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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, 5 September 2010


Good morning all

I hope you had a great Saturday. Mine was lovely. Lots of stamping and colouring!!!

The weather here was brill too and I am hoping we might get the same again today .. .. though it is looking a little dull at the mo.

Here is the card I have made for Mum's birthday (which is actually tomorrow). Quite often when we were kids we would have to go back to school on her birthday .. .. and she would say that was the best birthday present she could have!!!! Mmmm... ... don't know what that was all about .. .. we weren't naughty kids .. .. .. we wouldn't have dared to be!!!

Anyway here is the card

and the close up

This used:

Image: Penny Black "1736K" How About a Hug?
Backing Paper: Papermania "Rose Garden"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Pink Petticoat: Ribbon Sentiment
Martha Stewart Punch: Daisy
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, cord, flowers and pearls from the stash box

There is also a new Christmas download available from Funky Hand. This was launched yesterday called "All I Want for Christmas"

Here are a few samples I have made using the download which has papers, sentiments and digi stamps.

You can see the download here and the other exciting news is that there are now envelopes available from Funky Hand for your word books. Yippee!!! No more gift wrapping my word books.

Here are my samples

Well I hope you all have a happy Sunday and that you find time to do a little crafting. I managed to catch up quickly with a few folk yesterday in blogland .. .. hopefully I manage a few more today.

Love Jules xx


Anonymous said...

terrific card for your mum, love the image and beautiful elegant girlishness!!!!

totally fantastic christmas cards too!!!

Way to go!

G Peplow said...

Hi there, my you've been a busy lady, what a lovely bunch of cards, I love them all,every single one. Have a lovely Sunday :D xx

chris said...

Morning Jules these are really amazing love them all, but have to say the bottom one is my favourite.
I just know your mum will love that card, its so gorgeous.
hugs chris xx

Lizzy said...

Hi Jules! stunning set of cards hun, fab xmas cards & luv the one for your mum the colours are really pretty ...luv the layout too it's great xx Lizzy xx :)

Have a nice not so good here today so crafting day for me, me thinks,lol

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, Im sure your mum was thrilled with her card its gorgeous and so pretty, the PB image looks so beautiful.
Wow Xmas cards already, it seems never ending, Ive also started mine as it takes so long to get enough to send out. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Nikbee said...

Happy birthday to your Mum. Such a gorgeous card Jules. I love the papers.
The Christmas papers are fab. I've just been looking at them and may have to invest. I love the 3D tree.

Nikki x

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet card for your Mum! I hope she enjoyed it. I laughed at her comment about going back to school being a great present : ) Your Christmas cards are lovely.


Allison said...

love them all

Doreen said...

All of these are visions of loveliness. Your Mums card is beautiful she will love it ,the image is perfect for the occassion.And you have made a really good job of the Funky Hand Christmas ones.I have had a great weekend some crafty shopping at a craft shop I have only just found and it is only a ten minute drive away!!!! oops sorry Mr Banker He He .xxx

coops said...

hiya jules.your mums birthday card is really beautiful.gorgeous image and i love the soft pink colours and fab bow.
love your christmas cards too, the designs are really modern and funky:)
enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

xx coops xx

Di said...

4 lovely cards. Mums is so pretty, just right for an 80 year old. love the flowers and the bow. The christmas cards are fab great papers and that tree looks really good. Enjoy your night out and happy birthday to mum for tomorrow. Di.xx

brenda said...

Mum will love this Jules and treasure it.

Have a gread day won't you.

B x

Lexxie said...

Fantastic Christmas cards Jules, and your mum's card is stunning, I'm sure she will treasure it,
Love Sarita xx

Kathy said...

Lovely Christmas cards - you've shown off the new papers beautifully with these.

Andria said...

Your Mums birthday card is just purrrfect, beautful colours papers and ribbon, love the green ribbon on the christmas card and the red and white on the Noel card, lovely.

Lynne K said...

The birthday card is simply beautiful, Jules - I'm sure your mum will have been delighted with it. And your Christmas cards are great. I wish I was as organised as you, but I'll probably not be making any Christmas cards until December! xx

Little K Smith said...

Wow you've been busy Jules! Love the PB cat card, sooo adorably pretty! Love those papers and lovely flowers. Fab crimbo cards too, love the tree one!

Delphine said...

Wow... I love your Mum's birthday card, Jules, wonderful image and colours, fabulous layout and gorgeous bow! And all your Christmas cards are just fabulous, I love them all! Hugs Delphine xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous card and im sure your mam will love it too! The new christmas downloads are fab and funky and love the cards you have made using them.
hugs and xxx

Anice said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum for today! I'm sure she will love your card it's beautiful. What would I do with out my fab Design Team members making my papers look so good with all your fab card creations. Wonderful work as always Thank you.
Anice x

Unknown said...

Your mums card is fab, just so cute & pretty. You were a busy girl over the

Grenouille Greetings said...

I know I haven't been by for a little while but goodness me, Jules, you've made at least 15 cards! How do you do that? ! ?
There are some fab Christmas cards, anniversary cards, a wedding card, some geometric and some cutesy, some liqued embossing and some very pretty colouring and they are all just FAB!
I particulary love this one for your Mum (and the one you made for her which is for Nanny). I hope she had a lovely birthday. 6th September would have been my M&D's wedding anniversary so it's always a really tough day for my Mum but she still has her birthday to look forward to at the weekend. I'll be back soon. By then - I'm sure you will have another 10 gorgeous makes for me to view! Hugs, Lesley