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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.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Hi Everyone

I would like to start tonight's block with a very big THANK YOU.

Thank you to everyone for making me feel so welcome and for all the help and advise I have been receiving. It is all very much appreciated. I can't believe I have received so many comments and gained so many followers after only 2 posts!!!

Pressure is on now to keep it up!

I can't promise a card every night but I do promise that I will be here often.

One thing I do struggle with though is taking the pictures as I can only take photos very early morning or early evening and the world seems a bit dark then - but never mind - summer is coming and you get the general idea. (Plus I'm no photographer as you can tell).

I do have a card tonight though. A fairly simple one using a stamp I love and which always looks nice whatever I do with it. (Can't have too many of those kind of stamps can you!).

Even though it is a simple card there is a lovely bit of embellishment on it which I will tell you about later.

So tonight's card used:

Image - Penny Black "Whispers"
Backing paper - Pink Petticoat Lolas Boudoir Rainbow Collection
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Girly Curly Sentiments
Stickles - Diamond and Pink
Pearl Acrylic Dome Embellishment

There you go - not much involved in this card.

The embellishment I wanted to share with you is the Pearl Acrylic Dome in the centre of the main flower. If you haven't come across these then you might like to check them out.

I purchased these from a website called Josy Rose. If you haven't visited then you must. Even if you don't want to buy anything her website is great and just fills you with inspiration. (Well it does me anyway).

The Pearl Embellishment is simply stuck on using high tac glue.

Separate to these she also sells what are called "Nail Heads" in a variety of shapes and sizes and these are already coated with a glue which melts when you touch them with a soldering iron.

The embellishments are so cheap it is unbelievable and I ordered quite a few in different colours. I will try and put some of these on a card for future posting for you to see.

You can attach the nail heads just using glue but I'm afraid my fingers are not nimble enough to control the tiny little ones once they are glued. They have sometimes just had to stay where they have fallen!!!! Anyway go and have a look for yourself - the website is and they have lots of goodies.

So, that is me for tonight. Thanks again for making me feel so welcome and I'll catch you all again soon.

Love Jules xx


Wendy said...

Lovely card and I do like that image
Wendy x

craftimamma said...

What a pretty image Jules. I can see why it's one of your favourites. I really like the delicate colours you've used too. They perfectly enhance the image.


loftylass said...

Another lovely card Jules,and very effective. (I too love Pink Petticoat!)