It seems that whenever I get the chance, I really like to make a book. So I felt obliged to make my journal into a book, it also helps that I'm not a huge fan of the standard ring bound option... The binding I did for this was a Coptic stitch. I've done a few of these now but I think this is the most successful so far.
We're told not to 'over design' our journals since the content is of most importance. Perhaps foil blocking the front is maybe a bit too much, but hopefully I've managed to strike some sort of balance between design and content.