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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.


Thursday, 20 May 2010


Hi Everyone

Yes, I do believe Summer is here .. .. yippee!!! What a beautiful day.

I have done really well on the card production front today but rather than share the one I am proudest of I decided to share the one I am not sure of.

I like it .. .. .. but will anyone else? I am probably unsure simply because most of my creations feature quite a bit of white .. .. and this one doesn't.

This is what I used to make this "different" creation:

Backing paper distressed with "Tea Dye" Distress Ink
and I then used so many stamps that you will have to try and spot them (especially as the heart is so easy to find LOL!!)
Elusive: "32531" Script Background
Hero Arts: "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Hero Arts: "G4917" Dandelion
Hero Arts: "E2114" Damselfly
Penny Black: "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
Turquoise Sparkle Embossing Powder
Cuttlebug Nested Heart
Ribbon, lace, and black pearls from the stash box

Phew!!! I think that might be my longest list yet.

And then just to prove that not all of my garden looks like a field .. .. here are a couple of photographs of some loveliness that can be found within my wilderness at the moment.

Such a shame that the flowers last for such a short period of time .. .. .. and eeeek .. .. .. just look at that fence that needs a coat of whatever you paint fence panels with nowadays .. .. and those are only a few of them!!!!

Well, no gardening or blog hopping for me tonight. Hubby and I are off out for a meal and I need to make myself look respectable. Oh dear .. .. perhaps better start now!!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone and I will catch you again tomorrow.

Love Jules xx


lisa said...

I love your card, Jules. It is more arty than your usual style. I love the script mixed up with the flowers and the colours work beautifully.
Your clematis is stunning. Ours are just beginning to open. The best way to paint a fence is cover it with plants, then you don't have to bother 'cos you can't see it, well that's my excuse anyway!!
Enjoy your meal.

Maureen said...

I love your card made it really easy to find the heart this time didn't you! LOL

Hope you enjoy your meal out.

shellshearer said...

Love those flowers hun, they look stunning and yeah it is a shame they only last so long. My all time fav are daffs and I always miss them when they go ...
As for your card I think its gorgeous, totally different from your normal stuff but I love it

hope you enjoy your night out hugs shell xx

Debs said...

Oh Jules I absolutely adore this card - love it all.
Hope you have a wonderful evening.
Take care
Debs xx

chris said...

H there Jules
this is so sophisticated and elegant,love it very very muchly!!
hope you are ok, not long to we see you, hugs chris xx

Mags said...

Wow! I love this card! The background paper is fabulous, so beautiful. Have a great night out!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
This is a gorgeous card, such a lovely vintage colour scheme and love the lace too.
Hope you have a lovely meal.

Sally H said...

Jules it is stunning! Very elegant and arty! I love it! Have a lovely meal. We have a gigantic clematis montana too. I love the smell - like white chocolate!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules to tell you the truth I am loving this card so much the colours and your design are as perfect as ever. Enjoy your meal.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love it! It looks so unique!

great flowers too, enjoy the summery!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow love your clematis, mine arnt quite out yet they are all budded up but not flowering yet, but yours is stunning.
Your card is also and so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Beryl said...

A little blog hopping for me this evening after another long day in the garden (my poor old bones ache). I think this card is lovely. I like the overall colour and your done the 'vintage' theme perfectly.
Beryl xx