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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, 3 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday?

Hope your week has got off to a good start.

Mine has been a day of table plans, place-names and new enquiries  .. ..  thank goodness that whilst Mr Heart was away last week I managed to get a nice stock of cards together to share with you because I have a sneaky feeling there aren't going to be many general cards made in February!

This one was made last week:

and used:

Stamps for the background:
Hero Arts:  Leaf Impressions "N2091" Mountain Aspen
Elusive Images:  "32531" Script Background

Bird Image
Stampendous "CRV237" Cling Lone Bird

Stampendous "CRH293" A Bird Sings

Cuttlebug Dies:  2x2 Die Set "Asterisks"
Distress Inks:  Frayed Burlap, Tea Die, Old Paper and Bundled Sage
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilties:  Oval and Scalloped Oval
Ribbon and Cord from my Stash Box

A bit of a long list for me!!!

Now round to my snooker card that I posted on Saturday evening.

I received a few questions asking about the little cue and rack of balls I had made.

The cue was made by snapping a wooden kebab stick to length and then shaping the end with an emery board.  I then coloured it using various ProMarkers.

The rack of balls was made by sticking flat-backed pearls into a triangle shape onto card.  I then cut around the card close to the pearls and using Glossy Accents stuck a very narrow piece of kraft coloured card around them .. .. wrapping it round a couple of times.  Once this had taken hold I stuck everything onto a second piece of card and when it was dry cut around the outside carefully so none of the base card was showing.

Using Glossy Accents for all the gluing meant that is was all well sturdy for sticking onto the card front. I hope that makes sense.

I must admit that had I got any red beads I would probably have used those instead of the pearls .. .. but I hadn't so that was that!

So this is me for today .. .. late again!!!



Sharon said...

This is such a gorgeous sentiment Jules and I love the image. Beautiful papers as always.
Have a lovely week in the house of hearts.
Hugs Sharon. x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, the bird image is lovely, and I love the vintage feel of it, gorgeous colours and design, hugs Kate x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Jules with a fab bird image and a lovely quote.
Beryl xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the image, beautiful sentiment and fabulous stamped background. The soft colours are gorgeous too.
hugs Sue xx

Carole x said...

Pretty card Jules x

Juls said...

This is so gorgeous, can't even begin to tell u just how much I love it!! Love the fab muted colours with that tiny splash of red, it really makes it pop. Thanks 4 your inspiration!! Hugs Juls

Anneke said...

what a lovely design and bird Jules.
how are you doing these days?
i like your cards very much.
have a nice week and hugs to you.

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this card is just beautiful! I love the color combo along with that gingham ribbon. I love the papers and that sentiment and bird stamp is just so pretty! Hugs!

Patricia said...

Another stunning card with a beautiful sentiment and image.
I love it all.
Have a good day

Patricia xx

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Jules your card is so beautiful, I love the bird, the wonderful sentiment and your great design. Fantastic work !


Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, a really lovely card, love the colours and beautiful quote and image, have a good day, Carole Z X

Irene said...

A gorgeous and stunning card Jules, I love the sentiment and Vintage feel to your card.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and design.x

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. A fabulous image and design.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Oooo WOW how stunning and what a fabby sentiment too, Luv Sam x

Eve said...

A beautiful card and lovely sentiment Jules which is something that I don't use on my cards but feel I should.

I bought some leaf stamps ages ago and didn't know how to use them so thanks for that background idea.

Hope you have a lovely day xx.

coops said...

so stunning jules.really beautiful image and verse :D

xx coops xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, the red flowers really stand out against the lovely background.

Kath x

Lynn said...

A beautiful card. I really like the softness of the distress inks, and the two ovals together. The pop of colour is just perfect. Please don't feel as if you have to pay a return visit - I am just so glad that your little wedding business is thriving. Have a good week. lynn x

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's always a super treat to come for a lovely cuppa and a long visit, Jules. I assume you aren't making as many cards with all your wedding work, but then when I do pop over there is a veritable feast of cards to fill me up!! That pool table card was particularly stunning, so thanks for sharing how you did that!

You never cease to inspire me!! Have a great week Hugs, Darnell

Sue B said...

Oh this is beautiful Jules… what a wonderful image and sentiment! I love the pretty papers and the gorgeous red flowers! :-)
Hope you are keeping well
Love Sue xx

bumblebee creations said...

this is beautiful! I love the pops of red! I have blog candy...I hope you can join in!

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is stunningly gorgeous, love your colour choices too, big hugs love Pops x x x

Debs said...

So gorgeous Jules - stunning image and beautiful verse.
Have a great evening.
Debs xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely card! It is so sweet and it just sings to me happily.

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Lovely image and great sentiment too. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Carol said...

Love this one Jules it's stunning. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful bird. beautiful papers and beautiful card!

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, this card took my breath away... It is so amazing.Stunning in fact.Beautiful verse, birdie stamp and papers.Love, love , love it.Hugs Debbie x

XxJULESxX said...

I LOVE this Jules! stunning!