Welcome to the
Creative Expressions August 2014 Blog Hop! Hopefully you got here from Sue Wilson's blog but, if you didn't, here's the start at the Creative Expressions News Blog!
The new Christmas designs from the
Singles Range at Creative Expressions, include seven different stamps.
As you will see from the samples made for the Blog Hop, they do not just
have to be used as they are but can be altered and interchanged to give
lots of different options.
For my project, I used the Seasons Greetings Stamp and the Peace on Earth Stamp. Here's my card -
Russet Red Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet. I picked some up onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam and 'inked' through the mask onto a piece of Milk Card with the paint. I repeated the same at the bottom of the card. I masked off 2 of the bows and inked through the remaining 2 bows on both sides of the background. I inked around the very edge of the background with the paint.
Perfect Medium, removed the masks, stamped onto Milk Card, added Cosmic Shimmer Christmas Red Sparkle Embossing Powder and heat set. On separate pieces of Milk Card, I stamped the monogram panel from the Seasons Greetings Stamp and the image panel from the Peace to the World Stamp using Perfect Medium and embossed with Christmas Red Sparkle Powder. I cut them both out around the outer lines. I placed them next to the 'easons Greetings' text and selected my Spellbinders die to fit. I selected Marvelous Squares. I secured it with removeable tape, removed the panels and ran it through the Grand Calibur. I inked through the die with Barn Door Distess Ink. I cut a mat out of Rich Red Card using Spellbinders Grand Squares.
Assorted Square Dazzlers Pack.
I have shows today (Friday) on Create & Craft at 10am (with Nigel) and 2pm (with Leonie) featuring these stamps and lots of samples that the Creative Expressions Design Team have made for the shows and this blog hop. I hope you can join me. The show with Leonie is scheduled to be repeated at 10am tonight and 4am tomorrow morning. It may well be on Craft Extra too but as I write this there is nothing on the schedule.
One randomly selected person
commenting on this blog post before the closing date will win the
following fabulous prize, which includes some of the new stamp designs.
Thank you for visiting my blog, please leave a comment below (only lovely positive comments please!) in order to be in with a chance of winning a prize!
Once you have done that, you will need to click here to visit Tracey Laughton's blog.
To help you along the way, here is a list for the Blog Hop:-
1. Sue Wilson
2. Julia Watts (you are here)
3. Tracey Laughton
4. Kim Bacon
5. Donna Ratcliff
6. Neil Burley
7. Tracy Heaton
8. Kerry Hickton
9. Pam Smith
10. Creative Expressions
Start page, prize details and how to take part: Creative Expressions News Blog. The blog hop started on Friday 15th August at 6am and ends Tuesday 19th
August at 5pm.
Thank you for taking part in our Blog Hop – good luck! Oh, and don't forget to check back after the hop has ended to see if you have won a prize!
Lovely bright Christmas card, Julia, lovelyReplyDelete
Hi Julia. Lovely card, looking forward to your shows, I hope you're on with Dean as you are a brilliant double act!!!ReplyDelete
Lovely cheerful card Julia, will be recording some of your shows as out and about but will try and watch a bit live tooReplyDelete
Thank you just one word WOW, I shall tune in today and record. beautiful stamps. Take care Kitty.
Stunning card Julia you always surprise me with your inspiration.xReplyDelete
lovely christmassy colours for this cardReplyDelete
Such a pretty card. XxReplyDelete
Fabulous hop and a gorgeous creation! Love the combination of red and white ...they are screaming Christmas together.ReplyDelete
The card is great, wonderful and bright.ReplyDelete
Morning Julia, lovely card, looking forward to the shows today. Love. Jean xxxReplyDelete
Good morning Julia. A beautiful bright cheery card, just love the layout. Hazel xReplyDelete
Good morning JuliaReplyDelete
What a fabulous card these new stamps are so pretty. Looking forward to your shows today
Good morning Julia what a stunning Christmas card. Those new stamps are certainly versatile. I hope your shows go well today the samples are amazing. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Hi Julia, I Truly Love how you've created your Background, The Creative Expression Christmas Stamps are wonderful and with the help of yourself and the rest of the team it helps so much with ideas etc, for making are own projects.ReplyDelete
Hugs From Sam x
Good morning Julia, love this card so warm. I think the stamps look great. Beryl xxReplyDelete
Love what you have done on this card. Will have to dip in and out of your shows today as the times coincide with taking my husband to and from his day centre.
Love Roz x
Beautiful card for the blog. Lovely bright colour combination.
Look forward to seeing your shows sometime today.
Enjoy - at least Nigel & Leonie should be good fun.
Love what you have done on this card. Will have to dip in and out of your shows today as the times coincide with taking my husband to and from his day centre.
Love Roz x
Morning Julia, I'm loving this uplifting red and white Christmas Card.ReplyDelete
Lots of love from Patricia xx
Great card Julia , I love these stamps , they are so versatile,ReplyDelete
Looking forward to shows!
Beautiful card xxxReplyDelete
Good morning Julia wow I love this one its stunning and the colour is wonderful. Its nice to see that you are doing a blog hop. I do like the stamps that you have used I m not a stamper but after seeing your card I think that I will be having having ago at this card. Take care Julia.ReplyDelete
Debs A xx
Very festive colours for this one Julia. Love the stamps and looking forward to watching the shows.ReplyDelete
Love Elaine x
Another fab card Julia, very festive colours, I'll definitely be tuned in to today's shows as I'm at home. Have a good dayReplyDelete
Great card JuliaReplyDelete
Love warm Christmas Card!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your shows and the fun you always have.
Hi Julia. Great card, loving the new stamps. I will be recording your shows as I have to go out today. I hope you enjoy yourself and have a safe journey there and home. Take care.ReplyDelete
Morning Julia. A lovely bright christmas card. Looking forward to watching you on c&c today. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great christmas card, i'm not much of a stamper even though I own a lot! This has inspired me to try more stamping.ReplyDelete
Hi All, lovey card today, love the red for Christmas, will record shows to watch later as have to work today. LilianReplyDelete
Lovely new stamps Julia. XReplyDelete
Lovely card and very nice colours.Denise (mini) x
Hi Julia love the split with the S looks great CarolReplyDelete
Hi Julia gorgeous card.ReplyDelete
Lovely new stamps. great card.
Morning Julia, beautiful cardReplyDelete
Good morning Julia, first time I have been on your blog and looking forward to visiting regularly. I love the way you have stamped and embossed with the red embossing powder and then separated and layered the sentiments etc. I think that is very ingenious, I am certainly going to try that. keep safe, healthy, and happy. June SMith xReplyDelete
Lovely card, like how you seperated and raised the 's' from easons greeting, great colour too.
Lovely card,and really looking forward to your shows today,as watching you and putting into practice all your great tips .xxReplyDelete
Lovely card Julia.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, Julia... the stamps are stunning! I love the idea of a blog hop....what fun! :) See you at 10..... Jo xReplyDelete
Wow Julia this is very eye catching .ReplyDelete
Can't wait to get the new stamps and some time off to play with them.
Beautiful card. Love it. Thank you.
Shirley T. xxx
Love the card fab colour love June xxxxReplyDelete
What a lovely card!ReplyDelete
Anki J- Sweden
Love the masked background as well as the fab stamps.ReplyDelete
Love red and white Christmas cards - new stamps are stunning. Will be hopping!ReplyDelete
These stamps are great for Christmas and your card is beautiful
Very festive, it's very red, great to see all the different styles,xReplyDelete
Lovely Christmas card !ReplyDelete
Good morning Julia. A beautiful festive card today!! Gorgeous background, lovely stamp, and such a stunning bow too!! Have a wonderful day. Love and hugs. Hilary xxxxReplyDelete
Good Morning Julie, a beautiful Festive card this morning. Lovely stamps too.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful day.....Rosie xxx
Hi Julia. Love your card. The red is so striking. Have a wedding today so will have to tape your shows. Love you on Create and Craft. Especially when you keep Dean in his place. LOL. Hugs from Ireland. Evelyn xReplyDelete
Lovely card Julia xx hazelReplyDelete
Hi Julia, very pretty card . love Jean Z xxxReplyDelete
Morning Julia, a beautiful card ideal for Christmas. Plent of commentsReplyDelete
for you this morning Julia well done the blog hop.
Hi Julia what a great card an wonderful Christmas colour. I love the stamps and the mask you have used. Have a fun day on TV and a safe journey home. Take care love Diane G xxxxReplyDelete
really enjoy the blog hops, they are inspiring and give chances to see others members of the team at work. What a fantastic card you've made, it's very festive and I see my favourite ribbon on there too!
Seems Creative Expressions have come up Christmas trumps again!
Hope shows go great today, will be watching. Have fun x
Absolutely gorgeous Julia...I love these stamps. Very pretty in red and white. Well be watching you later.ReplyDelete
Love Sheila xx
Beautiful Christmas card JuliaReplyDelete
Lovely stamps I'm enjoying the hop Will need to watch the repeat shows Loving the red and good to see an "older" die (marvellous squares) being usedReplyDelete
Hi Julia lovely card today, this is my first blog hop, I didn't even know what one was lol my son had to do it for me lol see you at 10am I'll be watching crafty hugs Julie laz xxReplyDelete
Morning Julia - as usual another great card! Looking forward to watching your shows today!ReplyDelete
Love the card happy crafting .. xReplyDelete
Lovely idea to have a blog hop. Love the card and all the detailed instructions.ReplyDelete
Recording your shows today Julia and look forward to watching you make gorgeous cards as usual. Love todays card and the clever way in which you've used the stamp. Pat xReplyDelete
Lovely Christmassy colours. Great tutorial as always. Thanks Julia.ReplyDelete
Love Christine in Darcy
Hello Julia, Love this card, clever use of the stamps, will be watching you later, enjoying the blog hop.ReplyDelete
Hugs June xxx
Another stunning card you have created. Thanks for the chNce to win some of them. I do like the swirly writing that C E have used on these stamps. They made them very special.
I really like the sentiment stampsReplyDelete
Good morning Julia,ReplyDelete
Such a cheerful bright card. I'll be watching today so hope it goes well for you. You've inspired me to create my own backgrounds, I rarely use bought ones these days. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
Lots of love, Karen xx
very christmassy Julia. love the way you have combined the 2 stamps. they do mix and match beautifully. will try to watch shows later as at work xxReplyDelete
Liking these stamps looking forward to your shows!ReplyDelete
Morning Julia, lovely card, love the red and white. Looking forward to your shows on C&C today.ReplyDelete
Red is just so "Christmas", lovely cardReplyDelete
Beautiful Julia, stunning in red! This is a simply lovely Christmas card!ReplyDelete
Marion B xx
Such a lovely card and beautiful stamps! I have the tv on now just waiting for your show always love the demos. This blog hop is such fun!
Hello Julia - lovely card and for once I like the use of the striped grosgrain ribbon - I am hoping to complete the hop before you are on the telly at 10 am.ReplyDelete
Very beautiful Julia, fab design. Will try to join hop but Blogger being naughty this morning for me, xxxReplyDelete
Hi thereJulie, I'm loving the new stamps and what you have done with them. Your blog Out and About dates are useful as I've just found one for a fairly local shop to me so that is now in my calendar to go along.ReplyDelete
Super card, lovely colours, how could you have anything but positive comments !!ReplyDelete
Off to hop on now.
Watching you as I type! Lovely cards and wonderful examples - yours is definitely one of the best. xx Margaret Col.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Card Julie!ReplyDelete
I love the colours and the little pearl snowflake is lovely.
Hopping to the next blog now.
Happy Crafting!!! :) X X
Here I am, had a struggle to find where to comment, but I made it. Love the new stamps, if you cut off that bauble just below the bow in the string, can you see a face there? Odd how my brain does that to me.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia and everyone,ReplyDelete
The card is so lovely and red+white is so Christmasee. Have a nice day everyone.
Good morning Julia - I am sitting typing this comment watching you on C&C. This card is very festive and I think the red is your favourite colour as that is what you are using now. Have a good day all. Helen xxReplyDelete
Lovely card,looking forward to all the shows.
Love Angela x
just wanted to see the bow used on the mask, its fab, love the whole project xxReplyDelete
Hi Julia. Just watching you on C&C while I write. I absolutely love watching you on tv. Please come on air more often...!!!ReplyDelete
Your card in the blog hop is so lovely. I like the two color way.
All the best from the Faroe Islands,
Love the new stamps Julia, lovely festive cardReplyDelete
Very christmassy Julia!! I do like these new stamps too.ReplyDelete
Janet in Kent
Wow, lovely bright Christmas card. It would certainly stand out with that great Season Greetings sentiment and the way you've stamped it and separated the "S" - genius.
WOW What a stunning cards so very striking ,hugs sarah xx
Fab card Julia I just love the festive colour and Subtle bling. Cant beat a bit of bling. Second stop on my first blog hop completed. Yay.ReplyDelete
Julia, love looking at your blog to see what you have come up with and you made another beautiful card.ReplyDelete
lovely card and lovely prize too.ReplyDelete
Another beautiful card Julia, for which thank you. These new stamps look amazing.and although I myself am not a big stamper I could easily see myself using these. Thanks for sharing and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Julia, and fantastic show with you and Nigel xReplyDelete
Great card and great show with Nigel. The new stamps look fab.
morning Julia - have just watch the C&C show with a stencil effect very similar. Love the simplicity of a single colour in this cardReplyDelete
A new card maker here, wish I could look at things the way you do!ReplyDelete
Good morning Julia,ReplyDelete
A lovely card Julia in a beautiful shade of red. The new stamps are lovely and versatile,
Love and crafty hugs
Hi Julia, the Christmas card is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Good morning Julie I love this card the stamps are gorgeous & so usefull how you can mix & match them love the colours you have used. Great show on C&C .Hugs Lynda Brock xxReplyDelete
Hi Julia - what a lovely fresh card this is in the red and white! I really love how you all show us how to change the stamp designs to create more options for their use - thanks for sharing, Susan xReplyDelete
Lovely card, beautiful in the red and white, great show this morningReplyDelete
A lovely festive card with lots of interest and fabulous colourReplyDelete
love this card Julia - I love this range of stamps - so versatileReplyDelete
Stunning Julia, love it.ReplyDelete
I will watch your shows later as I have a few jobs to do first.
Hugs to all
Beautiful card Julia. Watched the show this morning & loved your demos & will be watching this afternoon. Ann, FranceReplyDelete
Lovely card, really like the stampsReplyDelete
Best wishes, Pat
The new stamps look gorgeous and your card is really bright and Christmassy!ReplyDelete
lovely card Julia, i watched you on C&C, great showReplyDelete
gorgeous so Christmas card, just watched you on CnC you did a fabulous job, would love to get the bundle so I can play and follow in the DT footsteps of their work. Love love love creative expressions.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, we can always rely on you to bring us a stunning card. I have to admit that I've never thought about putting a bow on a Christmas card before but it's so stunning I think I'm going to have to start. xxReplyDelete
Really lovely, the singles are great done in just two coloursReplyDelete
Hi Julia & friendsReplyDelete
I've never taken part in a blog hop before but after watching you on Create & Craft I decided to give it a go. I have to say that I love the matter of fact/down to earth attitude you have and the way you interact with the presenters & make us laugh. I'm afraid i've given up watching the Heartfelt shows now as I miss that about them. Craft is meant to be fun especially when so many crafters take to it because of illness. Take care & i'm off to the next one. Jacqui
Fantastic card Julia love the red and white.♥ReplyDelete
Lovely bright cheery Xmas cardReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Julia x Just been watching you on the Craft Extra and loved the demonstrations and tips! "Thank you" xx I'm loving this, not just because of the prize but the chance to go onto other blogs that you wouldn't necessarily know about. Hi ho silver, I'll love you and leave you to do the blog hop! xx Love Karen xxReplyDelete
Very chrismassy, will watch c&c later.
I just watched you on C&C and thought you were brilliant as usual. A lovely card on the blog, so nice to just use two colours. Julia your cards are very distinctive and lovely.ReplyDelete
A really lovely card, very traditional.ReplyDelete
Lovely, very festive indeedReplyDelete
Lovely bright, fresh and cheerful card.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, beautiful beautiful card, I watched you make it on c&c this morning, really looking forward to the 2pm one, but have recorded this mornings and set recorder for the 2pm so I can watch them over and over.. Yvonne xxxReplyDelete
Really Christmassy card. Enjoy the 2pm showReplyDelete
Your card turned out really nice...ReplyDelete
What a fun blog hop....
Brilliant card Julia, do love redReplyDelete
what a fun card Julia. and I love the way you have split up the greeting.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. The red sparkle embossing powder looks great.ReplyDelete
Fab fab fab, loved the show today xxReplyDelete
A fabulous card Julia. Love the new stamps. Unfortunately I was unwell this morning so am just watching your morning show now and have turned over for two o'clock show and you're not there...gutted! Also while I'm here thank you for the typewriter card you did last week on C&C. I was lucky enough to be picked out of the cup. My card is fab and has been placed for all to see xReplyDelete
hi julia, a lovely card. Love the background and the stamps.ReplyDelete
Hi. Such a lovely card. Love the traditional Christmas red. Great stamps and gorgeous bow xxReplyDelete
Love the Christmas card very prettyReplyDelete
I love monochrome and so far today is a monochrome treat! I love the card and red is Christmas as far as I'm concerned!
I love blog hops, so many different styles with similar products. Crafty heaven.
Sky box ready for tomorrow :-)
Gorgeous card today - loving these new stamps. Sorry missed the shows but will try to catch them later. Love Alison xx
Wow Julia this is a beautiful card.Striking and love the red and white.These stamps are gorgeous.Really enjoyed the shows and your demos were fab.Hugs Debbie xReplyDelete
A very traditional Christmas Red and White card. It is beautiful. The new stamps are lovely. Thank you.
Bye for now.
another beautiful Christmas card, I love all the detail andReplyDelete
great card today ,love the greetings .Laura OReplyDelete
What lovely samples. I love theses singles stamps. I have been watching you on C&C so thank you for the fab demos x ChrisReplyDelete
Great card Julia, watched you make one similar this morning on C& C thanks for the demos.ReplyDelete
hello I love the bow stamp very useful. I look at your blog every day. saw you on create and craft to. you all work hard for the sampe. thankyou for your hard work Julia.ls you bring to the t vReplyDelete
Hi Julia,love this card,and the red,is so rich.ReplyDelete
Lovely card, gorgeous coloursReplyDelete
Gorgeous Julia and those stamps are beautiful.ReplyDelete
Your cards are always stunning love this colour a great stampReplyDelete
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Hope you had a good blog Julia love June xxxxReplyDelete
Lovely card. Recorded your shows will watch them this evening. HelenReplyDelete
lovely card julia, i watched the show and taped it, it was great watching you do your cardsReplyDelete
Beautiful card loved your shows today .Hugs Theresa xReplyDelete
Hi Julia, landed via a hop from Sue. Lovely card, a good Christmassy colour and I like the way you made the background. Off to watch your (recorded) shows and hopefully will do some more hopping later.ReplyDelete
I have never blog hopped before and i can tell you this is fun. Love your beautiful card.....Rosie xxxx
Fabulous card Julia watched you on C&C this afternoon. You and Nigel make a brilliant team. Crafty Regards Julie Kay xxxReplyDelete
Love your card Julia and really enjoyed your show today. So many ways to use these stamps.ReplyDelete
Pretty card, love the pearl snowflake. XReplyDelete
Hi Julia, this is a card with the wow factor,beautiful !ReplyDelete
Have a nice evening
Loving the real Xmas red.ReplyDelete
Like the shimmer dots around the outside of the card, make a great frameReplyDelete
great card very ChristmassyReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Julia, beautiful colours!ReplyDelete
Good evening Julia, love todays card. It's gorgeous. Never taken part in a blog hop before. Looking forward to all the fresh ideas. Kind regards Joanne K xReplyDelete
Great card Julia, love the colours and the stamps. Regards, LindaReplyDelete
A beautiful card, cheerful and elegant.xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Julia love red and white. Stamps are lovely.ReplyDelete
Lovely card Julia. Saw the show today with you and Nigel and it had me laughing, thanks for the tips in today's show xReplyDelete
Hi Julia. This is exciting isn't it? Lovely card as usual. SueL xReplyDelete
Love the colour, and the bow background. Great card xxReplyDelete
Got to see this card and you on Create N Craft this morning. Very very pretty. Love the stamp especially the cute little ornament.ReplyDelete
A really cheerful card anyone would like to receive at Christmas.ReplyDelete
Love the way you used panels on the card.ReplyDelete
This is a lovely card. I love the colours you've used.
Best wishes, Anne O
I love these panel stamps.ReplyDelete
great card Julia - I really love the red and white colour schemeReplyDelete
Very pretty stamps. Love the way you've done the backgroundReplyDelete
Hugs Alice xx
Julia this is lovely LOVE ItReplyDelete
love the way you have used bows for the background and for your embelishment food for thought! JanetReplyDelete
Lovely christmas card love the red and the stamps .hugs jean D xxReplyDelete
Great looking card very festiveReplyDelete
Hi Julia. Great card. I love this ribbon. Makes the best bowsReplyDelete
Love of love
Brilliant make julia - this is so effective - brilliant ribbon xxReplyDelete
Hi Julia, I've taped all your shows today as I always like to watch you on C&CReplyDelete
I see your cards daily as I'm subscribed to your blog, but this is my first comment to you.
Thanks for the inspiration,
Angela in S. Wales x
Beautiful card and loved watching you on C&C today was watching on catch up but loved watching you using the new stamps. Loved the red card you made especially as I don't normally do red for anything. I've decided to do all my charity Christmas card in red and white.ReplyDelete
All the best Pauline ( freedom99)
Lovely card Julia. Love the colours. Red and white so beautiful.ReplyDelete
What a lovely christmassy card - love red and white together. Well done Julia.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stamping and embossing. Love the red and white color scheme and wonderful layers. The bow is so pretty. Well done!ReplyDelete
Lovely card! Really like the versatility of these stamps. Will have to wait until Monday night to watch your Shows but it's always nice to have a treat in store.
Hope today's shows went well.
Thanks again, Julia,
Beautiful card...love the Cosmic Shimmer red pearl dots they really make the card seem complete. The stamps are gorgeous tooReplyDelete
I love that you have only used red and white on the card, I'm sat here taking notes. Looking forward to seeing your next show.
Take Care Kath x
Great card Julia, I have also enjoyed watching the demos on C&CReplyDelete
Great card Julia, love the red & white colour scheme. Best wishes from Susan McG xReplyDelete
Beautiful card Julia. I love the versatility of these stamps. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Lovely positive comment on a lovely festive card!ReplyDelete
Morning Julia, so nice to have you do a blog hop! A great card, love just the red and white, very bright and cheerful.ReplyDelete