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Last Call For Creative Expressions DT

It is Wednesday, so time for my Creative Expressions DT blog post for the week. I’ve gone all CAS, Clean and Simple, again using the Best Wishes stamp from the Creative Expressions Singles stamp range. 

I’ve stamped, coloured the image with pencils then cut out the panels and placed them in an aperture cut from white card and mounted it on the card front with 3D-foam.

This is actually the last make you will see from me for the Creative Expressions DT as I have stepped down but you can see lots of Creative Expressions makes by checking them out on facebook.

Thanks for popping in today and hope you have a super Wednesday.

Kim



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You’re The Best For Creative Expressions

It is Creative Expressions time! Do you remember at the beginning of the month when I used a single tulip image to make an ATC? Well today I have the other stamp that comes in that set to show you.

The stamps I’ve used are all from the Single Stamp Range, there is the Creative Expressions Tulip Spray Set of 2 stamps, and both the Vase and the sentiment are from the Cut Glass Vase stamp set

I’ve kept it really simple with no colouring of the image and just a couple of patterned paper panels to pop the image out. 

Have a fun Wednesday.

Kim



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Single Stamps For Creative Expressions

Time here on the blog for some catching up with DT work for Creative Expressions. This week I have two cards to show you using some of the Creative Expressions Single Stamps range

First up is a make using the sentiment from the Cut Glass Vase stamp set. I’ve added a Creative Expressions Dazzler as well.

Then the next make…

uses the Daisy Spray stamp set and the sentiment from the Best Wishes stamp.

Have a fun creative week.

Kim



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More Spring Flowers For Creative Expresssions

Hi Guys, hope you are having a fun week. I’ve got a quick show and tell for Creative Expressions this week. The DT are on a new kit and in this month’s kit there are some of the flower stem flowers from the Creative Expressions Single Stamp range.

This single stem tulip comes from the Creative Expressions Tulip Spray Set of 2 stamps. The crochet ribbon is also part of the Creative Expressions catalogue too. 

As I said it is just a quick CE post this week but before I go you might want to know about the new Craft Clearance website from Creative Expressions lots of quality product at knock down prices so worth a check.

Have a fabulously crafty Wednesday.

Kim



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Spring Bloom For Creative Expression

Hope you enjoyed the blog post over on the Craft Stamper blog about my Creative Process, I’ve certainly been enjoying your comments and thoughts on your creative processes. 

I mention that blog post because my creative process for this Creative Expressions make today was a lot more organic and quite different from that for the Spoon Angel Article. This make started with a piece of packaging that as I was taking it to the recycle bin became a Spring picture using paper piecing in my head and so this make was born.

The piece of packaging was the size you see it here (16 cm by 19 cm), I did not cut it down but I did peel off the top layer, trimmed that down, turned it over to hide the label on it and stuck it back on to the corrugations. I then added some layers of patterned paper, using up some of my stock of older papers and tore out the flower, leaves and stem shapes.

The giant butterfly uses the Creative Expressions Singles stamp Ivy Corner Stamp stamped out twice and edged with Ranger Archival ink. This stamp set has a little ladybird in it as well by the way. 

The sentiment is hand written on scraps of patterned paper and stuck on with 3D-foam for some dimension. This piece kind of grew itself from a short work to the recycle bin to a re-purposed piece of packaging. Well you guys know how much I love corrugated card!

Thanks for popping in today and if you still feel like sharing I always love hearing about people’s creative processes so feel free to tell me yours if you haven’t done so already.

Catch you later recyclators.

Kim



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Sparkly Day Tag For Creative Expressions

Time for a bit of Spring Sparkle I think! It has been lovely and sunny here in London so I’ve been soaking in the rays and I thought I would share some of the sunlight with a bit of Sparkle for my Creative Expressions make this week. 

Do you want to know how I made this one? Well it was a bit of a fun experiment. I wanted to see what would happen if you dripped ink over the Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Pastes so I started by adding a layer of the Aurora Cosmic Simmer Sparkle paste onto some textured card through the That Special Touch Mask Treilliage and let it dry completely.

I then dripped some of the Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Ink Spray Mist Arctic Blue and Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Mist Black over the card to get that lovely inky pattern over the surface. I love where it has hit the sparkle texture paste and spread out a little. 

The aurora sparkle paste has a great shine to it that reflects different colours as the light hits it at different angles, really pretty.

Hope you all have a lovely sparkly day.

Thanks for popping in.

Kim



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Elegant Sparkle For Creative Expressions

Who is up for the next in this Month’s Creative Expressions DT make? Also in this month’s DT package was a That Special Touch mask and some of the new Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste so that is the main focus this week for me.

I masked off the card with some paper so that I could add just the part of the That Special Touch Treilliage pattern that I wanted and added the Midnight Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture paste through the mask.

You can see the texture that the pastes gives you, very touchy feely!

The sentiment was from one of last month’s Creative Expressions DT kit stamps – Art Deco Delight Stamp.

Simple Fabulous Darling!

Thanks for popping on by.

Kim



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Happy Buzzday With Creative Expressions

April is here and with it a new DT package for the new month from Creative Expressions. This month I have a couple of Cosmic Shimmer Ink Spray Misters and a couple of stamps from the Creative Expressions Singles stamp range to share with you.

Let’s kick off the month then with this inky birthday card…

The inky spray is the Arctic Blue Vintage colour from the Cosmic Shimmer Inky Spray Mist range and the stamp is called Botanical Spray and you get the leafy sprig plus a separate bee stamp in this set. I do love bees!

The sentiment uses some alphabet stamps that I already had in my stash. This card is already earmarked for a friend’s birthday in a few days time but I don’t think she reads my blog so I should be safe to show it to you all!

Hope you are all keeping Buzzy!

Buzz you later.

Kim



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Simply Fabulous With Sue Wilson For Creative Expressions

Time for my last DT make with the Creative Expressions March DT kit of Sue Wilson Stamps and this week I’ve used the Art Deco Delight stamps.

You get the bottle and the sentiment in the kit and I’ve used Ranger Archival ink to stamp and lightly colour the image. 

You will spot the Ranger Archival Coffee, Jet Black, Saffron and the Wendy Vecchi Cornflower blue inks I’ve used in this make.

Stay simply fabulous today and catch you all later.

Kim



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Thank You With Sue Wilson For Creative Expressions

Thank you lovelies for popping in today to see my DT make for Creative Expressions this week. Yep it is a thank you card using the new Sue Wilson stamps that you can find in the Creative Expressions pre-cut singles stamp range.

I’ve matched the Scented Corner stamp with the Thank You sentiment stamp and the colours are all Ranger Archival ink pads again. You will spot the Ranger Archival Jet Black, Saffron and the Wendy Vecchi Cornflower blue inks.

I always want to say thank you to my lovely visitors, hope you all have a lovely day.

Kim



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Get Well Soon With Sue Wilson For Creative Expressions

Time for a DT make for Creative Expressions and I’ve got more of the Sue Wilson stamps to show and you can find these stamps in amongst the Creative Expressions Single precut stamp range

I’ve used the Scented Corner stamp and the sentiment in from the Get Well Soon stamp.

I’ve used multiple colours of Ranger Archival ink pads to stamp with again. The colours I’ve used are Watering Can and Cornflower Blue from the Wendy Vecchi range of Archival inks and the Rose Madder Archival ink. Then there is the Archival Jet Black ink as well for the sentiment.

Guess what? It is that time of year again! Time for the Big Stamp & Scrapbooking show (BSSBS).

If you haven’t got them already then you can go get your BSSBS tickets over on their website and if you buy them before the 8th April you get them £1 cheaper than door price.

The show is at Alexandra Palace, London (Ally Pally for those in the know!) as always and is on the weekend of 12/13th April  2014.

Right I’m off, catch you all later.

Kim