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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, 28 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope today has been good for you.

It has been lovely and sunny here but a bit nippy!!! 

I am a bit earlier today as I am going off to see my Mum and have a colouring session whilst we put the world to rights (again LOL!!). 

I thought I would play along with the Stamp Fairy Challenge again this week - where the theme is to follow a recipe.

The recipe being .. .. .. a bit of sparkle, three design papers and two dies or punches.

Here is my creation

This used:

Image:  The Stamp Fairy "Lenny" from the Happy New Year section
Woodware Clear Stamp for the corner stars:  "FRCL009" Must Have Retro Words
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Citrus Stack"
Woodware Punch for the heart (more than one today LOL!)
Nestabilities Die:  Scalloped Edge Frame
Gold Embossing Powder
Glamour Dust

I know Lenny has come from the Happy New Year range of stamps but I think he will fit into any celebration theme   .. ..  birthdays, well done, congratulations .. .. .. and he is so lovely to colour!!!

So once again Thursday is the new Friday .. .. but for some strange reason it does actually feel like Friday already!! 

I am looking forward to seeing "the" wedding tomorrow.  I think they are such a lovely couple and Kate is going to make the most gorgeous, beautiful bride.  Lucky Prince William!!  What a shame his Mum cannot be there to share in their happiness.  That will be the only hint of sadness in what will be a wonderful day.

I hope everyone has a lovely evening and a great Bank Holiday weekend.



Dora said...

Hi Jules this is amazingly so sweet, I love the colours you chose.. and yes you are right, he is perfect for any celebration. .. I am looking forward to see THE wedding tomorrow.. still remember Diana's. Have a nice Bank Holiday weekend.. but well, I'll definitely be popping again. .. and thank you for your awesome comment on my card, really appreciate it :) And thank you also for joining us at Stamp Fairy. Hugs xxx

angelwhispers said...

Great celebration stamp and a brilliant design!! Enjoy tomorrow Love Chanelle xxx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Jules, so colourful and a lovely image. Have a fab bank holiday and enjoy watching the wedding!

jules said...

Aaw! gorgeous card Jules

Gerda said...

hi jules

now THAT is a cute card!! your coloring is fab and I love the sketch you used!! Keep them coming, we want to see many many more gorgeous cards.

Thanks for playing with us.

Hugs, Gerda

Amanda said...

Lovely card Jules, I bought some of these bears last week after seeing your creations

Netty said...

I think you're right about Lenny fitting any theme and not just coming out to play at New Year. He's lovely, and I love your papers. Fab card. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx (Stamp Fairy DT)

Doreen said...

This is as usual a beautiful card I love the glittery tie.Have a great weekend and enjoy the

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules :o) Lenny's very sweet and those papers are gorgeous - great colours. Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Love Stamp Fairy images, this is awesome, love the glitter and stars!

Fabulous, enjoy time with your Mum!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Super cute card

Thanks for joining us this week on STAMP FAIRY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Stella said...

Sweet, cute and gorgeous. I am impressed by your coloring skills. Gorgeous! A wonderful combo of gorgeous papers, a lovely image and pretty embellishments. Love it!!!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is simply stunning, gorgeous work big hugs love pops x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, Lenny is so sweet and definitely fitting for lots of occasions. He looks like one little bear that I would enjoy colouring as I usually struggle with them. Lovely! xx

Vicky said...

Hiya hun...and what a cutie is wee Lenny lol!..fabby layout and love the sparkly bits too..

Yep I'll be up nice and my craftroom with my tv!...and I cannot wait!

have a great evening..hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, this is so cute, perfect image for any occasion and love the fab colours you've used. Hope you've had fun with your mum and enjoy watching the wedding hun.

Donna x

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is so cute and i love your fab colours and design.
i`m hoping to catch some highlights of the wedding as i have to work till 2pm so will miss it :(

xx coops xx

Mags said...

Oh how cute! I love his sparkly tie! Have a great weekend!

luv, Mags x

Kylie said...

I absolutely love the colours you've used Jules and Lenny is just adorable!!

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the wedding this evening - it was absolutely beautiful :o) Although after watching it I need to make an urgent call to my MIL in the UK to bring me home some royal wedding merchandise hehe!

Happy long weekend, Kylie xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

You are right, this one can be used for many celebrations besides New Year's. Such an adorable image and I love your ribbon too! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

Deanne :)

Sharon Basel said...

Jules this is fabulous! I love the papers and your coloring of Lenny is terrific - he is a fun one to color! That sparkle on his tie is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with us at StampFairy!
Sharon :)

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jules love the image, colours and design of this one.
Lorraine x