stevens has created a stunning design today, using the 2015 Festive Craft Dies (designed by Sue Wilson).


For full details visit Debbie's blog.





Christmas Tree ornament from Rushanne . . .


Rushanne Young has been paper folding to make a pretty Christmas decoration, which could also be a special Christmas card. 


For more details, visit Rushanne's blog

Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday's Design Team project

A striking Christmas Card from Lisa . . .



Lisa Horton has created this pretty card, using one of the MDF Candy Canes and the 12 Days of Christmas Paper Pad (designed by John Lockwood), both supplied by Creative Expressions.


For full details visit Lisa's blog.