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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.


Thursday, 8 May 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope today has been a good day for you.

No colouring on my card today .. .. just a bit of stitching and distressing:

This used:

Backing Paper:  GCD Studio "Ella Blue"  
Sentiment:  Stampin' Up "Lots of Thanks"
Go Kreate Die:  Wavy Frame #3
Die'sire Die:  Scalloped Tags
Sizix Die:  "658520" Sew Cute
Distress Ink:  Tea Die and Tattered Rose
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon, Twine and Pearls from my Stash Box

and that is all!!

My beloved Ella Blue paper stack is reducing even more :-(  I am on a mission to use up some of the old paper stacks in my collection but I shall be very sad when this one is finally finished.

Enjoy what is left of your evening everyone.

We are just waiting for the second half of the football.  Mr Heart's team have got to the playoffs .. .. and they are currently winning 2 - 1.  I'm surprised you haven't heard us cheering!! LOL!!!

Hopefully catch you again tomorrow.  



Whisper said...

Aaah super hun and am loving the idea of the buttons, instead of an image.

I'm commenting and Alan is watching his beloved 'Muppets', ooops i mean Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhino's in that funny shaped ball game :-), hope hubbys team win, Luv Sam x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous as always Jules, love the fab design and the buttons are so lovely.

Donna x

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, love the little tag.
hugs Jacee

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card,love the papers you used.

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules. I love the papers and wonderful layout.
I know I often say it but you sewing always looks so fabulous!
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules.

MagsB said...

Come on, Derby!!! I must say, the end of the season with the play-offs is just so exciting! My nephews and neice are absolutely thrilled to think that Derby, their local team, might win the playoffs! Go, Derby!!!!

I'm not surprised that you love those papers, hun, they are gorgeous - and so is your card! The buttons are terrific!!

love Mags B x

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
What an incredible card, love everything about it. Certainly did not have to look for the Heart on this one.
Beautiful papers and brilliant design
Have a great day

Patricia x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, such a pretty card! Gorgeous papers and fab buttons! Hugs Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules what a pretty card such gorgeous papers and as always I am in awe of your perfect stitching! Susan x

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! Love the little wooden shapes.

Hugs Juls

Juls said...

this is gorgeous, loving the little wooden shapes, hugs Juls

Hettie said...

Very pretty card Jules. The colours go so well.
It is always a shame to lose the old favourite pads. Wish I felt the same about all of them though!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the fab buttons and the ella blue papers are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the design and pretty papers.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, what a lovely card, colour combination is beautiful, love your layout and embellishments, hugs Kate x

Carole x said...

Lovely card Jules x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely card!
hugs Lynsey x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, love it! gorgeous!!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful! Love the blue-brown color combination and the layers are lovely!

Brenda said...

Oh my this is one sweet card Jules! I love it, it looks like it should go to a woman who wears pearls. I love pearls. lol Just a very innocent looking card, if that makes any sense. Hugs