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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.


Thursday, 12 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Today has turned out to be a lovely day weather wise.  I have my fingers crossed that tomorrow is going to turn out to be the same as one of my lovely brides will be getting married. 

I so want all brides to have lovely weather on their wedding day.

Today I set out to make a card to fit in with a little challenge that Lisa from Wishcraft has set herself called "Waste Not Wednesday".  This is where you create something using an image that you haven't used before .. .. one that has sat around un-inked or a digi that you haven't coloured.

Whilst making my creation I decided that it would actually fit into a couple of others too .. .. more about those later.

So, here is my creation for this evening:

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Valentine Henry"
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Valentine Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Hot off the Press "Cardmaker's Classic Creative Pack"
Crystal Stickles
Pearls, Ribbon and Cord from the Stash Box
Oh ... .. and a little bit of chalk for those little rosy cheeks LOL!!!

So that is my make .. .. .. ..  but then the old grey matter kicked in. 

I could remember Enfys starting up her own challenge called the "Going Buggy Challenge" where the theme is to use the colours Grey, White and Red .. .. or Black, White and Red.  Perfect, my little creation will fit the bill .. .. hopefully Henry's blue jeans don't disqualify me LOL!!!

Then to impress even more I could remember a little competition on the Digistamp Boutique blog when I purchased my images  .. .. so I am entering my little creation there too.

Anyway, waffle over.

Hopefully I will be able to get to your blogs soon.  Mr Blogger was being a little awkward with me this morning.  When I clicked to comment on some of your blogs all he would give me was a white screen!!!  I promise I am trying to get to you but things are not working as they should.  Is it just me or is anyone else having the same problem?

Hope you all have a good evening.

Catch you again tomorrow .. .. and a date for diary .. .. there is a Funky Hand blog hop starting at 9.00am on Saturday to mark two new releases from the lovely Anice.



Di said...

Fab card Jules - as always! I was immediately drawn to his blushing cheeks :)

I'm having trouble commenting on some blogs - the comment box isn't appearing but underneath each previous comment the word reply is appearing and I've managed to comment using that means. The Crafty Elf is having the same problems as you - let's hope it gets sorted out soon - and that the sun shines for your bride tomorrow :) Love, Di xx

Amanda said...

Lovely card Jules and using an unused digi as well. Love the idea of using old stash. Hugs, Amanda x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, isn't he so cute! Lovely colours you've chosen, especially the deep red. No prob with Blogger at my end, I use Firefox.
Sally x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jules, I'll keep my fingers crossed for your bride - it would be a shame if it rained. Another fabulous card and I do like the colour combination ... it's great. I have just had a thought that Valentine's must be your favourite celebration of the year ... all those opportunities to go mad with the hearts :) You're not the only one having this problem with comments and white screens ... I've been unable to leave comments at so many it's too bad. It's got to be Blogger - hope they sort it out soon. Elizabeth x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card, Jules! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Perfectly fabulous as always! xxx

Kietha said...

Absolutely stunning card, love it.

Kietha xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card with a really cute image. I have been having the same trouble commenting on some sites - just a white page. It has been mentioned on another blog so quite a few other people are having the same trouble.

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

fabby wee card there Jules, love the colours, great card for the boys K x

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card Jules and what a cute little guy. Love that bow!!
Apparently you are not alone with blogger problems - I have read that a couple of others are having exactly the same problem :0(
Denise xx

Anne said...

What a cutie Jules. Love the look you've achieved. Hugs x

Debs M said...

fabby card, i wondered how you did the cheeks!! A lot of people have said they are having problems accessing blogs x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules :o) Love this image, he's so cute. And your ribbons and bow look gorgeous too - I always make such a mess of bows but yours look perfect. Thanks for keeping me company on my little challenge hun! Lisa x

Cynthia said...

Henry is just adorable--love those rosy red cheeks!!! The ticket is pretty cool too!

Roma said...

what a gorgeous card ,love the image & sentiment x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card ....gorgeous image.....soooo nice ....i gone through all your cards on your blog ...and i have sooo many the same !!!!!!
hugs sylvie

Sue said...

Oh Wow! I love this Jules! The paper is gorgeous!! and the ribbons are perfect with it. Love the image and sentiment. It's lush and elegant - perfect card!
Hope you have a good Friday!
Hugs Sue xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules,

Yes it's me !!!!!

Fabulous cards, all brilliant.


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Another stunner, you have hit the mark with this card, I love the red and black stripy background, stylish, oh yeah, Gay xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cute image Jules and I love your ribbon treatment! No bloggy troubles this end... Vicky x

Enfys said...

Totally fab Jules. Thank you so much for joining in with my very first challenge
Big hugs
En xx


Awwww, this image is fabulous Jules. Love the black, red, grey colour combination - it's so classy.
Hope the sun shines on your Bride today - it's cold, but certainly bright and sunny here in West Yorkshire - a perfect winter's day.
Have a happy weekend - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Michaela said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules. One of those that put a smile on my face.
Michaela xx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love the fab image and your colour combo is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Another stunner Jules - love his rosy cheeks :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Great card Jules, fab image and great choice of papers!
Helen x

Jenny said...

ooo I've got some catching up to do :) Love this romantic little number, great colours and shading :)
Jenny x

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MaggieC said...

A great card there, Jules. Henry is such a happy soul, just what we need to cheer us up. xx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

Marie B. said...

OK, so let me tell ya what I love about this card...the glittery border around your square, the bow with the added thin red piece, and everything else too! :)

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, really like the ribbon & the hearts :)

MicheleV said...

Glad I found your site - I love your card! Love that you include a heart on each card...I'm off to look around some more !

Love to Doodle! said...

Wow - too stunning for words Jules - I love it...thanks for taking part in the DigiStamp Boutique Comp last month...Sally-Ann :o)