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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.

Friday, 27 July 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my creation of yesterday.  I wasn't too sure on the ribbon .. .. but everyone seemed to like it so I feel much better about it now :-)

Are you looking forward to the Olympics?

I am not a huge fan of "every sport going" .. .. but there will be some I will hope to catch.  

But having said that I "am" a huge, huge fan of the commitment and dedication that all of these hundreds and hundreds of people will have put into their chosen sports in the hope of winning a medal for their country.  Plus I will be gutted for those that have worked so hard for years and years who perhaps fall or stumble and then their hopes and dreams are dashed in a split second.  Especially if it is perhaps their last chance to participate .. .. oh dear .. .. I've got a lump in my throat already.  What am I like!!!

I just know I will slowly get drawn into it bit by bit and my patriotism will be stronger than ever.

But no red, white and blue today though .. .. I still seem to be in brown mode!!

This used:

Sentiment:  Elzybells   -   sadly no longer trading :-( 
Backing Papers:  Raspberry Road
Sizzix Die:  "656521" Flower with Leaves and Stem #2
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Eyelets, Button, Bead and Ribbon from the Stash Box
White and Black Gel Pen

and that is it!!

Not much to this one but hopefully you like it.

Well, I had better get into that bath.  I came upstairs to get into it about half and hour ago .. .. but have ended up posting my little creation instead.

Hubby will be running up the stairs thinking I am having a little snooze amongst the bubbles!!!

Have a good evening everyone and a good weekend too!

Catch you tomorrow



Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. Love the flower. You have a lovely style.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hello Jules
your card is gorgeous. I really love the design with the lace effect and the beautiful flower. That is a beautiful sentiment too.
Hope you have a good evening

hugs Sue

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Jules

jacqui x

Debs M said...

ooh love the eyelets and the flower is fab x

Anne said...

Oooh what a beauty. Wish I was able to come up with so many different idea. You are such an inspiration. Enjoy the bubbles. Hugs x

Cynthia said...

Oooo, I love this one too! You make the coolest cards, Jules! I love LOVE the lacing and the pops of green and the get the picture! =D

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely card, Jules, I especially like the lacing between the panels. I share your views on sport in general and on patriotism and dedication and I do hope we win lots of medals. Hugs, Lesley

Victoria said...

Love the eyelets and ribbon background. I did a layout using this a while back and it took forever so I'm in awe of seeing it on a card!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Yes i love it .... Love the laced tie .... And the flower.....
But do i need it??????
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Beryl said...

Ooh this is gorgeous. I love the ribbon lacing - very clever and effective and you can stay in brown mode as long as you like - it's such a warm and variable colour to work with.
Have a great weekend and make sure you get time to put your feet up.
Beryl xx

mags said...

Another lovely card Jules. The flower really stands out against the lovely brown papers. Have a good weekend.

Debbie said...

You are so inspirational Jules.The corset and lacing technigue is so different - brilliant.Another super card.Have a lovely weekend dearie and hope the to-do list is getting shorter - fat chance I know.Hugs Debbie x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the fabulous design.
Enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the corset effect and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules! Love the gorgeous flower and sentiment!… and the design with the eyelets and ribbon is awesome!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Linda . J said...

Love your card Jules,all the details are so fabulous.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

A brilliant design, just fab!
Helen x

XxJULESxX said...

oh my this is just gorgeous fab design!!!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the ribbon laced up the side. fab idea. great colours x