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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.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

August already!!  Where did the rest of the year disappear to?

Here with another teeny, tiny card (3.5 inches square for anyone new to my blog).  

Pretty quick to make except when it came to the butterflies .. .. I just couldn't decide what colour looked best .. .. and now I have 9 other pairs of rejected butterflies. Never mind .. .. they will go in a tiny jam jar to come out again another day (when I can't decide what colour to use LOL!!).

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts  "H2817" Garden Flowers Sketch
Backing Paper:  just a snippet that I think was from a Stampin' Up collection
My Trusty Sewing Machine
X-Cut Butterfly Punch (very old and no longer available)
Woodware Tag Punch
Twine and Pearls from my crafty stash box
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board

Ideally I would have liked to have used an old paperback book for the background .. .. but it would appear that it is time for me to raid a charity shop again because there were none around that I could use.  So instead I used the next best thing I had kicking around in my snippet collection.

OK .. .. so that is me for today.  Best fly!

Enjoy the rest of your evening.


Dotty Jo x said...

This is lovely! Jo x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, love the idea of stamping on the background wording.

Kath x

Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the flowers and the background paper is the font. I have a couple of those jam jars too with 'will come in handy' flowers and butterflies in Lol
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Jules, the butterflies are perfect.

Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Pretty little card Jules love the idea of stamping onto a paperback background


Liz said...

Love this card, Jules, so pretty. The image is lovely against the beautiful backing paper. xx

Aquarius said...

Pretty floral card - had to smile at your collection of butterflies in a jam jar!! Great effect with the flowers on top of the script.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, I love the text background - you make the most beautiful teeny, tiny cards.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Enny said...

A lovely card, with a great background ! Yes, I also have a collection of coloured butterflies, because I can never decide, which colour is best.... :o) Greetings, Enny

Sarah said...

Love the effect of stamping and colouring on top of text Jules. The colours are really pretty too xx

KandA said...

Beautiful card Jules and the flowers look lovely against the script background xx

Carole said...

Very pretty little card Jules and suitable for so many occasions! xx

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Jules, gorgeous colours and I love the tiny butterflies, Kate x

AlisonC said...

Hehe, I have a whole collection of rejected butterflies in pots. I should get them out! Love the dainty prettiness of this card. Especially the translucent flowers. x

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card and love the design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Brawny said...

That has really tickled me about the poor butterflies. I've always got a pot for die cuts I've not used lol. A gorgeous card Jules...just my cup,of tea x