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I just love crafting, the messier the better. Have been crafting all my days but in the last 16 years have been doing more and more. My obsession began with making cards and from there I have tried many different forms of crafting. Great fan of Tim_Holtz love all his products would love to own them all one day. Graphic 45 is another must have for me and again would love to have it all. And then there is Prima well what can a girl say, just simply stunningly beautiful. Really enjoying the vintage, shabby chic and steampunk styles which are very much in vogue at the minute. Love Lace and Pearl trim, you might be seeing a fair bit of it all on here. xx Please keep calling past and enjoy my crafting journey with me. Great Big Huge Hugs Becca xxx


Wednesday 13 June 2012

Junk/Smash Journal Swap
UK & Ireland Craft Swaps on Facebook

I can upload this now as my partner now has her journal :-)

Make & create any size and theme Junk/Smash Journal! make a least 10 pages.... 

I have never made a Junk/Smash Journal before so this was completely new for me, but I really enjoyed putting the Journal together The finished Journal measured 10"x8".  Front and back covers are papers from DCWV Vintage Collage collection, Beautiful papers and I didn't think adding anything more to the cover was necessary.

Added a handmade charm onto the jump ring at the top and tied on some pink and black lace to each jump ring.

Made a pocked out of a 5x5 envelope and secured with a tab type fixing.

Using tabs cut out from the Prima Almanac Collection and made a couple of extra ones myself using black cardstock and a white pen.

Throughout the journal (above and below) I made double sided pockets which also have pocket in the centre

Added a few sentiments throughout using Sizzix Framlits and Stamps - Labels, Fancy #2.

Made a pocket on the inside of the back cover to hold a few extra goodies for Kerry to add to the Journal or use in another project.  Attached Black stretch lace on back cover to use as a closure to wrap round front and hold everything inside.

The beuatiful Front and Back Covers, oh those DCWV papers are so so pretty.
What better way to show them to there full potential than use them on a Journal?

So glad you like your Journal Kerry and hope it is useful to you.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Bex xxx


vintagebutton said...

Bex, this is wonderful, I really like this. the colours are striking and very vintage.

Becka xxx

Beccalite said...

Thank you Becka, I really enjoyed making this not bad for a first attempt I though. DCWV papers are lush and what a great way to showcase them :-) Hugs Becca xx