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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, 25 March 2011


Hi Everyone

Another lovely day .. .. .. but it is a sign the weekend is nearly upon us though because our weatherlady is now saying it won't be so good over the next few days!!  Shame!!!

I got a few orders done today and then allowed myself a play with some of my goodies from yesterday.

Before I started my orders I did just cut and stick a few of the Tim Holtz Rosettes .. .. but it wasn't as easy as it could be.  Simply because I didn't have any extended cutting plates doh!!! 

But necessity is the mother of invention and I managed by cutting half of the die .. .. turning it round and then cutting the other half!!  Tee hee!!  Love them!!!

Couldn't wait to try out my Scor-pal out either so I decided to combine the two and this is what I made (prepare for photograph overload).

Sorry but it needed all the photographs to make sense of what I had made.  (Shame my paper is up-side down on the front - only just noticed LOL!!!).~

This used:

Sizzix:  Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes
Backing Papers:  GCD Studios "Ella Blue"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
Woodware Circle Punch
Hero Arts:  "CL375" Big Flowers Pattern  (for the leaves on the box lid)
Penny Black:  "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Ribbon from the Stash Box

This could have actually been a snippet make for Sunday as it used up lots of small pieces of paper.  I love this Ella Blue stack and have saved the tiniest pieces as you can tell from some of the ones used here!!  LOL!!!

There are lots of patterns and projects on the internet for using with your Scor Pal and this is where I got my little card design from.  It is only small and when folded up only measures 9cms square (get me going metric in my old age). 

You can find the card instructions here as I am sure you could make this even without the board (but I have tweeked the instructions a little to include the little pocket for putting some birthday pennies into.

The box I made using the Scor-pal again but without a pattern this time.  I just based it on the size of my card .. .. but I am sure there would be a project template somewhere.

Oh I am so excited about all the things I will be able to use my board for.  I still haven't tried an envelope for my awkward sized card yet though.  Might have a go at that tomorrow.

So now I have given you photograph overload I will go and have my bath whilst Hubby prepares the Friday night culinary delights.

Have a good weekend everyone.



Pauline said...

Hi Jules, didn't take long for Sir Tim's rosette to make an appearance lol! Love what you've created. The brown and blue combo works all the time. Hugs, Pauline x

angelwhispers said...

Just love them and the rosette is just fab looks brill in these papers! Chanelle xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, love the design and gorgeous colours, big hugs love Pops x x x

Cynthia said...

Beautiful job, Jules! Love those papers--so serene.

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Hugs, Sandra

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous makes today Jules! Have a great weekend:0) xxx

Andria said...

All I can say is WOW, it's stunning.

Dawn said...

Beautiful Jules, how lucky are you, a Score pal & Tim Holtz Love the rosette, very effective &the colour combo is fab. x

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing Jules, raelly love what you did with that die, and no long plates too LOL!

I have to admit I specifcally bought long plates to get that die lol..... badbabdbad! lmao

Really love your stuff!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules, glad you are enjoying your score

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules; you never cease to amaze me! xxx

Juls said...

fabulous!!! loving the gorgeous flower and your fabulous fancy folds! Hugs Juls

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very beautiful set you've created. Love the rosette flower and yummy papers. You're certainly making good use of your scorpal hun. I've got a hougie and love it. Hope you had a lovely soak and enjoy your friday night meal. :o)

Donna x

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful the flower and that gorgeous fold...and the colours are fab too!

have fun with your new board hun...cannot wait to see more stunning creations :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Jules!! I just love your colors, the dimension and the design!!

Nikbee said...

This is fantastic. I love the style of the card and the rosettes are fab. I love the paper too!

Nikki x

Sally H said...

So beautiful, Jules! I love this colour combo

Lynne K said...

You've been at the Ella Blue again! It's so gorgeous. I'm still hoarding mine! Your makes are just brilliant. The rosettes are fantastic, and what a perfect place for the heart. Have a lovely weekend. xx

loftylass said...

Jules I love this project, gorgeous colours. Might do this one with my seven year old grand daughter next weekend !!! tfs

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Totally gorgeous makes - I'm so glad you showed us all the photos - I like photos!!! Downside to reading your blog is that I now want... the Score-pal and that rosette die!!!!!!!! - LOL! Don't think I will chance it just yet though as I'm having a change around in my craft room and getting rid of a sofabed that only gets used once or twice a year and a new desk which should be delivered tomorrow! I'm sure once my new room is organised I will post up some pics!

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