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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, 1 November 2009


Hi Everyone

The start of another month and the start of another challenge theme over at By the Cute and Girly!

Last month was the launch month and there were some lovely creations entered.

This challenge blog is a place where you can enter lots of crafts - not just card/papercraft but anything that you have made which follows the theme.

For the November challenge the theme is "WINTER" and this was chosen by my Cute and Girly Team mate Lora.

Here are the items I made and a little bit about them.

Firstly my favourite make (so you get two pictures LOL!!)

This was made (twice) by adding beads to wire shaped as a snowflake. It was purchased in a pack of 6 from my local craft store. I just had to choose and add my beads then twist the end of the wire into a loop to stop the beads falling off.

I made the snowflake once and noticed that I had missed off one of the tiniest of beads - and being someone who can't leave things alone I took it all to bits to make it again. Unfortunately though in the process one of my large clear beads broke and so my snowflake is not perfect!!!

I still love it though and because my Sis and I both love Christmas (and each other) so much I am going to give it to her to hang on her Christmas tree. (Hope you like it Jo - sorry it isn't perfect but then neither am I xx )

My next creation

This is a tea-light holder made from a crackle glazed glass candle holder.

I attached strips of mulberry paper and punched mulberry paper shapes and attached them to the outside of the glass using a mixture of PVA glue and water. I mixed them together in equal quantities and applied the glue to the glass with an old childs paintbrush which I have had since the year dot.

I just finished the top edge off with a peel off to make it look neat.

My last creation - wait for it - a card with even more holly!!!

This used:

Image and Sentiment: Elusive Image Unmounted Theme Plate "Holly Script"
Gold embossing powder
Diamond Glaze
Paper ribbler (for putting my gold background card through)
Woodware "Holly Punch"
Small beads for berries
Ribbon from Costco
Nail Heads: Josy Rose

So there are all my creations for the Winter Challenge over at By the Cute and Girly.

Make sure you pop over and see what everyone else has made - there is some great inspiration.

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Juls said...

gorgeous creations Jules!! always feel inspired by your work!

Beryl said...

Three fabulous creations. I love them all.
Beryl xx

POPPET said...

The snowflake is fab, i love snowflakes it would look even better on my tree :) the tea light is fab too and the card is gorgeous love the big bow, big hugs pops x

pinky said...

Brilliant Juls, lucky sis getting that little ornament!

Nikbee said...

Wonderful projects. I love the snowflake - so sparkly!


Clare (Littlebear) said...

Wow, these are gorgeous projects Jules. I particularly love the snowflake - it's fabulous!
Clare x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

You are so very creative Jules, your creations are beautiful and classic. Thankyou for being a great crafter and lovely lady. janex

Magia da Inês said...

Olá amiga!
Seu cantinho é tudo de bom!...
Lindo, criativo...
quanta delicadeza... um mimo!!!
Amei mesmo!...
Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!
Espero você em:
Beijinhos carinhosos.
Itabira - Brasil

Natalie said...

Jules these are all gorgeous. x

Pinkllilac said...

Such a beautiful creations Jules, and in such fab colours!love the gorgeous designs.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and stunning creations!!!! thanks so much for sharing!!!!