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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 19 April 2009

Memory lane - my first ever stamp

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a great weekend.

I was having an email exchange with a blog buddy and we discussed our very first rubber stamp - you know - the one that was the starting point to spending all that cash on all those others that have followed!!

Well, I decided to look mine out again and below is my first stamp - a gorgeous little teddy. He was the start of everything.. .. .. and he looks so innocent!! Little did he or I know what we were starting when our friendship formed that Saturday morning all that time ago..

To make this card I used:

Image - G-1174 PSX Stamp .. .. .. poor little fella wasn't even given a name :-(
Backing papers - Funky Hand "Huge Funky Love" download
Clear Rainbow Drops

.. .. and that is it.

I used my sewing machine to do a bit of framing and coloured the image with watercolour crayons and a touch of Promarker pen here and there.

The Rainbow Drops look a bit "misty" but I think this is just the glue I used. It wasn't quite dry as I photographed my creation and even now the glue is starting to turn clear so eventually I think they will be as they should be.

(Patience is a virtue and all that - but the sunshine was disappearing and I needed to get a photo in quick!!).

Take care everyone - Love Jules xx


LavenderCards said...

lovely card.

helen said...

i can see how he got you hooked hon he is soo cute, love the layout and the papers too
helen x

Tab said...

Oh he is a real cutie! I can see why you bought him, hee hee! Fab papers too!
Hugs Tab xxx

craftimamma said...

Aww! He's lovely and so is this card. I love the colours Jules.

Lesley Xx

Wendy said...

Great card and such a cute teddy
Wendy x

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Jules
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. I'm so glad you did as now I've found your fab blog! I love your work and this teddy card is gorgeous and the background papers you used from funky hand are just perfect for this little bear. Of course I had to look closely at every card to find a heart too!


Gillian said...

Teddy bears are my favourites and he is adorable. Lovely colours too and your stitching is perfection.

Gill x

Liza said...

So cute Jules! Love your colours and the papers are perfect for your cute little bear.

Liza x

Enfys said...

He's lovely, looks quite a lot like the new daisy and dandelion set (have I got that name right?). great colouring too, and I am so in love with sewing on cards :) You asked about the flowers I use? some of them are primas, some of them are from poppicrafts, I won a scrumptious lot from them
En x