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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, 27 April 2011


Hi Everyone

I don't know about you but I am still struggling with what day of the week it is .. .. .. and it can only get worse once the next Bank Holiday arrives on Friday!!

Our radio is talking of possible rain on Friday.  I hope it is wrong.  It would be so nice for the weather to be beautiful for the Royal Wedding and for all the celebrations people have planned. 

Hubby breaks up tomorrow so I am busily trying to get ahead of myself in readiness for having my routine knocked for six!!  No doubt the time will fly far too quickly.

Anyway, here is my share for today

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1652J" Cheesecake Wish
Sentiment:  Penny Black "2908K"  To You
Backing Papers:  DCWV Paper Stack "Floral Prints"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop (with just a bit of it peeping out)
Woodware Punches:  Daisy and label
Leone Em Pty:  Ash Branch
Distress Inks for the image background
Clear shrink plastic, brads and ribbon from the Stash Box

I was really excited after producing my little sentiment tag out of clear shrink plastic.  I think it looks dead cute.  There are going to be a lot more of these making an appearance.  I simply stamped my sentiment in Black Stazon and shrunk away!!!  Woo hoo!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow  .. .. my turn to cook tonight so no blog hopping for a while.  We have a glut of mushrooms so tonight I am going to try a Mushroom Stroganoff recipe I have found.

Have a good evening.



Vicky said...

Another cutie Jules...and I love your wee sentiment too..! enjoy your of my faves yum yum...

hugs Vicky xx

Andria said...

Glad I'm not the only one, I've convinced myself it's thursday all day today lol. that card is beautiful, such a sweet delicate image .

Anonymous said...

So pretty Jules and your tag is fab! xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card, love the colours and cute little image. I do hope it stays dry for the wedding, it would be a shame if it rains after all this lovely sunshine we have had recently. Can't wait to see her dress! Sue x

CraftyC said...

I just love your card Jules, so pretty and lovely colours. Not used shrink plastic for years, looks great. Enjoy your dinner, not eaten that for years and I totally agree. These holidays and kids at home have played heave played havoc with my crafting lol

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Jules! I love it!

Debbie said...

What a lovely touch using shrink plastic for your sentiment.Great idea.Another beautiful card Jules.The colour scheme is lovely and soft,such a sweet image and your flowers are gorgeous.Love Debbie x

Pops x said...

Such a gorgeous creation sweetie, love the design, perfect big hugs love Pops x

mustavcoffee said...

Absobloominglutely lovely, he!he!he!
Pretty colours and a totally cute mousy, perfect!:0) xxx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jules and loving your shrink plastic neat. Annette x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,I sooo love the sentiment,I have never used shrink plastic at all.I will have to have a go soon.

Enjoy your mushroom

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card, I have just remembered I have this stamp but it has never seen any ink. I may have to find it and use it now. Love the colour scheme, really pretty papers

Whisper said...

Wow - i'm really impressed to your sentiment in shrink plastic (the stuff always scares me!!!) and am loving the lease of life you have given to the papers, Luv Sam x

Lynda said...

Beautiful card Jules the colours and just gorgeous - I'm just catching up and the last couple of PB cards are absolutely gorgeous too - I do love the aeroplane one!

Love Lynda xxx

pinky said...

Its really cute, love your little plastic sentiment. Hope the rain holds off, I am dying to see what she wears and would love to have seen the wedding invitations:)

Kaz said...

Awwww your little sentiment tag does look fabulous, great idea. I love your back ground too and that is one of my favorite PB images so all in all it's a real winner from where I'm standing.
Hmmmmmm dinner sounds yummy, enjoy!
Kaz xx

Dora said...

Awww another pretty card, love those softly coloured papers... he he got them too ...
Bon apetit xxx

louise said...

Hi Jules this is just so perfect the colours are so pretty and soft.
Louise xx

Tracey T said...

Oh this is so sweet, Jules and the shrink plastic sentiment is just perfect. Mushroom stroganoff sounds yummy too! xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh I love this Jules, this lil' mouse is one of my fave PB's! :D Gorgeous papers, thanks for reminding me I have these somewhere! And I love the cute little tag too :)

Mags said...

I have those papers!!! (You can tell I'm a carding newbie still, I get so excited seeing papers or images I have on peoples' blogs lol!) What a lovely card you've made with them and the gorgeous PB image!

Have a great weekend!

luv, Mags x

Anonymous said...

Awesome Shrink plastic tag, I have some shrink plastic here, but need to get some staz-on ink to stamp with!

Love that PB blowing his dandelion away, so precious!

Scrappymax said...

Oh Jules such a cute card and the colour pallete you have used is perfect for this image.
I hope too that the weather stays fine especially after all the gorgeous weather we have had.
Max x

coops said...

wow, this is so pretty and delicate jules.the image is so sweet and i love your flowers and the tag is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Such a cute PB mouse. GREAT idea about the SP tag. Can you tell me how you managed to attach the tag AND the heart so neatly to your main ribbon please?
Hugs, Sandra

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I keep thinking it's Friday especially as I'm going to work today.
Gorgeous card,cute image,lovely papers.janex

jules said...

wow another gorgeous card!!!

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, love the muted tones of the card. Such a cute image.

Being off work until next Tuesday, the days are beginning to merge into each other. I have to actually to stop and think what day it is at times lol!

Hugs, Pauline x

Delphine said...

Oh this is gorgeous, Jules! I love the colour scheme, this super cute image and your background looks fantastic! And I agree, the tag is dead cute! Hugs Delphine xx

Tracy said...

I love this little fella and what a gorgeous background you gave him too. Fabulous creation Jules.
Happy crafting
Tracy x