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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.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all OK and didn't get blown away by the wind today.  It has been quite rough here.  So much so that I wondered whether the washing that was on my neighbours washing line was actually going to stay pegged on!!

I always say that I love watching washing blowing on a line .. . but decided today that I actually only like watching my own.  It must be something to do with a sense of pride at actually cleaning part of your home (and not using electricity). 

So today's share took me ages to colour (not) and features a stamp I bought quite early on in my addiction.  It has been coloured in lots of combinations but never this one before:

This used:

Image:  Hampton Arts Stamps "KN2436" Watermelon Bud
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag

Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glossy Accents
Ribbon from the Stash Box

Tee hee!!  I am singing Dirty Dancing songs in my head now because that stamp has reminded me of the line in the film where Baby says "I carried a watermelon".

Have a lovely evening everyone. 

Time for me to tuck into a sausage casserole!!

Oh .. just had a really naughty thought.  Katina kindly accepted my little prize for spotting the missing heart .. .. perhaps I should empty all my snippets into a box and send her those .. .. then I won't have any!!!  Tee hee!!  (Only joking Katina .. I wouldn't do that to you).

See you all tomorrow.



Tracy said...

This is fabulous Jules, love the papers, and what a fab little stamp.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,I love the image,I don't think stamps ever go out of fashion do

xGemmax said...

Stunning card Jules...the papers are gorgeous and love the colours!
hugs and xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, its nice to use an old stamp again and give it a 'now' feel! Lovely bright card with those gorgeous papers.
Avril x

angelwhispers said...

Love the beautiful blue colours and a cute little flower!! Chanelle xx

Vicky said...

Another beauty Jules..such beautiful dp's and stylish layout too hun..hope you have enjoyed your casserole Mmmmm..

hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very lovely card, gorgeous stamp and fab colours. Your snippet prize idea made me giggle.

Donna x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Good idea to use one of your oldest stamps to create a card with. We do neglect our old stuff in favour of the newer stash don't we? I really like this card and I love the way you combine two ribbons!
Hugs, Sandra

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love all the blue, great papers and love the ribbons too :)
It's funny, I think the only household chore I actually enjoy is putting the washing on the line, it's supposed to be a lovely day tomorrow, so fingers crossed!! :D

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Another lovely card its always good to re-use old stuff that you've had hanging around....

.....Nobody puts baby in a corner.... another great line that I just had to put in cos I LOVE dirty dancing and have watched it soooo many times and I certainly remember the line "I carried a watermelon.."

Speak soon


Jennifer said...

Really love the colours on this one Jules xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

LOL, Love this card, what a dinky stamp, no one puts stamps in the corner...


Hello From Texas said...

LOL No fair. I want to give my snippets away too!! ;)

Love this card Jules. Blue is one of my favorite colors so I'm always attracted to cards using that color to begin with. But really this one is wonderful.

Thank you for your kind comments and thoughts.


coops said...

gorgeous card jules.fab image and i love the papers and stunning blue to giving your snippets away, hehe :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, really like the colours, and the ribbon looks so pretty.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Must admit the thought about passing on my snippets has occured to me a few times as I don't think I will ever use them all up.
Sharing would be good, maybe we should set up a 25g snippet share one a month. LOL
x Tricia

Anonymous said...

On second thoughts that wouldn't be the answer as we would have even more to deal with. Maybe we need to find newbie craft people who don't have any snippets of thier own and give them away. LOL

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the image and colours you have chosen, hugs pops x x

Nicola said...

Fab card Jules and how good at you using a stamp that was your first. I have a few now so can't remember which was my first. Hugs Nicola xx

Anonymous said...

Lol, and the daft thing is I'd probably love them!! What a sweet little stamp you've used on this card and I love the way you've tied two ribbons together - very pretty! xx

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Jules, such a pretty card!

Donna said...

Another gorgeous card - love the colour combo you've gone for x

Highland Monkey's said...

Beautiful cards. I think the blue is gorgeous.

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love the colours and the 2 ribbons together! Hugs Juls