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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.

Friday, 3 September 2010


Hi Everyone

Friday again!!! Yay!!!

It is a double "yay" really as it is an extra special Friday .. .. my oldest Son and his wife are coming up from London for a few days ready for my Mum's 80th birthday celebrations on Sunday.

So an early post today ahead of me getting their bedroom "spruced up" a little .. .. as in putting all the things away that manage to accumulate when the spare room isn't in use!!!!!!

Here is my share of the day - which is for the Lili of the Valley Challenge. There was a sketch to follow from Bev - it was lovely to use, so it will no doubt be put to good use in the future.
and the close up

This used:

Image: Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers: DCWV "The Christmas Multi Stack"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Hobbycraft Punch: Small snowflake
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Eyelets and ribbon from the stash box

I drew over the little snowflakes and parts of the Santa hat with a glue pen and dusted them in Glamour Dust to give them their lovely sparkle.

Here is the sketch and the challenge - just in case you fancy having a go
I really enjoyed making this card .. .. .. not that I have a Grand-daughter to give it to .. .. .. it is one of the cards I will have on sale at the Melbourne Festival in a couple of weeks. I was surprised how many people asked for Christmas cards last year so am trying to make amends this time.

Have a lovely Friday everyone.

Love Jules xx


Unknown said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card and beautiful colours, good luck with the sale, and have a great weekend.
Christine x

chris said...

Morning jules this is just sooooooooooooooooo gorgeous. love the image. hugs chris xx
have a great time.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous teddy, loving the papers and embellishemnts!!!

Enjoy your weekend!!!

♥Gemma♥ said...

wow what a cutie, love the image and colours you have used and good luck in the challenge!
Hope you have a fab day on sunday celebrating your Mum's 80th birthday.
"Happy Birthday Jules Mum" xxx

slinkycat said...

Beautiful! I really love the pinks. I'm sure someone will snap it up!

Leanne x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I hope you have a fab weekend hun, enjoy your time with your family
Gorgeous card just love those papers & that image so cute
hugs shell xx

Dena said...

Jules! Oh now this is one super duper cute card! LOVE IT!!!! Great papers, fun snowflakes, great image (love those bears)!!!
Hugs, Dena

Unknown said...

Jules, I love this, its gorgeous, what a shame, you don't have a granddaughter to give it to.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules what an adorable bear.

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Jules, I am sure this card will get snapped up! It's so gorgeous!
Have a lovely weekend!
Clare x

Tracy said...

This is totally gorgeous Jules, I love the colours and papers too. A lovely take on the sketch.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coops said...

wow stunning card jules.such a gorgeous image and the papers and colours are really pretty.

i love how you have done the sentiment with the ribbon and fabulous sparkle :)

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Love it!
Have a great weekend.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, just had some new LOTV stamps in the post today, guess what I will be doing this weekend! Hope you have a lovely weekend for your mom's birthday. Sue x

Doreen said...

This is just so gorgeous Jules you have coloure your image beautifully.

Have a really happy weekend

Monique said...

Well this card will make some grand daughters Day!!.. Very pretty:) Have a great weekend

Lynne K said...

Hi Jules,

Your spare room sounds just like mine - it tends to get the overspill from my craftroom, and I have to shift everything out when anyone comes to stay.

Love your card, really pretty - it is indeed a great sketch, and you've interpreted it beautifully. xx

Little K Smith said...

Simply gorgeous Jules! Adore the image, gorgeous colours and papers and love how you've done the sentiment with the eyelets and ribbon too! May have to have a go at that!
Have a lovely weekend.

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card again Jules. Love pink crumb cards. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge, good luck!

Delphine said...

This is so beautiful, Jules! A really cute image, gorgeous papers and a fabulous layout! Perfect colour combo and I also love the delicate sparkle! Hugs Delphine xx