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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, 11 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Hope your day has been good.  Mine has flown by.  I am sure days are shorter than they used to be!!!

Things seem to be calming down on the streets .. .. let's hope we are starting to see an end to the madness.

Only one card I can share today .. .. all the rest have been orders .. .. or more of those little handbags that I made a few weeks ago.  I am planning on taking a load of these to the Festival next month so have been making a few each day.  I think it would be a bit boring if I showed you a handbag every day though  LOL!!!

So here is the one card I can share:

This used:

Image:  Image: Crafty Individuals "CI-263"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated

Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Script
Papermania:  Raffia Lace
X-Cut Punch:  Flower
Josy Rose Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine
Crystal Stickles
Ribbon, cord and charm from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

No scandal and no news .. .. just a card LOL!!

Have a lovely evening and I will catch you again tomorrow.  I have a pile of inserts that need putting into cards and then a pile of ironing!!  Yuk!!!!



Catherine said...

Gorgeous card!

Jacee said...

Oh I like this one Jules, what a fab idea for a new home card, I'm sure anyone would be thrilled to recieve this its lovely.
Hugs Jacee

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!! this is amazing Jule. Love the image and gorgeous colours. The key makes a perfect embellie hun. The days are getting shorter, so I really don't think you will have time to do the ironing. Lol!

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Oh, how gorgeous and so unusual Jules!! Love the lilac and pink colours and the sentiment placed at the centre of the image. I'll have the house in the top left corner, thanks! xx

Denise said...

This is so pretty - love the images and the little key charm completes the card perfectly
Denise xx

Unknown said...

Awww what a lovely card, it is really elegant Jules and I love that key :) xxx

Unknown said...

Very elegant Jules, love the colour combo x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules wow what a beautiful card I love the stamp and it looks just right left B/W against the pale colour of the background and just that touch of red perfect
Jacki xx

Vicky said...

It's beautiful Jules....

have a lovely evening hugs Vicky xx

lisa said...

Hi Jules.
Amen to everything you've said this week. I agree with you wholeheartedly and thank goodness your Son ws safe. What a worry that must have been for you. What a state to be in when we no longer feel safe in our own country!!
Your makes this week are gorgeous. I love the houses on this one. I'd love to live in any one of them. You should get this entered into The Stampman challenge this week. We want to see your stitching and you've just got time. It ends tomorrow.
Hugs Lisax

Delphine said...

WOW, Jules! I looove your card! Fantastic image and layout, gorgeous papers, and I love your ribbon with the little key! The stitching finishes your card beautifully! I love it all! Hugs Delphine xx

Netty said...

This is great Jules and adore the stitching. x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous! I love that stamp and it works so well in black and white with a hint of colour.

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love all the stitching.

Wendy said...

Fabulous card,love the images and great colours.
Wendy xx

Doreen said...

This s gorgeous Jules love the images and the key.

I am fine thanks for asking,not expecting to hear anything till

Unknown said...

Oh! This is just so gorgeous, Mary x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the image!
Hugs Shell xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely wonderful card Jules the surround to those fantastic pictures looks perfect.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

I too have a pile of ironing but i ignore it and just iron what I need, tut tut.
That's a lovely image for a new home card and the key charm is the perfect embellie :)
Jenny x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules, love your stitching and that stamp
Beryl x

Debs M said...

lovely and great idea with the key x

G Peplow said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the red and B/White, a great combination. I hope the ironing was finished really quickly:0) Gay xxx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I love that image, quite different for a new home card. Everything else just slots into place & the little key charm is perfect. A beautiful card. Rather you than me with the ironing. lol.
sally x

Cynthia said...

I love how you used the embossing folder on the vellum! Beautiful color choices. :-)

Anonymous said...

great card, I love the stamp, they are like photography, very cool!

Irene said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the soft lavender colour against your image - stunning.
Your ribbon with the little key is just perfect.


Tracy said...

Really love that image Jules, this is a gorgeous creation. abulous design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sarn said...

Fabby new home card . . . took me a while to see the heart! But I found it - I was looking round the outside first!!!

Hugs, Sandra

coops said...

wow this is stunning jules.i really love the beautiful stamp and your colours and desig are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Jennifer said...

Truly stunning Jules! love the little key charm xx Jenny xx

Bernie said...

Wow this is gourgeous! I love the color combo, the vellum treatment, the Raffia Lace and that little key charm couldn't be more perfect.
Blessings Bernie

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow love that image its so different and makes a fabulous new home card. The card design is gorgeous. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules

Great card, the image looks so traditional and really great for new home cards.

Love Kerry xxx

JULES said...

oh Jules another stunning creation!!!!!

Mrs.B said...

Just catching up, love this one, fab image. Also, love the 2 blue stamped flower cards, gorgeous.

MagsB said...

Very nice, I love the raffia ribbon and the cute key charm!

luv, Mags x

Di said...

It's fabulous Jules - and I love the way you used the nail heads to make the flower. I'd move house just to be sent this card :)) Di xx

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

You should never sent this beauty :) Just frame it and stare at it all day long :)


Love and hugs,

Vicky Hayes said...

Just gorgeous Jules - love the red and blue edging and the stitching with the black and white images. Feeling guilty about my neglected ironing mountain... Vx

Unknown said...

Utterly gorgeous :0)