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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, 30 December 2010


Hi Everyone

I cannot believe that tomorrow will be New Year's Eve .. .. .. where has the lazy Christmas break gone?

Well .. .. yes, I have been a bit lazy, but I thought the break was going to last for ages and that I was going to get lots done .. .. including some watching of films etc.  Can you believe I haven't watched one film all holiday!!  In fact the only programme that I can say I have watched properly all holiday is the Royle Family from Christmas Day.

I managed a bit of crafting today though which was nice.

Here is my favourite make of the day

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3811J" Winsome
Backing Papers:  "Lilac Bouquet Paper Pack" downloaded from Aimee Asher
Martha Stewart Punch:  Doily Lace
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Josy Rose:  Acrylic Domes
Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust
Thread from the Stash Box

I have had a few emails asking about the "nail heads" and bits I use from Josy Rose so I have done a link on the Acrylic Domes I have used today .. .. from there you will find the nail heads under "studs and nail heads" on the left hand side and also gorgeous gems and ribbons.  (But beware .. .. the prices are just amazing and you might need a few pennies .. .. .. though you do get loads for just a few pennies).

So that is me for today.

I hope you have all had a lovely day and I will catch you all again tomorrow.



Juls said...

just a floral delight!!!! Love it! Hugs Juls

Viv said...

Beautiful card!x

Beryl said...

A fabulous card. I love the papers - just the sort of colours and designs I adore and those acryilic domes look to be a must have. A beautiful design and layout.
Hope you have a very Happy New Year.
Beryl xx

pinky said...

Crazy how life slips you by Jules! But at least you enjoyed it lol. Love your card, beautiful soft colours. I enjoy the Royal family this year, it was really funny;)

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

I hope you had a nice Christmas.

Lovely fresh card, which reminds me of warmer days.
Gorgeous purple combo.

Love Kerry xxx

Vicky said...

Hiya Jules!

What a delightful card hun and gorgeous colours too. Love the gorgeous flower and the thread really finishes it of nicely :o)
I'm with you, the festive season has gone far to quickly, but that means spring is around the corner woo hoooooooooo!!

Hugs Vicky xx

craftimamma said...

This is really lovely Jules. I love the colour combo and the papers are gorgeous. Smashing image too and everything goes together perfectly.

Lesley Xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hunnie, sorry I haven't been around for a while. We went down to our friends in Bognor for a few days!!

Gorgeous creation as always hun, I hope you had a fab Christmas & all the best for 2011
huge hugs shell xx

Doreen said...

Wow a gorgeous card as always, I can't believe you use Aimee Asher.we do seem to pick the same digi papers although I don't have this one but I do have a lot from there. I am always downloading digi papers.

Getting waited on by the way for one day is easy just refuse to work Christmas day.

Have a nice evening

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Jules! I too am wondering where the holiday is going, as planning for work is calling and I haven't had a play with all my new stuff yet! We will have to meet up for tea, cake and a chat at that garden centre one day. Happy new year my friend!

Pauline said...

Simply gorgeous card Jules. Love the colour combo. May just have to download those digi papers, they are lovely. Hugs, Pauline x

Amy Johnson said...

What a lovely card! I love all the different shades of purple and the glittered frame.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very beautiful card and I love the gorgeous papers you've used. Can't believe the hols are nearly over either, we'll have to make the most of whats left. I loved the Royle family episode, especially the dyson bit.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

OOOH i love this purplicious creation!

My fav colour! and awesome funky stamp, love it!!!

No worries on the 4 questions list, you don't have to do it or pass it on ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules ! I can't believe that you didn't watch one Christmas story ! Lol! There's always next year! As much as I love this season, I'm looking forward to longer days and dreams of flowers popping up in the garden! Your card is lovely and such a wonderful colour combo! I hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright and that this coming year brings you the very best! {{Hugs}} Tracy

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Gorgeous floral beauty.
The hols have flown by, I watched upstairs down stairs and loved it. TV is ok when nothing better I say.
have a super new year. janex

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Jules! I loooove purple and all those flowers, so delicate!
Please, don't mention the Christams holiday disappearing, it is frightening! I had so many plans, and as usual, just did not have time! (sigh)... Have a great evening and Happy New Year! Hugs Delphine xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Jules, the colours are so delicate, a delight for the eyes.
Have a happy new year.
Claire xxxxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules I adore this card I love the simple stamp and the way youve not only coloured it, but the design and papers are stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyx Happy New Year my love, hope you have a fabulous evening.

Wishcraft said...

Such a pretty card Jules :o) Love the colours and sparkly touches. I'll have to check out that link now... will blame you for any spending lol! Lisa x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i love the image and your colours and papers are really beautiful.
happy new year hun :D

xx coops xx