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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, 9 March 2010


Good morning Everyone

I hope you are all well.

A card to share that I made "for my blog" .. .. .. it was one year old yesterday !!!

I can remember my first post as clearly as if it was yesterday and recall how I sat and messed about with it for ages. Now that is scary!!! Where has the year gone?

Well I know it has been a fun year and one I have really enjoyed.

I have met so many wonderful people and made so many lovely friends - some that I have met in person and some who are special "cyber friends".

I have also learnt so much and would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has helped me along the way.

So here is my blog's birthday card:


This used:

Image: Penny Black 4065K "Bountiful"
Backing Papers: My Minds Eye
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Star Dust Stickles

Now I wanted to celebrate my blog being one year old with my lovely visitors and so I decided to have a little secret prize on offer.

I can't be doing with advertising a blogaversary and suddenly gaining lots of false followers - I much prefer to just say thank you to the people who visit my blog because they want to - rather than to just win a prize.

So I decided that everyone who was kind enough to comment on Helen's lovely weekend makes on Sunday, and on my blog's birthday, would be put into random org to win the following little prize.

So you were all swirled around together this morning and below is the result.

Here is your sequence: 1 (The winner is Jacee - congratulations)
Timestamp: 2010-03-09 06:52:44 UTC

So if you would like to email me Jacee with your address I will post your prize on to you (

Helen has really enjoyed looking at all of your comments and is so impressed with it all that she is looking into starting her own blog now. Thank you for making her weekend that extra bit special.

Have a lovely day everyone.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

What a lovely post Jules! You confirmed my feelings exactly about followers. I have even been known to avoid leaving comments on blogs I visit regularly while they are offering 'candy' which I suppose could be looked on as cutting my nose off to spite my face, Lol!

Anyway, congratulations on your 1st Birthday. I think I've been visiting you from the very first post and every visit is a joy. Your cards are beautiful and your posts are always interesting. Here's to many more Happy Birthdays!

Congratulations also to Jaycee. Enjoy your lovely stamp.

Lots of love and hugs
Lesley Xx

Pumpy said...

Happy Birthday, a lovely blog and wonderful cards. Have a good year. xxx

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Jules, happy one year blogaversary!! Gorgeous card, cute image, love the poppies, congratulations Jacee, take careX:)

coldwaters2 said...

What a beautiful card Jules that image is awesome and loving the colours. Wow a year doesn't it go quick well just like to say happy blog birthday and hope there will be many more.
Lorraine x

Fleur said...

Stunning card - HAPPY BLOGDAY
Hugz Fleur xXx

chris said...

Hi there Jules
Happy blogabirthday your card is STUNNING love that PB design, I bet its hard to believe that you have been doing it a year,time just goes so quickly.
Have a nice day love Chris xx

chris said...

Ps I meant to say that you are very kind.X C

Tracy said...

Congratulations on your 1 year blogversary, and thank you for sharing some really wonderful creations, and I love spotting your little hearts.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Happy belated birthday to your blog! Love this new stamp, I haven't inked mine yet! Beautifully coloured.
Take care.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Super cute card! Your colouring is beautiful! and I love the gorgeous polka dot paper!
congrats on your blog birthday!

brenda said...

Hi Jules, no idea we are both one this month - of only.

Happy blogaversary and what a lovely gesture. And I spy a new PB hedgie, I guess you had to use one of those for this special card - how many grays ?

B x

scalder said...

Glad your 1st year was so exciting! Congratulate Helen for me-on her new blog. Can't wait to see her creations! Now if only I was that brave. I visit so many blogs but just haven't started one of my own:)

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

'Happy Blogversary tooo yooooooo'

This is a fab card hun and the colouring is fabulous heres to the next year

Emma xxx

joey said...

Hi Jules

Happy Blogoversary to you! it flies by doesnt it!, love your card and I just adore that image


Sally H said...

Happy Bloggaversary, Jules! Your card is stunning, as always. I must by one of these cute hedgehogs. So did you use warm grey, ice grey or cool grey? I'm still working my way through the ones I bought off Brenda!

Beryl said...

I didn't realize you'd only been blogging for just one year. Your card made for your blog's birthday is fab. Those flowers are gorgeous.
Hope thing are going well for you.
Beryl xx

Dolly said...

Happy bloggaversary Jules, and what a great way of choosing a winner for your candy. Here's to the next 12 months. :)xx

shellshearer said...

Happy Birthday to a blog I love to visit, and to Helen I really think you should start your own blog hun, and use it to show us all your fab creations

hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Happy Bloggaversary Jules, and a gorgeous card, love the colouring its stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jacee said...

Wow Jules, what a fantastic suprise, I'm chuffed to bits that I won your prize, that is so very kind of you, I'll email you right now,and of course.....
'HAPPY BLOGVERSARY' a whole year of your lovely cards, just think of all the people you have inspired with your work! Hugs, Jacee

AuniLeigh said...

Super fun & cute card!

Lisa Jane said...

Happy blogaversary -the card is wonderful
Lisa ;)