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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.


Friday, 18 June 2010


Good morning all

I bet you will think you are on the wrong blog today as I share my favourite make from yesterday. Not my normal style - but there is definitely going to be more it. Just totally loving this .. .. and I was so keen to show it off that I nearly posted it last night LOL!!

But I hung back and here it is now:
This used:

Stamps for flower, leaves and sentiment: PaperArtsy "HP1004EZ"
Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Die: "656635" Fanciful Flight
Backing Papers: Memory Store
Papermania: Dew Drops
Woodware flower punch for the black centre of the flower
Brad from the stash box

Edited to say that the stamping was done using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

These are the first PaperArtsy stamps I have used and I can honestly say I have never used such beautiful stamps. They are simply gorgeous and they stamped perfectly first time.

I love the flower very much. I stamped and cut it out and then wet it, screwed it up and dried it with my heat gun.

It would be fantastic if I could think of some way of making this out of fabric so that I could wear it on a jacket. But it would need to stay scrunched up like it is on the card.

My background paper already came with the green images on it .. .. I haven't stamped those.

I will need to see what else I can create using the other stamps that came with the set now.

Have a good day everyone and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Dolly said...

Oooh Jules, this is so lovely! :)xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Jules,
I love this card! It's stunning!
Clare x

pinky said...

Its gorgeous Jules, loving that flower. Can I ask what ink pad you stamped with, its looks so lush and black.

Nicola said...

Jules love it.. Loving the flower and the colours work really well. Your right it would look good made from fabric but not sure how you would do it. ( starch, pva glue or varnish would make it hard to stop it from losing its shape!!)

shellshearer said...

Hun its your flower, must try that

hugs shell xxx
thanks for you comment on my blog hun, I really hope this house tonight is the one cus I'm starting to get real scared lol xx

brenda said...

Jules, it's adorable.

I love the colours and the whole feel of the card is very much up my street. Glad you say you are going to some more because the style is devine.

I am thinking this all comes from that little bag of goodies in your booth the other day ?

B x

Sarah A said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! They say a change is as good as a rest!

Sarah x

Nikbee said...

This is a gorgeous card. I love the flower.

Nikki x

lisa said...

A really different style for you Jules, but I love it. That scrunched flower is gorgeous and I love all the images on it. I've shied away from the dragonfly die 'cos I couldn't think how I'd use it, but it looks great doesn't it and that BP works so well.
Hope you have a lovely weekend, the sun seems to have deserted us this morning and we've got rain, just typical when I've got washing to hang out!!
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

i absolutely love love love this new style, fantastic work! adore the flower and that butterfly, gorgeous!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loving this artsy card! Fabulous flower! Brilliant overlay of the butterfly to show the different paper beneath and stunning background too! Lovely! Hugs (and sweet dreams), Lesley

Jacee said...

Simply stunning Jules, you have done a magnificent job here, keep 'um comin' just love 'um!!

Netty said...

Fab card Jules love it. Am sure you could make these into fabric flowers and they would look gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend, Annette x

Allison said...

loving the "new" you and can't wait to see more

Kathy said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love that flower and it would be wonderful as a brooch. I think if you used something like calico and some spray on fabric stiffener you could get the shape to stay put, but I'm not sure how to fit the stamping into the equation

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Jules this is stunning so elegant and classy that flower and butterfly are wonderful I love it.
Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Totally stunning! I love this new style! I bought some flower stamps from Hero arts at Sir S and haven't used them yet - I'll have to try this!

Juls said...

I can see why you love this! it is just STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW that flower is gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

craftimamma said...

Jules, this is gorgeous. Those stamps are just brilliant aren't they and I love the Tim Holtz/Sizzix butterfly. I have about 7 of that range of dies (bought 2 more from Graphicus today after a fab inky workshop).

Your repertoire of styles is growing and you are brilliant at them all.

Lesley Xx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic jules.i love the arty look and the butterfly is gorgeous and wow i totally love your flower and i do love looking for you heart that you add to all your cards.luv coops.xx

Anonymous said...

Love that flower! Everything works wonderfully together!:) Tracy

Jennifer said...

This is a stunning creation! xx Jenny xx

Steph said...

Ha ha! Not your usual style, Jules but I love it!!! The flower is sooo gorgeous. Isn't it great to just surprise everyone and do something totally different?!

Pumpy said...

It is beautiful, love it, especiallhy the flower. Clever Jules. xxx