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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, 1 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday.

I hope your week has been good so far!

Mine has been super productive on the old wedding front .. .. quite a few jobs crossed off the old list .. .. and quite a few new ones added too !!  I would be lost without my lists and diary!!

Just a quick share today to let you know I am still in the land of the living:

This used:

Backing paper that has stayed in a drawer for far too long.  There are only so many times you can stroke a piece of paper before it deserves to be used and loved by someone else.  
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Scriptina"
Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Classic Heart and Classic Squares Large
My Trusty Sewing Machine (I didn't do all the stitching on the background paper it came like that).
X-Cut Butterfly Punch .. .. used on card and then on patterned vellum
Glamour Dust Gold.  It is the first time I have used this .. .. not sure if I like it!  I much prefer the Crystal one
Eyelet, Gems, Ribbon and Cord from my stash box 

and that is it.

Have you all been baking in the heat today?  I ended up closing the windows and drawing some of the curtains to keep the heat out!  It was cooler inside than the air that was coming in!!  

Enjoy the rest of your evening and I'll catch you again soon.

Nearly the weekend AGAIN!!!  



Sazzle Dazzle said...

A Simply Stunning Card Jules. I know exactly what you mean about the backing paper ... I have similar that I daren't part with! xx

Cynthia said...

So I'm not the only one who strokes paper?? LOL!!! I just did that today with a cut-to-death snippet of BasicGrey!!!! I LOVE that paper!!! LOL!!!

I'm so glad you've managed to let this one leave the nest, though. This card is a stunner!! The butterflies are the perfect addition. Love the creamy, dreamy colors too!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the colour scheme and very pretty backing paper.
You have made some gorgeous cards while I have been on my holiday!
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

beautiful card Jules love your design and that yummy paper
jacqui xxx

Kathleen said...

Well I was mega excited to see the heading Golden Wedding as I have just been asked to make one, then I saw the card with the stitching and I thought no way can I steal this idea, then I read the menu. What fabulous paper and what a beautiful card.

Kath x

mags said...

This is really gorgeous Jules. Love the background paper with all the stitching.

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules, love that beautiful paper. Wouldn't get far without my to-do list either :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Jules. I love the paper and such an elegant design
hugs Sue xx

EELS said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card as always.
I'm so glad you clarified the sewing thing, I can't imagine how tedious it would've been sewing around all those curves.

btw, I finally managed to sell my expensive white elephant machine, now someone else can appreciate it better than me lol.


Marie-Louise said...

Just gorgeous Jules.

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Jules it's a stunning card love it!!! i will be back in one week so look forward to seeing your wonderful cards when i return!!!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,love the design and gorgeous

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
I hope you are well.... Fabulous card.... Think i have some paper like that.....
Hugs Sylvie xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love that backing paper - I can see why you haven't used it before. A stunning card.

Patricia said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it.
I have some of that paper, somewhere safe!!!
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules.

cuilliesocks said...

Love this Jules, very elegant and stylish. Cream and gold together are gorgeous, Kate x

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous Jules. That bp is so lovely and right in keeping with your favourite way of putting your cards together.
No - I didn't like the heat gain yesterday. Grrr. Had enough now - well I'd had enough after the first day of it to be honest.
Beryl xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules and just love all your fabulous stitching
and a stunning design


Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

YAY for it being NEARLY the weekend! Roll on 4pm I say!

LOVELY Golden Wedding card Jules. Just perfect, as always.

Have a greet weekend.

Sarn xxx

coops said...

so beautiful and classy jules.i love the backing paper and gorgeous design :D

xx coops xx

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, so elegant. Thankfully it's much cooler here.

Eve said...

WOW! Jules what an exquisite card.
Simply stunning.
You are just soooo talented!

I know what you mean about parting with lovely papers- its hard!

Nice breeze here in Devon today thankfully.

Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Eve said...

P.S I've braved Pixie's playground today - I'm a bit scared, I hope they are nice to me!! xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules, Love that backing paper... Gorgeous design... It's a little cooler today were I am... Hugs May x x x

Donna Mosley said...

Absolutely stunning Jules, love the gorgeous design and that paper is so scrummy.

Donna x

Diane said...

Gorgeous Jules, love the colors and design.

Regards diane

rosie said...

wow Jules this is amazing. love the colours and the layout. fab idea x

Anonymous said...

This is a beauty Jules, loving the gold and beautiful stitched paper!

Quite cold here Jules. Looking forward to spring!

Sooty said...

Lovely card Jules x

Carole Z said...

A really stunning card Jules, the stitching is beautiful... fabulous! Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

So elegant and just stunning Jules!!

Anneke said...

dear jules.
this card is elegant and the text is beautiful written.
very lovely design as always.
hugs to you my friend.

Karen Petitt said...

Yay I found someone who agrees with me - what is the point in keeping this beautiful paper if no one else gets to see how beautiful it is or the beautiful creation you have made using it.
I love this card and your paper makes it so classy and elegant - in fact a 'boutique' card - so beautiful hugs Karen

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, such gorgeous colours too, huggles Pops x x x