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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to share my passion for making hand made greeting cards. So - why "Always with a Heart"? Well this is for two reasons. Firstly, it is because every card I produce always carries a heart on it somewhere. This can be big and bold or small and almost hidden - the fun sometimes is just trying to find it! Secondly it is because I put my heart into everything I produce. I hope that any visitors enjoy seeing what I post. If you drop by then please leave me a comment so that I know you called. It would be nice to know that you have found my heart in what I do.


Friday, 6 May 2011


Hi Everyone

Here I am .. .. bright and early(ish) with my creation for the Get Funky! Challenge.

This month the theme was set by my lovely teamie Debs and she asked for us all to use "spots and stripes" on our creations.

I decided I didn't want to make a card this time as I am a bit predictable with what I post .. . so came up with this:

A bookmark for attaching to the corner of your page.

If you would like to see how I made it then I have put a little tutorial on the Get Funky Challenge blog here.  They are really easy to make and great little fund raisers at fayres or great for popping alongside birthday cards or into party bags.

If you fancy playing along with the Get Funky! challenge this time round it would be great to see you but rember you need to use at least one Funky Hand paper or extra on your project.  If you pop over to the challenge blog you will see that there is a fab free paper available .. .. and you could end up winning a free download of your choice!!  Woo hoo!!

Have a lovely day everyone .. .. not too sure exactly what hubby has planned for today yet .. .. but we do need a journey into town as part of it.

Our garden will get a little bit more attention too but at the moment the noise out there is so loud.  Lots and lots of little birds calling to each other and tweeting and busily flying around the place.  Popping in and out of the hedges and trees.  Some clearly building nests and others just chasing each other!!!  They wear you out just watching them don't they?  Tee hee!!! 

Plus something else I want to know .. .. how come when we had all that wind at the beginning of the week were the birds still able to fly properly and bob along the ground without being blown over?

Anyway that is me for now and I hope I see you over at Get Funky!.

See you again tomorrow.



Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Good idea for a bookmark Jules!
Hugs, Sandra

mustavcoffee said...

Him Jules, lovely idea and design, you got me with the birds? How come? LOL :0) xxx

craftimamma said...

What a great idea Jules. Very useful and pretty into the bargain.

I know what you mean about the birds. It was bedlam in our garden (and it's not very big either) earlier. The sparrows were getting very amorous and the bluetits were warning me off big time.

Have a good day Buddy. BTW Jo's beautiful creation for Jenna arrived this morning. Even my OH said it was lovely!


Nikbee said...

A fab bookmark. I love the colours and the image is great.

Nikki x

Doreen said...

Love your bookmark Jules,love the elephants

Juls said...

ooooh Jules, Thank you so much, I have often seen this stlye of bookmark and have no idea how to make them .... I will be popping over and checking out the tutorial!! ... cute image and I love the purple!

Hugs Juls

Mrs.B said...

Just doing a catch up - again. You have been busy! Lots of gorgeous cards this week.
Avril x

Debs M said...

great papers and love the image! x

Jacee said...

What a lovely change Jules, nice to see something different, I love it!
Hugs Jacee

Lynne K said...

Fab bookmark, Jules! Love the cute elephants! I've been meaning to make one of these for ages and not got round to it. Having looked at your great tutorial, I've now got no excuse! Have a lovely weekend,
Lynne xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely bookmark Jules and thanks for the link! What do you mean 'predictable'? You are never predictable!! The birds are obviously passing the word round that Jules has had her garden done - come take a look! xx

Wishcraft said...

Love your bookmark Jules. Great colour and love the little elephants :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

awesome corner bookmark!!! I love it!

fabulous stamps too, love the ele's!

coops said...

gorgeous bookmark.i love the elephants and perfect wording.will have to hop across and check out the tutorail :D

oooooo its really raining here and thunder and lightening :S

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love the gorgeous bookmark. Very cute ellies and fab shiny hearts. I'm enjoying watching the birdies in the garden eating the fat balls we put out.

Donna x

Kylie said...

Very cute bookmark Jules and thanks so much for the great tutorial! :o)

Kylie xx

Mags said...

You star, you! I'd been wondering how these are made, they look so sweet! Thank you!

(And I've entered another Snippets card, too.)

Have a happy weekend! luv, Mags x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous love your colour choice and the design, big hugs love pops x x x

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Great bookmark, love the stamps.

Love Kerry xxx

jules said...

wow it's brill Jules! gonna make one!!