Thursday, 27 June 2013

Journal Book Cover

Hi everyone I'd like to share with you a step by step on how I created my journal book cover.
Start with a hardcover book and remove all of the pages.
  PicMonkey Collage
Using Helmar Tacky Craft Glue  put a nice thick layer  of the glue over the the outsie of the book cover.   For best results make sure that you have a nice white thick layer.
Using an open flame (I like to use a candle) carefully and slowly burn the glue by passing it slowly over the open flame.  This process is time consuming and should not be rushed, keep passing the glued cover over the flame until the entire cover is burnt, as seen below.   Note that as you burn the glue it will bubble up and stretch, this creates the amazing texture.
Once the cover is burnt gently(as the glue underneath is often still not set) wipe with a soft cloth to remove the soot.
After leaving the cover for a couple of hours ( I left mine overnight) to allow the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue to dry completely, rub the cover over with Inka Gold.
Don't forget to shine up the cover with a soft cloth.
Book7Here is a close up of the amazing texture that is achieved from the Helmar Tacky Craft Glue.
Finish off the Journal, lining the inside of the cover with printed paper using Helmar Acid Free Glue. Use eyelets and seem binding to hold in your pages.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing this project as much I as enjoyed making it
Till next time

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Paw Prints on my Heart

Another quick share with a layout of my gorgeous furbaby, Tiger Lily. 
I created this layout using plenty of Scrap FX and Helmar for a sketch over at Skissedilla.  

Products used:

Till next time
Happy Creating

EDIT:  This post has been highlighted on the Party Time Tuesday Blog where a wonderful Design Team posts daily to inspire you. On Tuesdays they have weekly challenges offering prizes for participants. Go check Party Time Tuesdays Your Daily Dose out! Your going to love it!

Friday, 21 June 2013


Thought I'd share a layout I created recently. 
Just a quick layout of one of my fav photo's of my hubby and I....

Now don't forget we currently have a great challenge on the Scrap FX blog, it's your chance to get featured on the blog, how cool is that, here's the details again...

We want to see your card creations featuring ScrapFX products! So starting now until July 15th upload them to our Facebook page and show us what you got. Don’t have Facebook? Its okay, leave us a link here in the comments section and we’ll come visit you. Please be sure to leave a direct link. The Design Team will get together to decide on who really rocked the hizz-ouse based on creativity and of course how you made ScrapFX shine!! This cardmaker will be the winner of the prize pack shown on the Facebook page and you will be featured right here on the blog!! So what are you waiting for? The cardmaking frenzy starts now! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!

Till next time
happy creating

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

More Scrap FX

Hi  today I have a  couple of layouts I have done for Scrap FX to share with you all.
First up "Magnificent" a layout sharing my time at the Trevi Fountain in Rome.  
For this layout I made the most of the Nappy Pin Journal Spots and the new Wood Grain Stencil to transform them into an extra embellishment.
A way to change these pieces from a baby's page to use on any layout.
Here you can see the mini Sun used just as a filler for a bit of movement.
the products I used to create this layout:

Next up another layout "Moments"
For this layout I used the Honeycomb Patchwork stencil to paint the background pattern.  As this is a chipboard stencil it is easy to use to create a painted image .  I also had fun using the Mini Wings with a clock face on this layout.  The new mini shapes are so versatile and I think I'm in lurve. On this layout I used the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to make the title stand up on the page.
Products used in creating this layout:
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you're feeling inspired.  I hope to see you sharing your creations of the Scrap FX facebook page soon.
till next time, happy creating