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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. I run UK based on-line papercraft and stitchers groups.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

I Bound-It-All

Horrah, a day before it was a year since I got my "Bind-It-All" tool (last Christmas!) and I have at last bound my FIRST ever book.

My Craft Barn Alpha Challenge has the honour of being this first book. I got some Kraft card to stick all the pages to and have been cutting and gluing all day as a result!

The cover page I made today too using some of the stencils I bought at The Craft Barn only last week. I also used Craft Barn colours, and no spiral bound book is rightly finished without the cursory ribbons and a charm. Think it is me jumping for joy.

Here's the pages all together, also pending sticking and then bound at last.

























Was going to pop a couple of double pages in to show it was properly bound but couldn't choose, so you got them all! It is one special book of special days, thank you for the Challenge at The Craft Barn, already looking forward to next year's challenge.

16 comments:

Mooffie said...

It's lovely to see all the pages together! It's been fun, hasn't it!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Huzzah!! You did it BJ, and what a beauty you completed too. Bravo! I have just posted my letter I and my book front image. Phew! What a creative day I've had. Between at work, baking & gift wrapping. All done & dusted, I'm sitting down about ready for some sleep.
Wishing you the merriest of Christmasses and a fun-filled 2014. Thank you for all your support throughout this challenge BJ, it has meant a lot to me :o))

LindaS said...

All your pages Bond toghether looks beautiful. Gorgeous cover. Love the colors and stamping especially the touches of pink dots are cool.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

OMG! lovely The Craft Barn Art Journal :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a gorgeous idea - that's a wonderful book.

Craftyfield said...

Amazing to see all the pages, well done for completing the project! The cover is gorgeous and the Bind-it all makes this a beautiful book.

Elaine said...

Absolutely love your book and well done on the binding. I love your mix of bright colours and it's definitely a treasure for someone in the future!! Happy New Year when it comes!!

Jools Robertson said...

Looks brilliant! So fabulously eclectic and colourful

Claire said...

Wow BJ that looks totally amazing!! You must be really pleased with how's its turned out. And well done on finally using your bind it all! Lol! Claire x

Maggie said...

Fabulous book BJ just finished my covers and linked hope to see you at the new challenge in January.
Happy New Year
MaggieH

Karen Gist said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!! Fabulous cover BJ and your pages look gorgeous inside it! I hope that you like our new challenge as much xxx

butterfliecrafter said...

Fantastic book, great thinking of using all special days, now you have a themed book. But shame on you that it took a whole year until you used your zutter bind it all.

Dawn said...

Beautifully done sweetie, your book looks stunning, well worth all that cutting and sticking tee hee.
Happy New Year too, may 2014 be a fab one for us all x x x x

The Craft Barn said...

Well done on completing the project BJ! Your book looks fab!
Izzy

texascraft said...

Wow your book is just fab BJ well done Janet

Lesley said...

Love your book and well done on completing! I've just finished my book but after the deadline as is usual for me!! xx