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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.


Saturday, 3 July 2010


Good Evening All

Here I am with a late post .. .. again!!!

I have spent the day with my little crafty pal "Helen" today. We have been making lots of lovely creations and as always Helen has managed to make double what I have made.

But she has now gone out for the evening to see her school friend in a local performance so in her absence I am trying to catch up and make a few creations to make my shelf look not quite so sparse LOL!!!

Here is one of my makes

This used:

Image: Crafty Individuals "CI-263"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
ProMarker (in the singular)
Ribbon from the stash box

It doesn't really show up too well on the photograph but I chose to just shade one element from each of the four pictures that make up this lovely stamp.

So my little play mate will be back home sometime between 9.30pm and 10.00pm .. .. just time for a few extra makes and a chinese take-away (I promise that Helen did eat before she went out .. .. fish fingers, mashed spuds and peas .. .. with tomato sauce!!).

It feels really strange having a little person about the home again .. .. .. but very, very nice!!!

Lots of crafting goodies have slowly made their way downstairs to the dining room table .. but needs must .. .. there is no way both of us would fit into my tiny craft pod!!

I dread to think what time we will be up in the morning. Helen has a whole list of things she wants us to do tomorrow. They are neatly written on her "to do list" .. .. and I have a feeling she won't want to go home until they are all crossed off. Bless!!
I hope everyone has enjoyed their day as much as I have.

Thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


chris said...

Hi Jules
wow wee! Me loves!
I adore this its so elegant, and I love that stamp, not seen it before, I have got to make a moving card for a friend and don't know what type of house she is moving to ,this would be perfect.
have a great weekend hugs chris xx

lisa said...

Well it sounds like you've had a really lovely day Jules and what a gorgeous gorgeous card. I've had my eye on that stamp for awhile and it looks beautiful stamped up.
Enjoy your Chinese and further craftiness tomorrow.
Hugs Lisax

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Jules, I absolutely love this card!
Clare x

Little K Smith said...

Ooh a gorgeous card Jules, lovely images. Love the dotty paper and the monchrome look with the splash of colour from the ribbon. Fabulous!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Netty said...

Jules this is fab, love those stamps. Have fun. Annette x

Kerry said...

Lovely card Jules. I have an order for a "New Home" card so this has gave me some inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Love Kerry xx

craftimamma said...

Oh boy! This is gorgeous Jules. Every single thing about it is lovely. I think I need that stamp.

Lesley Xx

Tracy said...

I have seen this stamp before, and loved the look of it and now I have seen your gorgeous creation I want it. I clicked on the photo for a closer look and you can see the coloured elements. Wonderful Jules.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

Lovely to hear you have had a great day, hope we get to see some more pics of yours and Helens cards...

Emma xxx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Jules! I love that stamp and the black and white with a hint of blue is perfect. Enjoy the rest of your weekend with Helen.

Lynne K said...

Sounds like you had a great day! Love the card. xx

coops said...

fab card jules. i love the stamps,great detail.have a fab day with your friend.luv coops.xx

shellshearer said...

It sounds like your having a fab time hun, you enjoy yourself.
Gorgeous card those images are fab
hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, glad to hear you are enjoying having your visitor Helen and that youve been upto lots of crafting. I do so love your card those scenes of houses are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Maureen said...

Great card it!! x

mckinkle said...

Stunning card Jules!
Sounds like a great day was had by both of you!

Hope your pc probs are history?! Its such a nightmare when everything is at risk, I think we can all relate to that.

Keryn x

Juls said...

so stunning and elegant I Love it!!! Love the combo of the vintage images with the polka dots! Fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Pumpy said...

Very Elegant. I love it.