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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, 3 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Quite a windy day here today .. .. so windy in fact that I have managed to dry my towels outside today .. .. mmmmm.... they smell lovely!!  I love the smell of washing that has dried outdoors!!

Today's share is another boxed valentine card that I have been asked to make.

This used:

Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Just An Old Fashioned Girl"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Marianne Design Die:  LR0115 "Butterfly"
Sizzix Dies:  "656425" Box and Lid (for Big Shot Pro) - "654680" Scallop Tag
Martha Stewart Punches:   Valentine Lace and Doily Lace
Nestabilities:  Small Deckled Mega Rectangles
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Roses (folder inked before putting through the machine)
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Tattered Rose
Embossing Tinsel:  Bridal
Flowers, Ribbons, Feathers, Pearls and Gem from the Stash Box.

Phew!!! What a lot of ingredients.  No wonder my work desk looks like a bomb has hit it.  I think a big clear up campaign is on the cards along with a good old blog catch up. 

I have been that busy sorting out my laptop and stuff that I am a bit behind on my visiting .. .. so hopefully I will be putting that to rights later.

Plus .... for those that couldn't find the heart last night ... it is here ...

Tee hee !!!

Don't forget that Anice is showing off the new Funky Hand CD "Crafty the Year Away" tomorrow on Create and Craft .. .. two live stints ..  the first at 10.00am and then again at 2.00pm.  I hope you get chance to watch.



Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, This is just so gorgeous, love the butterfly. Sue x

Andria said...

Stunning creation, very nice indeed.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Wow, this is stunning Jules, so romantic, you make such lovely cards.x

Netty said...

Wow Jules they are so fabulous, the box and the card. They will be thrilled to bits with this wonderful creation. Annette x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous as usual Jules, I love the sentiment along with your entire

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous Jules!

You are so talented!

Especially love the tag and the box, awesome idea for a keepsake!

Love it!

Maureen said...

A fabulous card Jules...I love the colour...totally stunning!!!!!!!

Maureen x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, totally gorgoeus creations hun, beautifully decorated biggest of hugs love pops x x x

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely STUNNING creation Jules!! Fabulous! xxx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Gorgeous card and box and I too have that lovely Pink Petticoat set - v. nice. Hearts not too hard to find today!!! LOL


Beryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Someone's going to be very happy.
Beryl xx

Zoechaos said...

Very special card, someone is going to score a lot of brownie points with this. A treasure of a card. XOXO Zoe

Jacee said...

Beautiful Jules, really beautiful.
Hugs Jacee

Unknown said...

Really elegant & classy Jules. Beautiful card.

Vicky said...

Just beautiful Jules! I love the flowers and that butterfly is totally amazing hun :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Claire said...

What a beautiful card, the lady getting that one should consider herself very lucky.
I love everything on the card and the tag.
claire xxx

Fleur said...

Stunning card Jules. very elegant
Hugz fleur xXx

Donna Mosley said...

OMW! Jules this is stunning. Love the beautiful colours and amazing flower bouquet. Gorgeous butterfly and perfect sentiment. Looking forward to hanging out the washing, you can't beat that smell.

Donna x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A stunning bouquet on a gorgeous card and I LOVE your tag too! Gonna have to get me that roses cuttlebug folder! Hugs, Lesley

Scrappymax said...

Ooh Jules another stunning creation, love that box too.
Can you use this die in the normal bigshot or cuttlebug.
Max x

PinksyDoodles said...

This is stunning Jules and is going to make someone very happy on Valentines Day.
Clare x

coops said...

wow, beautiful card jules.the colours are so elegant and i love the stunning butterfly :D

xx coops xx

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Seeing all the things around blog land that are made using the Big Shot Pro my resolve not to buy is weakening. birthday in a few months... hugs, Pauline x

lisa said...

Your towels would have blown away here today, Jules. It's been galeforce and forecast to get worse, joy. Don't think we'll be venturing far this weekend!!
Your valentines box is just stunning. I love your filigree butterfly. No wonder you have been getting orders for these, I love it.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Juls said...

oh my word wow!!!! this is utterly amazing!!!! you are so good at this style, romantic and elegant! its perfect! Hugs Juls

Lizzy said...

WOWZERS what a stunner! luv everything about this card it's amazing.

xx Lizzy xx :)

craftimamma said...

Wow Jules, this is absolutely gorgeous. Wish I was on the receiving end of such a fabulous creation. Someone is definitely going to get brownie points when they hand that over on the 14th, lol!

I was really annoyed yesterday because my OH put my whirlygig down a few weeks ago and it's so big I can't put it back up (that's what happens when you don't go with a man to buy something that they never use). I only said at the weekend that we'd get a nice day for drying the washing and I would have to waste it but he still didn't put it back up for me, sigh!!!!

Lesley Xx

Carole Campanile said...

Jules - that card is so beautiful and elegant. I like you used traditional colors and incorporated one of the roses onto the box tag. Which BTW could stand alone on the face of a card as well.
Ph and the butterfly die ..... Ohhhhhh. I want one!
Gorgeous work as usual Jules. You are inspiring, thank you!!

Lynne K said...

Wow! Stunning! xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is stunning Jules! Love the lush colours, gorgeous paper and such beautiful flowers too! Love it!

Anonymous said...


Your cards are always so beautiful, love the heart.

Sue x