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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, 17 October 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!  

I hope everyone is well and keeping all the lurgy germs at bay!  Nearly every other person you speak to seems to be full of cold at the moment!!

A post today with a project I made for entering into the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge for October.  This is the first month of a sparkly new challenge and one I fancied playing along with as I do love dabbling with watercolours, but don't get around to it very often.

The theme this month is Autumn. 

So here is my creation which I made with the intention of it being for a male .. .. but to be fair, now it is finished,  I think it would be suitable for a male or a female.

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "N136" Leafy Block
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
My Winsor & Newton watercolour paint palette 
Josy Rose Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Once I had added the lines of watercolour I re-wet the centre and dabbed it with a paper towel which soaked up the water and left behind that lovely dotty pattern which I really liked.

I am also going to enter my creation into the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge where the theme is "ghosting" along with my choice of an additional element from the list provided .. .. which is "stitching".

So that is me for today.  

Back to keeping my brides happy and I will see you again soon hopefully!!!!



Barb said...

A really pretty Autumn card Jules and I think it certainly would be perfect for males and females. The dotty pattern made by the paper towel does look really good. Barbxx

SARN said...

What a fantastic watercolour card Jules. There really is no end to your talent.

Thanks for enquiring about my shoulder . . . it is easing at the moment.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

sally said...

Lovely! Reminds me of the beautiful colours of Fall I've just experienced in New England:-)


Aquarius said...

Brilliant watercolour effect and lovely autumnal colours.

Loll said...

Fantastic design Jules. The colours are so beautiful, and your "ghosting" of the center area to that your text and leaves pop is so clever and creative. Great touchs with sewing and twine. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour. It's always a very creative way of "ghosting", which is the CAS Mix Up challenge this month --- would love you to share your card there as well.

nancy littrell said...

OMG Jules...I Love every creative layer on your gorgeous watercolored ghosting card. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

Sharon said...

A stunning card Jules. The watercolours look fabulous and your leaves are so pretty.
Hope you keep well.
Hugs Sharon. x

cuilliesocks said...

Stunning card Jules, lovely colours and design, it would do any occasion and anyone really, I love it Kate x

Kathleen said...

Wow this seems like a very different style for you and what a fabulous job you have made of it. Love the colours and the leaves.
I was wondering if it would be ok for me to use one of your sketches for an Allsorts challenge, it will not be until February but I thought I may use the 'theme' of a sketch and would like to use one of yours if you ok it.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card. The watercolour background is lovely and the Leafy Block stamp is perfect for an autumn themed card. I think, like you, that the card would be suitable for male or female. No colds in this household, so far ... I have my fingers crossed :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

Wow, Jules! I always love your cards and this is not exception! I love how you've ghosted your watercolor and stamped that awesome stamp over it! Love the dimension those leaves have! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

cotnob said...

A fabulous watercolour card Jules, gorgeous colours.

Jacki Daniels said...

Wow Jules a very pretty card and yes fit for either male or female love the paper towel effect I was wondering what you had done it with thought maybe a stencil (clever girl xx) hope you're well xx

Brawny said...

Now this is different Jules. I must admit I love watercolours on card. Fab card x