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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.

Monday, 29 June 2009


Hi Everyone

I have had a brilliant day today - I managed to get a card order finished and posted off.

I then decided that I would make my hubby a special card to show him how much he means to me - and to thank him for never getting cross with me.

We spent all of Saturday morning trying to re-arrange the holiday he booked on Friday. We managed it "eventually" - which now means I will still be able to do the festival in Melbourne. This is a two day event and one where last year my cards were really popular. I met some lovely people last year and didn't want to miss it this year! I had a fantastic time.

So this is the card I made especially for my lovely hubby

To make this card I used:

Image: Hero Arts S 5161 "Country Hearts
Sentiment: Computer generated
Inkssentials: Glossy Accents and Crackle Accents
Crystal Stickles
Sticky Gems

I tried hard to make all the hearts different and decorated them with different things - hence the Inkssentials.

This was the first time that I had used the Crackle Accents. I thought that the effect might have been a bit more "defined" than it was - but if it "crackles" further I will take another picture for you to see. It could be that I am just being impatient as usual (I get that from my Mum).

Yes, patience is a virtue - this morning the "crackle" was much more defined
(so I have added another photo - in fact I replaced the main photo too as it was much brighter this morning. As I took my picture last night there were great thunder clouds darkening the sky .. .. .. not very good for taking pictures really)

I love the Hero Art stamp. (I can't imagine why). It was in the sale at The Glitter Pot and I "just had to have it". But when it came it was huge .. .. .. as you can tell. I didn't realise I was getting this much for my money!!!! Yay!!!

So my three days in the office start tomorrow. It feels like ages since I was there last .. .. even though it is only four days! I am going to miss my craft room more than ever tomorrow!

Today I have also received a blog award from Little Bear - thank you Clare. As recipient of this award I have to list 10 honest things about myself. Oh dear .. .. I am going to have to work on this one Clare - my list reached at least 20 in next to no time. I need to thin it down. LOL!!!

Take care everyone. I hope it hasn't been too difficult for you to find the heart tonight. LOL!!!

Catch you again soon.

Love Jules xx


Tammi said...

Wow, not to difficult to find a heart on this card! ;) Love all the different ones, you did a fantastic job coloring it Jules, wonderful card for hubby! xx

craftimamma said...

Bet he loved this card Jules, and I for one really like the sentiment you've added.

So nice to see 'love' genuinely displayed for a change.

Lesley Xx

Patti J. said...


Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I don't know how you found me, but I am so glad you did, because now I have found you! I adore your blog! I am signing up to follow you - hope that's okay! I love everything I've seen, and can't wait to see what you post next! Feel free to follow me as well, although my blog's not nearly as exciting as yours is! What a nice gesture with this card for DH. We don't often thank them for not getting cross, do we? I think I shall have to do that! Thanks for the brilliant idea! Hugs from Missouri!

Wendy said...

Great card
Wendy x

PinksyDoodles said...

Wow, this is wonderful, I bet your husband loved it - it sounds like he deserves it too. I'm glad you got your holiday rescheduled so you can attend the festival.
Clare x

Francien said...

Wauw Jules!!!! what a lovely card...have a bit trouble finding the kidding...its very beautyfull..good job girl!!
greetings Francien.

Francien said...

Hope I am getting true on your blog..there were some troubles...I just wanted to say that I am kind of busy ont my other blog because I am making a quilt in between...but you have made some stunning cards lately always!!
greetings Francien.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules Im sure your hubby was gobsmacked when he saw your card, its stunning. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

~JulieH~ said...

oh this is gorgeous and no problem spotting the heart on this one!! I love the crackle glazed heart

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card xx jo xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous card, and what a lovely thought!

Enfys said...

Hi Jules, I'm here to make your day brilliant again, hop over to my blog
En xx

pinky said...

Wow a stunning card Jules but you only used a few hearts lol! Congrats on winning the blog candy, well done you.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Jules. x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

tell me where's the heart in this card, only joking. you old romantic, what a fab card love it. janex

Tab said...

Ooooh what a divine card, just love the image!
Hugs Tab xxx