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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, 26 July 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day today .. .. it has been a scorcher here.

Even with all the windows open there was not even a hint of a breeze!

No room was any cooler than another so I had a good crafty clear-up in my little craft pod and then worked on this little share:

This used:

Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading) 
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Desert Blooms"
Dies:  My Favorite Things:  Blueprints 14
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Inks:  Victorian Velvet and Dusty Concord
Button Twine, Lace and Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box
Embossing Board for embossing background card
My Trusty Sewing Machine

The dark card is actually a lovely aubergine colour .. .. but my camera just doesn't seem to like it as much as I do and is trying to change it!!  LOL!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.  They have all been re-arranged today so I know exactly what I have (and how many too .. .. eeekkk!!).



Debs M said...

fabulous! x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabby card.... Love the Flower.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Your flower is stunning, I love the papers and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, LOVE everything about it!
Wendy xx

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Jules. Love the flower and gorgeous colour scheme.
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the design of your card Jules and lovely colour combinations.
I know we shouldn't complain about the heat but wouldn't it be nice to have a breeze


Lea Brawn said...

Fab card As usual Jules x

scrappymo! said...

The aubergine must look beauitful IRL. This is a lovely card Jules.

Our storms have ended and we have nice day today..about 30...but is cusupposedto climb much , much higher mid week...maybe into the 40's! Yikes!

Jo Toft said...

Hi Juey

Beautiful! And such lovely colours.

Love Joey. Xxx

Di said...

Oh how lovely Jules! A beautiful card - despite your naughty camera trying to change the aubergine :)

Gosh it's been hot here today too - I chose to do some heavy cleaning earlier on around midday and almost keeled over with the heat. Not a breath of fresh air - the washing just sat on the line and baked dry! Now I have to fluff the towels up for 10 minutes on cool in the dryer but that can wait until the morning.

All is well in the Playground, Spike is kicking his food dish around and even though I can peek at home through the window he sure as anything ain't in the mood to pose for photos :)

Hugs, Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

A happy and cheery card. Love the flower added with a touch of class...

♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

Jacee said...

Love this one Jules, like the layout and yoru choice of colours, the card looks fairly aubergine from my end, and the lace is so pretty, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the

Marie-Louise said...

This is beautiful Jules.

Dotty Jo x said...

Great card, Jules. I remember Elzybells and have lots of their cute stamps. Didn't the owner/illustrator go on to work for one of the larger stamp companies??? Have a good Sunday, Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Really gorgeous Jules, love your design and papers, the colours are so lovely and I love your flower, hugs Kate x

Hazel said...

Just brilliant Jules I love it. Hazel xx

Brenda said...

Wow what an amazing card Jules and it is so pretty too! I love the beautiful colors in this one. he paper is so awesome, love all the stitching and that lace. The flower is so pretty too. This is a "happy everything" card! Hugs, Brenda

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, a really beautiful card, love your flower and colours...I love aubergine, hugs Carole Z X

Carole said...

Very pretty card Jules like the lace x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jules stunning!!!!!!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Perfect card for 'everything' or 'anything' Jules, I love the lace and colours.