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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.


Friday, 27 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Well it's not a valentine card .. .. but it is "very pink" LOL!!!

Hope everyone has had a good day.

I nipped to see a friend quickly this morning as it is her birthday tomorrow and she is going away .. .. we sat and had a coffee in her conservatory and a good old chin wag (and I was wishing that the room belonged to me .. .. .. it would make a fabulous studio).  It was lovely for everywhere to be so bright and to be able to look out and see the gorgeous garden.

The weather whilst I was with her was like a summer's day.  But I leave her, drive the short journey home, get my sandwich and a drink and suddenly the day was as dark and miserable as you could imagine .. .. and it went downhill from there.  By teatime it was tipping it down with rain and it hasn't stopped since!!

What a mixed bag!!

So round now to my share of the day

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "M214" Bloom Swirl
Backing Papers:  GCD Studios "Soul Food"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Doily Lace
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Buttons and ribbon from the Stash Box

So that is me for today .. .. short and sweet .. .. have to run as my supper is ready!!

Hubby's lovely fish, chips, potato fritters and mushy peas!!!  I'm glad he likes cooking .. .. but I don't like the mess he leaves afterwards .. .. sigh!!

Never mind a girl can't have everything.

Have a good weekend everyone.



Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,love the image and fab backing

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Love it! Such a bright and cheery card after such a dreary afternoon weather wise. It is lovely to catch up with friends and I too envy your friend her conservatory!

Ahhh the 'what if's' of this world, still, dreams are good.

Kasey ~ in Oz

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is so pretty I love the papers and the stamp is perfect! Chanelle xxx

Carol said...

Very pretty Jules. You really don't want a conservatory - all your supplies fade in the sun! Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Wendy said...

Oh I do love your cards Jules, another stunner ...Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Cynthia said...

Ha ha!! Thanks for the funny stories today, Jules! You always put a smile on my face! =D Beautiful card too--love the bloom!

Beryl K said...

Great card, I love your papers
Beryl x

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous as always Jules. Am really loving those backing papers.
Denise xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And very lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, we've had snow - the sleety, mushy kind - this morning and blue sky and sunshine this afternoon ... there's no explaining British weather! Another beautiful card - love the stamp - and another of your fab bow. Your supper had me drooling - years ago, many years ago, when I was young my dad had a fish and chip shop in Edinburgh - he made the best chips and batter (to a secret recipe) ever and Tuesday was potato fritter night ... I loved Tuesday nights and so did our customers. I don't know why I wasn't a fat child :)) Thanks for the happy memory trigger. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

LOVE the hotpink with the buttons!

OWH we just had fish and chips yesterday actually, but storebought! nom nom nom

Marie-Louise said...

Love the pink - very pretty. A lovely card.

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Jules! what a sweet image and I love the sparkly bits! The papers are So delish and the buttons and bow are really pretty!! It's a real stunner!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Love Sue xx

Bernie said...

Oh how pretty! Love the papers and lovely ribbon! Also love that image.
Hugs & Blessings

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card, the printed kraft paper is lovely and I wish I could get a digi version, always easier to sneak a digi pad in than a real one lol. Oh got onto a waffle and forgot to say how lovely the card is lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the papers and ribbon and the image is fab too! x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really pretty, love the papers and the buttons look fabulous
Lindsay xx

Catherine said...

It may be pink but that is my favourite colour so that is perfect lol...... Gorgeous layout....

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Really pretty card Jules. Very girly! xxx

Roma said...

Hi Jules

Beautiful card ,love the papers the image the punch & the gorgeous colours you have used its lovely .

thank you for your lovely comment on my blog ,i hope my gran likes the card but her sight is not that good but she should feel all the layers x

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the vibrant pink and it's stunning with black. The image is gorgeous and I love the little big of sparkle.

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card! Love the all the pink and lovely ribbon and buttons. Luv & Hugs Trish x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very pretty in pink.janex

Anonymous said...

A beautiful pink creation Jules! Love the image and your mix of papers.
We had hail, rain and thunder yesterday!

rosie said...

gorgeous card x

Donna Mosley said...

So beautiful Jules, you always choose the most goegeous mix of papers hun and I love the image. Your bow is so scrummy and the black really makes it all pop. Oh! a conservatory to craft in would be so perfect would'nt it? BTW I ended up doing the bare minimum on the H*******K front, oh well there's always tomorrow... or the day after. Have a fab evening Jules.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jules, gorgeous papers and stamp they all co-ordinate beautifully.
I know what you mean about hubby's cooking, my hubby is a good cook as well, but the clearing up afterwards is always a challenge.

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the pink and the pretty bloom stamp... and hey I loved seeing your Valentine cards :) xx

Home sweet home said...

Beautiful card,gorgeous papers and I love the design.Hugs:):)

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the hot pink and black combo and gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

So many blog posts talking about food tonight and I'm hungry!!
Gorgeous card Jules and yes very pink but that makes it pretty and girly :)
We had gorgeous weather all day yesterday if that helps!!!
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules, gorgeous colours!
Helen x