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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Friday, 6 September 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. another weekend is nearly upon us and it looks like it might be a chilly one.  In fact I have even had to break out the "long sleeves" again this week!

A busy day here with quite a bit of it spent with my lovely Mum as today is her birthday.  She is now a whole 89 years young and this is the card I made for her which reflects the poppy flowers on her tea cup and lap tray .. ..

This used:

Image:   Penny Black "4065K" Bountiful
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Sentiment Tags"
Backing Papers:  Frou Frou Craft "Red Poppies"
Ribbon and metallic cord
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it.

Many thanks for your lovely comments on my previous post .. .. I was asked how I made the jar look full of water.  To do this I stamped the jar twice and die cut them both.  Next I stuck stamped and coloured die cut flowers on top of the first jar, then trimmed an aperture into the centre of the second.  This was then glued on top of the first and then glossy accents was used to fill the aperture.  All you needed then was a barrow load of patience to leave it alone and not keep poking it to see if it was dried through.  Once it was it could be added to the card front.

So that is me for today.

Happy weekend everyone!  I am hoping for a super productive one!


Liz said...

Fabulous card, Jules, I'm sure your Mum was thrilled to receive it. The image is just adorable. xx

meg said...

gorgeous PB stamp, great you could tie it in to something mum has, a beautiful personal card, hope she had a great birthday

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card. Sue x

Kathleen said...

A gorgeous card Jules, fabulous image, papers and design and also beautifully coloured.
Well we have had the heating on the last two night, been really bitter here, I had a jumper and a cardigan on but my hands were frozen so Chris relented and put the heating on.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum!! I had mine on Monday 2nd. A very pretty card and such a cute PB image Jules. Hope she enjoyed her day. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Annie H said...

Yes the evenings here are also getting colder. Your PB card is very cute, love the poppies. I've missed your previous card, you did a great job making that jar, looks very real.
xx Annie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card you made your Mum Jules. I hope she had a wonderful day.

Sue xx

Viv said...

Happy Birthday to your Mum!
Great hedgie Jules...... lovely card. Have a great weekend! x

Aunty Sue said...

How adorable love poppies and the image is so cute.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Stunning card... so pretty
Hugs Sylvie xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Really gorgeous card... love the image... hope your Mum had a lovely day...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Aquarius said...

Poppies always seem to come up trumps and this is a super stamp - great background as swell. I'm sure your Mum had a lovely day.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I have this stamp and have never inked it up...must do something about that! Love the papers you've chosen for him, a perfect match
Lorraine x

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card for your Mum Jules with the lovely red splashes and every time I see one of your cards I still admire the neat stitching :). Have a lovely weekend x

Anne said...

Very pretty card Jules, I hope your Mum loved it and enjoyed her birthday.
Thanks for the info on your last card, must admit I zoomed in on the jar to see how you did it - very effective
Anne x

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card for your Mum Jules, and I hope she had a wonderful birthday, Kate x

Sarah said...

Belated Happy Birthday to the Mum of hearts!! It is a gorgeous card Jules and I bet she loved it xx

Carole said...

Who doesn't love poppies and Penny Black! Fabulous card Jules , bet your mum treasures it. hugs xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love the card and thanks for telling us how the last one was done. x