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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.

Monday, 31 January 2011


Hi Everyone

How goes it with you?

I do believe I feel a bit better today .. .. yay!!  Though I still haven't gained a gold star for sleeping through the night yet :-(

I have even managed a bit of the dreaded housework and been much more productive on the card production front too.  So things are picking up!!

All of my makes have been for orders today so I have decided to share with you the full version of the "sneaky peep" I showed you on Friday ahead of the launch of the new Funky Hand CD at the weekend and then another make that might make an appearance on Friday.

Here is the full version of what I shared last Friday:

This used:

Backing Papers and Sentiment:  Funky Hand CD "Craft the Year Away"
Ribbon and Buttons also from Funky Hand (lots of new goodies appearing in Anice's stash shop) The ribbons are lush!!!!
Woodware Punches:  Scalloped Oval and Large and Medium flowers
Distress Ink:  Barn Door

Did you manage to catch Anice on Sunday?  If so you might have caught a glimpse of my make.

The sentiment oval was made by typing the words "Happy" and "Birthday" multiple times using the CD writer.  I just kept changing the type, size and colour of the font for each word.  Some beautiful fonts on the CD .. .. .. must make some makes to showcase these for you.  I am sure you will love them as much as I do.

Anice has another two live shows being shown this Friday .. .. .. so a warm comfy sofa will be my order of the day (along with colouring supplies and a few mugs of coffee -  LOL!!).

Here is another make using the same CD .. .. love the colours in this set.

All images, papers and sentiments are from the Funky Hand CD "Craft the Year Away"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large

Faux Stitching using a dressmakers tracing wheel 
Glamour Dust
Crystal Stickles

I am around bright and early tomorrow as a new challenge is being launched over at Penny Black at Allsorts .. .. so see you then.

Have a lovely evening.



Milliesmarvels said...

They are both gorgeous Jules, the word paper is so clever and your flowers are stunning!

Anonymous said...

Love these Jules, great fun awesome papers and images!

Sally H said...

Both stunning, Jules! I particularly love the flowers on he top one. So pretty.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous cards Jules, love them both. The papers, sentiments and ribbons look very tempting :o) Lisa x

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love the fab flowers on your funky hand make!! and I adore the 2nd card too...the wonky cake is too cute, just fab with the sparkly icing! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

Two beauties Jules I haven't watched yet I recorded so I will look out for your

Vicky said...

Fantastic cards Jules and yes I watch it! I even bought the CD, I have got the first one already and this one looks scrummy and soooo clever!

Hope you starting to feel more human hun, hugs Vicky xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

2 lovelies! I bet you're chuffed that your salvaged make turned out so beautiful! Hugs Lesley

craftimamma said...

Thes are both great Jules but I have to say I really love the first one. The colours are gorgeous and I love those flowers. The oval is inspired and the satin bow is beautiful. Can you tell I rather like this card, Lol!

Only got to watch half the show on Sunday and I'll miss Friday's because I'm out most of the day :(.

Lesley Xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just gorgeous hun, the colours in the second one are just yummy!!

Sorry not been around for a while! Its Katies birthday on Sunday & she wanted a fish tank so Nige went out & got the biggest one he could find....but when we went to get her fish I ended up putting a deposit on a leopard gecko for me!!??!! he is soooooooooo cute! we pick him up on thursday hopefully if all his things arrive, so will be lots of pics on me blog!!!

Hope your both ok huge hugs shell xx

coops said...

stunning cards jules.the colours and papers are gorgeous and i really love the design of your 1st card and your scummy flowers.
glad you are starting to feel a little better :D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

Gorgeous samples. Especially like the text oval and the flowers on the top one.
Beryl xx

Jacee said...

Fabulous Jules, I love the colurs on the first, gorgeous.
Hugs Jacee

Delphine said...

WOW... They are both gorgeous and so stylish! I love all the papers you have used and the flowers are fantastic! And I love the colours of your second card:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules two beautiful cards the images, designs and colours look superb.
Lorraine x

mckinkle said...

Beautiful, very beautiful Jules!

I have to say I am really loving my new CD! The colours throughout are just stunning and it makes me want to print off each one and have a play!

Keryn x