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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.


Saturday, 24 July 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope your Saturday has been lovely.

I have had chance to play with some of my new goodies (as well as get rid of some of the holiday washing).

Here is my share for today:

This used:

Image: Papermania "9072100" Hampstead Collection Sketch Flower
Backing Paper: Papermania "1603100" Hampstead
Sentiment: Papermania "9073002" Stamping for Him
Nestabilities: Classic Square
Go Kreate Die: Scalloped Squares
Diamond Stickles
Lace from the stash box
Home made card candy using the Papermania papers

I made the card candy by punching out circles and placing them pattern side down on the reverse side of a mouse mat. I then rubbed the back of them in a circular motion with a ball tool until they became cupped enough to fill them with silicone gel and stick then onto my card.

Lots to catch up on now I am home again. I managed some visiting but still have lots to do .. .. how busy everyone has been whilst I was away.

One exciting piece of news I need to share is that whilst I was away Anice from Funky Hand put a shout out for some more Design Team Members to join our happy gang.

If you want to read more about what this involves then pop over to Anice here .. .. .. she is waiting to hear from you and see your creations. I promise you that you will not find a nicer group of ladies anywhere!

Love Jules xx


Crafty Chris said...

these are my fav papers glad you had a good time away, and came back all inspiring with this beautiful card.
Christine x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Jules I love the home made card candy,great

craftimamma said...

Great to have you back with a fab creation. That image and bp are great. I picked up a mag at the supermarket this morning because it had some Funky Hand freeby papers in that really caught my eye. The colours are great.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

awesome card, that paper and stamp look sos imilar, it rocks!!!

awesome colors!!!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules, love the image and the backing papers are fab, i love these colours and your card candy is brill.

xx coops xx

chris said...

Morning Jules, this is a beauty, love the paper choice.
Isnt it a shame we have holiday washing to do when we get back it kind of spoils the memories.
hugs chris xx

Steph said...

Hi Jules! Love the papers you've used on this card and the image is just perfect with them. Gorgeous colour combo too. Thanks for your comments on my blog. It's been a tough few months but we feel at least we have a little respite at the mo before Mum starts her chemo. I really appreciate your support x

Helen said...

Hi Jules
This card is really nice. I love it. I like all of the colours that you have used.
See you soon Helen x

lisa said...

Hi Jules.
I've just been having a lovely catch up with your busy week. I'm so glad you enjoyed your few days away. It's great to have a change of scene and routine isn't it.
I had to laugh at all your colouring in. This could have been my table, I've been colouring the same images ths week!!
Love this card. The Hampstead paper and stamps are gorgeous to use aren't they.
Hugs Lisax

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this I love so much the papers and image are beautiful I have spent a while just looking at it, which is why it takes me so long to visit my friends lol...I can't help it when I see something as gorgeous as this I just have to take time to appreciate every little inch of it. I have so enjoyed my visit.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the colours and the lace detail!! Hugs Juls