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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.


Tuesday, 20 May 2014


Hi Everyone

Bright and early this morning with my share!

A little bit like the bird that was so excited to be starting a new day that it was singing at the top of its voice at 4.00am this morning!! Definitely more enjoyable to listen to than the wood pigeon that normally calls down our chimney stack .. .. but it would have been nice if the tuneful bird had shared the happy tune with other folk up and down the road too.  Perhaps it knew that I was the only one awake and listening!! That will teach us to sleep with a window open.  

No way could I get back to sleep .. .. its happiness was infectious and now I was awake, excited and ready to start my day too .. .. but I knew it was far too early to start disturbing Mr Heart!  My excitement and hyper activity is bad enough at 6.00am never mind 4.00am!! LOL!!!

So I lay their filling my head with plans for the future, new wedding designs, and making mental notes of things I needed to do until I reached a time that I thought would be more acceptable .. ..  and then I sprung into action.

Great start to the day with the first of my makes ready for taking over to Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge where she would like to see a doily and a butterfly on your creation (but just one butterfly looked lonely on my card .. .. it needed a playmate).

I haven't had chance to play along for a while so was pleased I have had the chance to take part.

This used:

Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Happy Circular Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  A mish mash of snippets
Marianne Creatables Die:  "LR0185" Snowflake (not that it looks anything like a snowflake to me)
Memory Box Dies:  "98261" Kaleidoscope Butterfly and "98262" Moonlight Butterfly
Nestabilities:  Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles
X-Cut Punch:  Flower
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Pearls from My Stash Box

and that is me for today.

I am very slowly catching up with all the comments people have kindly left me and will hopefully be back up to date with those over the next couple of days.   

Enjoy your day.



Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, your card is just lovely, absolutely lovely, right down to those tiny flowers. I like the colours - blue and brown together is a match made in heaven :) We have birds nesting behind the weatherboards, just above our bedroom window, so every morning I'm privy to the domestic activity going on up there. I don't mind the tweeting but I do mind what they are leaving on my window ... goodness knows what the window cleaner is going to say when he next visits! Have a lovely day putting all those plans in to action :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the sound of birdsong. Hugs, Amanda x

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this is so beautiful!! I love the papers you have used, perfect for these beauties. I love that doily and I love, love the butterflies. Glad you were able to play along! Oh yes, I know all about those birds that wake you up at wonderful hours. lol But I so love listening to them be so happy and cheery. Hugs

Eve said...

Oh Jules I have just entered Mrs A's challenge - how the heck can I compare with yours!! LOL!

Simply stunning - I love the way your paper looks like it is actually painted and distressed. Would love to know where that's from.

Also please can you package up some of your over flowing energy and send it to me!!

Hope you are having a fab week.xx

Sarah said...

So pretty Jules, love the pretty blue with the earthy tones you have chosen. I love early morning, especially this time of year and after last nights rain the smell was gorgeous!! xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jules,
A little bit different for you but still absolutely STUNNING.
I love everything about it

Patricia xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the colour combo and pretty flutterbys.
Your bird sounds far more tuneful than the squawking noise we get in the wee small hours from the seagulls that sound like they are coming home from a night out on the tiles lol!!!
Hope you are well.
Debs xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Jules, such gorgeous butterflies and vintage background. I just love your Happy Everything sentiment.

sally said...

Such pretty butterflies :-)


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, beautifull card, I love your design and colour theme, gorgeous butterflies too, hugs Kate x

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous and am loving that fabby die.

OMG 4am is the middle of the night, i bet you are shatted tonight !!, Luv Sam x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the pretty blue butterflies.
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jules I love it
lorraine x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, You're lucky it was a happy bird song - mine was a Magpie this morning!
Love your 'Happy' card always adore that colour combo.
Hope all's well with you.
Avril xx

Hazel said...

What a wonderful card Jules . Hazel xx

Mrs A. said...

I love the butterflies and I spotted the hearts straight off too. Defo two is better than one. Love the combination of brown with the blue. Not colours I would think to put together but works perfectly here. Thank you for taking time from your busy wedding schedule to flutter along and play. hugs Mrs a. (butterfly Challenge).
p.s hope you have a grill on your chimney stack. We didn't and the pigeon fell down into the newly decorated lounge!! Carnage was the best description!!!

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the design, gorgeous papers and beautiful butterflies.
hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card..... Love the Butterfly Die and the snowflake... Die... I called it a Doily....
Gorgeous anyway...
Hugs Sylvie

Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the colours.

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Jules, the design & details are amazing.

Donna x

scrappymo! said...

This looks great Hazel! Love the kraft and the hip look to your papers!

Carole Z said...

HI Jules, this is so beautiful, I love your layered Butterflies and gorgeous papers...there is little more lovely than being awoken by birdsong, hugs Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Jules, the butterflies looks especially pretty! You sound like me my husband says I need to clear my head to sleep but gosh I can't do that!! Susan xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, the butterflies are so pretty and as ever your stitching so neat.
Hugs Jacee

Mary said...

A true beauty....and I love your description of your morning wake up caller. Your sewing is always so perfect. A skill that has passed me by! Thanks too for the kind words on my blog....I'm so glad to see another that finishes what is started!

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules, Love the crackle effect to the background & wonderful stitching...the butterflies are so adorable...Love it... Hugs May x x

Cynthia said...

I am in love with those backing papers!! And the stamp too--how cute! Gorgeous card!!

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the blue and brown colour combo.

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the blue and brown colour combo.

MagsB said...

Another lovely card! The doily is so pretty (I can't see it as a snowflake, either!) and the butterflies are gorgeous!

love Mags B x

XxJULESxX said...

Stunning!!! love the look of this one!