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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, 3 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Earlier than ever today with a make I made at the crack of dawn today.

I normally try to start my day with a quick catch up of your lovely blogs because I know once the day starts the visiting gets pretty much impossible to do.  But today I needed to hit the ground running so that meant no blog visiting .. . .. sorry :-(

Lots of makes needed in record time today and here is one of them.

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "Rose Garden"
Nestabilities:  Classic Squares and Mega Squares
Sizzix Die:  "654901" Flower Daisies #2
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Adironkack Lights:  Pink Sherbet
Brad, ribbon and charm from my stash box

I had to smile to myself making this little creation.  I don't know about you but I always find that within pretty much every paper stack there is what I class as the odd "ugly paper".  Well believe it or not the pink background paper here was the "ugly paper" in this pad .. .. until I used it.  Now I quite like it!!  LOL!!  Just goes to show you don't know until you try to use it.

Baby boy is sleeping at ours tonight so that we can dismantle his bed and get all the remaining things packed up tonight ready for a 9.00am collection of the "big stuff" from his flat tomorrow and the final clean up.  Nearly there!!!  Can't wait for him to be settled in his new place and for all the things we have been storing here to make their way back to him.

So back to the makes for me.

Tomorrow I will do a scheduled post of the new home card I have made for us to give and can only say .. .. I'll see you when I see you.



Debs M said...

great card, love the ribbon and charm x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Love the big Daisy....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...stunning Jules, adore the colourway, happiness in a card,lovely to hear your so busy...Melxx :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

I absolutely love this card Jules what a super flower
hope the move goes well tomorrow and enjoy the bank holiday
jacqui x

Linda . J said...

This is just gorgeous Jules, love the colours and your design is beautiful, I too like the paper.
Hugs Linda

Annmaree of Oz said...

Gorgeous Gerbera daisy, so stunning with all the layers and brad!

Love lime green and pink colour combo! just rocks!

Sarn said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Jules. Wish I could make QUICK cards as lovely as this! xxx

Cynthia said...

LOVE that flower!!! And the heart charm is gorgeous!! I know what you mean about that "ugly" paper in the stacks. I have lots of those floating about. ;-) Have a great weekend!!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the daisy flower and your pretty heart charm are right about papers I have a little pile of 'ugly' ones as you call them but perhaps I will see them in a different light now.
Hope all goes well with the 'move'...have good weekend and dont work too hard


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hi Jules, I'm the new kid on the block or should I say blog having only joined last week.

I've been following you for a good while now and adore your cards and style. Your card today is another stunning one and I know exactly what you mean about the 'ugly' papers but as you say it's amazing how different the ugly ones look when teamed with everything else.

Glad I can pop along in blogland now (still a novice though) and hope the moving process goes well tomorrow for you all.

Juls said...

Wow this is stunning!! Hugs Juls xxx

Denise said...

Hi Jules
So sorry I have been such a terrible blogger of late.
Love, love, love this card. The colours are so pretty and the design is gorgeous.
Denise xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Jules, love the colour combination and that gorgeous flower. I know what you mean about ugly papers - but this one looks just right on your card. Sounds like you are going to have a super busy holiday weekend ... hope the move goes well for baby boy :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh its gorgeous .. just love that flower!
Lisa x

Unknown said...

what a fabulous card superb work the colours too hugs sassyxxxx

Unknown said...

Such a pretty card, lovely colours Mary x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - beautiful Spring colours.
Good luck with the move tomorrow.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the "ugly" paper and that gorgeous flowers. Great design, kate x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the flower and fab

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the flower and gorgeous fresh colour scheme. The way you have added the ribbon and charm looks wonderful
I hope all goes well tomorrow.
Hugs Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

I have that paper and just love it! Such a great card, enjoy your weekend.

Wendy Perkins said...

Lovely Card Jules. Thaks for sharing. x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous and pretty Jules...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the fresh colours, the flower and the lovely charm, Carole Z X

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love love love the flower and I know exactly what you mean about 'ugly paper' and how they can turn round.
Had a mail from PB stamps today to say they were sorry but the stamp would not be arriving as it was discontinued, ah well I have gone this long without it I am sure I can manage with out it.

Thanks so much for your help on that though.

Kath x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous Jules. Love the "ugly" paper and the fantastic flower. Good luck with the move.

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
this flower is awesome , i am speakless.
such a beautiful and elegant card.
and the bow , is WOW.
have a nice weekend and hugs to you.

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful Jules!

Di said...

Fabulous Jules - you always come up trumps, and if this is a quick card then I need a lie down! Such pretty colours too.

Hope the weekend goes well for you.

Hugs, Di xx

Beryl said...

Hope the move goes well. Bet you will be glad to have all that storage space back for yourself again.
This card is gorgeous. Love that big daisy and the big bow too.
Beryl xx

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, so pretty.

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, love the pink and green and that gorgeous flower. I think the paper is very pretty! Pauline xx

Patricia said...

Jules, this is wonderful love the colours and definitely see the "heart" on this one.

Patricia xxxx

coops said...

so gorgeous and pretty jules.your flower is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Wow!!!! This is stunning Jules!! Gorgeous colours and layout and that flower is beautiful!

Carole said...

Wow love this one really jumps out at you love it xx

Carole said...

Bee licious xx

Brenda said...

Wow Jules this card is beyond beautiful!! I just love it!! That flower is beautiful and I love the papers and color combo you used!! Yes, I am behind on my commenting. lol Nice weather equals less time on the computer and more time spent outside after a long winter!

XxJULESxX said...

Stunning card!! i LOVE the flower!