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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.

Friday, 12 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Another dull and miserable day here today .. .. but only dull and miserable weatherwise .. .. not in my craft pod!!!  That is always an exciting and happy place!!

I have a very busy weekend ahead of me .. .. brides to see and my lovely Sis and her chappie are coming for a "sleepover" .. .. so I need to get myself organised.

So in an attempt to get somewhere with this masterplan I thought I would post nice and early (for me) and get ahead of the game.

What better way of getting in the wedding spirit (not that it takes soppy me any effort at all) than making a wedding card .. ..

Prepare for photo overload!!!!!!!!!

This used:

For the card:
Image:  Lili of the Valley (one of my favourites from them)
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat
Woodware Punch:  Inverted corner
Adirondack Ink Pad:  Pink Sherbet

Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Ribbons, cord, flowers, charm and pearls from the Stash Box

For the Box:
Self Assembly Box
Anita's Sentiment Stamp
Silver Embossing Powder
Go Kreate Die:  Frilly Square #3
Heart Vellum for the fold over wrap
Diamond Stickles
Flowers and pearls

So that is me for today.

Off to go and get some of that organising done .. .. plus I also need to pop and see Mum.

Have a lovely rest of Friday everyone and a good weekend.

By the way .. .. .. did you manage to find the heart today?  LOL!!!



Denise said...

Beautiful card and box - love the colour combo. Totally gorgeous.
Denise xx

Scrappymax said...

Hi Jules loving being able to visit your blog again but had to resort to using safari instead of Microsoft. This is gorgeous as usual, glad to see the wedding side has taken off for you.
Can you tell me though, where do you get your boxes.
Max x

Scrappymax said...

I've found it, it is the cute little charm.
Max x

G Peplow said...

Totally fabulous, I LOVE that stamp and you've coloured it and designed the card so well, hugs Gay xxx

Anonymous said...

Exquisite!!! Don't need to say any more! xxxx

Donna said...

Absolutely gorgeous! what more can I say xx

JULES said...

wow Jules this is just stunning!!!! you are so talented i love seeing your projects!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card and box!! Enjoy your weekend. :)

Amanda said...

wow, what a gorgeous wedding card. Love the box it finishes it off so professionally

maxine said...

Stunning card and box hugs maxine x

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant! I just love every single detail - 10 out of!!! Di xx

Vicky said...

Wow Jules this is one beautiful card the image...coloured to perfection...and your embellies are spot on sweetie..

have a lovely weekend with your Sis too..hugs Vicky xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, beautiful box. I am sure it will be well received
Beryl x

Debs M said...

oh wow this is gorgeous x

Jacee said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, what a lovely keepsake for the lucky couple.
Enjoy your weekend with your sister.
Hugs Jacee

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is brilliant and so gorgeous. I love the image. The burgandy against the grey is stunning. A fabulous and beautiful creation.
I am sure the Happy Couple will be gobsmacked.


Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

Absolutely stunning Jules the presentation is gorgeous, where do you get your boxes from they look fab quality? the image is soo sweet K xx

Unknown said...

Wow Jules, what a stunning creation. Such an adorable image and gorgeous layout. Hope you have a great weekend. Luv & Hugs Trish x

Sarn said...

Such a cute LOTV image, this one. Great card and box. Heart? What heart?? LOL!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Sandra

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,have a fab

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Jules,the image and colours are gorgeous,love your heart charm.
Wendy xx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is stunning i LOVE these colours, enjoy your company hugs pops x xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and romantic Jules, I adore this couple and I love the colours 'n' flowers and a perfect box for it too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Alison said...

What a beautiful card! I love that image and your embellishments are perfect. The box is lovely but that vellum makes it extra special.
Hugs, Alison x

Viv said...

This is one of my favourite LOTV stamps Jules and you've certainly done it justice here - stunning wedding card. x

coops said...

wow this is stunning jules.gorgeous image and your colours and details are beautiful ;D
love the matching box too.

xx coops xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love this image, and your colouring is perfect.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, well hun you've done it again, created another absolutely stunning card. Love the gorgeous ribbon and heart charm. So beautiful.

Donna x

MagsB said...

Oh so sophisticated! I love how you've left the image coloured so lightly, and the beautiful burgundy roses and ribbon. Lovely!

luv, Mags x

(PS I don't really regret that my son and DIL just whizzed to the registry office and got married without fuss or parents - but it would have been so nice to have beautiful stationery like yours as a memento!)

Sally said...

This is a smasher Jules. I love all that vellum especially like the way you've used it as a card wrap inside the box. Gorgeous burgundy roses & ribbon & a beautifully decoratd box lid.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

awesome card, i really love that image, and so great to giftbox it, a brilliant memento!

Bernie said...

Wow this is beautiful! I Love the colors! Those flowers, ribbons and stunning charm set off that image so wonderfully. The box is as delightful as the card.
Have fun with your Sis!
Blessings Bernie

Tracy said...

This is a marvellous creation and a box makes it so much more special.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lynsey said...

Wow Jules, what a fantastic wedding card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Catherine said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

Jenny said...

Oh how beautiful Jules, I love these special boxed cards, I love the matching vellum overlay too :)
Jenny x

Lynn said...

Beautiful card and box Jules, you've done a wonderful job. I do love this image it's so cute - may have to dig my stamp out as I haven't used it for a while.

Hugs, Lynn x

Stella said...

Hi Jules,

I love the idea of boxing up a card and this card; wow. Have a wonderful time with your sister ( and your mum)
Enjoy the weekend!

Love and hugs,

Grenouille Greetings said...

I am no longer surprised by your productivity and I so enjoy seeing all of your lovely makes, Jules. This one of course has to take the biscuit though. It is DIVINE! Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just sooo beautiful! The box really elevates it from just another lovely wedding card into something really special.