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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.


Wednesday, 15 June 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!!

It is a super "wet" Wednesday here.  Was it this time last week I was reporting beautiful blue skies and sunshine?!!?  Probably!!

Anyway, back to that point in the week where I use up some of the white card that seems to pile up in the blink of an eye.

So here we go with this week's offering .. .. where everything started off as a piece of white card .. .. except for the ribbon and the gems of course LOL!!

This used:

Background images:  Hero Arts Clear Stamp Set "CL290" Printed Flowers
Sentiment and Stars:  Mama Elephant Clear Stamp Set "Make A Wish"
Distress Ink Pads:  Pumice Stone, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar
Clear Embossing Powder
Go Kreate Dies:  Large Frames : Scalloped Squares
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Gems from my crafty stash box

and that is it!

Must fly today .. .. a mountain of work to get through so I will crack on.

Have a good day .. .. and I hope your weather is better than ours!  The road drains haven't been able to take all the rain here so there are huge puddles either side of the roads that people are driving through far too fast .. .. and they are soaking the poor people on the pavements! One little girl was definitely not happy  .. ..  even though she was togged up with her waterproof leggings and coat along with sweet flowery wellies.  I wonder if my legs ever stamped up and down that fast in temper!!   I can't imagine how many times she must have been soaked from head to toe on the way to take her brother to school. Bless!!

Catch you soon

Love Jules xx


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Woooow, Jules, this is wonderful how I love it when starting out with plain boring old card and it turns out so cheery and wonderfully stunning as yours is thanks for sharing

Sarah said...

You fooled me into wondering where that gorgeous designer paper came from!! What an incredible transformation and a perfect backdrop to the lovely sentiment, which spookily, I have just inked up this morning!! xx

Barb said...

A really lovey card. Barbxx

Juls said...

Stunning xx

Aquarius said...

Weather pretty wet here too, not much like summer. You'd never guess this beautiful card started out as bits of white card - clever stuff.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the design and pretty background
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, you have created such a pretty background and your bold sentiment is fabulous.

Kathleen said...

Totally gorgeous, beautiful and classy card.
Cold, dull and miserable, and that's just me, lol, then of course, school finishing time the heavens opened and we had stair rods and again at 8 p.m. tonight.

Kath x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a super card Jules.

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, love the sweet colours and the bold sentiment.
Patricia x

cuilliesocks said...

Totally gorgeous Jules, I love the colours and papers, Kate x

Brawny said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules. It's amazing what can be done with stamps...I'm learning x