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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.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


Hi Everyone

What lovely sunny weather we are having!!  My ironing basket is getting fuller and fuller with no chance to empty it!

It is the Festival at Melbourne in 9 days time .. .. and the House of Hearts is trying to juggle getting ready for that alongside wedding work.  To think when I first left work to start my own little adventure I was worried I wouldn't be busy enough!!!  LOL!!!  I think my lovely Sis is far nearer being ready than I am that's fore sure!!

Tomorrow is my Mum's birthday so today I am sharing the card I made for her this morning.

No tinternet for Mum so I am not spoiling any surprises.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4239K" Scented Message
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Vivaldi"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Swiss Dots and Little Lattice" from the new colour collection offer
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Nestabilities:  Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Tea Die and Tattered Rose
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I really enjoyed having my distress inks out today .. .. I should use them more .. .. ..  plus it is the first time I have used the new "sweet apricot" colour from Pink Petticoat.  Another one to go on the "favourites" list!!  I think it toned in really well with the distress inks.

OK .. hubby has just arrived back .. .. time to get that kettle on!!

Have a great evening everyone.

I'll catch you again soon.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely Jules, great colours

jacqui x

Sarah said...

Your card is amazing Jules. I love the colour combination and the stitching details. The weather has been gorgeous here today. I've now got a huge ironing pile aswell. Enjoy your evening.

Sarah x

Denise said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous image and great colour combo.
Your Mum will love it.
Denise xx

Sally said...

Oh Jules, your mum will love it! You've chosen a gorgeous colour & the stamp is really lovely. The oval sentiment is just perfect.
Sally x

Bernie said...

Simply Marvelous Jules! So pretty I'm sure your Mum loves it, I sure do.

Cynthia said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors on this one! And I love that Penny Black stamp too. Gorgeous card, Jules!!

Marie-Louise said...

Your Mum will love it Jules - it is beautiful.

Home sweet home said...

Wonderful and so beautiful card,stunning image and the papers are lovely too.

In Norway we have RAIN and RAIN.:(
Wish you a lovely sunny day:):)


Sue said...

Hello Jules.
This is gorgeous. I love the image and the colour scheme is really beautiful. I really like the font you used for the sentiment too.

Hugs Sue

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love PB stamps but generally go for the cute ones. I really should try the flowers.
Happy Birthday to your Mum for tomorrow.
Lorraine x

Kath said...

A beautiful card - I'm sure your mum will love it!
Kath x

brenda said...

You should indeed Jules, nothing more satisfying than a good old inky session, just look how lovely this one is.

Gorgeous PB stamp as well, I didn't have this one but it's never too late.

B x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Unknown said...

waht a wonderful card..she will love it and i agree about the irioning i posted the same question lol!!! have a great week sassyx

Vicky said...

Beautiful Jules...:O)

big hugs Vicky xx

The Crafty Blonde said...

Lovely card, fab image and love the vintagy feel to it.
Lyndsey xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours.
Nikki x

Mau xx said...

This is so sweet Jules, The colour is beautiful and love the pretty detail.
I am sure you will be ready in time, it always seems to work out in the end :)
Hugs Mau xx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I am sure your mum loved it. Now I have been siting on the fence with these papers but after seeing yours I think I need to go buy them lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Wendy said...

WOW! Jules, love this it's absolutely gorgeous.
Wendy xx

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules which I am sure your Mum will just love.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules :o) Such a pretty image and love those colours... really need to get the new colour download! Hugs, Lisa x

Viv said...

This is lovely Jules - your Mum will love it. Hope she has a beautiful Birthday. x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card Jules, lovely image.
Avril xx

Doreen said...

This is fabulous Jules,love the image and great design....Don't you just love the new colours from Pink

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, i do love the card your mum will too im sure! gorgeous and my fav thing the flowers

Beryl said...

That's a beautiful stamp and the apricot colouring is gorgeous. We should see more peach and apricot I think. Hope your mum has a lovely day.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

Gorgeous card ! beautiful image ,colours & ribbon ,sure your mum will love it x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card,love the colours and that image.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so beautiful and elegant, love the image and fancy bow. Your Mum will love it. janex

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the colours & I'm sure ya mom will love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Janette said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the stamp you've used its so pretty, apricot is not a colour i use very often but it looks lovely, your mum will love her card. Janette xx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, Your Mum's card is beeeutiful!! I love the colours and the stamp you've used. That is a very nice font as well. Pauline xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules this is just fantastic what a super card and fabulous design your Mum will adore this beauty Great work .Well done Hugs Elaine

coops said...

wow this is so stunning jules.really love the beautiful image and colours ;D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card Jules, your Mum will love it. Such a gorgeous image and lovely papers and layout.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Jules! Love the colours you've used. Hope your Mum had a lovely day.

Marjorie said...

Stunning card Jules, I think your Mum is going to love this:)...
Beautiful image and those papers go so well together...

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Jules your mum is so going to love this beautiful creation, that image really stands out in all its beauty, I love the distressing with inks also the wonderful papers and ribbon, stunning work.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Oh that's REALLY pretty Jules. I'm sure she loved it. xxx

Debbie said...

I bet your Mum loved your card as it is so stunning.Our Mum's share the same birthday, fancy that.I tried the font you used last night and it's fab so thank you sweetie.Hugs Debbie x

Victoria said...

Ironing smironing :)
I love these cheerful bright colours. It's a really lovely card!

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Jules!
Helen x