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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, 19 July 2011


Hi Everyone

A bit of a chilly day here .. .. have had to get my "long sleeves" out again!!!

Never mind, I think the chill is going to be short lived and the weekend could be nice (as you can tell I am ever the optimist).

I am here tonight with my Sketch N Stash Challenge entry

This used:

Backing Papers:  All from Funky Hand CD "Now That's Funky"
Image and Sentiment:  Put together from Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL037" By The Sea
Nestabilities:  Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
Distress Ink
Cord and charm from the Stash Box

Here is the sketch that I worked to

The challenge also asks what new or neglected stash you have used.  Well my Funky Hand CDs are never neglected .. .. but this little stamp set hasn't seen the light of day for a while!!

I used Bev's lovely cloud tutorial which you can find here to do my sky. There are lots of other little videos to watch too .. .. thanks Bev xx.

Whilst talking of Funky Hand a new challenge started over there on the Funky Fifteenth and Anice has created a beautiful free paper that looks like this....

The theme this time is "Boys, boys, boys" and if you don't already own any Funky products you could use the fab freebie and try to win a download of your choice. You can get to the challenge and the free paper by clicking here.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



PinksyDoodles said...

Great card Jules. I love how the gorgeous papers compliment the Kraft card so well.
Hugs, Clare x

Cynthia said...

Oh my, Jules! This is such a beautiful card!! I really love the layers and the anchor charm!

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, lovely card and the stamp is gorgeous.

Bev said...

Fab card Jules, and you did a brilliant job with the sky too hun x

Sarn said...

MMmm . . . lovely layout and fabbity fab fab card as usual! Can you tell I've been on the caffeine?

Hugs, Sandra

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

Your take on the sketch is spot on and the moment I lookad at your gorgeous card I was blown away by your fabulous way of adding so many layers on your card. Wow!
The boat is a cutie :)
Love and hugs,

G Peplow said...

Hi There Jules, Gorgeous card, love the little sailboat and all the layers are yummy, have a good evening, Gay xxx

Vicky said...

I love it Jules..! great image hun and I so love the sentiemnt's fabulous :o)

thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,I love the image and your

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Jules and those clouds look amazing!

Sally said...

Hi Jules, this is a fab card & a great idea for the sketch. I love the little sailing ship, sooo cute & the anchor charm just sets it all of.
Sally x

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the blues with the kraft too and the image is very cute. I have to tell you Jules, you are not good for my time management - I've just spend ages trying to find the heart on this card! Phew - found it. Now I can sleep tonight! Vx

Jenny said...

Sweet card Jules, I love this stamp set. The sky scene is just brilliant and cute little anchor charm:)
Jenny x

Netty said...

I want to apologise for not being around too much Jules.
Your cards are just wonderful Jules and I love the way you layer your papers so beautifully. Take care and have a great week, Annette x

Di said...

Love it Jules, perfick as they say - but I think you're fibbing when you say 'THE stash box'. With your ton of snippets I just bet you have a cabin trunk or three (or more) full of stash! Di xx

Unknown said...

O wow this is gorgeous Jules, what a fun image, love the layout of your card xxx

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules, great boat card for any guy of any age, love the charm!!!

Awesome freebie! Thanks Dear!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love the scrummy papers and colours and fab fun image and design :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Jules, love those papers and that cute image. hugs Shirleyxxx

Kylie said...

Fabulous card Jules, I absolutely love the clouds and the anchor charm :o)

Thanks for the link to the fabulous freebies too!

~Tammy~ said...

Jules, this is precious!!! I love everything about your card!!! :-)

Anj said...

Hi there - I only found your blog this week - but already I am hooked!! I love your work x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, great image and love the colours!
Helen x

Carole Campanile said...

ADORABLE!!! I love that little boat!! This is just wonderful Jules. I really love the added charm, it finishes this off so well. I really love your coloring and the clouds, fabulous. Did you hand drawn the stitching lines? My goodness how do you keep them so straight?

Your cards are always amazing, I wish I had a timbleful of your wonderful talent; then maybe I could make some wow cards. LOL


Juls said...

fabulous!! Love the touch of Kraft! Hugs Juls

Steph said...

What a sweet card, Jules. Love the layout and papers and the little charm is too cute! x