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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, 28 March 2010


Hi Everyone

Well, what a fantastic birthday I had and a brilliant time with my Sis at the NEC. Thank you to everyone for your lovely birthday wishes, emails, e-cards and "real cards". I really appreciated each and every one of them.

I came home from the NEC armed with some lovely new goodies but told myself I wasn't allowed to play with any of them until I had done a stack of card orders I had. What torture!!!!

I still have one left to do for tomorrow morning but decided I had been good enough to deserve to break my own rules LOL!!! (Anyway I needed to take a photograph while the sun was having a little shine).

So I used one of my new stamps for the Penny Black Challenge this week - where the the theme is "Butterflies and Bees".

This used:

Stamp: Penny Black 626K "Wisteria Corner"
Sentiment: Great Impressions E411
Backing Papers: Funky Hand Download "Hearts and Flowers"

So .. .. back to the NEC. It sounds like lots of you have been this weekend. I went Friday, as you probably know, and met up with my Funky Hand Team Mate Enfys. It was so lovely to meet her and we sat chatting away as if we had known each other for ever.

I hope that you have all had a lovely weekend - whatever you have been doing.

Thank you for calling by this way.

Love Jules xx


Sally H said...

Beautiful! So elegant. I love that stamp. Glad to hear you had a good time at the NEC.

Clare said...

Hi Jules,
I'm so pleased you had a great birthday. Your new stamp is beautiful!
Clare x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

Fab card hun what a beautiful image!!!
Glad you had a great time and very glad you liked your birthday card

Emma xxx

craftimamma said...

So glad your birthday was a good one and that you found lots of goodies at the NEC.

You've certainly made good use of this one. The card is beautiful and I love the image. Beautifully coloured too!

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Glad you had a great time jules it looks realy good.
Quess you used your pro markers.

Kath said...

gorgeous card Jules and how did I miss this image at the NEC and yes isn't En just the sweetest lady......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC ...hugs kath xxxx

Juls said...

so gorgeous and stylish!!! Love the dimensional butterfly! Hugs Juls

shellshearer said...

glad you had a fab birthday the card that flutterbut is gorgeous

hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

This is delightful!!! Looks so real!

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous card. I love the butterfly.

Nikki x

chris said...

Hi there Jules
this is amazing, I love it, your artwork is very professional.
hugs chris xx

lisa said...

I've just been reading about your exploits on Enfys' blog and it certainly sounds like you had a great time, Jules. I'm very envious.
Your card is just lovely. Wisteria is among my favourites, I just love it and you've captured it perfectly.
Have a good week playing with your new goodies.


Kathy said...

That butterfly is wonderful,
Glad you had a good old natter with En

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is very sophisticated and quite lovely!!! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Jacee said...

What a lovely card Jules, the butterfly looks so pretty.
So pleased that you enjoyed your birthday, sounds like you had fun at the NEC, I sometimes go but could'nt make it this time, hoping to go to the next one though. Have fun with you're new goodies.