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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, 7 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday (that feels like a Monday LOL!!).

I hope your weather has been beautiful today.  It has been here .. .. this would do me for Summer.  No need to be any hotter .. today was perfect.

There were also several mountains of washing done as we are threatened with the weather breaking up tomorrow (which now means I have mountains of ironing grrrr!!!).  

I managed to wake up this morning with a huge sore throat .. .. I was thinking about offering it out as a "giveaway" but I doubt anyone will want it!!  But on the bright side I am thankful I am not a giraffe.  Just think how painful it must be if they get a sore throat!!!

Anyway, round to my rather late share for today:

This used:

Image:  Magenta "Deco Vase"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Happy Birthday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Echo Park "Happy Days"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

and that is it!!  A very short ingredient list from me today.

Well my favourite TV programme has made its way back to the screen today .. .. The Apprentice!!  Sadly the football is running on longer than expected so I am going to have to watch all those budding entrepreneurs behind time.  

I'll catch you again tomorrow.

Enjoy what is left of this evening.



Doreen said...

Beautiful Jules,love the image and gorgeous

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules.

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Kathleen said...

Phew, if it wasn't for the fact that I am having problems getting into Di's blog tonight I may have missed this wonderful card.
Love the image, as I am a flower person, great papers and love the colours.
Thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog.
I too have a mountain of ironing yuk.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card and great paper piecing ....hope your sore throat doesn't get any worse....


Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Jules this is gorgeous mu kinda card as i adore flowers!!!
also Jules i think i may have sorted the blog now fingers crossed!

Sally said...

Great card Jules. Love the image and the paper piecing looks great.
Hope you feel better soon.
Hugs Sally xxx

Anne said...

What a beauty and I love the colour combo. I'd normally say thank you for your generosity when you offer a giveaway but think I'll pass this time! Hope you feel better tomorrow. Hugs x


Hope your sore throat disappears very soon Jules - a mixture of honey, whisky, lemon juice and hot water works wonders (and it tastes quite nice too)!!
Love your card - the paper-piecing is fabulous.

I'm a fan of The Apprentice too - hope you didn't miss any of it. It's on tomorrow night as well - yaaay!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Cynthia said...

Love the colors on this one. And the font on the sentiment is so cool!

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is stunning, I love the papers and paper piecing. Brilliant layout.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love that image and the papers are beautiful.
I hope you are feeling better soon
hugs Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful card Jules and I love your paper piecing
jacqui x

I bought one of those paper trimmers and yes I love it!! thanks x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Jules. The pretty backing paper is perfect for the vase of flowers.
Hope your throat is better today.
Beryl xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the image and pretty colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

AW Jules you always know how to see the fun side of things! Definitely glad you're not a giraffe with a sore throat... It would be hard to play with ribbon if you were too!!!

Hoping it clears up quickly for you!

Love the pretty colours of this card, red and blue is a great combo! Love those lovely flowers in a vase!

coops said...

stunning card jules.gorgeous stamp and i love the paper piecing ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the papers & image!
Hugs Shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules oh wow love those papers youve used, the paper piecing is just gorgeous, its a really beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hoping your sore throat doesn't come to much Jules.
Lovely card today, love the flowers and the gorgeous papers, kate x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Jules - love the paper piecing.
So pleased The Apprentice is back on - the right one definitely went last night :o)
Don't forget it's on again this evening!
Debs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. HOpe you feel better soon. :)

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I hope your sore throat doesn't become a full blown cold, that will make it all the more difficult to motivate yourself to do the ironing! I love the bright colours on this card and that's another gorgeous stamp. Pauline xx

Carole Z said...

Evening Jules, your card is absolutely lovely, I love this image! Hope your throat is better, probably best not ot offer it as a giveaway :) Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

A beautiful, fresh card Jules. Love the mix of papers and colours.

I hope your throat is feeling better now.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules, love the pieced flowers and the floral patterned paper is very pretty too. Oh, and I love the font on the 'big' greeting. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Donna Mosley said...

A very pretty card Jules, love the image and gorgeous papers.

Donna x

Carol said...

Another beautiful card Jules. Hope your sore throat disappears quickly. Carol x

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, such pretty papers.
I hope your sore throat soon disappears.

Louise said...

Wow - fab card again Jules - great colour combo too. Hope you're feeling a bit better now. x

Julie Kitchener said...

Beautiful and love the paper piecing!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, so pretty, hope your sore throat has improved!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

I love these patterned flowers! They're perfect with that pretty background paper! I hope your sore throat has gone away and you are feeling all well!

scrappymo! said...

Lovely card. Those design papers are so lovely together. Must remember to sometimes stamp on DP. I get such great ideas from your posts and then promptly forget them!

Love the sentiment font!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Jules, loving the papers you used. You are so talented, I wish I was as talented as you. lol Wanna' rub elbows?!!