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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.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010


Hi Everyone

Great news .. .. .. my Tattered Florals die arrived today .. .. yay!!!!! (Thank you for your help Coops!! xx).

So of course I had to put my lovely die straight to work. Lots of cutting has been happening today and I could have quite happily just used it to cut flowers all day long .. .. .. but my "do list" for the day just wouldn't allow it.

But I can show you some of what I cut and used on the creation below. I just couldn't wait to use it on some of the more "unusual" papers I have .. .. .. you are going to be sick of seeing these flowers .. .. if you aren't already LOL!!!

No backing papers today .. .. everything done with stamps, embossing powder and distress inks.

Here is the result of my session of indulgence:

and the close up

This used:

For the base layer:
Image: Magenta "Buds and Flourishes" (Embossed with clear embossing powder)

For the middle and top layer:Image and Sentiment: PaperArtsy "HP1004EZ"

Sizzix Die: "656640" Tattered Florals
Leone Em Pty Punch: "CP30" Ash Branch
Distress Ink Pads: Old Paper and Tea Dye
Inkssentials: Crackle Accents (love the look this gives .. .. put it takes soooo long to dry and crack)
Brad and metallic wool from the stash box

I quite like looking for unusual wool to use on my cards as there is so much on just one ball .. .. this metallic wool is gorgeous .. .. .. but I don't think I would like to wear anything knitted in it. It would be a bit too "itchy" for me. LOL!!!

Next I would like to share my happiness. I am only too aware of the Tattered Florals die being in short supply (and lots of people wanting one) so if you would like to receive a little envelope full of Tattered Florals as a present from me then simply add your name to Mr Linky at the bottom of this post and one lucky person will be the owner of an envelope full of loveliness.

I will do the random org. thingy on Saturday morning so please add your name before 12.00 midnight on Friday 20th August if you are interested. If no-one is interested I will take it that everyone already had this die but me LOL!!!

Have a good evening everyone.

Love Jules xx

Edited now to remove Mr Linky as the random org. has been generated and the prize won by Doreen. Have fun Doreen!!!


mustavcoffee said...

Oh Jules what a lovely card(soo elegant) and a lovely gesture, I'm the lucky owner of the tattered die so don't need any but I really appreciate your kind offer, Thank you :D xx

Juls said...

this is so so gorgeous!!! Love the fabulous opulant look you have created! and thank you so much for the kind offer of such lovely goodies! hugs Juls

AuniLeigh said...

This card and the colors are super gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Your card is stunning, the flower superb and the sentiment so true.

Well Jules I don't own a tattered Florals die so I am keeping my fingers

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! Fab colour combo and I love the flowers.

Lisa x

Kerry said...

Stunnig card Jules. I just love this die! Love Kerry xxx

Lynn said...

Hi Jules,
Great card and such a lovely sentiment. I don't have this die so would love the chance to win your RAK.

Lynn x

Kate's Makes said...

A beautiful card Jules and i'd like to enter for the flowers please! I know i don't leave many comments, but you're on my favourites and i read every update and admire! Kate x

chris said...

Hi Jules, this looks great, love it. hugs chris xx

Julie said...

Stunning card Jules, beautifully elegant and the flower is gorgeous!!! Must have a go at these. Juliexx

Loopylou!! said...

they are just so pretty jules, i love the way you stamped your background papers and the colours are so gentle, thank you for listing them as i definately need to add those 2 to my need list!!! and the flowers oooohhh!!!! hence to say i have added my name to the hopeful list!!! lol!!!!! hugs lou xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Stunning hun I love that flower but as you know I just lurve flowers on my cards...
Love the wool must keep an eye out for that looks fab
hugs shell xx

Nicola said...

What a great card. I have to admit that I was one of the lucky few who got the tattered florals not long after they were released - but I haven't really used them but you have now inspired me to do so. Nicola xx

Sally H said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Glad they arrived safely. I've given up trying to get my own and have instead invested in spellbinders flower creations 3. I'm rather excited by the results I'm getting, but can't share yet as they are DT pieces. will have to bring you some to the next Sir S day x

Tracy said...

You've cetainly put your dies to good use, gorgeous creation, and fabulous flower. But I did have to click on the photo to find your heart, or should I say hearts.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Netty said...

Oh wow Jules, this is fab. I went on line where you said but they had sold out...sob sob. So please enter me for your draw...
Annette x

Delphine said...

Oh your card is amazing! Absolutely wonderful flowers and your Magenta image is gorgeous! And thank you for sharing your happiness! Hugs Delphine xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Yay! Happy your flower diecuts arrived! And what a lovely idea too!
Stunning card and beautiful flower of course! Love the colours and the stamped background.
Can't wait to see your other cards with the flower diecuts!

Pinkllilac said...

Just love this card Jules and the flowers are superb love the colours and design..
Hugs Linda

Fleur said...

Hi Jules, I can see it was well worth the wait, your card is stunning! I have had one for ages & am absolutly ashamed to say it doesn't get used enough. How very kind of you to offer the die cuts, someones going to be happy. I am, however, desperate to get hold of the magnolia vintage tag as I can't get that anywhere :-(
Hugz Fleur xXx

coldwaters2 said...

Lol oh Jules I am am so happy that you got your Tattered Floral Dies I have been hoping that you would receive them I have never known anyone be so excited you have made me laugh. I am so loving your card the background is beautiful and the flowers...well what can I say....I think this is one set that I will remember forever lol....they are absolutely stunning, superb work.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

OH WOW I absolutely love the coppery effect you did, and that crackle on the sentiment, its all very cool!!!

glad you got your tatts ;)

Nikbee said...

Wonderful card. I love the colour and the flower is fab.

Nikki x

Janice said...

Gorgeous card and I just love the flower! Thanks for the chance of winning.

Janice x said...

Love your blog and your card, and thankyou for the chance to win this fabulous die, Julie :0)

Babs said...

Your card are beautiful, and so are your flowers, thanks for your lovely comment

Babs x