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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, 17 September 2010


Hi Everyone

Today's share is a birthday card for one of our good friends who will be celebrating his special day on Sunday.

We have just been and delivered his card and present to him in readiness .. .. but I know that he won't be checking my blog so I am safe in sharing.

Here is the share

and the close up

This used:

Sentiment: Inkadinkado "97856-MM"
Backing Papers: DCWV "The Green Stack"
Sizzix Die: "655903" Bird Baby
Martha Stewart Punch: Embossed Zig Zag
Woodware Leaf Punch
Distress Ink: Tea Dye
Raffia from the stash box

I love the card in this stack. As you can see from the close up, as well as having gorgeous patterns they are beautifully textured and the punches love them too!!

We did actually alter the card once I had photographed it and before we handed it over. Our friend is Scottish and when he says the word "bird" it actually sounds like he is saying "bod" - so we crossed out the "i and the r" and added a "o" above instead.

So off now to do my final packing up for the Festival tomorrow/Sunday. I will give you a progress report tomorrow evening. We are just hoping the weather is kind to us .. .. but it doesn't sound very promising.

Have a good weekend everyone whatever you are up to.

Love Jules xx

p.s. I can't believe it!!! Hubby has switched the central heating on!!! It's still September!!!


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, I just love the little birdie he is super cute
I hope you have a fab weekend hun, hope the weather stays dry for you
hugs shellxx

craftimamma said...

Your Hubby's not the only one Jules. I put ours on a short while ago but ready to switch it off again now, Lol!

Love that very cute little bird and that's a really great card. No one could fail to be charmed by it.

I have everything crossed that the weekend is good to you in every respect. Speak to you when I get back from Harrogate.

Lesley Xx

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, love this and the fact that you can make it so personal to your friend, I'm sure he will treasure it:) I find men's cards a bit of a trial, never really happy with my efforts, so well done and have a great weekend:0) xx

Little K Smith said...

Love this card Jules! Gorgeous birdie, adore the colours and papers too and cute little leaves!

Unknown said...

Hi Jules
wow what a lovely card, the little birdie is gorgeous and love the text that goes with it.
Chris x

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules I love the bird,and your backing papers.Have a good day

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

fabulous card I love it, bet your friend will too. excellent layout and perfect papers. janex

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Those papers are gorgeous!

coldwaters2 said...

I so love this card Jules it has a wonderful Country look to it which I love.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

awesome card, I have a bird die like that too,!!!

We had our air conditioning on down here in oz on a few days ago cos it was So horribly humid we weere feeling sick!!! So must be getting in early with the seasons everywhere!!!

Lynn said...

I switched our heating on a few days ago ... well to be honest it was never actually switched off - just turned the room thermostat down during the warm weather - it's back up now 'cos I like to be snuggly warm. Great card by the way, I'm sure your friend will love it and the 'bod'.

Lynn x

Janice said...

What a lovely card Jules, so cute. I must get that card stack too.
Good luck with the festival.

Janice x

Unknown said...

Oh Jules, this really is lovely. I love that BP & the bird is so cute.
You hubby is not the only one putting the heating on, its so cols, we have too!!!

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i love the bird and sentiment and your papers are stunning.great colours :)

xx coops xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its fantastic and the "bod" is ever so sweet, gorgeous papers too. My uncle is scotish and he pronounces it like that too!
Hope the weather is good for you tomorrow and all goes well.
hugs and xxx

Nicola said...

Jules I so love this card and your friend is very lucky to receive it too. I just love anything with birds on at the moment... Just adorable. Hugs Nicola xx

Jacee said...

Hiya Jules, yes it's me, I'm back!
just been catching up with all your cards since I've been away, wow, you've done some gorgeous work, I've had to look at so many so forgive me for just doing this one post, but it goes for them all, stunning work!!!!

chris said...

Jules this has so much HEART and soul, its just FABULOUS, I just love this birdie, jules I love all of it, have you guessed i love it Jules xxx chris xx

Jennifer said...

Stunning! You reminded me I have these papers. You make them look fab...I must dig them out xx Jenny xx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie i love the colours and the papers are fab, gorgeous image too big hugs love Pops x x x