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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, 22 August 2009


Hi Everyone

This week it is my turn to set the challenge over at Allsorts. This is a world first for me. I have never set a challenge before! (I can never say that again).

Please pop over and have a look at what I set as the challenge and why not even take part? You would be more than welcome and I would love to see what you create.

This was my DT inspiration card

This used :

Image: Penny Black 3377K "Whispers"
Sentiment: Docrafts "PMA 10097" (Some of the stamp was masked off)
Background Papers: Memory Store
Josy Rose Nail Heads
Gold embossing powder
Small gold beads
and the tiniest amount of Promarker ink

I paper pieced the image with some of the background paper.

The challenge involves working to a sketch and "tearing" your papers "somewhere" but full details are over on the Allsorts Challenge Blog.

I hope you all have a brilliant weekend and that you find time for a bit of crafting.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

I love this card Jules. The colours are sooo classy!

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Jules you have picked your first challenge so well I have just started visiting the blogs and have already seen some stunning work. Like your card I love it the image and your colours are just perfect. Well done you.

Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Jules, wow love the feel of your card, its so muted its gorgeous the colouring is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Sally H said...

What a lovely card! The colours are really beautiful x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules and a super challenge

dolcreations said...

Jules this is a really unique card..I really like the feel of it! Great job!

Nunt said...

I just love those colors Jules, it's so calm and beautiful!

Debbie Dolphin said...

hi jules
thankyou for your lovely comments.yes i adore hearts as you guessed!!hee
love your workxx

Juls said...

congrats on setting your firtt challenge!!! It looks fab hope to have a go at it later this week!

Your card is beautiful too, love the gorgeous vintagey colours you have used! stunning!

Anonymous said...

Jules the colours on this card are gorgeous! xx jo xx

brenda said...

Evening Jules

Love everything about this one, such unusual colours but they really work so well.

Have a good and crafty weekend.

B x

Natalie said...

Another great card Jules, I love the paper piecing. x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Absolutely adorable! I have always loved that Whispers stamp, but haven't been able to get hold of one yet.. Need to try harder!! ;o)

Brilliant card!

Chris xx

Tammi said...

I'd of never thought to paper piece a stamp like this, it's lovely! The paper is pretty and love the heart! xx

Pumpy said...

My first visit here, what a pleasure. This card is wonderful. Lovies xxxx

Pia said...

beautiful card, lovely colours

Donna said...

Another really elegant creation Jules, I ove the colours and papers on this card :) Donna x