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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, 4 December 2010


Hi Everyone

Well I had a lovely night out last night .. .. a really magical evening.

We went out with my Auntie and Uncle for our annual special Christmas celebration.  It was extra special last night because as we travelled to the restaurant it started to snow.  During the course of the evening it continued to snow, and snow, and snow and snow!!  We sat eating our meal with the Christmas tree, Christmas decorations and lights with loads and loads of huge snowflakes falling .. .. .. which we could see through the windows. 

Of course reality hit when we had to leave .. .. I couldn't believe how much had fallen during the course of the evening.

Just before we left most guests were looking out of the patio doors in wonderment at the huge expanse of fresh unspoilt snow with Christmas lights shining on it.  One young chap was daring himself to go outside and make a snow angel .. .. I egged him on a bit and said "if you don't, you daren't" .. . .. he laughed and replied "please don't dare me .. I am weak where dares are concerned".  But he never did it .. .. after all he was wearing his best clothes!!  LOL!!

Anyway, here I am with my entry for this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week they want to see you stamp on anything but white card.

I promise I have played by the rules .. .. my card is a creamy ivory colour and not white .. .. but my photograph isn't doing me many favours.

Here are my pictures


My creation used:

Image:  Penny Black "3947K" Day-dreams
Sentiment:  Penny Black "2908F" ...To You
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand CD "Colour Me Happy"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
Leone Em Pty Punch: "CP30" Ash Branch
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glossy Accents
Stardust Stickles
Raffia from the stash box

A little bit of exciting news .. .. Funky Hand have a download sale this weekend.  25% off all downloads (including the Christmas ones if you haven't done your Christmas cards yet).  You can see them all here.  They are all lovely of course but my personal favourites are Salt and Pepper and Hearts and Flowers.

Then to add to the fun there are huge discounts on the Funky Hand "Original CDs"  .. .. ..   can you believe up to 50% !!!  You can see these here

Big clear out ready for new goodies in the new year .. .. .. including clear stamps, ribbons, buttons and a new CD!!!  Woo hoo!! 

OK time to link up my creation and get ready for going out again ....  

You can tell December is here.  Hide the scales I don't want to weigh myself!!!  December is for fun!!!

Have a great evening everyone.

Catch you all soon



Vicky said...

Hiya Jules!
Wow what an amazing card hun!, fab image and love your layout too. So glad you had a great time last night and it sounds so pretty with the snow falling :o)
I'm with you with the scales, well it is christmas lol!
Hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

I love your design on this Jules it is gorgeous and well the image is fab.
I am glad you had a magical evening with the white stuff.And enjoy yourself tonight.
We might try to get out tomorrow for much needed food groceries.The snow is still pretty awful but it is gradually going. xxx

Anonymous said...

a bright sunshiney card in contrast to all that snow huh!?

Love the flowers and text, glad you had a nice Christmas Party!

Tracy said...

What a great creation, I can see that it has a creamy colour to it. I like how you've added your heart to this one too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

just so elegant! Love the layout! Hugs Juls

Enfys said...

Love it Jules, and the way you put the heart on this one is so clever. Do I spot a clever way of using MS border punch?
big hugs
En xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the image and fab colours and like how you have tied the raffia around.great layout and papers too.
sounds like a magical night out too :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

gorgeous card hun, Luv Sam x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, I like the colours and the flower finishes it off smashing!

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie love the image and your little flowers look so delicate, gorgeous work hugs Pops x x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, your card is gorgeous I love that image its so beautiful as is your card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Joey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the detail you have added to the image, thanks for joining us at PBSC

Beryl said...

This is wonderful. I love the two BP stamps - especially the sentiment. The colours are fab and your heart embellishment is adorable.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Lovely, nice to see flowers with all this snow around.Good luck with the challenges. I know what you mean about the scales. I think i will be shaming myself in public on my blog over the next few weeks. So many nights out coming up.xx

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card jules and loved your snow story.......thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful, Jules! Love it! Hugs, Lesley

Gibmiss said...

Hi Juls
Gorgeous card love the image and colours

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous card.