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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, 28 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Sorry for the "no-show" yesterday .. .. I ran completely out of time to do anything with my blog!!  

But on the good side I got all of my ironing out of the way, managed a bit more gardening and then spent the afternoon and some of the evening on commission work.  Not a bad day's work!

So I am here nice and early to make up for my blogging slackness of yesterday!

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique:  "Dress and Mannequin Set"
Sentiment:  Computer generated onto those scrummy Digistamp Boutique "Simple Tags"
Backing Papers:  Digistamp Boutique: "Ditsy Rose"  -  I just love these papers!!
Woodware Craft Punches:  Daisies in various sizes
Martha Stewart Punch:  Frond
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Brad, Eyelet and ribbons from my stash box

and now it is time to knuckle down and get lots of wedding work done!!

I love these bank holidays but they do play havoc with my routine.  Weren't we fortunate with the weather!  Unlike today.  Back to dirty wet weather here today .. .. but at least I don't need to water the plants we put out at the weekend!! LOL!!

Have a great day.



Sazzle Dazzle said...

As always simply gorgeous card Jules...I've also got the mannequin stamps from Digistamp Boutique and love them. You were lucky with the weather yesterday as we had that dirty wet stuff then too! x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Jules I love this card very much great image and paper piecing
jacqui xx

Anne said...

Lovely card Jules. Glad you had a good day yesterday, you've to take advantage of the weather when you can. Hugs x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Cute card Jules I am loving those rose blossoms in your patterned paper!!! Great dress form and paper piecing!

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Beryl said...

It was a lovely weekend here too and I had friends round who help me put my new fence panels in. So glad that jobs done.This is such a pretty card. The dress and the matching bp is very effective.
Beryl xx

Sharon said...

This is so sweet Jules. Love the paper pieced dress and the papers are gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, such pretty papers and love your paper pieced dress tomorrow.


cuilliesocks said...

This is lovely Jules, looks so crisp and clean. Lovely image and papers, kate x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love those papers, they make such a pretty dress.
Glad you had a good weekend, I keep thinking it's Monday today!
hugs Sue xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the papers. fab colours x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow what a stunning card I love how youve paper pieced the dress with the background paper, the colour choice is fabulous to. hugs Shirleyx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the paper piecing and the paper are beautiful. Horris weather here today too. x Susan x

cotnob said...

This is really lovely Jules, fabulous paper pieced dress and pretty colours.

Debs said...

This is so pretty Jules - love the image and beautiful DP's
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is beautiful Jules… what a fab design! I love the pretty papers and how you've used it on the dress also… the ribbons and flower are gorgeous! :-)
the sunshine was lovely while it lasted wasn't it…but yes back to the rain again now!! LOL
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the paper piecing of the dress to coordinate with the backing paper.

Patricia said...

Maybe late but still as stunning as always.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xxx

Lorraine said...

This is soooo pretty. A fabulous image and gorgeous papers.
Love it!
Lorraine x

Tedz said...

This is a lovely card as well Jules, it reminds me of a skirt I used to have! Love the colour as well. Yep it was very wet today down here as well but they do say the weekend will be nice again. Pauline xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules, Love those papers.. so girly... Great image love how you paper pieced her dress... Hugs May x x x

Mrs A. said...

A super piece of paper piecing . I would love a dress like this!! Hugs Mrs a

Eve said...

Beautiful card Jules. I think that the waist would have to be a bit larger for me. LOL!

It has been very wet in Devon the last couple of days. :(

Take care xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. I loved these papers so much I had to buy them.

Betty said...

This is gorgeous Jules love that paper. You have made some lovely cards since I last visited I can't keep up with you lol

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
i love this card and gorgeous dress.
the layout is beautiful and these colors.
hugs from a Sunny Netherlands.

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and love those papers too.

scrappymo! said...

What a pretty party dress and pretty card! Love the paper pieced dress and DP that you chose!

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is really gorgeous, hugs Pops x

coops said...

so beautiful jules.gorgeous pretty papers and I love the fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Jane said...

This is absolutely beautiful and I love the combination of papers. Jane x

Carole Z said...

HI Jules, this is a gorgeous card, such beautiful papers and I love the image, Carole Z X

Abi said...

Simply gorgeous Jules! I love the candy stripe paper. Wet & miserable here too...sigh!

Hope the wedding work is going well xx

Louise said...

Very stylish and I love your paper piecing. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card ... Love that dress ....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Julie Kitchener said...

love love love it!!!! Jules! so beautiful

Debbie said...

Oh what a beautiful card dearie.Love this mannequin and dress.Pretty papers.Hugs Debbie x

Juls said...

Ooooooh wow!!! This is stunning!!! Hugs Juls xxx