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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, 10 May 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope have all had a good day.

As seems to be the norm nowadays mine has been super busy .. .. and it has left no time for any colouring :-( .. .. so a make using my dies and sewing machine this evening instead.

So here we go .. .. ..

This used:

Backing Papers:  Nitwits
Sizzix Dies:  "656079" Flower Layers #5 and "655217" Decorative Accent, Swirl
Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Sentiment:  Great Impressions "E411"
My Trust Sewing Machine
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dots
Distress Ink:  Bundled Sage
White Gel Pen
Buttons, Ribbon and Brad from Stash Box

and that is my share for today.

Our "pretend" Auntie definitely liked the card I made for her 90th birthday.  She had a huge pile of cards waiting to be opened today (though she was contemplating opening them at midnight .. .. bless!!!).  But she opened ours whilst we were there and it was placed on the mantelpiece.

We also had a celebration drink.  She checked who was driving and because it was hubby she was well chuffed because we could both have a G&T.  But boy oh boy was it a strong one!!!  I wonder if that is her secret to a long and healthy life?  Best get hubby to mix me a glass just in case .. .. but not so strong as yesterday!!  LOL!!

Right, can't hang about today .. .. need to get that Cuttlebug into action .. ..  lots of cutting needs to be done!!  My lovely couples are definitely keeping me busy!!  Woo hoo!!

Have a great evening everyone.



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

...I loVe it Jules, tis a super card!...loVely papers, super stitch work & a rather smashing flower...very very appealing...Mel :)

Tara Cardwell said...

That's just gorgeous Jules - I've only sewed a card once - still freaks me out - your straight lines make it look so easy.
Tara x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the colours and design :) x

Anne said...

Perfect design as always. Glad to hear your happy couples are keeping you busy or you might have too much time for more G&Ts! Hugs x

Denise said...

Hi Jules,
Finally back to commenting!!
Love this card - has a real folksy feel to it and is so very pretty.
Denise xx

Elizabeth said...

And no need for colouring either - you've made a great card without any. Although, as it would take me just as long to get out my sewing-machine, thread it up and hope that I manage to sew a straight line, not to mention cutting flowers out with the Cuttlebug, I would probably be quicker doing the colouring. Anyway, I love your buttonholes and the flower is gorgeous. Glad to hear your wedding couples are keeping you busy. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Jules, this is a beautiful card! Absolutely love this and it's going in my inspiration folder just so I can look at it whenever I want!

Vicky said...

So gorgeous the flower and stitching hun...and I know what you mean about time...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules another of your gorgeous cards! i bet "auntie" treasures the card you made for her!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules another of your gorgeous cards! i bet "auntie" treasures the card you made for her!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
I'm back .... Missed looking at your gorgeous cards .... Got my dress form die ... So will be using soon .... Fabby card Jules ....,
Hugs Sylvie
23 degs here today's... So lovely after all the rain and cold I had in the uk .....

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great make today, you can't beat a good G&T l made doc laugh a couple of weeks ago when l told him l had not had any wine for weeks but had the occasional G& a pint glass x Cheers me dears x Susan x

Catherine said...

Fab card and I love that brad....

Claire said...

A beautiful card Jules, I must get out my old Sizzix dies as well. Glad you'd a bit of relax time with a large G&T, it could be the secret....
No time here for much at the moment, I was glad of the rain today,it meant I could finish orders without feeling guilty about the garden.Wedding work tomorrow, hoping to finish it by monday.
Take care
Claire xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's great that you are so busy Jules! Lovin this card! Great layout, perfect stitching and I love the button holes! Hugs, Lesley

Sandy said...

Fab card, love all the textures and gorgeous mix of colours.

Cynthia said...

Oh my, I had a good laugh thinking of your Auntie at 90 with her G&T!! More power to her!!! =D

Love today's card--the flower is gorgeous. And I always OOO and AHH over your buttonholes. Ingenious!

Crafting Queen said...

Fab card, great flower. Have a good day.

Amanda said...

Fab card Jules, took me a while to fnd the heart(s) too. Hugs, Amanda x

Kath said...

Fab card Jules - the flower is stunning.
Kath x

Sarn said...

And what a fantastic result. You can do no wrong!

Have a super day with your Cuttlebug xxxx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, I love this the colours are fabulous, huggles Pops x x

Di said...

And this is a quick card?! Sigh :( It's fabulous Jules - perfect as always. Totally love the buttonholes.

I did laugh about your 'Auntie' - would she adopt me please?

Love, Di xx

Beryl said...

What a lovely card. I love the way the spotty bp matches the embossed flower and your use of the buttonholer is a brilliant idea.
Beryl xx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, and not a stamp in sight.

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Jules! what scrummy papers and I LOVE the flower!! it's a really sweet card!
I'm glad your Auntie loved her card - Mmm... G & T - not had one of them for years. I want one now!! LOL
Big Hugs
Sue xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.gorgeous colours and design and i love the flower :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

wow this is brilliant. love your neat sewing lines. I couldn't sew straight if my life depended on it.

can't see the heart!! aarrgghh!

rosie said...

oh doh!! I see the hearts now!! stupid me x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Jules. Love the flower and stitching.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

Love the bold flower colours Jules and the subtle stamped grass :0) I see the hearts :0)
Jenny x

Doreen said...

This is just stunning