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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, 21 August 2010


Hi Everyone

Just a very quick post ahead of visitors arriving in 10 mins .. ..

This is a card I have been working on this afternoon for a customer. My brief .. .. a card for someone's Dad who is going to be 100 at the end of the month. No pictures just Happy 100th Dad.

I bet I will never get to make such a special card again.

The problem has come though with the fact that the gentleman will not be able to see the card as he has just about lost all of his sight.

So I have tried to make the card as tactile as I can. All of the letters have been raised off the card so that he will be able trace them with his fingers and I have put some embossing on there as well as putting different textures and elements at different heights.

I just hope my customers are happy .. .. .. I will know tomorrow.

Here is the creation

and close up
This used:

Backing Papers: DCWV
Cricut Cartridge: Basic George
Cuttlebug Die: Nested Star
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots
Great Impressions: Alphabet Stamp
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Woodware Punches
Cord from the stash box

So it looks pretty basic really now it is finished but took quite a lot of thinking about. LOL!!

Have a lovely evening everyone. I'm afraid I won't get chance to visit anyone until tomorrow .. .. but I promise I will be there then.

I also have two awards to collect .. .. I haven't forgotten these either. Thank you ladies for thinking of me. xx

Bye for now

Love Jules xx


Sally H said...

That is wonderful! I have a great aunt who is registered blind and this is just the sort of thing she really appreciates. I am sure your customer will be delighted!

craftimamma said...

As you say, a very special card Jules and I think you've done a great job with the brief you were given. I'm sure the gentleman in question will get pleasure from what little he will be able to see and more importantly feel.

Lesley Xx

Lizzy xx said...

Fab card & just perfect under the circumstances.. no need to worry they will luv it xx Lizzy xx :)

Tracy said...

Wow Jules what a super job you've done. I think it will be 100% perfect for the gentleman it's for.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so special Jules, a lovely idea to make most of it touchy-feely for him, bless. I'm sure they will love it.

louise said...

I think you have made a fab job with the card and he will be able to feel all the detail which I am sure he will love.
Louise xx

Kerry said...

What a great idea to make the card very tactile. It is a very special card/birthday and I am sure the Customer will love it!
Love Kerry xxx

Mags said...

How incredibly thoughtful of you to make a tactile card. My Dad (he's only 90, a spring chicken compared with 100!) is also losing his sight, so I use a lot of embossing on his cards.

I'm sure the old gentleman who receives this card will appreciate your thoughtfulness. It looks pretty good, too!

luv, Mags x

Anonymous said...

it looks wonderful, and what an achievement for the dad, this mean a lot to him and the family I'm sure. You did awesome!!!!

Steph said...

Wow, Jules. What a fab card. Brilliant idea to use different textures, I'll bet he loves it. How amazing to reach such a ripe old age!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow Im sure the elderly chap will love the card, especially as he will be able to feel it rather than seeing it.
congratulations on your awards, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I think its just perfect hun, I'm sure he will love it
hugs shell xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. Such a great idea to make it as tactile as possible.

Nikki x

Delphine said...

Oh it must have taken a lot of thinking indeed! Love your idea of texture and the result is fabulous, I am sure your customer will love it! Hugs Delphine xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Great card Jules, what an age hey, hope he's in good health. There was a funeral at church on Friday, a lovely lady, I was in the choir with up til a few years ago, she was a 100 and had lived in her own home untill days before.She made card too. Don't know if I fancy living to 100 myself, full of aches and pains at 43.
have a good time with your visitors. janex

slinkycat said...

Great card! I love that he will be able to feel it!

Leanne x