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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, 17 September 2015


Hi Everyone

A big day today in the House of Hearts .. .. mountains of work to get through today so I thought I would post nice and early before I get stuck in. 

The new issue of Quick Cards Made Easy is out this week (Issue 144) and I was over the moon to be asked to work on a couple of commissions.

The first was a set of Christmas Cards using the Bokeh Technique.  I love them all but these were two of my favourites:

Then I can't image why I got this commission (LOL!!) .. ..  but the free cover gift with the magazine this month is a super gorgeous Nordic Heart Christmas die .. .. and surprise, surprise .. .. I love it.

I put it into a circle aperture here;

and doesn't it look fabby heat embossed in silver .. .. ..

As you can guess this lovely die is going to be getting lots of use (not that I have even made a dent in my Christmas card orders yet!!)  Eeekkk!!

I also caught a glimpse of what looks like a super interesting machine on the Quick Cards Facebook page here.  You may need to scroll down a little because it is a super busy site (or there is a link on their side bar) .. .. but look for the video showing the office trying out the First Edition Foiling Machine that has just come out.  It looks amazing.  Bet my happy couples might like that look on their creations!!!

I WISH I HADN'T LOOKED - I can't stop thinking about it now LOL!!!

Have a good day everyone.

Time for me to become hyper-active!!!



Kath said...

Fab cards Jules - I bought the magazine yesterday and love your Bokeh cards.
Kath x

Carole said...

What absolutely fabulous creations July's. your bokeh technique. Your use of that die is very clever ,classy lady! Enjoy your busy day.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Jules, your selection of cards are just gorgeous, the colours are fabulous and the designs beautiful, the heart die is so lovely. Congrats on the magazine commission, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards and congratulations.

Dotty Jo x said...

Totally beautiful! Jo x

Sarah said...

I love the look of bokeh Jules and was mighty impressed with your designs...all gorgeous!! I'm off to get out the embossing powder and play with my free die, might even use another sketch!! xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Jules and they look so pretty with the pink papers and ink. Bet your happy couples would love the foiling! Carol x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Jules, such pretty pastel colours. I'm not even going to look at the Quick Cards Facebook page because I know I will need the foiling machine and I just do not have room for it.

Kathleen said...

Really lovely cards Jules, no idea what Bokeh Tecnique is will google it.

Kath x

Carole said...

beautiful cards Jules loving the colours pinks and blues well done on your commission such a clever lady xxx

Whisper said...

What a stunning collection of cards and i so love the different Xmas colours too, luv Sam x

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Jules I just love the colours of your gorgeous cards and love the beautiful heart die


Lynsey said...

Hi Jules these are all stunning card,
Hugs Lynsey x

Marie-Louise said...

Such gorgeous cards Jules. These are really beautiful.

Bev Henwood said...

Lovely colours on these cards Jules, I have never heard of the Bokeh Technique! Had a look at the Foiling machine and I like the look of it, but then saw you need a laser printer to print the designs, so sadly not going on my Christmas list 😟 xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

These are so gorgeous Jules. x