Sunday, July 22, 2012

I'm off on Holidays !!

A very short post but a goody for me lol - One more sleep and im up, up and away ..... woo hoo been hanging for this holiday for awhile now. I have had some busy times of late so all the relaxing, sun, food and cocktails coming my way will be awesome and I will return refreshed....... well thats the plan lol !!!!

As I leave you for a few weeks - I wanted to share this journal with you. I created it for a special girl who is turning 18 - today actually - Happy Birthday Latoyah xxx

 Finnabair style with lots of Helmar goodies...................
front inside cover
 back inside cover
back cover

sorry not time to tell you more..... only pics today !!
have a wicked time - im pretty I will be!!
take care until next time

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mr Squiggle

Mr Squiggle & my son Jess were my inspiration today! I used to love watching Mr Squiggle when i was a little girl - loved Mr Blackboard too hehehe...... & I often find Jess with miniature pencils, I am unsure if its a fascination with the pencil sharpen or just the fact he likes tiny pencils. Is this a boy thing I wonder ???
How cute is Mr Squiggle?? 
Here's my inspirational Faber Castell & Helmar Journal
  i started out with canvas journal covers, torn pieces of paper and Helmar's Decoupage Glue
 I'm a little addicted to Helmar's Decoupage Glue of late i find it so easy to use and love the clear drying factor.
 I glued away until both front and backs were covered, then added some Tim Holtz Tissue Tapes (this was an after thought once doing the inside covers to tie it all together) On the inside I made pockets from envelopes and covered them with Tim Holtz Tissue Tapes and sealed them with Helmar's Decoupage Glue.
 the next is our little secret OK ??? ssshhhhh dont tell Faber Castell that i am a wrecker lol......
 How cool do these look ??

I glued the Faber Castell Pencils down with Helmar's 450 Glue, took some shavings and placed them around each colour while Helmar's Decoupage Glue was still a tad wet this let them stick where i needed them. I grabbed a piece of ruler ribbon and attached it to a piece of chippy to add strength with Helmar's Acid Free Glue. For my next trick i took Helmar's Antique Acrylic Sealer and sealed the front and back covers completely - its a great satin look with a vintage feel to it !!
but wait there's more.................
I had another little helper too - Meet Ab - she is 2 and a bit and loves to draw so when she spied all my Faber Castell goodies she wanted to play !!
 and here is Ab's master piece - the first page in my journal.

thanks for stopping by - remember to keep my secret lol.
until next time take care and happy creating

Friday, July 6, 2012

Playing with Epiphany & Helmar

We have team up with Epiphany Crafts and i got to play with these gorgeous products
 They are so easy to use and the list is endless of what you can create. 
I have a tag to share with you incorporating these gorgeous products and Helmar Adhesives.
 I used Pion Design Papers - Studio of Memories as the base papers and layers and then fussy cut some flowers. The flower centers are pearls adhered with Gemstone Glue.
I put the stickers Love You (not to straight mind you lol) on some paper and used the Shape Studio Tool Oval 25 & Shape Studio Accessories Bubble Caps Oval 25 along with some Gemstone Glue to bring to life my 'LOVE YOU' .
To add dimension I used Silicone Adhesive/Sealant this works along the same lines as  Liquid Scrap Dots so if you cant find one of them the other will do the same magic :-)
LOOK - how great is that dimension and solid too - love it !!
it adds that special touch don't you think?

That's it from me for now until next time take care and happy creating

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Helmar Red White and Blue Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Helmar Red White and Blue Hop. We have a bunch of wonderful projects to share with all of you and wanted to celebrate the colors of our design team with you. Australia, Canada and America are shining brightly, so grab a glass of your favorite beverage and lets get hopping.

If you get lost along the way, you will find the order below. Make sure you leave your comments on every stop for your chance to win. We will select 1 Canadian, 1 American, and 1 Australian individual. So that is 3 prizes total. Now lets get hopping.

If you are hopping along you should have come from Susan's blog .........

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi yep you guessed it I'm an Aussie...... I was rather excited about this hop and thought yeah i can do this and i can do that... then realised everything was in storage  :-(
So the thinking cap went on and off again, DH added his suggestion  'why don't you do up my esky thats real Aussie'  Yep a great suggestion  (god love him) but what he didn't realise was i left it to the last minute (too busy entertaining our guests from down south) and the time factor wasn't there .... oops.............

With all this in mind and time running away from me i reached for my Premium Craft Glue, some washi tape, flowers, mists and altered this plain white tin in about 10 mins, tied this little Aussie Tin to it - how's that for quick.  Premium Craft Glue is a great all rounder from sticking paper to paper, paper to metal and metal to metal it does the trick every time. So when your running a little late and want to add your little touch Helmar's always be there to save your day!!

  Thanks so much for stopping by don't forget to leave your comment for your chance to WIN!
Now head on over to JJ's blog and see what she has been up too.
 Have fun and good luck with the prizes up for grabs..........................
Got to LOVE that Helmar goodness !!
Until next time take care

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Thanks for spending a little bit of your weekend with Helmar. Enjoy