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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.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Polka Doodles - Week 1

Hi Everyone

Well after allowing myself a weekend of challenges .. .. .. it is "back to work" Tuesday - ready to try and fit 4 days work into 5! Wow .. .. .. just realised my life is full of challenges at the moment LOL!!!

Before I head off though I thought I would share another challenge card. This is one I made for the Polka Doodles Challenge .. .. .. .. this is a new challenge that started this week .. .. .. .. and it looks like it is going to be a popular one.

This week the challenge was to work to a sketch.

Here is the sketch

Here is my creation

Here is my list of rather simple ingredients and now that this card is done it will be another one I will do again. It will be really quick to copy now it is done and in different colours it should look completely different.

Backing papers - that Costco Memory Store pack is getting a hammering at the moment!
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Scalloped Circles - Large"
Stamped sentiment - Anitas
X Cut - Medium and Small Flower Punches (bet you are getting sick of seeing these now!)
Funky Heart Punch "KPS16" by KurePunch
Fiskars corner rounding punch
Bling from my craft stash

I enjoyed this challenge and if anyone else fancies a go then pop over to Polka Doodles.

Have a great day everyone. Thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Saskia said...


Thanks for taking part at Polka Doodles!

Your card is so beautiful and elegant! Lovely colour-combination!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

Natalie said...

Great card Jules. x

Nicki said...

Great card Jules, love those papers and your colour combo is really unusual. Nicki, xx.

Kerry said...

Thanks for joining in the challenge. I love the warm autumn colours.

Lou Sims said...

Brilliant card & the colour combo is fab. Really like where you have placed your sentiment in amongst the circles.

Many thanks for joining in the Polka Doodles challenge.


helen said...

fabulous card jules gorgeous colour choice
helen x

Liza said...

Really elegant card Jules, I love your colour scheme.

Liza x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

gorgeous card hun

hugs shell xx

Enfys said...

Hiya Jules, gorgeous card, love those papers. I was so chuffed to see that you had joined in on Polkadoodles :)
En x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card and a fab take on the sketch.Love the papers.Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
Cass xxx

brenda said...

Hi Jule

Lovely card, really like your colours.

B x

brenda said...

Or even Jules !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jozza said...

Delicious card! I LOVE the colour scheme. Thanks for playing with Polka Doodles x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Jules. I love this card. It is stunning. Easy to see your heart too!!! Hope you have had a good day at work. Hazelxo

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card the paper I recognise the big Costco all the cute flowers.....thanks for joining in the fun at Polka Doodles...Hugs Kath xxxxx

Tammi said...

Wonderful card Jules, I really like that sketch! Have a nice day! xx

Emma said...

What a gorgeous card - love the colours and papers you've used. Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a lovely comment x

Tip Top said...

Do like the colour combination and the papers! Thanks for entering the PolkaDoodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Donna said...

Brilliant card Jules and a fab choice of colours and such a brill layout too :) I'm not that good at colouring in and shading with promarkers either, I do have the blender pen which helps but it normally depends on what cardstock I'm using, like you I'm hoping to pick up lots of tips from the PFP blog :) Donna x