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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.


Monday, 26 October 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

Wasn't it lovely to have that extra hour?  It seemed to make yesterday a lovely long day.   Long enough for me to trawl through all my Pink Petticoat downloads and make sure I wasn't going to be missing anything when the boutique doors are closed and locked at the end of the month .. .. boo hoo!!!

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite cards that I produced for this month's Quick Cards Made Easy magazine which has now hit the shops.

One of my projects was to work with acetate and here are a couple of the creations:

This last one has tissue paper stuck to the back of the embossed acetate to give an opaque look and take the glare away from the little battery operated candle inside .. .. which you can just about make out from the photograph.  Don't look too hard for the heart on this one . . . it was a sequin heart on one of the other oval windows.

Then for one of the other projects I  really enjoyed myself painting this lovely gold embossed image with my water colour crayons.

So that is me for today.

I am hopeful of actually being able to produce a teeny, tiny card for tomorrow!!  Woo hoo!! Wonders will never cease.

Catch you soon.



Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Jules. Love your designs.
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a lovely collection and i must confess i don't use acetate that often, but your fabby cards, have inspired me to use it more, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Well the first card is a stunner and that baubles looks real, found the heart.
I am afraid you have lost me on the second one, can't see a candle or heart anywhere.
The third one is so rich and classy and I can see the heart.
Have a good week.
Kath x

Sarah said...

Great cards Jules, love the pretty colours you have used on the first. Funnily enough I did the very same thing with my extra hour AND I added one or two ( more sets to my PP collection :0(

Carole said...

Oooo fabulous makes Jules and that bauble on the first card looks so 3D! Love all your cards and so enjoy stopping by your blog. Have a good week xx

Elizabeth said...

All lovely cards, Jules. I'll have to buy the magazine to find out how they were made. I have been looking for new ideas for using acetate. The bird is beautifully coloured and I love the berry embellishment. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sally H said...

All very beautiful! Your alternative Christmas colours are lovely! The extra hour was especially good here as Meg came home for the weekend :)

mags said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous cards. Really loving the first one.
Thanks for popping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. It is much appreciated.
I know just what you mean about having no time. What with my daughters wedding in June and returning to work full time I seem to have had no time at all.

Carol said...

A trio of gorgeous cards Jules, think the first is my favourite though. Enjoyed waking up to daylight and sunshine this morning, I don't do dark! Carol x

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Jules - I subscribe to the magazine and love seeing your cards (and trying to find the hearts!).
Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely cards.

SARN said...

Hi Jules

These are all stunners - I particularly love the first one.

Good to hear from you. Try not to wear yourself out with all those weddings for your happy couples.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Totally gorgeous Jules, what wonderful designs, Kate x

Sue B said...

Oh Wowzer! these are all SO beautiful Jules… LOVE the soft colours of the first card, and the fancy fold of the second with those gorgeous poinsettias… and the final card is a real showstopper with the gold embossing… you've coloured the image so beautifully…. really love them all !
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue B

Lea Brawn said...

Amazing cards x

cotnob said...

Stunning cards Jules, I especially love the first one - gorgeous colours.
Thanks for letting us know about Pink Petticoat, will pop over and make sure I have everything.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful selection of cards Jules.
Sue x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Jules, love them all!
Wendy xx

Carole said...

My favourite is the first one, its beautiful x