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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.

Thursday, 7 October 2010


Hi Everyone

A really beautiful day here in the Midlands .. .. hope you are getting the same glorious sunshine as I am being spoilt with (though it is showing a bit of dust up .. .. eeekkk!!!).

Just a quick share as I have quite a bit to get through today .. .. ..  though I do just have to just mention The Apprentice .. .. did anyone watch?   Are there some scary and big headed applicants there or what .. .. .. and just how bossy was the person who left?  Cor blimey - he would have done my head in big time!!!.

Anyways .. here is my share of the day

and a close up

This used:

Hero Arts:  "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand Download "Shabby Saturday"
Spellbinders:  Film Strip
Just about every distress ink pad I own except the purple one (LOL!!!)
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the stash box

I was in two minds whether to buy this stamp orginally and wondered whether I would get my use out of it .. .. how wrong could I have been .. .. I love it and use it so often it is unbelievable.

Off to see my Mum armed with my colouring now .. .. ..

Catch you again soon.



pinky said...

Its gorgeous Jules, wouldn't have known what to do with a stamp like that! Watched the apprentice and totally agree!! Big bunch of fat heads lol.

Jacee said...

Oh this is lovely Jules, what a super card, I love it!

We have the sunshine too, and as for the apprentice, well what can I say, the chap that left was a bully, and what a big head, phew!!!!

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Jules,
I love this card - it's stunning!
The weather is fab here too, I can't believe how warm it is considering it is October.
Enjoy your visit to your Mum and your colouring.
Clare x

lisa said...

This is one gorgeous stamp, Jules. I love it and I love how you've done it in panels. It looks brilliant. I bet you could use it for any occassion, even Christmas if they are frosted!!
That was an empty ironing basket under my desk, honest!!! I have a thing about ironing things as soon as they come in off the line, I hate it lying about and the pile just getting bigger, sad I know!!
Hugs Lisax

Cardarian said...

Love your card - I am thinking of buying that silhoutte grass for ages - it will probably go in the basket next time I shop!
Distress inks aye??? Lots of work but the result is really good!

Doreen said...

I can see why you love the stamp, it is quite beautiful. Have a nice

chris said...

Jules its so stunning, love this stamp I think it may have to come home with me one day!

sorry I have not been visiting you so much lately, just felt on a bit of a low, off for some blood test results in the morning so maybe I will get sorted. hugs chris xx

Sally H said...

Ooh, I like this! I have just had a little look at the other creations I missed during parents evenings. All gorgeous! Have a lovely time with your mum x

Cynthia said...

I thought the same thing about that stamp too! And like you, I've used it way more than I thought I would. I love how you used it on this card!! The images on the film strip look like linen! Just beautiful!

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules,

It was my day for taking my Mum out to lunch today. We chose somewhere we don't go very often only to find the road was closed and I had no idea where else to go in that area, Lol! I was starving when after driving round places in Notts I'd never been before I suddenly found a lovely quaint cafe and art centre. Couldn't have been better!

I haven't got that stamp but I do love it having seen it used often by you and another good blog buddy to great effect. This card is no exception. It's lovely and very cleverly stamped.

Lesley Xx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The film strip looks really effective. You've just reminded me about my dandelion stamps, they mey just have to be inked up soon. Lovely weather here in Chester too. Di,xx

AuniLeigh said...

i like this alot, so very different, great colors!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous Jules! Love the colours. The stamp is beautiful xx Jenny xx

Vicky said...

Ahhh Jules this card is stunning hun!, the grass stamp is gorgeous and I can see why you use it alot. Love the film strip too, very effective and great distressing.
Hugs Vicky xx

Nicola said...

Jules a lovely simple card. Love everything about it. Nice touch with the film strip on the side too. Hugs Nicola xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is superb Jules! Love the image and how you've stamped it is just perfect! Love the film strip and gorgeous colours too!

Love The Apprentice, love to see a few of these bigheads get a grilling from Sir Sugar! :D
Take care.

♥Gemma♥ said...

wow its stunning Jules....perfect in everyway!
hugs and xxx

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome!

I LOVE the inking and colours, and especially that film clip looking strip, very cool!!!

Lynne K said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jules! I like the way you've spotlighted the grasses with the filmstrip, and the soft autumn colours. I've been hesitating about getting that stamp too, but having seen what you've done with yours, it's now firmly on my wish list. xx

Vicky said...

It's a gorgeous card Jules. It's amazing the different things you can do with one stamp. I haven't got a clue when it comes to stamps.

I did see 'The Apprentice', bully or what!


Alice said...

This is lovely, so elegant!

Tracy said...

Sorry I have not visited for a while, I have been badly for about a fortnight and have got behind on my blogging. And I have now lost my dashboard, that Mr Blogger Grrrrr.

This is fabulous, and I seem to have missed some gorgeous creations

Happy crafting
Tracy x

G Peplow said...

Simply wonderful, I love it:0) xx

G Peplow said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours too:0) xx

coops said...

ooops finally got round to your blog blinking dashboard has gone awol so am having to go through my blog list one by one,grrr.
your card is fantastic, i love the grass stamp and my fav autumnal colours.its gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

How beautiful! I love your share of the day, Jules... Wonderful colours, great image and fabulous layout! Hugs Delphine xx

Juls said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous!!! llove the beautiful autumn colours! hugs Juls