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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.


Tuesday, 15 June 2010


Good morning all

What a beautiful start to the day .. .. .. could we be having a bit of summer today do you think? Beautiful blue skies here with sunshine and a bit of wind for drying that washing .. .. .. it doesn't take much to keep me happy does it?

I was quite disappointed the other day to hear on the radio that the nights will be starting to "draw in" next week!!! What is that all about?!? I haven't even spent a summer evening sitting in the garden yet!!!

Anyway on that depressing note let me see if I can brighten up your day with a little share.

This used:

Image: Stampendous! "Q131" Ruffled Bloom
Sentiment: Woodware "FRCL 128" Circular Greetings
Backing Papers: Funky Hand CD "Dreams Come True"
Sizzix Die: "655217" Decorative Accent, Swirl
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Beads and Ribbon from the stash box

I am on a mission to try and use up some of the scrap bits of paper I have in my craft pod .. .. far too many of them now but I can't possibly throw any away. I find that I save the smallest scraps .. .. well lets face it you don't need much paper to cut out a heart do you? LOL!!!

Have a lovely day everyone - I hope the sun shines on you!

Love Jules xx


shellshearer said...

The sun is shining here tooo yippeee!! second load of washing is on...
Gorgeous card hun, just love it...
hope your ok enjoy the sun
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

this is so pretty, I am admiring your cutting skills to be able cuout the stamp! I really am terrible at that!

Have a great day!

Tracy said...

I love these colours together, you have inspired me for a DT card I need to make today. I'm the same with scraps, I have a large drawer full.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

craftimamma said...

Well, it took a while Jules but the sun is shining here now too and yes I'm smiling 'cos I can get my washing out as well. I know the nights start drawing in next week because it's Jun 21st which was my late Mum and Dad-in-laws wedding anniversary and they were always teased that they got married on the longest day (shortest night????)

Love the card. The sparkles are so pretty. If you're using up scraps do you want mine? I have 3 boxes full (small, medium and large). I hardly ever think to search in there when I want a scrap but can't bear to throw them away so they just keep migrating to bigger boxes, Lol!

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

You certainly have brightenend my day, Jules, this is gorgeous. I love all the beads and things on your flowers and the colour combo is lovely.
Summer is here as well, it makes you feel so much better but I know what you mean about the nights starting to daw in, I can't believe we're half way through the year already, where's it gone?
Hugs Lisax

Kathy said...

Lovely! great colours and those beads look fabulous

Netty said...

ooooh Jules I adore this. Annette x

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Jules, another triumpth!!1

Juls said...

Hi Jules,

Well donr for tackiling your scrap pile..I often go through stages of thinking, right I will only craft from my scraps...but no matter how much I do it never even creates a noticable dent!!!

Your card is gorgeous!! so stylish! I love the beading detail!!

Hugs Juls

Di said...

Gorgeous card, love that flower, very elegant. Di.x

Beryl said...

This is fabulous Jules. I just adore thst flower.
eeI spent the whole day outside in the garden - got lods done and also managed to have a sit watching the view for a while before cooking the diner. It was such a lovely day and the sea was so blue I could have sat there till it was dark (but it's not that warm yet in the evenings.
Beryl xx

Jennifer said...

OMG..this is gorgeous!! You have a stunning blog and now a new follower :-) xx Jenny xx

Jacee said...

This is very pretty Jules, even though the background is quite dark the flower is so delicate, I love it, beautiful colours too.