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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.


Friday, 27 August 2010


Good morning everyone

Lots of you were keen to see my last two Ruby Anniversary cards before I deliver them.

I need to head off out into the big world soon so it has been a "once only" photo opportunity.

The pictures haven't turned out too badly .. .. the sun is in a strange place at the moment and was trying its best to spoil my pictures!! But I will forgive Mr Sunshine because it is just so lovely to see him .. .. I missed him yesterday. LOL!!!

Just look at that lovely blue sky in the background .. .. I hope it stays for the whole day!!

So here are my two creations:

The first is for a young boy to give to his Uncle and Auntie so it needed to be a little simpler

and close up

This used:

Image: Penny Black "3338J" Long Kiss!
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and cord from the stash box
Love this little Penny Black image. I use it so much.

Next is one for grown ups to give

and close up

This used:

Image: Anitas
Backing Papers: Papermania "Exquisite"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Martha Stewart Punch: Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Gold embossing powder
Flowers, ribbons and cord from the stash box

So after a "lazy" share yesterday I have hopefully made amends today! LOL!!

I am looking forward to a Bank Holiday weekend. Not that I will be doing anything any different to what I normally do .. .. they just feel special don't they?

I am busy preparing for the Melbourne Festival which will take place on the 18th and 19th September.

Lots of ideas in my head of things I want to take with me so lots of hard work scheduled. How big a "must do" list have I got!!!

The Festival takes place over two days and each year the weather has been lovely .. .. this will be my fourth year. I look forward to these two days all year as they are very special and I really enjoy them.

If you are heading off for a holiday over this weekend break then I hope you manage to avoid all the Bank Holiday traffic and have a safe journey.

For those of us staying at home .. .. .. you have a good time too and I hope you have time for a little crafting.

See you tomorrow.

Love Jules xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both gorgeous hun, thanks for the inspiration I need to make Nige one as its our 12th next week sometime lol....I remembered its the 4th hehe!!! only thanks to you and your rhyme
hugs shell xx

Andria said...

WOW - SOOOOOOO professional and stunningly beautiful cards.

Sally H said...

Both Stunning! The hedgehogs are so cute and the second one so very elegant! Love them. Enjoy the festival.

craftimamma said...

Both cards are just perfect Jules and I'm sure both the 'givers' and 'receivers' will be delighted. I know I would be!

Lesley Xx

slinkycat said...

These are both fabulous, I love that you have done a 'simple' one for a child to give and a more fancy and elegant one for the adults! Beautiful :)

Leanne x

Di said...

Hi Jules

These are simply always! No difficulty finding the hearts either :) Enjoy the weekend honey!


Doreen said...

Two stunning cards

Delphine said...

Both gorgeous cards, Jules! You said you kept the first card simple, it is so elegant and absolutely perfect! The second card is fantastic too, I love the embossed image and beautiful bow! Enjoy the rest of your day. Hugs Delphine xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I have left something for you over on my blog hun
hope your ok!
Hugs shell xx

Lynn said...

I love them both for different reasons. The first is so cute and the colour scheme stunning, the second so very elegant. Have a great weekend.

Lynn x

Kathy said...

Absolutely wonderful cards - the second one is truly stunning

Nannieflash said...

Well Jules the couple receiving those cards are going to be stunned as they are both gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful bank holiday, lets hope the weather improves. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

2 beuaties, the top cutie is my favourite, love that pb image. lots of sun here too, I photograph in the garden if pos.
have a good weekend. janex

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,
Two gorgeous cards. I love the two hogs kissing for the little boy to give his Auntie and Unle and I love the elegance of the second.

Love Kerry xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

two stunning cards!

Anonymous said...

Hi there!! These are gorgeous! We are still hot here. :) Autumn will be here before we know it though. Have a good weekend!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Two wonderful cards! Adore those hedgies and love the dotty paper. Gorgeous second card too, fab stamp and love the ribbons!
Have a great weekend :)

mckinkle said...

2 super cards Jules, the recipients are very lucky indeed!

The PB image is so very sweet, lovely glossy balloon too!

Keryn x

Anonymous said...

2 gorgeous anniversary cards!!!!!!

beautiful and elegant!

AuniLeigh said...

dang these are so nice!

Tracy said...

These are really gorgeous cards Jules, I really love them both.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dawn said...

Jules I especially love the first one, its adorable. Have a great Bank Holiday yourself & yes the sun is shining at the moment!!!! xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jules, the two "hedgies" are so darn cute! Your second card is wonderful too! I can't remember the last time I embossed something! Lol! Thanks for all your inspirations! :) Tracy

Steph said...

These are both so gorgeous and yet very different styles. Must admit I'm always prone to the cutie hedgies!!! Hope you have a great bank hols! x