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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, 24 September 2010


Hi Everyone

I have a quick share .. .. that I had no idea what to call .. .. hence the title being a reminder that it is Friday .. .. just in case anyone didn't know LOL!!!

Here is my share:

and the close up

This used:

Image: Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Backing Papers: Papermania "Chatsworth Vintage Collection"
Sizzix Die: "656079" Flower Layers
Martha Stewart Punch: Frond
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! "Penny Copper"
Eyelets, Brad and Ribbons from the stash box

I had no idea how this card was going to turn out when I started .. .. but in my head it was going to be shades of blue and purple!!! Not sure what happened there?!?!?

I keep trying to make myself be brave and change the layout of my blog so that it is super-wide and fills my screen. Has anyone changed from my style of blog to the type I am describing? Was it easy? I am just paranoid that I am going to mess everything up and lose my blog and its contents. 

Have a lovely Friday evening and a great weekend everyone.

Love Jules xx


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh the first time I tried to change my blog, I foned Hazel (dido) in hysterics it all vanished, but she got it back for
But I did try again & it was easy, just follow the instructions & don't panick lol
Gorgeous card hun I just love those colours
hugs shell xx
have a fab weekend xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Such a beautiful card Jules.
Enjoy your weekend.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Just stunning - love the combination of colours and the grasses are really lovely.
x Tricia

Unknown said...

Beautiful card love the layout and the colours are fab, have a great weekend
Chris x

Allison said...

its lovely Jules- love that stamp
Have a great weekend

brenda said...

Lost the last comment I think Jules, Mr Blogger's really got a hissy fit on him today.

What I said was, I'm definately not colour blind and this is really yummy coppers and brown. Very nice indeed.

Love that stamp, so versatile.

B x

Jacee said...

love the card Jules, a very nice shade of 'purple' LOL, the flower is lovely, looks great in front of those gold leaves.

Doreen said...

Just stunning Jules so elegant.
I love the embossing.
Your backing papers are fabulous.Have a great

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules!, love the image and the ribbon looks fab and the flower?, simply amazing hun. I know what you saying about changing the blog, I done it once and I nearly cried lol.
Take care Vicky xx

Eileen said...

Hi Jules this is gorgeous. Lovely autumn colours and a fab image. Love the way you've done your ribbon - very very chic. Eileen xx

MagsB said...

What a lovely card! I love the colours, and the flower is very smart!

luv, Mags x

Jodi said...

Jules, this is a very pretty card!! Love that pretty flower too!
Jodi =)

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is gorgeous Jules, absolutley love the colours, perfect for autumn. Beautiful stamp, love the black flower and lush ribbons too! Love it!
Have a lovely weekend.

coops said...

fantastic card jules.gorgeous stamp and i really love the colours and your stunning flower :)

xx coops xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Jules is absolutely stunning and fab colours you have used.....perfect!!
hugs and xxx

Tracy said...

This is lovely, the colour combo is fantastic.
Yes you did see my little sewing box on Tv, you have a keen eye.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

chris said...

I see no purple and blue, but I adore it. will look forward to your purple and blue one another day!!
hugs chris xx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Jules this is utterly amazing I am in love with this card big time, I have spent so long just looking at it, that image the flower, the colours that ribbon this is absolutely wonderful and really appeals to me.
I think the Le Lou free Backgrounds are lovely and so easy to do, I have just changed mine from the new blogger template to Le Lou, I just like a change...too often lol.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

OH I love the black white and gold colours, really beautiful!!!!

Lynn said...

Lovely card Jules, the embossing is very effective. Sorry can't help with the Blog layout, don't know how I managed to do mine in the first place so I wouldn't dream of trying to chnage things. Knowing my luck with Mr Blogger everything would probably dissapear. Take care.

Lynn x

Nicola said...

Great card Jules and loving the colours you used in the end. Have a great weekend. Hugs Nicola xx

Babs said...

Beautiful card Jules absolutley gorgeous.

Babsb x

craftimamma said...

Oooh, I know my birthdays not until next year but can I have this one early please, Lol!?! It's a beauty Jules and exactly the sort of colour and content I love.

I know how you feel about changing your blog. I wanted to change my background for ages but daren't do it and then one day the old one disappeared because it had been discontinued so I was forced into getting a new one and it was easy. Don't know about changing the layout completely though.

Lesley Xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, thats a really lovely calm card, love the topper and the papers and embellishments are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Lynne K said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love the colour scheme and the dotty BP. I've been resisting getting the grasses stamp, but having seen this, I think any more resistance would be futile! I could do a lot of resist with it! xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

stunning and beautifully finished, lovely Autumn there's a title lol...janex

Steph said...

Wow, beautiful colours, Jules! I really love that stamp too! Congrats on the new look book, am really liking it!! xx

Juls said...

sooooooooooo stylish! Loving the gold ribbon! Hugs Juls