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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.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Crikey heck folks .. .. how wet and windy has today been?

The pictures on the news at lunchtime were making awful watching.  I hope that you are all safe and warm with all your house and garden contents in tact!!

The weather here has given us lots of rain as opposed to strong wind so that is something to be grateful for I suppose .. .. note to self .. .. go and check the water butts down the garden .. .. they must be full to overflowing by now!!!!  Eeekkk!!!

Anyway, round to my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley "ST145" Pom Pom
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique (beware there is 30% off everything until the 7th Jan)
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio "Lilac Mist"
Woodware Punches:  Inverted Corner and Daisies
Leone Em Pty Punch:  Ash Branch
Glamour Dust
Crystal Stickles
Pinking Shears

All the Christmas decorations are put away and the tree has been stripped and is waiting to be dismantled into the various numbered carrier bags the branches are put into prior to being squashed into the box.

Christmas really has gone now :-(

Never mind .. .. I liked everyone's positive attitute yesterday in trying to cheer me up.  I can just look forward to next Christmas (and it is a day nearer now LOL!!). 

The last couple of days has seen lots of people walking and running past our house.  Clearly new year resolutions being put into action.  I haven't seen anyone today though so they didn't last long did they .. . that or the weather put everyone off!!

Have a good evening everyone and if you are here to find the ProMarker give away then you need to click here.  Still plenty of time to enter. Good luck everyone.



Juls said...

this is so sweet!!! Love the delicate little flowers! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

Ooh this is quite different than your norm. still gorgeous though

Catherine said...

Gorgeous pink and girly card....

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, oh, the dreadful weather - we had quite a bit of clearing up to do but fortunately, the damage was not as bad for us as it has been for other poor folks just a few miles north. Pretty card and I've just noticed the inverted corner punch, a useful wee tool to have. Off to peak at digistamp boutique though I'm not buying anything else for a month at least ;) Elizabeth x

Elizabeth said...

PS: only found the heart after getting a magnifying glass out :))

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous ♥ ♥ Pops x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, love this pretty creation; just perfect for a little girl.

Weather here is awful and I must admit the wind scares me. Dave's working until 8 o'clock and I'm going to pick him up as I can't bear the thought of him waiting for the buses. xx

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules,

Yes its definitely been a brussell sprout sort of day down here on the south coast too! Very windy!

I had to go back and look at that beautiful paper you made, I reckon you could sell that! Id be first in the queue!

Beautiful pretty card today and paper thats almost as lovely as your own! I was very naughty at Digi Stamp too but its always good to get a bargain or three!

Keryn x

Anesha said...

Great card. It has been very windy here, gave me a good excuse to have a clear out. Hope you feel more positive soon. :)

Debs said...

Super pretty card Jules - love the LOTV image and the lush lilac colours :o)
Wind and rain all day here too :o(
John away this evening and flying to Edinburgh tomorrow - subject to weather though!!!
Good to hear you are looking on the bright side that Christmas is another day closer lol!!!!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Anj said...

gorgeous card ..... sneaky heart tho! :) x

Debs M said...

gorgeous, love the pastel colours x

Debbie said...

Evening Jules, love the colours you've used on your card.Really pretty. Lush papers too.You've made some beautiful cards lately.No surprise there. Love Debbie x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! Lovely papers and adorable image.

I am in the process of taking my decs down ... not so much fun taking them down and I keep getting distracted. Think I might leave the rest and finish it tomorrow.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Lisa x

Beth said...

We've had the wind and the rain today - I've not dared leave the house, just to be safe - and make cards! ;-) I'm in a total grumps about Christmas being over and refuse to take the tree down any earlier than the 6th! Hee hee!
This is a fabulous card, I love the pretty colour scheme!

Love Beth xx

Anne said...

A real beauty Jules. Such pretty fresh colours and a cheeky little image! Gale force in East of Scotland this morning but calmed down to a strong wind around lunchtime, thank goodness. All Christmas stuff packed away here too. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Jules! We have not blown away quite yet but my cat is not liking this wind at all!
Helen x

Nikbee said...

A very pretty card. I love the colours.
Nikki x

Cynthia said...

Awwww...she's so CUTE!! I love your daisies too--perfect touch! Wonderful coloring skills you have, Jules. That just amazes me every time! :-)

Michaela said...

Hi Jules
Such a beautiful card. Great for cheering us up in this horrible weather! Also do not be sad the Christmas will be here before you know it.
Michaela xx

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card Jules, she's gorgeous... must ink her up again, love the colours too.
Wendy xx

Di said...

Beautiful and one of my favourite images...and I found the heart after a close squint :) Christmas is hanging on here by its toenails - only just though! Love, Di xx

Em's Craft Corner said...

Aww, such a cute card. I love the way you've glittered her dress and wings and the papers are lovely.

Emma xx

Vicky said...

Really pretty this wee image and gorgeous soft colours too hun :o)

Ooh the weather has been very naughty today...hope it improve soon...!

have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Lynne said...

Hi Jules, sorry I haven`t been around for a while. Your card is gorgeous. It`s lovely to see some pretty springlike colours after all the christmas colours.
Oh the was horrendous here this morning. Five minutes after setting off to walk to work the heavens opened. I`ve never seen rain like it and coupled with the wind I thought I`d drown lol. My coat is still drying out.
All the best for 2012, I hope it`s a good one.
Lynne xxx

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is sooooo pretty Jules, a lovely image, gorgeous soft colours and I love the sweet flowers too :)
I couldn't believe the sound of the weather when the alarm went off at 6.30 this morning! Me did NOT want to get out of bed! :D

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so pretty, love the colours and the image is adorable
Lindsay xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful soft colours and a gorgeous image, a delightful card,

Jenny said...

Oh my did the wind howl today...we need a couple of new windows, the blinds were swinging about like the window was open!!!
Super cute card Jules, such pretty backing papers :) My new year resolution is to not make any, then I can't break them! Lol
Jenny x

Marie-Louise said...

I love this image and this card is just beautiful.

Sally H said...

A beautiful card, Jules. It certainly was wet and windy today. The patio furniture needed to be fetched from down the garden and the poor robin looked like it was on a roller coaster on the bird feeders!

Carol said...

Love this Jules it's so feminine. Got the bed made but managed to put my back out taking the washing out of the machine so now I'm moving rather gingerly! Carol x

Amanda said...

Jules, such a lovely pretty card, the soft colours and dreamy image really make this one stand out. Don't tell anyone but I love christmas so much that I have been buying gifts and wrapping paper for next year already lol. hugs, Amanda x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

I LOVE all of your cards but this has to be my all time favourite, the colours are fab, design wonderful and what a cute image.


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous card . .. LOVE this LOTV image. Will have to dig her out again now! xxx

coops said...

beautiful card jules.your papers are colours are so pretty and i love the sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, this is a very pretty card & you've used some lovely pastel papers. LOTV images are gorgeous & you've coloured this one beautifully. The glitter on her wings & dress is perfect. Lots of rain & v.windy here yesterday too but it's been replaced with a bright, calm day today
Sally x

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules - one of my favourite LOTV images. Gorgeous papers too.
Denise xx

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW!!! Anyone who knows me, knows I ADORE purple/lilac, so this card is right up my street! Beautiful!! xx

jules said...

oh gorgeous girly card just what i love!!

Sandie said...

Such a pretty and dainty card,the image is adorable.

Sandie :D

Anonymous said...

its been windy here too, how funny!

I just LOVE this card, perfection! That gorgeous lil fairy girl is the bee's knee's!!!