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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.

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

PENNY BLACK AT ALLSORTS BLOG HOP

Hi Everyone

THE BLOG HOP HAS NOW FINISHED - I HOPE YOU HAD FUN IF YOU PLAYED ALONG.           Love Jules xx

Well this is going to be one very long post today because it is going to cover the Penny Black at Allsorts blog hop and the new look Funky Hand challenge.

So firstly, are you visiting me to take part in the Penny Black at Allsorts Blog hop? .. .. .. if so then you will have arrived here from my lovely teamie Tracy.

If you are not part of the hop .. .. but would like to be .. .. then you need to start at the very beginning which means visiting the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge blog, leaving a comment there, and then start hopping to wherever you are directed to go in order to collect letters for re-arranging into the grid below.

_ _ _ A _       _ _ _ _ _ S


You will be collecting nine letters in total .. .. from nine blogs .. .. .. and re-arranging them to make two words (you have been given two letters in order to help you on your way - aren't we kind!!!).  

Once you have collected all your letters, simply decided what the two words are, and then email your answer over to Brenda at .. .. .. brenda@ibas.co.uk  .. .. .. where there is another prize at the end for one lucky winner who gets the two words correct.  Oh it is like Christmas all over again don't you think?

Each of the nine blogs you are visiting has their own individual prize and to be in with a chance of winning those prizes you simply need to leave a comment on each person's blog. 

So what is the prize you can win from my blog?

Well my card gives you a good idea




You can win this lovely Penny Black image (but you get a brand spanking new stamp of your own .. ..  no way are you having mine as I love it too much LOL!!!) .. .. .. and also my lovely boss Anice  from Funky Hand has kindly donated for the winner a copy of the "Colour Me Happy" Papercraft Factory CD

The papers on my card have been taken from the CD just to give you a little taster of what you could win.  This is the most recent Funky Hand CD (but a new one is going to be released soon so watch this space!!)

So it is a double whammy from me .. ..


A Penny Black Stamp .. .. .. "3964H" My Little Cupcake



 and a Funky Hand Papercraft Factory CD





So if you would like to win my prizes .. .. simply leave me a comment using Mr Linky at the end of this almighty post.  The closing date is midnight on Saturday, 22nd January.

But what letter should you be picking up from me?  Well before I tell you that I need to tell you about some exciting changes for the Funky Hand challenge  .. ..  Get Funky.

We have now moved the challenge so that it starts on the 15th of each month .. .. .. otherwise known as the "Funky Fifteenth".

But you don't get to see all of our creations in one go .. .. we are spreading them out over the course of the month .. .. so every few days you will see another creation to inspire you .. .. .. along with the odd crafting tip and tutorial thrown in for good measure.

The hostess with the mostest  for our first new look challenge is my great teamie Allison.  She is kicking things off over at Get Funky! today so I hope you have chance to pop over there too and perhaps take part in the challenge this month which has the theme "going round in circles".

Below is a card I have made to celebrate the launch of our new challenge and to show off the freebie download that Anice has made available (so there is no excuse for not joining in).  The freebie is the background paper with the large circles .. .. .. the smaller dottie paper is from the Colour Me Happy CD which you can win above.




These papers have been given a bit of distressing around the edges with Barn Door distress ink .. .. .. and as you can see there are lots of circles going on for me .. .. even the flower was made from circles of paper and vellum that have been wet, scrunched up, and dried with a heat gun.

 I hope you decide to Get Funky! as well as blog hop!! LOL!!.

So after all of that .. .. back to the blog hop .. .. .. the letter you need from me is the letter "T" (and probably a "cup of tea" too after all of that).

So where do you go to next?   Well you need to go and visit my lovely teamie Mervi and see what clue she has for you.

Have a lovely day everyone and happy hopping!! 

Don't forget to link with Mr Linky below if you would like to be in with a chance of winning my prizes .. .. .. a winner will be randomly generated from the Mr Linky entrants and  announced on Sunday 23rd January.

Love


133 comments:

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, love the first one, got a very soft spot for glitter.... and PB stamps.

Hugs
Maarit

pinky said...

Two gorgeous creations Jules, I so love that little pb card, never came across that image before:) Hopping on.

brenda said...

Morning Jules

A gorgeous PB creation and your Funky one is lovely as well. Great balancing act !

Thanks for being part of the team and the Blog Hop.

B x

Jan Castle said...

Love the flower...great card!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

I LOVE what you posted today! That PB caterpillar is so sweet - and love the glitter you popped on him/her. And I adore the flower you made on the 2nd card - it looks amazing!! I'll have to try this out.
Thanks for the chance to win the prizes from the Blog hop :-)

Lauren Colless said...

Hi Jules! I love that flower in the last card, it's quite effective isn't it?

Lauren Colless said...

Hi Jules again, not sure if my last comment saved, my computer did something odd :s. Was just mentioning how effective the folded flower is on the second card :)

Dawn said...

cool idea for a hop.. Your cards are awesome

Nikbee said...

I love the image and the colours on the first card. The flower is fab on the second.

Nikki x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Jules,

Your cards are beautiful. I love the bright colours on the first one and the flower on the second one is fabulous!

Thank you for your blog hop letter. I'm off to the next hop stop now.

Have a great weekend.
Clare x

Anita said...

What a cute stamp and such a lovely card you've made with it. X Anita

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Jules!!!
i love the colour combination. red and turqouise ! >< and the second one,i love the flowers so much..
thanks for sharing
x
cathy fong

Lorraine said...

your card is sooo cute,,

Andrea6760 said...

Thank you so much for participating in the blog hop so that we could have some fun and a chance to win! I really want to win the My Little Cupcake stamp..its SO me!! I also love the papers from Funky Hand. They are perfect with Penny Black stamps!

Thanks again for having the hop!
*Hugs*
~Andrea

sunnysideup said...

Love the funky caterpillar ,my fav combo Lt blue and pink.Second card looks great too.

Doreen said...

Gorgeous creations as usual Jules.xxx

Larisa said...

Julies!!! Great cards! Love PB images so much!

Loopylou. said...

oh jules!! both of your cards today are absolutely gorgeous hun!!! i love your little caterpillar and the flowery card is beautiful. huge hugs Lou xxx

sandra said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for letter and for fun!
Hugs!
Sandra!

CarinaCina said...

So cute! :)

/Cina99
http://cina99.bloggplatsen.se

Donna Mosley said...

These are both gorgeous cards Jules, love the yummy papers you've used. The caterpillar is super cute and your flowers are very beautiful Thanks for the chance to win your yummy candy.

Donna x

Squirrel x said...

Both gorgeous cards hun, but any caterpillar with cakes is welcome in my house LOL! Hugs, Sxx

workshopofniili said...

great hopps, great cards, great fun! thank you!

Marianne said...

Really great card! Love the stitching!
Thanks for the bloghop!
marianne

Tiiti said...

So cute cards, love your choices of colors and papers.

Lynda said...

That little caterpillar is soooooooooo cute and the flower on your Funky Hand card is amazing!

Love Lynda xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wowee Jules two stunning cards, I love your caterpiller hes so cute and your flower gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Pauline C said...

2 gorgeous cards Jules - both fabulous in different ways. Thanks for the fabulous prize you are offering too - thanks for the chance ti win :-)
Hugs
Pauline x

Mervi said...

Hi Jules!
Lovely cards, cute PB image ,
happy hopping;-))m

cebelica said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the image on the first one and on the second one the flower caught my attention. Nicely done!

*hugs*

Jeannie said...

Great cards and that's a fab flower!
Jeannie x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

totally awesome Jules!

Love that caterpillar and the colour combo!!!

and love that flower!!

AshKuku said...

I love the image & the lace border on the card.... Gives an extra edge... Thanks for sharing all these yummies... Wsihes & Hugs))))

Ash....
(http://hastkala-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ellie said...

I Love all of your cards! Beautiful!

Selena said...

What a striking card! Versatile too, I can think of all sorts of uses for a stamp like that!

Selena x

chris said...

Hi Jules wow wow wow, what beautiful cards they are both so special.
hugs chris xx

Hazeyj said...

Your two cards are smashing Jules and I spotted the hearts too! Hazel x

ChickieChirps said...

Both lovely cards! I love the colours schemes you have used!

Arabella

Deirdre said...

Love your cards!

Shirley said...

At last I have found my way here after a bit of a stressfull morning. Both your cards are lovely Jules and all the colours work so well together. I love the stitching and pricking as these are two of my favourite techniques. I am on the lookout for a very samll sewing machine to do stitching on my cards as I do not want to leave my large machine out all the time. Do you do your stitching with a small machine? If so what sort do you use as your stitching is great.

Shirley

Steffi said...

I love the funky card, gorgeous flower!!! Is there a tutorial somewhere? I´d love to learn to make those flowers.

I´d love to win one of your prices but I dont have a blog. :/

Have a great day-
STeffi

Paulette said...

Jules, Your cards are so retro with the papers you printed from the Funky Hand Paper Craft CD. The cup cake stamp you are giving away is so cute and cup cakes are so in right now. I don't have a blog and I can't figure out how to link or find my URL. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Debbie Johns said...

Hi Jules,love your card. The image is so cute.The papers etc.. are so bright and breezy.Thank you for the chance to win your goodies.Take care.Debbie x

loftylass said...

Lovely cards Jules, I love that PB stamp, and your flower on the second card is gorgeous.
HW
x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

I love all your cards but that Catepillar - too cute - I think I need him - he or she would make great cards for Operation Write Home.

Did you know Caterpillars can bite?

Barb Housner

Louise said...

Cute little caterpillar card!!!

vicki said...

Soooo cute! Love it.

Ellie said...

These are both so gorgeous Jules! Love the sparkly littly caterpillar! And what a gorgeous flower you made for the other card too.

Kras said...

Today the weather is sunny and I visited your blog

Giulia said...

This is my first blog hop! I write your letter clue and now I'm going to continue hop!

Bye
Giulia

Giulia said...

This is my first blog hop! I write your letter clue and now I'm going to continue hop!

Bye
Giulia

Giulia said...

This is my first blog hop! I write your letter clue and now I'm going to continue hop!

Bye
Giulia

vicki said...

Love the cards

deesdesigns said...

The papers are just yummy and I love how you used them on your layout. The image is perfectly colored.

Julye said...

What a cute stamp, not seen this one before and the papers are fab too. Thanks for the chance and sharing too

KraftyKaren said...

That caterpillar stamp is a real cutie - love the papers that you have used on your card too.

Linda said...

You're right! This stamp is cute and your colors make it so fun!

Katina said...

Fabulous cards Jules, I especially love the second one - your flower is amazing and it really made me realise how pathetic my recent attempts have been, ha, ha!! xxx

Frea said...

Hi Jules, love your card and that catterpillar is just sooo funny!! It really makes me smile and I can do with a smile at the moment. Thanks hun!! Hugs, Frea

Barbara Moore said...

Really cute cards! Love the colors.

Clarkiebelle said...

I love the caterpillar and the cupcakes happy hopping thanks Nicola

Clarkiebelle said...

Lovely Caterpillar and yummy cakes, Thanks Nicola

Kattiz said...

Beautyful cards! I hope I did this right ;)

snailzpace said...

beautiful cards! the cupcakes are making me hungry.

ribenaruby said...

Oh wow, lovely creations, and what great prize with a Cd too! Ruby x

Sharon Peele said...

I love what you did for your background on the first card!! and the second is gorgeous too, love the flower!!

Mommy said...

Love the "heart" and love you put into your card art! What a sweet idea! Happy hopping...I will be back!

Tracy said...

Your spoiling us today Jules, two really gorgeous creations, both are equally fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

'The Crafting Owl' said...

What a cute card! Just lurve that caterpillar.

Eve said...

Luv the flower you made! Very Pretty, so is the color!

Kat said...

Great card Jules. Love the colour combo and that beautiful flower. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

Kat x

Loreal Blondi said...

What a cutie that images with cupcakes! I love those too :)

Faye said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I think both these cards are gorgeous, just love 'em. xx

Ann said...

love your super zingy creation - just stunning.
Ann xxx

Kathleen said...

Love the flower on the second card, thank you for the chance to win your fab prize.

Linda W said...

I love this card Jules, the image is really cute and I like the stitching. The flower is lovely on the second card and the colours are so warm. Linda x

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards--love the PB caterpillar and your funky flower!

LillaMinne said...

Love your colouring with the sparkly bodyparts of the PB-worm :-) Super Cute!

coops said...

fantastic cards jules.love your pb card, the image is fab and i wish my stitching looked like yours :D
love your flower card too, the flower is stunning and gorgeous papers :D

xx coops xx

JLJ Designs said...

Great cards!

Jennifer

Helen said...

Your caterpillar card is gorgeous. I love the combination of papers, punching and stamping.

Sharon said...

The caterpillar card is beautiful, I love the papers and colour scheme.

Claire's cards said...

I love both your cards Jules, and wow, a CD with dotty paper, yes please I'd love that.
Claire xxx

Victoria said...

Love those cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jean McKenzie said...

What a cute caterpillar card! Both lovely cards - love the glitter on him!!

Edith said...

This card is so cute! Love it!

Dawn said...

I love hopping! Great prizes! Thanks for the chance! Had a wander round your lovely blog while I was here! It's FAB!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Helen said...

Hi Jules
I like your caterpillar with all of the glitter on it.
Helen xxx

Marta said...

Love the flowers on both cards! :)
//Marta

PS. Couldn't leave a comment with mr.l.

Paula said...

Such sweet cards, and great prizes! I really love the first card with the caterpillar - and I found the hearts of course!

Katherine said...

Love the stitching and the image is ultracute! Great job!

lovetomakecards said...

The glitter on the caterpillar really makes it stand out. Cute,cute.

lovetomakecards said...

Love the glitter on the caterpillar card. Makes it stand out. Cute,cute!

Jill W said...

Your cards are awesome. I love the stamp for the fist card. J
3girlsnurse@att.net

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful card Jules, don't think I've ever seen that stamp before!

Hugs
Brenda

Marion said...

Wow! Two gorgeous works of art Jules. Just love that cute cupcake PB stamp. Wonderful flower on the second card.
Marion

Louisa said...

Love your cards! Image is so cute! I'm off for another hop! Louisa

Julie said...

Your catterpillar is lovely - love the glitter on it too!!

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Cute cards!

Julia said...

Love the cards and that stamp is too cute!!!

Elin said...

Lovely cards u got!

osirisandloki said...

i am loving the Caterpillar!!!!!

Cynthia said...

Hi Jules
Love your colour combo such a happy card!
Cheers
Cynthia

Christy Beans said...

Definitely fun and playful colors! =) Happy Hopping!

Booknplays said...

I found yourblog thanks to this hop. Will come back to explore more when I finish the hop. I like what I have seen so far!

Lila Castro said...

Gorgeous cards Jules,love the glitter on it too.

Theresa Kamp said...

I love this stamp so cute and so colorful
thanks for sharing
Krafty Kamp

Whisper said...

Oh hun, i so love what you have done with cute, but i'm never sure what to do with it, image, Luv Sam x

Doug & Liz said...

Wow you cards are amazing

Liz

Yvonne Russell said...

Cute card and image and a fun, generous giveaway. Thank you.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

I'm here from the blog hop - what great prizes you have on offer! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tina

kathleen said...

Great blog hop and lovely cards.

Kathleen x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

these are super designerish, just love them . janex

Chrysalis said...

What a lovely cheery card for a grey day - thanks! x

scrapperjulia said...

Beautiful cards, Juls! Thanks for the fun blog hop

little man's momma said...

Such a great card and I love that stamp!!!

otomys said...

These cards are so very pretty. I love the caterpillar. Thanks for the blog hop, Jules.
Amelia x

Amy Li said...

Super cool prizes. And your cards are awesome!

Amy Li said...

Super cool prizes. And your cards are awesome!

Christine said...

Love this colourful PB creation cute stamp thanks for a great hop

smiles Christine xx

Lorraine said...

Your card is lovely. I really like the stamp and the papers are beautiful. Thanks for the blog hop.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I thought I might have already left a comment here as I have certainly admired your two makes but perhaps I didn't. Both are lovely. Your cakeapillar is soo cute and your flower card a delight. Hope I win! 22nd is my birthday! Hugs, Lesley

Yenni Natalia said...

Gorgeous card dear :) and i love the catepillar :P TOO CUTE..

thanks for the chance to win such a yummy goodies :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy C.

xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning Cards! Wow, that flower is amazing!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Jules love the colouring and beautiful image, the detail is lovely.
Hugs Linda

bramblesmummy said...

This is my first blog hop ever. very exiting. your cards are lovely. I particularly like the caterpillar. Thanks for sharing. Heather x

Khin Hnin said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like how u made the flower! (: and thanks heaps for the chance to win!

Hugs,
Khin

Craftycat said...

You have been busy whilst we were away, will have to come back later after the hop to caych up :)
x

annies place said...

You made the hearts easy to find! I do love visiting your blog & what a cutey caterpiller

Esther said...

super cute card, love that caterpillar..thanks for the opportunity adn inspiration..Esther xx

Katarina said...

Love the colours on your top card. The glitter on the worm is a great detail. Such a stunning card.

Minnamanna said...

What a funny card! Makes me smile!
Thanks for the chance to win.