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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.

Monday 6 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Sorry .. .. I am late again.

Hubby came home with a new family member that needed welcoming .. .. no .. .. nothing animal orientated  -  a courgette plant that needed to be made to feel at home in our garden.  We have grown green courgettes before but these are YELLOW!!!  Oh well we can give them a go.

The courgette seeds we set were rather disappointing so we have sown some more .. so we could have a glut of courgettes plants now!!  LOL!!!

So on a new home theme .. .. a new home card

This used:

Image:  Not really sure.  I bought it at the NEC from a stand called "Butterfly Kisses" but it was handed to me just in a cellophane bag .. .. no packaging, no name, no maker .. .. and I can't find it on their website either.
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Clear "CS016D" General Greetings
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Woodware Punches:  Flowers
Brad, charm and ribbon from the stash box

So I have a complaint. 

I left all of my ironing out last night along with a list of the blog buddies who also requested a call from the ironing fairy.  I can only assume that she liked the sound of your places better than mine because she left without doing a darn thing!!  You can't get the staff these days!!

My time has also been taken up talking to one very excited Sister.  She is off to see Take That tomorrow at Manchester.  I bet she won't sleep tonight or tomorrow as she will be so excited.  Bless!!

Thanks for calling by .. .. I will catch you again tomorrow.



Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules,love the image.Pity you didn't live closer....I love

Anonymous said...

Love this new home card, the pattern apper reminds me of wallpaper in a home, so matches perfectly!


aw sorry the cleaning fairy didn't show lol.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, this is so lovely. Very pretty candy stripe papers and gorgeous image. Great faux stitching and cute little key. Well she did'nt turn up here either, maybe she was out on the tiles. Ooh! a yellow courgette, hope it thrives hun.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card again Jules; love that stamp, paper and the little key charm. The ironing fairy didn't come here either - think she should be sacked! I'm going to see Take That on Wednesday! Tickets were my christmas present from my daughter and SIL. Can't wait!! Looking forward to your email! xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the flower is lovely.

Nikki x

Juls said...

very stylish card!! Love the stripy paper, and the key charm is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs Juls

Fleur said...

A gorgeous "new home" card Jules.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Cynthia said...

Awwwwww, your houses are so cute, Jules! Love your coloring! And the addition of the key is just perfect.

Craftbugmum said...

Well Jules if the stamp doesn't have a name on it you best just send it my way. Lol
Great card and love the stamp it's perfect, and with the suit foilage to finsh off.
I was hoping the ironing fairy would have called here but guess she must have been busy else where. Never mind may be she'll call tomorrow while I'm at work.
Hugs Fi xx

Sally said...

Another sweet & simple creation from you Jules. I love the image & the cute little key charm. The candy striped paper is lovely & perfect for the occasion. Sorry that the ironing fairy stood you up, better luck next time. lol.
Sally x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card, love the little key charm. We have three or four courgette plants growing this year...trouble is they come on all at once!
Jenny x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules wow love the card! lovely soft colours and fab image!! it's gorgeous!

craftimamma said...

Lovely fresh looking card for a nice fresh new home ........ hopefully, lol! I know our first home wasn't fresh or new but we did love it.

Oooh, I'm really envious of your sister. I only said to my OH at the weekend that I bet one of Take That's shows would be brilliant and I'm an old fogey, Ha! Ha! Bet she has a great time.

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is one beautiful card I so love that striped paper and great image also love the little key this is one super fabulous card.
Lorraine x

Louise said...

Beautiful card love the stripes and the little key.
Hugs Louise xx

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Jules, love the soft colours you used... wonder where the fairy went, she didn't call at my house unfortunately, so disappointing ha ha

PinksyDoodles said...

This is super cute Jules. I love the little key!
Hugs, Clare x

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.fab paper and design and i love the image and the added key :D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

LOVE this card. Totally smitten with the background paper too!

Naughty ironing fairy obviously overworked . . . perhaps she'll visit later?

Hugs, Sandra

lisa said...

I hope you new addition has settled in very well!!
Your card is great, Jules. I love the little key. I saw Butterfly Kisses at Harrogate, they have some gorgeous stamps don't they.
Your ironing fairy didn't lift a finger here last night either. I've got to do it all this afternoon!!!
I'm sitting here green with envy at your Sister. Even though I dropped MASSIVE hints about TT to DH he didn't cotton on, bless!! I'll have to wait until they put in on the telly.
Hugs Lisax

Whisper said...

Ooo super image and perfect papers too.

I hope your sister enjoyed Take That, unfortunately i wasn't lucky enough to get any, but i'm sure they'll show it on tv at some point !!, Luv Sam x

Delphine said...

Your card is gorgeous, Jules! I find it very elegant as always and I love your layouts:-)! Your little houses are so cute, the paper is lovely and the key charm is very clever:-)! I hope your courgette plant likes its new home:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow this is gorgeous, such lovely quaint houses, right up my street.
hope your yellow courgettes turn out nice cant imagine what they are going to taste like, probably sweeter as in yellow peppers, will look forward to hearing.
hope you are keeping well, pleased you liked my heart button, wonder if you have those?
take care love Chris xx

Jacee said...

I adore this Jules, a really super card, love the addition of the key, a super touch.
Hugs Jacee

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous new home card Jules, love the stripy paper. What a naughty fairy eh?! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love it! The ironing fairy has not visited me either lol!
Helen x

Stella said...

Hi Jules,

You can never go wrong with pink stripes :)
I love the cute stamp and that little key charm is the "icing on the cake". Gorgeous!


Unknown said...

what a lovely card Jules. Love the image. I have a similar freebie digi one from just inklined. I might have to get it printed and make a card with it after seeing this.

Paula x x x