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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, 20 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope you have had a lovely Saturday .. .. hubby is well pleased .. .. his football team won AGAIN!!!! 

That is now four wins on the trot .. .. WOW!!!

I have been busy with wedding work whilst hubby was out and about and have just finished up for the day with a card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week the theme is "Shabby Chic".

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3864F" Bohemian
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Backing Paper:  this was a piece of card from a stand at the NEC a year or so ago . ... you know one of those where you fill a huge plastic box for £5!!!
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Roses
Woodware Punch:  Inverted Corner
Gold Embossing Powder (embossed over black ink to try and make it look a bit rustic .. not sure I managed it though LOL!!)
Liquid Pearls
Pearls, flower and seam binding from the Stash Box

and that is it!!

Just time to clear away all the ribbons, feathers, card samples and bling off my dining room table now that the happy couple have left and then to the bath for a long bubbly soak and a glass of something good!! 

Have a lovely evening everyone.

See you tomorrow with my snippet makes and the register of all the lovely people who played along last week!!



Anne said...

Stunning Jules, so clean and fresh. Love it. Hugs x

Debs M said...

love this, that rose looks perfect x

Anonymous said...

Oh Jules, this is so beautiful!! xx

Anj said...

i am so loving your blue and pink combos lately - enjoy your glass of something good! x

Denise and Louise said...

This is so pretty and that butterfly is gorgeous. I love everything about it
Denise xx

Doreen said...

This s gorgeous Jules,love the butterfly.

Enjoy your soak and glass of something

Loopylou. said...

ooooh jules this is so pretty, the butterfly looks awesome!
hope you had a good soak hun!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules this is such a pretty card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lynne said...

Beautiful Jules. Love the gingham and the EF is fabulous.
Lynne xxx

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful Jules. Your card is stunning.I like the pastel colours.Great stamps used.Awesome.I loved your last few cards too. Your scarecrow one and the Teddy Bo cards are super.You've been a busy bee.

Liz, said...

Perfect card. And sounds like a perfect evening too,

liz x

Mags said...

I love your soft colours on this, very pretty! (Go, your Hubby's team! I'm guessing it isn't Hearts lol!)

luv, Mags x

Wishcraft said...

So pretty! Fab colours, love the butterfly and sentiment and all your lovely details :o) Lisa x

Kasey said...

Jules this is a very eye catching card. Not sure what it is that makes it so but when I saw it I just went wow!

You've added lots of fine touches and detail yet it all adds to rather than overpowers your card. It's lovely.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules, I love the layout, embossing and ribbon 'n' rose too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a very pretty card. I like the pink gingham & the blue, lively embossing & sentiment. I never really understood what "shabby chick" was, now I know.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

love this card, really impressive, I love the embossing and the heat Butterfly and sentiment with the flower, gorgeous papers. totally in love with it =D

Cynthia said...

Really love this one, Jules. It's so peaceful. I can almost see that butterfly move gracefully across the card.

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous Jules! Love your fab design xx Jenny xx

Bernie said...

This is lovely!! Love the soft colors, the flower and that amazing butterfly. Beautiful!
Blessings Bernie

kath said...

gorgeous card as always the soft colours....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

Dora said...

This is so pretty Jules, what an elegant card, really love the embossing and beautiful soft pink colour xxx

Di said...

It's beautiful Jules. Love everything and the butterfly looks set to fly right off the card! Love, Di xx

MARY B said...

What a beautiful card, Mary x

Beryl K said...

This is just beautiful Jules
Beryl x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Gorgeous card.

Hugs, Sandra

coops said...

wow this is beautiful jules.i love the gingham paper and butterfly and your colours are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous hugs ♥ pops ♥

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules gorgeous stunning card it....colours Fab....
hugs sylvie

Steph said...

Soooo pretty, Jules!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is lovely Jules! Perfect! Hugs, Lesley

EELS said...

Hi Jules, love your card and also your philosophy re the heart thingy, wish I'd thought of something like that to say on my blog!

Helen said...

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