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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, 31 March 2011


Hi Everyone

I already know my favourite make of the day .. .. no matter what else I make today it won't beat the little creation that follows so I might as well post it now.

I nearly love it too much to part with LOL!!!

This paper stack (Ella Blue by GCD Studios) was bought last year and at the time seemed like a major investment (which in fairness it was as it cost about £18 .. .. but it is a 12 x 12 stack).   It wasn't an impulse buy .. .. .. I had been looking at the stack for months and months, just wishing that I dare spend my pennies and buy it. 

Anyway, eventually I gave in but have never regretted it.  It doesn't have a bad paper in it (though it is more like card than paper) and I have made so many creations with it that it is unbelievable.

No matter what I make with it I love it.  I don't know if it is the colours, or the patterns or the feel of it .. .. it is probably all of these reasons.

There are still plenty of pages left and loads more creations that can be made with it but I do feel I am going to have to keep my eyes open for a spare one .. .. ready for when the sad day arrives when I use my last page!!!!!  Sob!! Sob!!!

Anyway .. .. how long can someone dribble on about a blasted paper stack .. .. be quiet woman and show your make ...


Here it is ....................

This used:

Backing Papers:  GCD Sudios "Ella Blue"  (surprise, surprise)
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Marianne Design Die: LR0115 "Butterfly"  (I love this too)
Woodware Punches:  Daisy in various sizes

Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Brads, Ribbon and pearls from the Stash Box

So there we go.  My share of the day.

I am here bright and early tomorrow as it is the launch of the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge for April.

Hope you are having a good day/evening.

Catch you tomorrow.



mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, Oh yes I see why you wax lyrical, I love it too, LOL :0) xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely creation Jules. I got this stack a couple of months ago in The Range - it is the most beautiful paper!

Lynne K said...

*Swoon* Ella Blue and a gorgeous butterfly! Heavenly! xx

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, I adore the butterfly so pretty, and I agree about the papers, really really nice, and when we have papers we really like, it's so difficult to use them! LOL
Hugs Jacee

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ha ha ha Jules . . . you have the same trouble as me at the mo . . . making a card you love too much to give away! It is rather lovely, I must say.

Hugs, Sandra

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - gorgeous card and a good investment with those papers. Thank you for the sppon details will check them out later x Susan x

Anonymous said...

I have only recently come across GCD papers and I have to admit their quality is lovely. bought an 8 x 8 pack at Olympia for a knock down price and am so pleased with it. I can understand your drooling!
Lovely card as usual.
x Tricia

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules that is stunning I love the papers, the flowers and butterly are gorgeous to. with hugs Shirleyxx

Cynthia said...

Love those colors, Jules! And that butterfly is just exquisite. WOW.

angelwhispers said...

Its so beautiful and has made a stunning card just love the lush ribbon and butterfly matches perfectly. Love Chanelle xxx

Tracey T said...

No wonder it's your favourite - it's absolutely beautiful. I've looked at this paper online before and now I'm even more tempted! Hugs, Tracey xx

Doreen said...

Just beautiful Jules and I must agree yummy

Vicky said...

I love it too hun! gorgeous and loving your dp's..and fabulous butterfly too..

have a fabby evening, hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I agree Jules; beautiful papers and a fabulous card! xx

Lynsey said...

This is such a pretty card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna said...

I love this card and I love gcd studios paper stacks too. I've got a couple and I love em! x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

I've got the very same paper stack although mine is 8x8! I totally agree with everything you've said about it. I've only made a couple of cards using the papers but both I've been really pleased with. If (and when) I post them I will remember to let you know so that we can drool over the papers together!!!

So pleased that you and hubby had a good evening....

Going to try and join in the Penny Black @ Allsorts challenge this month!

Speak soon


Jennifer said...

So elegant Jules. Love the paper and butterfly. I have this die, but find it a pain to cut in my wizard xx Jenny xx

Rachel x said...

Not surprised you love it, Jules, it's beautiful- that's both the card and the papers!! :) Love the colours, your layout and the gorgeous big butterfly!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, stunning creation with a fab image, big hugs love Pops x x x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jules, love this card and, yes, the paper is beautiful. I have a pack of Graphic46 about which I feel the same way - I haven't broken into it yet though I don't know what I'm saving it for :) The butterfly is something special too and your flowers are a joy - note to self: got to get those punches and that die

john.matanda said...

Hi Jules
This is a beautiful creation I find your blog very inspirational thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.
love Carol x

Lynda said...

Wow what a stunning card - I have that stack too in 8x8 but have never made anything quite as beautiful as this with it. Fabulous inspiration!

Love Lynda xxx

Andria said...

so delicate, yet beautiful.

coops said...

wow, this is beautiful jules.i love the lush paper and the butterfly is stunning .:D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules, lol glad you love the paper stack, the paper here looks brilliant!

Love the butterfly, have a great day!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I can see why you love those papers so much they do look rather nice, and the butterfly and flowers are stunning I wouldn't want to part with this one either.
Lorraine x

lisa said...

Those papers are just yummy and I love the lacy butterfly. Might have to add that one to my collection. It really is a beautiful card, Jules.
Hugs Lisax

Juls said...

this is so soft and pretty, I Just adore this, and I love the butterfly on it is stunning, Hugs Juls

Kaz said...

No wonder you love that paper, it's beautiful! LOL.....I think most of us are the same when it comes to our papers. We need one lot to use and a second lot to stroke and drool over!
Gorgeous card!
Kaz xx

Tracy said...

Yep, I can see why you would not want to use them all, Love, love love them, toatally gorgeous card too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x