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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, 1 March 2011


Hi there!!

Pinch and a punch first day of the month .. .. .. .. Happy March everyone!!

Here I am bright and early as promised as today is the launch of the next Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge and the theme this week is ......

"Welcome Spring"

Well I don't know about you but I am certainly looking forward to Spring .. .. I hope its beautiful colours and soft sunshine days aren't too far away.

We had some wonderful entries into the challenge last month .. .. you are certainly enjoying sharing your lovely creations with us and we hope that you get chance to play along this month as well. 
Here is my little make to "welcome Spring"

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3351H" Spring Greetings
Backing Papers:  Funky Hand Paper Factory "Craft The Year Away"
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Woodware Punches:  Daisy Flowers
Promarkers and Aquamarkers
(and lots of bits of black in from my Gel Pen LOL!!!)

So that is my share. 

Pop along to the main challenge blog here to see all the creations from my lovely team mates and all the lovely prizes that are on offer this month.

Have a lovely day.



Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the image is really cute.

Nikki x

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Loving this fresh & bright card - the faux stitching really pops!
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules.Fabulous colours.Have a good

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow this is so gorgeous, I love how you have done your stitching everyone is the same size its done so perfectly.
hope you are ok,sorry I haven't been around to see you so much. hugs chris xxx

jules said...

Jules Aaw!! gorgeous card!!!!!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules that is gorgeous, love the beautiful colouring and papers. with hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Mel said...

great the it the extra little eyecatcher

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, lovely colours. Sue x

Delphine said...

Oh Jules, how beautiful! Such a lovely image and I absolutely LOVE the colours of your card! Gorgeous papers and flowers, and the black faux stitching looks fab! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Mervi said...

So beautiful and I love the colours;-))m

Pops x said...

This is just gorgeous chick, love the image hugs pops x x x

Sally H said...

That is wonderful, Jules! Very cute!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is so sweet and i love the fab gingham papers and pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

OOOH that bunny is the sweetest, guess its time to get out the bunnies, its almost that time of year!!!

*waiting for winter* I can use some boring cold winter, instead of getting tropical rain every night, trees down and everything after last nights lil electrical storm whirlwind! Over it! lol.

Nicola said...

I like this alot. It has really cheered me up and made it feel like spring for me. Hugs Nicola xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love your pretty card, the design is fab and so is the handrawn stitching. janex

Tracy said...

I love your spring creation, gorgeous colours. I found the heart but it took a while.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

AsAlwaysAngela said...

I love the Penny Black stamps! Perfect card for Spring!

Claire said...

Another beautiful creation Jules, I love the colours, they bring on a real spring mood.
Claire xxx

Lynne K said...

Oh, what gorgeous colours! The faux stitching is so even I thought at first that it was stamped. Very impressive! xx

louise said...

Hi Jules fab card love all the faux stitching and the colours you have used.
Hugs Louise xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I totally LOVE this card and EVERYTHING about it.
Hugs, Sandra

Juls said...

fab!!! Loving all the gingham!!! Hugs Juls