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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, 31 July 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

I hope you have had a good day.

My card today was inspired by a card that Dorothy Wood created in Issue 166 of Quick Cards Made Easy .. .. when I saw it in the magazine I really loved it. 

So when I spied the dies for sale at the Range last week the card was immediately in my mind again and I just had to buy the dies to make one.

This is actually the third one I have made (so already I can tell it is going to be a very useful die set). My other versions have been pink for females .. .. but in blue tones I thought it would be good for a male cards.

This used:

Die'sire Metal Dies:  Perfect Paisley
Backing Papers:  Craft Sensations by Grafix "All Time Favourites"
Sentiment:  Printed directly onto the design paper using font "Zipty Do"
Black fineliner pen
Brush Markers
Single hole punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine 
Shabby Shutters Distress Ink
Brother Scan N Cut for the Grass Panel (still using my lovely machine daily .. .. so pleased I invested .. .. but still lots I need to learn!).

So that is me for today.

Catch you again soon.


Brawny said...

Two days on the trot my dear...what is the world coming to 😂😂😂 this is a fabulous card. Love the dies..I imagine they can be used for all sorts. Take care love Lea x

Stamps and Paper said...

Looks like a super little die set Jules I can see why you loved it..sweet 'bird-day' card.


cotnob said...

A sweet card Jules, super dies and lovely colour choices. I'm glad you are still pleased with your Scan N Cut.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

A very pretty card Jules, beautifully designed, I love the birdie, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Fun card, almost missed the heart! :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Jules, the paisley dies make a wonderful bird.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Jules, lovely design. I love all the different papers you've used. xx

Aquarius said...

Just love that paisley bird amongst the flowers

Kathleen said...

Wow, what a stunning die and a fabulous card, love the way you have used different papers with lovely delicate colours.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous cutie card... Jules... fabulous papers...
Hugs Sylvie xx

KandA said...

Fabulous card Jules, love those dies and fabulous papers xx

Maria Evans said...

I love this card, so adorable Jules x

Enny said...

What a lovely card, and the bird is so sweet ! Love the flowers too ! Looks like a very useful die-set. Hugs, Enny

Sarah said...

A Paisley bird...what a fabulous idea!! I can see all kinds of possibilities appearing Jules!! xx

Brenda said...

Goodness, this is a cute card Jules! Hugs, Brenda