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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.


Tuesday, 10 December 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope your week is going well and that the Christmas plans are coming along smoothly for you.

Things are progressing nicely here  .. ..  at the moment!!  Of course I am putting that down to my efficient "do lists".  LOL!!  At least if something makes its way onto the list I can stop thinking about it as my memory just isn't good enough to remember everything any more!

So with all the things on my list you would have thought I would be doing wedding work or Christmas makes .. .. but no.  I wanted to play with my prize that came on Saturday from the WOW! Embossing Powder Challenge and this is what I made.  After all a craft pod isn't just for Christmas and my list contains general card makes too!!  LOL!!

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass (bet you thought I had lost this stamp as you haven't seen it for a while LOL!!)
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Crafter's Companion "Die'sire Dies "Scalloped Tags"
WOW! Embossing Powder, Earthtone Pepper, Earthtone Honey, Earthtone Olive  (plus I embossed some Neutral Ultra Shimmer Embossing Glitter onto the distressed butterfly wings)
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade and Wild Honey
X-Cut Punch:  Butterfly
Twine and pearls from the Stash Box

I couldn't believe how quickly my lovely prize arrived.  I only chose my six colours very late Thursday evening and my goodies were with me Saturday morning!!  No chance to use them until now .. but I am well chuffed .. .. and they all came in this fabby little storage case.  Thank you Tania!!

There is a fabby blog full of wonderful ideas if you fancy a nosey .. . you can find it here.

OK time to get into that there kitchen .. .. the breadmaking machine smells like it has worked its magic so I had better go and check it out!

Catch you again soon (I hope) .. .. have a lovely evening.



Patricia said...

Fantastic card, fantastic goodies, you lucky lady.
Have good fun playing

Patricia xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Baking bread???? Will be right round while it's still hot!!!! Cannot resist (as my waistline will testify....). Love this card Jules - colours are lovely!

Debs M said...

great prize and I love the card x

Sarah said...

A beautiful card Jules, and what a great excuse to play!! xx

sally said...

A fab image & the colours look "WOW" terrific :-)


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules, the embossing looks fab and I love the way you've attached the sentiment.
Congratulations on your win.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous hun.

I haven't really sorted out my black & white Xmas paper issue - Lisa / Wishcraft suggested a digital company, but i got confused as you could only buy white or cream ?? and i've never used anything like that before, if you can advise me better, it would be most appreciated, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

What a stunning card, love the colours and the images.
I have some Wow glitter embossing powders and I love them.
Sorry missed a few posts had an op on my eyes.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules and love your fabulous colours...what a lovely prize to win


Carole Z said...

A beautiful card Jules, live the movement you've created , Carole Z xx

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, the embossed colours look wonderful and I love how you have added the tag.
Hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Definitely WOW Jules, love this. Carol x

Julie C. said...

Wow! Love this card. It requires some clever stamping there! ^_^

Anneke said...

wow, this is amazing what you made.
very pretty design and you have bought a wonderful box with the wow embosingpowders.
hugs to you.

Cynthia said...

WOW indeed! Love the colors--they look gorgeous together! Makes for such a serene and peaceful card!

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is absolutely beautiful.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Stunning card Jules, love the stamp and the embossing powder colours are so rich and earthy! Susan x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow just wonderful Jules love it! Shaz in Oz.x

Annmaree of Oz said...

That card really is "WOW!" Jules, love the pretty stamping in different colours of powder, looks so beautiful and effective! Brilliant work!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, just love the colours hugs pops x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

OOOOOOh! thats one gorgeous card and a different style for you but love it and must give a mention to that cute little carry case for you embossing powders. Well done on the win. xx

MagsB said...

WOW! is definitely the right word for this fabulous card! :)

love Mags B x

coops said...

wow so stunning jules.fabulous grass stamp and i love the colours :D

x coops xx

Carole x said...

Lovely prize and card well done xx

mags said...

Your card is beautiful Jules. Such a fab stamp and colours.

scrappymo! said...

Fantastic goodies...Congratulations.

Great card..I would want to play with that lovely prize too! Totally get you on that!

Julie Kitchener said...

Love the card it's gorgeous and congrats on your win!!!