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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, 28 August 2010


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday to you all!!

My crafting session has started a little late today .. .. but hubby is at football so no excuse now!

At the moment his team are winning 2 - 1 (I always listen to the match on the radio). Let's hope it stays this way and he will be coming home a happy bunny.

There is a sale over at Funky Hand this Bank Holiday weekend with 20% off everything so I thought I would use some of Anice's gorgeous papers on my creation today to give you a little taster of what is on offer. If you want to see the other crafty stash that is in the sale you can see it all here.

The paper I have used is one of my favourites as it has a "smokey/blurred" feel to it - which works really well sometimes when you don't want your background to detract from your image.

So my first creation whilst hubby has been away looks like this

and the up close and personal view

Edited following comments received ... ... the backing paper was printed onto plain "bog standard" card. It is the design itself that makes it look as though it is sparkles - that is why it is one of my favourites from Funky Hand - plus you can print it in lots of different colours!!

This used

Image: Penny Black: "3947K" Day-dreams
Backing Papers: Funky Hand CD "It's Funky Too"
Sentiment: Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL128" Circular Greetings
Martha Stewart Punch: Daisy
Diamond Stickles
Brads and Ribbon from the stash box

I am also the proud recipient of a blog award from my craft buddy Shell from The Camels Hump - thank you Shell for thinking of me. If you get chance to pay Shell a visit that would be nice as she is one of the friendliest people you will find in blogland.

How nice to think Shell thinks I am a beautiful blogger .. .. I have definitely been called worse in my lifetime. LOL!!!

Of course there are always rules attached to receiving these awards. The first is to share with you seven facts about myself .. .. and the second is to pass the award on to seven of my fellow bloggers.

My seven facts

1. I have an older brother and a younger sister .. .. so I am a "middle kid"
2. I hate egg white and only ever eat the yolk
3. I could whistle before I could talk
4. I have never driven on a motorway
5. The only place I can take a decent photograph of my creations is in the bathroom .. .. with me sitting on the loo!!
6. My favourite colour changes daily - today it is purple!
7. I never pass on blog awards (sorry Shell) but if anyone would like to take this from my blog I would be really pleased.

It has taken me so long to write this post that the match has now finished and the final score was 2 - 2.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Off now to do a bit more before the football hooligan returns LOL!!!

Catch you again soon

Love Jules xx


Kerry said...

Hi Jules,
I love the glittery papers and the image you have used.
Love Kerry xxx

mrs ann said...

Love the colours!, great card!!.Annx

Debs said...

Gorgeous as always Jules!
Love the papers and the image is so elegant.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

mckinkle said...

Lovely card Jules, Im spooked by it though as Ive just been chatting to a blogging buddy whilst finishing off a PB 'Constellations' card using Funky Hand papers and lo and behold, she'd just made a card using the same image! ooooh!

Lovely papers Jules, lovely plummy shades, can tell you're getting ready for autumn!

Hope you manage to control the footie hooligan!!

Keryn x

Doreen said...

This is simply stunning, I love the gems on your image, and the colours are beautiful. I hate the yolk and only eat the white of an

chris said...

Hi Jules, I think this is absolutely gorgeous, I love it especially close up.

How strange I thought I was reading facts about myself, no 1 3 4 6 7 all apply to me too, as for egg white I cant stand the stuff.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

lol you are welcome hun xx
oops about the footie, it was bad in our house today as I support Newcastle & Nige & Katie support Wolves, thankfully it finished 1 all lol

gorgeous card hun just love those papers fab colours
hugs shell xx

Sally H said...

Hi Jules
What a gorgoeus card! I love those backing papers. Have you printed it on to pearlised paper? It looks gorgoeus! Well done on the blog award,hun. You deserve it!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Beautiful card, love the image and fabulous paper and colours. Fab border punch too, another one I need!
Love your 7 facts! I don't think I could whistle until I was about 10, or possibly older! :D

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Jules! Beautiful image and those papers are just amazing! And congratulations on your well deserved award... I loved reading your 7 facts, and number 5:-)! Have a great Sunday! Hugs Delphine xx

Loopylou!! said...

oooooh jules, i lurve the papers and the flowers look so delicate and pretty. hope your hubby's football team did ok!!!! big hugs Lou xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the texture on this card, really beautiful colors too!

Steph said...

So gorgeous as always! I really love those papers too, they do look shimmery!! x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules your card is gorgeous and so classy. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

slinkycat said...

so gorgeous Jules! I especially love the papers you have used!
I'm with you on the never driving on the motorway - too scary for me!

Leanne x

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Jules I do love that bp and the image another classy card.
Lorraine x