Monday, 30 May 2011

HERE IS MY CHUNKY BOOK

This may take some time, so grab a brew and have a sit down but above all, enjoy.






My gorgeous January page from the super talented Gez.












I was given February for my page. I made this one to remind me of the amazing time I had at Tim's workshop.










April showers is the theme for this months page made for me by the super dooper uber talented friendly famous Lindsay. I know Lindsay does not have Tim's rosette die so all these little parasols have been painstainkingly hand folded. Wow!








The May page is both gorgeous front and back made for me by the extremely clever Elaine. The lily of the valley are hand painted.







Hilda made my June page. This page is so tactile I just keep stroking it. Love the colour.







Just had to show you both sides of my July page. The colours are fabulous and just look at those fibres. The little verse gives me the hope of warm sunshine to come. Thank you Zoe.





Can you make out the detail on the edge of this very clever September page. I know Karen was worried about having September as her page but I'm sure you'll agree with me, it's really clever and so neat. I love it.









Now how did I know that my October page by our super leader of this swap, Sheila, would contain Tim's skeleton? Such a clever page which is full of detail and colour.





How Sonja managed to cut the intricate edge of this mount board page is beyond me. My Big shot struggles even with Tim's dies. I love the tree and all it's leaves falling down the hill makes my November page seem real. Have a look at the back too.
Some fancy distressing there. Brilliant.






December just wouldn't be right without Santa, and Cheryl has stamped this lovely page for me. I think it's really lovely and given me an idea for my own Xmas cards this year.





There you go then, book closed.
A couple of crafters had to pull out and I'm sure they are distraught about that. However, I know one is feeling better now but hope having a look at my fabulous book will cheer them up a bit.
A great big THANK YOU to Sheila for organising this swap, for making the covers and for putting the books together. I'm really happy with mine and will show it off at every opportunity.

7 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous book you will treasure this I know XOXO Zoe

Gez said...

OOoh Joanne your book looks amazing..I love all the different edges & what a great idea for a book. Definately something to treasure. Enjoy!

Thanks again for letting me make you a page it was great fun!

Heather said...

Lovely book, Joanne. A real shame I had to drop out of this swap, but at the time it couldn't be helped - I just wouldn't have been able to complete it or do the pages justice! Starting to get back into a bit of crafting again now though (just have to pace myself cos of my silly hand)!!! Heather x

Artyjen said...

Looks like everyone had fun in the making of it. February's page is a winner! ;)
xoxo Sioux

kjjc said...

So pleased you liked the one I did for you Joanne.Great book with lovely pages there.

She said...

Looks great doesn't it Joanne? Loved hosting this swap...thank you for taking part and for your gorgeous pages. Glad you like your book. S x

soniajones said...

absolutely fab - cant wait to see it in the 'flesh'- xx