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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.


Monday, 3 August 2009


Hi Everyone

Has anyone else ever bought a stamp because you really, really love it and then struggle to actually use it when you get it home?

Well the image on the following card is one such stamp, so I decided that I needed to experiment more with it until I feel comfortable.

The following is what I came up with:

This used:

Image: Stampendous! P091 "Beaded Bodice"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch: Doily Lace
Neocolor II Water-soluble Wax Pastels
Laura Ashley Satin Ribbon Stickers with Gliter "Love Song-Harmony"
Self adhesive Pearls
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Flowers and Ribbon from my lovely lady at our local market

I feel I still need to experiment more with this image but at least it has had another airing today.

Happy Monday everyone.

Thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

Well I think it's a beautiful card Jules and I can see why you loved the image. I love the dainty flowers in the corner.

Lesley Xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous brilliant work on the image and love the spray of flowers, perfect finish.

Littlebear said...

Jules, this is brilliant, fabulous, gorgeous. I love it!
Happy Monday to you too.
Clare x

Juls said...

gorgeous! My sister has this stamp, and I have coveted it for a long time! Think what you have done with it is brill, love the black lace detail down the side of the card works well with how you have coloured the image. Just Lush!!!

Nunt said...

Beautiful <3 But I can imagine that this is a difficult one to use - it's not what you'd call your-general-happy-birthday-stamp ^_^


Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules, what a gorgeous result, love the way it really stands out. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Christine (Craftling) said...

Yup.. do that all the time! But you've done a bang up job with this, Jules. Love the way the colours of the corset pick up the colours of the rosbeuds! Excellent!

Chris xx

pinky said...

This is tres chic and so beautiful, excellent stamp and you have dressed it up beautifully!

Janis said...

Beautiful. What a wonderful effect.

Dena said...

Wow what an elegant card Jules! That MS punch was such a fantastic touch! Beautiful! Hugs, Dena

Wendy said...

Stunning card
Wendy x

Kort og Søm said...

Wow..this was great!!
fredrikke :o)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules the answer is yes many times lol....this is utterly gorgeous very beautiful in fact love the lace as well.

Lorraine x

Gro said...

Hi Jules.
Beautiful card. And the image is just fantastic.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card and detail Jules love the colouring and beautiful papers.
Hugs Linda

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Jules. x

gina g said...

Beautiful card lovely image and colours. luv gina xx

Tab said...

Oooh I love your sweet card, the image is fabulous and such delish colours too!
Hugs Tab xxx

yyam said...

This is gorgeous Jules! Great job with the stamp...I wouldn't know what to do with it...:)

CraftyC said...

Gosh Jules, I bought that stamp years ago, think I may have used it one but wouldn't have a clue where it is now. Under a couple of inches of dust no doubt. Love your card though and I know peeps used to pleat some netting as a skirt to this stamp, dpnt know if that will help you.

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

WOW....... Your card is stunning....your really rocked that image. So very pretty.

Linnie said...

your cards are fantastic i love your work

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful card, I can see why you fell in love with the stamp. Aren't markets great places to find great trims and trinkets!
By the way, the sock was navyish. The little boy was five so not a very big sock..........still no sign of it though.

Littleted62 said...

I so know what you mean about this stamp Jules, it's been in my stash for ages and I've only used it a couple of times! You've made a gorgeous card with it though, will have to dig mine out and give it another try. Hugs, Nicki

helen said...

hiya hon, wow what an elegant card, i love this image and have seen it used with white marrabou feathers as a wedding gown its just beautiful
helen x

mckinkle said...

I agree completely Jules! Yep, Ive got this one too and it just doesn't get the airing it deserves! Last time was for a prom a few years ago :-/ Love your version though!
Keryn x