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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, 7 January 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

Mine has been full of "happy couples" making decisions and choices on their wedding stationery .. .. it is so lovely to meet up with them and hear all their exciting plans. 

There was just time for a quick make in between appointments and here it is:

This used:

Image:  Stampendous!  "P107" Agapanthus Cluster
Sentiment:  Penny Black "Critter Party" Clear Stamp Set
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Distress Ink:  Bundled Sage
Woodware Circle Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Cord and buttons from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

If you are struggling to find the heart on today's card then just give me a shout LOL!!!

I cleared the dining room table of all things crafty today ahead of my first couple arriving only to find that there is still a Christmas table cloth gracing the table!!  As it is past twelfth night does that mean I have to leave it on all year now?   Oh I hope not!!

A table cloth with tiny holly leaves and berries looks lovely in December but will look a little strange come the spring LOL!!!

Have a great evening everyone.

Don't forget the ProMarker giveaway from Handy Hippo ends at midnight tomorrow.  If you want to try your luck then the post you need is here.



Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning the colours & your image is beautiful!!

Such a beautiful photo of you hun..its nice to put a face to your name!!
hugs and xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loved your two cute animal cards, Jules, but I have to say that this one is a real gem and another I might like to CASE! Hugs, Lesley

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is just gorgeous Jules. xxx

Debs M said...

ooh love this, great colour combo and so stylish x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Jules!
Enjoy the weekend.
Hugs, Clare x

Loopylou. said...

oh jules this is just beautiful hun.
The greens look gorgeous and i love the way you paper pieced the coloured circles onto the stamp, that is just super wow pretty.
yey on the good wedding invite meeting too!
huge hugs lou xxxxx

Home sweet home said...

Gorgeous card, love the design and the colours are fab.
Wonderful work!!

angelwhispers said...

What a beautiful card Jules just love the image its just so elegant and the colours you have used are perfect!! Hope you had a great day Love Chanelle xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card - like your treatment of the stamped image and that's one of my favourite shades of green. Elizabeth x

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Jules, love the image and the neutral colours are perfect :)
I took my trimmings down the other day and found a star that I'd attached to the stairs! I'm leaving it up all year now, I did hear somewhere that leaving just one crimbo trimming up all year was good luck!! Hmmmm, we'll see :D

Cynthia said...

LOVE the colors! And I love how you did the little circles. Really beautiful card.

Marie-Louise said...

I found it - I found the heart. I was determined I wasn't giving up until I found it.LOL By the way its a beautiful card. I love that stamp and great papers.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, so stylish Jules! Love this very much!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Jules, love it! Struggled to find the heart though, LOL!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Love this gorgeous creation Jules, the stamp & colours are scrummy. Really enjoyed reading about you in Quick Cards, way to go girl.

donna x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, another great colour combo, love it! A really elegant stamp as well.
Sally x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Jules, and in my favourite colour. I love this stamp too
Beryl x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is stunning what a great card. LOL at the hearts and not finding them. (Shell told me about the other time when she couldn't see them!!!)
Love Hazelxox

Fleur said...

A stunning card Jules
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

fabulous card Jules love your stamping and the soft inking round the edges K x

Wendy said...

Stunning card Jules, beautiful image and love the colour combo.
Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the colour and all your

Carol said...

Love how you've used the image on this Jules, fab card. Carol x

Craftilicious said...

Fabulous card - that is one of my all time favourite stamps. I love the circular highlights you've used.
Got the mag today - it's a brilliant article - so pleased for you.
Tara x

Shirley-anne said...

Hello Jules
Love the papers ..I spotted a heart or two, LOL .

Love the flower image and the " highlites"

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love this stamp and the colour is lush!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Di said...

Fabby card Jules! I did have to look for the heart for a while (wink). And, thanks to you I almost got run over outside Sainsburys yesterday. Bought my copy of QCME and couldn't wait to see the article so ripped the cello bag open and raced to page 62 in the middle of the car park :)) Di xx

Anonymous said...

lol you tease jules, I was totally like hmm where is the heart? after you said that then realised the background paper! lol!!!

Love the green and black! awesome colours!

Anne said...

Oh Jules, this is stunning. Love how you've popped the image. Hugs x

Juls said...

gorgeously elegant!!! Hugs Juls

coops said...

so beautiful jules.the colours are stunning and i love the elegant stamp :D

xx coops xx

Anesha said...

Stunning card, love the design and the colours. Have a great day. Hugs anesha

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your sage and black colour scheme Jules. I'm not sure when 12th night is even... my decorations come down in time for a fresh new start on new years day! Vicky x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Jules
Happy New ,I'm back with a new blog.
Been popping into to yours often.
Saw you in the craft mag, excellent. janeps super floral card.

Michaela said...

An absolute stunner of a card Jules. Work of art! Michaela xx

Jackie said...

The heart is so difficult to find on this card!! Lovely card, lovely layout. xx

Kietha said...

Amazing card. I wish that I could call a card like that a quick make it would take me all day lol

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL I found about a million hearts :p
Fab card hun, love the colour its gorgeous!
Hugs Shell xx

Abi said...

Hu Jules,

Well I don't know what to say, I really love this card & feel like I could get lost in it lol! Does that sound really silly?! You don't have to answer that!

Congratulations on the QCME publication, how fantastic!!! Well deserved xx

Faye said...

Oh, oh, OH! Sigh. I am LOVING this card, it's so elegant and stylish. And I can see a few hearts...! ;) xxx

MagsB said...

Another verrry elegant card! The circles look fantastic!

love Mags B x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Wow a fabulous and stunning card, with such gorgeous colours. I love how you have highlighted the flower heads.


Laura said...

This is gorgeous jules, love the colours x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwwww Jules this is one awesome creation, the colours you have used are gorgeous and I so love that beautiful image, top notch card.
Lorraine x