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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Happy Spring!

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all enjoyed the first day of Spring! It has been a beautiful day here in Staffordshire - and yet it still ended up being dark by the time I got to taking a photo!! Hopefully my pictures will look a bit better once I get to taking them in the light.

I don't know about everyone else but I am missing my hour.

Life has been very busy and hectic the last few days and I am ashamed to say that I have only just had the opportunity to have my first play with my Cricut. (Though I have read the manuals a few times). This evening I decided to use it to create my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

This week's theme for the challenge was "Think Spring" and here is what I have created. A little on the bright side for me really but definitely "Springy" I think.

To make this card I used:

Image: Penny Black "Sunshine Hedge!"
Background paper: Pink Petticoat
Flowers and lettering: Cricut
Scalloped Square from "Go Kreate"
ProMarker Pens
Ribbon and brads from the stash box and the ever faithful Diamond Stickles.

I was hoping to have got lots of crafting done over the last few days but instead have been being a little social bod - which doesn't hurt once in a while!! This is what comes of having birthdays and wedding anniversaries to celebrate.

Hopefully tomorrow I can be a blog social bod as I have lots of blog visiting I want to do.

See you soon.

Love Jules xx


helen said...

lovely bright spring card jules i'm missing that hour too
helen x

Beth said...

This is so pretty! I love the shimmery ribbon and funky sentiment! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Sue said...

Love the bright colors, cute image, lovely card.

Wendy said...

What a pretty card I love the colours
Wendy x

Steph said...

Such a pretty card. Love the zingy colours x

Pauline C said...

Beautiful card Jules - love your cute hedgie and your gorgeous ribbon and sentiment. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

craftimamma said...

I agree Jules, this is definitely springlike. I love those sweet little PB hedgehogs. How can anyone fail to smile at them? Lovely card!

Lesley Xx

Suzie Q said...

what beautiful spring colours - may not wear black again today now i seen your card - very funky and fresh!

Jackie said...

Lovely card Jules, another great image!

Your comment on my blog did make me laugh, thanks for that.


Allison said...

cute card