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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, 7 August 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

I have been having a play in my little craft pod this morning whilst hubby is out and about .. .. and how much mess have I made?

It was one of those lovely craft sessions where one thing leads to another, and another and another.. .. .. .. and in the end all I have used are two bits of white card and two bits of scrap (which I am vowing to reduce considerably).

But although my card looks simple you just wouldn't believe how much stuff I have all over my desk waiting to be put away again.

Here is the offending chaos causing creation

with his "close up" buddy

and here is the mammoth list of ingredients that are all sprawled over my desk

Images/Backgrounds:Elusive: Script Background "32531"
Hero Arts: Medium Harlequin Background "H3414"
Hero Arts: Showy Blossom "F3255"
Stamps Away: Design Elements - Elegance "S129"
Distress Inks:Barn Door
Old Paper
Wild Honey
Spiced Marmalade
Adirondacks Ink Pad: Pebble
X-Cut Butterfly Punch
Fiskars Corner Rounder
Gold Embossing Powder
Eyelets, raffia, self adhesive pearls and brad from the stash box

I didn't have any self adhesive pearls that were the right colour for what I needed so coloured some plain ones with promarkers.

So as you can imagine quite a lot of cleaning of stamps and clearing up to be done before I start my next little creation. LOL!!!

Have a good weekend everyone and I hope you get time for a bit of crafting somewhere along the line.

Love Jules xx


That Girl's Deals said...

Hi! I am following you now! Cute site! I was wondering if you would like to take part in our blog hop for today?

Hope to see you around! =)

Doreen said...

Wow this is fabulous Jules I love all your stamping,the butterfly is gorgeous, I would never have thought of colouring white pearls!!!you live and learn.I thought it was just me that gets everything out,and uses only a

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Sounds like you had alot of fun making this card, but also sounds like alot of clearing up to do too! Love the colours and fab stamps you've used, great layout and love the butterfly aswell!

Juls said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love it!

I am the same I always create complete devistation, then I look at my card, which I think looks quite simple and

Well worth it though! Hugs Juls

scalder said...

Jules you create such gorgeous cards! I SO know what you mean by the mess it leaves behind! I'm forever cleaning just so I can start again:)

Loopylou!! said...

oooh that is so clever jules, i didnt know you could change the colour of pearls with promarkers!!! ooooh!!! and what a stunning card too xxxxxx

mustavcoffee said...

HI Jules, great card, I love it, even if it's responsible for an awful mess!
Have a lovely weekend, playing and making more mess perhaps?
Thanks for dropping by my blog and your kind comments:) xx

Allison said...

such a pretty card Jules and lovely subtle colours

shellshearer said...

Oh hun its lovely, I can't believe you've used so much stuff...but it is gorgeous lol
hugs shell xx

coops said...

gorgeous card the stamps you have used and gorgeous colours and layout.i love the eyelets and the butterfly.

xx coops xx

chris said...

Hi Jules well it was definitely worth the mess as it is PERFECT.
have a happy sunday love chris xx

Anonymous said...

ooooh I love an involved card, looks beautiful!!!!

Sally H said...

Hi Jules! This is Gorgeous! I love the colour combo and those stamps go beautifully together! You have made some stunning cards over the past two weeks.
Sal x