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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, 5 August 2010


Hi Everyone

A soppy share today .. . . because I am like that !! LOL!!!

My card today contains memories of a special night that hubby and I spent in Bournemouth the other week. We spent our night in a room with a black chandelier and it has stuck in my mind.

I have put a photograph of the room lower down this post and the inspiration for this creation is taken from this photograph.

To add to the memories my lovely hubby chose the backing paper I have used when he took me craft shopping just a few miles down the road from where we were staying.

I have also used more of the tattered flowers from my blog buddy (thanks xx) and also a very special stamp that arrived through my letterbox from another good friend. She thought I would like it and asked that I use it on a "special" card (thank you - you are very kind xx). Well this one is a very special card that warrants its use and I have a feeling I won't want to part with it.

How nice to have a lovely hubby and good friends .. .. I told you I was soppy!!!

So here is the soppy creation:

and a close up featuring the lovely flowers and stamp

This used:

Image: Pink Petticoat "Simply Delightful"
Image: Funstamps "F-R59 "With Love Background" (Stamped on the flower)
Backing Papers: Papermania "Chatsworth Vintage Collection"
Sizzix Die: "656640" Tattered Florals
Martha Stewart Punch: Traditional Scallop
Nestabilities: Classic Rectangles Small and Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small
Josy Rose: Gems
Brad, Feathers and Ribbon from the stash box

Here is the photograph that inspired the card.

Don't you think my backing paper is a perfect match for that wallpaper? I promise I didn't steal it off the wall behind the wardrobe. LOL!!

I am also going to enter this card into the Stampalot Challenge this month where they are asking us to "Bring on the Bling".

So that is my share for the day .. .. sorry it turned into a bit of a long post.

Have a good day and I'll see you again soon.

Love Jules xx


Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Wow this is stunning! I love the papers and the chandelier image is fab. Your hotel room looks fabulous!

Lisa x

AuniLeigh said...

This is by far the coolest card I've ever seen, serious.

shellshearer said...

Oh hun its just gorgeous, and that four poster bed lucky girlie you!!!
Thank you for my little poem, I don't think I'l ever forget our wedding anniversary again lololol
hugs shell xx

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, what a beautiful card I love everything about it and the colours you've used work so well.

Lynn x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

This is so stunning and beautiful, what a romantic story and a fabulous memory card. janex

Anonymous said...

OOOOH AMAZING card, totally love it!!!!

SO elegant!!! you rocked capturing this memory how special!

Lynne K said...

Wow! Fantastic card, Jules, a perfect reflection of that lovely room, and that amazing chandelier, and a lovely story to go with it. If it were mine, I don't think I'd want to part with it either. xx

Doreen said...

Wow what can I say Fantastic I love the image and the backing paper, and you have portrayed that room perfectly,I love it Jules it is

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow wee!, I adore it. its really special.
I think maybe there is a bit missing from behind the bed!! the room looks fab by the way.
hugs chris xx

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with "soppy" Juls! Are you sure you didn't nip a piece of paper from behind the dresser though ? LOL! What a wonderful room to get inspiration from. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! :) Tracy

Kathy said...

Wow! this card is just fabulous and that room looks a wonderful place to stay - no wonder you were inspired

Violets Corner said...

Awww love the story and the card! The card is a perfect reflection of the room.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow what a fabulous room and that card is very influenced by the room its beautiful, what a clever girl you are. Love that flower that stamp really did make a stunning effect. Im so glad it came in useful and my hubby thinks you are very clever. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Juls said...

wow this is stunning!!! firstly I love the image and colour combo and all your finishing details are just perfect....loved seeing your inspiration have interpriated it just beautifully! Hugs Juls

pinky said...

Very posh room to stay in Jules! Your card is just beautiful, love the tattered flowers and the great image. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Jules,
This is stunning - something really special.
It certainly take inspiration from the picture of the room.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Loopylou!! said...

wowzers jules that is stunning and I love the piccy of the room too xxxx

Mags said...

This is a lovely card, such a great way to remember a lovely holiday - and wow! That 4-poster bed! That black chandelier! It's not soppy, it's so romantic!

luv, Mags x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow Jules! Are you sure you didn't strip the wallpaper off the walls of your hotel room. I mean this is an EXACT match! Fabulous card; uber elegant! I'm pleased you and hubby had a lovely time away! Hugs Lesley

lisa said...

Nothing at all wrong with being soppy Jules. That room could have been decorated around your card, they match exactly. What a stunning bed, no wonder you felt special.
Love your stunning card, those tattered flowers are so lovely.
Hugs Lisax

craftimamma said...

I wish everyone was as soppy as you. We'd all live in a nicer world I think.

Jules this card is truly wonderful. Everything on your card looks as though it came from that room. It's almost spooky! It's a beautiful room though and lucky you to have stayed in it.

Smashing treatment of the flower by the way.

Lesley Xx

Annette Bowes said...

Stunning card Jules and it's lovely to be soppy. Love all your gorgeous detail on your card your dsp is a perfect match! So glad you had a fantastic time away. Been a long time since I have been to Bournemouth! Take CareX:)

CraftyC said...

Its a beautiful card Juls, very elegant and a great take on the piccie!

Tracy said...

Well I have to say Jules, this is totally stunning and you couldn't have got your card any nearer to your room if you'd have tried. Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

chris said...

Hi Jules I need to thank you for joining us in the Sir Stampalot challenge, sorry I forgot. hugs chris xx

agapanthus said...

Hi Jules. Just a quickie to say I loved the colour combination of this card and that you were inspired by your lovely bedroom on your hols - what a nice way to remember your break away too!! Thanks also for your comments over on my site too - the book is a family history text book - I'm a feature writer (most of the time) by day! Loved doing it but am glad its complete now. Hope the publishers like it too and that I don't have to do too many edits!Happy to be back crafting again and am inspired now to make a card using your colour scheme! Best wishes Karen x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Jules this is absolutely gorgeous what a wonderful card made from some wonderful inspiration. I loved reading you romantic story what a wonderful hubby and friends you have so soppy is good I like soppy lol. That bedroom looks awesome and yes the papers are a great match.
Lorraine x

brenda said...

Hi Jules

Hi there

What a really lovely creation and a little bit different for you if you don't mind me saying so.

You a soppy romantic, now you do surpise me !

Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Stampalot Challenge this month.

B x
Stampalot Design Team

Sally H said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card! Great reflection of that amazing room and bed, and lovely bling too. Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month
Hugs, Sal

Francesca said...

Wonderful card , great details
thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!