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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.

SKETCH LIBRARY

Thursday, 17 January 2013

BLOOMING HEART

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day .. .. .. but if you haven't then I hope that things improve and that you feel much better soon.

Our promised snowfall is just starting!!!  We have been warned to expect six inches .. .. that is an awful lot of snow!!!  Eeeekkk!!!

Whether the prediction is correct we can only wait and see .. .but if it is then I foresee an awful lot of chaos on the roads tomorrow.

My card tonight features a beautiful new stamp that I was sent just before Christmas by a very special friend (thanks again - you are very kind xxxxxx).  She selected it especially for me .. .. I can't imagine why? LOL!!!  Aren't I a lucky girlie?

So here is my first play with it .. .. and I am also running along to show it off in the Snippet Playground.

I am also entering into the WOW! Embossing  Powder Challenge for January.  The theme is actually "Ice and Snow" but I am hoping my lovely Bright White, Super Fine embossing powder will count me as eligible for the challenge. 




This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "K5298" Blooming Heart
Sentiment:  Magnolia "I Love You (Text)"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes" - printed in black onto kraft card
Wow! Embossing Powder:  Bright White
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads and Gems
Buttons and Button Twine from my Stash Box

My little "I love you" label was cut free hand.

So that is me for today.  A little bit earlier than last night.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.

Have good evening and stay safe if you get snow and need to go out in it!!

Love

50 comments:

Gillian said...

So pretty Jules. What a gorgeous stamp. Just love it

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh I love that Heart its so you :-)
great choice of colour and papers as well Jules
yep our snow started to fall around 5pm according to local radio it was suppose to start at around 5am tomorrow
keep warm
jacqui x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Just starting to snow here too! I am preparing for a crafty weekend, as I won't want to go out far. Sue x

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the heart and your embellishing is just lovely!...
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Kath said...

A lovely card and what a fabulous stamp!
Kath x

Katina said...

Ooooh, LOVE it Jules!! Perfect!
xxx

Dora said...

Wow Jules this is stunning, so elegant, so beautiful. Love the style and white embossed heart stamp... your friend definitely knows what you like :) Hope the snow prediction is incorrect... and thanks so much for stopping by today. I was so excited today to see so many of my blogging friends still stop by xxxx

Tedz said...

Beautiful heart stamp Jules it looks lovely embossed in white on the craft card. Pauline xx

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the gorgeous embossed image on Kraft, so different, Luv Sam x

Marie-Louise said...

Oh this is a really gorgeous card.

Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is beautiful Jules, love the gorgeous image and kraft & white looks scrummy.

Donna x

Lorraine said...

This is just gorgeous Jules. I love the heart, it's so pretty and a fabulous design too.
Lorraine x

irishfaery said...

It's a gorgeous stamp and looks fab on your card!

Kerry Louise
xx

Di said...

Brilliant Jules! And what a super stamp. It's funny, if I'm looking for anything crafty now, and I spot hearts, I fret in case it's something you haven't got or are not aware of :) What a sweet gift - and a super result!

Love, Di xx

Sharon said...

I love this Jules. The stamp is gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon x

Sooty said...

Georgeous card love the stamp and colours xxx

Debs M said...

ooh lucky you - fab stamp and the embossing looks great! I was going to ask you which ink you had used as I can't find a decent white ink x

Amelia (mimi) said...

gorgeous card Jules, love how the heart is put together by little flowers! And love all of the different papers!
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mimi

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules ...love the image,great colour too.xxx

Jen said...

love love love love love...

Jen xxxx

Carol said...

Tis a gorgeous stamp Jules and you've made a lovely card with it. No snow here yet but it's darned chilly. Carol x

mags said...

Just love this Jules. The stamp is gorgeous and love the addition of the buttons and little nail heads and gems. Think I may have to search for this stamp later.
Mags
x

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Jules. I LOVE that heart stamp and it looks wonderful in white on the Kraft card. The papers and layout are fabulous too.
I have just seen the weather forecast and it doesn't look to good but we will see...
Hugs Sue

Anne said...

A beautiful card Jules and what a stunning stamp, perfect for you! Hope you don't get too much snow. Keep warm and safe. Hugs x

Sally said...

Oooo Jules, I love that heart stamp it's gorgeous!! Your card is a beauty too. No snow here as yet but it is forecast.
Sally x

Beryl said...

That is a gorgeous stamp and the addition of the embellishments makes it even more so.Love the design and the papers too.
Beryl xx

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply gorgeous Jules... Ooh do I love that stamp and your rocked out on this card... It is just so perfect on the kraft paper and love that striped paper too....
You were lucky to have someone dear send you this pretty stamp....

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
I love that heart stamp, gorgeous ! and very you ;)
Our snow has almost gone but we are supposed to expect some more early this morning which means hubby will be under my feet again as he is a gardener and can't do much when the snow is here lol
Thanks for sharing your lovely make again,
Karen x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Jules I love your card, absolutely stunning and so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Patricia said...

Oh! Jules! this is stunning, love that heart stamp. Everything perfect on the Kraft card love the papers.
Hope the snow is not too deep, nothing apart from what fell the other day here at the moment, OH! the sky is so heavy. If that falls we will probably be "stuck" supplies in just in case.
Have a Great Weekend
Stay warm, stay safe.

Patricia xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fabulous , romantic and classy , beautifully crafted as ever.
janex

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is absolutely Gorgeous, Where do you get the white powder from sweetie its gorgeous. warm hugs love Pops x x x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - THAT is a wonderful card.

No snow for me yet. (She said with her arms crossed and stamping her feet in impatience!)

xxx

loftylass said...

Hi Jules - a stunningly simple card - and another stamp to go on my wishlist!! Be careful of that white stuff....
Stay warm and enjoy your crafting.
Hugs
Heather
x

Roma said...

Hi Jules

I can see why your friend chose this stamp especially for you ,so perfect.

i love it !& love the papers ,fab design x

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the heart shape and such fab colours x

MaryH said...

Surely didn't have to 'hunt for the heart' on this one! It is stunning. Love the combo of the kraft with the white emboss and it DOES indeed look like snow. I LOVE this one (well, I always say that about your cards!). The buttons were an inspired touch, as well as the black & kraft stripe square. Good luck in the challenge...this ought to be a winner. Sure is in MY book. Hugs

Cynthia said...

Six inches??? WHOAH. I hope you're all safe and warm!! Lovely card too--love love LOVE the kraft!!

coops said...

wow this is really stunning jules.i love the heart and your design is gorgeous.
lots of snow here in staffs, it has not stopped yet today and we have lots of drifts.

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Jules, I absolutely love it, but then I always love your cards.
We have at least 6 inches of snow here in Andover, we've even had the snow plough going down the road and that's a first. Hope you are keeping warm - have a great weekend.
Pauline
x

perfectly4med said...

Lovely card - I love the stamp and the layering, and I guess we can let you sneak into the WOW! Challenge as the flowers could be (almost) snowflakes :)

Thanks for joining in the WOW! Embossing Powder January Challenge, and good luck.

Neil

Bonnie said...

I've been missing you Jules! I just realized that I'd never signed on to get your updates. Now I shouldn't miss any. Well, maybe. I don't always get to check the postings. Days are too short! I love your embossing on the Kraft! It's frosty and delicious!

Carole Z said...

Good evening Jules! This is a stunning card..you know I love Kraft card too and the heart stamp is beautiful, krafty hugs Carole Z X

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules this is stunning that heart looks amazing, so do the colours that you have used, ACE card.
hugs
lorraine x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

so gorgeous! Love the Kraft with white embossing and the buttons! xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules. Love the mix of Kraft, black and white - it just works so well. You've prompted me to get out the sewing machine from hell and have another go ... this time with some success. Still not up to your standard, but working on it :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh I love that stamp!! I love how you used it too! The papers you used are fabulous, I love anything with kraft paper and I love how you embellished your heart stamp with the buttons and gems. Such a beautiful card Jules!

jules said...

wow love it! another gorgeous card!

Brenda B said...

Just beautiful, love the kraft, still a favourite of mine.

Hugs
Brenda

Midnightscrapper said...

I have to totally agree with Neil, The flowers are like tiny snow flakes. This card is totally stunning. I'm off to look at the rest of your blog. Thanks for playing along with WOW Embossing Powders