Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Helmar Friend

Hello all,

Michelle here in Adelaide, South Australia.

As most of my fellow scrappers know I am a mad crazy hand cutter and love to also hand colour images to add to my layouts and cards.

Well you may ask what has this got to do with Helmar adhesives ???

I was lucky enough to get some happy mail the other day

And "YES" I was more than spoilt to get all these Helmar goodies.

So to cut a long story short..

I was is need of some more water colour paper for my digital stamps that I hand colour.

UNFORTUNATELY I was unable to get the quality of paper I normally get, as I wasn't at a craft store, but my local shopping centre.

HOWEVER.. I did come across two A4 water colour 30 sheet pad that were ONLY $1.10!! Now I am not one to resist a bargain and they BOTH ended up on my trolley!

So I got home and printed off my digital images and went to water colour them,as I would normally with my water colour pens and water brushes only to find that the darn ink from the images started to run!!!

I was getting really frustrated until I realised that the paper was of a much lighter weight and I needed to find a solution quick!

This is where I made friends with a Helmar product I had NEVER tried and now LIVES in my adhesive trolley!

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative!!!!!

Yes.. I know I have you wondering what the heck I did with this....

Well..... I got curious as the whether this would work with water colour paper, digitally printed images and then water colouring.  All I can say is OMG !!!!! It works a treat !!!!!

It is as simple as printing your images on an ink jet printed onto the water colour paper,  lightly misting the paper with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and then water colouring to your hearts content ! It is that simple !! I then gave the finished image a light mist over the top to protect it before I cut the images out.

Here's a few of the cards I created that day that I found my new Helmar Friend !!!

I have found another Helmar product that has surprised me with how well it works. I am most impressed and cannot wait to get crafting with my Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative again.

TFL,  M x
Helmar Design Team

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SWV March Kit

Looking for a fun kit to play with this month.

Why not check out the layouts I designed for my kit this month at Scrap with V.

I had so much fun playing around with this kits too!

Included In This Kit:

2 x cardstock; 2 x patterned paper (Girl's Paperie); Creative Imaginations lace paper; Trimmings rub-ons; 4 manila tags; Trimmings chipboard pieces; angel wing rub-ons; assorted ribbons; assorted flowers; brads (mini and rhinestone); and Zva Creative rhinestones. Instructions also included.

Additional Items Required:
Adhesive of choice; white paint; brown paint; black pen; brown or black ink; paper trimmer; photos.

Why not check out the rest of the kits out this month.

So many to choose from and ALL at a great price too!

TFL, M x

SWV March Sketch Challenge

Woo-hoo! It's time for a new sketch. Are you ready?

Here is the March Sketch Challenge, with this month's sketch having been designed by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

and here's my take on the sketch

So, are you up for the challenge and a little fun?

The challenge will close at 11:59pm on the 31st March 2012.

Please send your completed layouts to
The winner will be announced early April, and will receive a RAK of goodies

Check out the blog for all the exciting entries so far.

TFL, M x

MAS March Challenge

Here's what up for grabs for this month's challenge at Mad about Scrapping

Its the Clementine Paper Pack from Cosmo Cricket valued at $30!!!!!!!!!!!!

Who wants to win it?????????

THE CHALLENGE - Create a layout using Kraft Cardstock with 2 additional colours. Also on your layout must be book paper and raw chipboard!!!

Layouts must be uploaded by the 25th of March on our Facebook Page to be in the running.

I can't wait to see all your layouts!!!!

Good Luck!!

TFL, M x

MAS Flog it Friday Sale !!!!

Flog It Friday Sale 16th of March 2012 @ 7pm!!!

Join us for our March Flog It Friday Sale!!!!!

16th of March 2012 @ 7pm!!!

They will be a FREE little something for everyone who purchases on the night

 to celebrate Leanne's birthday!!!!

Check out what's up for grabs here!!!!

TFL, M x