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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.


Sunday, 2 August 2009


Hi Everyone

The theme over at Penny Black this week is "SUMMER".

Not much inspiration from this card could be found looking out of my window .. .. .. .. just rain, rain and more rain!!! What a good job I have a very vivid imagination. LOL!!!

Here is my card

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3782J "lazy days" and butterflies from the "Critter Party" set
Backing Paper: Sorry not sure - it is ages old and from the days when it didn't matter what paper I used.
Punches: Fiskars "Threading Water",
X Cut "Medium and Small Flower",
Martha Stewart "Frond"
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and sticky gems from the stash box

So there we have it .. .. .. .. my summer card for Penny Black.

Thank you for calling by to look.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Love Jules xx


Christine (Craftling) said...

This is very cute! Beautifully done.

Chris xx

Littlebear said...

Oh so cute, this card really does make me think of summer (whatever that is!). This image is an all time favourite and you have coloured it beautifully. I love the flowers with the coloured petals.
The sun was shining and even looked like it was going to stay but now it's gone again :(
Clare x

Wendy said...

Lovely card Jules, I like the way you have 3d the flower
Wendy x

gina g said...

Hi Jules this card is just so sweet i love the image and the glitter on the flower looks like the sun making the rain on the petals sparkle lol, love the flowers and its beautifully coloured. luv gina xx

Annchen said...

Its so cute, love that image!

out of my window it's rain, too

tracie said...

Oh this is gorgoeus Jules, love this cute hedgie lazy in the sunshine and the butterflies finish it off perfectly ~ fabulous.
Thanks for joining in the fun this week.. have a good day.
Tracie :)x

Juls said...

this is so gorgeous! took me a few seconds to find the heart! great card!

mckinkle said...

What lovely colours Jules, so fresh & summery. I love your colouring, its just perfect! What a great layered parasol!
Keryn x

Jacee said...

Such a pretty card Jules, gorgeous!

LavenderCards said...

lovely card, love the colours.

craftimamma said...

Wonderful card Jules! It really makes me LONG FOR SUMMER but I'm not expecting it to be imminent Lol!

Lesley Xx

Kath said...

beautiful card the papers and perfect image for your summery card....oh how I would love to be sitting out in the garden instead of watching the rain run down the window........thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxx

pinky said...

Such a cute little image and you have showcased it beautifully. I can feel the warmth of summer over here lol.

Natalie said...

Jules this is gorgeous. x

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Jules - love the way you've layered the flower and what a chilled out heggie.
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog.

jem said...

oh so lovely and cute and crisp and cheery, I've got this stamp and love it, not much sun bathing this summer... I laughed at your comment, did brighten though, washing dried and a walk to a pub beer garden...nice. janex

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Jules, a lovely card

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

I love these little Hedgehogs ! Don't they make you just smile! Very cute card Jules! The weather "across the pond" in my neck of the woods has not been ideal either this summer. It is however perfect for crafting! Take Care! - Tracy -

Janis said...

I just love your critter image cards!

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

Love your style......your cards are truly amazing. I have this stamp as well and use it all the time. Love those little guys from HM. Keep them coming and thanks for your inspiration.

Pauline C said...

Stunning card Jules - perfect summer image and fabulous colours and details - love it! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x