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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, 21 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Woo hoo!!  A four day break .. .. though why I am saying that I don't know!!  We have nothing planned.  No exciting trips out or places to visit.  Just four days at home with hubby .. .. heaven!!

Lots of bullet points on our "things we would like to do about the house "list .. .. you know silly niggly jobs you never get around to .. .. plus some big ones we never get around to as well!!  LOL!!!

(I hope Mr Blogger is going to do the same and sort out some of his niggly jobs too as he is causing me a bit of grief at the moment).

But I am pleased to say there are also some "nice" things on our list too.  You know the DVD's you had at Christmas but still haven't watched etc.

However, for now I will share a quick make with you that carries with it some good news.

Firstly here is my share for the day:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Funky Hand Download "Love, Love, Love"
Sizzix Die: Flower Layers #5 and  "655217" Swirl
Cuttlebug Embossing Die:  Distressed Stripes
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy
Crafty Notions:  Dew Drops

Ribbon and fancy brad from the Stash Box

and now for the good news .. .. .. .. ..

There is going to be 25% off everything in the Funky Hand store .. .. woo hoo!!!

The sale starts tomorrow 22nd April at 10.00am and will last until Monday 25th April  at 10.00pm.. .. .. so if you would rather have a bit of craft stash instead of an Easter Egg you know where to go LOL!!!

You can visit the store by clicking here.

Plus whilst talking of all things Funky .. .. the new challenge started on the Funky 15th with a theme of Spots and Stripes. You can find the Get Funky! challenge blog here along with the free paper for this month (it is super scrummy).

Phew.. .. what a Funky long post!!!

Baby boy has come home tonight and I am cooking a curry .. .. best go and make sure it is OK.

I am looking forward to a good old blog catch up too.

Have a lovely evening everyone .. .. ahead of a lovely Easter.



Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the colours they are just perfect, big hugs pops x

Doreen said...

A simply gorgeous make again Jules, I love the flower. Have a great Easter

Anonymous said...

Love the grey and red!

awesome stuff as always Jules, hope you have a lovely Easter weekend, whatever you get upto!!!

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is so perfect and love the colours of the papers!! Have a lovely Easter Chanelle xxx

Dora said...

Wow this is gorgeous, beautiful background and flower.. yes woo hoo for the long weekend .. nothing planned for me too. Hugs xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, this is so lovely, fab papers and design. Love the gorgeous flower and faux stitching. Ooh! sounds like you have a lovely weekend ahead, hope you both have a relaxing time and don't forget the popcorn.

Donna x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules, the flower is perfect
Hugz Fleur xXx

Vicky said...

Stunning creation Jules....what a fabulous flower hun and such gorgeous dp's too...

hope you get round to do all your wee jobs...and have a lovely easter break too..!

hugs Vicky xx

Lynda said...

Beautiful card Jules - lovely colours too. I kept thinking yesterday was a Friday - these Bank Holidays do confuse me - is it Saturday today lol.

Have a great Easter Weekend.

Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

gorgeous - the stitching looks fab

Anonymous said...

Stunning card Jules!! Hope you have a lovely Easter xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.the flower is gorgeous and i love your fab colours and design.
have a fab easter weekend :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

What a striking card Jules, gorgeous colours! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend :o) Lisa x

Little K Smith said...

Oohhh love this Jules! A great colour combo and a gorgeous flower :)

Chloe said...

This card is beautiful, love the colours !

Chloe x

craftimamma said...

Love this Jules. I always like your faux stitching but when I try it, mine looks a right old mess.

Lesley Xx