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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, 20 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. but who stole Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday?!?!?!?

This week has just flown by!!!

So I am not sure if I am late (because I didn't manage to post anything yesterday) or early for today?  But either way I am here now with a little share. This is quickly becoming one of my favourite Penny Black floral images.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4239K" Scented Message
Sentiment:  Personal Impressions "Everyday Words - Happy Birthday"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "Hampstead Collection"
Distress Inks:  Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Old Paper, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint
My Trusty Sewing Machine
X-Cut Corner Rounder Punch
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
White Gel Pen
Button and Ribbons from the Stash Box

I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy painting with distress inks.  

Time now for a quick coffee before getting settled into a huge stack of wedding work.  

Hopefully then chance for a blog catch up tonight.

Have a great day!!



Sarah said...

Stunning card Jules as always. Great image and stitching and I love the effect of the distress inks. Good luck with your wedding work - I know you've been extremely busy lately. Have a lovely day!

Sarah x

Cynthia said...

Love those backing papers. And I agree--the Penny Black image is gorgeous!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful as always. Fantastic colouring.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the image and fabulous design.

PS you are

The Craft Bucket said...

Beautiful and a tough heart to find today, very clever. Jane x

Linda . J said...

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

Sue said...

Hi Jules.
I can see why you like this stamp, it gorgeous and the colours you have used are beautiful.

hugs Sue

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Jules! The heart was a toughy on this one but I think I found it - inside one of the squares just above the ribbon?

Good one!


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so pretty and i love the trellis effect DP.. my week has gone sooo fast too
Lisa x

Denise said...

This really is a beautiful stamp and your card is gorgeous. Love the clean and simple style to it.
Denise xx

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, it's beautiful, your painting is just right for this little beauty!!! If you find the rest of the week will you let me know 'cos it's flown by me too LOL Gay x

Lorraine said...

This flowers stamp is so pretty, and you've coloured it beautifully.
Gorgeous card Jules.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Sue x

Anonymous said...

Stunning Jules!!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're well hun, this is a gorgeous card, lovin the vintage style! :)

Donna Mosley said...

A wonderful card Jules, love the very beautiful image and the design & details are gorgeous.

Donna x

coops said...

wow so beautiful jules.gorgeous pretty image and i love your soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

mags said...

A super card Jules. The image is lovely and great layout and design.

Beryl said...

It is a lovely stamp and looks beautiful coloured as you have. Hope you managed some 'me' time in your busy day.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

can see why you love this image Jules,its beautiful and so is your card. janex

Patricia said...

Good Morning,
Whether you are early or late you have certainly got this card just right.
Oh! how beautiful, simple, so elegant and wonderfully coloured.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Louise said...

Wow Jules I love this card
Louise xx

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Jules… the image is beautifully coloured and love the paper and embellies… it has a lovely vintage feel to it!
My printer is working perfectly now!! I give up trying to understand it… I swear it has moods… think it gets PMT LOL
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just AmAzInG I love it Huggles Pops x x x

Sarn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous xxx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I do like this stamp as well, it looks very pretty in this colourway. The heart is almost invisible but I found it - very clever use of pattern. Pauline xx

Unknown said...

Jules, this is simple & elegant. A beautiful card hon x

Linny said...

Hi Jules, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.
Beautiful card as always, I have never painted with my distress inks, so might give that a go. Thanks again, Linda x

Di said...

Wonderful card Jules, I adore that image and the colouring with DIs is divine! Snigger, I cheated and hopped back today to see if anyone said where the heart was 'cos I felt I'd be such a Dumbo saying yet again I couldn't find it :) You're getting sneaky - tee, hee.

Di xx

Elizabeth said...

lovely card, Jules. I like that stamp too - the subtle colouring of the distress inks suits it. I also like the way you have placed the ribbon. Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

such a pretty flower image, I love the script and stamp like a pretty old fashioned postcard!

XxJULESxX said...

Jules this is gorgeous, im gonna use my sewing machine today as your cards look fab with the stitching, im not saying mine will turn out right though! lol

MagsB said...

You're right, this is a lovely stamp! What a lovely card, too! (Though for the life of me I can't find the Heart. Excuse me while I fetch my Deerstalker and a Sherlock Holmes Patented Heart Investigation Magnifying Glass!) ;)

Have a good weekend!

love Mags B x

Mrs.B said...

Another stunning card!
Avril xx

Unknown said...

gorgeous card - love that stamp. I'm not a stamper per se, so it's always nice to see a stamp that's 'new' to me...

Paula x x x

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Jules!
Helen x