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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.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Another day when I don't know what title to give to my post !! 

Perhaps by the time I get to the end of writing if I will have thought of something .. .. or not!!  LOL!!

In the meantime here is my share of the day .. .

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "CG137" Thanks Flowers
Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Pinking Shears
Seed Beads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I paper pieced my flower and leaves using the backing paper leftovers and all of those lovely swirls and butterflies are part of the backing paper . . .. I haven't stamped them on.

So that is me and my share for the day. 

Nice and early tonight as there are lots of jobs on the list for this evening.

Firstly getting the evening meal together, then cutting hubby's hair (nothing technical only a razor jobbie), and then a task which I am not too sure how well we are going to fair with.

We need to have an electrical socket installed but in order for this to happen we have to empty and move out a tall wall unit as the electrician needs to be able to get to the socket that is behind it.  Well this unit has been in place for years and years and years .. .. and sits in a gap at the side of a chimney breast.

But when I say it sits .. . that makes it sound easy to remove!!  But I know it won't be.  It took a bit of brut force to get it in the gap in the first place.  I can remember sitting on the floor and pushing the very bottom of the base with my feet whilst hubby pushed the top half. 

Once in place we have never taken it out again .. .. but now we will have to .. .. but how I have no idea .. .. eeekkk!!!!! 

Bet there will be a little spider or two behind it (and a mountain of dust!!).

Oh well!!

Catch you again tomorrow.



Carole Campanile said...

How about ... I Have Wonderful DP's .... or ... New Use for Blue Beads ....

btw .... love those blue beads. I have some hot pink ones, and a mixed batch of greens and blues, now I need to find those lovely blue ones you have. :D

Gorgeous card as usual Jules. Thanks for the tip on the bird card.
Hugs to you my friend.

Andria said...

Thats beautiful, love the beaded centre to the flower. Took me a while to spot the heart, well camouflaged - good luck with your cupboard moving have a hoover to hand for the spideys lol!

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Jules and the colours are beautiful. Have fun this evening.Hope you done see any nasties as I has the most humungous spider on the wall above my pillow last night. Even hubby was a bit hesitant and its legs still didnt fit in the cup

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, another very pretty card. I just love all the different combinations of colours and images you come up with. Sneaky heart tonight - I almost missed it,lol!!

Ooooh, good luck with the wall unit! xx

Sally said...

A beautiful card Jules, I really like those backing papers & the colour combo is soooo pretty. Lovely paper piecing on your stamped flower as well. Good luck with moving your wall unit, I hope it comes out in one piece!
Sally x

PinksyDoodles said...

This is beautiful Jules. The paper is so pretty and delicate.
Good luck with the wall unit!
Hugs, Clare x

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous creamy colors on this one! I love your flower too!!

Karen M said...

I know what I'd call it - 'Ab Fab in pink & blue'! Such a sweet card! xx

Debs said...

Just call it what it is Jules - Simply Gorgeous!
Love the colour combo and the DP is lush!
Good luck moving the wall unit - watch out for the spiders!!!
Debs xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the paper pieced image and it looks great on the blue paper.
I hope the wall unit isn't too stubborn.
Nikki x

Catherine said...

Great card and good luck with your jobs this evening!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, I thought of a name for your post hun, what about, So beautiful. It really is, love the gorgeous soft colours and very pretty papers. Great stitching too. Hope the MOVE went well. :o)

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules what a beauty this is those papers are lush and so love that gorgeous image.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning creation sweetie big hugs ♥ Pops ♥ x x x

Di said...

A big saw? For the cupboard not the haircut!! Good luck, love the card - could be titled 'A daisy' perhaps :) Imagination is on holiday here - too hot to think right! Di xx

Wendy said...

Beautiful card Jules,lovely image and colours.
Wendy xx

Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules love the paper piecing,and the centre of your

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

lovely card and love the papers....K x

Beryl K said...

Great card Jules, love all the stitching you have done on this
Beryl x

Jenny said...

This is lovely Jules, I like the blue stitching picking out the patterns on the paper:)
Jenny x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and bp,s..i on;y found out about elzybells as it was closing..good luck moving the unit x

G Peplow said...

I'd call it beautiful but that's me LOL Hi Jules, Gorgeous card, pretty colours:0) I don't envy you the job of moving the cupboard, I hope it went well, Gay xxx

craftimamma said...

Love this Jules. All the stitching is fab and the papers are lovely.

Lesley Xx

Kylie said...

What a sweet card Jules! I especially love the beaded flower centre and the sneaky lattice heart in the background :o)

Good luck moving the cupboard!

Anonymous said...

looks great, I love the colours, very tuscan or something!

Love the beaded middle!

Bernie said...

Well I'd call it Beautiful! Love the colors, the papers and the layout. So Lovely!
Good luck moving that monster. A friend of ours were in the same predicament. After much tugging and pulling and not budging it they opted to cut a hole in the back of the unit. Ten years later it’s still there.
Blessings Bernie

Irene said...

Hello Jules

A beautiful card with such gorgeous serene colours. I love the jewel in the centre of the flower it's perfect.

Hope the move went well and there were no accidents.


coops said...

wow this is beautiful jules. the flower is gorgeous and i love the soft delicate colours and the gem centre ;D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

How about "Perfect Paper Piecing!"

Love this card as usual Jules . . .I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. But I really love all your work, so there it is!

Hugs, Sandra

MagsB said...

Gorgeous papers and beautiful colours! This one is just delicious! (And woo-hoo for using up scraps of the paper for the flower - now, that's what I call getting ahead of your Snippets Challenge lol!!)

luv, Mags x

Unknown said...

This is so elegant, love the beautiful soft colours you used, so pretty xxx

Mrs.B said...

Just had a browse on what I have missed. Love this one, so pretty.
Avril x