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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, 31 May 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

Mr Heart and I called at a local garden centre today for a wander round in the lovely weather (which also just happens to have a craft department too)!!  LOL!!!

Whilst there I saw a lovely card on display .. .. and this is my version of it:

This used:

Image:  Indigo Blu "SFL" Stylised Flowers
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
X-Cut Punch:  Butterfly
Memento Ink Pads:  Cantaloupe, Rose Bud and Pear Tart
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Pearls from My Stash Box

The sample I saw had perfect circles of colour, no stitching, no butterflies or pearls and of course no heart!!

I don't have a suitable circle stamp so I trimmed a very rough circle from the excess rubber that I trimmed from my stamp.  I don't like having lots of rubber around my images and always trim them as close to the image as I dare!!

Quite pleased with the result and no doubt other versions will be making an appearance.

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.



Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules, a really effective design and I love the colours.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

Totally gorgeous Jules. Love the stamps and colours.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty card Jules and love your splash of colour a lovely idea


cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Jules, such a fabulous CAS design.

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card, Love the pops of colour with this image, so nice to get unexpected inspiration.
Avril xx

Brenda said...

How nice that you and your hubby got out and enjoyed the day! I am so loving this card, it is bright and cheerful and oh so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Hazel said...

Good morning Jules. What a beautiful simple card, it's just lovely. Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules, from a very sunny & warm Dalyan, Turkey. Sitting in bed 6.53am waiting for my "Holiday Pals" to open their eyes on this wonderful day.
I just love your take on the card.
Sombright, fresh and so elegant .
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xx

sally said...

A card to bring smiles to anyone's face


Carole Z said...

Beautiful, love those bursts of colour around the dandelion heads..have a great day...we are off to the garden centre this morning, no craft department but lovely cafe..Carole Z X

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules this is so lovely, the colours are so summery and the floral image is beautiful, especially with the coloured circles behind them, love it, hugs Kate x

Jacee said...

Such a beauty Jules, I really like this, you used the inspiration well, sometimes we just need a snippet of an idea don't we. Great work, love it.
Hugs Jacee

Pop's Cards said...

Your creation is super super gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

Crafting Queen said...

Really like this stamp, very striking colours and design.

Carole said...

Love this Jules, well done, will definitely be copying xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, love the colour behind the flower heads, hope you are well x Susan x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Fab flowers and design.
Lorraine x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Hi Jules,

Its been a while since I left comments on your fab cards but despite that I have been looking, 'Oohing and Aaghing (is that how you spell those words??)
and certainly inspired.

This card is stunning, the flower stamp is fab, I love the coloured circles, (a great use of your rubber off cuts), admire how you add those perfect finishing touches, and above all how you choose colours. Must say yours is one blog that I always go to for inspiration. Thanks Jules.

Love Sheila x

scrappymo! said...

I like the uneven is more arty!

This card is so pretty...great card, Jules.

Betty said...

Great idea those lovely circles of color.They really make this card stand out

Cynthia said...

I love super ingenious way to make the circles, Jules. That's so cool!! I love the flowers as well--and the bright colors too!

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card Jules!

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card Jules!

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card Jules!