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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.


Tuesday, 30 June 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!  

Hands up anyone who has been trying to make the most of the gorgeous weather and done far too much washing these last couple of days and now has a HUGE pile of ironing!   Hope it cools down a little so I feel brave enough to face it soon LOL!!

Also a little time to create one of my teeny tiny 3.5" square cards amongst everything else that has been cracking off today.  I can't believe how popular these are .. .. and with having a blank insert they get sent for lots of different reasons.  Some people even use them to put on gifts they are giving away.

This is my share for this Tuesday:

This used:

Sentiment:  Docrafts Me to You "With Love"
Backing papers:  Pink Petticoat (lots and lots of different leftovers).
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Button and Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box
and of course the We R Memory Keepers envelope board.

The technique used is a Starburst or Sunburst Card and was one of the commissions I did for the recently released issue of  Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.

The London Kids came home for the weekend and my Son challenged me to use the technique on one of my tiny cards .. .. so there we go.  Challenge complete.

I have used the technique on quite a few cards recently and really enjoy it.

This was my favourite Starburst card from the magazine 

and I also worked on a new cascade card base commission .. .. and this was my favourite from this set:

Plus I was also asked to work with the free gift of stamps and quilling papers and this was my favourite there:

There are flower stamps alongside the gift if you don't like the idea of using the quilling papers.

So that is me for today.  Photograph overload!!

Time to go and get some more washing in off the line :-(  

I really need to be strong and keep the washing machine door well and truly closed tomorrow .. .. but I know I won't!!  LOL!!



Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
ironing - what ironing - I fold CAREFULLY!!! lol!!
Wow! I LOVE your teeny tiny card - well I love all of them but the colours on the tiny one.... lush! and all of those pretty papers in one card - genius!
I hope you have a fab week and step away from that washing machine!!

Sharon said...

These are all fabulous Jules. The starburst cards are so bright and beautiful with gorgeous papers. Love your cascade card. I made one of these recently and really enjoyed the design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the starburst technique Jules, your commission card is stunning and love your little quilled flowers


Sharon said...

Lovely selection of cards today. Love the sunburst one, it's a good way to use up scraps!
Enjoy the sunshine,... I have that problem with the washing too!
Sharon x

Lynn said...

Hi there Jules, you have been busy as usual. These are lovely cards, showcasing some great techniques. I really do like your dinky cards - so cute. My washing machine has been super busy too! I have started ironing pile no. 2 as the first one is toppling over! My hubby and son may not see some of their shirts for quite some time. :-) Lynn x

Kathleen said...

Gosh Jules these are stunning but totally and utterly adore the last one.

Kath x

Marie-Louise said...

They are all superb Jules but I especially love the last one with the quilling. Really beautiful.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Jules - I love the starburst cards, a great way to use snippets!
Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

All super cards, love the 3rd one.

Marjorie said...

Fabulous cards Jules, sorry I haven't been for a visit for a while, but I have been keeping tags on you in my favorite magazines! you've made some amazing cards, I loved your fathers day one's with all the fabulous cogs and thingies!lol!!
It is nice to see that Summer might be here.. enjoy!
Marjorie xx

Carole Z said...

Yes lots of washing done but I try and iron as little as possible nowadays! You have been busy, what a fabulous selection of cards! Hugs Carole Z X

Sarah said...

These are all wonderful Jules, loving the starbursts!! Ironing...never heard of it!! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules what wonderful cards, love everyone of them. The sunbursts are glorious, all fab designs and colours, hugs Kate x