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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Well I am a bit earlier today .. .. mainly because today it was my turn to post on the Get Funky! Challenge blog.

The challenge this month has been set by my lovely teamie Kathy and she gave us all a recipe to follow.  I had already decided that I wanted to make a tag this month (just to ring the changes a little)  so you can imagine my surprise when I read the challenge .. .. .. and the number of items I needed to fit on my tiny little tag!!!!

Should I change my mind and make a card instead?  It would be much easier!! 

No .. .. take on the challenge woman. 

So here is the recipe:

5 flowers
3 design papers
2 buttons
1 ribbon (which can be cut into as many pieces as you like - or kept whole)
All seasoned with a sprinkling of gems or pearls

So here is my tag:

This used:

Base kraft card (is the Funky Freebie this month) it is dead cool and you can get it here.
Patterned Papers are from the Funky Hand Shabby Saturday Download
QuicKutz Katie Alphabet
Woodware Punch:  Small daisy
Nestabilities Die:  Label
Pearl Seed Beads
Self Adhesive Black Gems
My trusty sewing machine
Pinking shears
Ribbon and buttons from the stash box
White Gel Pen

What a lot of stash for one dinky little tag!!!

If you fancy having a play along with Kathy's recipe it would be lovely to see you.  Just pop to here for the full low down.  You don't need to make a tag .. .. you can make anything you like provided it has all of the recipe ingredients and you use at least one Funky Hand product (and that could be that cool freebie!!).

So that is my share for today.

I will just finish of by letting you know that last night was a great night for my lovely Sis .. .. .. Take That didn't let her down and neither did the sunshine!!!  I am so pleased for her.  She was well happy today .. and is the proud owner of a yellow ticket that fell out of the confetti bomb things that exploded.  She could have had one of my yellow snippets if I had known a piece of yellow paper would make her that happy!!! LOL!!!

I won't say too much because I know that some of you lucky peeps will be going to their concerts .. but my Sister's words were "Robbie - he was the Best" and "today she feels dead young".  Bless her!! 

Have a lovely evening everyone.  It is the Apprentice for me woo hoo!!

Keryn lost one of her candidates last week and I still have three in the running.  We will see what happens tonight but I think my first one to go could be Susan!!



Doreen said...

Ooh I just love youR gorgeous Tag,amazing what you can fit on.
Enjoy your

Cynthia said...

Oh Jules, you crack me up!! I so love this tag, but I love your stories just as much! =D

Netty said...

Terrific pop art tag Jules. Annette

Donna said...

What a gorgeous little tag and I must say, the new home card in the previous post is absolutely gorgeous too xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Jules..! love the design hun and the cute wee buttons too...

Glad your Sis had a lovely time...I'm soooo green with!

hugs Vicky xx

Karen M said...

What a fabulous card! Amazing! xx

lisa said...

Your tag is perfect, Jules. I love the stitching. You have a stitching thing going on at the minute, I admired it on your new home card too. The little beads are great too.
I'm deeply envious of your Sister, I'm so glad she had a great time and the sun shone for her and Robbie!!
Enjoy uour evening.
Hugs Lisax

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great tag!and well done you for taking on the challenge lol i would of wimped out and gone with a card :)xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous tag. I love everything you have added to it.
Nikki x

Stella said...

HI Jules!

A brilliant and very creative take on this challenge. Your tag is gorgeous and I love your choice of colors you used!


Debs M said...

wow well done on fitting everything on, looks great x

coops said...

stunning tag jules.yummy colours and i love the papers and fab seed beads.
aw glad your sister enjoyed take that, love robbie williams too :D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Well done for meeting the challenge with your fab tag Jules. I'd love to have a go but just don't seem to find as much time as for crafting. Glad your sis enjoyed her concert. I'm waiting for the Bon Jovi concert at Ashton Gate in a couple of weeks as I can stand in my garden & listen. lol.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

I really love this!!!

Super tag, love all the item you got on there and it really looks swell and works so well!

I love tags, have you discovered a new addiction yourself? wee!

Kylie said...

Awesome tag Jules! I can't believe how much you got on that little tag and still made it look fabulous!!! You are the master crafter Jules hehe! :o)

Louise said...

Gorgeous tag and you managed to get it all on and still lokk totally fab.
Louise xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules fabulous tag and I love the way youve covered up the front very modest of the wooden figure. Glad to hear your sister had such a fab time. hugs Shirleyxxxx

craftimamma said...

Smashing little tag Jules and you did extremely well to get all those ingredients on there and it doesn't even look cluttered.

Glad your Sis enjoyed the concert. I'm even more envious now.

Leslehy Xx

Sarn said...

BRILLIANT tag Jules. It's amazing how much you managed to fit on to it and STILL leave it looking uncluttered. GENIUS!

Hugs, Sandra

Lynda said...

More is definitely MORE on this tag it's fabulous Jules.

Love Lynda xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, beautiful creation with fabulous details,and i love the wiggly bloke really made me smile, hugs pops x

Lynne K said...

Brilliant tag, Jules! You're so creative. Great tag holder too! xx

Juls said...

this is just so fabulous!!! Love your funky sun!!! and the beading is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Amazing how much you can get on a tag! It's gorgeous too! Glad your sis enjoyed the concert - it was fabulous! xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Tag Jules