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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, 2 February 2012


Hi Everyone

Bright and early for me tonight .. .. with "bright" being the key word!!

Health and Safety Warning 

 this post contains bright images 
which may shock your visual awareness.

So, sun shades out. 

Place them over your eyes .. ..  

now I can share my share of the day in a safe and considerate manner .. .. 

This used:

Image:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  GCD " Soul Food" (are you sick of seeing this yet? LOL!!!)
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy and Frond
Flower:  Cuttlebug Flower Die
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

OK .. .. torture over .. .. time for you to go and lie down with a damp warm flannel over your eyes until they feel normal again LOL!!!

No claims for eye instability following exposure to such bright images will be considered due to the fact that you were warned before you looked!!

Have a good evening everyone.  Stay warm!!



Viv's Visuals said...

I risked one eye!!!!!!!!!!!
And now I want to eat melon! Cos it reminded me of melons - think it is the scrumptious colour scheme Jules - love it! x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules... this is fabulous, love the

Denise and Louise said...

Hi Jules,
Love this post - made me giggle - and love the card and all the bright colours!!! Great image and gorgeous papers.
Denise xx

Debs M said...

woo hoo love it!! x

Cynthia said...

Oh Jules, you crack me up!! This card is NOT too bright! I love the pops of orange and I think you've placed them in the perfect spots to allow the eye to move about the card in a natural manner. Well done. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lovely cheerful card Jules.
Sue x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Tee hee, love it, eyes smarting but I'm a brave girl, LOL!! Great card Jules,xxx

Vicky said...

I love it Jules....! love the image and the colours are fabulous too nice to see a bright, cheery card on this cold day :o)

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

Sue said...

Hi Jules
fabulous card, i luv bright colours, lovely colour combo, great design, sue,x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Love this fabulous card! A great image, fab layout and love the juicy colours too :)

p.s. my eyes are still ok! :D

Julie said...

FAb card, Jules!! Love the image and colour combo!! No sunnies required! Juliexx

susiestacey said...

Great card, love the colours and not too harsh on the old eyes x Susan x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Tee hee! I love the bright zingy colours. I was naughty and kept my glasses off!


Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, now this is a complete departure from your 'normal' style but I love it ... very retro too, reminds me of the sixties, my mod teenage years, happy days :) Love the image and the die-cut flower, they were made for each other. BTW, many thanks for latest comments, I never even thought about my nails when I took the photo ... the DH thinks I grow them too long at times :) Elizabeth x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Sometimes Jules, the word 'Nutter' comes to mind when I read your posts!

Love your sense of humour AND your bright card.

Check my blog in about 12 hours for that CASE I told you about.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Anesha said...

Beautiful, love the colours.

Michaela said...

Fantastic card Jules. It really brightness any dull day. The colours are really summery. Pleasure to look at at this time of the year.
Michaela xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the coordinated flowers.
Nikki x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Jules and its nice to see bright colours on your card!!

Pauline said...

Wow! I haven't seen these Pink Petticoat images being used for ages and they are just gorgeous. Love the bright and funky colour combo. Hugs, Pauline x

Dawn said...

You nutter!!!! lol. Lovely bright card with great spring colours. x

Anne said...

You make me laugh Jules!!! Lovely bright card to cheer us up on a very cold night. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Definitely a sunglasses card Jules, LOL! Fabulous though!
Helen x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, just been here for a while looking what I have missed this week. Great valentines card and love the ribbon tutorial. Even this bright one is great....a fun card. You certainly have been busy again.
Hugs Sally xxx

Carol said...

Bright and beautiful Jules. Carol x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card with hot colours of
Summer. I love it
Beryl x

Di said...

'Brilliant' Jules - love the way the flowers are echoed :) I made an orange and green card today as well - seems we're feeling the need for some bright and cheerful cards to herald Spring. Love it! Di xx

Jenny said...

OMG they were bright and totally zingy too...brilliant is the word for the card and colours!
I managed to see the heart through my squint too :0)....hehe
Jenny x

Sue said...

LOL! Oh you do make me chuckle Jules!! Not too bright for me though!! I love Bold colours!! Ooh I knew this image was gonna be PP - I love it!!! PP is a big addiction of mine!! Wow! I love those papers!! The orange details look gorgeous with them!! Love how you've made the flower to match one in image - It's a really stunning card and I love it!! :-))
Stay warm
Love Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, you do make laugh hun. :o) I love this gorgeous creation, the image is beautiful and ooh! those papers are very pretty. Fab heart detail too.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous sweetie, fabulous colours too, big happy hugs love Pops x x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, your not kidding its certainly a vibrant colour choice, but a stunning card all the same. hugs Shirleyxxx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Bright and cheerful.

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, with stunning gorgeous colours. Definately a shades card.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules!!!

great card hun matches the weather outside minus the temprature of course lol!

Em xxx

Dora said...

Awww this is so pretty and so fun Jules, I loooove it :D
Thank you also for your nice comment on my blog. Hugs xxx

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the fab image and your bright zingy colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful cards Jules love the colours and your gorgeous design, it looks terrific.Your post made me giggle, loved it.
Hugs Linda

Sally said...

A supa dupa bright & colourful creation Jules. Love the combo of colours & the image. The gingham ribbon is perfect.
Sally x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

gorgeous summery colours, I love that stamp!

Anonymous said...

Looked with BOTH eyes...I am brave like that! Great colours, the large flower looks good enough to eat! Bright cheery card, just what I needed to look at on this very snowy day!! xxx