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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.


Thursday, 20 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I think the time has come to end my Christmas posts and start work on the mountain of general cards I need to make!!  How many do I need !!!  Eeeeeekkkk!!!!

The day has again gone on admin work, the Accountant and Christmas visitors which has made for a rush creation this evening .. .. but it was lovely to be able to get to my sewing machine again.

How weird it felt to suddenly have the pick of all the non-Christmas goodies to play with!!!

So here is my share of the day:

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Happy Birthday Sentiments"
Backing papers:  Basic Grey "Paper Cottage"
Cherry Lynn Die:  Fanciful Flourish (pruned a bit LOL!!)
Joy Craft Dies:  Stencil 25 (a bit of a strange name .. .. if I find something better I will amend it)
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Brads from my Stash Box

So that is me for today.

Just time to go and watch The Young Apprentice that we have recorded before bed!!   It will all be over and done with now .. .. I hope the dark haired girl won .. .. she has been my favourite.

Catch you tomorrow folks.

Thanks for calling by and for all your lovely comments on Paul's card yesterday.  I know he will have enjoyed reading them



Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Jules, I love the colours and gorgeous design.
I won't say who won, just in case you haven't seen the end yet!!!
Hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules!
Pearl x

Cynthia said...

Well, I am going to miss all your lovely Christmas makes...but I think this one more than makes up for that! ;-) Gorgeous colors--love the layers and the flowers. So pretty!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous cheerful creation Jules, especially given the dank horrible day it's been! Carol x

Bonnie said...

A beautiful birthday card, Jules! Such beautiful papers and die cuts! The font of the sentiment is gorgeous!

Creations by Shirl said...

I must say Jules this is one heck of a gorgeous card... Yippee I'm with you I think I did all my final posting for Christmas too.... Unless I get some unexpected DT posting that needs to be added on. LOL! Love those die cuts and pretty papers...

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card...pretty dies! The baking background is nice too i searched and searched and then found were a bit sneaky with your heart today!!! teehee

I might break out of my sea of Xmas and post a different card too! I am mulling it over.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
Stunning card, loving the bright fresh spring like colours, what a beautiful sentiment.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

We watched the apprentice,them so called kids could run rings around much old people, my son is 19 don't know what he's like at work, but at home he acts about 5.
I love your card ,the flowers are very pretty and it has a modern feel,but it's the sentiment that really stand sout,gorgeous font.

Di said...

Stunning Jules - love the vibrant colours and am almost ready to move onto other things here too. Have a super day! Love, Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Jules, love your pretty backing papers and that lovely black swirl and sweet punches flowers..


Irene said...

Fabulous Jules, I love the papers, colour and design.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very pretty Jules. xxx

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card with lovely papers and the fab sentiment. Love the font.
Internet playing up here (more than usual) so have to catch up when I can. Have a good weekend (in case I don't get back again before then!!)
Beryl xx

Anesha said...

Great card, love the colours and the stitching.

Lorraine said...

What a pretty card Jules. I love the colours and gorgeous flowers.
Lorraine x

Jan Hennings said...

So pretty and such beautiful colors! Great design :)

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the flowers and scroll.
Nikki x

Debs M said...

this is lovely x

Anonymous said...

Totally fabulous Jules, nice to see a non-festive creation!
Helen x

Tedz said...

Isn't it nice to get back to some bright colours - this is lovely Jules, I like the blue and orange together. Thanks to you I went over to PP and somehow some of them fell into my basket!! I love the sentiments they have and the little "bees" plus one or two others LOL!! I hope you all have a lovely Christmas. Pauline xx

Denise said...

This is beautiful Jules. Love the vibrant flowers and black leafy swirls. They really pop off the card.
Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.
Denise xx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby hun, Luv Sam x

jules said...

oh love it Jules! lovely paper and the layout's fab! gorgeous card!

Juls said...

wow!! Thats beautiful!! Hugs Juls

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.stunning papers and i love your flowers :D

xx coops xx