03 March, 2011

Show Us Your Heart - Paula's Offering!

Hello funky fans, friends, followers

Right - own up... who stole February?  Where did it go?  I blinked and it was gone - and unfortunately, most of it was spent being nurse maid to my very poorly 14 year old who had blood test after blood test then ended up with a bad bout of Tonsillitis. Thank goodness, all is well now and he's back at school.

Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by to visit the blog and check out what the DT have been offering you over the last couple of weeks since Jules set us the challenge of showing our hearts.

I hope you agree with me that the DT cards have been inspirational up to now - lets hope mine makes the mark and is equally inspiring - enough for you to create something and enter it into the challenge.

Remember though, if you wish to take part in the Funky Hand Challenge - all we ask is that you use AT LEAST ONE Funky Hand paper in your design.  If you are struggling to do that, Anice (Head Honcho at FH) has designed a FREE paper especially - HERE.  While you are there - take a look at the fabulous collections that FH have to offer you.  If you start to collect the design collections, you can build up a little library of all sorts of colours and designs and you really won't ever be stuck for a paper in your future papercrafting projects.

That's me been rambling on enough, so without further ado, here is me showing you my heart.

I decided to do a little 'hangy' type project and used the download collection recently launched called 'LOVE LOVE LOVE'.  You can find the collection by clicking here.

I basically cut 6 larger hearts using scalloped nestibility hearts, then 3 smaller ones from the regular heart nesties. I then cut the characters from the same collection too. Secure the ribbon on the back of one of the large heart shapes, then make a sandwhich by placing another on the top - design side up. Repeat this as many times as you have pieces in your hanger remembering to secure the bottom 'hanging ribbon' between the top of the next heart shape (or whatever shape you are making) - then just mat and layer each one. Its much easier than it looks - the key is preparation. Cut all your elements out first, then cut all your ribbon and basically construct in a little 'production line' style! Easy Peasy! Hope you like!

The collection is fabulous if you want to get away from the usual 'mushy stuff' that's synonimous with love and valentines day!.  Its very bold, bright, and best of all, can be masculine as well as feminine.  It's really useable so go check it out.

I gave this to my Mum, just to remind her everyday that I love her - not that she doesn't know that already!  She loved it and said she was going to hang it up in her lounge.

There are still some projects to be shown to you from the DT - so remember to come back and check out.  If my memory serves me right - Jenny is scheduled to offer you her design on the 5th.  In fact there will be offerings right up until we change the challenge theme on the Funky Fifteenth so be sure to come back and check it all out.
Thanks again for sticking with me and reading down to this bit!  Good luck with the challenge (just remember that ONE Funky Hand element required to enter) and click the link below to enter your project.


  1. Hi Paula

    A really lovely make. I bet your Mum was chuffed to bits with it.

    It doesn't matter if someone does know we love them .. .. it is nice to keep being reminded!!

    Love Jules xx

  2. Fab creation a usual Paula..what a lovely way to say I love you.
    Anice xx

  3. oh its gorgeous paula, no wonder your mum nabbed it!! hugs Lou xx


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