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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.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Allsorts - Challenge Week 2

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a great Bank Holiday weekend.

Sorry, I am a little later posting my Allsorts Challenge than I expected. The garden mission took longer than I thought it would .. .. .. and we also went to a wedding reception last night and stayed over. I very sadly took a few images and crayons/markers with me in the hope of being able to colour a few images before breakfast but unfortunately I didn't get any done .. .. .. .. .. all the little kids were sitting at the dinner tables last night with their pencils and colouring books and I wanted to fetch mine and join in!!!. So the only crafting I got done was leafing through a few craft magazines.

Another delay came in taking a photograph. My lovely hubby came home with a new camera for me as a treat - and I needed to learn a little about how to use it. I still have a lot to learn so this photograph may be a bit "odd" as it is my first photo shoot with it - LOL!!! I am just hoping it looks loads clearer or my hubby will be gutted.

Anyway.. .. .. here is my creation for the Allsorts Challenge. The theme being "no stamped images".

I went with the embossing folders / dies and punches and created this:-

I used:

Backing paper - from Costco ages ago (think it was from Memory Store)
Fiskars punches - Threading Water and Ribbon Punch
X Cut - small flower punch
Cuttlebug - embossing folders
Cuttlebug - nested heart die
Gems from the stash box
Diamond Stickles

I am fairly happy with this card. I think the only thing I would change now is the colour of the embossed backing card .. .. .. .. .. but that might only be because it now reminds me of those yukky chocolate "Caramac" bars you could get when I was a kid (many moons ago). Not sure if you can still get them but the chocolate used to be this colour .. .. .. .. and I hated it!!!

Well I am now hopefully going to have time to do a bit of catch up "blog hopping".

Catch you all again soon. Thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Debs said...

Hi Jules
Great card - I think the colours are lovely - although I do know what you mean about 'caramac' bars - yuk lol!!!!! Thanks for joining in at Allsorts again this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Another beautiful card. I love all the shades of brown and the texture. Great use of embossing.
Judy xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great take on this weeks theme Jules!
love the fact that you put a heart on all your cards reminds me of the usborne books with the ducks on each page...i'm off to find those hearts lol!

Emma xxx

Francien said...

I Love this card colours too..and you used all those great thingies like the hearts( offcourse) flowers etc....and I liked the Caramac...because it was the only one I could affort when I did get a little pocketmoney every "blue Christmas"...anyway...awesome card!!!
greetings Francien.

Jackie said...

Another lovely creation Jules. Thanks for joining in again this week.

brenda said...

Wow Jules you have been busy on this one, a bit if everything, really lovely and great colours.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Dena said...

Wow! Really gorgeous! I would have such a hard time with no stamping. This is just beautiful! Hope you had a great weekend! hugs, Dena

Nilla said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and elegant! Hugs Nilla

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Great card! It's very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

caramac bars are yuk!!! but my hubby loves you can still get them but they seem so small now...I always pick one up for nige if I see them anywhere the card its very ediable lol..

hugs shell xx

Gro said...

Hi. Beautiful card, and wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us this week.

Kirsten...x said...

Hi lovely card i think the colours suit it perfectly thanks for joining us this week hugs kirsten...x

scotspanda said...

ooooh I loved caramac bars!!!! And I love this card too it is fabby

thanks for joining us on the allsorts challenge


Amanda xx