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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.

Saturday, 2 October 2010


Hi Everyone

Here I am today with my creation for the Get Funky! Challenge this month.

The theme this month was set by my lovely teamie Lythan and she has set the theme of "Take 5" where we needed to use "at least" five different papers on our creations.

Here is what I made:

and the close up:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Funky Hand CD "Colour Me Happy"
Sentiment:  "Alphabits" from Funky Hand Christmas Wordbook Download
Nestabilities:  Standard Circles Large
Sizzix:  Movers and Shapers Die and Tattered Leaves Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Distressed Stripes
Eyelets, raffia and button from the stash box
Distress Ink

I hope that you get chance to play along.  Remember that there is a £20 voucher for the winner .. .. the rules can be found here on the Get Funky! challenge blog.   There you will also see all the lovely inspiration from my fellow DT mates. 

Don't you just love the colours of Autumn?

I can't say that I like the fact that Autumn marks the end of Summer .. .. but I do like the treat it brings to our eyes.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.



Andria said...

Oh WOW what a fantastic card, I love it. I would also like to wish you a "Happy World Card Makers Day". :)

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules. Have a great

Lythan said...

I adore the leaves and the wonderful circles at the bottom. Wonderful job!

Anice said...

Jules this card is soo elegant. It's also lovely to see a card that is appropriate to the season we are in..not a Xmas card that I am forced to produce at the moment! Beautiful!
Anice xx

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, brilliant card, so striking, love it! have a lovely weekend :0) xx

Kathy said...

I absolutely adore your beautiful Autumnal card, the colours are so gloriously rich

Delphine said...

Oh yes, I love the colours of autumn, Jules! And your card is sooo beautiful! Love the leaves, fabulous papers, all the circles and really great layout! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow thats a really lovely Autumn image so different yet quite stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, gorgeous warm autumn colours, love it!

Netty said...

Totally terrific card, x

mckinkle said...


This sure has the WOW factor, they say the simple things are the best (and that explains a few marriages I know!) and this looks so easy and yet is just so perfect and really packs a punch of autumn colour!

Keryn x

Jennifer said...

Oh wow Jules...this is so stunning! I love the colours and all the textures xx Jenny xx

Lynne K said...

Love those leaves! And the circles. And the autumn colours. And the button with the raffia which just finishes it off beautifully. Great card! xx

coops said...

fabulous card jules.really modern look.i love your leaves and torn edge and great autumnal colours :)

xx coops xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and the added texture

chris said...

Hi Jules this is fabulous, not easy to use 5 different papers but you stepped up to the challenge brilliantly. hugs and love chris xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jules,
Its a fantastic card, love the layout and colours too!
hugs and xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous, love all the colours and textures in this creation! Hugs Juls

Lou said...

Hi!Oh Jules i do LOVE this so much,perfect yummy Autumn colours and such a great design.
hugs Lou.xx

Loopylou. said...

i think this is a fabulous card jules, sucha super idea. i love the leaves and the eyelets look great. hugs Lou xxx

Anice said...

Jules this is just a beautiful Autumn card. I love the circles at the bottom they really make the card stand out. I'm so lucky to have such amazingly talented crafters on my Design Team.
Anice xx

lisa said...

You've created some lovely Autumn colours lately, Jules. They are beautiful. I agree with you about the treat of the colours but I always find Autumn a bit sad. Heading towards the end of another year and another Summer. I'm more of a Spring girl myself!!
Hope you've managed to keep dry lately and well done on all your creativity the other day.
hugs Lisax

Zoe said...

really love this card x