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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, 14 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Another lovely day weather wise .. .. and a lovely afternoon for me spent with my Mum. 

I sat and put all the inserts into my cards and packaged them all up so this means that once again I am up to date with what I find to be the most boring part of card making. 

The "cards needing inserts pile" is a bit like my ironing basket .. .. .. I always vow to keep on top once everything is up to date .. .. but sadly the rush to make another card takes over and they slowly just pile up.  Perhaps I need to get a system together and keep on top of them better.

Anyway round to my share of the day.

Well actually I was struggling to choose my favourite to share with you today but whittled it down to two .. .. but because I can't decide between them I am going to share them both.  Oh I live dangerously!!  LOL!!!

This is the first:

This used:

Image:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Memory Box "Minuet" 
Martha Stewart Punch:  Frond
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from the Stash Box

This is my second share:

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique (Doubled up to celebrate the arrival of "double trouble" LOL)
Sentiments:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
My Trust Sewing Machine
Ribbon, Button and Gems from the Stash Box

I still can't decide which I like best.  LOL!!!

I hope you all have a lovely evening and I will catch you again tomorrow.



Lynne said...

Two simply fabulous cards Jules and No I can`t decide which I like best either.
Lynne xxx


Beautiful cards Jules - the "on the mend" sentiment is just perfect with the sewing machine! The twins are adorable and I love the gingham paper.
Sylvia xx

Cynthia said...

I love these cards, Jules! So cute!!! That green ribbon is quite beautiful. I can see why you are having trouble choosing a favorite!

Anonymous said...

I definitely prefer the first one. The colours and that beautiful ribbon really make it for me. Not to say that the baby card isn't cute though!


Sandy said...

Well Jules, both ARE cute and for such different events, why choose?? Well done. Your cards are always so beautiful, how do you finish the inside??

Doreen said...

No I can't decide which one I like best,so I have scored them as a draw. They are both

Although that ribbon on the first one is pretty lush.

Hav a nice

Catherine said...

Fab cards, no wonder you couldnt choose between them!

Debs M said...

they are both lovely, that green ribbon is lush!

Unknown said...

Love them both cant decide either. Mary x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, these are both so gorgeous and I have stitching envy again, lol!! They both look so fresh and crisp and your ribbon ties are perfect. xx

CraftyC said...

They are both beautiful cards Jules but I love the sewing machine only because its different and a lovely sentiment!

Anonymous said...

What gorgeous cards Jules, love them both! The colours and image are gorgeous in the first one and likewise in the second, I can't choose either!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! I love them both Jules. Very cute images and pretty papers.

Donna x

Jenny said...

I really laughed at We're Here on a twins card...why have I never considered that for a birth card :)
Both are gorgeous cards Jules, love how you liken inserts to ironing...I know which I'd prefer tho :)
Jenny x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I can't decide either. lol. The first one, I love the image, gorgeous colour combo (I adore green) & perfect sentiment. The second one, as soon as I saw it, it made me smile. I think it was the "We're here" that did it. Cute babies too. Glad you're up to date with your insert pile, I tend to put the inserts in when I use each card. Talk about last minute.
Sally x

Grenouille Greetings said...

The rate at which you make cards, Jules, is almost illegal! Love your recents especially the sewing machine. Such a clever sentiment and so beautifully simple in design. Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you for wanting to share both, they are awesome!!!

I especially love the sewing one, great papers and image!

But the babies are as cute as cute can be! Heaven help the poor Mum of the twin boys lol!

Kylie said...

Oh I can't decide either, they're both gorgeous cards!!

I love the big bow on the twins card but that sewing machine is so sweet and the sentiment is perfect - hmmmmm I think I'll sit on the fence hehe!

Beautiful work Jules!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my they are both equally fantastic! The greens are so summery and I love the chevron ribbon! And how adorable is the twin boys card! I can't decide either because they are both GREAT!

coops said...

both fantastic cards jules.great image on your 1st card and i love the pretty colours and your twins are so cute and perfect papers :D

xx coops xx

maxine said...

Beautiful cards x

Made by Mandy said...

oooh, I ADORE the sewing machine one, the soft colours are really pretty and such a great get well card.

Love Mandy xxx

p.s. I adore the fact that each of your cards has a heart on it. I always think a little bit of me goes into every card I make and a little bit of your heart goes into each of yours too :)

Sarn said...

Well I can see why you had so much trouble TRYING to decide between these 2 cards! They are BOTH gorgeous.

Hugs, Sandra

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both are just fab hun, love the ribbon on the first one!!
Thanks to you I am off to Doncaster tomorrow, thank you hun for letting me know about Debs candy!
Huge hugs shell xx

angelwhispers said...

Two beautiful cards Jules especially love the soft green on the first!! Chanelle xxx

Sandy said...

Two lovely cards, fab images and vibrant colours,

Wishcraft said...

Both gorgeous cards Jules :o) Super cute twins card and love the sewing machine with your fabulous ribbon! Lisa x

Kaz said...

Both are fab Jules but the first one is my fav. Lovely soft greens, gorgeous DP and I am loving your flower with the little heart centre. How do you get your bows and ribbon knots sooooooo neat? Mine look like something the dog chewed up :0(
Fabby cards!
Kaz xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules two gorgeous cards I love the first one with the witty sentiment and the second is so sweet, hope the babies are doing well. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jacee said...

I can't pick a fave either Jules both are stunning cards but I do have a soft spot for green especially when its this lovely and soft, love'um both!
Hugs Jacee

Lynda said...

They're both wonderful Jules - how many cards do you make in a day! I'm happy if I get one done and sometimes that's in a week lol.

Love Lynda xxx

Alison said...

Both of these are serionsly cute! I love the ribbons on both- the green is quite unusual and fits perfectly and the blue bow is so full with the gorgeous little button on it!
Hugs, Alison x

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

Oooh I love them both. Both color schemes are gorgeous. I love that floral paper of the first one and your sewing machine is adorable.
And the twins card; so cute ( and gorgeous). You can never ever go wrong with gingham :)
Love and hugs,

lisa said...

Both gorgeous cards, Jules but I love the sewing machine one, especially the colours and your little heart flower middle.
hugs Lisax

Juls said...

this is just too too cute! Hugs Juls

Juls said...

P.s sorry just noticed both the cards on the same post.... i adore the sewing machine card... I do love all sewing images and the fabulous colours! Hugs Juls