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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, 21 January 2013


Hi Everyone

Rushing in and out tonight I'm afraid .. .. and this is probably going to be the same all week!!

Lots to do this week on top of getting ready for the Wedding Fayre on Sunday.  It is going to be one of those weeks where I could do with not needing to sleep LOL!!!

 I am just hoping that the weather improves otherwise there might be a poor attendance at the fayre .. .. or worse still I suppose it could get cancelled .. eeekkk!!!  I do hope not :-(

Anyway, here is my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4239K" Scented Message
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Vladimir Script"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Grannie's Wallpaper" and "Chevrons" (both colour collections on offer for £1 each at the moment .. .. so I just had to treat myself to Grannie's Wallpaper!!!  I would actually like this to be wallpaper in my home).
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
My Trust Sewing Machine
Ribbons from my Stash Box

I hope you have all stayed safe and warm today.

I started my day off by helping hubby to "find his car" underneath the snow.  

Thankfully it was still dark because I must have looked a right sight in my dressing gown and boots scraping the windows and lights with a fish slice .. .. .. but it did the trick beautifully without me getting my hands all cold and covered in snow.  Perhaps I should take that idea to Dragons Den LOL!!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Anonymous said...

beautiful card Jules! i love Penny Black!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules and I love this gorgeous image..your backing papers are so pretty..
Just hoping we dont get anymore snow tomorrow


Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and beautiful delicate colours. The way you have rounded the opposite corners of the image looks really effective
Take care, I hope you manage to finish everything on your list and fingers crossed that the weather improves for you.
Hugs Sue

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card. I don't know how you find the time to do all the things you do.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this stamp... Fabby card....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous Juls. Love that stamp and the papers are perfect for it.Hope the Wedding Fayre doesn't have to be cancelled. My dancing over the weekend was cancelled - I couldn't have got there anyway - and more stuff cancelled for tonight. Just hope tomorrows session isn't cancelled. I'm planning to go out with a broom to try and uncover the car in the morning.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - I adore that stamp and you always use it so well.

Laughed here at the fish slice vision! Women are ace at innovation! Was it a non-stick one I hope? :)

Hugs, Di xx

Carole Z said...

Morning Jules, this is a lovely card, really 'fresh' and pretty.I love your layout and the stamp is beautiful, Carole Z X

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love that stamp and the colours.
Hope your snow is going and there is a great turnout at the fayre at the weekend. fingers crossed for some nice big orders.
I have been full of cold over the weekend and this morning woke up to find I have lost my voice, which according to my darling hubby isn't a bad thing ! Charming !
Don't work too hard,
Love Karen x

Loopylou. said...

morning Jules!
oh wow this is just so pretty hun, I love the way you cut the roundy corners too, it looks fab!
hope you have a not too busy busy day!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Jules love that image and those papers are superb
jacqui x

MARY B said...

Beautiful card, love the image and papers, mary x

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I LOVE that stamp and think a little spend is coming on. And you are so naughty for letting me know the papera are a £1 LoL.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic card and I like you touch of ink around the edges xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Such a pretty card, love the use of the pink.

MagsB said...

Fish slices are so useful for all kinds of things! eg scraping burnt bacon fat out of the grill pan because hubby 'forgot'!

Your card is lovely, as ever! What a lovely stamp!

love Mags B x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love this stamp, so gorgeous. Love the layout and colours too.
Hope you gets lots of people at the fayre.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, luv Sam x

Tedz said...

Gorgeous PB image and I like the pink and craft colours together, very nice papers. Pauline xx

jules said...

Helooooo! i am still here lol! and lovin the card Jules it's just gorgeous as always!

Kath said...

Such a pretty card. Hope the snow disappears so everyone can get to the Wedding Fayre. We've no snow here, just lots more rain!
Kath x

Mau xx said...

I think Dragons Den would be thrilled to invest in you
Love the card, its so pretty.
Hope you don't get cancelled xx
Huge hugs mau xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Dressing gown, boots and a fish slice???? Oh Lordy - save me from the wellie wearing night fryer!!! Am looking for the potato masher to defend myself..LOL
OK am not impressed with this card ONE LITTLE BIT... had to go buy the rotten papers didn't I - !!! Hugz. x

Carol said...

Very pretty Jules. We've no snow left here today! Carol x

Cynthia said...

Love this card, Jules! And I have long loved that image stamp too. Excellent job coloring it!!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Jules… what a pretty stamp and your colouring is gorgeous... love the papers and stitching... yes it would look nice as wallpaper! :-)
Oh dear... you did make me chuckle... the vision of you in your dressing gown with a fish slice!! hee hee...
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Stay safe and warm!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Dora said...

Awww this is really so elegant Jules, and so pretty, I love the flowers and everything about it. Hope all goes well at the Wedding Fayre and no snow :) Have fun xxx

Debs said...

So beautiful Jules - the image is gorgeous and so elegant.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Violets Corner said...

Oooh, this is ever so beautiful Jules, a real stunner!

We've got plenty of snow and -10 degrees, so no dressing gowns outdoors for me.

Warm hugs

coops said...

so stunning jules.beautiful image and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Jules, such a pretty image.
I had to attack my car with a broom, did the trick though - still snowing here!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. The image is gorgeous and looks fab against those papers.
Hope the snow clears for you and the wedding fayre goes ahead and you do well. You and your fish slice did make me smile. Not thought about using one for clearing snow though. Maybe we should start a list of 101 things to do with a fish slice lol.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card Jules, so pretty!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

A pretty image and a wonderful layout!

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the soft vintage feel!! Hugs Juls