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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, 8 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Just a quick share today as I am running a little behind schedule  .. ..  still a few things to do before I can flop into relax mode!!

Here is my share of the day:

This used:

Image:  Magnolia "Big Daisy"
Sentiment:  Great Impressions "E411"
Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Papermania:  Exquisite Vellum Collection
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Ribbon, cord, brads and charm from the Stash Box

So lots of hearts for you to spot tonight!!!

I hope Monday has been kind to you.  We have had lots of sunshine, lots of rain and a strong breeze .. .. so no watering of the crops today .. .. but we are just off to see what needs picking.  The courgettes are coming on well now and we need to keep picking them before they get too big otherwise I won't keep on top of using them!!

OK off to see what there is to harvest and I will hopefully catch up with you later.



Little K Smith said...

A lovely card Jules, such pretty soft colours and love the charm too :)

PinksyDoodles said...

Very beautiful Jules. I love the font on the sentiment.
Hugs, Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, sounds like you're having a busy day. I've had one too today; it's exhausting watching Dave paint, lol!! I've been cleaning out drawers and cupboards and filling up the recycling bin nicely!

Such a beautiful card you've made today. Love the fresh, pretty colours. Gorgeous stamp too. xx

angelwhispers said...

Think I need this daisy image looks fab on your design and loving the sentiment. Chanelle xxx

Lynne said...

This is gorgeous Jules. You have some fabulous stamps and use them beautifully.
Lynne xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is fabulous, love the image and your work is just stunning as always, big hugs love pops x x x

mckinkle said...

Such a beautiful card Jules.

I love the image, its so striking yet not in your face if you know what I mean!

I love the soft shades of blue, its such a gorgeous card!

Your crop gathering sounds like the perfect way to end a day, hope you got lots of scrummy goodies!

Have a super week Jules,
Keryn x

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Jules,lovely image and colour.
Wendy xx

Jenny said...

beautiful colours Jules and love the touch of glitter too!
We have outdoor cucumbers ready now and this is first year we've tried them...very good too :)
Jenny x

Vicky said...

Awww Jules this is so pretty hun..such a beautiful image and the colours are so's perfect for this flower..

Enjoy your veg sweetie...hugs Vicky xx

Beryl K said...

This is lovely, a very pretty card
Beryl x

Tracy said...

Hi jules,
I really really love this.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I do like that Aimee Asher dp & a perfectly co-ordinating flower, really nice. Love the way you've put the ribbon on the corner, nice touch.
Sally x

Cynthia said...

Love the colors. So dreamy and peaceful! And I really like the vellum--so pretty!

Bernie said...

What a beautiful card! So soft and feminine. Love the ribbon, the charm and the sparkle on the flower. I must confess I’d never heard of courgettes and had to look them up, we call them zucchini here. How do these things get such different names? Hope you have a nice harvest.
Blessings Bernie

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

Wow; soft pastels and dripping with elegance. I love the flower. The coloring is stunning; you really have outdone yourself.That charm is a lovely addition; love that silver trim too!

We hardly had sun but loads of rain....

Love and hugs,

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I've just found out that you won the PB challenge last week, big congrats!!!! & guest designer as well, wow! Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Sally x

lisa said...

What a gorgeous flower, Jules and I love all the hearts, especially the little filigree one.
It's been the same here today, we had a really wet afternoon although when I mentioned this to Hubby who works about 9 miles away, he said "What rain? We haven't had any rain" Strange how weather can be so local, either that or he'd dosed off!!!!
Your crops sound delicious.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

love that you paper pieces the flower, looks so effective, great sentiment and flower!

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Fabulous card, love the pretty blue and lovely daisy:0) I hope the courgettes were tasty :0) Gay xxx

coops said...

stunning card jules.the delicate colour is beautiful and i love the sparkle on the flower ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

This card is just perfect, Mary x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules what a beauty this is the colours are lovely and that flower has the wow factor it is super.
Lorraine x

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Tara Cardwell said...

Hi Jules

This is gorgeous - love the swirly sentiment.

Thanks SO much for the tape tip on my blog - had a huge DOH! moment when I read it. Cropadile is cleared thanks to jewellery tweezers and lots of patience......
Tara x

Tara Cardwell said...

By the way, if you do have a courgette glut, then this is the best recipe for soup I've ever tried and it uses loads of them too!

Debs M said...

gorgeous x

Irene said...

A fabulous card Jules, I love the daisy image and your soft gentle colours. The little sparkle on the petals sets them off beautiful.


Marjorie said...

Hi Hun,
Such a pretty card, love the image! And such beautiful colours.

craftimamma said...

This is such a beautiful 'gentle' card Jules and such a pretty shade of blue. Love the image and sentiment.

Lesley Xx

Jacee said...

Beautiful Jules, lovely colour and the charm looks so sweet, a gorgeous card.
Hugs Jacee

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Stunning card ....i have that stamp uninked as yet...wont be for much longer.....

Unknown said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules, love the pretty soft colours and that charm is just the perfect touch, love it xx

rosie said...

absolutely gorgeous. love the soft colours. fab charm. perfect card x

JULES said...

Another gorgeous one Jules!