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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, 25 January 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

We are still coughing and spluttering at this end .. .. ..  and are looking forward to spending a night where we both stay asleep for the whole duration!! 

Today's share is an anniversary card and my first attempt at making some little swirly roses.  I quite like them.  There is a little tutorial here that shows you how to make them .. .. but I started off with a punched out circle of paper and didn't bother doing any of the drawing malarky.

Here is my make

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1301K"Hedgehog Kisses
Sentiment:  Funky Hand Clear Stamps "Love N That"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punches:  Traditional Scallop and Frond
Woodware Punch:  used to cut circles for the flowers
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I am hoping for a good blog hopping session tonight once dinner is over and done with .. .. .. which reminds me .. .. get in that kitchen woman!!!  There is work to do!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.



Anonymous said...

OHHH awesome roses, gonna have to try that!

Love the card, awesome ehdig enad love the papers!

Get well soon!

Juls said...

so so cute!!! Love the soft colours, your colouring is amazing, and I adore your little spiral roses! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love the soft tones and those pretty home made flowers! What a cutie! Hope you feel better soon! Hubby and I are just starting to cough and splutter ourselves. Hugs, Lesley

Wishcraft said...

Aww super sweet card :o) Love the little hedgies, pretty papers and your flowers look fab! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, such a cute image. Sue x

Vicky said...

Ahh Jules this is adorable hun, such a sweet image and loving those flowers too, must have a go at doing them lol!

Hope you feel better soon sweetie, nothing worse then having an awful night sleep, I should know!

Hugs Vicky xx

PinksyDoodles said...

Aww, super cute card Jules!
Clare x

lisa said...

Hi Jules
What a cute Anniversary card. Your swirly roses match that BP perfectly, they look as if they came from the same kit!!! You are clever.
Love the flowers from your last post too. I think I'll have a session getting some together, you always need flowers don't you.
Take care of yourselves and get better soon.
hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, sorry you're still not well - it's lingering isn't it?! This is so gorgeous; the PP papers are so pretty and thank you so muich for the link! xx

Jennifer said...

Aww...lovely image Jules! Gorgeous flowers too xx Jenny xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the flowers, but like you half of the time I don't do "malarky". I had a try with some paper roses a few weeks ago but I didn't like the end result much and it took forever.
Claire xxx

Doreen said...

I love your card Jules, the roses are gorgeous.Thanks for the link to making them. I am so glad you still have your sense of humour!!! what with the

Debbie Johns said...

Lovely card Jules.You've done a great job with the flowers-love them.Get well soon.Debbie x

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, really gorgeous card. Love the very pretty papers and cute image. The roses you've made are amazing, you are so creative. Will have to have a go at these, thanks for the link. Hope you both get a good night's sleep and get better soon. Hugs.

Donna x

Beryl said...

Having a mega catch up after noy breing online for a week. Love your gorgeous flowers. Think I'll have to have a go at them. Hope all is well with you and yours and you get to sleep right through soon.
Beeryl xx

chris said...

Its just so perfect Jules, love it.
hugs chris xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the papers and the roses look fab.

Nikki x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super card, sweet image and very romantic.
Hope you feel better soon. sending hugs. janex

Nicola said...

Cute image and loving those roses. Fab card Jules. Hugs Nicola xx

Vicky said...

Pretty card Jules. Aren't those papers just so lovely! :)xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, sorry to hear you are coughing and spluttering, hope it soon clears up. I love your card those flowers are gorgeous, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is so sweet and i love the fab pastel colours and rolled flowers :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Another gorgeous card Jules! Adore these sweet hedgies, fab paper and love the little roses too!