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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, 18 April 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all OK and that the day is being kind to you.

The weather here is grotty considering how lovely it has been the last few days.  I really did think Spring was on its way .. . but perhaps not just yet :-(

You surprised me yesterday with how easily you all found the heart .. and there was me thinking it was going to be difficult.  Clearly everyone is getting to know my hiding places far too well .. .. or you are cultivating super speedy heart spotting eyes LOL!!!

Today's share uses probably the stamp I have used the most in my collection .. .. I love it.

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "M217" Dandie Trio
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Quatrefoil" and "Stripes" (both sets on offer for £1 each at the mo!!)
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Gold Embossing Powder
Ribbon from my stash box

A little more of the cream card has disappeared too but there is plenty more to go at.

These are the snippets left over from just one wedding card cutting session!!!!

Lots of hearts, butterflies and flowers there .. .. and possibly a few little easel cards if I get my act together.

Cream is definitely going to be my new white!!!  LOL!!!

Enjoy the rest of your day.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely love your card Jules and thank you so much the Pink Petticoat is my new best friend when it come to papers
jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hello Jules...what an elegant card and I can see why you love that gorgeous your choice of colours...
Well I think Spring has missed Somerset as we have just had a dreadful hail storm with torrential rain....may be this means our Summer will be can only hope.


Debs said...

Super stylish and oh so elegant Jules - love it!
Debs xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is really beautiful. Very elegant.

Debs M said...

love the gold and cream - lovely card x

sally said...

Another lovely card for some deserving person :-)


Crafting Queen said...

Lovely elegant card. It was a lovely morning, ok a bit windy but sunny and warm but it did not last. Come back Spring! :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous stamp ... Fabulous PP papers....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Eve said...

Hi Jules, what a very elegant and beautiful card.

Sorry I haven't been around I have had the flu :(

Hope you are well xx

MARY B said...

Another beautiful elegant card, Mary x

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant! I see why it's your most used stamp. Perfect for any occasion! I think cream is fully as pretty as white. It looks like a nice heavy cardstock too.

Irene said...

A beautiful and stunning card Jules, I love the stmmp and colour combination.

Patricia said...

Oh! wow! Another stunner, I can well understand why this is your favourite stamp. It makes a beautiful card, the colours you have used are wonderful.
Now that's a lot of "bits" to use up...........interesting to see what you come up with.

Patricia xxx

Anne said...

That's a beautiful stamp, no wonder its you're most used. Nice day here but still a wee bitty chilly in the wind. Maybe where just going to lurch to summer. Hugs x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the gold embossed image, gorgeous papers and fabulous layout.
hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Really classy card.It's a beautiful stamp so I can see why it's an old favourite.Great colours too.Hugs Debbie x

Betty said...

Oh I love this Jules just beautiful I love your cards. I've just been looking at the one's I missed when I wasn't well. I managed to find all the hearts lol

Lorraine said...

I'm not surprised it's one of your most used stamps, it looks so pretty. The design and colours really show it off- love it!
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Jules.
Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and the design and papers are fab.

Donna x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Stunning card Jules, I love that your snippets get used in such creative ways.


Lynsey said...

Hi Jules what a lovely elegant card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours.
Nikki x

Sooty said...

Yes I like that stamp to I have a similar one. Very nice card x

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, i do love this card beautiful image and love the layout.
I love all the cards you create Jules,the one's in your later posts that i missed are all gorgeous too!.
Not long now until the wedding!!!

Carol said...

I can see why this is your most used stamp Jules - it's fabulous. Love how you've used it on this card. Carol x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW!! This is so elegant. I love the stamp and your choice of papers, what a fabulous combination.
Am loving all your offcuts although no doubt you must have piles of them! What cutter do you use?

Love Sheila x

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules
love the stamp & gorgeous colour of papers ,love the nail heads ,the heart ones are lovely x

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
i am speakless.
what a gorgeous card creation and stamp.
the color combination is awesome.
hugs to you.

Di said...

Totally breathtaking Jules - I LOVE this card! Agree that stamp is a real beauty too. Hugs, Di xx

EELS said...

Love the colour of this superb card Jules and reminds me that I have embossing powder lurking in my drawer which I don't use anywhere near as often as I should.
Cheers, Elaine

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, I can see why this is your most used stamp - love this card and the colours, Carole Z X

Juls said...

Beautiful!! Love the soft colours, look 4ward to seeing what u do with your snippets!! Hugs Juls xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules this is gorgeous I really love that colour combo you have used, I can see why this is your most used stamp it is not only beautiful but versatile, superb creation.
lorraine x

Beryl said...

Whoah - look at all those off cuts - and stacked so neatly too. I'm thinking bookmarks for some of them. You've got enough there to open a stall.
Super card Jules and I can see why you love that stamp.
Beryl xx

lisa said...

I can see why this is a favourite, Jules, it's lovely and although it's floral, your card has quite a masculine feel, I love those colours.
My, that's a great pile of card there, bet your cream scrap box is huge!!
Have a great weekend whatever the weather. We've had sunshine up until today and now it's raining steadily.
Hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Right . . . I'm coming over to play with your enormous pile of snippets. Stick the coffee on!

BEAUTIFUL gold embossed card her Jules. *Sighs* and thinks: HOW DOES SHE KEEP DOING IT? xxxx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, beautifully embossed image - I can see why that stamp is one of your favourites - a very elegant card.
I think you might take a while to work through those cream snippets!

Lisa Jane said...

wow - so pretty - what gorgeous colours
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Elegant and very beautiful Jules! Gorgeous stamp, papers and layout.

coops said...

so stunning jules.beautiful stam and i love your soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful make Jules, love the gold embossing on the pretty dandelions!

Great border and papers too!

Dora said...

This is so elegant Jules, love the soft monochrome look and the stamp is beautiful.. no wonder at all that it's one of your most used :) Wishing you a nice weekend xxx

Tedz said...

Love this card Jules, it is a beautiful stamp - we will expect a lot more using cream snippets then!! Pauline xx

Brenda said...

Lovely and elegant card Jules! I love that color and I too love your stamp. I can see why it is your most loved stamp!! I am also loving your "new" white paper. lol Looks like you have been super busy!!!

Abi said...

Now I wish I could create something like has a gorgeous calm elegance about it x