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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, 1 December 2009


Good morning everyone

I hope you are all well and have lots of time to spare as I have such a lot to share and show you.

Today I have two challenges for your to play along with. Both are monthly challenges so you have lots of time to play along.


Firstly you can join in the "By the Cute and Girly Challenge" where this month my lovely teamie Juls has set the theme of


You can create anything provided it fits in with this theme.

Last month was a very popular month where the theme was Winter. Please make sure you pop over to see if you were a winner!! So many gorgeous creations that it was a difficult job for us all to decide who should receive the gorgeous prizes provided by our very generous sponsors.

Here are my "movie makes":

"The Snowman"

Decorated tissue box - in case the movie you are watching is a weepie !!!

"White Christmas"

This challenge turned into a lot of fun. It is surprising what you can fit to a movie title once you get going.

Make sure you pop over and see what all my team mates have made as their inspirational pieces. They are brilliant! Some of the films I haven't heard of though .. .. .. .. and those that I have heard of I haven't necessarily seen as I tend to fall asleep when faced with sitting down and not moving for 90 minutes or so !! LOL!!!

Next we have the:


My next challenge is for the Funky Hand Challenge Blog . This is my very first challenge with this fantastic group of ladies. They have made me feel so very welcome and are such great fun. (Thank you ladies xx).

This month my team buddy Kath has set the challenge and she would like us all to

"Deck the Halls"

So .. .. .. for December you need to create a Christmas decoration. This can be for the Christmas tree, the Christmas table, the fireplace, a wall, a Christmas parcel - wherever you would normally decorate to celebrate Christmas.

Whatever you create for this challenge needs to use a Funky Hand paper or digistamp somewhere but if you don't currently own any of these gorgeous creations then you can always use some of the freebie papers that are available here.

Who knows .. .. .. you could be the winner for December and win a £20 voucher to spend in the Funky Hand Store!!!

This is what I created as my DT project (not that my Christmas table ever looks like this)!!!

My Christmas table consists of so many people crammed around it that there is hardly room for your plate let alone decorations!! LOL!!! (Happy Days - I love Christmas!!).

Please make sure you pop over and see what all my Funky Team buddies created, you can see them all here and I look forward to visiting all your creations.

Also you need to check if you are the lucky winner of the £20 voucher for November!!

Phew!! That was a post and a half!!

Catch you all soon and thanks so much for calling by. Cold start this morning .. .. I need to scrape my car windows!!!!

Love Jules xx


Kinglake said...

wow you have been busy!! i love the white card that is really lovely xx jo xx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous projects all, Jules. My absolute favourite is White Christmas. It's stunning!

Lesley Xx

Juls said...

wow Jules!!!

Such gorgeous makes! what a lot of work, but fab results! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules, stunning creations for sure, and you certainly have been a busy girl, they are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

What can I say your a crafting wizz, I love your creations you are such an inspiration Jules. Thankyou for all your work on the challenge. janex

Kath said...

absolutely stunning jules...just what all the best tables should be wearing this year...any chance of squeezing my little chair in around your table...big hugs kath xxxx

Dena said...

My goodness Jules you have been a busy girl! I love all your projects!!!! Boy, that white one is super elegant, very breathtaking!!!! The tissue box is just amazing, great idea for the seasons! I love all of it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Dena

Christine (Craftling) said...

Oh, my!! What a treat for our eyes!! I usually sulk when people put more than one creation on a single post, as there is usually one that I like and one (or more) that I don't, so I would normally opt out of commenting at all, but no such problem here! Every creation a star!! Really good! And I had to LOL at the tissue box.. great idea for a movies theme! Hehe!

Any chance you're eastward-bound this weekend??

Chris xx

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

More lovley creations as always! I love the movie idea, and that dancing snowman and boy is adorable!!!

Allison said...

no excuses now, your table should look just wonderful

Sally H said...

Wow, Jules! You have been busy! I love them all! I'm not going to have time to even think movies yet, as it is panto week at school. Just arrived home after a 13 hour day, trying to keep 40 5 and 6 year olds quiet backstage... I need to stroke some paper and colour something!!!

Beryl said...

Wonderful selection of work. Don't know how you do it.The table decorations are fabulous.
Beryl xx

Dolly said...

Fantastic stuff Jules. They're all amazing! :)xx

Toucan Scraps said...

love that tissue box, and the cracker is splendid

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Tip Top said...

John Lewis styling eat your heart out!! Great Funky Hand stuff and so glad you are with us!!