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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, 23 August 2009


Good morning everyone

Here I am with my Penny Black Challenge card for this week.

The theme is "stitching". You have to have some stitching somewhere on your card be this "real" or "faux".

I have gone for machine stitching in the form of "straight lines" and a "buttonhole". (I just knew that O'Level in Dressmaking would come in useful one day .. .. LOL!!!)

Here is my creations:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3864F "bohemian"
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat "Old Fashioned Girl"
Carla Craft Label Punch
Gold embossing powder
Flowers, brad, button and threads from the stash box

Beautiful blue skies here this morning. I hope the day stays like this and that it is the same where you are.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Love Jules xx


Clare (Littlebear) said...

The weather is gorgeous here as well and it looks like it will stay that way for the day!
This card is gorgeous, the papers are beautiful and I adore the butterfly image. Great stitching too.
Enjoy your day.
Clare x

craftimamma said...

As Clare said Jules, this card is gorgeous and I love absolutely everything about it. It's very classy!

It's my turn to have Blogger problems now. I'm having great difficulty leaving comments on some blogs and on my own blog, Mr Blogger has decided he doesn't like my arrangement of gadgets in the sidebar and has changed them all and WILL NOT let me put them back as I want them. Grrrrrr!!!!!!

Lesley Xx

Sally H said...

Very elegant card, Jules. Really lovely x

Wendy said...

This is lovely, very classy

Sarita said...

I love this paper from PP, and your stitching is perfect,
Gorgeous card
Love Sarita xx

jem said...

what a classic little beauty and your sewings perfect, excellent work. janex

Christine (Craftling) said...

Love the style and the subtle, elegant colour scheme. Very classy.

Chris xx

Liza said...

his is beautiful Jules, I love the soft colours and the tag and button detail.

Liza x

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Jules this is stunning I love the soft colours and design. Beautiful work! Must check out the rest of your creations of late I haven't had time to bloghop, school hols!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules. Love the tone on tone effect, very elegant! I especially love all that stitching! ;o) Tracy

Zoechaos said...

What a delightful card love the whole light bright feel.

Pauline C said...

Hiya Jules - wow! This is really classy. Superb papers and fabulous image - this is just sooo stylish! Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC :-)
Pauline x

Littleted62 said...

This is divine! Really elegant and sophisticated, and that stitched buttonhole detail is excellent. Nicki, xx

Kort og Søm said...

love the ide of a buttonhole on your card!!
And that stamp was beautiful.
Fredrikke :o)

Juls said...

wow!! this is stunning, love the soft colours!! such an elegant card!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is just so beautiful I love your papers and colours and that image is quite wonderful it gives such an elegant and serene look.....wonderful work.

Lorraine x

Kath said...

wowee Jules....this is stunning....I love it....great stitching and what a great idea to put a buttonhole on your must have great patience...could never get to grips with buttonholes.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxxxx

Tammi said...

Sooo pretty & elegant! Love this color and the buttonhole tag, very clever! ~Hugs

cats whiskers said...

Morning Dear, this is fabulous as are all the other creations you have posted since I went AWOL had a great time looking at them all.
Hugs Jacqui x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules thats one gorgeous and stunning card, I love the simplicity of the colours and the image is beautiful. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxx
By the way Ive left you an award on my blog I do so hope you will accept it.

Dena said...

This is a very elegant one girl! I love it! Hugs, Dena

shellshearer said...

stunning love the colours hun

hugs shell xx

Gillian said...

Hi Jules

Your card is absolutely beautiful, so elegant and I love the button finish.

Gill x

Beth said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love the butterfly and the colour scheme is gorgeous (plus I'd forgotten about these papers - thanks!) Fab stitching detail too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge this week!

Beth xx

brenda said...

Evening Jules

Wow, stunning.

Love the soft muted colours but your attention to detail machining those inverted corners and expecially that buttonhole is fabulous.

B x

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Jules, it has everything, style, colour, originality, gorgeous!

Natalie said...

Jules this is so pretty. x

Donna said...

This is a really stuning and elegant card Jules, love the soft colour tones :) Donna x

theneon said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! The colors you have used are so very elegant.