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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.


Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday .. .. I am not going to mention the weather :-(

As I have been having quite a few requests for belated birthday cards recently I decided that one of the new downloads from Digistamp Boutique would be a good investment whilst it was on offer.

I took my paper, image and sentiment into my Serif Craft Artist programme and came up with this:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Blooming Lovely Set"
Backing Paper:  Digistamp Boutique "Ditsy Rose Papers"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Button Twine
My Trust Sewing Machine

I used the Serif programme to add a little shadow behind the image (perhaps a little too much) but I think it makes the image look like it is popping nicely off the striped background.

So that is me for today.

Just remembered I can pop this into the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for February .. .. so that is my next port of call!

Supper time now!

Catch you soon.



Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful card Jules, love the shadow it really adds dimension. Susan x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

This is fabulous! I love how you've used Craft Artist to make the shadow - very clever!

Thanks for visiting my blog - it feels good to be back!

Julie C. said...

Hi Jules! Have I misunderstood this? So the vase and daisy image is actually flat on the striped background? You've not popped it up with foam pads? If that is correct, then.... WOW! A BIG WOW!! Your shadow really works because it really look like they are 3D!! What a wonderful card! ^_^

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and the shadows look brilliant.
Lorraine x

Carole x said...

Nice card, wish there was some Daisy's in the garden x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Jules , super image and great sentiment


Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the image. I wish I could sew in such a straight line. IT doesn't matter how careful I am my lines are never straight.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Marie-Louise said...

Great card Jules. I have Serif and had forgotten about it. This will make me give it another try.

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Another stunning card, the image and sentiment go hand in hand so well, I love it
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the flowers with the added sparkle and the heart added to the vase is such a lovely touch.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love the fab

Sarah said... looks just like you could grab it off the page Jules and the sentiment you created is perfect! xx

Eve said...

WOW! fabulous card Jules - I thought that those daisies were actually cut out!
Love it xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, the shadow works really well.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww! This is such a sweet card. I love everything about it. I used to have a huge collection of belated bday sayings... then I decided maybe I should work more towards being on time! So instead... I didn't send any cards. Oopsie daisy, indeed. I'm much better this year. I really like the backing paper on this card. It really makes it pop with the glitter.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the pretty vase of daisies and perfect sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

Carole Z said...

What a super image and sentiment! Lovely card Jules, Carole Z xx

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Jules, I love your gorgeous little vase of flowers and your shadows do make it pop off the page nicely.

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, Wow the image really does pop of the page. It's amazingly 3D. And well done for getting to grips with Craft Artist. I still haven't got round to loading it on my laptop. But methinks I'll need a new laptop ... one with lots of disk space.

Hugs, Pauline xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Jules, love your design and colours, great sentiment, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card and a great image and love all your added special touches.

Kath x

Emma Sheppard said...

I thought the vase and flowers WERE off the page! Your shadows must be perfect - fabulous xxx

Brenda said...

I did think that the image was popped up off the striped paper Jules! lol You really fooled me!! I love, love this beautiful card and this clever sentiment! You are to clever my friend. Love those daisy's, love that paper and really love that sentiment! Hugs!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Love this pretty daisy card, with the matching sentiment! I spy a pretty heart on the vase, too! ;-)

Annmaree of Oz said...

Forgot to say - Happy Valentines day to you for tomorrow in UK! Hugs! XOXO

Mau xx said...

Superb!!!love the shadow, we have serif and have never bothered with it.... can see it coming out of hiding
Love the sentiment, it perfect.
Hugs Mau xx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules beautiful card the shadowing looks cool!!