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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, 24 March 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday.

Hasn't it been a brilliant day?  A foggy start but once the sun forced its way through it was glorious.

A quick share today which is the pastel version of yesterday's tulip card all painted with distress inks.

I think I prefer the pastel version .. .. well I do today anyway LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Imagination Crafts"Tulip"
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing papers:  Pink Petticoat
Distress Inks

Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
White and Blue Embossing Powder
My Trust Sewing Machine
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from the Stash Box

.. .. ..  and that is me for today!!

Did I get my lie in this morning?  Well I did a "little" better than normal .. .. but wasn't helped by the fact that my lovely hubby was the one that wanted to get up bright and early today .. .. normally it is the other way round.  LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone and a great Sunday.



Juls said...

this is just beautiful, love the softness of it, lovely seeing this as a contrast to your card below!! hugs Juls

Carol said...

Think I prefer the pastel version too Jules, it's gorgeous. Our fog never lifted today so we haven't seen any sunshine :( Carol x

Gillian said...

That is so beautiful Jules. I just love it.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Really like this the colours are beautiful. Its amazing how different you can make a card by changing colours.

jacqui x

Catherine said...

Ooooohhh this pastel version is gorgeous.... Love it!

Viv's Visuals said...

Such a lovely card Jules... and although I likd yesterdays - I think I prefer this pastel one! x

Doreen said...

Beautiful Jules it matches so well with your backing paper

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, What a fab card, I love your pastel colouring:0) You have been a very busy crafter since I was last here, all fabulous I have to say LOL Thank you for all your lovely comments whilst I've been away, much appreciated, hugs Gay xxx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Stunning! I love your work Jules and this pastel card is simply beautiful.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Cynthia said...

Love the pastels too. Gorgeous card, Jules!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card and I think I have to agree - pastels are pretty :) It's been an absolutely fabulous day up here today, wall-to-wall sunshine and no fog. Tomorrow promises more of the same so we are taking a trip out. Glad you got a bit of a lie-in this morning - wonder if your hubby will be quite so bright-eyed and bushy-tailed tomorrow when the clocks have gone forward :)) Elizabeth x

Anesha said...

Lovely card,such soft colours. Was a beautiful day. :)

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I'm not sure which colour scheme I like best - they are both fab.
Nikki x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I prefer the pastel vesion too, it's very pretty & makes a lovely Easter card. Glad you had a good day & "your" happy couple had some sunshine on their special day.
Sally x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - love this card and the colours are beautifully subtle. Great makes this week and you were a good girl at the NEC and what is it with the PB shortage??? same at Harogate only one stand with very small collection, made up for it yesterday and ordered 4 from Glitterpot and they arrived this morning :) x Susan x

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jules, this is just so gorgeous. Love the beautiful pastel painting and lovely backing papers. Luv & Hus, Trish x

Sandy said...

Very pretty, a fab image - I checked out yesterday's post too and I like them both, but I think I prefer the pastel one too.

Jennifer said...

Stunning as always Jules. Love your colouring clever lady! xx Jenny xx

Jennifer said...

Stunning as always Jules. Love your colouring clever lady! xx Jenny xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules! A fabulously pretty card :o) Lisa x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Both of your tulip cards are lovely, Jules, but I must say - I lurve this pastel pretty! hugs, Lesley

Violets Corner said...

It's beautiful Jules!

Warm hugs

Beryl K said...

This is fabulous Jules, think I prefer the pastel version too
Beryl x

MagsB said...

It's amazing how one stamp can look so different! I love the pastel colours, so springlike.

I hope you're recovering from a very busy few days!

love Mags B x

Christine said...

Yep, pastel version is better, but only slightly because they are both your usual stunning work! You've chosen gorgeous colours for the image and I love the way you've coloured the tulips. Really gorgeous Jules xx

coops said...

really stunning jules.the soft pastel colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

What a beautiful card. The pastels are superb.

Anonymous said...

OH WOWSER! This is a stunner, just love what you've done with the white embossing and the colouring!

Paula Gale said...

Jules, what a gorgeous stamp - I don't stamp nearly as much as I would like to - but its nice to appreciate someone else's stamping. Love that DP from Pink Petticoat - I have almost everything Liz has done, with only a few exceptions, always looks fresh - and your card showcases it, and the stamp, very well.

Paula x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jules this is absolutely beautiful and depicts the season of Spring to perfection, the colours, design and the image is superb.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

oh what a brilliant effect Jules, I think I love the water-coloured tulips better too :0)
It sort of felt like a lie in because the clocks jumped forward :0)
Jenny x

Annette Bowes said...

So love this Jules! Such beautiful colouring and love the soft subtle coloursX:)