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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, 24 February 2010


Good Morning All

Not quite so bright this morning .. .. .. but I still managed a quick photograph.

Cards don't get much simpler than this - and yet I am really pleased and really excited about this one. Why?!?!?!?? .. .. .. ..Well a few reasons really.

I don't know about you but I have a mountain of little scraps of paper that I just don't have the heart to throw away because "I am sure they will come in useful one day"!!!

Well this card used up a teeny tiny little bit of that scrap paper so I now envisage this card in a few different colour combinations and my paper pile can reduce slightly.

Also this card is suitable for men, women, boys and girls .. .. .. .. a card for all and it is really quick to make if you are in a hurry!!! Yippee!! If I make about 70 cards like this that will be my birthday cards made for the rest of the year. LOL!!! (Well I don't see that happening).

This used:

Image: Hero Arts CL287 "Big Candles"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Diamond Stickles
3D Foam Strip
Ribbon and Gems from the stash box

Another reason I love it is that there wasn't lots of fiddly cutting out to do either. All simply cut and the candles were mounted on the card with 3D foam to give a bit of depth. I drew the wick on the candles myself as there wasn't one on the stamp and it looked strange to me to have flames in the air without one!!

I am a bit worried that the flame on the left is a bit close to the ribbon .. .. but hopefully my card won't be a pile of ashes when I get home tonight LOL!!!

Have a good day, whatever you are doing and take care. Thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Nikbee said...

Such a fab card and a great idea to use up scraps.

Nikki x

Annmaree said...

I love it Jules, a great card that came out expert looking!

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Jules, loved reading your post... made me giggle about your ribbon maybe going up in flames...lo. A gorgeous card and yes, sometimes simpler is better. Take care, hugs Sharon x

Tracy said...

Simplicity at it's best, great card.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

What a simply smashing card Jules. As you say, absolutely perfect for anyone. I think I need to look out for that stamp.

Lesley Xx

shellshearer said...

Oh hun I love it...its clean and crisp (hopefully not burnt to a crisp lol) perfect for anyone, and a great way to get rid of all the scraps perfect in every way lol

hugs shell xx

AuniLeigh said...


Kath said...

it may be simples but it's gorgeous...and I love that Hero Arts candle stamps....big hugs kath xxxx


Good morning Jules, wow you've been busy since my last visit. I am loving your way of using up those scraps of paper, absolutely stunning card, might have to give this a go myself. Hope your having a good week so far hugs Linda x

Scrappymax said...

Oh Jules this is super and great for those quick to do cards - now I am going to have to purchase this set, oh noooooo.
Max x

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Jules, you are certainly full of great ideas at the minute. Don't worry the fire brigade are on their way lol.

Sally said...

Lovely card! Love the simplicity of it. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet message. If you haven't stopped by to sign up to win my spotlighted tape this week, be sure to do so. I love this tape!

mckinkle said...

Very pretty card Jules, the simplest ideas are always the most successful! Great that it fits so many needs too!

Keryn x

Sally H said...

fab card, Jules! I love it!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules what a beautiful and simple card, love it. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Jacee said...

What a super card Jules, a great use of all your 'saved up' bits.
I'm very good at saving up 'bits', I put them all in a little plastic folder, then at some point in the future, have a clear out.... and end up throwing them out!!!

Steph said...

What a fab card, Jules. Great stamps and so useful!!! Laughed out loud on your comment about the flame being near the ribbon!!

Glittertastic said...

What a wonderful card and such a simple idea - we all have boxes full of scraps that will 'come in useful' and this is a great way to use them up!