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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.

Monday, 21 May 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

The sunshine managed to make an appearance today .. .. and it was wonderful!!  Apparently we are going to have a few days like this .. .. so that will be nice.

I have set myself a theme for the next few days and am going to go all patriotic with "red, white and blue".

So here is 1 of 5 .. ..

This used:

Image:  Funstamps "FP110" Patchwork Daisy
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing papers:  Papermania "Portobello Road"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Brad and Cord from the Stash Box

I really love this paper stack.  I think I am going to have to invest in another before it runs out!!!  Much happier with this make than I was with the spooky cat card from yesterday LOL!!!

Having said that though a few of you were very kind and actually said you liked it .. .. and others were just as spooked as I was!  Sorry about that!!  LOL!!

Bev from Majik Crafts (hi Bev xx) asked me where the cute little charm came from on my card yesterday.  Well I bought a little pack of them when I went to the NEC from a stall called Totally Beads and you can find them here (I was showing the other side of the charm yesterday).  But beware if you go and look.  There are so many fantastic charms and beads available you might rather not look!!!  Far more for sale now than I saw at the NEC .. .. and if searching don't miss the "next" button .. ..which I didn't see at first!! Doh!!

.. .. .. .. and please don't buy all the heart charms!!  Leave some for little me!!!

Sorry for being a bit late tonight.  We have had a dentist check up x 3 people .. .. but are really lucky because our dentist opens into the evening and we can get late appointments.

In fact we were really, really lucky because no-one needs to go back for a whole 6 months!!  Woo hoo!!

Right that is me for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow with number 2 of 5 for my theme of the week!

Have a great evening.



Catherine said...

Fab card, love the image......

Faye said...

Oh Jules, this caught my eye in the dashboard because it's so lovely and I just had to pop over and tell you. xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules Great card, l nearly burst into Good Save.... with all this patreisum (sorry can't spell) going on. looking forward to the next 4 x Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love that flower. Enjoy the sunshine when it arrives.

angelwhispers said...

Well I loved the "Spooky" cat is that because I'm wired!!! lol

Just love today the papers are just fab and look great on your design Jules! Chanelle xx

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the patchwork Daisy and the papers are fab.
Wendy xx

Viv said...

Love this card Jules - the paper piecing is fab.

Debs M said...

ooh love this x

Unknown said...

Beautiful Jules, those papers are lovely xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Jules - lovely to see you going patriotic and your flower reminds me of bunting! We've waited a long time for this sunshine and I for one will be enjoying every minute of being warm! Vicky x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the daisy and those papers are scrummy are'nt they. I like the cat too. :o)

Donna x

Carol said...

Loving this first card Jules and look forward to seeing the others as the week progresses. Carol x

Elizabeth said...

Terrific card, Jule, I like your layout and you've put the papers together in a sort of non-trad way. Love the patchwork flower too. Good news about the dentist and I do believe we are to have some decent weather to coincide with Chelsea Flower Show ... perfect :) Elizabeth x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The image is totally gorgeous and love the colour combo. Stunning.

Lorraine said...

Love this flowers Jules - might have to add this to my wish list!!LOL. Great papers and design.
We had a bit of sun too but I've been at work all day stuck in an office:-(
Ah well there's always tomorrow!!
Lorraine x

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

...tis a beauty, loVe the patchwork flower and those scrumptious papers...very pretty makes Jules...Mel :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the fab image...gorgeous

Anne said...

What a brilliant card Jules, it is so pretty and can't wait to see the others in the theme. Thanks for the link to the heart ... off to have a look. Hugs x

Beryl said...

Super card - love the flower image and the colours.I have some of these papers but haven't been inspired enough to use them so far but now I've seen this I think they might see the light of day.
Beryl xx

Janette said...

Hi Jules, love the red, white and blue theme, your card is lovely, and such a good idea to set a theme for a number of days, mite try that myself. Weather has been lovely here too, i went for a long bike ride today, shattered now.
Lv Janette x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely patchwork flower, Jules! Perfect! Hugs, Lesley

Cynthia said...

Gosh, Jules, I LIKED yesterday's cat! ;-) I also really love this patchwork flower--and the colors are so summery too!

Louise said...

Smashing card love the colour theme
Hugs louise xx

brenda said...

How eye catching Jules, the colours really lend themselves to the image.

Might be a wish list image here I'm thinking.

Have a good day, hope the sun shines your way, we are promised some today.

B x

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card Jules. I love this flower and the marvellous papers you have teamed it with.

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card your theme..sorry not been to visit had a busy couple of weeks with my Mum..just trying to improve my blog a little today and didn't realize I wasn't a follower dur!! Have been looking at your super dooper blog for months, and months, and months lol!!

Sue B said...

Aww this is beautiful Jules. I love the image and the way you've coloured it and framed it - and the papers are gorgeous!
Hope you have a nice day! isn't it lovely to have some sunshine at last! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue xx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love your colour combo and the flower stamp is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous card,love that flower,your tempting me as usual. janex

rosie said...

hello Jules. fab card. love the papers you have used x

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the patchwork flower.

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the patchwork flower.

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow I love what youve done with that image, your paper piecing looks stunning or is it colouring I dont know, your papers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I love this patchwork daisy, its awesome!!!

great colour combo!

Kath said...

Fab card - I love patchwork daisy!
Kath x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is absolutely gorgeous I love anything patchwork and that flower is fantastic, the colours and design are super.
Lorraine x

~Tammy~ said...

I love this patchwork daisy!!! The colors are fab Jules!

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card Jules, those papers are lush! Jo x

Jenny said...

ooo I didn't start at the beginning did I!
Quite a tricky colour combo for flowers so a patchwork one is a fab idea and it meant you could add that lovely shiny pearl brad too :)
Jenny x

XxJULESxX said...

wow my fav thing (flowers) it's gorgeous!!