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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, 14 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope you are all well .. .. and a bit warmer than yesterday!!  The cold snap came as a bit of a shock after the lovely sunshine we have been having.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Funky make yesterday. They were all very much appreciated and also welcome to my new followers. I hope you enjoy the little makes I post.

A quick share of the second stamp I picked up from Dunelm.  Such a cute stamp but to be honest I didn't realise quite how big it was until I came to attach it to an acrylic block this morning!!!  In fact it is nearly the whole face of my card blank .. .. and they are 144 x 144 !!

It was a lovely image to colour and again I might have gone a bit overboard with the glamour dust .. .. but it needed it!!  LOL!!!

So here is my make:

This used:
Image:  Trimcraft "HCCL007" Fairy Cake Frolics
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand Papercraft Factory "Craft The Year Away"
Glamour Dust
Ribbon from the Stash Box

and that is it.  Mind you not much room on the card for anything else really LOL!!

I don't know if you have noticed but I have also put a little link at the top of my side bar to my lovely baby Sister's website if you fancy having a little look at her gorgeous creations.  I hope you don't mind me mentioning this but I am so proud of her .. .. .. she has done really well and merged together her "wedding bags" website with her "general bags" website.  Clever girl!!!  She must have been the one that got the brains .. .. wonder what I got because it wasn't the looks either?  LOL!!!

Anyway have a lovely day.  I am off to spend the afternoon with my Mum colouring and putting inserts into my makes.  Wonder what Mum will do?  Last week she sat and played her Nintendo!!  Not bad at 80!!

Catch you later.



Annette Bowes said...

He He Jules, what a modern mum you have playing a Nintendo at 80 lol! Beautiful card, huge stamp lol! Love all the sparkle and pretty ribbon, take careX:)

Annette Bowes said...

p.s. congrats to your sister on her merger, crafting talent just runs in the family lol!

Viv's Visuals said...

Hope you had a lovely afternoon with your Mum Jules.... and this is a great stamp (but I'd have been scared to buy it cos of it's size! LOL - Have enough probs with smaller ones!!) Love the glamour dust - and now I want CAKE!!! x

Anonymous said...

It is a cute stamp though, Jules. We are supposed to be getting a Dunelm locally so I'm looking forward to exploring what they have as I have never been to one of their stores before. My Mum at 84 is quite computer literate but hasn't asked for a Nintendo yet.
Have a nice day . Will be off to have a look at your sisters website in a little while.
x Tricia

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great image and another lovely card. Didn't know Dunelm did stamps! Will have to check out.
Hugs, Sandra

pinky said...

A nintendo playing Mum, aren't you lucky;) I love your big stamp, its really pretty, must have been hard to use alright but worth it.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,loving the

Tracey T said...

What a fab stamp - you've coloured it perfectly! Enjoy your afternoon with your mum. xx

Donna said...

That's a great stamp Jules and you've coloured it lovely. Reminds me of me and my daughter in the kitchen today making chocolate cheesecake! x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules :o) Love the image and gorgeous soft colours you've used. Lisa x

chris said...

Hi Jules, this is just so gorgeous love the image its very special.
hope you are ok.
I have just updated my blog as I realised that I hadn't got you on my sidebar, I do apologise.
hugs chris xx

Anonymous said...

What a stunning card Jules; that stamp is amazing and not one I've ever seen before!! The paper you've used is perfect! xx

Pops x said...

Hey sweetie this is just stunning, loving your colours, gorgeous, hugs pops x x x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, Jules! I really like big stamps, yours is fantastic! Wonderful choice of colours and colouring, and I love the corner, a really nice touch! I hope you had a lovely day! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: Well it seems mine had another party this morning with yours, but yours came back home earlier than mine...

Dora said...

Awww this is so cute and so pretty, yes it definitely looks large... have fun with your mum xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very pretty card. Love the cute baking fairies with their heart wings, just perfect for you hun. Gorgeous colouring and love the sparkles.

Donna x

Nicola said...

Such a cute stamp. I love it. HUgs Nicola xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And what a big hit your card is gonna be! Love it! Hugs, Lesley

Lynne K said...

What a great stamp! And a great card! I could do with some baking fairies in my kitchen! xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules, what a fabulous image and love the soft pretty colours too :)

Lynda said...

Oh Wow what a fab image - I must get down to Dunelm to see what else they've got!

Love Lynda xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely fun card! That image is great!
Hugs Lynsey x

Tracy said...

Hi Jules, I nearly picked this stamp up last night from the Range but with Fathers day coming up I opted for a fishing one with two bears on instead. Now I wish i'd picked the same as you up instead, you've made it look so gorgeous and fun.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hello From Texas said...

We must be close to tha same age Jules; My mom is 76 and often mistaken for her early 60s because she has so much energy and never afraid to try new things. :)

Another beautiful creation. I love the pink and you are so great at coloring and color choices. You really make it look so easy, though I know its not.

Off to visit your sisters blog.

Anonymous said...

I so love that stamp, how pretty is it! You made it swell, love those cooking fairies!

Love your sisters purses they are beautiful!

Jacee said...

It is a big stamp Jules, but a very nice one too, they have some nice goodies in Dunelm, we have a big store here and I pop in now and again, good prices too. The card is lovely, sweet and yet pretty at the same time. Good on your mum for getting into nintendo, go girl! LOL
Hugs Jacee

coops said...

fabulous card jules.i love the fab girly stamp and the pretty pink clours and sparkle are just perfect :D
going check out your sisters site now :D

xx coops xx

coops said...

wow!!!!! your sisters bags are stunning jules especially the wedding bags.:D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

pink,sweet and girly,love it.janex