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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.

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Hi Everyone

I bet you all thought I had already gone on holiday due to my lack of posts this week!!! Sorry everyone life is manic ahead of escaping tomorrow.

Today though is a very special day as it is Week 1 of the new "By the Cute and Girly" challenge blog which I was invited to join a few weeks ago.

Please take some time to go over and have a look at what we have all been up to - lots and lots and lots to look at - with the theme for this month being "Autumn Glory".

You have a whole month to produce and enter your creation(s) and you can enter as many times as you like during the course of the month providing each entry is a different type of craft. If you visit the challenge blog it is all explained beautifully there and as you will see there are three prizes on offer this month!

You can see all the inspiration from the team by clicking here. Well go on .. .. .. "click" .. .. .. you know you want to!! LOL!!!

Here is the first of my creations for this month

This used:

Leaf Image: Stampendous! N136 "Leafy Block"
Heart: Funstamps F-A60 "Heart Patch"
All papers: Funky Hand CD "Funky Seasons"
Punches: Woodware
Straw, brads and button from the stash box

The beauty of this challenge is that you are not restricted in what you create. As you will see from the inspiration the DT have provided the world is your oyster.

I have really enjoyed doing other crafts apart from cardmaking - I hope you like what you see and that you have chance to enter. We have some fantastic sponsors!!!

There is also a section on the blog to take you to "freebies" we have found and various tutorials on the techniques that have been used to make our creations.

I will be away on holiday for two weeks from tomorrow but will be rushing back to see what everyone has created.

The packing is nearly all done - just last minute things to cram in. We are away as a family so lots of exciting and special times ahead with my two sons and my daughter-in-law. Just waiting to see how many "little spaces" are left in the packing cases so that I can slot a few more craft bits in. (I always take images to colour on holiday with me - and have infected my DIL too so we will both be sitting painting and colouring to our hearts content LOL!!!).

See you when I get back - though if Mr Blogger is still my friend he will be posting a few scheduled creations whilst I am away. (Missing everyone already!!!).

Love Jules xx


debby4000 said...

Oh this is wonderful, beautiful colours.
Have a fab holiday.

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Simply stunning hun!!! I love your attention to detail.
Hope you have a fab holiday.
Catch up with you later.
Debs xx

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Love that.. especially the panel with the text behind the leaves.. Very nice.

Have a great holiday! Oh, yeah.. I said that already!! lol ;o)

Chris xx

Sally H said...

Lovely card! Lovely rich colours and a real contemporary look. Have a wonderful holiday and happy colouring!lol

Beryl said...

This is really lovely - the very essence of the challenge. Have a great holiday.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Jules your card is so good a real stunner and a real Autumn glory you have a style all of your own that I just adore.
So glad your part of our happy team, thankyou for your talent, hard work and suport.
Have a wonderful holiday, I wish it was me. janex

Wendy said...

Great card Jules
Wendy x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours used on this lovely card xx jo xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Jules, I love autumn colours and this looks fab. Enjoy your hols, I'll look forward to your return and more of your great cards

Natalie said...

Great card Jules, have a great holiday. x