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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.


Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a great day. Today is my Sis's birthday - and silly me forgot to photograph her birthday card before I gave it away!! Doh!! Hope you have had a great birthday my lovely, lovely Sis (xx). Love you mega much!!

I am on countdown to my holiday and am busy trying to get on top of card orders and DT work ahead of escaping!!

I did squeeze in one little play today - but am not sure if I spoilt it at the last minute.

Here is my creation

This used

Image: Woodware FRW005 "Pansy Sampler"
Backing Paper: My Mind's Eye "Wild Asparagus"
Fiskars Punch "Threading Water"
Woodware "Corner Punch"
Chunky Ric-Rac (if that is how you spell it) was a prize from Allsorts before I was on their DT

So why did I think I might have spoilt my card? Well I decided to try and doodle on the corner card the same as around the stamped image - but I'm not sure if I like it now - and stupid me did it once the card was finished!!

The stamp is one that I purchased from a local craft store just before it closed - it had been "well used" in craft classes and was being sold off cheap because it was no longer needed. Poor thing!! So I adopted it and this is my first time of trying to do something with it. (I hope I am never sold off because I am no longer needed LOL!!).

I always smile when I do anything that involves pansies as when I was a child our next-door neighbour wasn't very happy because my Mum and Dad had planted pansies in their back garden. (In those days fences only seemed to come up to your waist - they weren't the huge barriers we all put up around our homes nowadays).

The neighbour wasn't happy because she found pansies "frightening" and didn't like to be able to see them over the fence when she came out to hang her washing on the line! They always looked like strange little faces looking at her!! I think I can see what she means.

Catch you all again soon and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Littleted62 said...

I don't think you've spoilt it at all Jules, your doodling looks fab and I love the layering you've done on your image. Hugs, Nicki

Sally H said...

I think it's lovely! Your doodle is just like round the stamp and doesn't look out of place at all! I'm a terror for trying things like that then trying to cover it up with a prima flower or six! Don't try it - It's fine as it is!!!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules!

Definitely not spoiled hun it looks great!

I used to talk to pansies in the garden when I was little lol!! because of their little faces

Emma xxx

Scrappymax said...

Well I don't think you have ruined it Jules, I think it is gorgeous and looks as if it was from the same stamp set. A beautiful card
Max x

Kat said...

Looks good to me Jules. And I love pansies. I love their little faces lol!

Kat x

Dena said...

Ha! Ha! Ha! Cute pansey story!!!! I never heard of anyone being scared of a pansey before. Poor lady!
Your card is wonderful! I do love the image and you doodling is just fine. Great job! Hugs, Dena

Enfys said...

I LOVE the duplicated doodle, pulls the card together.
En xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Hi Jules,
This is a lovely card and I think the doodling looks great, it matches the stamp so well.
Your pansy story made me chuckle - I planted loads of pansies in the garden at the weekend and I think they are so cute!
Clare x

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
I think your doodling is fab - even though you said where you had done it - I still could hardly tell the difference between the stamped image doodle and yours lol!!!
Love the pansy story!
Have a great day.
Take care
Debs xx

Biscuitlid said...

not spoilt it at all, I think the doodling is a very nice touch, pulls it together really well.

Cute story about the pansies!


pinky said...

Didn't notice anything wrong before or after you told us! Lovely card, really nice stamp.

Nannieflash said...

Dear Jules, Now you stop worrying about your doodling it looks fine by me, and the pansies are one of my favourite flowers, in fact I went especially to the local garden centre on Saturday to buy some. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and your sister will adore it. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Juls said...

Hi Jules,

well, your not going to believe this, but as I was looking at your card, part of my comment was going to be , I love the corner detail!! ( I honestly thought you have used a stamp for this) then as I continued reading I realised this was the part of the card you didnt like!! I cant belive that, I just LOVE that feature!!

hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

It is beautiful Jules love the stamp and the pansy story and your doodling I love it when people bring up stories from the good old days

Lorraine x

Ann said...

Thank you for your really kind comment on my snow globe card - made me smile so much when I read it this morning. Think your mum and mine must have been working together, but then again I reckon 'Put it down before you drop it!' is probably a universal 'mum' sentence.

I love your card and I don't think your doodling has spoilt it at all - I think you were very brave and it is a wonderful way to tie the whole card together. Brilliant work.

Ann xxx

Pumpy said...

No,no you did not spoil it every now and again, we must do something different, I think it is G8.

POPPET said...

Hey hun i love this it is fab, really makes the card stand out more, gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Natalie said...

Lovely card Jules. x

Tammi said...

I think it looks great, it fits right in! A lovely card Jules...and I'll never think of pansies the same way, LOL, I think their so pretty with their bright colors, in fact my mom was looking for some black/orange ones yesterday. :)

Beryl said...

I think you've mimicked the stamped image perfectly across the corner. It's beautiful.
Beryl xx