My photo
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, 28 April 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I can't believe the week is disappearing so quickly!  

Our weather wasn't quite so bad yesterday .. .. more what you would expect from April, a spell of sunshine then a little rain session .. .. what a very dear old friend I met many years ago when I first started work used to call "growing weather".   He taught me lots about gardening and is the only chap I know who could pull up nettles with his bare hands and not get stung.  I am guessing he had tough, hardworking hands!

Anyway, my shares today are projects I completed for the most recent issue of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine which went on sale this week.

I was fortunate to be asked to work on a couple of commissions and here are my favourites from each of the commissions.

The first is a card from a silhouette commission

and this second card is part of a spotlight technique commission 

I really enjoyed both commissions, but because we work so far in advance it seems quite a while ago now since I made them.

So that is me .. .. nice and early again.  Oh I do hope this can become a good habit!  I am getting lots of lovely emails and comments about how nice it is to see me posting more regularly again .. ..  thank you for those .. ..  I promise I will try my best to keep it up!!!

Catch you again soon and have a good day today.  Once again we are starting off with lovely sunshine but the local radio is talking of "winter scenes like you would see on a Christmas card" not very far away!!  Brrrr!!!!  Sounds about right for a Bank Holiday weekend!  LOL!!



Kath said...

Lovely cards Jules - the magazine is on my shopping list when I pop into town later so I can see the rest of your lovely cards (and try and spot the hearts!).
Kath x

sally said...

Oh my! The silhouette card is ....the soft colours.....the's wonderful!


Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules...just love the silhouette card and your spotlight really pops out on your 2nd card


Barb said...

Two absolutely amazing cards Jules. I really do like your attention to detail. In the first I love the way you have stamped the sentiment on the base and the tag and on the second how you've done the spotlight stamping with blue on top. They're both really clever ideas that made me really look. Both are very pretty colours too. Barbxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great job with both of these Jules. The spotlight for the new home is perfect! x

Crafting Queen said...

Two really lovely cards.

Aquarius said...

Two lovely cards and quite different from each other too - it must be exciting to see your work in print even if they were done so long ago you'd almost forgotten them.

Claudia Rogier said...

sweet card.


Patricia said...

Brilliant cards, love them both.
Patricia x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the die and design of the top one and the fabulous bright colours on the second
Lorraine x

KandA said...

These are both fabulous cards Jules. Love both designs and wonderful colours xx

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards Jules - lovely to see your regular makes - I really must try harder to do the same on my blog! I particularly like the new home card. I may be doing one of those shortly if my youngest son and his girlfriend are successful with their offer. Lynn x

Whisper said...

Oooo both are lovely and i look forward to seeing both the articles in Quick Cards, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

Thursday already - unbelievable isn't it!

Love both these cards Jules - some lovely techniques

Anne x

cotnob said...

I saw your cards in the magazine Jules, they are all fabulous - super designs.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
I too love seeing you every day .. Your cards are always Stunning ... Love the first one... Gorgeous
Hugs Sylvie xx

Brenda said...

What amazing cards Jules! I just love the first one, so sweet! Your second one is so bright and fun! Love those houses. Hugs, Brenda

Lea Brawn said...

Two great cards Jules. I'm afraid it's me on catch up this week x