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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, 28 November 2009


Good morning all

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the weekend.

As usual mine starts with a new challenge from Allsorts.

This week we are being sponsored by DigiSparkle and my teamie Lisa has set the theme of "buttons".

DigiSparkle very kindly provided the DT with an image of their choice to work with .. .. .. here is my choice of image and below is what I did with it.

This is the first easel card I have made - after seeing so many gorgeous ones in blogland I decided I needed to have a try. I must admit I really like them. There could be a few more of these being made in my little household!!

So .. here is my creation

I really am hoping that I will be able to take some better photographs today and replace this image (but it isn't looking very promising at the moment).

My creation used:

Image: DigiSparkle "Robbie Robot"
Backing Paper: Craft Creations SRo48P "Space Stars"
Sentiment: Computer generated
Cuttlebug "Star" die
Buttons from the button jar!!

I really enjoyed making this little creation. It was a change from what I normally do.

Robbie the Robot is normally bigger than he is shown here - but I shrank him down a little for the main image and then shrunk him down even more to make a line of Robbies to go across the bottom.

By the way don't forget to check whether you were the winner of Kirsten's challenge last week or one of her Top 5 .. .. .. and then go and get your button jar out!!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Love Jules xx


Nannieflash said...

Well Jules thats one fabulous card, and definitely for a someone who likes his spacemen/rockets, my hubbys a nut for anything like that. Its beautifully coloured and the papers are fantastic. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

mckinkle said...

Hi Jules,
Stunning card, so vibrant its lovely.

Glad to hear that you're keeping fit and crafting at the same time! Must take a leaf out of your book! lol

You sound so very busy but at least it is an enjoyable busy so that's good!

Keryn x

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Jules! Love it! Hope the weekend brings a bit of brightness to help with your photos!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card for a little boy Jules! Love it.

Lesley Xx

Zoe said...

Great Card! Love the Robot!

Gro said...

Hi Jules.
Agree with you, I love easelcard to, and your image.
Hope you enjoy your weekend.

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Jules,
You made an easel card - yay! They are fun aren't they? This one is fantastic. Any little boy would absolutely love to receive it.
Have a great weekend.
Clare x

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Jules love the image, i love making easel cards. luv gina xx

Jill said...

aww this is gorgeous Jules I love the robot image perfect for a boys card hugs Jill xx

Emma Lockley said...

hi Jules, Wow i love your card, i must get this image. Its brilliant
love emma xxx

Beryl said...

What a fun card - just right for any young boy. Loving all the easel cards but still not tried one myself.
Beryl xx

Juls said...

great image!! such a fun card, love it!!