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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, 20 April 2011


Hi Everyone

What another wonderful day.

Our weather person on the local radio is saying we are going to have lovely weather up until Easter Monday .. .. wow .. .. that would be lovely.

Lots of jobs that Hubby and I need to get done outside .. .. and then Monday can be our "chill" day!!

I am having a few withdrawal symptoms today as I haven't coloured a single image.  My whole day has been devoted to wedding work (lovely) and then I finished off with this quick little creation .. .. which again didn't involve any colouring either .. ..

This used:

Image:  Imagination Crafts (no name or number on the packaging)
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
Heat it Up:   Seafoam White Embossing Powder
Cord from the Stash Box

I only chose to post one photograph today as there wasn't much to be gained from taking one at a quirky angle!!

The stamp is quite interesting.  It is one I picked up at the NEC last month and it stamps the opposite to most stamps.  My card base was a teal colour and I have inked the stamp with versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  

I think it gives quite a good look and can't wait to try it with different colours.

So that is me for today.

I hope everyone had a good Wednesday .. .. only one more day and the Bank Holiday weekend will be upon us.  That means this week Thursday will be the new Friday!!  Woo hoo!!

Take care everyone



Doreen said...

Mmmmm I never thought of thursday being the new Friday puts a different outlook on things.

I love this card Jule and that is one gorgeous image,I love the colours you have used

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect colours, hugs ♥ pops x

pinky said...

Its gorgeous, love all the shades of blue. The weather is brilliant here too but the May fly has decided to pop its head up early ... yuk!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very lovely card. Love the blue & brown together and the fab twine. That stamp is gorgeous and love how you've used it. Hope you get all your garden jobs done, best to make the most of the weather. Just make sure the water heater's on as you will need a long soak.

Donna x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
this is gorgeous love it ....stunning card ...enjoy your easter...our weather in Gib is not going to be nice ...Aw!!!!

Tracey T said...

Fabulous effect with this stamp, Jules. Enjoy the Bank Holiday long weekend! x

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous, love that stamp too, have fun in the sun:0) xxx

Anonymous said...

oooh awesome stamp, would look lovely embossed or on vellum!

Fabulous Blue make today!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

I LOVE it . . . very striking.
Hugs, Sandra

Jacee said...

Lovely bright colour on this one Jules, very efffective, love it!
Hope you enjoy the Easter weekend, get your bikini on and relax in the garden!
Hugs Jacee

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love that stamp.

Nikki x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules thats stunning I love simple cards and this is perfect. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

louise said...

Hi Jules your cards is great love the teal colour, have a fab weekend.
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I like the look of this stamp very much Jules. Love the teal colour. As I don't go to work on Fridays, Thursday is always my Friday ... if you know what I mean!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the stamped image is fabulous and i love he blue colours :D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

Lovely card. I like the new stamp, wouldn't have guessed it was a negative image !
Jenny x

craftimamma said...

Love this one Jules. I have quite a liking for negative images although I'm not always sure where to use them. This looks great though.

Hugs#Lesley Xx