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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, 16 June 2009


Hi Everyone

Back again .. .. this time with my Penny Black Challenge card.

It is Penny Black's first birthday so the challenge is to make a celebration card.

I chose my image because it is Penny Black's first birthday .. .. .. .. .. there is appropriately one candle on the birthday cake. I also added a "friends" gel sticker in the corner because everyone in Penny Black land is so super friendly .. .. and this is something to celebrate too.

Here is my creation

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3842K "cinnamon"
Stamps Happen 30023 "birthday candles"
Sentiment: Penny Black 2908F "to you"
Backing Paper: Funky Hand
Gems and Gel Sticker from my Polka Doodle prize
Special Heart: from my lovely Sis (thank you - love you xxx)
Promarker Pens
Diamond Stickles

and that is it. I hope you like my special heart.

My Sis came round for a Chinese and a sleepover on Saturday evening and brought me a whole pack of special hearts. She had seen them and "just had to buy them for me". (Isn't she lovely).

When I opened the hearts tonight they had a special smell. Not sure if you will know what I mean but they smelt like a "new doll".

It might not be the same now but when I was a child if you had a new doll it had a special smell and I used to "sniff" my new dolls head for ages .. .. .. well until the smell had gone away. I love the "new doll smell" and haven't experienced it for ages. Thanks Sis - shame you weren't around to share the sniffing session!! LOL!!!

Well now I have managed to convince everyone that I am very strange I will disappear.

Love Jules xx


coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card love your layout and the colours that image is so now and real cool. PB are being totally spoilt with all these wonderful creations.

Lorraine x

brenda said...

Morning Jules

Loving the girlie feel of this one.

More hearts, whose a lucky girl and yes I know that smell, with me it was always a new dress on my birthday and Christmas - you know the 'olden days' when new clothes did'nt come quite as often as nowadays.

Have a good day.

B x

Wendy said...

Great card love the colours
Wendy x

helen said...

great card jules ove the heart, that description has taken me right back ...oh happy memories ...thanks hon
helen x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, haven't you got a sweet sister to give you a bag of hearts which could evoke such lovely memories.

Mephisto said...

very beautiful Card!!!

Thanks for joining in the PBSC-Birthdaychallenge and my Candy.


Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the details and the colouring youve used. The image is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Love the card, and thanks for the memories. I love a smell that makes me think of the box that we had the christmas decorations in when I was young. It makes me think of Santa coming and the excitement of being wee again.

Tammi said...

Jules this is cute!! Nice layout and woohoo for new hearts! Love how smells can take you back. :) xx

Steph said...

Gorgeous card- love the colours and esp your heart!! Thanx for your lovely comment on my Valentini card. If you like I can stamp a couple for you and send them to you as I suspect it might be hard to get hold of (my hubbie got it for me whilst in the US the other week) xx

tracie said...

Hi Jules, oh wow fabulous and Pink I love it.. this image is just perfect for our celebration and loving the special heart.. gorgeous. And I know what you mean about the smell...
Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC, and your lovely comments. Good luck with my candy
Tracie :)x

Marcea said...

This is too adorable. What a fabulous card full of gorgeous details. Thanks for joining in this week and good luck with my candy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh gorgeous girlie card hun...and yes I know what you meen about 'new doll'

hugs shell xx

strawberry fields said...

This is such a sweet card
fiona x

Spyder said...

Lovely card, love the colouring in! and the added detail


Tab said...

Ooooh beautiful card, love the sweet image and the colours and layouts are fab!
Hugs Tab xxx