The journal is hand made, using traditional book binding methods. It has hard covers in smooth saffron yellow cloth, with a rounded spine.
A circular inset on the front cover features a design of lions from a C19th Persian illustration. The same paper is used for the end papers at front and back of the book. The headbands are red and saffron yellow.
The book contains 80 pages (160 sides) of good quality recycled cream paper, with a smooth texture. The paper is suitable for pen, pencil and other dry media (though dense marker ink would probably bleed through).
Measurements : 8.75″ x 6.25″ / 22.5cm x 16cm.
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A label can be attached to the first page of the book. This can be a rectangle, or another shape and it can be plain, or have one or two lines of text printed on it. Please see my label listings for details.
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This book is a one-off item and, for your security, it will be posted to you by Royal Mail “Signed For” delivery. The delivery is tracked and a signature will be needed on receipt.
LizzieMade Hand Bound Books is run by me, Liz Gillum, from a studio in Bedfordshire.
I am a book-binder and have been selling my hand-made books for a number of years. There’s something about Paper that I have always found alluring and fascinating.
Discovering how to create books was exciting for me. I love the process of designing and making a book, from just a pile of paper, leather and fabric, to the finished item.
I also love to have the input of my customers, to design and make them something extra special, for their wedding, party, christening, or just to keep and use for themselves.
To know that a piece of my work – one of my books – is loved and appreciated by other people – even those I have never met – all over the world, is a wonderful feeling. To produce something that is special, just for that person, is amazing.
I love my job!
*** I ship worldwide. Items are shipped as quickly as possible, once payment has cleared.
*** I will use first-class post for smaller items and will keep a proof-of-posting receipt. However, if you wish me to, I can use a tracked delivery service, for an additional cost.
*** Please allow up to 1 week for UK shipping, up to 2 weeks for Euro-zone and 4 weeks for shipping to the Rest of the World, including rest of Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand. If you live in a less accessible area, or you know that shipping takes more time, do allow for this when you place your order.
*** I use Tracked Airmail Delivery for all Guest Book, Album and Custom Orders, also larger journals and leather books. The delivery targets are between 1 and 7 days, depending on the location.
*** If you wish me to ship your smaller Ready-to-Ship order by Tracked delivery, this can be done, for an additional fee (currently around £2 - £10, depending on size and weight of item).
*** Generally, deliveries to UK and Europe take less than a week, to USA/Canada around 7-14 days; however, items shipped outside UK are subject to local Customs laws and may be delayed, if Customs in the receiving country wishes to inspect the package. Therefore, I suggest allowing a further week or two, to ensure your item reaches you in plenty of time.
*** Please be aware that countries have their own rules about import of goods. Your Customs department may impose an Import Charge on your package. It is the buyer's responsibility to pay any charges levied. LizzieMade can not predict or be responsible for these charges. If you wish to be certain that there will be no import tax, I would recommend checking your local regulations before purchase.
*** Cancellation - You can cancel an order and get a refund from LizzieMade within fourteen days of receipt of the item, provided the item has not been used. Faulty items can be returned within six months of payment being made.
*** Standard Distance Selling Regulations returns policy applies to all ready-made items, except when a customised label has been purchased and attached to the book, or other personalisation has been made. If an item has been personalised it is then not eligible for return, unless it is faulty. However, if there should be a problem with your order, do contact me and I will do my best to resolve it to your satisfaction. Similarly, commissioned items can not be returned unless there is a fault.
*** Return Postage - For returned items, you will bear the cost of return postage, except in the case of faulty items, when your postage will be refunded to you. If you wish to cancel your order and/or return an item, please contact LizzieMade for information. You may request a Returns Form, however you are not required to complete one if you do not wish to and not doing so does not affect your consumer rights.