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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, 25 July 2010


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!!

I hope you are all having a lovely day.

I have spent some of my Sunday digging up weeds in the garden. How dirty and filthy did my hands get .. .. .. they were worse than when I get my distress inks out!!!

Still lots of scrubbing with the nail brush and I felt safe in touching my lovely craft goodies again. LOL!!

Today's share features an image that was free on the front of the Docrafts Creativity Magazine (Issue 22). I picked it up whilst away last week and think it makes for quite a nice card.

This used:

Image and Sentiment: Docrafts Born to Shop Bubbles Collection
Backing Papers: Dovecraft "Back to Basics"
Woodware: Circle Punches for scrunched flowers
Martha Stewart Punch: Frond
Diamond Stickles
Brads and Cord from the stash box

My card makes me smile. We all know that money doesn't buy happiness .. .. .. but I must admit I am always pretty happy spending pennies in a craft shop!!!!

Enjoy what remains of your weekend.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

My sentiments exactly Jules. What a fab free stamp and a fab card you've made with it. I love the little flowers.

Lesley Xx

shellshearer said...

Lol have to agree with ya hun, no matter how much pain I am in, take me to a craft shop & I forget for a few minutes lol...
I got this mag last week really need to ink it up cus your card looks gorgeous
hugs shell
enjoy your sunday hun xx

Mags said...

Yep, that sentiment is exactly right, especially for us crafters!! Your card makes me smile!

luv, Mags x

pinky said...

Brilliant free stamp and you have used it perfectly. Hope you had a great time.

Pops x said...

Gorgeous hun i love the image she looks so sweet fab colours hugs Pops x x x

Crafty Chris said...

I got this one as well and love it have only used the text bit so far but it makes a great card, as yours is lovely colours as well.
Christine x

Doreen said...

Fabulous image and you have matched the backing paper so

Di said...

Great card Jules. I got this freebie too and tossed it aside with little interest, you've inspired me to ink it up. Di.

Tracy said...

This is fabulous Jules, just off to go buy that mag Lol!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coops said...

great card jules, the image is fab and what a true sentiment (well as far craft shopping goes anyway:)
love the backing paper and fab layout.

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Oh Jule thus is a fab free stamp and the sentiment (and yours) make perfect sense to me.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Allison said...

lovely card Jules- hate weeding as well

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm pleased you had a good break (in spite of the journey). I hate motorways even as a passenger - I have only actually driven on them probably 5 times in my whole life! A lovely card, Jules - great humour and fab colour work! Hugs to you, Lesley

Jennifer said...

Fabulous...I am loving these images. I keep seeing them in blog land but am trying to save my money for our hols xx Jenny xx

Loopylou!! said...

jules tha is such a great card, love the stamp and the colouring is fab. hope your hands get clean soon!!! lol!!! hugs lou xx

Little K Smith said...

Fab card Jules, love the sentiment! Gorgeous flowers and papers too.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

LOL LOVE THAT Stamp, so true!!!

Love what you did, very fun!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

card looks great jules, spending money I'm good at that. I saw this at hobby craft just as I was going out, will buy next time. The rain here just goes on and on , driving me mad. janex

Pumpy said...

Not a good job weeding, must be done....... Thanks for showing us this lovely card. xxx

Juls said...

Love this stamp...have to admit I baught this magazine, just for that stamp!!! I have not inked mine up yet, so thanks for the inspiration! fab colours, such a fun and funky card! Hugs Juls

Tammi said...

This is cute and fun, makes me smile too! Wonderful card!