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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.


Friday, 1 April 2011


Good morning everyone

Well here I am as promised .. .. bright and early with my DT card for the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge for April.

Were you one of the winners from last month? 

If so, congratulations!! ..    if not then I am sorry :-(    ... ... perhaps you might win this month.

The theme for April is "Black and White and One Other Colour"  .. .. .. but you are allowed to use additional colours for skin tones or hedgehog prickles etc

But no hedgehog prickles for me this time .. .. here is my creation

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3636K" Flying Stars
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Leone Em Pty Punch: Ash Branch
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
ProMarkers and Aqua Markers
Glossy Accents
Flowers, brads, feathers, button, ribbon and lots of teeny tiny beads from the Stash Box

So for me it was black, white and green .. .. .. I hope you get chance to pop over and see what all my DT buddies created.  There are some awesome creations.

All the rules and regulations are on the Challenge Blog here.  I hope you get chance to play along with us.

In the meantime that is me for now. 

Have a lovely Friday!!!!



Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the Black + White and Green!!!

Will defnitely try to participate this month!

Anne said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card! I love green and the ribbons and pearls and..... everything..... are beautiful.

Anne x

jules said...

oh my Jules this is just gorgeous!!!!love it!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh, that's LOVELY Jules. What a great colour combo.
Hugs, Sandra

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, though I personally would have chosen a different colour to green to with the b&w I really like the card. Everything just goes together quite stylishly.

I'm actually going to visit my sister today. So I'll hear more of the drama in her world lol!

Hugs, Pauline x

brenda said...

I just love this Jules.

I know you said the colours were not really you, but they really are stunning.

B x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the little beads on the image.

Nikki x

lisa said...

I love this stamp, Jules. It always looks stunning, but the green and black looks great together.
Hope you have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

angelwhispers said...

I'm loving this and such wonderful images just love the use of colour its looks so elegant!! Chanelle xxx

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card, Jules! Love how you integrate the black/ white + green onto this beautiful card! Love it! I think I'm going to CAS it!

Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Jules, love the lush feathers!

Your wedding stationery examples are very elegant.

Have a great weekend,

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules! Love the image, great colours and all the beads and ribbons look FAB :o) Lisa x

Juls said...

so stylish!!!! Loving the beading detail, hugs Juls

Kaz said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is stunning! I adore your colour choice and those embellishments are just fabulous!
Kaz :0)

Doreen said...

Stunning Jules,I love the green, and those lush

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely elegant card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love all your little pearls, Jules and your colour combo is a treat! Hugs, Lesley

john.matanda said...

Hi Jules
Another beautiful card love the colour combination
Love Carol x

Sally H said...

Wow, Jules! This is just Gorgeous! I forget that is a penny black stamp - I've got that one!

susiestacey said...

Wow wow wow wow lost for words - stunning x Susan x

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous card Jules, the colours just zing, gorgeous and pearls, lovely:0) xxx

Jackie said...

Gorgeous Jules, a really lovely colour combination :) xx

Ellie said...

Wow, Jules this is amazing! Love how the green looks with black and white, I am going to give this color combo a try! Your papers look amazing and I just love those tiny pearls you added! Beautiful!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just stunning, got this stamp so glad of some inspiration. colours and design gorgeous. janex

Jennifer said...

Oooh..stunning Jules! Very effective way of using your beads. I have so many beads I should try this! Have a great weekend! xx Jenny xx

Shirley said...

Whoa! How very frolic lovely! I love pearls too and you have certainly done them justice. Love the way you used the brads too!

Tracy said...

Hi Jules,
I love your + 1 colour, great colour combo and a gorgeous creation, the pearls look beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, just catching up on all your makes. All great but this one is stunning! Love this image and the way you have used it with the green. Gorgeous.
Avril x

Beryl said...

Hi Jules - just having my weekly catch up. Fab selection since I last managed a visit - and this one is my absolute fave. It's so fresh and clean looking and just SCREAMS spring.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules this is stunning the image, pearls and additional colour of green looks wonderful.
Lorraine x