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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, 4 May 2012


Well not quite dawn .. .. but I did make this card very early this morning .. .. before settling into work.

Some of you may remember me making these last year.

Well if I made one last year I must have made about 60 .. .. they were very popular and  I couldn't make them quick enough.  In fact I made so  many that I needed a rest from them.

But today .. I fancied making another and really enjoyed myself in the process .. .. plus I was much quicker than I was last year which helped!!  I felt a bit  like my lovely Sis designing handbags LOL!!!

So here is my share for the day:

This used:

Handbag template which you will find here
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Nestabilities:  Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Button with the shank cut off

I think I would like a real version of this handbag !!!

So here we are .. .. the start of a bank holiday weekend.  Yippee!!!  I hope that you all have a good one.

Take care.



Sally said...

Hi Jules this is great. I think I will investigate the template, thanks for the link.
So happy we have a long weekend.
Hope you have a good one.
Hugs Sally xx

Unknown said...

Wow this is stunning Jules.. one of those that make you go wow!! Love it xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh gorgeous Jules! Thanks for the link again, I'd forgotten all about these - I must have a go at making some.

Love your shoe card too - that image is one of my favourites from DSB.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant card Jules.

jacqui x

Catherine said...

This is fab, I love the clasp....

Carol said...

Love this Jules, your choice of papers is fabulous. Carol x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your bag is brilliant, I love the papers and style. thanks for the link.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Jules...and I so love the papers hun..!

have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

mags said...

This is just lovely Jules.
Have a good weekend.

Cynthia said...

So darn CUTE!! Love the papers you used!! Happy bank holiday weekend!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card bag very trendy x Susan x

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Jules, love it...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Beryl K said...

This is gorgeous Jules - thanks for the link to the template
Beryl x

Viv said...

Cute bag Jules! Have a good weekend. x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic bag card. I love the button.
Nikki x

Anne said...

Brilliant handbag Jules, thanks for sharing the template. Hugs x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Jules, this is fabulous dahling! Love it! Woohoo! 3 days off, bring it on, hope you have a lovely long weekend hun.

Donna x

angelwhispers said...

Love the bag Jules the paper is just perfect! Have a super weekend! Chanelle xxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,love the

Elizabeth said...

I think you'd have to take out a second mortgage to afford the real version of this handbag :) It's gorgeous and I can quite see why they were so popular. Have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x

PS: It's Barbara Gray weekend so I'll be curled up on the sofa in front of the TV for a goodly part of tomorrow and Sunday ;)

Beryl said...

You must have made all these bags when I wasn't getting online to blog hop. Love the 'animal' skin effect.Great fun card.
Enjoy the weekend.
Beryl xx

Bernie said...

This is fabulous! The papers you've used are just perfect.
Have a lovely weekend.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I think I'd like the real version too! It's a beauty! Hugs, Lesley

Debs said...

I can see why you would want a real life one of these Jules - who wouldn't?? lol!!!
Love it - your work is so clean and crisp and professional as always.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Take care.
Debs xx

Sarn said...

Fantastic project. I love it the look of it. xxx

Louise said...

Super little bag will have to have a go at this
Hugs Louise xx

coops said...

wow this is brilliant.stunning shape and i love the fab papers :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

awesome handbag card Jules!!!

Love the clasp and the sassy animal print rocks!!!

mckinkle said...

Handbags and shoes, Jules you are on a real girly journey right now, I can tell you're upto your eyes in all things wedding!!

What a super handbag and I especially love that black and white animal print!

I think my word for the day today will be 'shank'! What a super word that is and it isnt used enough I feel!

Have a lovely weekend Jules!

Keryn x

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules!

What a gorgeously girly creation and I am loving that black and white animal print paper too!

What an under used work that is: shank. I think it is my word du jour! Must see if I can utilise it somewhere!

Have a super weekend Jules!

Keryn x

Roma said...

Wow Jules this is gorgeous !

Lovely handbag shape
Lovely choice of paper
Thanks for sharing where you got the template x

Unknown said...

Wow Jules this is fabulous I wantone like this great work well done Hugs Elaine

XxJULESxX said...

oh my it's gorgeous!!!

MagsB said...

Very snazzy! The button is a fabulous touch!

love Mags B x

Jenny said...

Tres Chic Jules!!! Spot on paper choices, the patterns look great together and love the blinged clasp :0)
Jenny x

Sandra Wright. said...

Loving the bag....

Hugs Sandie x

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fabulous bag, will have to give one a go!
Helen x

Di said...

STUNNING Jules!! Off to peek at the template, love your use of a button too :) Love, Di xx

Sue B said...

Wowzer! this is gorgeous Jules!! what an amazing design. The papers look wonderful and I love the buckle and flower - it's a real corker of a card - thanks for the link to the template!! :-))
Love Sue xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Stunning Jules : ) LOVE your pattern choices and colour palette!

Diane.W. said...

Very gorgeous!!! Thanx for sharing :o)

rosie said...

gorgeous x