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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.

Friday, 11 May 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday to you all!!

Not a bad day here at all weather wise.  I even managed to dry the towels outside .. .. with the aid of lots and lots of pegs in this strong wind.

My share tonight uses a lovely Hero Arts stamp that I got in the Hobbycraft sale a couple of years ago and I still love it lots!!

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "H2817" Garden Flowers Sketch
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing papers:  Nitwits
Nellie Snellen Punch:  Frond
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
Brad, Pearl and Ribbon from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Get me being brave and putting my image at a jaunty angle LOL!!!  I really struggle to do this.  Aren't I sad!!

Time now for a nice hot bubble bath ahead of hubby's lovely cooking.

Have a great evening everyone and a good weekend.  I think we are being promised some sunshine .. .. that would be good!!



Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Have a great weekend, not much craft time for me, decorating! Sue x

Kerry said...

Hi Jules

Its a great stamp and your card is so pretty.

Love Kerry xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Stunningly gorgeous,

Liz x

Vicky said...

So beautiful Jules...and fingers crossed for!

hope you have a lovely weekend sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is brilliant I love it.
And like you I love the stamp.
Your design papers are brilliant and agree with you about images at jaunty angles.

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules love it! gorgeous again!
i had to smile, i am not happy to place image on an angle and i hate to distress paper!!! lol!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the image,papers and ofcourse the stitching :)
Have a lovely weekend x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card today, very windy here today too. Hope to get to allotment tomorrow. No wii tonight - Michael at cadets enjoy your weekend x Susan x

Sue said...

Hi hun
nice day here got the grass cut, gorgeous card, very pretty fab stitching, have lovely weekend,sue,x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules,love the colours and your fabulous stitching.Really must have a go with my new sewing machine Mum brought me one about 4 months ago..naughty me...Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the image and the papers are fab. I love the jaunty angle.
Nikki x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Go you! Daring Jules, very daring! Hope you sat down with a cuppa to recover after that brave effort! LOL Gorgeous creation as usual.

Kasey ~ in Oz

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The image is lovely and looks great at a jaunty angle.

lisa said...

We could do with your sunshine, Jules, it's been shocking here again today with more heavy rain. I have piles of washing to be dried so some windy sunny weather would be great.
This is such a pretty card. I love your stitching.
Hope you have a great weekend.
hugs Lisax

M said...

The distress ink around the edge is just perfect - really subtle, I had to check your supplies list to see if it was ink or the design on the paper!!! That flower stamp is lovely too. M x

Sarn said...

Love the jaunty angle! Pretty stamp too . . . and great stitching. Have a lovely weekend Jules.


Cynthia said...

I think your jaunty angle is perfect--well done!! LOVE the flower image. The colors are gorgeous!

Debs M said...

ooh lovely, hope you have/are having a nice evening x

Beryl said...

It's beautiful - I can see why you love that stamp. It's beautifully coloured and the bp is gorgeous. It looks so textured.
Off to Port Sunlight tomorrow and then out in the evening so won't see your post tomorrow till Sunday.
Have a good weekend and hope you get some of the promised sunshine to enjoy.
Beryl xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely papers Jules especially like the harliquin in pink...a super card as ever...have a loVely weekend...Mel :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is gorgeous I really love that image of the flowers, the colours and design look super.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

A stunner as usual Mrs Heart ;-)

Love the bouquet!

Roma said...

Gorgeous card

I love this image ,lovely colouring x

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty and I like the jaunty angle of the topper. Sounds like you had a great evening planned. Elizabeth x

Marie-Louise said...

Aww. Jules this is really lovely. I love that stamp.

Crafting Queen said...

Lovley card, really like the stiching and the flower.

brenda said...

Morning Jules

Your card is lovely and the stitching really adds a nice feel to it.

I thing your flower have worked their magic on the weather, the sun has come out and not a spot of rain so far this morning.

Have a lovely weekend.

B x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the papers & the image is fab!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Di said...

Fabulous Jules - super colours and the jaunty angle is just right, but I know what you mean, I struggle too. But, it works!!

I've had the stamp for ages too and totally love it - a real old favourite.

Washing out here today too - finally we have a breeze and some sunshine (checks behind ears for gills). Have a super weekend.

Love, Di xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Jules and very interesting with the image at an angle!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Warm hugs

coops said...

beautiful card jules.gorgeous pretty colours and i love the image and design :D

xx coops xx

Doreen said...

I struggle with Jaunty images to Jules, this looks

Anonymous said...

So pretty Jules! I occasionally do a jaunty angle too but then I have to have a lie down, lol!