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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, 15 February 2011


Hi there everyone

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine evening.

The House of Hearts was a romantic place to be .. .. but I can still smell the cooking from last night .. .. it was lovely at the time but not so attractive this morning!!  So all the windows and the back door is open and hopefully the fresh air will soon do its business.

Today it is my turn to launch the new challenge over at Get Funky!

My post is all done and scheduled and should be appearing anytime now .. .. if all has gone to plan!!!

Here is the creation I used to launch the month

This used:

All Patterned Papers:  Funky Hand CD "Craft the Year Away"
Sentiment:  Funky Hand "Our Betty" Stamps set "Love N That"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag
Sizzix Dies:  "656640" Tattered Florals and "655217" Swirl
Brad, Ribbon and Gems from the Stash Box

Actually not all of the papers are from the CD.  The strip of hearts has actually been cut from the freebie paper that Anice has designed especially for the the challenge this month.

Tee hee .. .. .. as you might have guessed I am making the most of all the love that is around at the moment and asking that you "show us your heart".

I hope that you get chance to play along with us and Get Funky!  All the rules and the link to the free paper can be found on the challenge blog here.

Have a lovely day everyone.  As my post is nice and early today that should mean I can have a good old blog catch up tonight .. .. mega behind with my hopping!!!!



Debbie said...

Loving the flower and borders on your card Jules.You're so clever.The colours go together beautifully.Have a good day.Debbie x

Vicky said...

Just wonderful Jules and that flower is amazing hun. Great border punch too and fab ribbon :o)

Have a lovely day sweetie and I'm glad you had a fab evening :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Fleur said...

WOW Jules this is gorgeous.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules your card is absolutely stunning, the flower is gorgeous and the papers fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nikbee said...

This is a fantastic card Jules. I love the papers and the flower is amazing.

Nikki x

AuniLeigh said...

Love this, the colors are great and that bold pop of black really makes it. We can always count on Jules to have great stuff posted.

jules said...

Hi Jules wow gorgeous card!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! The flower is soooo gorgeous! xx

Anonymous said...

Looks Great!!!
Will have to check out the challenge! and of course it had to have something heart-related hehe

Glad you had a nice V-Day!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Great card so funky! love it. Must try and enter the challenge (spechly as I've got the colour me happy cd......)



Allison said...

soo pretty Jules

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules :o) Love that fabby flower and the lovely papers. Lisa x

Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous Jules,so pretty I love the

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, sounds like you two had a lovely evening. This is a gorgeous card, love the fab papers and the flower is beautiful.

Donna x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.the papers and colours are gorgeous.i do love how you have inked the edges of the flower, it really stands out :D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

Wow - what a fabulous flower. Gorgeous card.
Beryl xx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jules and love the Valentines card below as well. Fabby flower.

Juls said...

ooooooooooooh this is just gorgeous!!!! Hugs Juls

hyper_ni said...

Gorgeous card, a great start to the challenge, must get mine done!

PS. I've given you a blog award, hope that is ok! Pop over to my blog to receive it! :) Ni x

hyper_ni said...

Gorgeous card, a great start to the new challenge!

PS. I have given you a blog award, hope that's ok! Pop by my blog to receive it! Ni x

Craftbugmum said...

Oh lovely card I've just become a follower and can't wait to have a good look through your creations.
Fi xx