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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, 7 December 2010


Hi Everyone

Do you ever start a creation with something in mind and it ends up as something that is completely different? 

Well that is what happened to me with this one.

It now looks nothing like what I started out to make LOL!!  It is a bit different for me too but I like it!!  Good for using up little bits!!

So here it is

This used:

Backing papers:  All Papermania "Rose Garden"
Image:  Inkadinkado "90355"  Lace Background (but only stamped around the edge)
Sentiment:  Elzybells
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Nestabilities: Classic Scalloped Circles Large (for cutting the flower layers)
Nestabilities:  Doodle Parts
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the stash box

Not quite my usual style but fun nonetheless!!

Hope you have all had a good day.  We still have snow and ice on the ground but nothing fresh added for a few days now.  Things are supposed to be improving temperature wise towards the end of the week so I shall look forward to that.

I think that a bit of a clear up in the old craft pod is in order tomorrow now that Christmas card production is slowing down.

Have a good evening everyone and thank you for calling by.



Debs said...

Love this card Jules - the colour combo is fab!
Great doodling too.
Still no snow here - but Jack Frost has put in an appearance lol!!!
Have a fab evening
Debs xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, this is gorgeous! Beautiful detail and just love the flower! Did you make it yourself? Stunning card. Luv Trish x

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Jules, I love it. x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules I love the flower and sentiment. I hope we get the thaw that they keep promising us. Have a nice tidy up

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card love the colours and faux stitches,
gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Tracey T said...

This is such a lovely card, Jules. I love the layering and the flower is fab! Hugs Tracey Tx

Lizzy said...

Hi Jules! yes hun that happenes to me very often,lol... I'm usually left disappointed though whereas this is gorgeous...luv everything about it :D the flower is lush.

xx Lizzy xx :)

coops said...

stunning card jules.very different for you but i love it :D
the flower is gorgeous and the colours are beautiful.
no new snow here either but the sideroads and pavements are lethal :S

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

Those colours together are gorgeous. I love the design and the flower is fab. Do you have to put cards like this with flowers on, in boxes? I'd love to put more embellishments on but wonder about posting them.
Beryl xx

Tracy said...

Different but totally fab, I always start with one idea and end up with something different. But usally works out OK. Love the colours and the flower.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Netty said...

Terrific card Jules and I love your design and colour scheme. Its good to try different things it keeps the brain active......I suppose thats why mines a bit dead at the
Annette x

Sarah A said...

This is just beautiful, love the colours and your flower is gorgeous!

That happens to me sometimes too lol, where what is in my head doesn't come out on my creations!

Sarah x

craftimamma said...

Well I can't say my stuff never comes out as I've envisaged because I don't have a finished piece in mind to start with, Lol! I just start with one this, usually a stamp and then a technique and go from there. That's probably why my cards never have the lovely 'polished' look of the professional as your's do Jules.

This beautiful card is a perfect example! I dread to think what it would look like if I tried to use all those bits of paper and yet you do it and they are exactly where they belong! The papers you've used are lovely and so is your flower.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

happens to me all the time! only wish mine turned out so awesome!!!

Love it Jules, hope your enjoying your winter wonderland, totally humid here, its mosquito paradise. lol.

PinksyDoodles said...

I've given up planning my cards because they never end up as planned!
This is fabulous Jules! Love the gorgeous flower!
Hugs, Clare x

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sam x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the colours and the flower us wonderful.

Nikki x

loftylass said...

I love it Jules - very elegant. The colour combo and doodling are perfect.

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie, so cute,love the flower :) big hugs pops x x x

lisa said...

It sounds like your weather has been a bit more tricky than ours, Jules. Luckiy we avoided the fog and have had lovely sunshine although the temperatures are still well below zero!!
Your cards are stunning. I love this one. Sometimes the best ones just evolve I find.
Stay warm.
Hugs Lisax

Jacee said...

This is superb Jules, I love it, the flower looks fabulous.

Juls said...

it might not be your usual style, but I love it!!! Hugs Juls