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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, 3 December 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope that your Monday has been a good one.  My day has been far less stressful than yesterday that's for sure!!

I'm afraid all my posts are likely to be quick ones this week as I have rather a lot to cram in.

Tonight's share uses a stamp I have had for ages .. . but I haven't used it very much as I haven't like the finished result before.  But this time I used my distress inks to distress and paint with and I splashed a bit of water on to give a mottled look.

I am well happy and the stamp will be getting a bit more use now .. .. yay!!

This used:

Image:  Elusive Images "Christmas Holly"
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Zipty Do"
Backing Papers: Papermania "A Silent Night"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Gold embossing Powder
Distress Inks
Glamour Dust
Ribbon, Holly Berries and Stick Pin from my Stash Box

So that is me for today.  Late again :-(




Sally H said...

That's beautiful Jules! Love it with the silver embossing

Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely Jules - the DI's have given it a beautiful 'soft' look - great job. x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is stunning Jules. I love the way you have coloured that gorgeous image and the ribbon/pin/ berry arrangement looks wonderful

hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

Well, I'm glad you kept trying with that stamp. Gorgeous, just GORGEOUS!!

Liz McGuire, said...

Oooh, it's got a modern, fresh vintage look - if you know what I mean. It's gorgeous,

liz x

Marie-Louise said...

I think it is a gorgeous card. Love the stamp and the lovely soft shade of green.

Beryl said...

I'll have to have another look at my Hellebore stamp. your colouring of the Holly script stamp is lovely. I like that effect. I love the design and the soft subtle colours throughout.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
another stunner... Love this holly stamp....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Bonnie said...

Not only is the image beautiful, but that bow with the berries is gorgeous! Another beauty, Jules!

scrappymo! said...

I would be using a lot now if I was you as this card is stunning! I love the soft, muted, subtle colours!

Di said...

Really breathtakingly beautiful Jules - love the image and how you did it too! Love, Di xx

Caroline said...

Jules this is stunning you always put colours together so well I must learn from you. I love the stamps and you've coloured it beautifully and I love the layout. Take care. Caroline xxx

Carole Z said...

This is a really beautiful card Jules, as was internet was playing up and I couldn't comment! I was also sorry to read about your stressful Sunday and glad all turned out ok in the end! Carole Z X

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Jules I love the gentle colours

jacqui x

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules - I love the 'soft' colouring.
Kath x

Patricia said...

Awww! Jules this is just so beautiful, I love everything about it.
I have not done my card for Hazel and her hubby might have to take inspiration from this is you don`t mind.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What a beautiful card Jules just live everything about it


Lorraine said...

This is beautiful Jules. I love the holly stamp, the background papers look fab and the ribbon and bow are gorgeous. Love it!
Lorraine x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I think it's lovely. I especially love that ribbon treatment! Hugs
Sarn xxx

May said...

Stunning creation.. Gorgeous image & design.. Love that bow & berries... Simply breathtaking.. Hugs May x xx

Anonymous said...

beautifully done Jules, I love how you do your cards!

Tedz said...

Another lovely card Jules, I like the way you have embossed and coloured the stamp which has been re-released under Glenda's new company - Chocolate Baroque together with 3 others in the same style. Pauline xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.beautiful soft colours and i really love the gorgeous stamp :D

xx coops xx

Anneke said...

this is realy stunning Jules with the right colors, papers and lovely design.
Hugs from Ann

Dawn said...

Jules I adore this one, I love the softness of it, the ribbon & that stamp is gorgeous. x

Irene said...

A stunning card Jules, I LOVE it, so vintage and gorgeous. I have this stamp and never thought to use it like you have.

Whisper said...

Stunning, i must have a go at colouring in / painting with distress inks, Luv Sam x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Jules, love everything about it. Sue x

jules said...

wow stunning card Jules!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so beautiful Jules.

rosie said...

absolutely stunning Jules. love love love the colour. fab pin heart and the ribbon too x