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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, 18 April 2010


Hi Everyone

What a beautiful day .. .. the weather has been brilliant here. I hope it has for you too.

It was so lovely today that most of it has been spent outdoors cleaning my car, the windows and the paintwork. (I am trying really hard not to think about the bits I saw that could do with a "lick of paint or varnish" LOL!!!).

The greenhouse had a token clean out and the lawns had their first cut of the year !!! No holiday for me this year (as far as I know) so this means that I can plant my greenhouse up with goodies that won't wither away whist I am away. Yay!!!

The weather today would do for me for the whole of summer .. .. not too hot .. .. just warm enough not to need sleeves.

But no day would be perfect without a little crafting session and here is my play of the day .. ..

This used:

Image: Judikins 2613H "Harlequin"
Backing Paper: Sorry - this came out of my scrap box - but I need to find it again because I love it alongside this image. I know it has come from a CD because most of my papers do.
Cord and Buttons from the stash box

The Harlequin stamp is one that I bought from the NEC this time. I have looked at it and stroked it for the past three years and put him back. But I decided that this was the year he could come home with me. Isn't he just gorgeous?

So that is me for today.

Catch you all again soon. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Love Jules xx


Crafty Chris said...

Stunning harlequin, just love it all.
Christine x

Anonymous said...

Oh I LOVE this, so fun!!!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, like the buttons, had a heck of a job finding the heart, but I think I detect bottom right. Sounds like you've been a busy bee today, very industrious, I hope you've got your feet up with a cuppa now!

jojo79 said...

Lovely card. I really like this stamp - I can see why he had to come home with you.


Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Fab card - and yep the image is gorgeous. The DP's really are perfect for it.
Hope you are well.
Take care.
Debs xx

shellshearer said...

Love this stamp hun...and the paper goes just perfect

hugs shell xx

Allison said...

lovely card and image- wish i had saw some of the weather today but I was working

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card Jules. Love the backing paper with the Harlequin - absolutely perfect.

Lesley Xx

Nikbee said...

This is a fab card. I love the stamp and the paper is so right for it.

Nikki x

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the image!! and your colouring! fab card! Hugs Juls

Cardarian said...

What a lovely card - it all goes together paper, stam and embellies! very nice!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, I love this Judikins stamp Ive got one somewhere, its so beautiful as is your card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

spring is lovely in the garden, sun always welcome.
fab card jules, love that image. janex

Maureen said...

Love the card - its gorgeous - everything just fits right...from the image to your little heart in the bottom right hand corner. Yes I did find it...LOL!! I've only just come across your blog and have had a quick look around - your cards are fabulous - I'll certainly be back.

lisa said...

Hi Jules. The weather's been gorgeous hasn't it. So lovely to feel proper warmth again, although you've put me to shame with all your work. I'm afraid I just sat in it with a book and now you mention it my greenhouse could do with a really good tidy up too, oh well there's always next weekend.
I love your harlequin card, that stamp is really unusual.
Have a great week.


Sally H said...

Love the card! I can see your attraction to that stamp - it is rather beautiful!

brenda said...

Hi Jules

This is brilliant.

And I am so glad you posted it because I have been after this Jester for ages but had no idea of the make. I have a great idea for it so it's a must buy.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules love this so much I have always had a fancy for that image and you have done a brilliant job with it
Lorraine x