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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.


Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day today.

The weather has been lovely again here and I got lots of washing done  .. .. ..  it was lovely to hang it all out on the washing line .. .. .. but I am not not impressed now!!

The second lovely day of Spring and what happens?

You hang your washing out and someone has to light a bonfire!!!!!!!!  Grrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My once lovely smelling washing no longer smells nice.


Anyway now that is off my chest .. .. here is today's share:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Image:  Stampendous! "M214" Bloom Swirl
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

So that is me for today .. .. .. off to try and tidy up some of my craft space now.  Everything has made its way back upstairs from off the dining room table (and floor and cupboards and chairs and computer trolley LOL!!) - but hasn't been put into its proper place yet. 

Catch you again tomorrow



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous as always,love the image,

we have neighbours like that who like to burn
everything im sight, I wouldn't mind but they don't even let you know what they are about to do so you can bring the washing in

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jules, lovely card - love the colours and the layout together with the very pretty stamp. If you can be bothered you could check the local by-laws - there might just be one that stipulates whether or not you can have a bonfire and/or when you can light one. Often there are set times and if that was the case your neighbour could be asked to stick to them leaving you time to get your washing out in a smoke-free period - just a thought. Elizabeth x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, This is fab, love the image and papers. Great faux stitching and love the itty bitty heart.

Donna x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, love your colours, such a sweet card!! big hugs love Pops x x x

Wishcraft said...

Great card Jules :o) Love the layout, and the papers and image are fab too. Ooh don't get me started on bonfires! One of our neighbours has them all the time, it seems like nearly every day at the moment... I mean, who needs to have that many bonfires?! The bedrooms reek of smoke, it's sooo annoying. Aah, rant over! Lisa x

Vicky said...

Another fabulous creation hun....lovely image and great dp's too..

Grrr don't you just hate when peeps do a bonfire during the day!...and on such a gorgeous day too!!

hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the blue backing paper.

Nikki x

Tracy said...

I hate it too Jules, some times BBQ smoke can be as bad in summer too.
Love your creation the colour combo looks fab. That's a sneaky little heart, subtle.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

lisa said...

A lovely card, Jules. The nail heads in the flowers look great.
A bonfire, that's just not on is it. On a day like today when everybody has washing out!!!!
Hope you have a better day tomorrow.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

love it Jules, great colors and paper,s and love that stamp!

I really love those promarkers too!!!

and ohh yes I hate it when people light bonfires and such, just stinks up the place, never could understand the appeal!

Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Juls said...

Hi Jules..... Hope you have managed to get the smoke smell out of your laundry....what a shame, I am in the north of Scotland so I am still using the tumble dryer...

Loving your card, the colours are fab!! and I love the funky flowers!

Hugs Juls

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

BLOOM-ing lovely! Ha ha! Get it?
Don't wear yourself out too much with all that tidying up Jules.

Hugs, Sandra

Lynda said...

This is such a pretty card - that flower swirl is gorgeous!

Love Lynda xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, yup that's a very pretty card:0)
My nieghbour has been renamed, it's Bonfire Billy and he's been called that for so long it's difficult when we meet not to call him it. One day it's going to slip out, then I'll be sorry:0) xxx

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous card Jules, beautiful colouring! How frustrating about your washing! When we lived in England, I would come home and our lovely farmer would have spread muck in the field on the back, not an easy smell to get out of your washing lol! Thankfully didn't happen to often, take careX:)

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the fab stamp and gorgeous colours and layout.
we have a neighbour who burns every single weekend when its drives me bonkers..somone has told me it is against the law now to burn rubbish in your garden.don`t know if its true though :D

xx coops xx