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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, 17 February 2011


Hi Everyone

A super, duper quick post from me today (what do you mean .. .. that will make a change LOL!!).

I am out to celebrate the birthday of the gentleman I iced yesterday's cake for.  Oh dear!!!  Not sure I will be able to look him (or the other guests) in the face as his cake makes an appearance.  My camera will be going with me.  Who knows I might take a picture and share it .. .. but then again I might not!!. 

In the meantime I will simply share a card (at least I am proud of this)

This used:

Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Sentiment:  Papermania "Stamping for Him"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

and that is it!!

Time for me to go and make myself look beautiful.

Catch you tomorrow



Anonymous said...

oooh I LOVE it!!!

Very cool effect!!!

DO show us the wonderous cake we've heard so much about. You can't not now, we're already there and I'm sure its not half as bad as we think it is LOL... go on ;-) pleeeeeease

Vicky said...

Such an elegant Jules and I love the dp's too hun :o)

Have a fabby time tonight and you MUST take a piccie, I would love to see your iced creation and I bet it's gorgeous!!

hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Stunning Jules,I love that stamp. Have a nice

Maureen said...

Lovely card Jules...found the heart...bit sneaky though...LOL !! x

pinky said...

Jules that is soooo stylish and beautiful. I will have to lift this idea me thinks...that ok? Enjoy the party and yes we want to see the cake!!

Debs said...

Stunning card Jules. I love how you have stamped the image and then overlaid another stamped panel - fabulous idea!
Have a wonderful evening. Enjoy the cake - would be great to see a photo!
Take care
Debs xx

Lynne said...

This is fabulous. Love the grass stamp and the DP is perfect.
Lynne xxx

Lizzy said...

WOW this is fabulous Jules ...luv the stamp!

xx Lizzy xx :)

Nicola said...

Wow I love that stamp you used. It could be used for so many different cards. Fab card. Nicola xx

Anonymous said...

Oooh Jules, I love the way you've stamped on the paper - very effective! Fab layout too. Hope you have a lovely time! xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Love that stamp and the way you've layered up that panel - creates a lovely affect.

Hope you enjoyed your night out! Hope you get brave and show us a photo of the cake!

Take care


Pop's Cards said...

Stunning :)

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow, Jules! This card is striking in it's simplicity Such a clever idea to stamp the image on paper with the stripes going both ways before mounting them up. Did you make two cards? One with the horizontal as the background and one with the vertical? I'm always trying to economise with my papers.
I must tell you that I was reading your post so quickly that at first I thought you were going out with the gentleman you iced yesterday! My eyes had already moved to the next line before is saw the bit about the cake! Hugs, Lesley

G Peplow said...

Hi there, hope you had a good eve and the cake passed muster(I'm sure it was lovely)
Your card is magic, simply love that grasses stamp and you've really made the best of it, hugs:0) xxx

Lynne K said...

Love the card! Those neutral colours look so classy and elegant, and I like the way you've used the panel with the grasses on top. Looking forward to seeing a pic of the cake!! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, thie is a fab card love how you've stamped and layered the image. Great faux stitching.

donna x

XxJULESxX said...

wow Jules i adore this card! it's just gorgeous!!!

lisa said...

You should be proud of all your cards, you make some absolutely gorgeous ones and this is no exception, Jules. I love this grass stamp, might have to add it to my collection.
I hope you enjoy your party and the cake will be a huge success, come on share it with us, I want to see!!!Pretty Pleeeeease.
Hugs Lisax

Cynthia said...

I'm sure your cake will be awesome and that everyone will love it!!! Just like this card. =D I have that grass stamp and love it! I really like how you used that stamped paper every-which-way. So beautiful!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

you should be proud it is a stunning card , love everything about it. hope you have a good night and the cake is well received. janex

Scrappymax said...

Jules, I love the sophisticated look of this one and that stamp is gorgeous. Really stunning.
Max x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.very classy.i love the fab stamp you`ve used and gorgeous colour :D

xx coops xx

Craftycat said...

Get us Gibbs with our social outings, at least you are still getting time to craft too. :)

loftylass said...

No wonder you're proud of this card - it's simplicity is dramatic - love the choice of background paper.
(yes we want to see the cake)

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Jules, hope the party went well, love the design and that image. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, very elegant and stylish card. I wondered where the heart was and then I spotted it. Very subtle. Hope you enjoyed the evening. Would love to see the cake, do share... hugs, Pauline x

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Love the stamp and the clever way you've used it :o) Lisa x

Beryl said...

So you should be proud of this one - it's fabulous. The grasses go so well against the stripy background. Hope the cake went down well.
Beryl xx

Carole Campanile said...

Jules I love this card. So much nicer than the one I just finished making for a SCS challenge. Though I admit it kind of makes me happy that I made it then come here to find you had the same idea. Gives me hope that I might someday make cards as gorgeous as yours!!! I'll post it tomorrow; for now I'm off to bed before exhaustion sends me crashing to the floor. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules! Your card is stunning, elegant and a perfect masculine card! You have reason to be proud of this one,.......and I'm sure the cake will be well received. :) Tracy

Juls said...

this is so stylish!!! Hugs Juls