Creative Expressions Couture Creations Blog Hop

Welcome to the Creative Expressions Couture Creations Blog Hop.

If you hopped here from lovely Kerry Hickton’s blog then you are on the right track. If not then hop on over to the Creative Expressions Blog to get started. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes on the way so don’t forget to comment on all the blogs in the hop.

As some of you might already know Creative Expressions have recently taken on some new DT members so we are celebrating the new DT but not only that, if you watched Julia Watts Create and Craft shows over the weekend then you would have seen the Couture Creations 3-in-1 Dreamboat Collection. So our blog hop this week is also showcasing the Couture Creations 3-in-1 Dreamboat collection.

And here is my make using the Couture Creations 3-in-1 Dreamboat Butterfly Notes set:

I’ve used a combination of masking and stamping techniques to get the sweep of stamping and colour on the Foundations card.

I’ve used the Butterfly stamp and dies from the set to layer the butterfly.

Ok so I mentioned some prizes didn’t I? What? You are telling me you didn’t read the bit at the top? D’oh! Well there are some prizes on the hop…


There are 10 prize bundles plus a Star prize. Each of the bundles is worth over £10 and contains a selection of Glitters, Glue, Embossing Powders and a Singles Stamp from Creative Expressions. 

The star prize is worth £30 and will be the same as the other prize bundles, PLUS one of the 3-in-1 Dreamboat Collection Sets! 

The prize up for grab on my blog is:

Your Carriage Awaits Pre Cut Stamp 


Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue (a must have!)

Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Details Embossing Powder 

To be in with a chance of winning a prize leave a comment on each blog, the winners will be announced on the Creative Expressions News blog once the Hop has ended on Friday, 22nd November 2013 at 5pm. 

Next on the hoppity hop is the fabulous Trace Metcalfe.

Enjoy and good luck!


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 115 Comments

  1. sandra carey

    Beautifully Done love these new stamps Hugs Sandra xx

  2. Pat L

    Love this card so clean and simple
    Congratulations, Pat

  3. Jackie Meechan

    Love this card, so simple but very effective. Love the colours


  4. Mac Mable

    Love this dreamboats set. The colours you've used are gorgeous and also like the masking technique, love the card and thanks for sharing x

  5. nzillingworth


  6. Maggie

    This is clean and simple but just delicious. Will try the masking technique to colour a blank card as it really does save on the postage. You are a very clever team indeed. MaggieC x

  7. Krafty Al

    I am still missing 2 people on my first blog hop, don't know what I am doing wrong. They say the simple things in life are the best. This is absolutely stunning, I love it. Fab use of colours. You have given me an idea for a Christmas word stamp I have. Thank you. Alx

  8. LISA

    Simplicity at it's best! beautiful card!

  9. Lucy Edmondson

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Kim, I love it (can't get all the links on the hop to work),

    Lucy x

  10. Kim Dellow

    Hey Hoppers, if you are having problems getting to two of the blogs, it seems their posts haven't gone live yet. Please try them again later.
    Thanks, happy hopping.

  11. lydia jordan

    Love the simplicity of this card, just love butterflies.

  12. rachel

    gorgeous CAS card Kim – love the hot colours and that butterfly looks amazing – fabulous xx

  13. Evas Pyssel

    I love cards with butterflies. Your technique is so clean but stunning.Good work .
    Hugs from Eva

  14. sue simonson

    Simple and effective, beautiful card, love the butterfly

  15. Mrs B

    Hi Kim.Great card. I love the butterfly in particular. Take care.

  16. darcydaydream

    a clean and simple card. I think the butterfly stamps are my favourites. love it…xx

  17. Jackie Durrant

    A really effective card in its choice of colour and design. best wishes Jackie D

  18. Pat S Witney

    I love the butterflies and this card is so simple to make.

  19. CraftyJen

    Lovely, simple but effective card – really love it!

  20. baconbits

    Fantastic card, simply yet so effective – love the vibrancy of colour and the butterflies just rock
    Amanda x

  21. Craftychris

    ooh this was my favourite sample of all the ones I saw on the telly. Its awesome! So striking – I love love love it! xx

  22. steffi

    Great blend of colours and looks great against the white background – simple and effective 🙂 really like the butterfly notes

  23. Sarah Board

    I love the clean lines of this card, simply gorgeous x

  24. Sammy

    This is sooooo lovely! I wish I could do CAS like that, but I'm too scared of white space. Looks lovely on other people's cards, but looks unfinished on mine, lol.
    I adore the colours on this, and the torn paper! x

  25. gwen70

    Beautiful card, adore the butterfly

  26. yorkshiresue

    Love the card.
    The dreamboat sets are very useful
    Sue xx

  27. Jassy

    Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing.

  28. Meg

    Different but effective.

    Margaret O

  29. snowqueen62

    Lovely butterfly card. Great masking technique.
    Hugs Sue x

  30. karenm

    This so clean and bright, very pretty

  31. Lisa Winnard

    Stunning. This is beautiful.. love the white with just a strip of gorgbright colour. Lisa xx

  32. Anonymous

    Nice card – love the bright and clean look.

    'P' in Wales

  33. Patricia Youdell

    I love this card. It goes to show you don't need to use everything and clean and simple often looks best

  34. UTs Hobby Time

    Awesome CAS card. Love the vibrant colors you have used.

  35. lucretia

    Thanks for the chance to win a prize. Very different, but I wouldn't expect anything boring from you Kim. Big fan.

  36. lynnesbowsandbelles

    Those colours against the white cardbase is sensational, it really does "pop" and I love the addition of the butterfly.

  37. Karin Lee

    I like the minimalistic look to this card.

  38. Emma Burns

    Love the colours and liking the butterfly xx

  39. Carole

    I love the simplicity and cleanness of this card. Great colours too!

  40. Linby

    Love the fresh clean cut lines of this card and the vibrant colours.

  41. Glennis

    Love this one – great technique!

  42. kath

    Just shows you dont need a lot to make a beautiful card the stamps do it all stunning x

  43. Shazza

    love the design of this card, FAB!

  44. Claireliz

    This is gorgeous Kim, love those colours.
    C xx

  45. J

    Unusual colour combo – I wouldn't have thought it would work… but it does!

  46. sue

    As usual Kim a simply beautiful card!
    Sue H

  47. Anne Macleod

    Love the design on this card thank you for sharing all your skills,knowledge and ideas.

  48. Lynn (delphinoid)

    A simple, but stunning card. I absolutely love it!

    Thank for sharing your inspiration.

    I'm enjoying the Blog Hop. Happy Crafting!!! 🙂 X X

  49. craftylisa

    Very clean and simpl in this card less is more,i love it

  50. butterfly

    Stunning, Kim! Not only those fabulous vivid colours, but the wonderful use of white space to make them sing.
    Alison x

  51. xxcalamityxx

    Wow !! Simple but so effective, love it !! hugs xnikkix

  52. Barbara

    Love the simplicity of this card, beautiful colours and fantastic inspiration!!!!!

  53. lorraine (classylady)

    Hi loved this when Julia showed it on C & C, sometimes "less is definitely more"

    Lorraine – Scotland

  54. fame01

    WOW simple is certainly more what a change it makes I will have a go at this style as I really do like it may even try it for some xmas cards .. thanks its inspired me loads
    crafty hugs sarah xx

  55. Angela Radford

    Love your work Kim so clean and fresh. These stamps are great.
    Can't wait to try them out. Crafty hugs Angela x

  56. carol edwards

    Hi Kim beautiful card, simple understated yet very elegant

  57. mabex

    Seen your name now read the Kim talk , You speaka my language, love it and of course your card…simple but effective, thanks Mabex

  58. Pat

    Love this simple but elegant card and the colour combination is really nice. Who doesn't love butterflies.

  59. Couture Creations

    Kim your card is beautiful … we have pinned it onto our Dreamboat Collection board

  60. Annie

    A beautiful card Kim x love the colours and stunning butterfly x TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

  61. Vicki

    Very lovely CAS card! Beautiful design.

  62. barbara macaskill

    What a lovely card! The butterfly is beautiful and I love all the open space! The strip is also quite pretty! Great colors! TFS!

  63. BridgetCG

    Love your butterfly card, elegant and simple, a more ornate card does not always suit everyone.The coloured strip is made very effective by the white space. x

  64. sonja_w

    Agree with a lots of the comments above comments – less is definitely more, stunning effect and the black edges make it pop out so well. Thanks for sharing

  65. Annie

    So beautiful in its simplicity with a delight in the strip of vibrant colours. Love, love this card!

  66. Anne Crawford

    Gorgeous Card! Shows how clever and confident you are , love the colours and the white space, really shows off the stamping!

  67. hollyberry

    A simple but oh so beautiful card.Love your style!

  68. Chris Curry

    Simple, elegant, classy, colorful. Nothing more to be said. Thank you

  69. Sue Halliday

    I really like the elegant simplicity if this card – I am nto really a frills and lace type of girl so this is right up my street xx

  70. TracyM #6773

    BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE the elegant design and beautiful colours!!!
    THANK YOU for the inspiration – I haven't tried masking with my stamps yet and the lovely design you have created makes me want to try 🙂

  71. Laura O

    this is a lovely card love the bright colours used and the butterflies.Laura O

  72. Chris Patterson

    Love this clean and simple look Kim, and the colours are fab together xx

  73. janet

    Love the clean look of this card and as I have the set needed I'm certainly be trying it!!
    Janet from Kent

  74. Jackie Trinder

    A beautiful card i love the colours you have used and the butterfly. It makes me want to go and play with some ink. Jackie

  75. suejimbel

    Another lovely Card, I'm loving the Blog Hop! Thanks for the inspiration – sometimes less is more! Sue of Worcester

  76. nannapat

    Love the clean and simple design and the colours are beautiful. The layered butterfly is wow! Pat x

  77. Dorothy Howell

    I also love the clean and simple look of your card…and you can't go wrong with me when there are butterflies on the card. Lovely!

  78. Kim Shaw

    From one Kim to another…simple, elegant, colourful and stylish…loving this blog hopping!x

  79. Maggie

    Gorgeous CAS card with cheerful bright colour combo which shows off the set well thanks for sharing really enjoying the blog hop and inspiration.


  80. chris pease

    wonderfully simple and elegant
    wonderful work
    thank you for sharing your ideas
    and talent x

  81. Debbie Smith

    Wow this is different and beautiful. Less is more. Thank you for the inspiration

  82. Jolene

    Such a beautiful card, I love the stamping technique you have used.

  83. lilymay

    Such an elegant card with stunning colours, just love it, thank you

  84. Gemma

    I so love this card…simple yet so effective and that panel you have created across your card is absolutely beautiful!!
    hugs and xxx

  85. Pat S Witney

    This card is simple but effective. The butterflies are so lovely. Teams up well with the music on the card. Thanks so much for giving us the chance to win some blog candy.

  86. Sam Smithard

    I love the Clean Crisp Look Of This Fabulous Card.
    Hugs from
    Sam x

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