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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.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Hi Everyone

I am a bit earlier tonight  .. .. .. we have visitors coming and need to be bathed, fed and watered by 7.30pm!!

So important things first .. .. up-date my blog LOL!!!

This is the card I have chosen to share today.  I really enjoyed making it but am not sure if it will be to everyone's taste.

This used:

Images:  My Paper World "Grasses and Embellishments"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Memory Stor
Fiskars Punch:  Threading Water
Sizzix Die:  Tattered Florals
Cuttlebug Folder:  Script
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Inks
Embossing Powder .. .. various colours blended together
Ribbon, Cord, Feathers and Button from the Stash Box

So that is my share for today.

Off to the bath next!!

I hope I get time for some blog hopping later .. .. but if not then I apologise in advance and will catch you tomorrow.

There is a slight chance I might be on cake icing duty this evening.  A 70th birthday cake needs finishing off and my friend has injured her wrist and needs to wear a splint .. .. if the splint is still on tonight then my pinny goes on!!!

Oh dear!!!  Hope I can do her design justice!!!  (Lisa where are you?  I need you!!! LOL!!!).

Have a good evening everyone.



Anonymous said...

amazing card Jules, totally love it!!!!!

Have a grand ole time icing *licks some off fingers* hehe.

Doreen said...

Well I love it Jules,love the colours love the whole design.
What is not to like????

Shirley said...

I love it Jules this is my kind of card. It is so elegant. The creamy shades work beautifully with the Brown and the use of the feathers behind the flower is fabulous. just great


pinky said...

I love it Jules, very rich and chocolatey. Are you needing bathed or is that the visitors you'll be bathing lol.

lisa said...

I'm here Jules!!!!!! You'll do a great job I'm sure. Nothing to it really. Don't forget a piccy so we can all see it.
I love your card today. Well I love them everyday, but this is really striking. The middle of that flower looks just like melted chocolate, it's gorgeous and I love the feathers.
Enjoy your friends.
Hugs Lisax

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Well its my taste cos I like it! - love the feathers I sometimes use them too. Love the look they give.

Good luck if you do have to do the icing tonight!


Vicky said...

Jules it's beautiful hun! Fabulous image and I love the flower with the feathers, so very elegant :o)

Have a lovely evening and happy icing lol!

hugs Vicky xx

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, love the colour scheme and do like the card. But to be honest, I'd have left off the flower embellie... the stamped images are enough. Hugs, Pauline x

G Peplow said...

OOOh Hi Jules, love your card it's perfectly my taste too, Have a wonderful evening hope the cake decorating goes according to plan (if you're required):0) xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, stunning creation fab colours and papers just gorgeous my fave card if your yet, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Craftycat said...

I lurve it! Very steampunk! :)

Unknown said...

Well I can honestly say I like it Jules, very elegant & love that flower. Great card

Debs said...

Oh Jules why would anyone not like this - it's gorgeous. Love the feather - perfect touch!
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Lynda said...

I love it. The colours work so well and it is very elegant. A beautiful card.

Anonymous said...

Just stunning Jules! I love the colours, image, the flower and the feathers - well all of it really! xx

MagsB said...

I like it, too! That's the joy of cardmaking, you can make all sorts of different kinds of designs.
Also - ooo! - I love, love, love those feathers!!

I hope your evening is going well.

luv, Mags x

Juls said...

I for one thinks it just STUNNING!!!!!! love the gorgeous rich colours, the texture and sheer elegance of the card! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love it! Rich and earthy! Hugs, Lesley

Lynne K said...

Love it! xx

Sally H said...

Love it, love it, love it! Warm colours, distress inks and gorgoeus stamps, not to mention that wonderful flower. Not heard of those stamps before

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation Jules, I love it. The colours and design are amazing.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Nikbee said...

I love the card. The colours are wonderful and I love the addition of the feather.

Nikki x

coops said...

i love this jules :D
the colours are gorgeous and i love the flower and stunning details. :D

xx coops xx

Beryl said...

This is so to my taste - I love it. A beautiful creation.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

Well it may not be to everyone's taste Jules but it's certainly to mine. I think it is absolutely gorgeous and the colours are wonderful. Love the feather behind the flower and the button colour matches them perfectly.

Lesley Xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is stunning!! Just love the colours!!

Hugs shell xx
ps have been a good girlie & used me scraps on todays card xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Oh, I love this one too Jules! The rich colours, layers and different textures makes a very elegant card together.

Hope the icing went fine.


Cynthia said...

Yep, I agree! I love the colors you used! I really like the little details, like the embossing of the flower and the placement of the feathers. What a beautiful card!

loftylass said...

Well Jules I love it - gorgeous colours and love the addition of the feather. tfs

Rachel x said...

Hi Jules :)
I saw a thumbnail of this card and your post title in someone's blogroll and just had to pop over to have a better look and then to say 'Yes- I love this card!!' :) It's absolutely stunning- the beautiful rich colours and all the lovely textures and finishes you've combined are so elegant!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, really like the colours and that flower is smashing!
Hugs Jacee

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just stunning Jules! Who wouldn't love it? Beautiful rich colours and love the feathers too! Love it all!