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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, 9 January 2010


Happy snowy Saturday morning everyone

Lots of big snowflakes here today settling on top of clumps of sheer ice!!! Beautiful to look at but dangerous to walk on. Think I will try and stay in all day today and play with bits of paper, rubber and ink. LOL!!!

Today sees another challenge starting over at Allsorts.

This week it is the turn of Emma and she has provided a sketch for everyone to work to.

Here is what I created

Here's the sketch
You are allowed to add embellishments and sentiments where you wish but I decided my creation just didn't have room for much more LOL!!

My creation used:

Image: Coco Bear from Digistamp Boutique (Allsorts sponsor this week)
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Nestabilities: Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Inkssential "Glossy Accents"
Glamour Dust
Koh-I-Noor pencils
Ribbon from the stash box

So that is me for today. I hope you get chance to play along with Allsorts this week and to pop along and see what my teamies created (I think a few of us fell in love with Coco the Bear this week LOL!!).

Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm and safe.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

I have to agree he is a lovely little bear Jules. Love the card and your interpretation of the sketch.

I've just been outside photographing the real icicles that I noticed had replace our Christmas lights ones. It's years since I've seen icicles like them!

Lesley Xx

Lesley Xx

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! I love the colours and Coco is so cute. I

Lisa x

mckinkle said...

Cute card Jules, he is beautifully coloured. I love that image, it would be great also for Valentines! Very versatile!

Super rich colours, nice and warm!

Happy crafting!

Keryn x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! He is a very cute bear. Love it!

pinky said...

i was so happy reading the allsorts challenge this morning as I had just bought 4 new digi boutique images, yippee! Love your card Jules, just the inspiration I need. Hugs

Annmaree said...

AW So Sweet!!!

Linby said...

Thanks for visiting my blog (slanket!) and your kind words. I found you once before and then I lost you! so I have become a follower, I love to look for your heart on your cards - very original concept.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules how beautiful is this I do love the design and papers you have chosen to use and that image is so adorable.

Lorraine x

Beryl said...

No problems spotting the heart on this one. It's gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, what a wonderful image, I love it, it has been so beautifully coloured and the papers and design is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Aaaw this is sooo sweet! Love it!
Take care.

Juls said...

gorgeous!! he is so cute!! and that is one amazing heart!! Love the colours you have used! Hugs Juls

lisa said...

This is gorgeous Jules, it certainly doesn't need anything else, I love it. The colours are so serene.
Hope you are coping in the snow still. Stay warm.


having a {me} day said...

Oh isn't he just gorgeous! The colours set that red heart off fantastic! Love it. kxx

gina g said...

Hi Jules i love this card cute image hes so sweet,sorry i've not been by to comment on your blog lately been a wee bit busy lol. luv gina xx

Littleted62 said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love your ted and his glossy heart is fab!

Nicki :0)

POPPET said...

This is gorgeous and one of my fave images, he is just so cute, you have coloured him beautifully, big hugs Pops x

Davi said...

Love that sweet image and the colors you used are very pretty!!

Steph said...

Oh, he's SO huggable.!