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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, 17 June 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!!

I just know from the emails I have already received today that it is going to be another manic Friday with no time to make anything new to share .. .. so instead I thought I would share two of my favourite creations from the new Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine which goes on sale next Tuesday .. .. Issue 154.

Two of the commissions I worked on were a "Selective Die Cutting Technique" and a "Collage Effects Technique" and I have chosen my favourite card from each of the techniques to share with you.

Firstly the Selective Die Cutting where part of an image overhangs the edge of a diecut shape.

Followed quickly by my favourite from the collage effect cards where backgrounds are created using stamps and decoupage papers (well for this example anyway).  

Right best get a jiggle on.

So far three messages to let me know that deliveries are arriving at various times throughout the day .. .. quite good though that for the majority of them nowadays you are given a one hour window as to when to expect delivery .. .. .. plus for some you can even track where your parcel is and I know that for one delivery today I am drop off number 70 .. .. so "Don" is going to be a busy chappie today.  I feel a bit bad though because he delivered to me yesterday as well!  LOL!!

Lots of wedding supplies landing for those happy couples who have booked in .. .. and now I need to find storage space for everything!!   My storage allocation for "work in progress" is overflowing. Eeekk!! I need more space!!

Anyway, off to it and I will hopefully catch you again tomorrow.

Love Jules xx


Carole said...

Hi Jules,

Two very different but very gorgeous cards indeed, I love them both!

I think many of us will understand your "work in progress" storage dilemma, I certainly do!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Carole x

cuilliesocks said...

What pretty cards Jules, the colours are so lovely and gorgeous designs, Kate x

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - can't wait to buy the magazine and see the others!
Kath x

Carole said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards Jules.

Patricia said...

More of your stunning cards, love these.
Patricia x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Jules, the first one is so pretty and I love the collage effect.
Have a lovely weekend.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

These are both so beautiful Jules. Have a lovely weekend. Sue x

Kathleen said...

Two beautiful cards, especially love the first one, really lovely flower and design.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous pair of cards and i must check out the new Quick Cards magazine too, i love your articles, luv Sam x

Carole said...

Love the butterfly card Jules, off on a 12hr scrap day tomorrow :)

Brawny said...

Two fabulous cards Jules. Good luck with the storage lol x

Marie-Louise said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards. Love the edge technique on the first - had forgotten all about that.

Sarah said...

These are wonderful and as a subscriber have leafed my way through the latest edition. Great tutorials by the way xx

Wendy said...

Both absolutely beautiful Jules, such pretty colours and love the designs.
Wendy xx

Aquarius said...

Two cards in different styles but both great - must look out for the magazine when I do my shopping. Hope your deliveries arrived safely when they said they would.