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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.

Sunday, 25 October 2009


Good morning everyone

Isn't it wonderful when you forget you have an extra hour and are "up and about" before you realise you have one!!! It took me a while to realise why my bedroom clock said one time and my computer another .. .. .. obviously still half asleep!!! LOL!!!

I wonder how many of us are planning to use that extra hour for a bit of extra crafting?

Today my card is for two challenges where both of the themes are "Halloween" .

Firstly, Penny Black and secondly Funky Hand.

Unfortunately I do not have any Penny Black stamps that would help with this challenge so I have had to improvise using an image that my DIL very kindly donated to me and I just made a pumpkin balloon to finish it off.

For the October Funky Hand challenge you just need to use one of their papers somewhere on your creation. Well worth entering as you win a voucher for £20 to spend in the on-line shop. I won this challenge last month and was spoilt for choice. (If you don't have any Funky Hand papers then there are some you can download from here for free).

Anyway, here is my creation

This used:

Image: Penny Black 1745K "Like it or Not!!!"
Backing Paper: Funky Hand "Salt & Pepper" download
Ribbon: From my lovely lady on the market (she has some delicious ribbons)
Sentiments: Computer generated
ProMarker pens and chalks for colouring
Inkssentials Glossy Accents

I hope everyone has a lovely Sunday and that you get to do what you like doing best with your extra hour.

Thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


scrapperjulia said...

Very cute card, Jules!

Sally H said...

What a wonderful image! The expression is pure indignant! You have coloured it perfectly too.

Christine (All She Crafts) said...

Hi, Jules..

I did smile when I saw this card! Very funny! lol ;o) Great look, too. The Salt & Pepper paper from Funky Hand works brilliantly!

What font is that, please?

Chris xx

CraftyC said...

Love your cards Juls. The spiders down the side look great and I love the cat!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules! Your card is hilarious! Love the image and papers and your colouring is always so wonderful. ;o) Tracy

Michele said...

What a brilliant card Jules, I love it.

dolcreations said...

Oh my goodness..I had to chuckle with this card! It's so adorable! I LOVE that sentiment!
Your colouring and paper choice are just perrrrfect!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, hope youve now readjusted to the extra hour, we always change the clocks the night before and go to bed at the new time so hopefully we get it sorted then and there and not in the morning. Anyway I love your cross looking cat, not sure why hes giving me that impression, but hes lovely. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Michele said...

Brilliant card, love his grumpy face!


mckinkle said...

Oh what a great card! Love the image even though he is a bit scary!
Keryn :D

Steph said...

Fab card, Jules. It really made me laugh!

Tammi said...

LOL, so funny, great sentiment for that oh so happy cat! ;) Enjoy your extra hour, we don't get ours until Nov 1. ~Hugs

Beth said...

Hee hee! This is such a fun card! I've been sent this stamped image and not been sure how to use him but this is brilliant! Fabulous spidery ribbon too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

brilliant jules, i just love that angry kitty. janex

Beryl said...

This is brilliant. Now I made a card this afternoon with one of my new Penny Black cat stamps and had great trouble colouring it. I should get some lessons from you.Love the clever text.
Beryl xx

Allison said...

ooh that's fab- what a great image and it goes sooo well wtht he salt and pepper download
Thanks for playing again this month

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card jules and well done on thinking outside the box....gorgeous papers...well I would say that wouldn't I....thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC and getting down and spooky with the Get Funky Gang....big hugs kath xxxx

Sandra said...

Great card. Love the grumpy cat. Hope you had a lovely time away.
Sandra x

Natalie said...

Great card Jules. x

Maria Matter said...

too fun that sentiment...I believe every cat thinks people were meant to give them treats! lol
This is absolutely adorable! His expression cracks me up!
Hope you had a great weekend!
I could use an extra hour every weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Enfys said...

Totally original, totally fab, I love the bad tempered little cat and the sentiment is inspired! Thanks for joining us over on FH this month
En xx

Dena said...

Fun, fun card. That kitty looks angry! You did a fantastic job! Hugs, Dena

Jacee said...

Super fun card Jules, really made me smile, had to look hard for the heart though,LOL like where you placed it though, not such an easy design to add it to but there it is.

Wishcraft said...

What a fantastic card! So cute and funny :o) Lisa x

Vicky said...

Fantastic card Jules, love the bright orange, and the image did make me smile. Thanks for joining us again at Get Funky. :)xx

Tip Top said...

This is so funny!! Great bit of improv going on too! Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next month! Get Funky!

Little K Smith said...

Hee hee! This made me giggle. Love it, perfect image for halloween.

Cazzy said...

That is so funny Jules, good one!

Cazzy x

Anice said...

Another wonderful card from Jules! Thank you for joining in again this this month challenge on Get Funky!
Anice xx