Friday, 15 August 2014

August Card Challenge - Sue Wilson

We are delighted to be featuring the lovely Sue Wilson this month!

Sue is challenging you to create a card using dies as the focal point or in unusual ways.
Here is her example.




Sue's bio - Sue Wilson joined the Creative Expressions team over eight years ago after permanently moving to England from California. Sue has been in the rubber stamp industry for twenty two years, first as a stamp company owner and now as a designer, demonstrator and dedicated crafter. Through her work on Create and Craft/Ideal World, Sue has become known for her unique demonstrations in die cutting and card making techniques. Sue currently holds the number two crafting blog in the UK Particraft and posts her projects daily in an effort to continually inspire both seasoned and new card makers with her talents.
"Crafting My Style" is a brand new series of video demonstrations of Sue’s card making techniques. Every episode is dedicated to a different project, each showcasing a unique style to help inspire and teach new and creative card making techniques. Sue now has over 70 videos on the Creative Expressions YouTube  channel.

Here are the cards created by our design team to give you some inspiration.
Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.













YOUR CARDS FOR AUGUST

we have had three cards arrive today, two from Lesley and one from Daniele - thank you ladies and we look forward to many more.

LESLEY I

DANIELE

LESLEY II

updated 17/08/14

PRIZE TIME

***Sue has very generously offered a couple of
her die sets for the lucky winner!***



We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a card using your dies. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your card is featured, rather than the whole blog. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - the address is in sidebar.
The challenge closes at midnight on 15th September 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.Please claim your prize within a month of the winner being announced.

Please create a new card for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.



Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Winner of July Challenge.................................

And we have a winner -

Stacy said..............

They are all so beautiful, and I love the way each person interpreted the design and punch idea differently.  It’s a difficult choice, but I think my favorite is Daniele’s “Stars” layout because I love the colors, the photos, and the mix of sparkly embellishments she used.  

But they are all winners in my book! 

Thank you so much for the honor of using my layout for the challenge!


Well done Daniele!
Please contact us to claim your prize.

A big Thank-you to all who joined in and to Stacy for allowing us to use her page.

Take a look at the current challenge too, we look forward to hearing from you!


Friday, 1 August 2014

E is for Exposed

This month we've chosen this stunning layout by Ingvild Bolme 



Her blog can be found here

We drew our sketch as always

Here are the layouts created by our design team to give you some inspiration. Please click on the names to be taken to the relevant blogs.








Your Scraplifts for August

First off the mark.............

CHIDKID

Updated 9th August.

PRIZE TIME

Scrapology Goodie Bag in White


Bag includes doilies, paper flowers, silk flowers, pearls, beads, leaves, cotton lace, buttons, embroidery thread, wedding sentiment stickers and ribbon dotted Swiss cardstock.

We hope you will joining the fun and enter the challenge by creating a layout using the sketch and punching. To enter the challenge, comment below with a link to the post on your blog where your layout is featured. If you don't have a blog please email us with an image - address in sidebar.

The challenge closes at midnight on 5th September 2014

You may enter the challenge more than once as long as each submission is with a different creation.

We will announce the winner as soon as we know who it is. 
We may have to wait a few days to hear from the person judging the challenge.
Please claim the prize within a month of the announcement.

We love to leave comments but word verification is slowing everyone down, so we respectfully ask you to turn off Word Verification.


Please create a new layout for this challenge - no back links will be accepted.

Prize available to UK residents only.
Looking forward to seeing what you all make - good luck.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Kits for Sale

If you are interested in purchasing a kit for one of our previous challenges please read on... The kit prices include postage and packaging. You can contact us through the usual email address if you are interested, you can pay by cash, cheque, paypal or bank transfer.

The kits we have for sale are pictured with images of Lynn and Linda's Layouts using the kit. Please also email if you have any questions. There are very limited numbers of each of these kits.


October 2013 'B is for Buttons' 
Includes a bag of buttons
£10 including p&p




Kit contains: New, unused 12" x 12" Scrapbooking page kit in bag. Designed by Scrapology for class

Kit for 12" x 12" layout - includes 4 sheets Echo Park Scoot paper  - numbers, stripes, border stripes & 4x6 journalling cards, 1 Sheet Bazzill (colours vary), 1 bag buttons,
2 A5 pieces Funky Foam - navy & red, 1 Skein DMC Stranded Cotton (colours vary). Includes instructions and sketch. - You will need to add your own tools, stamps etc.


September 2013 'S is for Starburst' 
Includes Distress Stain
£10 including p&p




Kit Contains: Kit includes 3 sheets Kaisercraft Marigold paper, large button, 1 bottle Iced Spruce Distress Stain, length of DMC thread 931, Doily, page instructions and sketch. You will need your own stamps and inks etc.

August 2013 'S is for Shabby Chic'
£10 including p&p





Kit contains: 3 sheets 12" x 12" Bo Bunny C'est La Vie papers - La Vie En Rose, Panache & Decoupage, 2 sheets Bazzill - Cream Puff & White, Pre cut shapes in cream Bazzill, 2 Paper roses, 3 buttons, 1 m DMC twine, 25cm White guipure lace, 10 Gold dew drops, instructions for roses, page instructions and sketch.
You will need to add your own tools, inks etc. 

July 2013 'M is for Mixed Medium'
£10 including p&p





Kit Contains: 1 sheet 12" x 12" Greyboard (already prepared with texture paste and gesso), 3 Pieces 12" x 4" Bo Bunny Double Dot, Frost, Slate & Boysenberry, 2 Paper roses & 1 paper gardenia, 6" x 6" Ivory spider's web, 25cm x 3mm Plum satin Ribbon, 25cm Purple twine, 1 piece vellum, 1 white leaf decorative Pins. Instructions and sketch included.  You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, etc. 

June 2013 'F is for Framed'
£10 including p&p
Included full sticker sheet





Kit Contains: Two 12" x 12" sheets double-sided Beautiful Moments  patterned papers by Carta Bella, One 12" x 12" sheet matching element stickers, Two decorative pins, 1 sheet Cream Puff Bazzill Cardstock. Instructions and sketch included.
You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, etc. 

May 2013 'H is for Hand Stitched'
£10 including p&p
 



Kit Contains: One 12" x 12" & four 6" x 12" sheets double-sided Farm Girl patterned papers by October Afternoon, 1 skein DMC Stranded Cotton Thread 2 decorative pins, 1 sheet Cream Puff Bazzill Cardstock. Instructions and sketch included.
You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, etc. 

April 2013 'R is for Ripped'
£10 including p&p
Includes full sheet of stickers, ribbon, pins and lace




Kit contains: 3 sheets double-sided 12" x 12" Lucille patterned papers by Basic Grey, 1 sheet matching element Stickers, 12" Black organza ribbon,  20" Black Cotton Lace, decorative pins & 1 sheet cardstock for building page but will not be seen on finished article. Instructions and sketch included.

You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, etc

March 2013 'P is for Peeking Elements'
£10 including p&p



Kit contains: includes Four - 6" x 6" pieces Bazzill cardstock (Lime Sherbet, Whirlpool, Sherbet & Orange Crush) & One - 2" x 12" piece in  Ash, 2 sheets double-sided 12" x 12" Serenade patterned papers by Basic Grey, 2.5cm x 50cm light blue organza ribbon, Doily, Wired paper flowers and leaves. Instructions and sketch included.
You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, etc. 

February 2013 'T is for Texture Paste'
£10 including p&p



Kit Contains: 1 sheet Ash Bazzill cardstock, 5 sheets double-sided Periwinkle patterned papers by Kaisercraft, Flat-backed crystal gems mixed sizes. Instructions and sketch included.  You will need to add your own tools, inks, punches, texture paste etc. 

January 2013 'T is for Tags' 
£10 including p&p



Kit Contains: 4 sheets Bazzill cardstock (green, cream, pink and Black), 3 sheets double-sided Festive patterned papers by Authentique, Gold Brads, Green Twine. Instructions and sketch included. You will need to add your own tools, inks etc. 

January 2012 'T is for Texture'
£10.00 including p&p
Includes Card Candi
Sufficient papers and card for a mini book or double layout.


Kit for Double Page layout contains: 3 sheets Bazzill cardstock, 1 Sheet Dotted Swiss Bazzill cardstock, 5 sheets double-sided American Craft patterned papers from the Christmas collection, 1m grosgrain stitched red ribbon, 30cm x 3mm green satin ribbon, 30cm x 5mm green satin ribbon, Card Candi - Holly Berry. Sketch and instructions. Contents of kit sufficient to make a mini album if preferred (but no instructions for this).  You will need to add your own tools, needle, letter stickers etc.

November 2011 'F is for Fabric Flowers'
£10.00 including p&p
Includes Seam binding ribbons



Kit contains: 2 sheets Bazzill cardstock, 4 sheets Fancy Pants Beach Babe collection papers, large button, 2.5m seam binding ribbon in lemon and 2.5m seam binding ribbon in pink, die cut leaves in 2 sizes. Instructions and a tutorial for making ribbon roses.  You will need to add your own tools, needle, letter stickers etc. 

Hope you find something here you would like the kit for.
Please email HERE for further details.
Thanks for looking