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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.

Friday, 8 May 2009

Ready for the Weekend - again!

Evening everyone

Well here we are - Friday night again!!! Great.

I love Friday evenings because:

1 It is always pay day at work on a Friday

2. It is the start of the weekend and I get time to do what I love doing best .. .. crafting.

3. My hubby always cooks on a Friday night

4. I always feel mega excited like a little kid at Christmas!!! (Oh, I know I am sad, but I hope that never changes).

Here is a little creation I have worked on in stages during the week.

Nothing super special - but I love it because it reminds me of my childhood.

I tried to use colours that I don't normally put together.

To make this card I used:

Image - Sarah Kay "Picnic Time"
Background paper - Funky Fairys "Gorjuss Ginghams"
Sentiment - Woodware "Girlie Fun"
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from my lovely lady at the market.

I coloured the image with Promarker pens. The only part that was difficult to colour were the shoes. The poor girl does have to wear, rather unfortunately, "big" shoes - and on reflection perhaps red wasn't the right colour. (She can have another colour next time - because I know I will be using this stamp over and over).

This was my very first Sarah Kay purchase which arrived just over a week ago - and I just know it will be the first of many!!!

I thought that blogging would take up more of my time (which it does) and curb my addiction to wanting more stash .. .. .. .. how wrong and naive of me to think that!!! Looking at all the blogs and the creations they hold just makes me want to own more. Oh I feel so greedy - but I do sometimes just put things in my shopping basket on line and then empty it so I'm not too bad!! (am I????).

I have been doing image swaps with my bloggy mate Jackie and unfortunately, rather than this saving me money, it is widening my horizons and opening up more avenues than I ever knew were there. That young lady has a lot to answer for and I have only known her a few weeks!!! LOL!

Anyway, I'll be back with my Penny Black challenge over the weekend and don't forget that tomorrow is the closing date for the new Allsorts Challenge Blog DT call. If you fancy applying to be on their DT you need to get over there smartish!!!

Have a great evening and thanks for dropping by.

Love Jules xx


pinky said...

Thats a lovely card, love the fresh look of it and the image is just gorgeous. Know what you mean about being greedy, will we ever have enough lol. Have a lovely weekend.

helen said...

jules this is fabulous hon, sarah kay images are some of my favourites and you've coloured her beautifully, enjoy your friday hon
helen x

Hazel (Didos) said...

MMMM I know the feeling of wanting more stuff. I didn't know about loads of crafty goodies till I started blogging now they are all either bought or on a huge wish list!!!!
I love the stamp, it makes me think of a duvet cover I had when I was wee. Hollie Hobby all over it. Brill, Hope you have a great weekend, Hazelox

craftimamma said...

Ah, these Sarah Kay images are just so special. I love them and love what you've done with this one Jules. Your colouring is lovely. I haven't got the hang of colouring with markers yet but I haven't really had much time to practice. That's my excuse anyway, Lol!

Lesley Xx

Wendy said...

Love this one Jules and I think the shoes look fine.
Wendy x

Dena said...

This card is very sweet. I know what you mean about Sarah Kay, her images get me all nostalgic. You have colored her perfectly and the red shoes are darling.

Jackie said...

Jules, great card, I think your colour combo is lovely. I used to have bright red sandles when I was a kid and I loved them, can still remember the smell of leather in Clarks shoe shop.

Mick loves Friday evenings too, he says, the weekends here but not started yet IYKWIM.

Catch up later.


PS Fancy blaming me for encouraging you to spend - never.

Natalie said...

Beautiful card. I love Friday nights too. x

mckinkle said...

Hi Jules, I love the colours youve chosen, so soft & delicate, just like our memories! Between blogging and ebay I hardly get anytime to make cards - Im full of inspiration by all that I see yet just cant stop myself!
Have a great crafting weekend!

Tammi said...

Jules this is a really sweet card, love the bit of sparkle on the sentiment and the heart! Oh and I know what you mean about the blogging world and all that enabling! ;) ~Hugs

Enfys said...

Love it Jules, those SK images are so sweet. I love her red shoes too, makes her look funky. Have a great weekend
En xx

brenda said...

Hi Jules,

"I love it because it reminds me of my childhood", know exactly what you mean, it's a super image, got some new Sarah Kay at Stampalot this week but remember seeing that one - will have to give Janice a nudge to order it in for me.

Re your comment about them on my blog - yes, lots happening and exciting stuff, not long now..............!!

Brenda xx