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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, 27 May 2011


Hi Everyone

Here at last .. .. a little later than I intended .. .. but hey .. is a Bank Holiday weekend you know and it has started already!!  Woo hoo!!!  Life slows down a little as of now .. .. well for a few days anyway.

Not sure what our weather is going to be doing but hopefully it will be nice enough to get a bit of gardening done .. .. and that is all that is planned.  Everything else will just happen when it does.  I love weekends like these .. .. especially long ones LOL!!! 

So round to my share for today.  A little on the bright side I'm afraid!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3212K" Much Gifted
Backing Papers:  DCWV Citrus Stack
Sentiment:  Quickutz Katie Alphabet
Sizzix Die:  Stars #2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
Cord and Button from the stash box

I brought my Quickutz out of retirement today .. .. including an upper and lower case alphabet set .. .. I can remember being a bit disappointed about how fiddly the letters were to attach when I bought it many, many, many years ago and how I used to get glue everywhere  .. .. but of course now I have quickie glue pens!!  Yay!!!  Much, much easier and definitely going to be put back into use more regularly.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend everyone.

Catch you again tomorrow.



mckinkle said...

Fab fun card Jules!

Love the alpha and can see why you will be bringing it out alot more as it's very stylish!

I use all of my QK dies in my BigShot even my 12" ones, I love them!

Keryn x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,love the colours.Enjoy your

Shazzzieee said...

A fabulous card, love the colours, beautifully coordinated!! x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
We plan to have a lovely relaxing weekend too,can't beat em :)
Fab card,love the dcwv paper,i think i have that stack somehwere,fab image and lettering
Have a lovely weekend xx

Mags said...

How lovely to see a bright, sunny card after a day of dreary showers! Have a great weekend, and happy crafting!

luv, Mags x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, thats so gorgeous. Beautiful card my friend.
If you get chance please pop by my Dezinaworld blog and grab the vintage freebies today, have a great weekend
hugs June

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, I sense a feeling of relief LOL Gorgeous card, love that stamp and your colours are just perfect. Hope you have a grand relaxing time and enjoy the extra day:0) xxx

Debs M said...

fabulous card, love that image! x

Nikbee said...

Such a wonderful card. I love the bright colours and the image is lovely.

Nikki x

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love your papers and zingy colours and fabby image and stars :D
have a fab bank holiday :D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Nice & bright & cheerful Jules, just what I like to see. I really like the duck stamp & the pretty stars. Hope you have a good long weekend. Happy gardening.
Sally x

Dora said...

O wow Jules, this is so sweet.... why the 'I'm afraid' for the bright side? ... i love it :) so cute .. okey so I have to see what those quickie glue pens are.. I got some letter dies and never use them as well. Love yours, so funky xxx

Netty said...

Happy Weekend Jules. Loving your card, especially that great duck. Annette x

Tracy said...

Hi Jules,
Just played catch up on your blog, there has been some gorgeous creations as always love.

So glad Blogger has decided to let me play this evening, did the un-tick thing and it worked.

Have a lovely weekend
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

Hiya Jules

Hope you are ok hunni & Thanks for popping by and saying hello & for your lovely comment too!!

Fantastic card hunni...gorgeous bright colours and brilliant image :oD

Have a fabbie weekend!!
Hugs and xxx

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE this one!!! The papers and colours are bright, but not "garish" I think they go really well!!!

Love this Duck image, he is a favourite!

Oh yes the quickutz alpha can be tricky, but as you say some glue pens a, and a pair of tweezers too, can come in handy with positioning!

craftimamma said...

And what's wrong with bright? It's lovely and cheery. Wish I could get my matting as perfect as yours Jules.

Lesley Xx

Hello From Texas said...

Adorable Jules. I love the colors and the stamp is very cute.

We have a holiday weekend here as well. I hope to catch up on some cards. I have a new snippet to post tomorrow; I hope you like it.


Kylie said...

I love love love the bright colours Jules - and I love your colouring on Mr Ducky - just beautiful :o)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Gorgeous - as usual!
Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Fab card, love the bright colours and great image!
Helen x

Dawn said...

Great image & a wonderful layout hon. Love those stars too x

Jacee said...

Lovely fun card Jules, love the bright colours, just love that little duck!
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Bright and lovely Jules! Yes, I know just what you mean about those alphabets - I have one hiding away somewhere too! xx

Whisper said...

Ooo you've reminded me, i must use this image more !!, fabby card hun, Luv Sam x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules - I love the fresh colours.

Juls said...

such a fun card!!! Hugs Juls