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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, 2 July 2011


Hi Everyone

What a gorgeous day it has been today .. .. I hope the weather has been beautiful with you all too.

I started the day off with a good watering session in the garden and then we needed to do a bit of "planting out".

Well what was going to be a quick 20 minute job turned into a 3 hour epic .. .. why?  Well we somehow managed to stumble across a huge tree root which used to belong to one of the massive conifer trees we had had removed a couple of years ago. 

The roots of the other trees seem to be rotting away nicely and we have been able to get them out fairly easily  .. but not this one.

It was huge and kept dividing off at angles all over the place.  What a job we had on our hands.  We managed to remove the vast majority of it but unfortunately in some places simply had to chisel through it as it was disappearing under paths etc.  All I can say is thank goodness it was right down the bottom of the garden and nowhere near the house!!!  It would have been awful to think those roots were under the house!!!

Anyway, round to my share of the day .. .. ..

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique (it is a Valentines image really but I think it works well for an anniversary card)
Sentiment:  Computer generated
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch:  Frond
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Crystal Stickles
Pearls, ribbon and brad from the Stash Box

Super quick and simple today.. .. ..  and if you can't find the heart tonight then all I can say is "You should have gone to Specsavers"  LOL!!!

Have a lovely rest of the evening and I will catch you with my snippet makes tomorrow.



Debs M said...

love the colours, great image too!

Catherine said...

Lovely simple, yet effective, card!!

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. The image is fab. I love the flower.
Nikki x

Donna Mosley said...

Lovely card Jules, very sweet image and pretty design. Love the font. Sounds like you had a job on your hands hun, bet you'll ache in the morning. :o(

Donna x

Vicky said...

Fabulous where is that

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

lisa said...

What a lovely image, Jules, it makes a great card for any occassion. Don't mention Specsavers in this house, we're fed up with the place. DH ordered a pair of varifocal perscription sunglasses about 3 months ago and he has yet to get them. First the lab smashed the frame and there was no more to be had, so back we went to pick another one. We have been in today to pick them up and low and behold they have fitted ordinary lenses not varifocals!!! Is it really so hard. I was ushered out the shop by an embarrassed DH when I started to boil over, not something that happens often I can assure you. I think I would rather have been digging roots out with you!!
Hope tomorrow is more relaxing for you. Have a good one.
hugs Lisax

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous as always Jules,I love the image.Have a lovely weekend, I am off to Ava's Birthday Party tomorrow,something I didn't think I would be doing this

Jennifer said...

So gorgeous Jules. The whole thing is perfectly put together xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

OH WOW I LOVE that font for the sentiment, very cool!!!

and all around great card, I love black white and red, my favourite colour combo!

Viv said...

Love this Jules - fabulous font for the sentiment too. x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, stunning card - so elegant! Great image for an anniversary. Roots are a nightmare aren't they!! Doesn't the time just fly when your gardening - a bit like crafting actually. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. Luv & Hugs Trish x

Fleur said...

Hi Jules, this is stunning ~ HUGZ Fleur xXx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, sounds like you had a big job on your hands in the garden today, glad you got it sorted. I love this image, perfect for a Valentine or an Anniversary as you said. I like what you've done with the white layered flower, very showey.
Sally x

MagsB said...

Congrats on getting rid of the tree root, it sounds like a job and a half!

What a lovely, elegant card! I spotted the hearts, because I did go to Specsavers and my new specs are working very well lol!!

luv, Mags x

Cynthia said...

What a simply GORGEOUS card!!! I love all the hearts everywhere and the flower is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, love the image and sounds like you had some fun with that tree root!
Helen x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the image and the flower is lush!
Thanks for the ribbon hun - I can't wait to be able to play with it.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Maribel said...

It is beautiful, the bird is cute and the whole is very elegant. I love

coops said...

fantastic card your striking images and the image is gorgeous and yep i can certainly see the hearts :D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules. I love this image, brilliant for quick makes. Fab flower too :o) Lisa x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules,I can definatly see the heart(s) love the flower, looks great, so pretty and it finishes it off nicely.
Enjoy whats left of the day, don't get working too hard in that garden!
Hugs Jacee

Juls said...

very stylish!!! Hugs Juls

Kaz said...

WOW...this is just soooooooooo stylish! LOVE IT!
That image is gorgeous & perfectly matched with your flower.
Kaz xx

Mrs.B said...

That image works really well for an Anniversary, great card - did you say there was a heart somewhere?
Avril x

Jenny said...

Lol at specsavers comment. fab card Jules, love the little hearts on the branch:)
Jenny x

Grenouille Greetings said...

And this is my third fave in your recent makes. Love the black and red and the CAS style. It's very effective, stylish and I love it! Until next time... Hugs, Lesley

Kylie said...

Oh what a beautiful elegant card Jules - so stylish :o)

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

It must have been a huge job to get rid of that tree root. You muts have been tired; pfffff,,,, I'm impressed that you were able to create a gorgeous card after that!
This card looks CAS but the addition of these adorable hearts are giving this card an elegant touch. Gorgeous!
Love and hugs,

~Tammy~ said...

This is one stylish Anniversary Card! Love the focal image!