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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, 25 July 2011


Hi Everyone

What a lovely day it has been weatherwise today.  The garden certainly needed a good drink this morning and will need another one tonight too!!

Just a quick share tonight that features not only my own snippets in the form of all the papers used on this creation but also some of my lovely Sister's snippets in the form of the lace for the flower.  I have paper snippets she has fabric ones!!  LOL!!!

This was some of what we were up to on Saturday.  Cutting fabric with Sizzix Dies and Nestabilities to see what we could create.  What great time we had!! 

Here is my share for today .. .. and everything has been torn .. .. the only straight edges being ones that were already there.  So that's a relief to know .. .. if I ever lose my scissors and guillotine I will still be able to make cards LOL!!!

This used:

Backing Papers:  Memory Stor
Sentiment:  Penny Black "Critter Party"
Brilliance Ink Pad:  Pearlescent Beige
Nestabilities:  Scalloped Circle
Ribbon, lace, ric-rak and buttons from the stash box

A bit different for me .. .. but I like to ring the changes and try new things.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Doreen said...

This is beautiful Jules,I love the design and that gorgeous

Debs M said...

very shabby chic x

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Jules!!! I may have fabric snippets too soon! xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Long time no speak! Hope you are well. Great card loving the torn edges look and the die cut lace flower is lovely too!

Take care



Sarn said...

Excellent card! Very interesting idea too - having everything torn. Blimey woman, haven't you got enough of your OWN snippets to use up without starting on your SISTER'S??? Or did she do you a swap? LOL!

Hugs, Sandra

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Jules this is one awesome card that flower and the design look amazing, the colours are beautiful I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Lynda said...

Oh wow how lovely is this Jules - love all the torn elements and that flower is more than gorgeous!

Love Lynda xxx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules,fab flower and love the colours.
Wendy xx

Nikbee said...

I love this card. The flower is fab and I love the torn edges.
Nikki x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, fabulous colours too big hugs love Pops x x x

Vicky said...

Wow Jules this is soooooo pretty hun..! Gorgeous flower and loving the fabulous lace sweetie...!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Di said...

Stunning!! Different but still oh so classy! Took me a little few peeks to find the heart - you tease! Di xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card,love all the textures, Mary x

Catherine said...

Fab card, very effective!! Love the fabric!

Jenny said...

Love the wavy torn edges Jules, a reel vintage feel and great way of using your scraps :)
Jenny x

Susan said...

Hi Jules, thank you for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Just catching up in blogland and had a quick look through your latest cards they are all stunning as usual. I love the tatty floral one it is very pretty. Take care x Susan x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, it is indeed different but very effective. The lace flowers are really pretty & the colour combo is nice & restful to the eye. I like to try out new things occasionally as well, just to see what happens.
Sally x

MagsB said...

How many variations on 'WOW! This is fabulous!' are there in the English language? Only Shakespeare could invent the right variations, I think lol!!!

Fab subtle colours, and FANTASTIC lacey flowers. All that delicate texture - so chic!

luv, Mags x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card Jules & love all the detail you added...specially the torn edges :D
hugs and xxx

Anonymous said...

OH i really love this shabby chic vintage style card!!!! Totally awesome!!!!

You rocked it!

Kylie said...

Oh WOW! What a pretty card Jules! :o)

coops said...

wow this is stunning jules.i love the ripping and stitching and gorgeous papers and flower :D

xx coops xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules, I have never tried to cut material with my nesties, must give it a go. Yeah, this silly bug makes you feel as if you are drunk ..... without the fun bit
Beryl x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card Jules, like the shabby chicness (is that a word) look of it. I've been sorting through my snippets and I got to wondering exactly what size are the bits you are using - how small is the smallest, how large is the largest - I've got some quite large pieces left over from other projects. And, also, what size do you usually make your snippet cards - it's hard to tell from the photos as they always look enormous on my screen :) Elizabeth x

Juls said...

i love this, it has such a gorgeous shabby chic look to it!! Hugs Juls

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the colours & that flower is stunning!!
hugs shell xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules this is a lovely elegant card! Love the lace flower!
Hugs Lynsey x

~Tammy~ said...

I love the shabby feel of this! Beautiful as always!

Lynne said...

Oh no! I can see a new set of drawers being needed for your fabric snippets before long lol.
Gorgeous card, love that fabby flower.
Lynne xxx

Jacee said...

Oh my, how gorgeous Jules!
Hugs Jacee