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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, 28 January 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a good Saturday.

Mine has flown by far too quickly as I am sure yours will have done too.

My share today combines to challenges:

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge   (Theme = Floral Frenzy)

along with

Sketch Saturday (Follow the Sketch)

I decided a good sketch and being told what theme to work to would make for a quick card LOL!! Lazy, lazy me!!!

Anyway this is the finished result:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3865K" Gossamer
Sentiment:  Papermainia Clear Stamps "Relations"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "Rose Garden"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Classic Square
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Diamond Stickles
Beads attached with Glossy Accents

and here is the sketch that I worked to:

and that is me for today.

Have a great evening everyone .. .. see you in the Di's snippet playground tomorrow.



Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful colours on this card hun and such a beautiful design :) ♥ Pops x x x

Dora said...

Awww this is adorable Jules, so elegant, I love the paper piecing, fabulous stitching and the pretty little beads in the centre :) xx

Sue said...

Hi Jules
a very pretty card, lovely colour combo, fab paper piecing, great stitching, lovely design, sue,x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous work Jules... and I love the placement of the heart! Jo x

Catherine said...

Great card and I love the way you have used stitching as the lines down the side...

Cynthia said...

Great job on the sketch! I love those colors and the flowers are just beautiful!!

Home sweet home said...

This is a gorgeous card,I LOVE the colours and the design is fabulous.Wonderful work.
Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog,wish you a wonderful evening.:):)

Roma said...

Aww Jules ! this is such a pretty card ,i love the stamp and those gorgeous papers,i also love how you have used the paper to add to the flowers & the heart its gorgeous x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,love the image and what a fabulous

Vicky said...

Fabulous Jules...great image and sketch hun...and I hope you have a super evening too...Oooh it's so cold Brrrrrr....hugs Vicky xx

Liz, said...

And beautiful it is too,

liz x

Di said...

Totally beeeeautiful as always!! Don't those colours work well together and I just love the delicate result. One day, could you perleeease post a reject to make us feel better :) Then again, your rejects would probably be our pride and joys so let's just forget that idea huh?!

Snippets roll call all done ready for the morning - bar any who sneak in during the night, snort, snort!

Love and hugs Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card - as usual I am totally in awe of your stitching ability and so clever to interpret the three perpendicular lines on the sketch with zig-zag stitching. Love the flower stamp too. Elizabeth x

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Jules.
oh i love this card hun, its so delicate and loving, you did an awesome job with the sketch!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely stunning Jules, I love it all!! xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous colour palette Jules, great card. Carol x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - beautiful card, love it and the beads look fantastic, l did that on a few cards last year trying to use up some beads and loved the effect. Enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, that's another lovely card. l love the stitching, you must be a dab hand with a sewing machine. l am having a really negative day with my card, it's just not coming together. Hubby says l should walk away and leave it, try again tomorrow-maybe he's right!

Have a lovely evening, there's snow on the way here tomorrow according to tinter-web xxxxx

Debs M said...

this is lovely, i wish i had more patience with the sewing machine!! x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the pink and grey. The backing paper especially the pink one is lovely.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love this Jules! Gorgeous papers! xx

Anonymous said...

oh Jules this is beautiful!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the papers and the stitching is a great added detail.
Nikki x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card the papers...
Hugs sylvie

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules!! Those papers are beautiful together! I love the paper piecing - looks fab. And the little pearls are so pretty!
Ah! I have started to always look for the heart now when I visit your blog! It looks so sweet!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Beryl K said...

Great card Jules, love your stitching
Beryl x

Anne said...

Delicious! Love the paper and the image too. Hugs x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love it hun, papers are fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Michaela said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Loving the colour scheme and every little touch.
Michaela xx

Anonymous said...

Great sketch Jules, love this card! perfect papers!

Jenny said...

Beautiful papers Jules and love the diamond frame :)
I like sketches too...not always easy to follow though!
Jenny x

Jackie said...

Gorgeous, I love those subtle colours, another great card Jules!


PS Had a wonderful evening with all the family.

Missmizog said...

Good morning
I have just found your blog. What an inspiration you are, your cards are all amazing.

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Jules, hoping to have a play with this sketch myself today. Sue x

Sally H said...

stunning card, Jules! Love the papers and your paper piecing is as perfect as ever x

Laura said...

Lovely card Jules, I love the papers, they are stunning!
A great creation as always.
Laura xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card I really love it hugs me xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.your colours and details are really pretty and i love the beautiful flowers :D

xx coops xx

Violets Corner said...

This is beautiful Jules! Fabulous papers, colours and stitching with a pretty image.

Have been admiring your latest projects, they're gorgeous sweetie, nobody can grow tired of your cards sweetie!

Have a fab Sunday!


Irene said...

A fabulous, fabulous card Jules. I love the colours and wow those backig papers are great. The little heart attached to the sentiment is brilliant.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I tried to emulate you recently paperpiecing a very similar floral image and it turned out pants! I am always in awe of how beautifully your oh so many cards looks! Fab stitching too! Hugs, Lesley

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules,

I love your card! Bit spooky though as Ive got the same sketch sat in front of me to make a card with, will set that aside for another now! Will play later this week instead!

I love the delicate colours of the papers and it wouldnt have been half as interesting if you'd not paper pieced it - its beautiful Jules!

Keryn x

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and such pretty feminine papers! Chanelle xxxx

Bernie said...

Oh Jules this is Beautiful! I love the piecing and the image. Those papers are gorgeous and you know I'm crazy for your flowers.
Hugs & Blessings

Stella said...

Another masterpiece; this is beautiful. I love love love the papers and your flower is a wonderful focal point. Love it!(in case you were wondering :)...)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules,great paper piecing and lovely colours!
Helen x

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the way you interpreted the sketch and used the stitching for the 3 lines! Wonderful job! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday

and Good luck! :D

Hugz & TFS,
xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful creation Jules. Love the image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed card Jules, those papers and the stitching look wonderful so do the flowers with the pearls, gorgeous card.
Lorraine x

kath said...

gorgeous card the colour combo...beautiful floral frenzy...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday hugs kath xxx

Denise and Louise said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Love the pretty colour combo and paper pieced flowers.
Denise xx

Beth said...

Soooo gorgeous Jules! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx