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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.


Sunday, 9 August 2009


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend is going along nicely.

Part of mine has involved me joining in with the Penny Black challenge. I really love this Challenge Blog.

This week the theme is to work to a sketch.

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3687K "light the night"
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Elzybells
Cuttlebug "Swiss dots" embossing folder
Punches: Martha Stewart "Doily Lace" and XCut "medium flower"
Brad and spacer from my stash box

I cut my oval on the Cricut machine twice. Once in white and once in the pink thinking I would just be able to layer one on top of the other .. .. but they didn't look right. So I lay my white oval on top of my pink oval and drew around it with a pencil and then used a pair of good old fashioned "pinking shears" to trim to the pencil line. Can't believe I was lucky enough for the zig zags to actually match when I got back to my starting point! Oh it doesn't take much to please me does it.

Oh - nearly forgot. This is the sketch I needed to work to:

Have a lovely happy Sunday everyone and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Wendy said...

Oooh this is gorgeous, love all the pinks
Wendy x

gina g said...

Beautiful card i love the layout. luv gina xx

pinky said...

Love it Jules, this is my fav stamp of theirs. Love the colours you have used.

Kath said...

gorgeous card the PP papers and your beautiful image....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxxx

LavenderCards said...

great girly card.
Thanks for your comment on my cards.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card - love the image (snap!!) and the soft pink.
Cathy xx

Nannieflash said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the image its a real stunning card the colours and the details are absolutely gorgeous. with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Pauline C said...

Hiya Jules - love the funky image and pinkness of this card - great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Francien said...

Love your card Jules!! great colors and the stamp is awesome...cute one...what??? heart???....ah yes...found it...beautiful creation!!
greetings x Francien.

tracie said...

Oh very girlie.. I love it Jules, and my fav colour combo ~ fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x

Kort og Søm said...

So cute!!
Fredrikke :o)

Donna said...

Stunning card Jules, such a fab combination of papers and colours, well done you on cutting freehand with the scissors, you've done a fab job :) Donna x

Allison said...

how sweet and girly

mckinkle said...

Beautiful Jules! Super lovely colours and such a cute image coloured perfectly! Im with Pinky, this is definitely one of my fav images from PB.
Keryn x

June said...

This is fun and a beautiful card
thanks so much for your lovely comment on my vintage atc too :)
Hugs June x

Violets Corner said...

What a fab girly card!!! Lovely colours :) I´m impressed of your work with the scissors, it looks brilliant!


Mel said...

Fab girly card love it :)
Mel x

Angela said...

Love the stamp, the colours are gorgeous!!
I have left something on my blog for you,
hugs Angela x

Jacee said...

Really like this Jules, a great card

Dena said...

Well hey there Jules!!! This is one fantastic card! Love the pink and black together and MS punch you used. It is one of my favs! Great job! Hugs, Dena

Beth said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the girly papers and the black lacey edge looks fab! Thanks for playing along with my Penny Black sketch!

Beth xx