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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, 24 November 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day.

Mine has flown .. .. yet again!!!!  Grrrr!!! 

The other Sunday I posted a Christmas card that had a button tree on it as one of my snippet makes.  Quite a few people emailed and asked what the stamp was .. .. and I forgot to say . ... sorry!!!

So to make amends I have made another card using the "said stamp" and will give you all the details below.

This used:

Image:  Tatty Button "TB25" Button Tree
Sentiment:  Docrafts "With Love"
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand "Twelve Crafters Crafting CD"
Raffia Lace "Paper Cellar"
Nail Heads:  Josy Rose
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I love this backing paper from Anice's latest CD.  I have a bit of a soft spot for backing paper with writing on it!!!

In fact speaking of Anice .. .. she has a birthday coming up tomorrow and is wanting to celebrate it with everyone.

She will be the grand young age of 43 and to celebrate she is offering everyone 43% off all the Funky Hand products in the store.

The offer runs from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow .. .. how amazing an offer is that?!?!?  That will mean that the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD will be reduced from £16.99 to £9.68 .. .. .. crikey!! 

You can find the store and all of the goodies here.

I will end with a huge apology .. .. I am sorry I haven't been blog visiting these last couple of days .. .. weddings and Christmas makes for tomorrow are taking up all of my time .. .. but I will be back in full flow soon I promise.

Even my lovely hubby is being a little bit neglected :-( so to make up for things a little I am making one of his favourite dinners tonight .. .. spag bol with garlic bread!

But in the meantime it is back to the Christmas cards ready for our Victorian late night shopping evening tomorrow. 

Have a good evening.



Catherine said...

Fab card, might have to invest in that stamp, its so cute...

Denise said...

Gorgeous stamp Jules and I love that paper.
Denise xx

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous button tree, a fabulous make:0) I'm glad to hear hubby's getting his favourite meal, enjoy your late night shopping evening, Gay xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Gorgeous, love the pink and black and the buttons look fab
Lindsay xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. The image is so unusual and the great backing papers. Really lovely.

Whisper said...

What a great tree, i'll have to check it, as it would such a great easy idea for son for next year !!!, Luv Sam x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and it is a lovely image x

Carol said...

It's a great stamp Jules and lovely card. Good luck for tomorrow night. Carol x

Joey said...

Jules this is so striking, its a gorgeous stamp! love it. Joey x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous, love how you dressed it up with real buttons and that fab textured "lace" behind it, love the colours.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card! I love (as usual!) your attention to all the little details!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the image and buttons, gorgeous colours too.
Wendy xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning card Jules & love that button tree..its fab!!
hugs and xxx


This is gorgeous Jules. Love the button tree and the pink black and white combo. Fab. paper too!
Hugs, Sylvia x

Doreen said...

I love this card Jules,love the extra buttons you have put on.
Love the colours

Louise said...

Hi Jules, Am loving today's make. The pink and black colour combo is very striking. I have this raffia lace too but in cream and lilac, I must use it more. Thanks for the heads up on Funky Hands discount.

Thanks also for the lovely comment on my Kick-Stand card and Yes, I did use a glue pen to affix the Memory Box flourish. Quite fiddly but I love this die so much. I've used it again today. x

Gillian R said...

Another fab card Jules & what an amazing offer from Anice, must have a look and see what goodies I can get. X

debby4000 said...

Love that gorgeous button tree.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, just love the image its fab!
Hope you Victorian late night goes fab hun!
Hugs shell xx

Unknown said...

that is such a gorgeous card Jules... love the stamp - that pink paper does look fabby with that card... imagine making the card using that paper from each of the 12 collection. Nice.

Paula x x x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! I love the button tree. Looks so good. Stunning colours and design.
Hope you have a good day!
Oh and hope your Victorian Shopping goes well tonight - sounds fun!! :-))
Big Hugs Sue xx

Beryl K said...

This is just fabulous Jules, and now you have told us the name of the stamp I recognised it immediately. I almost bought it when \i saw it's launch on C+C. Wish I had now. Hope your late Victorian Shopping night goes well
Beryl x

Sarn said...

Very very pretty! Love it. xxx

Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules, I love the stamp and buttons, and gorgeous colours. I thought I had already commented.

Hope the Victorian Shopping goes well - good luck.

I'm not having very good day today (how can you tell)


lisa said...

Ohhh I'm sure spag bol will make up or lots of neglect, Jules, sounds delish!!
Good luck with all your fayres, it's that time of year isn't it.
I had to smile at your stamp, far too many buttons for me!!!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, WOW this is just stunning, hugs pops x

Jacee said...

Fabulous Jules, I love how you do these trees and the papers and colour combo is brill, a super card.
Hugs Jacee

Unknown said...

I really like this idea Jules, so so effective. Gorgeous colours too xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the gorgeous button tree and your colours and design are fab ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely colour scheme Jules and that stamp is definitely one for the wishlist!

Anonymous said...

Just adore the button tree!!!!

Have a great time at the victorian shopping event!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous image Jules, hope the spag bol works lol!
Helen x

Juls said...

love love LOVE this!!! so funky!! I adore the colour combo and those buttons are the most perfect finishing touch!! Hugs Juls