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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, 20 January 2011


Hi Everyone

Here I am again with yet another valentine make.

This time a little different from my norm.

I was sent a stamp collection by Anice from Funky Hand to have a play with .. .. and this might sound very strange but I absolutely adore the sentiments in the set (I love the images too .. ..  but the sentiments are just so lovely and chunky .. .).

Anyway, I decided to have a go at making my very first shaker card using the sentiments and this is what I came up with.

This used:

Sentiments:  Funky Hand  Clear Stamp Set "Love N That"
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand Download "Salt and Pepper"
Nestabilties:  Heart Die
Martha Stewart:  Valentine Lace
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

So there is my share for today.  Hopefully tomorrow you might get a break from Valentine makes and see something different .. .. but I can't promise LOL!!!!

Have a lovely evening.

Mine is going to be spent putting inserts into a huge pile of creations.



PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is fabulous Jules. Such a brilliant idea!
Hugs, Clare x

Jacee said...

You're doing well with these valentines Jules, this is another smasher!
Hugs Jacee

Doreen said...

What a great card and a fabulous

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, another gorgeous Valentine card.
Sue x

Andria said...

Now thats a very CLEVER idea :). Great card.

Vicky said...

Another gorgeous creation Jules and love the idea of the sentiments in the shaker card, just brill!

Have a great evening with your inserts lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Jules! Can't believe it's your first shaker card! The little sentiments for it are a great idea! Love all that ribbon too!

Claire said...

Another beautiful card, great idea to make it a shaker.
Good luck with the insets, I've a pile of creations to finish first.........
Claire xxxx

Juls said...

Brilliant card!! Love the idea of a shaker card with all the sentiments! so very creative! Hugs Juls

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules! fab shaker card and so unusual to have the sentiments as the shaker elements..... loving the stamps too love their chunkiness!!

Emma xxx

Carole Campanile said...

Oh how wonderful Jules. I really like the cut-up sentiments instead of traditional beads/glitter/fake snow. I haven't made a shaker card in ages.

Thank you for posting how to create a link. I will be sure to use it next time. :)

Anonymous said...

Very cool idea Jules! love that you did the shaker with sentiments!!!

Lynne K said...

Wow, this is great, Jules! What a brilliant way to use the sentiments. Very clever and creative. xx

Debs said...

Simply stunning Jules - and such a fab idea!
You do 'hearts' so well.
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Anice said...

I told you it was a wonderful idea to use the sentiments in your shaker card and everyone agrees with me! It's fab!
Anice xx

coops said...

fabulous card the heart and great how you have used the sentiments.
stunning colours too :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

So creative Jules - just brilliant! xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow thats lovely card and I love the shaker element of it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous shaker! Great idea and perfectly executed! Hugs, Lesley