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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.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Hi Everyone

February is here already!?!?!  Who stole January???

It must be something to do with the excitement of us having our lovely blog hop midway through January .. .. it made the month fly by.  I hope you were one of our lucky winners.

So, what is the theme for February?

Well this month we want you to:

"Say it with Flowers"

There are lots of prizes on offer again this month and we have the added fun of being sponsored by Letraset and as a DT we were all sent a set of the Aquamarkers to "road test".  I used them on my creation this month.

It seemed  very strange to be breaking my paintbrushes out again .. .. it is a few months since I last used them .. .. but it was very enjoyable and the pens were lovely to work with.  There is something about working with a paintbrush that makes you feel more artistic when you have finished LOL!!!.

Here is my DT creation

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4065K" Bountiful
Backing Papers:  K and Co
Letraset:  Aquamarkers
Shapeability:  Flower Die
Leone Em Pty Punch:  Ash Branch
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Inks:  Barn Door
Diamond Stickles
Ribbons, brad and button from the stash box

Please take time to go and see what all of my lovely DT pals have created .. .. so much inspiration to be had!!  You can see all of their work here .. .. along with the full rules of the challenge itself.

I hope you get chance to join in during February and I look forward to coming and visiting you and seeing what you have created with your Penny Black goodies.



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just gorgoeus hun, love the flowers they are perfect!!
I really need to get me some of these aquamarkers to have a play!!
Glad to see your feeling better hun
huge hugs shell xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card Jules. I love the papers and the flowers are great.

Nikki x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

What a gorgeous card Jules! Love the beautiful colouring and the delicate flowers you made.

Hope you're feeling better and that you had a good nights sleep.


Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules.I love how you have matched your flowers with those of the

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!!! Love those markers!

And you know I adore anything PB, Going to try this challenge also!

I know I was just saying how the heck did it become February so fast!?

Ellibelle said...

This is so cute Jules. I love that stamp! You colored it beautifully using those aquamarkers.
The flowers you added look amazing!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is gorgeous love the way youve coloured the poppies they all go so well together with the rest of your beautiful card, those flowers are stunning to. With lvoe and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous...I really love the image,the colours are lovely and I especially love those flowers...
Thanks for the inspiration Jules

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful Jules. I love poppies so this card is right up my street!
Clare x

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely beautiful sweetie, big hugs pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Wow Jules, this is gorgoeus. Love the PB image and those poppies are so gorgeous. Sue x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the image is adorable.fantastic colouring with the aquamarkers, i really need a set of those :D
love your fab colours and flowers too :D

xx coops xx

Nicola said...

Such a great card Jules and love how you have used the aqua markers they are a bit nice. I had a quick play with some this morning!! Hugs Nicola

Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules and the papers you chose are perfect and wow love the flowers.
Louise xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

I agree what happened to January - doesn't time fly when you are having crafty fun - spechly when you get picked to win some fabby prizes:)!

Love your creation Jules and the fact that you've handmade poppies to accent your card they are really lovely Are they made with the K&C papers too?? My dad's girlfriend adores poppies and yours are so lovely that I would like to replicate them!!!

Take care


Anonymous said...

Oh my word Jules!!! How have I missed all your cards since Sunday?! What absolutely stunning cards they all are! Fabulous!! xx

Tracy said...

I love Poppies Jules. This is so pretty, I love your image and colouring.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

That is wonderful, Jules! I love the way you have coloured it. Beautiful!

Juls said...

this is just so sweet! Loving your handmade poppys!!! Hugs Juls

Beryl said...

What a grogeous card. The image, flowers, ribbon and bp all perfectly toned. Your colouring is terrific too. I can see you using those Aquamarkers a fair bit in the future.
Beryl xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules,such a sweet image, recognise the papers, I have those too, can't bring myself to use them they are soooo nice, LOL, love K&co stuff and you have used them beautifully.
Hugs Jacee

Delphine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jules! I love your colouring, the fantastic image, fab flowers and layout! All beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Mervi said...

Hi Jules!
Gorgeous creation, lovely image and colouring;-))m

craftimamma said...

Oooh, I love the colours on this one again Jules. Your handmade 'poppies' match the image ones perfectly and the backing papers are lovely too.

Hope you and your OH are both feeling better.

Lesley Xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Gorgeous card! The image really makes a statement! Lovely painting, Jules! Love those poppies too! Did you make them? Big hugs, Lesley

Zoechaos said...

I've got those papers, Love what you have done with them very pretty card and poppies love them. XOXO Zoe

Sarn said...

Terrific card. I've even joined in this challenge for the first time.

Little K Smith said...

Another gorgeous card with another gorgeous hedgie! Just love the poppies and such pretty papers and ribbons too!