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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, 24 May 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I would have been earlier .. .. .. if I could have found the memory card for my camera sooner!!!

I take my pictures upstairs and then bring the memory card downstairs to do my post.  But sometimes I have to have a little search campaign to find where I put it when I finished last time.  The problem is I have "too many" safe places that I put it.

But tonight it wasn't even in a safe place .. .. but buried in the "do list" LOL!!!

Hubby said that I need to have a little box and tie it round my neck.  I somehow don't think that will be a look that will ever catch on .. .. or one I will be taking up!!

Anyway, pictures taken and sorted here I am with my penultimate (do you like that word Di?) red, white and blue number.

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Paper:  Nitwits
Sizzix Die:  Sewing Room
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
My Trust Sewing Machine
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, netting, pearls and buttons from the stash box

I haven't used this die for at least 2 weeks .. .. so decided it needed another airing!!

Hope everyone has had a good day and that there are no stories of sunburn out there!!!  I haven't managed any sunshine or garden time yet.  All I could grab today was a walk down the garden whilst munching on my sandwich!!  

What happened to those dreams of being my own boss and sitting out in the garden with my sandwiches to catch a few rays .. .. .. I seem to have less time now than I did when I was going out to work LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening.



Denise said...

Love this, especially the netting skirt and bow around the middle. Such fun.
Denise xx

Doreen said...

This is just perfect Jules,love the die and gorgeous

M said...

Glad you gave the die another airing, I love the things you make with it! Shame you haven't managed to catch any sun, but it's supposed to stick around for just a little while so hopefully tomorrow you'll have a chance! M x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the red netting......

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules i do love this one! stunning card! now i knew that netting i bought would come in useful!!(i just need the die first) lol!

...the yorkshire fox... said... loVing this colour theme...gorgeous background paper Jules loVely & fresh along with a beautifully dressed form...super card...Mel :)

Cynthia said...

Your penultimate card is beyond adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love it!!!!!

Lynn said...

Well Jules, another gorgeous creation - you are certainly getting the mileage out of that sizzix die. Wish I had that waistline! Sunshine and smiles again tomorrow - enjoy :-) Lynn x

Anne said...

Absolutely fabulous Jules. Hope you can get out and catch some rays tomorrow. Hugs x

Viv said...

Lovely card Jules - I have just 'acquired' some of these die cuts from a friend - (told her to cut me them or else..LOL), so will be able to have a play - when i can tear myself away from the sunshine!

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the die cut shape and the net skirt and ginham waist look fab. Pretty papers and love the heart border.
Lyndsey xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the net skirt. Carol x

Beryl said...

Super card - love the 'dressed' dress form die.
Beryl xx

Janette said...

Lovely card Jules, i like the background paper you have used. Janette xx

Bernie said...

Fabulous card Jules! Great papers and fab LO, love the tulle.
You gave me a giggle, I spent an hour searching for the TV remote last night, finally found it in the trash can.
No chance of sunburn here, cold, windy and overcast all week. Sun is predicted for the weekend. Fingers crossed.

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, lovely color combo, love mannequin

Anonymous said...

what a stunner jules love the stitching and heart border with the gorgeous dress form and buttons!

Lorraine said...

Another fabby red, white and blue card Jules. Love the die and the backing paper is gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Linby said...

I can't find the right words to convey how much I LOVE this card - fab.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the die cut & the lace skirt is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Sarn said...

Hope you manage to catch a few rays today Jules.

Very pretty card, as ever. xxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Jules, that is stunning and so sexy, a very clever idea and the pearls look so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the die.
Nikki x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card .... Still haven't used my die yet..... But plenty of inspiration always fro you ..... Fabulous work .......
Hugs Sylvie
I am sitting in an air con hotel ten minutes from our little pad ... Looking at your gorgeous cards X

Sally said...

I like how you've put the little skirt on the die Jules & the papers are perfect. You know you should really take some time out to enjoy your garden, even if it's just 1/2hr first thing in the morning with that first cup of tea of the day, I do.
Sally x

Jenny said...

The way you've dressed the mannequin reminds me of the Girls that used to do the Lindy hop..... Not that I'm old enough to remember that ... Lol.
Greattosee the diegetic an airing again :0) I'm having trouble wit my conscience staying inside n this lovely weather!!!
Jenny x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the background paper.Had a lovely 3mile walk this morning in this beautiful weather. Enjoy the weather.

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love how you have dressed the mannequin and fabulous colours ;D

xx coops xx

mags said...

Beautiful card Jules. Love this dress form with the netting.

Elizabeth said...

Another lovely card - I'm enjoying your various creations using these three colours - this one reminds me of the fifties ... oh yes, I'm that old! Elizabeth x

Di said...

Aw Jules, I missed this one - and the word penultimate :) Fab card, and reading your words in the post it's clear you aren't getting any time at all to enjoy this fab weather - so I hope you mix some of that in with your blogging break honey.

Love and hugs


rosie said...

gorgeous idea. love the dress!!