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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.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope the start of your weekend has been good.  Ours started off with mega rain but has finished off quite nice and sunny.

I have been waiting to have a play with this little digi image from Pink Petticoat for a while .. .. well with being a sewing machine lover what do you expect?  My machine doesn't look as trendy as this one though .. ... shame :-(

Here is my share

This used:

Image, sentiment and bobbins:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
My trusty (un-flower decorated) sewing machine
Buttons, ribbon and thread for winding onto the bobbins from the stash box

The lurex thread wasn't too happy going through the machine and gave a bit of a raggety look .. .. but I decided I liked it!!

Whoever gets this card will also get an emergency sewing kit as there is quite a bit of thread on those bobbins and three button to go at LOL!!!

Have a good evening everyone.  We are having a Chinese takeaway with our friends and guess what I do with their two children whilst we are waiting for the food .. .. yes you guessed .. .. we make cards!!!  LOL!!!

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippet creations



Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules this is gorgeous, love the very pretty sewing machine and the yummy paper. Great idea with the bobbins they look fab. Enjoy your chinese and have fun crafting.

donna x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is fab Jules, love it! I was looking at buying these images but resisted! :D Love the stitching and the cute little cotton reels too :)
Have a lovely evening :)

Lynne said...

Well I think this is sew very clever and sew stylish.
Lynne xxx

Milliesmarvels said...

Ooooooh! I love it!!! I have this digi lined up to have a play with soon :-) I bought the Kraft paper to go with it, it's fab!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Not often you see this sort of image on a card and the stitching blends so well. Enjoy your chinese, I'm drooling already!

Vicky said...

This is wonderful Jules! love the image and your lovely embellies too ~ just perfect hun :o)

have a lovely evening and enjoy your chinese Mmmmm............... now I'm hungry lol! and thanks again for your help,

hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

I love following your blog and my daughter and I always like looking for the little (or sometimes big!) hearts but today we can't find it! I adore your card but would love to know where the heart is please. Thanks xx

Clare said...

Wow Jules what an amazing card!!! you are so so talented hun. Best card i have seen in a long time. Big hugs Clare xxx

Catherine said...

Stunning card, love the image, may have to visit pink petticoat now!

Anonymous said...

FABULOUS!!! I've bought this set too but haven't had a chance to use it yet. Brilliant inspiration Jules, thanks! xxxx

Debbie said...

Lovely card Jules. The papers and embellishments go great with the digi.Love it.Hope you have a good night.Take care.Debbie x

Anonymous said...

looks great, I really love that paper, its lovely! and love the sewing machine and sentiment, you know I love a good pun!
I REALLY love how you did the spools of thread, that ingenius!

Enjoy the Chinese! and the cardmaking with the kiddles.

Tracy said...

Hi Jules,
I love this, that sewing machine is fab. great embellies too.
Takeaway sounds good, hope you have a good evening.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Doreen said...

This is sew original Jules, I love it yuo do come up with some fabulous ideas.enjoy your

Nikbee said...

A really pretty card. I love the image - it would be great for my Mum. The paper is just perfect for it.

Nikki x

Steph said...

Oh how pretty, Jules! I hadn't seen this one from PP before, it's so pretty and vintage. I love the reels of cotton! x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love your card Jules, the image such a pretty sewing machine, mines really plain, we could add stickers to ours...thats an idea!
The paper is gorgeous, perfect match too and the threads a wonderful touch.
enjoy your Sunday. janex

coops said...

fabulous card jules.the image is fab and i love the pretty colours and little cotton spools :D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

I love this digi stamp too and you've made such a beautiful card with it x

Vicky said...

It's fab Jules, love the effect of the lurex thread. :)x

G Peplow said...

Hello there Jules, here is another gorgeous card you're so busy but each one is lovely :0) xxx