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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.


Monday, 9 August 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope you all had a great weekend.

I survived my gardening exploits quite well with the only reminder (apart from an improved garden) being those tiny little bits of thorns etc that get under your skin .. .. you can't see them .. .. but you can feel them when you put pressure on your fingers.

I've had a bit of a delve with a needle in a couple of places but getting no-where .. .. I'm sure they will just work their way out .. .. but they are very annoying!!!

Today is a really gorgeous day. One of those that makes you want to do "everything". So I have got a lovely line full of washing out .. .. including the dining room curtains that haven't seen the washing line since I don't know when!!! I know I will regret having gone so mad later on .. .. but the damage is done now!! LOL!!!

I have been busy creating whilst Mother Nature and my washing machine have been working their miracles and this is one of my "makes"

and the close up. The stray glamour dust looks like sparkly pollen stuck on the bees LOL!!!

This used:

Image: Stamps Happen Inc "60058" Bees
Sentiment: Hero Arts "LL245" Sunshine Uppercase Alphabet
Backing Papers: Memory Stor
Woodware Flower Punches
Josy Rose: Gems
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Brads from the stash box

The little alphabet set are just individual letters for stamping out your own sentiment .. .. there is no way you could ever get it all perfectly lined up .. .. but I think that is part of its attraction.

OK - the washer has finished "again" .. .. off for another "peg out" before I start another creation.

Enjoy your Monday.

Love Jules xx


mckinkle said...

Super card Jules, how could anyone not be lifted by this card, I sure am!

Soaking in water, you know until you look like a prune, should make the retrieving of thorns easier! Plus of course a nice soak after such a busy weekend will also be rather lovely anyway!

What a very productive time youve had, I bet your garden looks fab!

Keryn x

Lynn said...

Great card Jules ... it's BEE-utiful.

Lynn x

shellshearer said...

hu that is gorgeous I love your little bees all in a row they look fab...I agree about getting it in a straight line looks better as it is hun
hugs shell xx

Pops x said...

I love this image is so summery, gorgeous colours too, fab sparkle, big hugs Pops x

mustavcoffee said...

So glad you had a good day gardening, know what you mean about the prickly bits, really annoying. Any way just had to say I love this card, those bees are funny and brilliant :D xxx

chris said...

Hi Jules, funnily enough I have had a bit of a spring clean this morning, its when its windy and sunny, it gives you an energy boost thats what I always say.
I love you bee card so much, its gorgeous. hugs chris xx

Doreen said...

This is absoloutely gorgeous Jules,I love the bees and your sentiment,and your flower are so cute.

You will regret doing all that washing when it comes to doing the ironing

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fabulous card jules, love them bees. janex

Kerry said...

Great card Jules. Appropriate card because you have been busy "bee" today!!!

Love Kerry xxx

Di said...

Love this card Jules, i;ve got this stamp and you've inspired me to dust it off and ink it up.The gems look great and i think the writing looks best when it's a bit wonky as it looks more funky. Di.xx

CraftyC said...

Oh its so sweet Jules, a lovely card and looks like your one of those busy bees!

Netty said...

Terrific fun Jules, love it. Annette x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Lovely card, great image, love their sparkly wings, pretty flowers too.
Have a nice evening.

Nicola said...

I just these bumble bees they are so cute. Love the sparkle as well. Hugs Nicky xx

coops said...

great card jules.the image is fab,mind you not sure i`d like it if a bee that size landed near me :)
i like the sparkle on their wings and gorgeous papers and layout.

xx coops xx

Juls said...

this is so gorgeous! I love the image! the gems as anteni are just perfect! and I love the glimer dust, perfect finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Delphine said...

This is lovely, Jules! Great image, gorgeous papers and I love the sentiment which looks fabulous the way it is:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

OMG this is the cutest thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE it!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

It feels like I was only here this morning and yet there are three lovely new cards. And they are lovely! Great papers and design and I love the little jewels on the antenae of this little buzzies! Hugs, Lesley

craftimamma said...

Ah, this is just so cute and funny Jules. Love those bees!

Er, no way would I EVER admit to how long since my dining room curtains were washed (or any of the others if it comes to that) Lol.

Lesley Xx