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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.

Friday, 30 December 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

We have continued to have rain, rain and even more rain!!

Today it was my turn to post on the Get Funky! challenge blog where our theme this month is

"Thank You"

Can you believe this is my very first stepper card .. .. how behind the times am I?  LOL!!!

I used Anice's freebie paper to make my card alongside the

"Birthday Girl" collection from the Happy Happy Birthday Papercraft Factory CD

I hope you get chance to join in and share your "thank you" creation with us .. .. remember the only rule is to use a Funky Hand product on your project .. .. and that could even be the freebie paper that Anice has supplied here. (I love this paper soooo much!!! I can't believe it is a freebie!!!!)

Enjoy your evening everyone and I will catch you all again tomorrow .. .. the last day of 2011 !!!



Denise said...

Gorgeous stepper card and you are right - that freebie paper is fantastic.
Oh and you are not the only one never to have made a stepper card - I still have not made one!!!!
Denise xx

Juls said...

this is fabulous! Hugs Juls

Home sweet home said...

This is soo beautiful ,love the colours and the design is fab.:)
Happy new year.:)

Doreen said...

And a gorgeous stepper card it is too,love the

Tracey T said...

This is a fabby side stepper card, Jules! And the paper is gorgeous - I love those pastel "ice cream" colours! Hugs, Tracey x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is very pretty, loving the colours too hugs pops x

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
It has been raining all day where I live as well.
Your first stepper card turned out very beautifully. Well done! Great use of that amazing freebie paper as well.
Michaela xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, I love your card! The colours are all my faves!
Happy New Year for 2012.
Hugs Lynsey x

Anonymous said...

That really is a fab freebie this month; gorgeous colours and design. Love your stepper card Jules - you're ahead of me as I've never made one either!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules :o) Such pretty colours and fab design too! Lisa x

Cynthia said...

Now did Anice put that heart on the paper just for you, Jules?? =D I love that you cut the letters out--gorgeous colors too. Well done on your first step card!! PERFECT.

pinky said...

It looks so fresh in those gorgeous colours Juls, I love it. Happy New Year to you and your family, wishing you health, wealth and happiness in 2012.

pinky said...

Baa!! I spelt you wrong, forgive me Jules.

Tracy said...

Fabulous stepper card, it's great Jules.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, so funky!!!

Sally said...

A very pretty card Jules & a perfect 1st time stepper card. Lovely freebie papers, such soft colours.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Thats so awesome, I love the fonts and papers!

great fold!!!

Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!! All the best for 2012!

Di said...

Wow, this is totally gorgeous Jules! Love those papers and as always you've come up with a real stunner :) Love, Di xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Jules
This stepper card is fabulous!!
Love the paper, ribbon and words that coordinate so beautifully

Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules, I love the paper and your design.


Sarn said...

Brilliant stepper card Jules. Now you've made your first one, I bet you make more!

Wishing you and yours a Very Happy New Year


Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the clean and simple look.

G Peplow said...

Hello there Jules, Fabulous card I love the pastel colours against the black:0) I would like to wish you and your family the happiest New Year and I hope that 2012 brings you everything you need, Hugs Gay xxx

Delphine said...

Well I am almost as behind the times as you, Jules!!! I have not made many cards of that kind! Yours is perfect, I love the layout and soft colours!
Don't apologize, I feel very very bad, I have not been a good buddy either... I always enjoy seeing all your gorgeous creations but I really have not been good at leaving comments! I wish you a lovely evening and all the best for 2012! Thank you very much for your visit, really appreciated:-)! Lots of hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, I have never tried a stepper card either! I shall have to have a go in 2012!
Helen x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i really love the shape and gorgeous funky papers :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules

This is an absoloute gorgeous stepper card - I love what you have done here - its a stunner...

I really find stepper cards hard to decorate - but you've done it beautifully.

Paula x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulous stepped card. THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful makes in 2011. I do hope you and yours have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012! Hugs, Lesley