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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.


Saturday, 3 May 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely Saturday.

It was beautiful weather here today .. .. I hope it was for you too!!

I spent some time this morning finalising a table plan design with a couple who are getting married two weeks today .. .. how lovely if the weather could be like today for them .. .. and then this afternoon I was super good and did an hour of digging and weeding with Mr Heart!  I do believe the sun has perhaps caught my face a little as it has a lovely healthy glow feeling to it this evening!!

Can you believe we could even smell a BBQ cooking somewhere nearby .. .. and to be honest it was nice enough to sit out and eat.  It made me feel a bit peckish!!  LOL!!

Anyway, I snatched another sketch today .. .. this time from the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "P107" Agapanthus Cluster
Sentiment:  Docrafts  Happy Birthday in Papyrus (another very old stamp"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Gingham" printed in black onto cream cardstock
X-Cut Punch:  Tiny Butterfly
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust
Button and Ribbon from My Stash Box

and here is the sketch I used if you fancy playing along too.

Enjoy what is left of your evening and I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.



Betty said...

Oh this is so lovely Jules love the black and cram and those little pink butterflies just make this card. I like those nail heads you use are they easy to apply

Sue - said...

Very elegant. Love the pop of the pink butterflies.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the image and elegant design. The pink butterflies are the perfect finishing touch.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Eve said...

Another stunner Jules!

Craftyangel said...


Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous that image... Think i have this stamp....
Hugs Sylviex

Anne said...

A very striking card Jules. Lovely day here too and an afternoon spent working in the garden with Mr C! Hugs x

Di said...

Super card Jules. Love the monochrome with just the butterflies as a splash of colour.


Di xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules - hope the sun shines for you today too x Susan x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Jules I love this stamp and I love your card.


Stamps and Paper said...

Love the splash of colour on your black and white card Jules...


Doreen said...

A Beautiful card Jules,gorgeous image and

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

LOVE your card Jules - it's so elegant and striking with the black and white: the little pop of pink is just perfect.

Jocelyn x
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Viv's Visuals said...

Playing quick catch up as am chasing my own tail this week! Beautiful card Jules - and one of my all time fave stamps! x

Whisper said...

Oooo classy and stunning, Luv Sam x

Brenda said...

I have had some beautiful days too, some clouds though with some spritz of rain, but other wise beautiful! Sounds like you got a lot done!! I love, love this card and sketch. Your color combo of black and white is awesome and I love, love the stamps you used. As always you have me looking at your creation with awe! Loving the little heart too! Hugs

cuilliesocks said...

Just so beautiful Jules, love the image and your colours, very striking' hugs Kate x

MagsB said...

Oh so chic! The pink butterflies are a brilliant touch!

love Mags B x

Cynthia said...

Love the color combo--black and pink always looks so sharp! Beautiful!!

Jacee said...

Great card Jules, I love black and white cards and this is no exception, smashing work.
Hugs Jacee

Juls said...

This is fabulous ... Loving the tiny touch of pink, it really makes the card pop!! Hugs Juls

scrappymo! said...

A is for Awesome. This is stunning...the black and white is so lovely and the burst of colour from the butterflies is fabulous!

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the stylish design and colours and the stamp is fab ;D

xx coops xx

XxJULESxX said...

wow stunning! lovin the pops of pink!!

Vannessa said...

This is just stunning! Love the little pops of pink against the black and white and I totally love your idea of including a little heart on every card you make! Just fabulous!

Thanks for joining in the Sketch Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Vannessa
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