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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, 19 July 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

Many thanks for all the lovely comments and emails I received on yesterday's post.  You are all so very kind.

Today I am sharing the favourites of my makes which are in the new issue of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine that went on sale yesterday.

It is a super special issue for me because I get to introduce you to "the London Kids" -  regular visitors will already know lots about them .. .. but now you can put faces to them too.

So here we go 

This is my favourite from a commission entitled "Shadowbox Cards" 

and these are the London Kids.  My super handsome Son and his beautiful wife .. .. who kindly gave me permission to use their pictures in the magazine.  They were cut from a photograph which was taken the day after their wedding .. .. just before we drove them to the airport to catch a plane for their honeymoon.  I still drive the car we used and still have bits of confetti trapped in various places (which I refuse to remove LOL!!).  Each piece is a reminder of a super happy and proud day.

My second card is my favourite from a commission entitled Polychromos Pencils.

It was the first time I had used these pencils and I will definitely be using them lots more .. .. .. I love that I can colour on dark card with them!

So that is me for today.

Catch you again soon.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two fantastic projects Jules, I love the shadow box and what you've done with it. A great way to showcase the happy couple.

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous makes and they are both pretty card The shadow box card is brilliant and love the colours and design of the card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous projects Jules, your shadow box is beautiful - super photographs of the 'London Kids'.
Such a pretty card, great colouring with the Polychromos Pencils, I've not tried them - you might have tempted me!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

Two lovely cards and another magazine to look out for. Love colour effect on kraft card, love Polychromos too of course.

Kath said...

Two fabulous designs. A great shadow box with the lovely London Kids and a beautifully coloured kraft card.
Kath x

Enny said...

Wonderful creations Jules, especially the one with your son and daughter in law. I can't wait to see it in the magazine. Your kraft card with polychromos is beautiful, I tried a similar one last week, but with Copic markers. Hugs, Enny

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous makes Jules, the shadow box looks fantastic - brilliant photos too. The second card is so pretty love the design and colours
Lorraine x

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules, sorry I am a bit behind in commenting. Loved these projects when I saw them in the magazine, I had wondered if the pics were 'the London kids' lol they look lovely and the frame is just gorgeous. Love your colouring on the card so pretty and that gorgeous bow...yummy !
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Brawny said...

Fabulous creations my dear. I've got the shadow boxes - they are currently not used. It's on my list lol. Hope you're not working too hard...that's a laugh hey. Take care x

Sarah said...

Great to see the "London kids" and what a fab shadow box frame too, I am inspired. So too to try pencils on kraft, the embossed outline looks fab too xx

Barb said...

Two great projects Jules. The shadow box is stunning. What a lovely keepsake and it's good to see photos of "The London Kids". They certainly look very happy. The card is lovely and the papers look so pretty with your coloured panel. A super sketch too. Barbxx