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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.

Thursday, 30 September 2010


Hi Everyone

Well what a wonderful day I have had .. .. .. it has been one of those very rare, and very special days that seems to go on for ever and ever .. .. ..  I have got so much done it is unbelievable.  Why can't every day be like today?

I have kept looking at the clock expecting it to be really late .. .. and even now I am dead excited that it isn't bed time yet!!

A couple of shares for you today.

These are Christmas Word Books made with the new downloads from Funky Hand .. .. .. you can find them here

Alongside the word book download come some lovely "alphabits" .. .. ..  and I used these for the words on my books.  I really love them and they are starting to appear on lots of things I am making at the moment.

Here are my little books.  This one is for putting special Christmas photographs into .. .. I wish I had made these when my boys were growing up .. .. I could have done one for each year and looked back at each year.

This uses the "Trendy" download.

The next one is for putting my favourite Christmas recipes in .. .. you notice I have only mentioned cakes and puds LOL!!!  This used the "Traditional" download.

So that is me for today.  I will be back bright and early tomorrow with my DT creation for Penny Black at Allsorts as we have another challenge kicking off.

Then Saturday .. .. which is National Cardmaking Day .. .. I will share my card for the new Get Funky! Challenge.

It seems a shame to cram them both onto one post.

Have a lovely evening everyone.  I hope you have all enjoyed your day as much as I have.



Fleur said...

Both gorgeous Jules, I love making word books, but never seem to get round to it much anymore.
Will have to sort that out. Glad you had a lovely day
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

These are awesome!!! Love the non traditional christmas colors, totally rocking, Great brooks!

Can't believe Christmas is soon, a friend told me 13 weeks. I was like WHAT THE !?

Not gonna be 2010 for long either.

chris said...

OOH they both look so gorgeous jules, just wondering if the pud and cake one has some secret recipes in!
back soon love chris xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous projects, I must admit I love the idea of the year book, You have given me an idea now for the grand children.

I didn't know saturday was national cardmaking day,I didn't know they had one. Oh well

By the way Jules I have it on good authority, Saturday is wall to wall sunshine in

Vicky said...

Wow Jules these are fabulous hun, don't you just love good craft days!. Love these word books and Funky hands cdrom are just brilliant (got them all lol!), such fun bright papers and great memory keep sakes too.
Take care Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh those days are very rare! :)

These are fantastic Jules, love the colours and papers.


Sally H said...

Fabulous! I love them

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic books Jules! Perfect for treasured photos and recipes.

Love the new look of your blog!


coops said...

wow these are both fabulous jules.what a great idea to have these little books to store piccys and recipes.
gorgeous papers you have used too and fab colours :)

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Oh wow, these are so gorgeous Jules, suchlovely projects.

Delphine said...

Oh these are fabulous, Jules! I love the idea, and the papers and colours are perfect! Hugs Delphine xx

Juls said...

so very creative and fabulous! Love the recipie book! Hugs Juls

Lynne K said...

Brilliant! What a lovely idea for keeping your Christmas memories. I keep meaning to try making a word book but have never got round to it. These are wonderful. xx