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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, 7 March 2010


Hi Everyone

Well the lovely craft session I have had this weekend with Helen is nearly over :-( and Helen will have to return home to Mum, Dad and Neil.

We have had lots of fun and just won't believe how many gorgeous creations Helen has made.

At the moment Helen doesn't have a blog of her own so I said that I would post them for everyone to see on her behalf. But I think she would made a very inspirational blog owner .. .. she is only 13 and has created the following cards all on her own.

Here are all her works of art (the first is a special one that is going to be hidden for Helen's Mum until next Sunday - Mothering Sunday). We are also going to enter this into the Get Funky! Challenge for March where the theme is "Girls, Girls, Girls".

So here we go .. .. .. prepare to be amazed by Helen's masterpieces:

This one is a special one .. .. .. because it was made especially for my lovely hubby and I to say "thank you" for a lovely time. (I think I enjoyed it just as much).

Helen has also managed to hide a heart on everyone too!! (Plus she wore socks with hearts on yesterday and PJ's with hearts on today LOL!!).

I cannot show my creations as I have been doing some DT work for Anice's next Funky Hand download (though a left-over piece of paper from the new download has made its way onto one of Helen's cards).

Not only did we spend lots of time being creative we also sorted out my ribbon draw!!! Every piece of ribbon has been neatly tied up with bag ties and I can now open and close the draw so much more easily.

What a super tidy crafter Helen is!!!

Thank you for a lovely weekend Helen .. .. .. I hope we can get rid of Mum and Dad and do it again sometime.

So everyone, which was your favourite of Helen's creations. She would love to know.

Love Helen & Jules xx


Jacee said...

Super cards Jules, do tell Helen that she has done a super job with them all, but then she has a good teacher in you, so pleased that you have both enjoyed your crafty weekend.

AuniLeigh said...

I think they are all great, but especially like the cute ducky, happy Easter. She did a wonderful job!

Sally H said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Helen is a very talented young lady! I love the mice with the flower pots - sooooo cute!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules (and Helen)

Wow you girls were so busy looks like we have both had great crafty weekends with little people lol!
I love the card Helen made for her mum but my crafty fave is the Hello Kitty card the one with the apature its so lovely I definitely think that if Helen had a blog it would be fantastic

Thanks for sharing Helens work hun

Emma xxx

Violets Corner said...

Oh I love the card Helen made for her mum, but they are all fab. She would have a blog with many visitors :)
It´s fun to craft with young ones, they do give us great ideas!


craftimamma said...

Wow, you and Helen have been busy! Tell Helen all her cards are beautiful and her Mum is going to love hers I just know.

Of the other cards picking a favourite was very difficult but I like the decoupaged hedgie in the flower pot best with the little duck and funky flower coming a very close second.

Lesley Xx

scalder said...

Helen: What a wonderful mix of cards!! I really cannot choose between the "square" flowers and the mouse "sailing" in the newspaper. Well done:)

shellshearer said...

Wow!!! sounds as though you had a fab weekend..I love crafting with my girlies and some of the things they make astonish me...
HELEN I must just say hun, all your cards are beautiful and you really have put them together so fav has to be the first one, the one for your mom... our youngest KT has done a wordbook for me for mothers day with the help of her dad lol....

Keep on with the crafting hun, your a natural

hugs shell xx

Tracy said...

Mmmmm which is my favourite, I think the PB mouse in the paper hat card was gorgeous, what a crafty young thing you are Helen. You both must have had lots of fun.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well I think that Helen should know ALL of these cards are so lovely that it is impossible to choose a favourite. Her card for Mum is a masterpiece though but the colouring on all of the other cards is excellent and I do love that paper pieced flower too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Nikbee said...

It looks like you had a fab weekend. Helen, I love your cards and my fave is the mouse in the newspaper.

Nikki x

chris said...

Good morning jules
wow you have both been busy, these are heavenly,I love every single one,but especially the hello kitty one.
thanks for sharing them with us.
xx chris

brenda said...

Hi Jules,

It looks as though we are all going to need to watch our with Helen about, she's one awesome crafter judging by these makes.

And a tidy one as well eh, she can come and work in my craft room any day.

So please you both had fun. And I bet hubbys a happy camper 2-0 against Watford.

B x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules it sounds as though you and Helen had a grand old time together, and shes created some stunning cards, her mum is going to be so thrilled with hers. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Dolly said...

Sounds like you two had loads of crafting fun this weekend.
Some really special cards Helen, difficult to choose a favourite but I do especially like the 'Mum' wordbook. :)xx

Allison said...

Helen has been busy- they are all fab
Thanks for playing along at Get Funky Helen

Enfys said...

Hi Helen, you were super busy over the weekend, and I love all your cards. My favourite on is the one with the check paper and little chick. Super job, well done,
Enfys xx