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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.


Saturday, 8 August 2009


Hi Everyone

Here we are again with another lovely Saturday morning and another lovely Allsorts Challenge.

Firstly, thank you to everyone who joined us last week for Lisa's 3-2-1 recipe challenge and also to Helen for all her hard work as our Guest DT winner.

The theme for this week's challenge has been set by Gro - and she has chosen a theme of "Vintage".

I have to admit that this really was a challenge for me. I don't normally do vintage - but I have to say I did actually enjoy trying something I wouldn't normally attempt. Thank you Gro.

The prize this week will be 6 ProMarker Pens .. .. .. .. lovely .. .. .. you can never have too many of these beauties!!!!

Here is my card for the Vintage theme

This used:

Image: Hampton Art Stamps 4520 "Odes"
Background papers: Memory Store
Charm: Papermania
ProMarkers, chalks, metallic wax
Feather, ribbons, gems and nail heads from the stash box

I paper-pieced the ladies dress and used both chalk and metallic wax on the image background.

So there you go. A very different card from me today. That is the beauty of a challenge.

I hope you get chance to play along.

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Karen said...


Gry-Heidi said...

Gorgeous vintage card! Love the image and papers you have used!

Hugs, Gry-Heidi :)

shellshearer said...

OH hun that is absolutely stunning!!!! lost for words really...the way you have done her dress is just perfect hun

hugs shell xx

craftimamma said...

Wow Jules, you should do vintage more often! Not that your usual style isn't fab but you've made a gorgeous card here and just in my sort of colours.

Absolutely wonderful!

Lesley Xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, I love the card, it really is very classy, would love to be able to wear a dress like that. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Gro said...

Good work. I realy like what I see. The image and the papers are just perfect.
Have a nice weekend.

Juls said...

this is stunning! I love vintage! The image is just gorgeous! such an elegant card! I think its fab!

Littlebear said...

Hi Jules,
This is stunning. The detail is fabulous, I love it!
Hugs, Clare x

mckinkle said...

Oh how stunning Jules! Gorgeous colours and such a stunningly elegant image, tres chic!

I have something for you over at mine!

Keryn x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the image and colours!
Helen x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Stunning card! I love the gorgeous colours and the image is so elegant.

Lisa x

gina g said...

Lovely card Jules very elegant and the papers are fab. luv gina xx

Pia said...

wow what a beautiful vintage card, love it!!

Donna said...

Incredibly elegant card Jules, I have to admit I wouldn't know where to start with a vintage theme, your card is so beautiful, love the colours you've used :) Donna x

Crafty Dawn said...

love this very skilled jules
Love Dawn xx