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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.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

YOU KNOW WHAT COMES NEXT!!!

Hi Everyone

Well we have had Valentine's Day .. .. the day has come and gone (but hopefully if you received any flowers they are still going strong) .. .. so what comes next?

Yep!!  Mothering Sunday!!!  

So my makes are now turning in this direction.  Not that I have a lot of Mum's .. .. but I do know a lot of people who will be wanting cards.  So prepare for Mother's Day overload over the next few days/weeks.

Here is today's .. ..




This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2409K" Letter and Daisy
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I am ashamed to say that this stamp often gets overlooked when I rummage through my Penny Black drawer.  I don't know why.  I think it is perhaps because I don't like the picture that has been put onto the block as an example added to the fact that when I bought it years ago every time I used it the results were rubbish


but now I have actually used it and am happy with the results I think it will be being inked up a bit more often.

OK .. that is me.  Off to tidy up before Hubby lands home.

I have had a few deliveries today ready for some wedding orders and there are empty boxes, supplies and those foam cheesy wotsits all over the place!!

Oh .. .. by the way .. .. a few of you fell in love with the football kraft card I used yesterday.  It didn't have any manufacturer's name on it but I did buy it from here  .. .. but don't blame me if you spend your pennies on any of the other goodies too!!!

Have a good evening.

Love


47 comments:

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is just so perfect for that special Mum! A divine image and such beautiful papers! Chanelle xxx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the backign papers you used. Have a lovely day.

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

I think this stamp is lovely and ideal for Mothers Day cards.

I know what you mean about the printed image because I have alot of stamps that I don't use or pick up as often just because of the covering image on the block! I can't see beyond it.

Maybe we should think of the old saying - Don't just a book by its cover, LOL.

Love Kerry xxx

Doreen said...

I love this jules,love the colours of the image and papers!!!!Just beautiful.xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hi Always! You must now use it more often because it's lovely - as is your card! Hugs, Lesley

Debs said...

Stunning in every detail Jules.
Love the image and the stitching is just a perfect touch.
Hope all's well in the 'House of Hearts'.
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Carol said...

This is so pretty Jules, love your papers and the image looks fab. Carol x

Debs M said...

gorgeous stamp, you are right the picture doesn't do it justice! x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

utterly gorgeous,what Mum wouldn't adore this card,love the colours,wonderful stitching ,image and papers matched so well.janex
ps you've started me off on a gingham craze again!after your fab house card

craftyhallett said...

This is beautiful - lovely colours and yes you are right I had better start making mothers day card...

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jules,

Thank you for your recent lovely comments on my work. I Love this card, the colour combo is divine and as usual the way you put a card together is gorgeous.

Good Luck with your cleanup. I hope to pick up that Quick Cards Magazine you were featured in this week if it finally arrives on our shores and shelves!

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous colours are the key methinks, clever you, it's a gorgeous card Jules, xxx

jules said...

wow stunning card Jules!! i LOVE this!! oh i do love your cards!!

Annette Bowes said...

Elegant card Jules! Beautiful colouring and perfect stitching! Love the soft colour combo, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Dawn said...

This is so elegant Jules, love the soft colours & that stamp is lovely, but I know what you mean, I used a floral stamp today which I had not used for yonks & all because I couldnt colour way back when I bought the stamp in the first place & they lay languishing in a drawer. x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card, Jules. The stamp is wonderful.
Nikki x

Katina said...

Jules, this is so beautiful!! I think the stamp is just gorgeous! I love your colour scheme too.
xx

Denise and Louise said...

Love this card Jules - that image is gorgeous.
Hugs
Denise xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card, luv the colour combo, pretty papers & design, great stitching, sue,x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

I do love this card (well just about all your cards really) the colour is one of my favourites along with green.

really nice

jacqui x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous pretty colours and design and i love the beautiful image :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

HI Jules
A gorgeous card as always, I love the pretty papers and such a pretty colour combo too. Good luck with all the tidying up :D
Kelly.x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Love the pastel papers and fab stiching detail. Gorgeous stamp too.
Lyndsey xx

Pinkllilac said...

Love your card Jules all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.Hum mothers day soon better get my socks pulled up then lol.
Hugs Linda

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, a beautiful card ... and the way you've coloured the flowers are a vast improvement on the sample on the stamp. What next? ... Easter cards, of course. Elizabeth x

Lyn said...

Jules this card is beautiful, the stamp is very pretty. Take care, Lyn x

Donna Mosley said...

This is absolutely blooming gorgeous Jules. Love the beautiful image and the green and lilac is amazing together. Perfectly stitched as always. Hope you have a lovely evening hun.

Donna x

Anne said...

FAN TAS TIC! Love the colours, image, papers ... need I go on ... just love it! Hugs x

Amelia (Mimi) said...

oh Jules, this is a wonderful card! well done!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card! I love the backing papers--they look almost like canvas. And the color combo is just beautiful!!

Marie-Louise said...

This card is really lovely - Love the colour combination you have used.

Watts on the cards??? said...

Awww this is absolutely gorgeous...I love the lilac colouring too..well I would wouldn't I??? lol...great card Jules..xx

Viv's Visuals said...

A beautiful card Jules. x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, it just goes to show that there's more to a stamp than meets the eye! I don't think I would've bought it with that pic on it but the colours you've used are so pretty & the card is just perfect for a mum. Foam cheesy wotsits! What are you like, that did make me smile.
Sally x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card ...love the stitching....flower are fab...
hugs
SYLVIE
X

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Jules, so elegant, I love the inspiration. Thank you :) xxx

Wishcraft said...

I agree Jules - the image on the stamp doesn't do it justice at all, it looks beautiful on your card! Gorgeous colours and design, so pretty :o) Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jules this is so beautiful, I love those papers you have sued and that image is gorgeous, I really love that stitching this is one excellent Mothers Day card.
hugs
Lorraine x

Shaz in Oz. said...

Just beautiful Jules, Shaz in oz.x

loftylass said...

Lovely card Jules - the colours and papers are so well matched - I 'get' what you mean about the stamp picture but you've done it proud. tfs
Hugs
Heather W
x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

It's a very pretty card Jules. I think sometimes we just go off our older stamps a little! I've found that Promarkers help with colouring my more difficult older stamps and give them a new lease of life! xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

A gorgeous card Jules - your sewing is always so beautifully neat. (I always blame my sewing machine but I think the truth is that I'm a bit pants at sewing!) Vicky x

Laura said...

I totally agree with you, the times I have been put off buying a stamp because of the coloured image on the front but sometimes you just have to use your imagination. You've done a gorgeous job too! Love the colours xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Fabulous Jules, love the purple!

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Jules. Gorgeous image and papers! I love the colours and layout - everything is just perfect!!
Love Sue xx

Bernie said...

Wow! This is stunning Jules.

I know what you mean about the printed image on the block. I have some that insprie me but a few that put me off using them so I've stamped the image and covered the image on the block. It helps me.
Hugs & Blessings
Bernie

Sandy said...

Oh I like this one, (Purple, yeah) the flower looks great and love the layout and stitching - the colour scheme goes well, very fresh looking,
Sandy