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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.


Monday, 2 April 2012


Hi Everyone

Well what a change this week is to last week!!!

Last Monday was all sunshine .. .. today has been no sunshine and even light showers of rain!!  But we mustn't complain as we do need some rain.  Perhaps we can get it all out of the way early this week ahead of perhaps a lovely Easter break?  (Please).  Well we shall see.

A quick share today using a paper pad I have fallen in love with .. .. love the colours and the patriotic feeling it gives me when I use it.. .. I think I might have to get another one sometime as I would hate to run out of it!!

This used:

Image:  Docrafts Retro Collection "FFS 907105" Travel
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Docrafts Papermania:  Portabello Road
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cord from the Stash Box

I have also been very lucky to be given an award by the lovely Kasey .. .. all the way over in Oz (thanks Kasey xx).  Please go and pay Kasey's blog a visit if you get chance as she creates gorgeous projects.  Plus she is also after a little help in thinking up a new name for her blog .. .. with a lovely prize if your suggestion is chosen!!

So here is my award.

Here are the reasons for Kasey passing the award to me

1) This award is for any 'Blend' who has helped your blog in any and all ways. 

2) This award is for any 
'Blend' who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career. 

3) This award is for any
 'Blend'  who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your posts.

4) This award is to be given to 3 to 5 'Blends' whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5) Create a post with the terms of use and publish your 'Blends' of Choice.

6) 'Blends' of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7) 'Blends' of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing

8)  (added by Kasey ~ in Oz) ..add a new definition to the word 'Blend'   Tee hee .. .. I will at least try this and say that my definition of the word "blend" could be the lovely mix of talent and friendship that we are so fortunate to find blended together in blogland.   What would we do without it?

Of course I am supposed to pass this award on .. .. but before accepting it I did warm Kasey that I never do  .. .. she already knew this because she knows me so well!!! So as always please feel free to take the award from me because you are all a fabulous blend of friends and inspiration with gorgeous blogs!!

Have a good evening everyone and thanks for calling by.  I am slowly catching up with my commenting .. .. yay!!!!



Catherine said...

That image goes fantastically well with those papers!!!!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great card,love this pad too...still not cut into mine yet :) x

Michaela said...

This card is really "best of british"! Loving the backing paper and the image!
Michaela xx

Anesha said...

Great card, love that paper!

Doreen said...

Love your fabulous card Jules,what a fabulous bus....I need

Sam said...

Gorgeous card and I have even spotted the heart! I can see why you "need" another pad of that paper - I might have to hop along and get one too! It is super!

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card jules - makes me want to hang out the bunting!!! (Except it'll get wet.....)

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules :o) Love the image and the paper is just perfect for it! Lisa x

Christine said...

That is a gorgeous pad. I see it everytime I go to The Range but have resisted temptation as I know I have tooooo much! Love how you've teamed up the image and papers.

Love how everyone has become so patriotic this year with the Jubilee, Euro and Olypmics. Should be a good summer! xx

M said...

I love those papers too, and I LOVE this card! Congrats on your award. M x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, great ff image x

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous card, super image & colouring, luv the papers, sue,x

Cynthia said...

That image is so darn CUTE!! And I love the backing paper!!!

Carol said...

Fab card Jules, I've got the 12x12 papers to use for a scrapbook they are lovely.
It's been so cold here along with wet and miserable but at least the snow hasn't arrived yet!
Carol x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

Just having a catch up and loving all the cards you've made whilst I've been missing. I particularly love the tulips ones - so beautiful!

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic card Jules so patriotic loving that image so much
Lorraine x

Mau xx said...

a Fab Card Jules, I love the papers too...haven't bought yet but intend to very soon :)
Hugs Mau xx

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is wonderful Jules, love the papers and very cute image. The sparkly twine looks fab.

Donna x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules,

I love your definition of Blend! It's fun trying to make one up. Your card is fabulous.

Oh and guess what I found in a newsagent yesterday!?! Finally the January copy of Quick Cards with your interview in it! (yes in April!) I'd given up hope on getting a copy of it. LOL. Great interview by the way Mrs Heart.

Kasey ~ in Oz

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules great card love the image. We certainly do need rain, My garden earth is cracking - never seen that in April before x Susan x

Beryl said...

Great card Jules. Love the ides of a bus full of teddies perhaps driving up the mall.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Wow fabulous card..... Can you make a card with the born wild stamp .... Love to see what you do with it ....
Hugs sylvievxxxxx

Sue said...

Ah my daughter bought me this pad for my Birthday a couple of weeks ago Jules!!! it's gorgeous isn't it!! Can't wait to get time to use it !!!
The image is perfect for this paper! it's a gorgeous card!
Love Sue xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

thats an awesome paper pad Jules and I LOVE that image double decker buss too!!!

Fabulous work!!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super card jules,I bought these papers,so on trend,that image is great and goes so well.janex

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant card Jules Love the bus

jacqui x

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, WOW this is stunning, loving the colours too huggles Pops x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great card for this special year xxx


Love this patriotic backing paper Jules - absolutely perfect with the image. A really fabulous card.
Hugs, Sylvia x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i love these papers and the image is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

I love your card, the backing paper and stamp are fantastic.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL sat here like a numpty looking for ya heart! Yay did find it eventually!
Fab card, love the papers
hugs shell xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love the card which is, as the say, very much on trend for this year. The stamp is really cute. Congratulations on the award - it's well-deserved, of course. Elizabeth x

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is just fab what a fabulous bus and such perfect papers!! I Love these but don't like using them!! lol Chanelle xx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous patriotic card Jules, love it!
Helen x

Louise said...

Fab card Jules, great paper and such a fun image! x

Elaine said...

I love this one Jules Hugs Elaine

Jenny said...

mmmm this range appeals to the patriotic side of me too :0)
Love the old fashioned bus image and that pad is worth buying just for that paper :0)
Congrats on your award :0)
Jenny x