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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, 10 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope you have had a good day .. .. mine has flown by far too quickly .. .. .. a bit like this whole week really.

First things first.  How did the cake icing go last night???  Well my friend was short of one vital ingredient .. .. black food colouring .. .. so we weren't able to do the decorating.  Not sure if I will be needed or not now - we will have to wait and see.

So what did we do instead.  Well, we talked and talked and talked and we drank coffee and opened the box of Thornton's chocolates that Santa delivered  LOL!!!  What a lovely evening!!!  (The men were at a little re-union thingy so we could chat away to our hearts content without having to let them get a word in edgeways).

Now round to my share of the day ...

This used:

Image, papers and sentiment .. .. all from Funky Hand "Craft The Year Away" CD
Sizzix Die:  Stars #2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Stars
Cord from the Stash Box

This must be the quickest card I have ever made and because I felt so guilty at it being quick I gave his head an extra layer LOL!!

Everything was done off Anice's new CD - Craft The Year Away.  You just re-size everything to what you want ... write what words you want, print what you want.. .. .. and I just love this little chappie so much.   It is a little hard to explain how it all works if you didn't manage to catch Anice on Create and Craft .. .. .. but there is a little demo here that might help.

He is fantastic for male cards.  I love this striped paper too .. .. it reminds me of some PJ's I had as a child!!

So that is me for today.

I will catch you again tomorrow and hopefully will manage a bit of blog hopping later too.  Food to finish preparing first though!!

Have a good evening and thanks for calling by.



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is fab hun, just love those papers, perfect for him!!
hugs shell xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love this fab card. The little robot is just so cute and love the nailheads.

Donna x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, he is a great little chappie. Love all the finishing touches. Luv and hugs. Trish x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card :o) Love those papers and the cute robot! Lisa x

Nikbee said...

What a great card. I love the robot, just right for male cards in particular.

Nikki x

Doreen said...

Ooh Jules this is gorgeous, I love that little chappie,I am so glad he has a

Juls said...

he is such a cute little chap...loving the little brads on his body!! too cute! Hugs Juls

Vicky said...

Hiya Jules! fabby card hun, got my cdrom too now so I will need to have a little play :o)

Glad you had a good ol natter yesterday, it's fab to chat without the men butting in lol!!

hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great night!

I love this card, he is the cutest robot I've ever seen LOL about giving him an extra layered head!

Looks great!

Jacee said...

What a fun card Jules, love the little heart you've put on him.
Hugs Jacee

Delphine said...

Hello Jules! Fantastic card! Super cute image, fab papers, and I love the beautiful star and the extra layer:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

G Peplow said...

Hi there Jules, oh how great is your little robot, shouldn't feel guilty about a quick card, that's just your skill:0)
Thank you for visiting me and your kind words, have a great weekend too, hugs :0) xxx

Lynsey said...

Fantastic card Jules love the robot!
Hugs Lynsey x

Beryl said...

He is such a cute fellow and the stripy bp is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

coops said...

fantastic crad jules.i love the little robot and great papers :D

xx coops xx