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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.


Thursday, 10 March 2011


Hi Everyone

Firstly may I say a big thank you for all the lovely comments and words of encouragement you left on my wedding stationery post of yesterday.  I am so pleased you liked what I showed and have been spending a good bit of today trying to take more photographs. 

As soon as there is something worth looking at I will let you all know my website address.  It will only be very basic to begin with .. .. a work in progress .. .. but hopefully special enough to show what I can do.

Once again only one general card made today and that is one I can't share!!  Typical!!

But I can share the news that Anice from Funky Hand has released a new set of papers for download .. ... Rainbow Polkadots.  You can find them here.

The DT were given the download to work from a couple of weeks ago and you wouldn't believe the number of times I have picked the papers up to use and then suddenly thought to myself . .. no .. .. you can't use them yet .. .. they aren't released LOL!!!

But now they are..... yay!! .. ... and here is one of the creations I made with them.

This used:

Papers:  Funky Hand Downlaod Rainbow Polkadots
Image and Sentiment:  Funky Hand CD "Colour Me Happy"
Diamond Stickles and a little butterfly sitting waiting to be used in the stash box

What a frugal list!!

I simply printed my image and sentiment onto my white card then printed again onto the patterned paper .. .. but deleting the sentiment first so as not to waste any of my lovely spotty paper .. .. cut the shapes out and stuck them on!!  Super simple, super quick!!!

If you don't have the new Craft the Year Away CD though you won't be able to do the writing I'm afraid.  The new one up-dates any of the other Papercraft Factory CD's you may have already installed on your system.

I don't know about you but I can't wait for the tulips to start appearing in the gardens .. .. though I somehow doubt they will be quite the same as those on my card LOL!!

Well my business cards arrived today!!  How is that for speed.  I designed them on line yesterday at 1.00pm and they were delivered to me by courier before 1.00pm today and I am really pleased with them.  Something else ticked off the "don't forget to do" list!!!

Hope you all have a good evening. 

My turn to cook tonight (but everything is prepared).  Prawn and tuna pasta in a garlic and cream sauce with mushrooms and spring onions.  Mmm.. ..  I am ready now ..  hope the bath doesn't relax me too much LOL!!!

Catch you again tomorrow



Anonymous said...

Fab, bright, cheery and springlike card Jules! Really lovely. xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hi Ya . . . just sitting here blog hopping while some dye takes care of my grey hair!

Love the dotty card.

Hugs, Sandra

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the funky tulips and just love that dotty paper :)
Your tea sounds yummy too! Enjoy!

Craftycat said...

Tee hee, I have been eyeing up these papers myself :)

Wishcraft said...

Love this Jules. It's so bright and cheerful and I love tulips. The new spotty papers look fab :o) Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Fleur said...

WOW Jules ~ I love this, it's so bright & cheerful
Hugz Fleur xXx

Scrappymax said...

Ooh Jules this is fabulous, I love those images. I think this is one I am going to have to be getting, oh no more pennies.
Max x

Cynthia said...

SO cute, Jules! I can't wait for the tulips here either. :-)

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, clean and crisp if you see what I mean.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

This is awesome!!! I just love the papers and design of this card, very cool!!!

AND PS; I have used Snippets on a Xmas Card I posted this morning ;-)

Jennifer said...

Stunning Jules!...Loving all the spotty dots xx Jenny xx

louise said...

Gorgeous card the colours are so striking and your tea sounds yummy too.
Louise xx

Anice said...

A beautiful card as always. Now I know why I have you on my design make me look good
Big Hugs
Anice xx

Lynda said...

Stunning card!

Love Lynda xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love it! just perfect in design, I like dotty papers nearly as much as gingham . very striking. janex

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules I would wonder what my tulips had caught if they came out like that, but is a stunning card I love the idea of just using those papers they are gorgeous. with hugs Shirleyx

coops said...

gorgeous card the fab polka dots and tulips.great sparkle and layout too :D

xx coops xx

Pops x said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie in fabulous colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Jules I so love the Polka Dots they look so effective, this reminds me of the country and picnics.
Lorraine x