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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.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

SIR STAMPALOT CHALLENGE AND BLOG HOP

Well the special day has arrived and you may be visiting here because you are taking part in the "Special Challenge" and "Blog Hop" that is being sponsored by Sir Stampalot to celebrate their re-location into larger premises in Peterborough.

But ..... if all of this is news to you then it might be best if you start off your excitement by visiting Brenda's blog as she will be explaining how all of this is going to work and she will also let you know of all the exciting prizes that are on offer.. .. .. .. .. and how you can win them!!!!

There is an awesome prize on offer for the challenge winner and to win this all you need to do is create a project on the theme of "moving" - you also need to do a little bit of linking too but Brenda is explaining all of that to you on her blog.

Below is what I have created in the hope of giving you a little inspiration. My little truck is attached with a spring so that if you "flick it" it looks like it is "moving" from the small store to the much larger one!!!



So, creating a project could result in you winning this fantastic prize




Shame I volunteered to help Brenda with this challenge. It means I can't win it now!!!! LOL!!!

Don't link your creation to my post though as it won't count .. .. ..
you need to use Mr Linky on Brenda's blog here.


So that is the first part of the excitement.

Separate to the "creating a project challenge" there is also the blog hop which involves prizes galore too and this post is part of the blog hop.

You should have arrived here after collecting a letter from Chris.


My special letter is

"D"

and the next letter can be collected by visiting my teamie Clare

Before you rush over to Clare though make sure you leave me a comment at the bottom of this post so you can be entered into the draw for even more prizes.

Oh .. .. it is like Christmas all over again!!!!


This challenge and blog hop will run for two weeks closing at midnight GMT on 13th February 2010 and all prize winners will be announced on Sunday 14th February 2010.

Feel free to enter the challenge wherever you live - the fun is being shared worldwide.
You can also submit your challenge creation into other challenges - but please do not back link to older work - it needs to be a "new creation".

THIS POST HAS BEEN PINNED UNTIL THE END OF THE EXCITEMENT.
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE WHAT ELSE I HAVE BEEN UP TO!!


Love Jules xx

151 comments:

Clare said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love it.
Clare x

Helen said...

I love your truck!!

Jenny said...

Great card Jules! I can't wait to try out the challenge!

Juls said...

wow Jules this is gorgeous!! such a fun idea, just LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

Nikbee said...

Fab card.

Nikki x

Jude said...

Love this! The Sir Stampalot knight is so cute - he deserves to be on a card! Off to visit Clare now! x

☼ Cheryl* said...

Great card, Jules!!

Mervi said...

lovely card and a great prize,-))m

~JulieH~ said...

Fabulous card Jules and sooo creative!
Hugs
Juliexx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules youve really been creative with your card, and its definitely a fabulous advert for Sir Stampalot. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Suzanne said...

Fabulous card and I love the the Sir Stampalot buildings great idea and the prize is sooo on my wish list to I better get cracking!!! Sue :o)

Linapyssel said...

Very cute card Jules!!!!
Please comme visit me!
Have a great day!
Hugs Lina

Avril Ann said...

Jules how clever to incorporate the Sir Stampalot in your Card...love it, thanks for the chance to win this fab candy. Hugs Avril xxx

chris said...

WOW Janice and Andy will be so pleased with this one, What a fantastic idea.love it.
Hope you are ok this morning, have a happy blog hop day love chrisxx

Annmaree said...

Sure is like Christmas, way to go!!!

Sue said...

Super card Jules!

Crafty Chris said...

great idea on the card, lovely
super prize
Christine x

Cor* said...

Good idea with using Sir Stampalot building blocks! Creative! Clever! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing candy!

Sharon said...

Clever idea with the spring Jules, I like the smaller and larger houses too!

Sharon x

Tracy said...

I love your creation, really creative.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Hi Jules

What a great take on the theme and you managed to fit that heart in as well.

Thank you so much for agreeing to be part of this very special event.

B x

Beryl said...

Hi Jules. I think Janice and Andy will be over the moob with this one. Great design and so personal for them.
Beryl xx

Mummylade said...

Lovely project

Laura said...

Hi Jules, this is a fun blog challenge. I love your card, I especially like the movement taken further by using a spring. x

Anne said...

Fabby prize! Love your card. Off to the next port of call! Hugs xx

Bobbi said...

Cute card and love the idea for the truck. TFS

Kendra said...

What a great idea! It gave me an idea to use for mine! Thanks!

pinky said...

Brilliant idea for a moving card, nice and personal.
Pinky

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Lovely idea with the springy truck!

No time to stay, must hop to it!

x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super card jules great example of bigger and better. janex

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Jules,
This is a great card. So appropriate for the hop.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Marsha said...

This is so cute. What a clever card. Wish I could flick the truck - I am love doing that. (yes, I have finally stopped playing with the door stopper)
Thanks for the inspiration and cute idea.

Thistleblue said...

Pleased to meet you Jules, I'm Michelle, here as part of the blog hop and very happy to take part when i find great blogs like yours with some wonderful cards. SO thank you for sharing, off to hop along some more.

hugs
Michelle

Hope Jacare said...

Great fun project - like the building block expansion! Hopping along.....

Jacee said...

I'm lovin' that little truck Jules! fab card and a great competition!

SannaS said...

WOW!! Brilliant creations! Love it! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Leah the Orange said...

HA! Jules, this is so cute! i love the way you've made the buildings, and that springy truck is such a fun idea! :)

majsan said...

Hi Clare! Thank you for the chance of winning...Been here now, moving on ;) majsan

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! Life would be great if buildings did look like that!!

lisa said...

Brilliant Jules, looks like they are going to have a huge shop now, just wish I was near enough to visit.
Must hop along.

Lisax

CreaRenata said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love the colors.

Kim said...

Jules that is adorable! What a fun truck you have...and a clever idea!
Hugs~ Kim

nnalorac said...

Lovely fun card. hugs nnalorac.xx

Gail said...

This is a cutie card with grownup colours.You've used spots ,I love spotty papers.Thanks.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

This is such a good blog hop and what amazing prizes!!

Your card is so clever hun I love it I hope you get lots of entrants hun

Emma xxx

PatR said...

What a fabulous creation, very clever idea.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Pat x

Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous 'boingy' truck :)

Great blog hop :)

Carol x

Sally H said...

Wonderful! I love the idea of a spring loaded truck! Love it!

Doreenobrn said...

A great card.xxx

Lou said...

Fab card!

Great blog hop!

Lou x

Enfys said...

Fabby card Jules, love the way you personalised it. This hop is fun!
big hugs
En xx

Scrappymax said...

Jules this this fabulous and what a great idea to use Sir Stampalots logo too. Beautiful card, great colours and fantastic blog hop. Well done.
Max x

Lynne K said...

Brilliant and very apt card. Wonderful!

Shirley N said...

What a fun card--very clever!

Fliss said...

Hi Jules, really great card and such a clever idea too.
Fabulous prizes too and it's lovely to have so many chances to win.
Fliss x

Linda W said...

Great card and very apt! I visited the new shop on Friday, it's great! Linda x

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi Jules, just stopping by x lovely lovely springy card! x

sweetpz said...

Cute project!
thanks for sharing!

hugs,
~juli

Jenny said...

What a clever idea! I love the Sir Stampalot reference!

Alicia said...

Lovely card Jules! This is my first blog-hop and I am having fun!
Alicia xx

helen said...

great imagination and inspiring for us to see your creations come to life...the spring...never would have thought of it! congrats!

Nilla said...

What a great moving card for the shop! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Tammy said...

What a crisp looking card...Thanks for sharing. Smiles...Tammy

Chrissie said...

What an array of brilliant projects!
I'm glad I came on this hop!
Chrissie

Basteltriene said...

Eine süße Karte und ein klasse Preis! Danke!

sugar n spice said...

This is so clever to use the sponsor in your card what a fab idea, love the colours and the little truck. Off to do some more hopping.
Thank you. Suzi x

Susie Sugar said...

What a super fun card its great I have just blogged my entry
Have fun
Hugs Susie xx

Debs said...

Love this idea for your card. Debs xx

debby4000 said...

This is brilliant, what a fab card.
luv
Debby

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wonderful card !

hugs Susi from

FUN WITH ATC´S CHALLENGE

lisa said...

great take on the moving theme

SueH said...

A perfect card under the circumstances Jules.
It’s fantastic!

Sue
x

Kimmie said...

What a nice card! I really like it.
Thanks for the chance I can play in the blog-hop.

XXX Kim

Violets Corner said...

Such a fab idea Jules!

Hugs
Maarit

Scraptrollet said...

Hi! I got your letter!! =)

//Ameli

Mad Moose said...

hehe oh what a fab idea! great card x

Kate T said...

Great card and I am loving the blog hop !

Dragonlady said...

Lovely card Jules, great idea with the logo!!

Hugs Ali x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Jules. Fantastic project. Just perfect for the purpose. I love the moving truck, just brilliant.
Happy Crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

I just LOVE how your card represents Sir Stamp Alots big move! SUper creative and fun! Love your blog too, now following. Hop on over and follow me too, would love it! Thank you fo r the op to hop along and have so much fun! Nice to meet you. Looking forward to seeing more of your fun art works inthe future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Debbie x said...

great card, good luck everyone x

Debbie x said...

great card x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Jules, Well, what a wonderful opportunity on this blog hop. What a lovely moving card you have made. I have never used a spring before but like the idea of movement. I have had a go at one as well and entered this into the challenge. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Jenn said...

That card is too cute!! It is just adorable.. very creative
Great job!

Jennifer

Mary Lou said...

Cute cute cute Jules~~~ soooo realistic!!
Way to go!!!
Blessings
Mary Lou

JulyeB said...

I bet the stampalot team loved this card it's such fun and personal too thanks for sharing Julye

Kimmi said...

Brilliant idea using the sir stampalot logo! Love the idea of having the truck on a spring! Great layout!!

Hopping on now!!

Kimmi x

Lynda said...

Wow Jules this is such a clever card - love it! I've posted my card with Mr. Linky.

Love Lynda xxx

ribenaruby said...

What a super creation, so apt, wishing sir stampalot all the best! Thanks for sharing,onto the hop!

scrappyjan said...

Love your card!!
hugs, Janiel

kirsticoo said...

What a fabulous idea for a card...lovely...xoxo

agapanthus said...

Hi Jules- what a great card! Thanks for giving us loads of inspiration through the cards on your blog! Off to finish the rest of the hop!Best wishes Karen x

xxsquigglesxx said...

cute idea. :)

Christine said...

Wopw this is great love the advertisements fab card love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Josephine said...

What a different and fun idea!

Marion said...

Great fun card. Just magical.
Marion

iReneM said...

What a fun card...just perfect for Sir Stampalot's move

x

Nicola said...

What a fun funky card. It is so different. Nicky

Spyder said...

Brilliant card, I love the idea!
(Lyn)

Divinity said...

i like it!!! thanks for doing this!!! :)

Christine (Craftling) said...

Ouch! I now have RSI in my mouse-wheel finger trying to get to the bottom of the comments list!! lol ;o)

All I want to say is that I love your clever card! Made me smile. :o)

Hugs,
Chris xx

veronica said...

good idea with the spring -this is fun!

Ruthie said...

Very creative - loving all the inspiration!

Rx

Jacilynn said...

How adorable! I love the sirstampsalot accents. super cute project! I love your blog.
x

Lil Sis said...

Thats a great personalised card. love the moving van.

Beccyx

Lorraine said...

Oh what a great idea for a card.

Alison Day said...

cute lo - love that the truck moves!

Tam said...

Hi Jules,

Absolutely awesome. Love the idea and the colours.

Tami

Karen Tallon said...

This blog hop is so much fun, and your cards look excellent!Well done!
Karen Tallon
xx

KarenB said...

Oh I love the little truck, how cute!

Deb said...

Very clever card.

craftingmanda said...

brilliant card love the truck and cute houses

Margreet said...

such a gorgeous and appropriate card....great!!!
xxx Margreet

Ciacchina said...

wow, wow, WOW!!!!

Wilfreda said...

What a really cute idea for the hop.

issy said...

Fabulous, and so very topical.

issy

Sarah A said...

Gorgeous card!

Sarah x

She said...

Brilliant card. Love it! S x

Vicky said...

Hi Jul's...what a great fun and fab card for the challenge...I love it

Loving the hop
x
Vicky

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your card is such fun! I love that you have made it specifically with Sirstampalot in mind. 99% of my cards are made with the recipient in mind and I think the fact that I don't know anyone who is moving is what made it so hard for me to be creative for this challenge in spite of the lovely inspiration on offer from the team. Warmest wishes, Lesley

scalder said...

Jules, what a great idea to leave a (heart) on everything you do! Why didn't I think of that? I just love blog hops. YOu ladies are so-o-o creative!! Just love the sample you made. With a few adjustments it would make a cute page for a new baby's trip home from the hospital!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jules and the colours and design are gorgeous, lovely detail and papers.
Hugs Linda

Lisa aka Myran said...

The truck is to cute!!

Becky said...

Love the truck! Wonderful card :)

Kat said...

This is such fun Jules, I love how you interpreted moving in relation to Sir Stampalot. I'm enjoying this blog hop.

Kat x

Kathy Rogers said...

Very original, I love it.

Shelly said...

Cute card! Love the way you've done this! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs Shelly ;)

Carol Ann said...

Great moving card definitely gets the message across that Sir Stampalot is moving!
Carol Ann xx

Sandra said...

fabulous card!

Katinka said...

Hi Jules,

such a gorgeous idea of creating your card!!! And such an amazing prize to win!!!

Hugs
Katrin

Mirabelka said...

great competition, not to mention the prize :)
I will try to come up with a card for the MOVING challenge, too

Hugs from Poland,
Mirabelka

xxNikkixx said...

your card is gorgeous...thanks for the chance to win...hugs Nikki xx

craftykitten said...

Great card Jules, very clever idea.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Moni said...

Beautiful card! Hugs,moni

Vixykins said...

This is great Jules, very sweet!

Elsina said...

Great card and bloghop!

The Paper Princess said...

Cute card and wonderful blog hop!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

jelonkaa said...

Great challenge! :o)

Sharon said...

Great card & fun blog hop. Off hopping!!
hugs
Sharon x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab card, and hop, lol, but I think keeping y fingers and toes crossed until the draw may prove problematic :P

TG said...

What a great card, love what you did with the shop logos.
Hugs Tracy x

Jackie said...

Great card....I love the little houses :)

Susa said...

Beautiful card! Great blog hop!!

Hugs, Susa

Charlotte said...

Great idea for your card! Enjoying this blog hop and keeping my fingers crossed!

Debbi said...

What a fun project! I love that your truck moves. How did you do that?? Very cool!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, fab images and design
hugs Mandy xx

Simone said...

Hehehe, funny card!!! Fabulous!
Simone

beadz said...

What a wonderful idea for movement!
hugs,
Gini

Sheng said...

I love how you did the 'flick' thing. Thats creative.

Katarina said...

LOL what a fun card!

Helen W said...

what a lovely card, the truck is great and so appropriate!