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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.


Thursday, 19 May 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope everyone has seen the sunshine today.  It isn't mega warm sunshine here but it is lovely to see.

I think we are nearly in the realms of needing to hope for rain during the night and sunshine in the day as our local radio is already talking of water shortages!!!  Aparently it needs to rain solid for two months if the water stocks are going to reach the necessary levels.  Eeekkk!!!  That is an awful lot of rain!!

Anyway, enough of the nasty talk and round to my card. 

Today's share is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme this week is "Clean and Simple".

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3295K" Rose Heart
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dots
Koh-I-Noor Pencils blended with Sansodor Oil
Ribbon and pearls from the stash box

Mmmm... a clean and simple card and a quick one to post about too.  Can't be bad!! 

Hope you all have a great evening.  I am in the midst of Father's Day cards so am off back into male card mode now after sneaking in this pretty one!!

Thank you for calling by and for all your lovely comments.  I do appreciate them.



Lynne said...

Gorgeous CAS card Jules. Love the PB stamp.
Lynne xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

No problem finding the heart today Jules! Beautiful CAS card.
I need to give the garden a good soak today. I quite enjoy trudging back and forth with my watering can, I find it very relaxing!
Hugs, Clare x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, I'm with you there, rain by all means at night, my garden's so thirsty it's gone all limp!!!
Gorgeous heart on your card, lovely and CAS, have fun:0) xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, very CAS and very elegant! Gorgeous! xx

Anonymous said...

This is really pretty, love the stamp and fab layout!
Helen x

Jennifer said...

Very pretty Jules....simply gorgeous xx Jenny xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, this is so pretty and elegant. Love the gorgeous image and design. Fab embossing and sparkles. It hasn't been too smart here today, hoping for some lovely sunshine over the weekend, fingers crossed. :o)

Donna x

Nikbee said...

A really pretty card. I love the image.
Nikki x

Juls said...

stunningly beautiful and elegant!!! Love the pink and white together!!! Not hard to miss the heart this time!!! Hugs Juls

Sally H said...

Oh wow,Jules! That's absolutely gorgeous!

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

CAS also means chic and stunning. Subtle and elegant; this is oh so lovely!

Enjoy your evening!

Doreen said...

Love the pink and black of this one, just beautiful

pinky said...

Perfect little card, love your image and soft pink ribbons. Go Jimbo!! Wasn't he brilliant last night:)

Liz, said...

This is stunning. Love that PB stamp. Thanks for joining in this week at Penny Black,

Liz x

Alison said...

This is really beautiful! (can't seem to get CAS myself)
Hugs, Alison x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous Jules, a very elegant card

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutley gorgeous, perfect in every way, big hugs love Pops x x x

lisa said...

We've had lovely sunshine today too, Jules, although like you say it's still a tad chilly. I think we've been spoilt don't you.
Your card is gorgeous, love the heart stamp and the way you've used the double ribbon. It's really classy.
Hugs Lisax

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful card! Pink and black is such a lovely combination. And I love that stamp!

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a smashing card & worthy of a challenge win, I hope. There's me looking for your trademark heart & it's staring me right in the face! doh!!!!!
Sally x

coops said...

stunning card jules.gorgeous soft colours and the image is beautiful.i love your casd design, so stylish.:D
2 months of rain, cor blimey i hope not :S

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Totally beautiful Jules, love the pink and black and white! Great combo, gorgeous image too for sure!

You did beautifully with it!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is beautiful, Jules!!! Hugs, Lesley

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

YAY . . . I spotted the heart! LOL! Gorgeous Jules.
Hugs, Sandra x

kath said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous jules and don't be doing any rain dances...please.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous, beautiful card.

Jacee said...

Love this one Jules, a real stunner, it's so pretty, just my colour LOL Gorgeous!!
Hugs Jacee

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules that is gorgeous, simple design but so beautiful. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - really elegant!
Thanks for joining us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Jules love that image and the colour so much it looks both classy and elegant.
Lorraine x