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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.

Tuesday 28 September 2010


Hi Everyone

I thought it would be nice to play along with a new challenge today .. .. unfortunately I missed the first challenge .. .. but at least I am here for number 2.

The Challenge is called "Oldie But A Goodie". The idea of the challenge is that you use your old and neglected stamps (as if we have any ?!?!?!?? LOL!!!) with an old stamp being something that is at least 6 months old.

The theme this week is "Pink and Girly" and you can find the challenge blog here.

Here is my Pink and Girly Creation

along with a close up

and a close up of my little heart .. .. because I love it so much!!!  I made it with shrink plastic.

My creation used:

Image:  The Greeting Farm "Miss Anya Collection"
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL128" Circular Greetings
Heart:  Woodware Clear Stamps "HMCL401" Modern Hearts Set
Backing Papers:  Funky Hand CD Dreams Come True
Nestabilities:  Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Woodware Multihead Flower Punch
Brad and Cord from the stash box

Great idea for a challenge blog theme ladies .. .. a good reason to look at our stamps a bit differently and no pressure to feel we have to have new stash.

Have a good Tuesday everyone.



Sandy said...

Jules: What a cute card. Love the flower and heart. Your new BIG photos are great as I'm usually checking out new posts in the am before work and I am NOT a morning person so large is good:)

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Jules,
Thank you for joining us in our new challenge. Your card is beautiful, as always, and I love the shrinkie heart!
Hugs, Clare x

Vicky said...

Such a cute card and I love the little heart.

The new look blog looks fab Jules. About time I gave mine a makeover. You've inspired me to have a go. :)xx

lisa said...

What a great idea for a challenge, Jules. We must all have neglected stamps, I know I have plenty.
You've made a gorgeous card with yours. She looks very demur with all her shopping!!
Hugs Lisax

Andria said...

Great card, great colours and who dosn't love Anya :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love your sentiment with the flowers in it, looks great!
Fab idea for a challenge, off to have a nosey
hugs shell xx

Delphine said...

Oh I love your card, Jules! Pink & brown is one of my favourite combos, your image is beautiful and I really like your heart and the round sentiment with the flower, gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your evening! Delphine xx

Doreen said...

Jules this is gorgeous. I love your

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, just gorgeous, I love pink & this card I love.

Vicky said...

Jules this card is fantastic hun!, love this stamp and your layout is scrummy. Your new look blog is fabulous and loving the BIG photo's, to scared to do mine at the mo, might try when the laptop is feeling better lol!
Hugs Vicky xx

Nicola said...

Jules me likes this alot. I am a big fan of the greeting farm stamps. She look great in pink too. Hugs Nicola xx

Sally H said...

Great card and I LOVE the heart! I used to do lots of shrink plastic once upon a time!

chris said...

Hi Jules, this is so pretty, love that perfect little heart. hugs chris xx

Sue said...

Hi Jules
aww gorgeous card, lovely colouring, pretty papers & design, sue,x

coops said...

stunning card jules.great girly image and am loving all the pink.fab papers and layout and i love the circular sentiment with the flower centre, fabulous :)

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Liking the new look blog! Well done you! :)
This is a lovely card, fab colour combo, love the cute flower and sweet little heart too!
Take care.

Anonymous said...

gorgwoua card! love the sentiment and image!

Juls said...

fabulous, I love your little heart and the paper flower! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, it wouldnt be a problem for me Ive got loads of neglected stamps mind you Id have a job deciding which to use.
Fabulous card, love the pink its looks so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Di said...

Great challenge the card,pretty colours and real girly image. Love the heart too. Di.xx

Jacee said...

Fab Jules, just my colour. Love the big pics.

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules, she is very pretty
Thanks for joining our 2nd challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

liza said...

Fabulous Jules,your colouring is fab and love how you have added the flower in the centre of your sentiment circle it works perfectly,thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie
love n hugs

Debs said...

Hi Jules
Beautiful card - I love the shrink plastic heart. Thanks for sharing it with us at An Oldie but a Goodie.
Hope to see you again.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Francesca said...

What A fabulous card , I love the details
Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie and Good Luck!