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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.

Saturday, 19 May 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

I have had a wedding order picked up today so am seeing a bit of space where goodies were once stashed .. .. my lovely "bride to be" kindly said I should now take the rest of the weekend off and have a relax!!  But no, there is still lots to be done for other "happy couples".

I did however give myself the treat of playing along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme this week is to "recycle".  

Well this is what I have just finished .. .. not too sure about it .. .. perhaps because there aren't any cute hedgies or mice featuring anywhere LOL!!!  

Boy have I made a mess in the process of creating this!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3868J" Portraits (for the flower background)
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Sizzix:  Elegant Flourish and Tattered Florals
Backing Paper:  Sorry not sure where this came from.  
My Trusty Sewing Machine
White and Clear Embossing Powder
Glamour Dust
Eyelets, Feather, Ribbon, Button and Pearls from the Stash Box
Page from an old paperback (that has nearly all been used up!!)

My re-cycled items were:  a page from an old paperback, cardboard saved from a crafty delivery and a button saved in "one" of the old button tins.  Not only do I have a button tin of my own but I also inherited one when we cleared out my late MIL's home.  I wonder why her button tin smells different to mine?

Anyway, that is my share for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.  Have a lovely evening and a great Sunday.



Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is brilliant, I love the vintage colours with a modern twist. I've been looking back at your cards whilst away and they are all fab.


Cynthia said...

LOVE the flower! Gorgeous colors too!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great bit of recycling - lovely card x Susan x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wowzer. What a lot of design elements have been brought together in perfect unison to make this lovely card! Beautiful Jules! I also just had a peek at your wedding site and they are lovely too! Hugs, Lesley

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
WOW I absolutely love this,so many fab details!!!
Have a lovely weekend :) x

Doreen said...

This is just soooo gorgeous Jules ,love the layout and your

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're well hun! :) This is gorgeous, I love the design and all the stitching and fab recycling too! And so much beautiful work since my last visit aswell, finding it hard to keep up with everyone these days!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Mau xx said...

Jules this is beautiful, your colours are lovely and love your torn paper effect.
enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Jules this is beautiful, your colours are lovely and love your torn paper effect.
enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Jules this is beautiful, your colours are lovely and love your torn paper effect.
enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Mau xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

WOW great card love the colour and the flower

jacqui x

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

...she's a beauty Jules, those oh so pretty papers frame your single stem gem of a flower loVe your cards!...Mel :)

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules - You're very good at recycling!! Love the flower and papers.
Lorraine x

Linny said...

Such a beautiful card Jules. I love the way you have layered everything. I have such trouble trying to do this myself.Linda x

XxJULESxX said...

wow Jules it's stunning!!!! so clever!

Beryl said...

Mmm. My mum's button tin had a smell to it as well. Could never make out why. I keep mine in plastic pots - no smell so it must be a tin thing.
Your card is gorgeous and well worth any mess you made. Love the flower especially.
Beryl xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the design and beautiful flower.

Donna x

Sally said...

Smashing Jules & I love the text paper which I presume is from the old paperback book? A clever idea.
Sally x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I like this very much ... it's a bit different from your usual style but there still your clever stitching touch - zig-zagging ribbon, who but you would have thought of that! Love the stamping onto book pages too - got to try that out for myself sometime :) Hope you have an easy day tomorrow. Hugs, Elizabeth x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Wowee I am loving this card...... You are soooo talented ... Love all your ideas.... Gorgeous work.... I have all these stamps .......
Enjoy your day

Unknown said...

Wow wonderful card, Mary x

Sarn said...

Absolutely gorgeous piece of recycling here. Very pretty indeed.
Have a lovely Sunday xxx

loftylass said...

Well Jules this is certainly different from your usual style but it's gorgeous nontheless. I love your button for the centre of the flower.... and the feather tucked behind is pure fun. tfs

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous and I love the recycling elements....

Anne said...

Wow Jules, love this design. I think it's the colours you've chosen that make it special for me. Hugs x

Debbie said...

Wow Jules this is an amazing card - great job Mrs. Love the backing paper and everything else.Enjoy the rest of your weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous make Jules and well worth the mess you made to achieve the final result!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, the best ones always get made when you make loads of mess!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

Well I think it looks fabulous Jules, just brilliant!
Helen x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous colours and design and i love the flower ;D

xx coops xx

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all the stitching and the dimension you have created - it is gorgeous. Anne x

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, This is a fab card, such a lot of lovely elements. If I had tried that it would have looked a complete mess, lol. You certainly know how to put things together. Lynn x

rosie said...

wow. this is fabulous. love the elements x

Kath Stewart said...

Hi Jules...great job your gorgeous bits and pieces..well worth the mess..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx