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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, 22 March 2009

Time for celebration

Hi Everyone

Last night I shared a card that I had made for my Niece's 21st birthday - well now I can share the other card I made for her ... ...

Her boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed to her last night . .. ... and yippee .. .. .. she said "YES" - amongst the hugs, kisses and squeals of excitement. They are such a lovely couple and are just "made for each other".

So the week has been very busy. 21st birthday cards and engagement cards for various members of the family to give along with mother's day cards. All ones I couldn't share because of spoiling surprises.

It has been nice to get some good news this week as we have had some bad news too. My youngest son has been made redundant this week after 4 years and the sale of my late Mother-in-Law's house has fell through at the last minute and we are back to square one.

So there you go, things do "come in threes" but not necessarily all bad ones. We have some good news worth celebrating and the memories of a wonderful evening.

Here is my engagement card:

To make this card I used:

Image and sentiment from the same collection - Woodware (Let's Celebrate)
Backing Paper - Doodle Mentals Add on No. 1 from
Funky Fairy
Image coloured with ProMarker Pens
Embellishments - Crafty Notions Rainbow Drops attached with gem-tac glue
Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust

The Funky Fairy download is available free of charge.

I still have some card commitments for other people but I am hoping to get a couple of challenges done too.

I love doing the challenges as it makes you think differently and sometimes they take you out of your comfort zone and force you to use a technique that you don't think you are particularly good at. For me it is "doodling" - but now I have no choice. If I am going to do the Penny Black Challenge then I must "face my demon!!!".

Happy Mothering Sunday to every Mummy everywhere. I hope you have a lovely day.

Lots of love
Jules xx


Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a lovely card Jules, love the paper and the lovely image. Hope your having a great day, hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, as all the others ones I've seen here... Thank you for visiting my blog Jules... HUGS...SK :)