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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, 13 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Well I seem to be in pink mode .. .. although tonight's creation is a little more of a delicate pink than last night!!  LOL!!!

This creation was a bit of a play .. .. but I am really pleased with how it turned out.

I don't know about you but I have a stack of mulberry papers hanging around from when they seemed to be the "in thing".

I hardly ever used them at the time .. .. but now I have made the following I think the supply will be disappearing rapidly.

This used:

Images:  Lace Effect  = 
Inkadinkado "90355-Y"  and Script  =  Elusive "32531 "Script Background
Versamark Ink Pad and Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink Pad:  Victorian Velvet
Sizzix Die:  Tattered Florals
Marianne Creatables:  Butterfly
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Iridescent Gold
My Trust Sewing Machine
Mulberry Paper
Ribbon and Gems from the Stash Box

So no backing papers from me today.  The backgrounds were made by clear embossing my stamps onto white card and then distressing with my victorian velvet distress ink pad.

For my mulberry flower I cut all four layers of the sizzix flower and fastened them together with a brad.  I then wet them .. .. screwed them up .. .. and dried them with a heat gun. 

I then decided they might look super scrummy with a bit of glimmer mist on them .. .. and I think they do!!  Not sure how well it is going to show up but I did an extra close picture in the hope that it does.

I just know I am going to be making a lot more of these flowers .. .. in different colours LOL!!!

Hope you have all had a good day. 

Catch you again soon



Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card and love that flower. :)

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules,

Just about to hit the shower and head off to work and I saw your post come up.

This is stunning. I make my own background papers a lot using stamps. I LOVE your mulberry paper flower and I know I will be CASEing that one!

Hope all is well in the House of Hearts.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Doreen said...

Beautiful Jules,love your gorgeous backing and fab butterfly and flower. A stunning

Wendy said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning Jules,love it.
Wendy xx

Karen M said...

Hi Jules, this card is beautiful! The flower is so scrummy and I love that little flutterby! Gorgeous!

Jenny said...

I love that faux lace paper Jules and I really must use my tattered florals die more, that flower looks so realistic in mulberry paper:)
Jenny x

Debs M said...

love the colours and that flower is fab x

Catherine said...

Wow love this! The flower is amazing!!

Julie said...

Stunningly pretty in pink Jules - the flower is fabulous! Juliexx

Cynthia said...

WOW, Jules!! I can't believe your flowers--they are GORGEOUS!! I too have that stack of unused mulberry paper and I am so going to find it and make some gorgeous flowers with it!!!

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a very pretty card & I love the mulberry flower, what a great idea! This one ticks all the right boxes for me as I love all the pink. I've finally managed to get a card into this weeks snippet challenge, sorry I've been absent.
Sally x


What a beautiful, feminine card Jules - love the pretty pink and white, and the mulberry paper flower is gorgeous. Isn't it strange how craft items also come in and out of fashion over the years - I too have mulberry papers bought several years ago, which haven't seen the light of day for ages - must try and find it!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Carol said...

This is so pretty Jules, love the mulberry flower and the glimmer mist looks fab. I've got loads of mulberry paper - must find me a flower die! Carol x

Creations by Shirl said...

One pink perfect card Jules.... This is so darn adorable...

Anonymous said...

beaut card Jules, love the duty pink colour and great lacey butterfly!

Bernie said...

Brilliant!!! You know I LOVE that butterfly, It's so delicate and just plain lovely, that die is on my wish list. Your flower is fantastic. Maybe I'll be able to use up some of my much unloved mulberry papers. Your backgrounds are absolutely beautiful.
Blessings Bernie

Marjorie said...

Wow hun!!! This is stunning, so,so, elegant. Love the flower you have made:) And the papers...Just so gorgeous!!

Beryl K said...

Wow, what a brilliant way to use up mulberry paper and the glimmer mist shows up quite well
Beryl x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules and that flower is stunning! Seems as if a few of us are going to be rooting through our mulberry papers and having a play :) The Glimmer Mist works perfectly too! I guess you could be to blame if there's a sudden lack of mulberry paper in the shops :)) Love, Di xx

Sarn said...

Oh that is so just soft and delicate and feminine . . . GORGEOUS.

Hugs, Sandra

Unknown said...

wow Jules

this is absolutely stunning, it really is. Playing really paid off here!

Paula x x x

Jacee said...

Oh wow Jules, this is simply gorgeous, I love it!
Hugs Jacee

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - this is gorgeous, love the colours. I have just got the floral die this week so may borrow your idea of mulberry paper as l have load of the stuff (somewhere). Take care x Susan x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the stamped backgrounds. I reach for the papers too quickly and should use my large stamps in this way too. The flower is wonderful.
Nikki x

Dena said...

What is it about pink that makes me go "AHHHHHHHHH" I love this gorgeous card with the big butterfly which is so pretty!!! Your flower is soooo very pretty also!
Hugs, Dena

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty and elegant. .. and your flower is gorgeous. I think I got me some of those papers too :) I just have to go and have a look now :) thanks for the inspiration xxx

Tara Cardwell said...

Simply stunning - that flower is scrummy!

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Absolutely stunning Jules and that flower is just fabulous! Love this so much! xx

coops said...

fantastic card jules.really love the pretty pink colours and your sparkly flower and butterfly are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Now, that's my shade of pink - like my pinks with a bit of ooomph in them! Love your backing - who needs DP when you can do this with your stamps. And the flower is a beauty. Altogether a gorgeous card. Elizabeth x

Lynsey said...

Wow Jules this is stunning! You can never have too much pink it's my fav!
Hugs Lynsey x

craftimamma said...

Well, I am most definitely not a pink girl Jules but this is absolutely gorgeous! Funny, I did the same as you when I first started papercrafting about 5 years ago and have a rather large collection of mulberry papers. Love the resist background too.

Lesley Xx

Janette said...

Absolutely beautiful card Jules, so pretty and your flower is stunning. Janette x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect in pink! Gorgeous flower, Jules! Hugs, Lesley

Marie-Louise said...

Really beautiful card.

Irene said...

Hi Jules

Fabulous and gorgeous, stunning and beautiful.
I LOVE the flowers.


Annette Bowes said...

Stunning Jules! A lovely shade of pink, super cute card below, loved the papers and layout, take careX:)

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Jules this is absolutely beautiful, wow, the colours, that flower and butterfly, oh my word, excellent card.
Lorraine x

Tracy said...

Hi Jules ,
I love your gorgeous creation, pretty colours and fabulous flower.
Happy crafting
Tracy x