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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.


Friday, 16 April 2010


Hi Everyone

Well it is halfway through April .. .. the month that Sir Stampalot launched their first monthly challenge.

I decided it was time I made a creation based on their theme of "Fantasy".

Now this can be interpreted anyway you would like .. .. and below is my idea of a fantasy .. .. a whole world that "sparkles with glitter"!!!!! Glittery butterflies (how cool would that be) - glittery clothes - glittery flowers.

Here is my creation:

This used:

Background stamp: Basic Grey "Two Scoops/Swirlie Stamps"
Image: Lili of the Valley
Embossing Tinsel "Bridal"
X-Cut Butterfly Punch
Martha Stewart Punch: Stars
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Craftime Ultra Fine Glitter
Brads, Pearls, Flowers, Heart and funky sparkly cord from the stash box

Oh .. .. what a long list .. .. most of which involves sparkle LOL!!!

If you haven't already taken part in this challenge then it is well worth entering because just look what you can win .. .. ..

A Personal Electronic Cutter and a Pooh Font Cartridge .. .. now is that a prize or is that a prize????

Right then off to de-glitter and clear my craft space of sparkle because at the minute it doesn't matter what I do or touch sparkle flies through the air!!! It is all over my face, my clothes, my hair .. .. .. LOL!!

Most of the glitter has appeared because I embossed the background paper with Embossing Tinsel and then used a glue pen to draw around some of the swirls and sprinkled more glitter onto this. I also covered a strip of double sided tape with it too !!! You may not be able to see all the glitter and sparkle .. .. but believe me there is lots of it!!!! Clicking on the photograph shows a bit more (hopefully).

Have a super sparkly Friday everyone.

Love Jules xx


shellshearer said...

Oh loving all the glitter and sparkle hun...yes I use lots and Nige always ends up with it on his face, even when hes at work lol
Love the image really cute

hugs shell xx

brenda said...

Good Afternoon Jules

I am so pleased to see you here at Stampalot Challenge and what a fabulous piece or artwork.

Of course there should be lots of glitter, isn't that what makes the world go round, or is that just in us crafters fantasy worlds ?

Either way, I'm 100% with you that everything needs at least a touch of sparkle.

Thank you so much for joining in with our Stampalot challenge.

B x

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card Jules, love your glittery world!:) Fab fluffy ribbon too.

Anonymous said...

OH I LOVE that Fairy stamp, so fantastic!

Beautiful card!

Jacee said...

Oh wow, so pretty Jules, love this, it's a great prize, must give it a whirl myself, good luck, Hugs Jacee

lisa said...

Hi Jules. I'm drooling over this gorgeous LOTV fairy, she is on my wish list and I just adore her. Your colours are gorgeous and all the sparkle is perfect as is the little charm heart.
Hope you have a great weekend.


coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Jules love that image she looks so delicate and the colours with that glitter is just gorgeous thank you so much for joining us at Sir Stampalot
Lorraine x

pinky said...

Hi Jules, great to see you at Sir Stampalot this month. And what a gorgeous creation, know that feeling about glitter but its worth it when you produce something as gorgeous as this. Thanks for joining us this month.
Hugs Pinky

Sally H said...

Stunning card! Love the glittery bits! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

Juls said...

this is gorgeous!! I love the colours, and all those gorgeous sparkly fibres!! Hugs Juls

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is really beautiful Jules. I love the sparkly cord and all the glitter looks gorgeous. Good luck with the cleaning up!
Thank you for joining us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Clare x

Debs said...

Simply stunning!!!
Love all the sparkle.
Take care
Debs xx

Tracy said...

Marvellous creation, Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cardarian said...

Ah yes glitter - you can't get rid of it! Lovely card!