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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, 22 June 2009


Hi Everyone

Some help needed tonight please. I have been asked to make a birthday card for a Goth.

According to my son because of the recipients choice in music it makes them a "Punky Goth".

Way out of my depth here .. .. .. the only Goth's I know are the ones that appeared in Coronation Street!!

Anyway, I have created the following. Does this count???!?!?! Is this a good Goth card? Please let me know. It is for a 19 - 20 year old female to receive from her Auntie.

To make this card I have used:

Image: Digi download from Charmed Cards "Holly & Madison"
Backing paper: Funky Hand "Salt and Pepper" download
Sentiment: Computer generated
Fiskars small heart punch
Nail Heads from Josy Rose

Come on then bloggy mates .. .. .. .. is the recipient going to be pleased?

Is there anything else I can add? Is it too bright and not black enough?

Please tell!!

Love the Holly & Madison download .. .. there are lots of images in the download suitable for many different occassions .. .. .. .. .. oh I can remember when my waist looked like that!!! (Many, many years ago I hasten to add).

Love Jules xx


Wendy said...

I think it's a great card Jules, but my knowledge of goths is as limited as yours so I can't really help you I'm afraid.
Wendy x

helen said...

Waist???? whats one of those ???lol i have a vague recollection of having one ....i think!!!, your card is fab hon i think she will love it
helen x

Dazie said...

I like it! I think you covered everything gothic!

Kate said...

Jules, i'm a bit clueless too but this looks fab! You've done a great job :o) Kate

Natalie said...

This is just perfect Jules. x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules!

This is fab I had a few goth friends where I used to work and they would have loved this.....
unfortunatley my waist has never looked like that....I'm not too sure I actually have one lol.........

p.s. thanks for visiting Jacks blog he was very excited to have another comment bless him!

Emma xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules it looks just perfect to me like the others I am not really into the Goth look but from what I have heard and seen on Hollyoaks it looks just about right. I am also wondering what a waist is I lost mine some time ago now and unfortunately it will never come back lol.

Lorraine x

Nunt said...

Hey Jules,

there are loads of different goth styles - some of which can actually be quite colorful! Punk goth might actually use bright neon colors as accents, but I think you've nailed this card really well! The metal brads are nice and suit the theme well and the picture is just perfect! It really makes the little goth girl still living inside me hummmm :) I used to look like that - skinny puppy with biiiig army boots and black clothes :)

And I gotta love the font :D


craftimamma said...

I think this is spot on Jules. I've only known a couple of Goths but I know they would have loved your card.

I too can remember having a waist like that! Those were the days!

Lesley Xx

Nannieflash said...

Im sure that is very Goth like, I wouldnt have any idea either but I think youve made a brilliant job of it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jacee said...

Fab card Jules whether it's goth or not I think it rocks!!

Kimberly said...

I think that it's a great Goth card!!!!

Liza said...

It looks very goth to me, I'm sure she'll love it. You have done a fabulous job with it, it certainly was a tall order and I dread to think what I would have produced!!! lol!!!

Liza x

Tammi said...

I know nothing about goth, so no help from me, but it looks great to me! :)

Donna said...

I think your card is brill Jules, my 15 year old son has 2 goth friends and I have just asked his opinion and he says your card rocks!!! Fab card and a brilliant image :) Donna x

Jackie said...

I love it Jules and I think it's very goth, just right.


strawberry fields said...

It's fab! The background is very 'en vogue'
Fiona x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

seriously cool,I wish I looked like her...janex

Linanna DESIGNS said...

My niece (a goth) said this was cool!! i think it looks perfect too, but i think if a fellow goth likes it your onto a winner hunny!! well done you. Have a great afternoon hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Hun, thanks everso much, i do have a tube of crafty notions which i brought also from the nec but i too couldn't find them on the site, many thanks for finding me the other site! :-) hugs carly xxx

Anonymous said...

well i think the girl in question will love this.i have a psychic feeling tht this looks very much like her to. i have a feeling you will make more cards in the near future for who ever ordered this card, great card. mystic man xxxxx

pinky said...

Jules you have done an excellent job on this! My daughter tends to know about these things, she's 16 and kinda went through a black stage. She says its brilliant, top marks.

Spyder said...

I think this one's great, well goth,