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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, 27 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Phew another hot day!!  Though the sun did disappear and we gained a few quick rain showers during the afternoon.

It has gone very dull again now so I wonder if we are in for a nice storm.  At least it will clear the air.

I must admit to having gone a bit mad on the washing front today.  I had one of those days where you want to wash everything in sight LOL!!  Of course you know what that means .. .. a mountain of ironing!!

Anyway ......

A quick share today that features the new digi download from Funky Hand .. .. "Tea's Up!"  Such a scrummy download.  I love the colours in this very much.  Please pop over and see the full range of papers and examples because there are some gorgeous teacups and kettles in the set.

This used:

Backing Papers:  Funky Hand Download "Tea's Up!"
Sentiment:  Made from the letters included in the Tea's Up! Download
Martha Stewart Punch:  Doily Lace
Sizzix Flower Die: "654981"
DaisiesMy trusty sewing machineRibbon,
Rik-Rak and button from the stash box

So off to get the bedroom curtains back up that I washed today!!!  This is the point when you wished you hadn't been quite so hyper-active during the day LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.



sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Yes I'm melting!! so hot - but we are never happy are we with the weather! The rain has just started and then stopped! Looking forward to the downpour so that it cools us down! You did make me laugh with the washing front why do we do that! It is lovely to get it all done but like you say the ironing pile....ggrrrr.

Gorgeous card BTW!

Anyway hope you are well. Speak soon.



Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, sounds like you've had a busy day hun. VERY hot here too. Love these yummy papers. A gorgeous flower and really cute sentiment, great idea.

Donna x

Jacee said...

How gorgeous Jules, I love that flower, gorgeous!
Yes I have melted today, me and this heat just don't get on, it promises to be a little cooler tomorrow thank goodness.
Hugs Jacee

Lynne said...

Fab card Jules. Gorgeous colours in that paper. Yes I washed for England too but didn`t go as far as the curtains. That`s for next week when I`m off work ( yayyy). No rain yetbut it looks threatening.
Lynne xxx

Anonymous said...

Ooh, these papers are just my colours Jules! Gorgeous card; love the ruffled ribbon and that fab flower! xx

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the lace borders and the flower is fantastic.
Nikki x

Debs M said...

lovely card, great flower x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules love the card it's so gorgeous!!!! iv'e been away so playing catch up! in case you missed me? lol!!

Sally H said...

Not quite melted, but well on the way! I love this card! gorgeous colours. I think that download will have to go on my wish list

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules, a beautiful flower and I love how you've done the ribbon too!
And I know what you mean about one of those washing days! :D

G Peplow said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the colours and that beautiful flower, Gay xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,oh I love that flower,
I am melting as I am sitting here.Enjoy whats left of your

Sally said...

Hi Jules, well I almost melted 'cos it was really muggy here today. It looked as if a down pour was going to happen but it never did. I love the flower on this one, lots of lovely layers & the papers are such a nice colour. Nice touch with the stitched ribbon.
Sally x

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!!!! I love the stitched ribbon!!! HUgs Juls

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Jules...! fab flower and I love all the layers fave border punch hun..

We still haven't had no rain....very hot and muggy tho'....but I hope it doesn't storm tonight...I am a right big girls blouse with

hugs Vicky xx

Sarn said...

Gorgeous. Love that huge flower.

Hugs, Sandra

Jenny said...

Oh how can you be so productive in this heat?
The trouble with drying washing in this weather is it's harder to iron the creases out!
Lovely card, those papers are a scrummy mix aren't they.
We ate our first baby courgettes this eve...tasty :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Oh yes its very hot front of my heater! lol!

awesome papers, I love this flower, really great with the layers, and love the ric-rac stem!

Louise said...

I have been melting lol but now we have a storm going on.
Fab card Jules as always do so love looking at your cards.
Louise xx

coops said...

wow, this is fantastic the ruffled ribbon and layered punching and your flower is stunning :D
we had heavy rain last night but it still feels hot this morning :S

xx coops xx

Debs M said...

got a message from one of my teamies..

The design is "Bella" JY806 by Whipper Snapper Designs. There is also a cute little boy to go wth this one too.

so there you go...sorted :) x

Debs M said...

although i have just seen their very unfriendly non angel policy on a forum so i don't think i will be buying their (expensive) stamps! x

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Jules this is absolutely stunning, wow, that flower is amazing so are the papers, colours and design a superb creation.
Lorraine x