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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.


Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all doing well and that the snow isn't causing you any problems.  

All still super busy here with no time to make anything I can share with you at the moment as I am working my way through wedding orders and wedding stationery samples for potential new couples.

However, I was really lucky to be asked by Quick Cards Made Easy to work with the cover gift for this month's publication and thought I would share a couple of my makes with you.

It is the first time I have had a commission that involved the cover gift and I have to say I loved the stamps very much.

They were Somebunny clear stamps and I know I will be using them lots.  I did four cards in total and here are two of them.  The stamps are a brilliant size and they stamp beautifully too, as you can see.  I think the little boy rabbit is my favourite .. .. he looks so cute:

These used:

Images:  Somebunny Clear Stamps especially designed for Quick Cards Made Easy 
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley for the birthday greeting and computer generated for the get well card
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Martha Stewart Punch:  Half Daisy
Ribbon from my stash box

So there we go .. 

Enjoy what is left of this evening and I hope tomorrow is kind to you.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Jules love them both
jacqui x

Wendy said...

Awww these are adorable, love the sweet images and wonderful colours and designs.
I had this mag in my hand and talked myself out of buying it, wish I had it now.
Wendy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww they are adorable images and your cards are so beautiful.
I rarely buy magazines these days but I think I may NEED this one now!
Hugs Sue

Amanda said...

I had to buy this magazine as soon as I saw these gorgeous stamps, I loved these images n decoupage back when I started card making. Love the colouring and the cards are so fresh looking too. Hugs, Amanda x

Eve said...

Fabulous cards Jules. The reason you were asked by the magazine is because you are sooo talented - NOT lucky.

Hope you catch up with your orders soon.

Do you download your fonts or are they on a disc?
The reason I asked is because I tried to download one and I kept getting pop ups afterwards -Ggrrr!

Take care xx

Marie-Louise said...

These are gorgeous. You're making me feel sorry now that I did not buy the magazine when I saw it. Love the papers you have used.

Juls said...

Congrats on your getting your work show cased on the cover!! Whoop whoop!!! Gorgeous cards love the gorgeous bright colours!! Hugs Juls

May said...

Gorgeous cards Jules... Love those adorable Images... (Must get the mag)
Beautiful papers & designs... Hugs May x x x

Sally said...

Just love the stamps.....I had to buy the magazine as I couldn't resist. Loved colouring the cute boy bunny and still got the lil girl to do.
You made two great great cards Jules.
Love them
Hugs Sally xxx

Sue said...

Aww these bunnies are SO cute Jules!! I love the pretty colours and the ribbons and bows are just perfect! :-)
Hope you are having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Beryl said...

They are both lovely cards Jules and I can see why you love those images.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Well I bought these gorgeous stamps and used them straight away as I think they are your two cards Jules, such pretty papers.....


Carol said...

These are gorgeous Jules, the images are so cute. I'll have to look out for the mag. Carol x

~Tammy~ said...

These are so so cute! Perfect for spring and I am sooooo ready!

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Will definitely be on the look out for that magazine.

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
Absolutely beautiful cards, so sweet and wonderful cololuring.
Congratulation on the "Cover Work"
Must keep an eye open for that Mag
Have a Great Day

Patricia xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Congrats on your mag commission. Very cute cards . . . they commissioned the right woman for the job!!! xxx

cotnob said...

These are both gorgeous Jules, but I have to agree with you - the little boy bunny is my favourite and I love the blue and green combination.

It must be so exciting to have so much wedding work coming through, it sounds like you have a very busy life at the moment what with one thing and another.

Take care.


Tedz said...

Awww! they are really cute Jules and these are gorgeous cards. We have had 2 horrid days of snow but it seems to be melting now. Pauline xx

Dora said...

O wow wow Jules, these are a darling .. I love the pretty colors of your card, layout and everything... and you say these stamps are magazine freebies!!! I am definitely going to be buying the mag this month :P

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Jules. Those little bunnies are so cute and I love the designs and colours on your cards.
Lorraine x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your pretty colours and the bunnies are adorable :D

xx coops xx

Roma said...

Gorgeous cards Jules ,i will need to look out for this magazine ,not bought one in a while x

Kath said...

Lovely cards Jules - such cute stamps.
Kath x

Abi said...

Hi Jules, well I can't believe it...despite it being several weeks since I last popped over, we are still talking snow lol!!!

Both cards are beautiful, I really love the colour combo on the first, just fabulous! Glad that business is booming for you.

Have a great day, hugs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Two adorable cards.

Di said...

BRILLIANT Jules!! I subscribe to QCME and love the stamp set too and not just for Easter is it. I hadn't realised you'd done the cards using the set on Page 7 (should have guessed though 'cos there are hearts). Always hunt out both Katina's and your features first of course.

Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules,what a fabulous

loftylass said...

How cute are these Jules - both cards are adorable. tfs.
Happy crafting

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards, great images and fabulous colours.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards, Jules, that showcase the stamps perfectly! Love the papers and colours you've used.

Carole Z said...

Love these cards Jules and the images are so cute..great bright colours! Carole Z X

Sharon said...

These are both equally beautiful Jules. Love the colours on the first card and the image on the second is adorable.
Hugs Sharon, x

Sooty said...

Morning Jules, well it is very frosty white here today but at least the suns out. Lovely cards, my favourite is the boy bunny. Keep admiring your nail heads don't think I've seen them before. i have candy but they look smaller will have to try and find them at the next craft show. Have a good day x

Sooty said...

So annoying when you write in this box and then it says you need to log in and you loose what you have already wrote!! Start again, Morning Jules its very frosty white here today but at least the suns out. Lovely cards like the boy one best. I have been admiring your nail heads i dont have any they look smaller then candy which i hvvae i wll have to try and find some next time i go to craft fair. I finally got a butterfly punch although it is tiny. have a good day carole xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I just came by for a long over due visit Jules and I'm so glad I landed here. I love these prettily coloured bunnies with their pretty papers and I'm going to scroll down a while. Hugs, Lesley

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the colours on both. fab layouts x

Betty said...

I love these Jules I bought the mag but have'nt used them yet. I loved the cards tou did in the mag


Hi Jules - adorable images and beautiful card layouts. Absolutely love both of them.
Huge congrats. on your Quick Cards Made Easy commission. (Very well deserved too).
Big Hugs, Sylvia xxx

MagsB said...

They are both adorable!

love Mags B x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, these are just super adorable cards and images, well done on your commission and well deserved! Carole Z X

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both card are gorgeous, I'm colouring the boy one now! Finished card on my blob tomorrow xx
Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules, Both very sweet cards and so good to see something to bring a touch of Spring into our lives.
Hugs Mau xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Aw Jules I love both of these! Such a cutie stamp, but I also love your choice of colours and all your deatils. Happy Weekend, Judy x

Elizabeth said...

Cute stamps and lovely cards - I like your choice of papers in both. Hope you are well and working your way through that 'to-do' list :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH, Those bunnies are the cutest ever!!! I just want to rub their tummies and stroke their ears! LOL!

Seriously adorable, love the colours you chose, and the card layout as always Jules!

Hope you're having a great weekend xoxo

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, these are both stunningly gorgeous..

Have a lovely Sunday Huggles Pops x x x

Sooty said...

Been popping by each day, missing your uploads hope you are not working too hard x

Hettie said...

These are gorgeous Jules. Lovely stamps and well done to you.

Bonnie said...

What sweet, sweet cards! Both of them!

jules said...

Both soo sweet Jules! i really must ink these stamps up!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, Omgosh! Congrats to you Jules, there is no one more deserving than you!!! I love, love these two cards, they are as cute as they can be!! Love those stamps, the boy and the girl is just too sweet and precious!! I am so in love with these two cards! Hugs!