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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, 4 February 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

Have you got any snow?

Ours started around 1.00pm and we now have quite a covering.  Wonder if hubby's football match will be postponed tomorrow?!?!?!

My share today is to keep my lovely blog buddy Lisa company in her personal challenge .. .. Waste Not Wednesdays.  The idea is to print out and colour, or ink up and use, images that we haven't used before.  Well my image today is part of a set from Digistamp Boutique and I decided it was time it got to see the light of day.  Though to be fair I haven't had it that long.

I was also going to enter it into the St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge where this month the theme is "Love and Lace"  .. .. but of course with a theme like that it would have helped if I had added some lace instead of the ribbon .. .. doh!!!

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Doodle Wedding Snap"
Image:  Inkadinkado "G3196" (used with Brilliance Ink Pad to stamp the frame)
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Paper:  Raspberry Road
Brilliance Pearlescent Beige Ink Pad
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, flower and pearls from the Stash Box

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the flower I showed on my post yesterday.

Quite a few of you asked where the pattern had come from .. .. .. well this is the book

I think my lovely Sis bought it from the NEC on one of our visits.  She nearly always comes away with a book or two!!

The flowers in the book are actually made using wool .. .. but they would be far too bulky for me .. .. so I just used a smaller crochet hook and some embroidery thread.  (I have loads of the stuff left hanging about from those cross stitch days!!).

I have had a look on the internet and the book is readily available .. .. but of course there are also lots of free patterns on the tinternet too.  Oh dear ... why do I need to sleep?  So many things I want to try and so little time!!

Have a good evening everyone .. .. I hope the snow doesn't cause too many problems.

See you tomorrow.

Take care



Gillian said...

Beautiful card Jules. Have loved all your cards lately but not had time to look. Hope you are keeping well.

Kerry said...

Hi Jules

Sweet image and looking at your book takes me back to my cross stitch days. I still love to do it every now and again!

Love Kerry xxx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card Jules, great image and loving that bow! We have lots of snow here too!
Helen x

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Jules,a great image and superb

Sue said...

Hi Jules
aww adorable card, cute image, pretty embelies & paper,sue.xx

Elizabeth said...

Great idea, I've got loads of digi stamps that have never seen the light of day, oh, and not a few clear and rubber stamps tucked away still not seen an ink pad ... I keep saying I must do something with them, but that's as far as it gets. Love your stamp, young and fresh looking and that ribbon is scrumptious, so never mind the lace. I had a feeling that was the book you were using, it's been on my Amazon wishlist for some considerable time :) I thought that even with my arthritic thumbs, I could chance crocheting a wee flower or two! I can't believe that we have no snow and yet the rest of the country seems getting the white stuff. Hope hubby still gets his game tomorrow. Stay wrapped up and warm. Elizabeth x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww this is a lovely card for the St Luke's challenge.

Thank you for giving details of the book you used for your crochet flower. It's on my wish list! xxx

Debs said...

Super cute Jules.
Love the lush bow.
Your crocheted flower was stunning yesterday.
It was lovely to hear from you on my blog - thanks for popping by.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Loopylou. said...

oh thats gorgeous jules, I love the big ribbon with the roses in, it looks so pretty.
Bit of snow here too so somthing tells me football might be off for ryan tomorrow!!! lol!!! mo says they can play snowballs instead of a match!!
huge hugs Lou xx

lisa said...

Your crochet flower is absolutely gorgeous, Jules. That's one thing I never learnt how to do!!
Our snow stated at 12.37pm precisely!!!!We were having a bet on what time it arrived. I lost with 3.03pm!! We could seeing it coming down the valley before it actually arrived which was weird, but we've got a good covering now and it's still going.
Your Wedding card is so pretty.
Stay warm and enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs Lisax

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jules anmd love the ribbon such a cute image for a wedding too.
Love the flower from yesterday,
Hugs Linda

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
It started snowing here at about 6pm-ish and Archie just loves it! :D
This card is so gorgeous, the couple are just adorable and I LOVE that paper, oh and lush ribbon too! :)

mags said...

Super card. Love the image and your gorgeous bow. Thanks for sharing the info about the book. Will have to check it out.

Anne said...

Adorable card Jules. No snow here ... yet! Hugs x

Jenny said...

You are good keeping Lisa company, I could do the same with the amount of stamps I have!!!
That digi image is so cute, fantastic wedding card.
Snow started here about half five and still snowing now...... Can't wait to see how much we get, needs to go tomorrow though :0)
Jenny x

Nikbee said...

A really pretty card. I love the fun image.
Nikki x

Catherine said...

Really pretty and I love that image...

Allison said...

such a cute card Jules- have a great rest of the weekend- no snow here yet but very cold and expecting some tomorrow

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, another gorgeous card and a great challenge idea to use up unused stamps - l still have quite a lot to go at x Susan x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Jules
Beryl x

Liz, said...

Gorgeous card, no snow here, it's unusual for us to miss out!

Liz x

Roma said...

We just have frost at the moment surprised we dont have snow yet tho,dont think its too far away .

Your card is gorgeous beautiful papers & i love the gorgeous image x

Donna Mosley said...

Yep! we have loadsa the white stuff here Jules. Love this stunning creation hun, the image and papers are gorgeous. The sentiment looks so lovely on the dp. Perfect bow too. :o)

Donna x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Jules, fab image and love that bow with the rose though and pretty papers too.
Wendy xx

coldwaters2 said...

This is gorgeous Jules love that cute image and what a gorgeous ribbon and bow, love it.
Lorraine x

Di said...

Sorry I've been a bit tied up Jules - just catching up on commenting now that the roll call is done and posted :) I love this card, pink always does it for me and the image is so cute. Love, Di xx

vickisunshine said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such a cute image and I love that gorgeous bow.
Vicki x

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love your pretty paper and colours and the image is really sweet :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the image so

Craft Owl said...

Hi, you have a new follower - super card {heart} x

Sally said...

Such a sweet image Jules & I love that chunky bow! Fab papers too. No snow here now, it all came & went in a couple of hours.
Sally x

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Jules, with a stunning bow, pretty papers and adorable image.

Wishcraft said...

Ooh this is lovely Jules! Fab image, gorgeous bow and the papers are so pretty... wish you'd stop adding to my paper wishlist lol! Thanks for keeping me company on my little challenge hun :o) Lisa x

Sue said...

Wow! this is beautiful Jules! What a gorgeous image and paper! and I love how you've done the sentiment on the paper - I might have to have a go at that - it looks fab!
The Crochet flower book looks amazing!! You know when I did my flower, I used wool and yes it was very bulky and quite ugly!! LOL - I never thought to use embroidery silk. I have tons too!! I used to do a lot of cross stitch years ago. What a fab tip - thanks so much for sharing!!
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Love Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules! As a Digistamp Boutique fanatic I'm surprised that I've never seen that image before.

I wish I didn't need to sleep either - so much I want to try!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous sweetie, fabulous colours too, and a perfect bow big hugs love Pops x

Dora said...

This is adorable Jules, what a sweet image ... just so cute and you made it so elegant at the same time, love it ... and yes why do we have to go to sleep .. and work as well :(

Sandy said...

Love the cutesy bride and groom and love the fab ribbon - gorgeous card and thanks for sharing the book too. I looked also on the net for free patterns and found one just like your flower so will have to find a crochet hook and try it out.

Anonymous said...

OH I can't wait to see what you make with that book, twine and such would be great to use with that too right!?