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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, 9 November 2010


Hi Everyone

How's your day been?

Mine has been dull and wet weather wise .. .. .. with just the odd glimpse of sunshine .. .. .. and very windy again.  All of the beautiful leaves are slowly falling from the trees and taking up residence on the lawns and the roads and pavements.

A quick share today of a "grown up" card.  No cutsie creation today.  Don't worry though .. .. I haven't grown up.  I'm never planning on doing that.

So here is my creation

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "P106" Mother and Child
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Tea Dye .. .. for stamping and distressing
Ribbon from the stash box

and that is it!!!!!  But with such a gorgeous stamp you don't need much else .. .. in fact I could have got away without the ribbon.

I had a bit more good news today.  My luck must be in at the moment as I won the challenge over at Bee Crafty's Tuesday Challenge today.  A new challenge has just been launched using a fab sketch.  Why not pop over and have a look. 

OK back to my creations .. .. still a few to do before I am happy to give in.

Have a lovely evening.



Unknown said...

Gorgeous Jules beautiful in the sepia, must try that bought the ink ages ago and havent even opened it, well done on your win.
Chris x

Juls said...

gorgeous! love the C&S look! love the sepia colour tones and the way you have inked the edges! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, thank you so much for the lovely comments youve left on my mum, she certainly was a stunner, and my dad called her sunny, though her name was Rita.
Stunning image its so beautiful and she would have loved it believe me. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

lisa said...

What a beautiful image, Jules. I love it and you're right, it needs very little does it. I love the colour you've stamped it in, it's perfect.
It's been miserable here today too although they are promising sunshine tomorrow!!
Hugs Lisax

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, lovely elegant card - and well done winning another challenge! Fantastic. Trish x

Doreen said...

What can I say!!!Just beautiful. A pretty awful day here too. Have a nice

pinky said...

Very grown up indeed, but very beautiful none the less Jules. Well done on your win.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous serene card, found your heart very quickly today:0) xx

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Very grown up indeed and vert elegant!
Congrats on your wins.
Hope you are keeping well.
Take care
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun I really like that image...
Just spent about 5 minutes looking for your heart lol...but I did find it so blinkin obvious hehehe!!
hugs shell xx

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Jules, so simple and elegant and the ribbon sets it off nicely :o)
Well done with your win hun!, well deserved.
Have a lovely evening,
hugs Vicky xx

Eileen said...

I love the simplicity of this card its stunning. Eileen x

Delphine said...

I love your grown up card, Jules! It is gorgeous and absolutely perfect! Congratulations on your latest win! Hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

wow this is absolutely stunning jules.i love the traditional image and beautiful soft colour and ribbon.
well done on your win too :D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Jules. A fabulous stamp which looks great in this colourway.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

What a lovely, gentle mood your card evokes, Jules. And I think you were absolutely right to keep it simple, and monochrome. Just beautiful.

PS. Thanks v much for your email - will reply tomorrow, time I was in bed now! xx

Anonymous said...

So glad you've no plans on growing up just yet, neither have I. But do LOVE your grown-up card, beautiful image, love the colours!!!

Hope your enjoying the week!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so beautiful. janex

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautifully elegant! It's gorgeous although I have to confess that your floppy tree and PBs are probably more up my street. You're right, I think we are very alike (especially with the driving thing and the fast roads!) Hugs to you, Lesley

craftimamma said...

Congrats on your challenge win Jules!

I love this Jules. Sepia tones are always so elegant and with the lovely image this makes for a really classy Christmas card.

Lesley Xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Its absolutely stunning everything about it hun :o)
hugs and xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous i love the look of the the colour so soft perfect creation hugs Pops x

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Jules, such a beautiful image that makes a very classy card.

Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card Jules, love all that distressing and love the vintage look too.

scotspanda said...

oh wow Jules this is a beautiful card, the image is just gorgeous, wish I had seen it a few weeks ago so that I could have used it on the cards we are selling for the church on Saturday!

Ah well might just have to buy it for next year ;o)


Amanda xx