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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.


Tuesday, 29 December 2009


Hi Everyone

I am back again at last.

I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas! I spent mine with my family but now they have all returned to their individual homes and I am left playing mega catch up.. . . . so much to do over the next few days craftwise.

My hubby wanted to go "out and about" today as they have threatened snow for us again tonight . It is so difficult to drag myself away when I have such a lot to do but it is only fair I do what my hubby wants to do "sometimes" I suppose. LOL!!!

Santa didn't bring me any crafty goodies at all .. .. .. I just knew I had been too naughty!!!

Good job I have the new Funky Hand CD to play with that's all I can say!! This CD is due for release soon but I get to play with it early!! Lucky, lucky me - I am having great fun with it.

So Christmas cards are now "put to one side" for a little while and tonight I will share a bright and cheery card. I have made this little beauty a few times in various colours as I really like it.

This used:

Image: Funstamps FP110 "Patchwork Daisy"
Sentiment: Funstamps F-C60 "Happy Birthday Circular"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat "Lolas Boudoir Rainbow Collection"
X-Cut: Small flower punch
Glamour Dust for the centre of the flower (I will have to wean myself off the sparkle slowly LOL!!)
Gems and Ribbon from the stash box

We had to return a present to town today that we had bought for our youngest son .. .. .. .. it was faulty .. .. .. .. we paid £40 for it a couple of days before Christmas .. .. .. today they were selling the same thing for £20!!!! How annoying is that??

But the surprise was they exchanged the gift for a replacement .. .. .. plus they gave us a nice £20 note!!! I never expected that without an bit of hassle. They must have had a bit of "Christmas Spirit" left over. LOL!!! So the youngest gets a replacement toy and a lovely £20 note into the bargain!!

Catch you all again soon.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

First of all, love the nice bright card Jules. Lovely to see on a horrid sleety night like tonight.

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas with you family. You sound a bit like me except I've gone from having a house full to being left with just the dog, Lol. Hubby decided to stay at our daughter's nearer to work tonight incase of bad weather.

At least it means I can have a crafty play in peace!

Lesley Xx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Jules! Welcome back after the festivities! Hope you enjoyed it all. Bargain result with your son's pressie! Santa left me two copies of 'The Time Traveller's Wife' (book).. I wonder if W.H. Smith would go for that same approach??? hehe!! ;o)

Love that card. It certainly is bright and cheery! No wonder you use that design over and over. It really works.

'Talk' to you again before New Year's Day, I expect, but if not.. have a happy one! :o)

Chris xx

Mandy said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card hun love the image and colours.
I must have been on Santa's naughty list with you as I didn't get anything crafty either, and as for the sparkle I'm not going to wean myself off it I'm just gonna keep plastering it everywhere lol
hugs Mandy xx

Natalie said...

Lovely card Jules. x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Love this funky flower stamp, love the colours too and what do you mean 'ween yourself off sparkle'? You can never have too much sparkle!!
Have a very sparkly new year!
Hope it doesn't snow too much!
Take care.

Sally H said...

Hi Jules
Glad you had a good Christmas! No crafting goodies? Funny, mine all looked a bit familiar and were just what I I'd gone out and bought them myself!!! It is a beautiful card - nice to see some spring colour. I've had to put the glitter away so I don't keep putting it on everything!

Pinkllilac said...

Hi Jules Glad you had a good Christmas and you got to exchange the pressie and a new 20 quid note too, santas still around then lol.

Beautiful card lovely detail and the papers and colouring are gorgeous.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous!

Clare said...

Hi Jules,
This card is great, I love the layout and all the white on it. I am not surprised you've made it a few times in different colours.
Clare x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Glad you had a good Christmas, I had a few days being waited on , very nice.
No craft goodies...I can't believe you could ever be naughty Jules.
I love everything about your card, it's A1.

pinky said...

This is lovely, very funky! Great news for your son, how often does that happen lol. Now I am just wondering what you did that was so naughty!!! lol.

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, glad you had a good Xmas, but won't it be good to get back to normal? I really must get down to getting some cards made!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules glad to hear you enjoyed your Xmas but I do think its a bit unfair you get to play with the new cd before me, your card is gorgeous I love the mono look, its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Allison said...

lovely card Jules
Have a great New Year

lisa said...

Hi Jules
Glad you had a lovely time and it's so nice to find a bit of Christmas spirit isn't it.
Hope the weather's not too bad for you.
Love the card, so bright and cheerful after all the Christmassy things.
A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
See you in 2010.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, just wanted to say Happy New Year to you my friend, hope you have a wonderful and brilliant one. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx