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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.

Saturday, 25 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Wow!!  What a super lovely day .. ..all that lovely sunshine.  So what do we do?  We wander around IKEA for over 3 hours .. .. and that is when our Son had an idea of what he wanted.  I dread to think how long it would have taken if he had gone with no ideas!!  LOL!!!

So we got his goodies home and assembled some .. but then we gave in and left him to it.  He is on half term break from college now so he has plenty of time to get it finished and arranged how he wants it!!

But for me it meant no crafty time :-(

So today has to be a make I made in the week that I wasn't intending posting as it is similar to something I made a while back  .. .. but then I decided I would .. .. whilst hubby is fetching us a Chinese as our reward for a  hard days driving, walking backwards and forwards around the store and manual labour!

This used:

Backing image:  Elusive Script
Flower and Swirls:  Sizzix/Hero Arts Framelits "65776" Floral
Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Wild Honey
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from my stash box

and that is it.

Time now to go and get the plates and glasses out as hubby is due back any minute.

Enjoy the rest of the day and the bank holiday weekend.



sally said...

Lovely colours Jules ! Very apt with all the lovely sunshine, we even had some in Scotland :-) no IKEA for me, just a walk with the dog, some gardening & some chillin' time in the lounger with a good book so you can safely assume I got no crafting done either (plus I really need to try and get to grips with my new laptop that has windows8 rather than XP). Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is simply beautiful, I love the fabulous colours you have used and that flower is gorgeous, super, super card.
lorraine x

Carole said...

Love the backing paper, nice colour enjoy Sunday and Monday xx

Juls said...

Fab!!! Loving the colour combo!! Hugs Juls xxx

Sue said...

I'm pleased that you did decide to share your card with us Jules, it's gorgeous. I love the flower and swirl and beautiful colours.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jues and love your colour combinations you have also reminded me I have this stamp set tucked away somewhere


Doreen said...

Beautiful card,lovely papers and

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card - love the flower and flourish. Bet you thought I wouldn't spot the heart :) We had Chinese this evening too, as a reward for walking round Dunelm Mill looking for fabric and then driving home in the heat of the afternoon and getting caught up in endless traffic queues - we deserved it :) Oh, and up here summer has very definitely arrived!

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: will try to send some summer down your way :)

Cynthia said...

Sorry about the never-ending Ikea trip!! At least your son is all squared away now, right?? ;-)

This card is so lovely. The flower is beautiful and I absolutely love the colors!

Irene said...

Hello Jules

I just love your card, every single detail, the script background, and sissix die (love the placement) are fabulous.

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, snap we had chinese for dinner too. Lovely card, love the colours and design.

Wilma x x x

Unknown said...

Lovely big flower and swirl and love that paper, Mary x

Patricia said...

Good Sunny Morning Jules,
A very sunny offering with your card today. I love it all, that sentiment is great.
Hope you manage a relaxing day today, enjoy the sunshine

Patricia xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love these colours Jules great card and super flowers
jacqui xx

scrappymo! said...

Well I am glad you posted it as it is lovely. Love that script background with this gorgeous swirl and flower!

Beryl said...

It's lovely Jules - glad you got to share it with us. Hope you enjoyed your Chinese.
Beryl xx

mags said...

Beautiful Jules. Gorgeous flower and colours. Hope you enjoyed your chinese and that you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just fabulous hugs Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Love the yellow and black and white combo, so pretty! Love the sentiment and flower with flourishses!

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules! I love the sunny yellow with the black… a fab colour combo… the flower is really beautiful… and I love the Elusive Script... so pretty!
I hope you enjoyed your Chinese!! it's made me hungry now.... LOL
I am having a very lazy weekend... :-))
Hope you have a lovely day!
Love Sue xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.stunning colour combo and I love your stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Loopylou. said...

oh Jules that is gorgeous hunny. I love Ikea but i have to know what I am getting before I go so I can take all the shortcuts and be in and out asap!!! lol!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the pretty flower and fab stitching. Fab sunny colours too.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

This is a beautiful Summery card, love the image and the distressing round the edges.

KAth x

XxJULESxX said...

Such a beautiful card Jules and love the colour combo!!

Tedz said...

Love the colour of this card Jules and that is a gorgeous die. Pauline xx