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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.


Monday, 16 January 2012


Hi Everyone

My these weeks are flying.

Already we are on week 18 of my Handy Hippo makes!!

Plus halfway through January!!!  Eeekkk!!!  Slow down, slow down .. .. you naughty calendar!!

Here is my project for this week:

Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this little project. Everything I have used has been automatically added to a shopping basket and as always you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist).

This is the sentiment set that I took my words from .. .. as you can see this card could have been for just about any occasion as there are so many fabulous words you can arrange in a multitude of ways.

I chose to work with these products this week so that I could let you know about the new range of Sizzix dies that Handy Hippo are starting to carry (along with lots of other goodies too .. .. so many fabulous things are on the way).

I was having a little stroll around the store on Saturday morning whilst waiting for a visitor to arrive and suddenly I spied the Grand Calibur and a host of grand nestabilities .. .. all at fantastic prices!!  Oh dear!!  So many goodies!!!  LOL!!!

Anyway, I hope you like my project this week.

I'll see you again next week with my next Handy Hippo creation .. .. there will be no problem in finding a heart on it that's for sure!!!

Catch you again soon.


and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo


Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules, I love the colours and Vintage feel.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Di said...

Wow and double wow Jules!! Fabulous card - the colours go together so perfectly and your flowers are just gorgeous. Love the way the buttons form a stem too:) totally super!! Love, Di xx

Debs M said...

great card, love the flowers x

Anesha said...

Super card, love that large flower!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules, great colour combo and love the use of ribbon to make the flower, not to mention the use of the buttons for the stem - genius :) Elizabeth x

MagsB said...

Wow, just look at that gorgeous flower!! Its so beautiful! I've just spent several minutes drooling over it! *wipes keyboard*

Have a great week!

love Mags B x

Anne said...

Brilliant! Love the colours you've used. Hugs x

angelwhispers said...

Just love it Jules the ribbon flowers are so lush and such beautiful colours! Chanelle xxx

Carol said...

Gorgeous Jules, love the ribbon flowers. Carol x

Denise and Louise said...

OMG what a gorgeous flower. Love this card.
Denise xx

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules! i love the colour of your ribbon flowers x
thanks for your lovely comment on my blog x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, AAAhhh fabulous colour and flower, love your card. I'll pop over to check out the die section, thanks, Gay xxx

Michaela said...

Gorgeous stepper card Jules!
Michaela xx

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a fabulous make Jules! I love those colours and that gorgeous flower! I think that die set may find it's way onto my shopping list!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Yay, have finally managed to get in here! lol!!

Fab stepper, love the colour combo & the flowers are great! Loving your bit in the mag hun, made me smile!
Hugs Shell xx

pinky said...

Oh look at that gorgeous flower Jules, stunning colours and great shape.

Vicky said...

Wow Jules this is so gorgeous the shaped card, fabulous colours and that flower is amazing hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! I love the step design and the papers with the blue and brown look delish!! The flowers are stunning!!!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs Sue xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is beautiful Jules, a great design and the flower is just lush! Ooooh a Grand Calibur, stuff that dreams are made of! :D

Dawn said...

A beautiful stepper card & wow those flowers are gorgeous, particularly the large one. Great card xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I love how you've layered the flowers with ribbon, gorgeous! Smashing colour combo too. If I had a bottomless purse I would buy all these goodies & more, but alas I don't so I'll just have to drool over yours.
Sally x

coops said...

yeah at last i`ve managed to leave a comment sorry but i`ve been getting the white page :(
your card is stunning hun, i love the design and the flowers and colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules, that flower is fabulous! Great design and colours too :o)

Thanks for the birthday wishes... and yes, it was absolutely worth it lol! Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is a Fabulous creation I love it, hugs pops x

Jackie said...

Hi Jules, the colour you've chosen is lovely and the card looks really fresh. I've got the download those Nitwit papers are from and I love them.

I hope you are ok and not working too hard. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Super, super, super piece of creativity here Jules, using that ribbon as the flower and buttons for the stem it looks fantastic, so dies the side step shape, I love it.
Lorraine x