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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.


Wednesday, 13 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Today it was my turn to post over on the Get Funky! Challenge blog where the theme has been "Zing into Spring"!!

The Challenge will end tomorrow evening so I thought I would post nice and early so that if you wanted to take part you still have all of today and tomorrow to get creating.

The only rule is that you have to have a Funky paper or "extra" on your project.

We realise that not everyone has Funky stash just yet so Anice has provided a lovely freebie paper that you can use.  You can find that here.

Here is my little inspiration piece.

For this I used:

Backing papers:  Funky Hand CD "Funky Seasons"
Sizzix Flower Die:  "654981" Daisies
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy
Woodware Punch:  Daisy
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Brad and Ribbon from the Stash Box

I hope that you like my little creation and that you get chance to play along with the theme.  You can win a download of your choice if you are chosen as the winner .. .. and all of the downloads are lush so you will be spoilt for choice (plus there is another one up and coming soon .. .. but I didn't tell you that!!  LOL!!).

Have a lovely day everyone.

The weather doesn't look quite so impressive today but we could actually do with a bit of rain to water in good and proper all the weed and feed my hubby has sprinkled over the lawns!!

Spring for us so far means dandelions!!  Perhaps I should have chosen another colour combo for my project LOL!!.

I see that someone has stolen all of my followers from my blog .. .. oh dear .. .. I hope you are all safe and haven't been abducted by aliens!!



Anonymous said...

oooh you really have gone zing into spring!

I really love this colour comob and card! Its really neat, not too bright at all. but I love this type of thing, just makes me happy!!!

Have a great day!

craftimamma said...

Well I'm still here Jules! I actually clicked on your blog in my sidebar expecting the post before this one so must have come through the visitor's door just as you posted, lol!

Beautiful card today in such lovely colours. Really fresh and springlike.

Lesley Xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Morning Jules . . . your followers appear to have returned now!!!! Blogger has given them back to you!

Can I just say WOW! That card is SUPERB I love the zingy colours and that flower is just FAB. I also love that cute little loveheart tag. A sure-fire crowd pleaser this one!

Hugs, Sandra

Pops x said...

Stunning creation big hugs love pops x x x

Nicola said...

Oh my I love it and those bright colours have cheered me up as it is very dull her not very spring like at all today. Loving the flower too. Hugs Nicola xx

Tracey T said...

What a lovely, bright, cheerful card for a grey and drizzly day here in Scotland! I love these colours and the daisy is just fab! xx

hyper_ni said...

Such a gorgeous card, love the colours and that punch is fab! I feel a shopping trip coming on! ;) x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the layered flower is fab.

Nikki x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hey there Jules! Yes, I've been away again! I'm getting pretty tired of travelling and missing out on my blog buddy commentary and then trying to catch up. How do you manage to make soooooooo many luuuuuuurvly cards soooooooooo often?!?!!
I have checked out them all and loved them all but with 70 blogs to catch up with and some DT stuff to do, I'm going to have to settle for one comment here today.
Thank you so much for responding to my last question. I'm ever so pleased that things are going so well for you.
If I wasn't already married, I'd be sure to make an order!!!
Big hugs, Lesley

mckinkle said...

Oh what a gorgeous Spring card Jules, it is just perfect!

I also love your gorgeous butterfly on the card below especially with the inner body part with the gems on, so pretty!

What a lovely trip Ive had looking over your blog, you make the most beautiful cards Jules!

Keryn x

Jacee said...

Love this Jules, such fresh colours and I love that flower!!
Hugs Jacee

Jennifer said...

I love the colour choice Jules....just gorgeous! xx Jenny xx

Lynda said...

Wow fabulous card and I love that huge daisy!

Love Lynda xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the

Stella said...

wow wow wow; gorgeous!!!

Sally H said...

Beautiful. I don't do pink on it's own much, but pink and green is great together. I can see you followers, but where your name usually is there is a grey square. Are you wearing your invisibility cloak?! x

Anonymous said...

This is a stunner Jules! I love the colours and that gorgeous flower and ... well everything! xx

Vicky said...

Oh it's gorgeous Jules and I love the big flower too...

have a great evening..hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i love your zingy colour combo and the flower and details are gorgeous.
my followers keep vanishing and then coming back again.naughty blogger i think :D

xxx coops xxx

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Jules! I love the colour combo, fantastic papers and yoru flower is gorgeous! I am glad to see I am not the only one whose followers were abducted this morning... I sort of panicked, tried to understand (for a very long time!!!), then gave up... Tonight they are back, so are yours, pheww, they probably were together! Hugs Delphine xx

Dora said...

OMG this is so pretty, wow awesome, I'm so glad your followers button came up again. Hugs xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Lovely zingy card! Love the layered up flower and the bps.



Allison said...

gorgeous card Jules

Donna Mosley said...

Hey Jules, your followers are going nowhere hun, not when it's so great here. Love this fab creation. Gorgeous colours and beautiful flower. Not been so good here today weatherwise. :o)

Donna x

Tracy said...

I love this Jules, it's so bright and cheerful and will brighten up anybodys day.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jackie said...

great card Jules, I love pink and green together.

Chloe said...

I love this card and i love the colours ! Me and my mum look for the heart on all your cards, and all your cards are amazing !

Chloe xx