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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.


Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Well if everyone was as lucky as we were here today there was no need for the scraping of frost from windscreens this morning!!

There was plenty of it to be seen as we went to bed last night .. .. but this morning .. .. all gone!!!  Wonderful!!

Today it was my turn to post on the Get Funky! Challenge blog where our lovely Lou has set the theme of 

"January Blues" 

.. .. which means your creation needs to showcase the colour blue.

Here is my little make:

and to make this I used papers from one of Anice's original CD's called The Funky One

Apart from this CD the only other things I used were: 

Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Ribbons and Brads from the Stash Box
..... and a pen for a bit of a doodle !!  LOL!!

You can win a download of your choice if you are chosen as the Get Funky! winner (so another chance to get your hands on one of the lovely downloads that Anice released at the weekend) and believe me they are both "gorgeous"!!

Steam Funk 

  Funky Kraft Stash

To take part in the challenge you just need to be following the theme of blue and use a Funky Hand product on your creation.  

If you don't have any Funky goodies yet then Anice has provided a freebie paper which you can find here. 

OK folks .. .. that is me for today.  

I'll catch you again tomorrow.  But for now favour boxes are calling me yet again  .. .. .. and if you could see all the yummy chocolates and the beautifully coloured almonds I need to put inside the different ones I am making  you wouldn't believe your eyes!!

How many calories?!?!?!

It's a good job sweeties are safe with me .. ..  although I have had permission to pop the odd Thornton's chocolate in my mouth as there are lots of spares!!   LOL!!!   (but I won't).



susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card and lovely layout. No frost here this morning either, lets hope it stays frost free x Susan x

Little K Smith said...

This is beautiful Jules, I love the pretty flowers and gorgeous ribbon, no problem searching for the heart on this one! :)
Oh your're a better woman than me, I have a massive sweet tooth and none of the goodies would end up in the favour boxes! :D

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful Jules and I love your heart ribbon super! Chanelle xxxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is a beautiful card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the heart

Debs M said...

love this, great ribbon!! x

Roma said...

Lovely card Jules ,love the papers & those gorgeous flowers x

Carol said...

Love this Jules, the ribbons are gorgeous. Carol x

Cynthia said...

Beautiful job, Jules! I love the frosted window pane effect!

Crafting Queen said...

lovely card, great flowers. Our boiler locked-out last night so it was very cold this morning! Thankfully all is well now. :)

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous card Jules love all the blue and white, fabby flowers too, Gay xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is so clean and fresh, lovely card Jules.
Tried to comment last night on the prev. card woth the printed flowers - just loved it!
Avril xx

Sarn said...

Lovely card Jules . . . guaranteed to CURE the Jan blues! xxx YAY I can comment on your blog again . . .blogger wouldn't let me for a while! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love this fab card. The blue papers are gorgeous as are the scrummy flowers. Love the very pretty ribbon too.

Donna x

Wendy said...

Love the design of this one Jules, it's fabulous, gorgeous flowers and ribbon & hearts.
Wendy xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Jules, the heart trimmed ribbon is gorgeous and the papers are lovely. I'm not sure I could work with all those chocolates - too much temptation for a chocoholic like me and I really shouldn't ... it's not the chocolate that's the problem, in fact chocolate is good for you, it's the high sugar content :( Elizabeth x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the heart ribbon.
Nikki x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! I love it

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Jules and love that ribbon! Hugs x

Viv said...

Lovely blue card Jules - haven't had a chocolate since the week before Christmas.... just off to polish my halo....LOL x

M said...

Love this Jules, and I had been designing a very similar card in my head to send to my Mum! M x

Sally said...

A smashing card Jules & love those blues! The white daises are a perfect match & the doodled lines are great. Pretty ribbon as well.
Sally x

Marie-Louise said...

Finally I can post again - great. For days I have been getting the "white page". This is a lovely card - very clean looking (I love blue) and I also liked the previous two cards also.

Debs said...

Love your flowers Jules and the doodling is just perfect!
Debs xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules - I love the ribbon especially :) Mind you, the papers, flowers, colours and design are just the merest whisker behind - great! Di xx

Annie said...


mags said...

Hi Jules. A beautiful card. The ribbon is gorgeous but also love the flowers, papers and layout.
Thanks for leaving me a lovely comment on my blog and for becoming a follower.

Tara Cardwell said...

Just gorgeous Jules - that heart trimmed ribbon is so pretty.
Well done on resisting the chocs - although I know when my Aunt worked in Thorntons factory back in the 80s she said you soon get fed up of eating it when you're handling it all day!!!
Tara x

An Occasional Genius said...

I had to smile when I saw this gorgeous card Jules, as part of my UIU commitment I had a good sized box of these flowers ready punched in all colours and on Monday tipped them all out, colour sorted them & started using them!! Was just thinking I'll put them away & wait a while before looking at them again ;-) & here you are with more lol!

Although you might just have inspired me to make another card before they go back in the box!

Oh and just so you know, no bravery involved telling hubby, he's responsible for probably 60% of the stuff even coming into the house in the first place!!!

Hugs xx

Misty's said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I am loving it all. The ribbon with the hearts is something I have not seen before.
Michaela xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is just stunning and gorgeous.
I love all the shades of blue and your fab flowers.

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! I love how you've arranged the delish papers! The flowers and heart ribbon are stunning!! What a beautiful design!
Hope you have a good day!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Faye said...

I don't use blue enough! This is a rather scrummy little number. :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous blue card Jules.
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Very pretty card Jules. Love the ribbon with the hearts.

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Jules, the colours are so pretty!

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the heart ribbon and flowers and gorgeous blue colours ;D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

My January blues haven't set in yet, this crafting and blogging keeps me entertained!
Love this card Jules, the white ribbon is just so sweet :)
I suppose you have to check the chocolates...quality control and all that!
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules, gorgeous shades of blue and love the layout!
Helen x

Stella said...

Into my favorites folder it goes; this is breathtaking. Blue is my favorite color and this mix of patterns and shades of blue made my jaw drop. Love it!

MagsB said...

My, those flowers are fab - and so is the ribbon! I love blue and white, it's so crisp and clean! What a pretty card!

love Mags B x

coldwaters2 said...

Hey Jules this is great I can stay on your blog and comment on all your cards now that you have the pop up box, this card is outstanding I think it is that beautiful colour of blue with the white flowers and ribbon this is truly wonderful.
Lorraine x