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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.

Tuesday 20 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Well what a dull day today .. .. it never really brightened up properly at all .. .. and wet washing everywhere  was the order of the day :-(    Good job there were no visitors landing today!!

Never mind, at least the fabric conditioner has made everywhere smell nice LOL!!!

Today's share was supposed to be quick because it involved no colouring .. .. but I must admit it could have been quicker.

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "CRM112" Snow Swirl
Sentiment:  Sorry I don't know.  It is a set that doesn't have any packet or numbers with it
Backing Paper:  Wild Rose Studio "Polka Dots
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  "Snowflakes"
Nestabilities:  Classic Oval Large and Scalloped Oval Large
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Ink Pad:  Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Gems from the Stash Box

So what made it not so quick as I thought .. .. well I can only blame it on the distress inks.  I started with the palest blue, then the mid-shade and eventually ended up going just about over it all with the darkest!!  Might as well have started with the darkest in first place LOL!!!

The paler ones were rather hard work so I can only assume that they are in need of re-inking :-(

So that is me for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Tedz said...

This is lovely as well Jules, love that embossing folder and the embossed stamp. Pauline xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is really gorgeous Jules! I love the embossing and the beautiful snowflake swirl… it's so pretty and elegant!
Hope you're having a good week!
Love Sue xx

scrappymo! said...

It looks so wonderful!

sally said...

Beautiful in its simplicity, I love it!


Doreen said...

Gosh it was so dark here all day too.

What a gorgeous card,love the image and fab

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous CAS card Jules. I love the embossed background and fabulous shade of blue.
It took a little bit longer to find 'the heart' tonight, got there in the end! lol
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Hello Jules.
Yes, we have had a day like that too. I have washing hanging everywhere as well and another load to do tomorrow.

Anyway, your card is stunning I love the embossed white snowflake with the blue background and the gorgeous silver frames

hugs Sue

Mrs.B said...

Great card Jules, lovely image, have looked at this stamp a few times, maybe I need to buy!
Avril x

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
this card is so divine and looks so precious.
the person who gets this card are trilled i think.
the colors are great and wonderful the embossed parts on the card.
i hope you will have a lovely week and hugs from ann

Cynthia said...

Oooo, I'm loving that Stampendous swirl! SO pretty!! Love what you did with the Distress Inks--the final color is so rich and vibrant!! Well worth all the time spent! ;-)

Beryl said...

Well it certainly wasn't time wasted - it's a lovely card. The snowflake swirl is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

Wow love it !
i just love the snow swirl stamp & the embossing ,love the colour x

Caroline said...

Jules this is gorgeous love the blue and white layout. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Its was awful here yesterday as well and it looks like much of the same today :(

This is lovely Jules a very clean and simple design really nice

jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your card.

Di said...

Wow Jules - this is gorgeous! I have that stamp too and have only ever used it as edging, it make for a fantastic central image. Lovely card! Love, Di xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful! xxx

Whisper said...

Oooo classy, Luv Sam x

coops said...

simply stunning jules.gorgeous stamp and i love your embossing ;D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

My quick cards are almost NEVER quick and almost never turn out as pretty as this one! Hugs, Lesley

Sharon said...

#This is beautiful Jules. Love the embossing and the image.
Hugs Sharon. x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, just love the layout & the embossing looks great!
Hugs Shell xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules! Love the colours and that fabulous snowflake swirl stamp :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is just beautiful and stunning. I love the colours and WOW the background embossing is fab.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the embossed stamp.
Nikki x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous CAS card love the embossing and that fab snowflake image. Is it me or is there no heart on this one, LOL.
Hugs, Sandy

Denise said...

Well this was certainly worth all that hard work - it's stunning. Love that snow swirl and the gorgeous embossing.
Denise xx

Kath said...

A lovely card - I love the colours you have used.
Kath x

rosie said...

gorgeous - love the embossed background. fab colours x

XxJULESxX said...

wow gorgeous and very classy Jules!

Lynne K said...

Stunning card, Jules! LOVE the blue and white. Took me a while to find the heart but I got there eventually!

Hugs, Lynne x

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful, sparkly snow swirl!