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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.


Friday, 3 January 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all safe, dry and warm!!!

The floods on the news look awful.  So many homes and belongings spoilt :-(

Scary times!!

All is good here thankfully.  Lots of rain but luckily the drains seem to be handling it.

I thought I would share with you one of the cards I made for the Quick Cards Made Easy magazine which is currently on sale. I was pleased to be offered the "Card School" commission which is where you show readers how to make the basic card base and then make a few samples .. .. decorating them in different ways.

I loved this commission and the papers I worked with were gorgeous too.  Well pleased with the finished job and I think this one was my favourite (but ask me again tomorrow and I might choose a different one from the set  LOL!!!).



The shape makes for a lovely finished card and I think it would look gorgeous all boxed up for someone special.

Now round to last night's heart.  A few of you struggled a little.. .. tee hee!!  Naughty me!!

Here it was .. .. nestling on the carrot top:

Did you spot it?

Enjoy the rest of the evening and have a good weekend.

My Christmas is being packed away tomorrow ..  though it isn't quite as sad as it normally is because one of the sets of lights broke on the tree on Tuesday .. .. so my normally bright and beautiful Christmas tree looks a bit sorry for itself.

Perhaps I will be able to get some new ones in the sales now Christmas has come and gone :-(



Kathleen said...

OOh you little monkey, no I did not spot it.
Well I certainly wouldn't call this a quick card but it is fabulous. Again I can't see the heart but maybe because it was a commissioned card there isn't one, otherwise I think I need to speak to my eye surgeon to tell him I need to reverse the operation as it hasn't

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the very pretty design.

Donna x

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Jules. I really love the design and the papers are gorgeous.
The weather here in Littlehampton is awful, we have floods along the coast and I have just found out that 2 of my children will be having an extra day off on Monday because the school roof has been damaged and the power has gone!
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

A beautiful card and design Jules, the papers are gorgeous. Must have a trip to Asda tomorrow and pick up a copy of the mag. Carol x

Creations by Shirl said...

This is really pretty Jules~ I would really love making one, is this a template or file?

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Jules, what a gorgeous card, I love the shape and the papers you've chosen are so beautiful. I just might give this a go as I've a special card to make for my Daughter-in-law, have a good weekend, hugs Kate x

Jane Willis said...

I love this - I'm always on the look out for new ways of "engineering" to make cards really special and this is a definite must-try.

mags said...

This is lovely Jules. Great shaped card and will definitely be having a go at this one.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fabulous fold Jules. I have really scrutinised it and can't figure out how it is done!! Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is stunning, hugs Pops x

Sarah said...

Very "grown up" and elegant! xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this is absolutely stunning, really beautiful..must get the mag and have a go at this, looks like a good idea for one of our future workshops! Our decs will also be packed away tomorrow, will be sad though as no broken lights this end..we will have one more evening of lovely twinkles before our hols are over and back to work on Monday :( ..I'm glad someone else leaves them up - most people I know seem to have taken them down by the end of Boxing Day! hugs Carole Z X

Hazel said...

This is stunning Jules. Hazel x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Jules . . . and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours.

WOW - that QCME card looks amazing. I might just have to go and buy the mag to see how to make it as I LOVE shaped cards and this one's a stunner.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Cynthia said...

What a gorgeous card! The colors are so rich and regal-looking!

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
Fabulous card with gorgeous papers.

I think I might brave the storms tomorrow to buy the magazine!

Hope you are feeling better now - sorry to hear that you weren't well.
take care xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, stunning card!! as always ! thanks so much for your kind comment in my blog, things are ok mum is battling on!

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, I saw the makes in the mag, and I think this one is my favourite. I may have to buy those papers, lol. Have a good week. I'm back at work on Monday - where did the time go?! Lynn x

Carole x said...

Very pretty Jules, now you need to do a video on how to make it x

Anonymous said...

Happy new year Jules, a beautiful creation!
Helen x

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Might have a look for that 'Mag if I am anywhere near a shop that would have it.
I struggled to find the heart but decided that it had to be on the carrot!!!!!

Patricia xxx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year!
I love your book fold card, its gorgeous and I love the vintage red/rose papers!
As you know I haven't blogged for a while, but I love to just still look at everyones blogs when I have time!
Love Kerry xxx

coops said...

wow so stunning jules.i love the vintage design and fabulous fold ;D

xx coops xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous Jules and well done on being published and with a lovely project to boot!

Lorraine said...

Just stunning Jules!
That was a cheeky little heart yesterday!
Lorraine x