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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.


Saturday, 14 August 2010


Hi Everyone

Thank you all so much for all your good wishes and congratulations on my new DT post with Penny Black @ Allsorts.

I officially take up my post as the September challenge launches (and that won't be long now!!).

Although I made a card with my first Penny Black stamp yesterday I have also acquired quite a collection of Woodware Clear Stamps .. .. mainly because they are so reasonably priced and I can do so much with them. For the same price as one wood mounted stamp you get a whole set .. . quite often including sentiments too.

Anyway whilst having a "hop around" as you do, I found that Woodware actually launched a challenge blog this week.

It is set up a little differently to any I have seen before in that each day a new member of the DT showcases their creation .. .. .. so it is a little like a daily inspirational blog and the work they are showing is great and different to the norm.

For their first week they have inspired people by using specified colours .. .. namely

Kraft(beige), turquoise and red

They also asked if anyone made a creation using this colour combo they would like to have a little "look see" .. .. .. .. .. well I did so they can.. ..

Here is my creation

and the close up

This used:

Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat (including the Kraft paper)
Image and Sentiment: Woodware "FRCL124" Groovy Cats
Fiskars Punch: Threading Water
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and Buttons from the stash box

No way is this a colour combination I would ever have though of using .. .. but I quite like it and will probably use it again.

Thank you ladies for the inspiration.

If you fancy popping over and having a look you will find the inspirational blog here.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

I have just been to see the bride and groom get married who I did all the wedding stationery for. All very romantic!!

Back home now to make a wedding card ahead of going to the evening reception tonight.

Catch you again tomorrow.

Love Jules xx


G Peplow said...

Hi Jules this is fab, I wouldn't have though of using these colours and would have found it quite challenging but you've made a fantastic card I love it:) xx

chris said...

Hi Jules, well I love the combination, its fabulous, and a fabulous stamp too. off to take a peep now as woodware is what I am working on for Sir Stampalots christmas launch, maybe i could incorporate a challenge or 2. hugs chris xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Great card, cute image, will have to have a peek at the new challenge blog. Fab colours and layout, love the dotty paper too.
Have a fab evening.

mckinkle said...

Hi Jules,

Firstly Congrats on your PB Allsorts DT, what a great combination! Will be great seeing more PB cards, can never get enough though!

Gorgeous cards this week Jules, Ive missed so much.
Your new box making machine is a knockout! And the results are so perfect. Do you recommend it?

Have a wonderful time at the wedding this evening! It will be quite a moment seeing all of your hard work on display!

Keryn x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! The funky cat is just too the cork effect! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

Loopylou. said...

oh how lovely to see them get married jules. love your card too hun, i got my penny blacks out,dusted them off and entered the challenge hun!!! hugs lou xx

Netty said...

Its a great colour combo, I love it and I love your card Jules its so vibrant. Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

Sally H said...

That is stunning! I love it. Might just have to pop over and have a look x

Nicola said...

Love the colours and the cute image thye are such a great combination. Nicola xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Jules and I love the colour combination.And a gorgeous

Linda . J said...

Such a beautiful card Jules with lovely detail and the papers and colours are gorgeous.
Have a good night.
Hugs Linda

Kerry said...

Woodware stamps are great Jules. I have quite a few collections and agree that they are great value. Love this guy and the colour combo seem to suite him really well. Love Kerry xxx

coldwaters2 said...

This is fabulous Jules those colours look great I find it really good using colours you wouldn't normally use and see how well they go together love that image great card hun.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

what a cute card Jules i love the image you have used

Grenouille Greetings said...

So where have I been whilst you have been so busy being creative. I have looked at my blog list everyday this week, I'm sure, and I didn't see a new post from you and now there are multiple ones that I seem to have missed and all of them lovely! I like to play "spot the heart" on your cards and managed to find them all quite easily this time around. Happy crafting, Jules. Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

fabulous kitty and card and colouring... the three c's? well a k and a c...

coops said...

brilliant card jules.the image is really fab and funky and i love the colour combo.the spotty paper is great and i love the ribbon and buttons :)

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

congrats on your dt job, super card , great image and design. Thanks for the woodware info I've loads of there stamps. janex

Delphine said...

Beautiful card, Jules! Great colour combo, lovely image and I love the buttons! Hugs Delphine xx