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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.


Monday, 13 January 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope your week has got off to a good start.

My share today is one of those cards that it always makes me feel sad to make.  

It isn't one that I need to send personally, it has been requested by someone else .. .. but even so it is still sad to think someone is no longer part of this world and others are hurting because of their absence.

But I suppose it is all part of the pathway of life.  

So here we go:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat  "Dandelion Wisps"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes" "Vintage Rose"(another one that is retiring!!  Gosh I won't be able to link through soon as all my downloads will no longer be available).
My trusty sewing machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

So that is me for today.

Hopefully I will be back tomorrow .. .. .. but there is a lot on that there do list !!!



Aunty Sue said...

such a lovely card that will be appreciated i alway jump to this image when i need one of these.

Sue said...

Always such a sad card to make but a beautiful card Jules, the design and delicate colours are so appropriate.
hugs Sue xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, what a beautiful card, gorgeous paper!

Marie-Louise said...

Such a beautiful card. I'm afraid I have needed far too many of these in recent weeks.

Hazel said...

Jules , a beautiful card for the sad occasion but it will bring pleasure to the one receiving it to know someone is thinking of them and their loss. Hazel x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful cards for sensitive time Jules, Shaz in oz.x

sally said...

Always, as you say, hate making one of these! Keep it simple seems the best option & this one does it so well.
I hope the one I ad to send to one of my French neighbours last week was accepted it the spirit it was sent.


Patricia said...

Good morning Jules, a very simple, stunning card for the occasion we have to face but hate to think about.
A card that would be very well received at that sad time
Have a great day

Patricia xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules - perfect for the sad occasion x Susan x

Irene said...

Beautiful Jules and perfect.

Lorraine said...

A very elegant card and perfect for the occasion.
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

It's lovely Jules. I'm sure it will be appreciated by the recipient.
Beryl xx

Betty said...

What a lovely card Jules so appropriate for such a sad occasion

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Jules. I agree I don't like having to make them either, it's sad, it's hard, it just isn't a fun thing to have to do. You want to be elegant and not cutesy. Just very hard to make. But you have done it very elegantly and I'm glad that you don't have to use this card personally.

Cynthia said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the sentiment and its font.

Doreen said...


Carole Z said...

hi Jules, yes you are quite right, the type of card we don't like to have to make, but this is beautiful, Carole Z X

coops said...

so beautiful and delicate jules.

xx coops xx

Carol said...

A beautifully serene card Jules. perfect for the sad occasion. Carol x

Carole x said...

Hi Jules this card is beautiful and i am sure it will ease a little pain from those affected, Hope your week is going well xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, yes these cards are always so difficult to make as they evoke all sorts of feelings within us.
This is beautiful, so understated and just perfect for the occasion, hugs Kate x

Diane said...

Wonderful design Jules, with your image and paper.

Hugs Diane

Marjorie said...

Always sad to make Jules, this is a lovely card you have made, just perfect..
Marjorie x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, big hugs Pops x x x

MagsB said...

I know what you mean, these are always sad cards to make. But the recipients really treasure them, I suspect that those who haven't lost a loved one don't understand what a big difference a card can make. And yours is lovely!

love Mags B x

Mrs A. said...

I've just had to make one of these too for a good friend who lost his sister on Christmas Eve.
No day is a good day but to loose someone at Christmas is especially hard as it mars all the subsequent years. Hugs Mrs A.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card ... Love the papers and the image
Hugs Sylvie xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so beautiful. Sue x

Debbie said...

So elegant and beautiful dearie.Hugs x