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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, 30 January 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all safe and well.

We had some snow overnight .. .. which didn't look too bad from out of the bedroom window first thing .. .. but boy it did cause chaos!

Sadly lots of accidents around and about which eventually caused the town centre to be gridlocked .. .. clearly it was far worse than it looked!

Then six or seven hours later all the snow had gone!  Thank goodness for that!

Just time for a quick valentine share:

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "K5298" Blooming Heart
Sentiment:  Magnolia "I Love You"
Backing Papers:  DCWV "The Gilded Paper Stack"
My Trusty Sewing Machine
White Embossing Powder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Gems, Buttons and Twine from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is it.  But before I go I would like to give a little shout out for my lovely, generous, blog buddy Eve .. . who is giving away a fabulous Stampin' Up stamp set here.  

You only have to look at Eve's gorgeous creation to know that this stamp set will would work well for so many different occasions.  Just off to throw my hat into the ring!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Catch you again soon.



Carol said...

Love the "Blooming Heart" and fab background paper Jules they combine to make a great card. No snow with us we just had heavy frost. Carol x

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, such a fabulous stamp and beautiful backing paper - even I managed to find the heart on this one!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, love the colours and design.
Wendy xx

Patricia said...

Hello Jules,,
Love, love, love your beautiful card. The heart stamp you
have used is brillianf, I like how you have adorned it with the buttons.
Have a great weekend

Patricia x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

How gorgeous Jules. Love the stamp and those beautiful papers. I had no difficulty finding the heart this time! Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card. Lovely colours and textures. Have a great day and stay warm.

Carole said...

Lovely valentine card hope you have a great weekend xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. The white embossed image looks so beautiful and the colours are gorgeous.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
I love your Blooming Heart card with all of it's tiny details.

No snow in Devon YET! Very wet and windy though :(

Thank you for the shout out for my blog candy.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules. x

Lorraine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Jules, love the pretty heart.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

What a lovely card Jules, the white embossing looks great xx

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous Hun.

We didn't fortunately get any snow in Sussex & I was so pleased too, luv Sam x

Jacee said...

Fabulous design Jules, love the gold and the buttons.
Pretty much the same here with the weather, amazing how it all goes so quickly isn't it?
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love that heart image and your wonderful embellishments. Great background paper too, hugs Kate x

Lea Brawn said...

Fab card x

Cynthia said...

Lovely! That heart stamp is just gorgeous, Jules!!

Brenda said...

I am in love with this card Jules! That paper with the gold arrows is fabulous. I love that heart and the addition of the buttons and gems makes it all the more pretty. Love the colors you used on this card. We are supposed to get snow on Sunday into Monday. Depending on how the storm tracks we could get a lot of snow, or some snow, ice and rain. Yuck-no winners with that! I will hibernating and probably listening to the sirens going off because of accidents. Isn't that stamp set just lovely?! I just got this set and can't wait to get my hot little hands on it! lol Hugs, Brenda

Carole Z said...

What a beautiful card Jules, gorgeous stamping and I really love the backing paper, hugs and keep warm, Carole Z X

Di said...

Wow Jules, this is absolutely fantastic! I love the addition of just a few buttons and gems to that wonderful heart.

Missing you in the Playground but do know how busy you are. We've still got your little corner saved for you :)

Di xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what an elegant card!
Hugs Lynsey x

XxJULESxX said...

gorgeous card Jules!

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card!