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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.


Thursday, 18 March 2010


Good morning everyone

At last .. .. a share.

I was going to show you a little creation yesterday before I sped off to work .. .. but guess which silly billy left her camera switched on last time she used it!!!! Oh .. .. that would be me!! So no photo shoot possible !!!

So a charge up of a very flat battery and here we are.

This little make is for my lovely niece who has a birthday next week .. .. but I know she won't spy it on my blog .. .. .. she has far too much to do as she is in her final year of training to become a teacher (brave girl).

Here is my creation:

This used:

Backing papers: Funky Hand CD "Dreams Come True"
Image: Charmed Cards - Digi Download "Holly and Madison"
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Josy Rose Nail Head
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, flower and brad from the stash box

Whilst mentioning Funky Hand - don't forget their month challenge which you can find here. The only rule is that you have to use at least one Funky paper or digi image on your creation (and there is a freebie download available if you haven't yet encountered the loveliness that is Funky Hand).

There should be no problem in finding the heart today - it needed to be a big shiny one today for Manth (because she is special).

However, my last card gave Tracy some headaches - sorry Tracy. The heart was here:

By the way the Father's Day card I showed this heart on wasn't one for me to send. I had been requested a few cards for this special day already .. .. bright and early .. .. so some people are getting organised .. .. but not me LOL!!!

This week I have received a beautiful card from my bloggy pal Jacee. Jacee won my surprise blog anniversary prize and she has sent me the most wonderful card to say thank you - featuring her prize. Thank you Jacee I will keep it for always.

I am waiting for a really beautiful day so that I can take a photograph of it to show everyone. It will also feature on a day that I am not showing anything of my own as Jacee's card will put mine to shame. If you get chance to pop over to Jacee's blog you are in for a real treat. She has some gorgeous creations on there.

So it is work for me today ahead of a weekend that involves my eldest son and his wife coming for three days from London. I can't wait to see them again. Lots of activity on the cards (once I have had my fill of tight squeezy hugs and kisses) - an Indian meal out on Saturday night, Alice in Wonderland in 3D on Sunday and Jethro Tull in concert on Monday evening. I have a feeling I am going to be worn out come work again on Tuesday. LOL!!!!

I will catch you all again soon.

Love Jules xx


mckinkle said...

Super card Jules, I love her, she is so sweet and looks great in those funky colours. Lovely shiny heart too!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Keryn x

Dena said...

Jules, your card is just wonderful! It is such a pretty shade of blue. Cute, hip, image too!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Sharon Keanly said...

A lovely card Jules, love it! Am sure your niece will love it too.

Tracy said...

Your card is fab and thanks for pointing out the heart, sounds like your gonna have a great weekend, enjoy!!!!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card, love that image shes such a cutie. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

lisa said...

What a great card, Jules. She looks fab with her big shiny heart.
Enjoy your weekend, it sounds wonderful.


chris said...

Hiya Jules
this is very hip,love it as will your niece,
hugs chris xx
so pleased you pointed your heart out on you previous card as I do always look.

craftimamma said...

Fab card for your niece Jules. Funky image and lovely colours too. I bet she'll love it.

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

Great Card, Jules! Sounds like a wonderful weekend you have planned. Sing along with tull for me, hun!

shellshearer said...

Love it hun...I have used that image more times than I can remember lol

hugs shell xx

Sally H said...

Solstice bells and wondering aloud are my favourites, and I know you will sing your heart out! Enjoy it x

Jacee said...

Love the card Jules, the colours a real nice, I like how you have done the ribbon, and the image looks great.
Ahhh now I see the heart on the mans card LOL, that had me stumped too.
Enjoy your weekend, sounds like a great one in store, have fun.

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Fabulous card! really girly and I love the added sparkle!