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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.


Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Hi Everyone

Just a mega, mega quick post .. .. .. .. but if you suffer from "coulrophobia" (fear of clowns) then go no further and I will see you another day (I hope).

Today has been a very busy day and my evening has been busy too. Lots of telephone catch-ups!!

Anyway, inbetween everything I have made the following "super quick card". This is another image I struggle to use - because it is so "busy" there is little you can do with regards backing papers and accessories without causing a visual disaster!!

So, here is my creation:

This used:

Image: "No idea". It is a stamp I bought years ago but there are no markings whatsoever on the wooden block. I trawled back on the site I got it from but it is no longer available from them so no clues there!
Nestabilities: Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Shaped eyelets and heart from my stash

Not many ingredients at all.

I hope everyone's week is going well and thank you for taking the time to call by. I hope my clown didn't scare anyone - he does look a friendly little chappie!!

Love Jules xx


Juls said...

this card is such a lot of fun!! took me a while to find the heart!! gorgeous! such a bright cheerful card!

Sally H said...

Fabulous colouring! Definitely a stamp to put on a 'less is more' card.

gina g said...

Love this Jules i think he's a friendly clown lol, great image beautifully coloured. luv gina xx

dolcreations said...

Jules this is beautiful..all the beautiful colours..Wow! I love how you did this card!
Great job!

jem said...

Well I love it Jules, bright and beautiful. janex

Clare (Littlebear) said...

This is such fun - so bright and cheerful! I'm not keen on clowns but this one is cute - it's a great image and beautifully coloured.
Clare x

Wendy said...

Fab card nice and bright
Wendy x

shellshearer said...

wow lovely and bright..great card hun

hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules, what a fantastic card, beautifully coloured, I love it, its so cheerful and so bright. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Bee said...

Thanks for the warning, didn't know this was an official phobia!! Great colouring.
Love your sweet 'field of dreams' card below, the colour combo works really well :)
Crafts By Bee

Tammi said...

I think it's cute! Great colors in his pants and a great spot for the heart! ~Hugs

Tab said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, hun, love this sweet image, such fun!
Hugs Tab xxx

brenda said...

Evening Jules

He's a fab fun clown, just the colours a clown should be.

And do I see a touch of Promarker grey there ? Now which one would that be, warn, cool or icy ?

Have a good long weekend and get lots of crafty things done.

B x

Natalie said...

I have to admit I don't like clowns Jules, but this is a great card. x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Jules, I love this clown, he is a riot of colour and you have balanced the background perfectly :) Donna x

Littleted62 said...

Definitely a friendly clown, not scary at all - love his jazzy pants! Nicki, xx

Dena said...

Jules, you are so funny!!! Like me had to make a quick post this time. Sometimes it takes forever to get all the info in there huh? Anyhow, I think you did a great job of coloring him. Sometimes where there are that many shapes, it makes it hard, like where do you start? You did great though and it is a "happy" card. Hugs, Dena