View Full Version : Chunkie: Corset Shaped Chunky Pages - due November 13th

Sue W
08-20-2009, 10:12 PM
Corset Shaped Chunky Pages *** Pages posted 25/11/09 ***
Due date: 13th November
Signup /withdraw date: 2nd November
Number of participants: 15
Number of pages: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 (whatever number of pages you send, that is the number you will get back)

This swap is for corset shaped chunky pages; all types of media are welcome. This means you can create your pages using one or more media, such as; hand painted/drawn, mixed media, collage, digital, fabric, stamping etc. To keep the pages uniform I require that you use this template: 31477. This will make the corset approximately 4 inches wide and 4 3/4 inches long.

Swap Guidelines:

Please make sure your pages are sturdy, you could use mat board or several layers of watercolour paper or cardstock. Please only send your best work; if you find it difficult to part with your pages then you’ve hit the right mark!
The binding will be on the left hand side of the page, please leave 1/2" free for this purpose.
You can make these pages super chunky by using fibres, ribbon, beads or any other embellishment that takes your fancy; however don’t make the embellishments heavy as the postage will be too expensive.
I will pay for return postage (international and local). However please ensure you send your pages in a sturdy envelope / mailer as I will be reusing it to send your pages back to you. To enable me to do this please include a large self-addressed label. An additional chunky page is always welcome but by no means essential.
All pages need to be in my hands by 13 November 2009, no exceptions. When you are ready to send your pages PM me for my address.
The backs of the pages should be decorated nicely, as they are seen in the book. Maybe some decorative paper or a stamp, please ensure that your real name, user name, swap name, e-mail address are included on the back as well.


blue = received

1) hayward cs
2) aznfg
3) Thalia
4) Lucinda Stumped
5) Penlowe
6) adriayna
7) jonquil
8) leopardmuse
9) Nancy
10) smokeysmom
11) Sewingbea

Not this time
1) Aprilrain, the Mad Catter. betzzz, Princess Scary

08-20-2009, 11:26 PM
This sounds like fun :D Dare I venture off into the World of Chunkies?

Sue W
08-20-2009, 11:41 PM
Jump in ... the waters lovely and warm! ;)

The Mad Catter
08-21-2009, 12:47 AM
Oh my, corsets! I must try this! Please, may I play too?

08-21-2009, 01:16 AM
Alright, you talked me into it. :D Count me in. (My FIRST ever chunkies! How nerve wracking, how exciting, how fun. LOL)

08-21-2009, 01:51 AM
The swap sounds neat. I would like to join. I imagine making a bunch of Madonna costumes.

Sue W
08-21-2009, 02:47 AM
Welcome the mad hatter, hayward cs and aznfg. Madonna costumes sound cool ... especially the pointy bits! :swoon:

08-21-2009, 05:14 AM
oh, wow, me please, please, please *does that thing little kids do where they stretch their hand really far in the air and put their finger on their lips so they look good and you pick them* :jiggy:

08-21-2009, 06:25 AM
Sounds good and I`m collecting corset chunkies anyway. Please add me :D

Sue W
08-21-2009, 06:41 AM
Welcome Princess Scary and Thalia ... I'm glad you want to join in on the fun! ;)

The Mad Catter
08-21-2009, 08:25 AM
hee hee, That's Mad Catter! We are very similar, The Mad Hatter and me...only with one unique difference... I have an insane number of cats living in my hat! :jiggy: Happy to be here!

Lucinda Stumped
08-21-2009, 08:36 AM
Oh may I join in too! I love corsets!

Sue W
08-21-2009, 04:05 PM
oooops sorry mad catter ... I'll look for my brain today! Welcome Lucinda Stumped. :)

08-21-2009, 06:12 PM
mmmmm... more shaped chunkies.... sign me up please!

you people have no idea how much ribbon, trims, buttons & other notions i own! Bwahahahaha!!!

08-21-2009, 06:19 PM
I so want to join this! I am so in! I have a question though--can we send more than 3/3?

08-21-2009, 07:32 PM
If she is still on her Hostess Learners Permit we could 1 on 1 swap a few ;) I know I'll make more than three.

08-21-2009, 07:37 PM
OOoooo, I would be willing to make more that 3 too :D Corsets are cool ;) (And, apparently, I am a dork :yes: LOL)

08-21-2009, 09:50 PM
this is right up my alley and plenty of time to get organised - sign me up please

08-21-2009, 11:57 PM
OOohhh me too! And here I was to make a real corset for an medieval event next weekend-this will be way more fun!

Sue W
08-22-2009, 09:05 AM
Welcome Penlowe, adriayna, jonquil and leopardmuse ... glad you want to join the fun! More than happy for people to make more than 3 pages, sooooo people can either do 3 for 3 or 6 for 6. I'll change the swap details. :) :)

08-22-2009, 09:47 AM
Ok, great! Cause 3 pages doesn't make a very good chunky book, lol!

08-22-2009, 10:26 AM
Sign me up too please. Since I am finally getting caught up on my other swaps i can now make room for this. This looks so fun. Thanks! :D

08-22-2009, 12:18 PM
Is there still room for me ? This sounds so fun........

Sue W
08-22-2009, 04:48 PM
Welcome to the fun aprilrain and Nancy. :) :)

08-22-2009, 07:37 PM
I've made 5 so far and am not even half way through my stack of fabrics I pulled out to use....:eek:

08-22-2009, 07:38 PM
Can I join this swap?

Sue W
08-22-2009, 08:28 PM
Welcome smokeysmom ... glad you want to join the fun. :) :)

Sue W
08-22-2009, 08:30 PM
Love your enthusiasm penlowe ... I can already feel ‘corset shaped chunky pages revisited ‘already!

08-23-2009, 12:00 AM
Some swap themes I make the required number & I'm happy and that's that. Sometimes you just cant stop....

Sue W
08-24-2009, 01:39 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing what you have created! :) :)

08-24-2009, 02:47 PM
these are the ones for the swap. I'm going to let my other ideas simmer ;)
The black one is satin, not leather (that's just a reflection from my desk lamp.) The one with buttons actually opens & closes :shocked:

08-24-2009, 03:05 PM
Those are SAAAA-WEET! Makes me want to shove everything else aside and get started on these LOL

08-24-2009, 03:08 PM
I'm one of those do-it-as-soon-as-I-sign-up people, if I don't the inspiration doesn't come & it's awful.

The Mad Catter
08-24-2009, 03:11 PM
great corsets Penlowe!! :)

Lucinda Stumped
08-24-2009, 04:37 PM
wonderful corsets, Penlowe! i need to get started on mine!

08-24-2009, 06:50 PM
i would like to join this one please.

08-24-2009, 09:48 PM
I'm working on mine--two partially done! :)

Sue W
08-24-2009, 10:10 PM
Welcome sjfergusson. :) Very cool corsets penlowe ;)

Sue W
08-25-2009, 05:33 PM
Welcome Sewingbea. :)

08-27-2009, 12:13 AM
Sounds interesting...wish to join in the fun.

Sue W
08-27-2009, 04:45 PM
Welcome betzzz :) OK ... we are full now! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations. :jiggy:

08-29-2009, 09:37 AM
I wish that I had seen this one earlier!
May I please be placed on a waitng list?

Sue W
08-29-2009, 04:38 PM
Thanks artandsoul, I've placed you on the wait list ... :)

09-01-2009, 02:12 PM
I am complete! Ready for an address to mail to please :)

Lucinda Stumped
09-01-2009, 06:00 PM
My first 2 are in my gallery. For some reason I couldn't load them into the thread. :( But I hope everyone likes what I have done.

09-01-2009, 06:37 PM
I'm a dork and already had your address! so now it's all ready to go! lots of mail getting posted out tomorrow :D

Sue W
09-01-2009, 11:30 PM
Cool corsets Lucinda Stumped :) :)

Lucinda Stumped
09-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Thank you :) :)

Lucinda Stumped
09-08-2009, 11:00 PM
Again,..... I can't get the rest of my cards to load into the thread. :( But I have them in my gallery.

I hope everyone likes them. :)

09-09-2009, 09:08 AM
Lucinda those are so pretty. I love your beading on them.Wonderful job!

The Mad Catter
09-09-2009, 09:15 AM
Lu, awesome corsets!! Beautiful!!

Lucinda Stumped
09-09-2009, 09:22 AM
Thank you! :)

Sue W
09-15-2009, 04:05 PM
Penlowe your beautiful corsets arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon ... thank you for the extras, it's wonderful of you! :) :)

09-17-2009, 01:28 PM
Everyone's corsets are looking awesome!!!

09-18-2009, 06:58 PM
Here are my first three corset chunky pages. I'll be trading 6 total, plus an extra for our lovely Hostess:)

Lucinda Stumped
09-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Those are very pretty!

09-19-2009, 03:50 PM
Here are the rest of my corset chunky pages:

09-19-2009, 03:53 PM
All of my Corset Chunky Pages are backed with handmade paper (thank you adriayna) that I made at adriayna's house before she moved, and decorated so the back looks nice. Hope you like.

Lucinda Stumped
09-19-2009, 04:23 PM
those are wonderfull! i love the black one with the feathers. :)

09-20-2009, 09:39 AM
Maggie, those are awesome! I'm glad to see you are putting the paper to good use :)

Sue W
09-20-2009, 06:19 PM
Wow ... they are looking amazing! Love the one with the black feathers. :) :)

Sue W
09-28-2009, 04:03 PM
smokeysmom your fantastic pages have arrived ... thank you for all the extras! :jiggy:

Lucinda Stumped
10-01-2009, 03:48 PM
My corsets are on their way to Australia. :)

Sue W
10-01-2009, 05:21 PM
Thanks for letting me know ... I'm excited to see them! :) :)

The Mad Catter
10-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Sue, I have to withdraw. I haven't been able to make anything for this swap that I feel is worthy of sharing with anyone. Sorry, maybe next time! :(

Sue W
10-03-2009, 05:15 PM
Thanks for letting me know Mad Catter ... I appreciate it. :) :)

10-06-2009, 06:45 PM
Sue, my pages went out to you last week. I hope they make it ok!

Sue W
10-06-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks for letting me know ... can't wait to see them! :jiggy: :jiggy:

Sue W
10-08-2009, 11:04 PM
Your very pretty corsets have arrived Adrianya ... thank you for the extra corset it is very much appreciated. :) :)

10-10-2009, 11:01 AM
I suppose I should finally start on mine. I have a couple of ideas and already bought some nice little embellishments. And guess what! Today I wore for the first time a corset and I love it! Some day I definitely have to buy one. :-D

10-13-2009, 09:54 AM
Three corsets are done and in my gallery. Hope the Moulin Rouge one is alright? I altered the shape a little bit, because I thought this shape meet the theme of this corset better. If the size is a problem just let me know, I have a couple of other ideas and I`m working on a fairy corset too.

Sue W
10-13-2009, 03:28 PM
Thalia your corsets look terrific! I don't think the way you've changed the top of your 'moulin rouge' corset will be an issue. Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh. :) :)

Sue W
10-13-2009, 03:31 PM
A gentle reminder that pages are due in a month ... international participants should be thinking of posting their pages within the next couple of weeks to make sure they arrive on time. :) :)

10-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Just a note yo let you know that I mailed my pages today.......

Sue W
10-17-2009, 02:18 AM
Thanks for letting me know Nancy ... :) :)

Sue W
10-19-2009, 03:11 AM
Lucinda Stumped your beautiful corsets have arrived ... I love the beading. :) :)

Sue W
10-21-2009, 10:50 PM
Thank you for letting me know! :) :)

10-22-2009, 05:02 AM
Oh my, I really manged to forget sending my pages off!:swoon:
But I will do right tomorrow. I promise. ;-)

Sue W
10-22-2009, 09:46 PM
Thanks for letting know Thalia! :) :)

10-27-2009, 06:05 PM
I'm getting ready to put my info on the back, but wanted to find out how everyone else was doing it before I did. :D Soooo, how are y'all adding your stuff to the backs (My backs are decorated, but not to the same extent that the fronts are. I could add a sticky with the info or something like that. Hmmm...)

10-27-2009, 08:37 PM
I just wrote on mine, I'm kinda boring that way. that and if I try and write really tiny no one can read my handwriting.

10-29-2009, 10:05 AM
The ones for the swap are finished. I am going to make an extra one just in case the shells on the 'sea' one break in route (and if they don't, then BONUS for our hostess :D ) As soon as it is finished, these babies are getting mailed. ;)
I really had fun making these :D

10-29-2009, 10:59 AM
Is it OK if I withdraw? sorry but Im really not happy with what Ive come up with :(

Sue W
10-29-2009, 10:09 PM
Sorry for not checking in the last couple of days, my mum had a nasty fall early this week. I have been in Sydney for most of the week with her at the hospital. Thankfully her operation went well and she has been sent to her local hospital for a week or so before she goes home. I'll be home for awhile and then I'll be heading to her place to help dad look after her. I'll be able to swap out on time as I'll be back in Canberra by then.

Sue W
10-29-2009, 10:12 PM
PrincessScary no problems about withdrawing .... sometimes the creative juices just don't flow. The backs of the corsets should be decorated nicely, but you don't have to go to as much trouble as the front of the corset. I know that three packages have arrived but at the moment until I return to canberra I don't know who they are from.

10-30-2009, 08:09 PM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow :D

Sue W
11-04-2009, 12:19 AM
Thanks hayward cs .... I'm looking forward to seeing them! :) ;)

Sue W
11-06-2009, 03:40 PM
I returned home last night and I had received lots of wonderful packages from aznfg, thalia, sewingbea, Nancy and Leopardmuse. Thank you for your wonderful creations and extras ... very much appreciated! :)

11-07-2009, 01:22 AM
Yah! I was worried mine would take a world tour or something. Looking forward to seeing the returns. I've been so corset obsessed I got one and wore it for Halloween!

Sue W
11-08-2009, 04:02 PM
Very cool ... not long to go before I'll be sending the returns out! :) :)

11-09-2009, 06:32 PM
mine are just about ready to post - either this afternoon or tomorrow (will express post them either way)

Sue W
11-10-2009, 02:52 PM
Thanks for letting me know Jonquil! :) :)

Sue W
11-12-2009, 11:57 AM
Lisa your beautiful corsets arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon ... thanks for the extra one, it is very much appreciated! :)

11-12-2009, 05:31 PM
Have mine not managed to make it there yet? :(

Sue W
11-13-2009, 05:11 PM
Not as yet hayward CS ... I'm sure they'll arrive early next week. I'll let you know when they arrive.

11-13-2009, 05:42 PM
I wonder what the heck is taking them soooooooo long. Sometimes the mail confuses me LOL

Sue W
11-14-2009, 02:57 PM
I agree the mail and how it travels ... or doesn't confuses me as well! :confused:

Sue W
11-20-2009, 03:38 PM
Your pages haven't arrived as yet hayward cs ... I think they are being held up with the pre Christmas mail etc... They should be here early next week, I'll keep you all posted.

11-20-2009, 03:50 PM
:cry::cry::cry: I have no idea where they are. I mailed them on Halloween morning. They should be there by now. Do you think that I should go to the PO and ask them if they can tell me anything? (I have the Customs Form #.)

11-21-2009, 12:06 AM
Actually US customs form numbers are traceable as far as US customs, just like a DC. You can go to USPS.com & type it in. Now if it's tracked as far as Aus. mail, then who knows.

Sue W
11-21-2009, 06:49 PM
Sounds good to me ... fingers crossed they turn up soon! :) :)

11-21-2009, 07:16 PM
I checked the USPS website and it just said that they were accepted into the system on the 31st. I am going to go up on Monday and see if the actual people can tell me anything more.

11-21-2009, 10:43 PM
SueW, since we're past the swap end date, will you be mailing returns soon? I only ask because I'm moving out of state December 18th?

Sue W
11-22-2009, 06:05 PM
I know what it's like to move interstate .... absolute craziness to try and get things arranged in time! Would it be possible to post to your new address, or would that be too difficult? I'm hoping the last package will arrive early this week. I'll swap out the day it arrives and hopefully I can catch the post the same day, if not then first thing the next day.

Sue W
11-24-2009, 06:43 AM
Woo hoo .... your pages arrived this afternoon hayward cs. I'll swap out tomorrow morning and get them in the post before I go to work. :) :)

11-24-2009, 10:17 AM
WWWWAAAAHHHHOOOO!!! I am soooooooo glad that they arrived :D I was afraid that they had been lost forever in the abyss we call the postal system LOL

Sue W
11-24-2009, 04:34 PM
I've swapped the pages out and I'm off to the post office this morning ... if I haven't given you I-trader please let me know. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this swap, I had great difficulty parting with these pages ... there were some stunning creations! :) :)

Lucinda Stumped
11-24-2009, 06:20 PM
Yay! Can't wait to see my returns! :)

12-02-2009, 07:30 PM
I received the most beautiful corset pages today! I am so impressed! My thanks to our lovely hostess and to these great artists, whose corsets I received: Adriayna, Jonquil and the lovely Nora Bear...I have to check the names on the other three..be right back :)

12-02-2009, 07:38 PM
OK, my thanks to these wonderful ladies for their beautiful Corset Pages: Penlowe, Sewingbea and Leopardmuse, your Corsets are to die for! Thank you all so much! I love all of my "returns", everyone did amazing work:)

12-02-2009, 07:49 PM
I Goofed, I didn't receive a Corset from NoraBear...it's from Anna Held, Scottsdale, AZ, sorry hon, I can't read your User Name??? Thank you-I wish I could leave you rep. points, but I don't know who you are? Please PM me if you read this post:)

12-03-2009, 03:20 AM
whoohoo! So glad you got yours first smokeysmom-with the move and all! I had fun making them . How is everyone going to bind theirs?

Sue W
12-03-2009, 03:15 PM
I'm glad they are starting to arrive ... I have put mine together using a tassle I made.

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12-03-2009, 06:04 PM
OOOOOoooo!! You kept the Mermaid one ((jumps up and down)) I LURVED that one :yes: It was my favorite

12-03-2009, 09:38 PM
I got mine today! Opened by US customs :eek: but approved and all there.
I got pages from:
Lucinda Stumped

Great work all!

Thinking I might string mine together into a banner. And Hayward_cs I loved the wax paper envelope, great idea and it handled the shipping beautifully :)

12-04-2009, 04:25 PM
BEAUTIFUL corsets arrived for me today from jonquil, Adriayna, leopardmuse, sewingbea, Penlowe, and aznfg.
Thanks so much for hosting this fun swap Sue! :D

12-05-2009, 01:06 AM
I got my corsets today. They are all fantastic. They've come from Adrianya, Penlowe, hayward cs, sewing be, smokey's mom and Thalia. Thank you to Sue for hosting and to everyone else for playing.

Sue W
12-05-2009, 01:07 AM
I'm glad everyone is pleased with their returns ... :) :)

12-05-2009, 05:53 AM
Mine arrived too :D from Lucinda Stumped, aznfg and sewingbea. Great work ladies, thank you so much! And of course thanks to Sue W. I`m ready for the next corset swap ;)

Lucinda Stumped
12-09-2009, 07:57 PM
yay! i have rec'd mine! thank you to Sue W. for this cool corset swap.

also thank you to:
Thalia, Sewingbea, and Penlowe

off to leave itrader and rep. :)

Sue W
12-26-2009, 06:42 PM
I hope everyone is happy with the corsets they have received .... thank you one and all for playing and contributing such lovely work! :jiggy: ;)