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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.


Saturday, 21 May 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a lovely Saturday and the weather has been beautiful. 

I am particularly hoping it has been warm and sunny for my lovely blog buddy Lesley as her daughter was getting married today.  I really do hope it has been a beautiful and magical day.  I am sure it will be perfect though whatever the weather after all the planning and hard work that has gone into arranging everything.

But no weddings for me today :-(

We gardened, bathed, ate, did a bit of food shopping and now home to post a card here and then we are meeting up with friends for a Chinese.  I think I will sleep tonight!!

Here is my share for today (yet "another" Father's Day card!!)

This used:

Image:  Funstamps "FQ24" Racing Ted
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
ProMarkers and a White Gel Pen

OK - time to get ready to see our friends.

I will catch you again tomorrow with my snippet makes. 



Doreen said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, you have coloured the image beautifully.

Enjoy your chinese

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is so sweet Jules, adorable little bear in his cute car and I love the layout too!
Enjoy your evening :)

angelwhispers said...

Wow Jules this is just super and the crackled background is just amazing looks just perfect with the image!! Love Chanelle xxx

Jacee said...

Thats a really cute image Jules, just the ticket for a mans card. Enjoy your chinese meal!
Hugs Jacee

Lynda said...

Wonderful card Jules and I just love this image - I've used it loads of times - it's my emergency 'man' card stamp. Couldn't do without it! Love the crackle background too.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Jules, hope you have a lovely chinese. I'm looking forward to chinese for tea tomorrow!! Sue x

Dawn said...

Aww so cute Jules, love the soft manly colours. Hope your Chinese was good. x

Kaz said...

Wow that backing papers is gorgeous! The blue/brown one almost looks like fabric especially with your stitching. Must look out for some :0)
Love the image, so perfect for male cards.
Kaz xx

CraftyC said...

Fabulous card Jules and I love the DP

louise said...

Smashing card Jules and love those backing papers.
Louise xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, what a great colour combo & a really super image for a fathers day card. It's beautifully coloured as well. I've bought one pack of white linen cardstock from Papermill online but I really begrudge the p & p. I used to like visiting the shop & choosing from all the different colours that they'd have. Enjoy your chinese.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

gorgeous Fathers Day card, I adore that image!

Awesome papers, you do male cards so well!!!

Vicky said...

Oh Jules he is so cute hun!..fab image and I love your layout too...just perfect!

hope you had a lovely evening...I had a very busy day too and I slept very well last night lol...

have a lovely day...hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

fantastic card jules.gorgeous image and colours and i love the crackled paper background, its stunning and looks like you have painted it ;D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love the cute image,the crakle glaze background looks amazing,is it papers or hand done? janex

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great Father's Day card Jules. Love that wood background.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, love the backing papers and great image!
Helen x

Lynne said...

Great card for Fathers day. The crackled distressed background is wonderful and the image is coloured beautifully. Lynne xx

Di said...

Once again Jules, i swear you have more hours in your day than the rest of us. So many cards have been made since last week and all that gardening. Time management never has been one of my good points though! I love this card. The simple layout works so well with the backing paper and the image. xx

Debs M said...

gorgeous x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning work, i love the corner :0) big hugs pops x

Stella said...

Cute, sweet and gorgeous; as usual!
Love and hugs,

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! what a cutieJules. Love the adorable image and fab papers. Great background, it really makes the rest stand out.

Donna x

Alison said...

I love the tones of that stripe backing paper and that image is fab. Gorgeous card Jules!
Hugs, Alison x

Dora said...

awww wow what a sweetie this is Jules, love the stamp and fantastic backing papers xxx

Juls said...

just gorgeous!! Loving the distressed background! Hugs Juls