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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, 3 June 2010


Hi Everyone

A quick share of a creation that is a bit "different" for me!

Different colours and no outlined image to colour or paper piece .. .. .. .. and the Penny Black drawer stayed closed!!! Must be this heat going to my head!! LOL!!

So here is the creation

This used:

Images and sentiment all Hero Arts as listed below
"F3255" Showy Blossom
"F3256" Three Gems
"G4917" Dandelion
"CL158" Clear Design Cupcakes (sentiment)
Backing Paper: My Minds Eye
Nestabilities: Scalloped Circles Large and Circle
Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigment
Ribbon, buttons and flowers from the stash box

I took another photograph "at close quarters" as the original photograph doesn't show very well the Cosmic Shimmer I have added to the main image.
Quite liking the look of the image.

I have an exciting weekend coming up. I am attending a workshop at Sir Stampalot being run by Brenda and Chris. There will be other blog folk there too .. .. I haven't met any of my fellow classmates before (other than Brenda and Chris) but know some from their blogs. I can't wait to meet up. Funny how you feel you know some people and yet you have never met them.

I have a feeling I am going to be taken well out of my comfort zone and will be doing lots of "messy" techniques .. .. .. so much I need to learn and what better people to learn it from. Just hoping I don't embarrass myself too much.

So tomorrow I may not be showing you a card but a culinary creation!! Eeekk!!! We are all taking something for us to eat during the course of our special day but because hubby and I are travelling the day before and having a little mini-break nearby I need to take something that doesn't require a fridge.

Mmm... what might I make and take??? Any ideas????

Catch you tomorrow with a photograph of my offering(s) (hopefully)!! But if my cooking turns into a disaster then I will just be picking stuff up from the supermarket on the way LOL!!!!

Take care everyone.

Love Jules xx


MrsK said...

Hi Jules

Gorgeous card, i love colours and the image is just lush espically with cosmic shimmer. i'd be best getting bits from the supermarket lol as it never goes to plan well thats what happens to me anyway when im planning things

Hope you have a brill time and enjoy it

Sal x

Tracy said...

Oh you lucky thing Jules.
But firstly on to your creation, I would never have guessed that this was different for you as it's so gorgeous, love the image and the beautiful summery colours.
I wish I could be there with all tomorrow, but alas it's just too far away. Please say hi to Brenda and Chris for me, Oooo learning from the best,and I totally hope you get really messy, and share everything you create with us.
Have a great time
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Jules, I just LOVE this card. Yes, it is different to your usual style, but so lovely. You must really be pleased with yourself. Love that cosmo shimmer, yikes! Is it ink or glitter? Looks fabulous. I wish I were going with you to the Sir Stampalot workshop. My ex-sister in law lives in Peterborough and has purchased quite a few of the Magnolia stamps for me from them, so I really envy you going. You will just have to post piccies of your creations and a full account of the day in detail please. hmmm, something to eat, what about a few nice hotdogs, they're enjoyable hot or cold... have fun! hugs Sharon

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Jules!

Love the fab stamping and the colours. Oh and the cosmoc shimmer is just wonderful :)

Have fun at the workshop and enjoy the messy fingers thing! Hope you get time to take some piccies to show us!


Anonymous said...

OH I absolutely love the stamping you did, it looks like a water colour painting, so wonderful!

Nannieflash said...

hi Jules, what a lovely card, the image is gorgeous and misty. I hope you enjoy your trip to Sir Stampalot, hope you have lots of fun with the girls, and the only thing I can think of taking is a cake or a cornish pastie. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

chris said...

Hi Jules now let me think what would I like to eat!!, I have a feeling we wont go hungry.

I'm pleased your having a little break, sounds like a great idea, cant wait to see you and meet up with everyone else.

anyway your card I scrummy love the cosmic shimmer, it really stands out.

back tomorrow for your culinary pics.
hugs chrisxx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Jules! Love that cosmic shimmer! I think we are all going to get messy together! Can't wait!

Beryl said...

This is a lovely image and the colours are so delicate. A super card.
I'm so envious of your trip to Sir Stampalot. Hope you have a great time and enjoy meeting up with Brenda and Chris.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

You've been busy with some beautiful cards while I've been away Jules. I just love the image on this one and the little bit of shimmer sets it off perfectly.

Lesley Xx

shellshearer said...

Wow!!! I love it, so different from your normal makes....but its great hun love eveything about it

hugs shell xx