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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.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday to you .. .. I hope you have all had a good day.

Chances are if your weather has been anything like ours you have got drenched at some point.  I had to time when I ran down to the greenhouse today so I didn't get rained or hailed on .. .. and even then it was touch and go as to whether I was going to make it!!  Thankfully I did.

My share today uses a ribbon I have been dying to use for ages .. .. aren't I sad .. .. making my card to match a ribbon LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Digistamp boutique
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using two fonts .. .. "Daniel Black" and "Pass the Chex"
Backing Paper:  Nitwits
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Ribbon, flower and button from the Stash Box

The felt flower I have used was actually free with a Hero Arts stamp set a couple of years ago.  Today it got to come out and play!!!

To make the circular sky around my image I cut a circle in some scrap card and lay this over my image which I had masked whilst I stippled the sky.

I really wanted to then draw a dotted line all around the edge of the circle but I was worried I would smudge and spoil my card .. .. and I just wouldn't have time to start again .. .. so I took the cowards way out and doodled around the outer edge instead LOL!!!  Perhaps I will be brave enough to do it another day when I have more time to play.

I am also entering this into the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for May.

Right off to link up and then start a printing session.

Have a good evening everyone.



Liz McGuire, said...

Love that ribbon, ooh, love that paper too. And a sweet little DSB image. A perfect card. Thanks for playing in the DSB comp.

I have a pic of you in my head now, running down the garden path going, ow, ow - we had hail here too!

Liz x

Vicky said...

Fabulous Jules...! love the image and the ribbon is just perfect to go with it hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Denise said...

This is so sweet. Love that ribbon and your circular sky. Cute image too.
Denise xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a pretty card love your ribbon and image

jacqui x

Tara Cardwell said...

Not sad at all - the first thing I noticed on your card was the delightful ribbon. The image and your lovely cloudy background go perfectly with it.

Debs said...

I think it's perfectly fine to theme your card around ypur ribbin and so perfectly themed it is too :o)
Love your cloud details - thanks for the tip :o)
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx

ps thanks for popping over to my blog - as always it's lovely to see you :o)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image and fabulous

Debs M said...

so sweet, love that ribbon! x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Jules. I love your layout and colours. The felt flower is a lovely finishing touch.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Super card Jules, love the ribbon and your doodling is perfect where it is.
We're in the middle of one of those showers right now!
Carol x

M said...

Really cute - the ribbon is great! M x

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and I can see why you were itching to use that ribbon It's fab!!!

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules! Love your masked circle sky and the ribbon is fabulous... think I've seen some of that in Hobbycraft, might have to pop in ;o) Hugs Lisa x

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful card Jules, love it. Kim

Lynne said...

Terrific card Jules. I love that image and it works perfectly with your ribbon.
Lynne xxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,fab image,paper and that ribbon is yummy :) x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is stunning :0) big happy hugs love Pops x x x

Wendy said...

This is fabulous Jules, love how you have done the circular sky around the image and that ribbon is gorgeous.
Wendy xx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the image and the fab ribbon.

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, love the ribbon and of course the card too x Sunshine and showers here too today and cold x Susan x

Sue B said...

This is really sweet Jules! it's a wonderful image and sentiment and I love the sky background. Your doodling is very neat and looks fab! Love those papers and ribbon and flower - everything is just perfect!
Love Sue xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the cute image and gorgeous ribbon.
Lyndsey xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the circular sky idea and the marvellous ribbon.

Donna said...

Love this cute card ( and your doodles are fab!) What perfect ribbon to go with this image. hugs Donna x

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful card Jules, and no wonder you wanted to use this ribbon, its gorgeous!
Just been catching up, great cards as usual, but LOVE the PB Flying Stars embossed card, gorgeous.
Have a great week
Avril xx

Elizabeth said...

I can quite see why you wanted to use that ribbon so much, it's lovely and designing a card around it doesn't seem to be such a bad idea, especially as the result is so brilliant :) We had the hailstones yesterday so a real surprise to see the sun today - the way the weather has been recently, it will be snowing tomorrow! If so, I hope you get the sunshine instead :) Hugs Elizabeth x

Cynthia said...

Love the fun card! The felt flower is adorable--as is the house--and the clouds are perfect! SO cute!!!!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty Jules,I love how you have coloured this image well, done super card Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

gorgeous ribbon it is too Jules! LOVE that new home card great sentiment! and love the cloud sponging behind the home!!!!

Beryl said...

The circular masking is very effective and the whole card is lovely. Why not start with the ribbon and build from that - as we can see - it works.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love home cards, yours is very pretty. I bought that woodware set you have, have made a card with it but not posted yet. My little bro is a serial house mover so I often need them.

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is fab and i love your stunning ribbon and colours :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous ribbon. how cute is that! fab image. love the colours x

Sarn said...

Very nice New Home card xxx Love how you did the sky xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet and pretty, I love the gorgeous ribbon
Lindsay xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the ribbon looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card and the ribbon is fantastic.
Nikki x

Jenny said...

Lush ribbon, no wonder you wanted to use it! I ought to look round for themed stash and work from that :0)
Love the cute little house...just the sort I used to draw at school :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules! I had my eye on this ribbon on Saturday and meant to get some before I left the craft fair but I forgot!!! Couldn't believe it!

XxJULESxX said...

oh Jules gorgeous card as usual!

Andria said...

Aww how perfect is that ribbon for that card. Lovely :).

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

I really, really, really love this Jules! Stunning....Thanks for joining in the DigiStamp Boutique comp. Sally-Ann :o)