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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, 6 January 2010


Hi Everyone

I will begin with a huge apology for the condition of the totally rubbish picture below.

I have tried to take a photograph at various parts of the day and this is the best of a bad lot!!! But I decided it was better than nothing.

This morning it never seemed to get properly light before I had to set off for work. The snow was making it very dark and by the time I got home tonight it was pitch black anyway. Oh well!! I tried my best.

The snow hasn't been too bad today. We were warned of really bad snow fall last night and hubby and I were secretly hoping to be snowed in together for about 3 weeks LOL!!! When the alarm went off at about 5.30am hubby dashed to the window and then said "Not enough snow to class us as snowed in" I then went down the route of "only drive if your journey is really necessary - but I decided my boss would consider my journey to be "necessary". LOL!!

Here is my grotty picture:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3377K "Whispers"
Sentiment: Penny Black from the "Critter Party" set
Background Paper: Laura Ashley "Traditional" by Trimcraft
Paper Piecing on flower: Pink Petticoat

Martha Stewart Punch: Embossed Zig Zag
Gem and Nailhead: Josy Rose
Cord and ribbon from the stash box

I am convinced that this card has took longer to photograph than it did to make.

I would like to say "thank you" to Sally for reminding me that I have the Laura Ashley papers sitting in my paper box!! This is one of my favourite papers in the collection. I reminds me of satin look wallpaper.

Well I hope everyone is ok with the snow and that you are all keeping safe and warm.

Take care.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

Well the light may not be brilliant Jules, but the card is and the mirri board shows up beautifully.

Those papers are lovely I agree. I didn't have them until I saw Sally's post and then when I trudged past the little craft shop near me (to go get dog food) yesterday, they were in the sale at half price so I bought both packs. It will probably be ages before I can bear to cut them up though.

Lesely Xx

Clare said...

This is so pretty Jules. I love the PB floral stamps.
Clare x

pinky said...

The card looks perfect from here, very pretty card Jules. We have had loads of snow today and roads are treacherous! I have just been reminded by you that I also have some Laura Ashley papers behind me lol.

Beryl said...

There's nothing grotty about that picture. The card is gorgeous. I love the image and the papers.
Beryl xx

Juls said...

such beautiful soft colours! very stylish card! Hugs Juls

POPPET said...

Nothing wrong with your picture your card is stunning, i use a lamp i got from asda £3 and i bought a daylight bulb for it, i bend it in front of my card and i always have light, for dark nights and days, i pop my card inside a box without the front on....

Hugs Pops x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
This is a lovely card, very stylish. I've got these Laura Ashley papers too and had almost forgotten about them!
Take care.

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Beautiful card! Love the pretty PB image and gorgeous papers.

Lisa x

Sally H said...

It's a beautiful card, and thanks for the mention, hun! I too have been struggling to take a decent photo. I can't believe I'm inspiring people to use those papers!

Davi said...

Glad Im not the only one with photo issues!! I want to throw my camera to the moon!! Very pretty dp is beautiful with those wonderful pink flowers!

Annmaree said...

Aw it looks pretty awesome from here dear!!!

Have you ever tried scanning your card images? Sometimes I do that.

mckinkle said...

Super colours Jules, I agree, that paper is beautiful! Love that image too!

Keryn :D

Scrappymax said...

I think it looks beautiful but I know what you mean by the dark days and taking photos. I love those papers and looks so feminine.
Max x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Jules, fabulous card, simple but so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, soft colours and a pretty image, perfect, love it.

Janet said...

A beautiful card!x

Enfys said...

This is just gorgeous Jules, I love the colours, all soft and pretty, that tiny heart is the perfect finishing touch.
big hugs,
En xx

lisa said...

Your photo looks just fine, Jules, it's a beautiful card. I love the softness of it.
The mad dash to the window every morning to inspect the new snow has become a new daily routine hasn't it.
Keep Safe and Warm.


Christine (Craftling) said...

Still shows how beautiful the card is, Jules.. Beautifully done.. Have always coveted that stamp, and love the delicate treatment you've given it. V. pretty!

Chris xx