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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, 27 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Guess what?

I found my missing stamp this morning .. .. and how much time have I wasted looking for it?  I am sure I could have made a new one out of a potato quicker!!  LOL!!!

But my brain just won't settle if I can't find something!  Aren't I daft?  (Don't all answer at once!!).

Oh .. where was it? 

Well .. .. .. it had managed to nestle itself between some pieces of card in a drawer.  It must have fallen in and had card put on top of it when my eyes weren't looking what my hands were doing !! Tee hee!!

So all is well again.  I can stop thinking about it .. .. and it has now been put where it "should be".

Now for tonight's share

This used:

Image:  Woodware Clear Stamps "JGCL529" Tipsy Tree
Sentiment: Hobby Art Clear Stamps "Christmas Greeting Set"
Backing Paper:  Papermania "Silent Night"   ... ... again LOL!!!
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cuttlebug Die:  Snowflake
Vellum for the snowflake
Glimmer Mist:  Antique Brass
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, brad and snowflake from the Stash Box

So as I am sure you have managed to work out I cut my snowflake out of vellum, sprayed it with the antique brass glimmer mist and dried it with my heat gun.  It does actually look much nicer than the pictures give it credit for.  The photograph just looks like I have spilt a bit of coffee on it!!  But at least you get the idea.

Next a date for your diary!

This Saturday the Funky Hand Funkettes are holding their very first blog hop .. .. where you can win the brand new .. ..  soon to be released .. ..  Papercraft Factory CD that we have been playing with called

Twelve Crafters Crafting

I hope you will get chance to hop along with us .. .. it is a fantastic CD and will be a lovely prize for someone to win.

Anyway, that is me for today .. .. bathtime now!!

I'll see you again tomorrow.  Have a lovely evening.



Catherine said...

Fab card and I'm so glad you found your missing stamp...

Jacki Daniels said...

Glad you found it I am always putting things away and then not able to find them afterwards will make a note of the hop and pop by take care oh by the way great card love the image lol
Jacki xx

Lynne said...

Wow Jules this is gorgeous and using my fave papers again too. My local store is selling this pad off at £3.79, well I just had to have another didn`t I Lol. So glad you found your stamp, it is so annoying when that happens.
Lynne xxx

Carol said...

Another lovely one Jules, love your snowflake. Sooo glad you found your stamp lol. Carol x

Vicky said...

Ooh I likey a lot Jules...! fab image, snowflake and pretty dp's too...and so pleased you have found your

Oh blw...I will be re-posting my most popular post too on Saturday...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Di said...

Lovely card Jules, and great paper piecing. So glad you found the sentiment - the little rascal, hiding like that! Di xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card as usual Jules,I love that Tipsy Tree and your fab backing paper.

So glad you found your

Denise said...

So glad you found that missing stamp - you can relax now!!
Love this card - made something very similar last year with exactly the same papers!!!! Great minds think alike :0)
Denise xx

Cynthia said...

That tree image is soooo cute! Lovely card, as always, Jules!

Debs M said...

fabby card, so glad you found it x

Marie-Louise said...

Another great card. Love the tree.

Tracey T said...

Oh Jules, I do like this - the snowflake is particularly gorgeous. So pleased you found that missing stamp! Hugs, Tracey x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, fab image and sentiment, love the snowflake.
Wendy xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules like the iamge x Glad you fround your stamp x Susan x

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found it! It was probably in the last place you thought of to look in! Another lovely make, love the colours and the whimsy too, reminds me of American Folk Art. I was in my local stamp shop having a browse, when there, right in front of me, was that lovely sentiment from Stanpendous that you used a couple of days ago. Somehow it ended up in my basket! Cough, cough!

See you tomorrow in the snippet playground.


Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card, glad you found your stamp. :)

coldwaters2 said...

Glad you found the stamp Jules, lol, and this is absolutely beautiful, the colours, design and that image are wonderful.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

What a beauty again tonight Jules, love the vellum snowflake and the paper pieced tree :)
I know how these lost items can niggle at you until you find them...glad you did.
Jenny x

Little K Smith said...

Ooh I'm the same if I can't find something Jules, trouble is, that's most of the time! :D
Glad you found your fabulous stamp, I love the colours on this and your gorgeous snowflake too :)

lisa said...

So glad you found that naughty stamp, Jules. It's so annoying when you loose something isn't it.
I love your Tipsy Tree and I had to go back and look at your spilt coffee snowflake, I hadn't even noticed the first time until you pointed it out. I better it's lovely and glittery irl!!
Hope you had a relaxing bathtime.
Hugs Lisax

MagsB said...

Congratulations on finding the stamp!! And what a fab paper-pieced card - love those dotty papers! Sleep well!

luv, Mags x

Yulianna Neginskaya said...

Wow! Very cheerful and stamp no less funny story:)

Beryl K said...

Glad you found your stamp, fabulous card
Beryl x

Sarn said...

Oh WELL DONE Jules . . . now you can sleep easy again!

Great paper piecing and lovely card altogether.

That tree needs more water though! LOL!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love the pretty heart border and snowflakes and the funky tree is fab :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow what a fabulous image and i love your sentiment to. Glad to hear you found your stamp Im the same I know Ive got something I wont rest till I find it, the keys are the worst thing to loose. hugs Shirleyx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the Tipsy Tree, and well done on finding your stamp.


Jacee said...

Fabulous Jules, pleased you had your 'Eureka' moment!
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Another fab card Jules, glad you found your stamp, you can relax now!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous sweetie love your colours and design, stunning hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

Did you find my scissors?!

Gorgeous card as always and I really like the wooden snowflake.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm pleased you found your missing stamp. You made a lovely card! I remember you using this stamp to great effect last Christmas too. Perhaps its one I should buy! I did just buy that dragonfly stamp I admired so much (twice) and a bunch of other crafty supplies. I'm on a bit of a spending fest! Having such fun! Hugs, Lesley

craftyhands said...

Jules this is absolutely fantastic.