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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, 2 May 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ..  I hope your week has been a good one.

Lots of lovely things crossed of my crafty list .. .. and lots more added too LOL!!

Plenty more birthday cards are needed here so I used the lovely sketch from over at Sketch N Stash to create this:

This used:

Image:  Papermania "PMA 10069" (a very old stamp and sadly no name on it)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Daniel"
Backing Paper:  Papermania Capsule Collection "Parisienne Blue" 
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Crochet Flower (sadly not made by me), brad and ribbon from my Stash Box

Another part of the challenge is to say what new or neglected stash you have used.  Well for me it is the lovely, but neglected, Papermania rubber stamp which I purchased many, many years ago when my cardmaking journey was in its early days.  

If you fancy playing along with the challenge then here is the sketch I used:

You just need to stand on your head to see what I did with it LOL!!

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend everyone.  I hope the sun shines on you at some stage!



cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules what a beautiful card, the image is gorgeous as is your papers, fab sketch too.
Have a good Bank Holiday, hugs Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Jules lovely colours and your flower is gorgeous. ..pretty crochet flower


sally said...

Love the colour!


Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous and classy, am loving the great paper piecing too, Luv Sam x

Joey said...

Jules this is stunning and so striking. Joey x

Jacee said...

Love your card, lovely colour and the crochet flower looks smashing, a really lovely piece of work.
Hugs Jacee

Hazel said...

Jules this is gorgeous and pretty at the same time. Hazel xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules. The colour combo is lovely and makes for a very elegant creation.

Kathleen said...

Oh Gosh I just love this, image, papers and sketch, an absolute cracker.

Kath x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is a such a pretty card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Ellie said...

Love this, great colors and design!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love those papers and the image goes so well with them. The crochet flower is the perfect finishing touch.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Carole x said...

lovely card lovely denim blues, so dissapointed you didn't crochet that flower!have a great weekend xx

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Jules, I love your monochrome design and the font that you have used for the sentiment.
Have a lovely weekend.

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely card. The blues are so pretty and I am drooling over the pretty crocheted flower!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules.

Bonnie said...

This beautiful card puts me in mind of a quilt! Beautifully pieced and I love the flower! Enjoy your long weekend!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card Jules - I do like the background papers. Have a good Bank Holiday. Lynn x

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this card is stunning! I love the paper you used and love that image. I love how you turned the sketch upside down and I just love the colors in this one. Your little heart is so cute on the sentiment too and I just love that crochet flower!! Hugs

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, what a beautiful card, love everything about it..gorgeous colour blue, happy weekend! Hugs Carole Z X

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, love it!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Eve said...

Wow! Wow! and more Wow!!!
I think that this might have to move to the top of my 'Jules' favourite card list'

Love the colours and the paper piecing and ......etc. etc..!

Hope that you have a lovely weekend. xx

Vivi Casale said...

it is a fabulous card! love the flower stamp you used and it matches with the pattern paper!! so pretty!
Great take on the sketch!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash Challenge!

MagsB said...

Fabulous papers, and what a lovely stamp! I love the crochet flower, too!

love Mags B x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow love this Jules very stylish!!

Julie said...

Stunning card, Jules, just stunning! Hugs, Juliexx