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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, 22 July 2010


Hi Everyone

Well if all my scheduled posts have gone to plan today should share with you my last .. .. and favourite .. .. .. of the makes I trusted to the safe hands of my good friend Mr Blogger (I am hoping flattery is going to get me everywhere here LOL!!).
This used:

Backing Papers: Funky Hand
Image: Paper Artsy "HP1004EZ"
Nestabilities: Scalloped Circle and Circle
Glamour dust
Ribbon and charm from the stash box

I stamped the image onto the backing paper and then re-inked and stamped twice on scrap paper before stamping again on my backing paper to try and give a shadowed and mystical look to my creation - the edges were highlighted with a pink stamp pad and blending foam.

I then added just a tiny amount of glamour dust.

I know that black on cards isn't to everyone's taste but I am really pleased with this one but it doesn't look as magical here as it does in real life.

My evening today involves a romantic dinner for two. We will have changed our accommodation from a cheap and cheerful Premier Inn to a lovely romantic looking hotel for our last day/evening with a special evening meal to mark the end of our "special time away".

Tomorrow we will be travelling home again .. .. .. but not until we have tried to fit a full English breakfast in!!! LOL!!!

Catch you from the house of hearts when we get home.

Love Jules xx


mckinkle said...

What a lovely card Jules, I like black cards, I think they are so striking.

That little charm is just stunning, I love it!

You two are such a romantic pair, its lovely!

Keryn x

Doreen said...

Well flatery got you everywhere Jules,all your schedules arrived on time,and this last one is just as beautiful as the

Lynne K said...

Wow! I love this card! The colour, the design, everything. It really stands out.

Hope you've enjoyed your break. xx

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous Jules, love the colours and the design. Annette x

pinky said...

Very striking and beautiful Jules. Sounds like you have one brill time arranged. Hoping to do the same next weekend.

Mags said...

I like black cards, they're sophisticated! This one is lovely.

Have a safe journey home!

Anonymous said...

totally beautiful jules, amazing!

coops said...

this is fantastic jules, i love the image and it looks fab in striking black.
xx coops xx

chris said...

Hi Jules, this is a beauty, it really really is.
hope you are having a great time. love chris xxx

shellshearer said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun..hope you have a safe journey home hun catcha soon
hugs shell xx

Kort og Søm said...

Oh..this is beautiful!
Have a nice weekend,
hugs Fredrikke :O)

Sally H said...

totally stunning! Those stamps are beautiful and you have created a gorgeous card with them x

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules, I thought I had commented on this fabulous card but I remember now Mr Blogger didn't behave himself completely because he wouldn't load the comments page for me.

Anyway, it is a gorgeous card and quite dramatic. Love the PaperArtsy images (I've got them too) and you've used them beautifully.

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

Hi Jules
This card is so nice. I like the colours that you have used and all of the images as well.
See you soon Helen x

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is gorgeous Jules - just Gorgeous! Warmest wishes, Lesley