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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.


Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Hi Everyone

Here today with my entry for the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge.

This month they would like to see some Glitter and Glitz. Penny Black stamps along with a bit of glitter .. .. what could be better!!! LOL!!!

Here is my creation

along with the close up where you can see my glitter a bit better

This used:

Image: Penny Black "3687K" Light the Night
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat "Vintage Rose"
Nestabilities: Classic Square Large
Martha Stewart Punch: Around the Page Loop
Leone Em Pty Punch: "CP30" Ash Branch"
Sizzix Die: "656640" Tattered Florals (Still not mine yet LOL!!)
Josy Rose: Flat Back Gems
Adirondack Ink Pad "Pink Sherbet" for distressing the paper edge and the flower
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Sewing Machine
Brad from the stash box

I loved making this one. To start off with I tried to sew with a twinkly thread but it kept jamming up in my sewing machine needle .. .. shame :-(

The flower leaves have been punched from a bit of scrap card - I think that was from a DCWV stack originally.

I still don't own the Tattered Florals die from Sizzix - I am still using the lovely stack of petals I received from my blog buddy (thanks xx) but even if I could afford one at the moment I don't think they are available anywhere!! I'm not surprised .. .. they are really scrummy!!

So that is me for today.

I hope you all have a good day .. .. lots of creating needed from me today so I had better get cracking. Thankfully the sun isn't shining so I won't be tempted to wash more curtains LOL!!!

Take care.

Love Jules xx


Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! Such a fab PB image and I love the papers.

Lisa x

Doreen said...

Oh wow Jules this is so gorgeous, love the image that you have coloured perfectly.Your flowers are fab,I just might have to invest in that Tattered Florals

Loopylou!! said...

oooh check out that blingy dress!!! gorgeous card jules!! wish I could say the same about the weather here!! unfortunately the sun woke up my wash pile and made it shout at me until i put it in the machine!!! more ironing tonight!!!! hugs Lou xx

Anonymous said...

Oh she's all "dolled" up and looks glamours! Wonderful combo of dp and I'm loving those flowers Jules! :) Tracy

Juls said...

so very glam!!! Love it! Hugs Juls

chris said...

Ooh La La Jules, this is very fabulous, love it hugs chris xx

mckinkle said...

ooh she looks stunning Jules and oh so pretty in her shimmery pink dress!

Lovely papers!

Keryn x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Oh just love this card! Adore the papers, fab image and love that flower with the leaves, great layout too.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

love that stamp, shes so fun and retro looking!

Always love your colouring and your cards, they are always fantastic, and I know what you mean about the tattered florals, totally need it!

craftimamma said...

Beautiful Jules! You sure know how to put a card together my friend and just the right amount of sparkle too.

Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Terrific cheeky card. Annette x

Julie said...

Beautifully elegant card, Jules- love the soft pastels! Juliex

Tracy said...

Elegant and beautiful Jules. I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Fleur said...

Jules this really is fab, she's very elegant! just to let you know it's not showing up on the challenge blog though. I will thank you for joining Penny Black @ ALLSORTS in advance anyway.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules!! Great card! I love it.

Di said...

Really love this card Jules it's so girly. The flower and patterned leaves look really good together (me need) and the glitter and stitching finish it off perfectly, Di.xx

Pops x said...

This is really beautiful, i love the colours that you have chosen so fab, big hugs Pops x x x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Fabulous little lady, great layout and I really like the colours of your card and the stitching! Hugs Delphine xx

brenda said...

Hi Jules

This is lovely, all very pink and girly and do I spy a new MS punch ?

But despite blowing up the picture, I still can't see it - the heart that is, where is it ?

Thank you for joining in at Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

B x

scotspanda said...

hey gorgeous!!! fabulous card, love the image she is very cute! Hehehe I beat Brenda and found the tiniest hears charm on her bracelet :o)

thanks so much for joining in the Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge this month....good luck!

Amanda xx

Kirsten said...

Hi Jules hope you are keeping well,

fabulous card great image and i only just managed to find the love lol...x

Thanks for joining in Penny black at allsorts this month Hugs Kirsten...x

coldwaters2 said...

This is beautiful Jules the softness of the colours the fun of that image and that flower it is gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Mummylade said...

Truly gorgeous! Thank you so much for entering your work in the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this month.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules!!

This is such a beautiful card I love the soft colours and the flower looks fab!

found your heart too....took a while though lol!

Thanks for playing at Penny Black at Allsorts

Emma xxx