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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, 27 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Wow!!!  This is early for me!!!  I have hardly wiped the sleep out of my eyes!!!  LOL!!!

Today it is my turn to post a project to the Get Funky Challenge Blog .. .. .. where as a DT we all post on different days throughout the month so that we are constantly sharing some inspiration as to what can be done with Anice's gorgeous products.  There was a fabby freebie again this month too!!!

The challenge for this month has been set by my lovely teamie Ruth .. .. and she chose the theme of "boys, boys, boys".

I wanted to do something other than a card (and fancied a play with my sewing machine) and this is what I came up with.  It was one of those rare occasions where you get a vision in your head and it actually turns out how you imagined it LOL!!!

So here it  is:

Everything I have used has come from Funky Hand with the exception of the Hot Fix studs and the Fivers!!!.  Some elements have been taken from the free paper Anice provided and some from the Papercraft Factory CD "Colour Me Happy" (Jovial Man Section).

The £5 notes are not part of a download or from the CD and not a rubber stamp either .. .. they are the result of hard work!!! 

I hope you have time to pop along to the challenge blog to see what else my other teamies have been making this month .. .. and if you have time to join in with us then so much the better.

So now I am round to putting lots of you out of your misery.  It would appear my heart was a little tricky to find last night .. .. tee hee .. .. it was a little pale (in fact nearly as pale as my little chappies cheeks!!).   I even had a few emails asking me if I had forgotten to add one.

I must admit I did make it tricky on purpose as I decided my hearts have been a bit obvious of late .. .. but torture over .. ..  here it is .. .. ...

easy when you know where to look!!!  So cancel those eye check ups everyone!!!

I was quite chuffed to think that people still bother to look for the hearts.

Even when I give a card away to people they look straight away for the heart .. .. and if it is too easy to find they actually look quite disappointed!!!   LOL!!!

Anyway, have a good day everyone.  It feels quite "close" here today and I don't think we are forecast any sunshine .. .. shame!!!



Debs M said...

great idea as a gift for a boy, love it! x

Beryl K said...

Just brilliant
Beryl x

Sarn said...

Oops! I forgot to look for the heart as I was admiring the card . . . but I doubt I woulda found it . . . that was a SNEAKY one Jules!

Love your gift card today. It's terrific.

Hugs, Sandra x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules, I've been following your blog now for a while, I've got an award for you!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Di said...

Gorgeous Jules! I couldn't find the heart but put it down to tiredness - so please I wasn't alone! Di xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous Jules. Very professional looking wallet.
Just going to cancel my appointment at specsavers.
Lynne xxx

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

What a fab idea Jules and a great gift ...........K x

Cynthia said...

Just for the record, Jules, I ALWAYS look for the heart on your creations!! It's kind of like a treasure hunt sometimes--such FUN!! :-)

I love your money holder too. The colors are just wonderful for a boy. And such a clever idea! Well done!!

Carole Campanile said...

Ohhhhh ... now that is very awesome. What a wonderful way to give money or even a gift card.

Well done on hiding the heart in plain sight on yesterday project. I was so busy admiring your coloring that I forgot to look.


Anonymous said...

Jules!!! This is fantastic, what a brilliant idea!!! So much nicer than an ordinary gift card. I really love this. xxx

Lynn said...

What a great idea and just so perfect for this months freebie. You've done a great job making this look like the real thing and the stitching adds just the right touch.

Lynn x

Jacee said...

Lovely work Jules, great colours, a smashing project.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

awesome gift wallet, I really love how this came out, beautifully done Jules!!!

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fantastic, Jules! Love it! Great idea for a boy, but with suitable papers/embellishments, it could work just as well for a girl.

Pretty dull and dismal here today too, but the weekend's looking a bit more promising...

Hugs, Lynne xx

Wishcraft said...

Ooh love it Jules! Fab creation, love the colours and cute button loop fastener thingy :o) Lisa x

coops said...

wow this is fantastic jules.brilliant design and the funky papers and colours are this ;D

xx coops xx

Lynda said...

Great money wallet Jules and thanks for putting me out of my misery re the heart lol - you're such a tease!

Love Lynda xxx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous idea Jules and so realistic.

Well hidden heart yesterday. I didn't manage to visit yesterday so went to have a good search as soon as I noticed you'd had to point everyone in the right direction. Guess what? I still didn't find it even though I knew which area to look in, lol!

I'm another one who always has a little treasure hunt when I drop by.

Lesley Xx

Tracy said...

Wow Jules this wallet is fantastic, I love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally said...

Love it Jules, a perfect birthday boy gift. Does he get the fivers too? Thanx for putting me out of my misery & showing us the heart. You are getting pretty sneaky now. lol.

G Peplow said...

WOW I love this make it's just so masculine and brilliant, Jules you clever lady:0) Hugs Gay xxx

Kylie said...

Fantastic idea Jules, I love it! :o)

CraftyC said...

Wow Jules, this is utterly gorgeous. Looks just like a wallet on every detail.
Well done for being so clever!

~Tammy~ said...

This is down right cool!

Kaz said...

Oh WOW this is just awsome!!! Fantastic idea and it looks absolutely brilliant. Might have to borrow this if you don't mind I have a couple of male birthdays that this would be perfect for.
Kaz xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What an absolutely brilliant project Jules - perfect for those cash or gift card gifts - and what with Christmas coming up...! So pleased you showed us the heart as I may never have been able to sleep again! Vx

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic project Jules and so full of wonderful inspiration. The colours and design are brilliant.
Lorraine x