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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.


Friday, 12 April 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day.  

Quite a bit of rain here today but hopefully Mother Nature is getting it out of her system ahead of one of my "happy couples" getting married tomorrow.

The bride loves daffodils and was hoping that all of the ones either side of the driveway leading up to her wedding venue would be in full bloom.  Mine are just about open in the garden so hopefully the sun and the flowers will shine for her tomorrow!  The wedding isn't until the afternoon so fingers crossed they have time to "burst open".

I managed a make for my niece today who moved house last weekend.  She has moved to somewhere that has a blue front door which she loves .. .. hence my little make here

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique (part of the "New Home Collection")
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Mr Sirloin"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Always and Forever Too" (there is a lovely FQB in this range too and I will give you the link to this as well, just in case my make was a mixture of the two.  These were in my snippet storage waiting to be used).
Papermania:  1cm mini flower punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Diamond Stickles
Ribbons, flat backed pearls and charm from my stash.

I am also going to enter this into the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for April.

Lots of you have been kind enough to comment and email on my commission in Quick Cards Made Easy magazine this month where I was pleased to be asked to make shadow box cards for the Card School Feature.

Thank you for your lovely comments on them and to put of few of you out of your misery here is the card that is causing you a few sleepless nights .. .. 

I decided that the pattern itself incorporated my trademark heart so did not add any additional ones .. .. I hope you agree!!  

Funny to think that people even look for the hearts in the magazine.

I know that quite a few of you have had a go at making the shadow box card .. .. so why not send a picture of it into to the magazine?  I know they would love to see what you have made.  The email and snail mail addresses are at the end of the card school feature in the current issue (number 112 .. .. the one with the fabby free Wild Rose Studio stamp and topper set).

Anyway .. .. time to give in for today.

I'll catch you again over the weekend.  I hope you have a good one.



Sooty said...

Like the backing paper, and the matching flowers. Have a good weekend x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card - love the blue door .. and i made a shadow box the other day but i have to confess hadn't seen the magazine... i might have got a few tips lol
Lisa x

Nikbee said...

I love your new home card. The door is very eye catching.
The shadow box card is fab too. I may have to buy the magazine tomorrow!
Nikki x

Crafting Queen said...

Two lovely cards.

Lorraine said...

2 gorgeous cards Jules. Brilliant images and designs.
I hope your bride gets her daffs. It's my wedding anniversary today, 10 years! We had a church full of daffs!
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous card Jules, love the new home one, the colours are fabulous and so is your colouring.
The shadow box card is brilliant, love the way the flowers match the papers.

Kath x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your New Home card is gorgeous Jules. I love the image which you have made extra special by colouring the door blue. The papers, ribbon and key charm are so beautiful too.
Your shadow box card looks amazing, think I may be tempted to buy that magazine now!.
I hope you have a good weekend and that the sun shines for the 'happy couple'
Hugs Sue xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the adorable image and fab design. Love the beautiful shadow box card too.

Donna x

Viv's Visuals said...

Two stunners Jules. ! (like u and me!!! LOL)

Anonymous said...

hey Jules,
beautiful set of cards, love the key on the ribbon in the first one and love that image and sentiment on that second one!

Marie-Louise said...

Two fabulous cards Jules. Congratulations on being published again.

Carol said...

Love your card and shadow box Jules. Must look out for the magazine when I'm out tomorrow. Carol x

Brenda said...

Wow Jules, I am loving both of your cards! The house one is so cute, that stamp is just perfect for someone moving into a new home!! How beautiful your nieces home must be with a beautiful blue door!! Congrats on your card being featured in the magazine, gosh I think they should feature all your cards as they are always so fabulous! I love that image, so cute and we all could use someone to lean on!! I've never tried a shadow box card, but seeing yours I might just have to give it a go! I love that paper you used, so beautiful! Off to catch up if I can, it's been awhile since I'm been around!! Hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Great new House card! Great papers and image! Love the ribbon too!

I love your shadow box card, awesome papers and colours, love the little image! So sweet!

Sally said...

Great new home card........we just moved out of a house with a blue front door! Lol. I bet your niece will love her card.
I am hooked on shadow box cards this one Jules.
Have a great weekend. Fingers crossed for the sunshine.
Hugs Sally xxx

Roma said...

Gorgeous cards Jules!
i love the new home card with those gorgeous papers ,image & fabulous bow with charm .

The shadow box card is gorgeous too ,loving those papers & adorable image

Any chance you can do a tutorial on how you do your beautiful bows as i am not that good at them ...please ?x

Louise said...

Beautiful cards as always
Louise xx

Beryl said...

Two fab cards Jules. I've heard seen that font 'Mr Sirloin' before. Like it.
Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

lisa said...

I hope your Brides have the sunshine we have this morning. It's beautiful.
Your New Home card is beautiful. I would love to have a blue door!!
Congrats on the magazine feature. I had to smile that folk are looking out for your hearts everywhere.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Anne said...

Fabulous card Jules, reminding me I've to make one of those! Hugs x

coops said...

gorgeous new home card jules.really pretty design and fab image :D
your shadow box card is fabulous, really love the design ;D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Oh super hun and well done for being in the magazine too, i'll have to put it on my shopping list, so i can have a go at making one, Luv Sam x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous fresh and pretty New Home card Jules! Love the little charm - just finishes the design off perfectly.

I love your shadow box cards and have left the mag open on my desk with the intention of making one .... when I get round to it!

Anonymous said...

Two fantastic cards Jules!
Helen x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Two super makes here Jules. The shadow box is an interesting and unusual idea which I love xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful card Jules!

Juls said...

Love your new home card, the soft colours are brill!! Your shadow box card stunning 2!! Hugs Juls

Julie Kitchener said...

Jules i did see this in the mag and love it! i am gonna give it a go soon.The paper is gorgeous!