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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, 19 July 2013


Hi Everyone

I can't believe it has taken me all week to get another card posted!!

Where did this week go?

I can always tell I am busy if when I wake up in the morning I have to work out what day of the week it is!! LOL!!!  I seem to have spells where they days and weeks all merge into one .. . and July has been like that all month so far. But that is a good thing because it means things are going well.

There have been quite a few new samples needed this week for new "happy couples" and I am starting to get booked up for Summer 2014 now!  That is a lovely feeling because it makes me feel I am definitely on the right track. 

But aside from my wedding work there is always a call for general cards too and when I saw a new download appear in the Pink Petticoat Boutique late yesterday I just knew I could do lots and lots with it!! It warranted a quick download and printing off session and now I have lots of summer style cards in my head!!

Here is my first creation using the download:

This used:

Image:  Just Inklined "Seaside Beach Huts"
Image:  Sunshine stamp taken from Woodware Clear Images "FRCL056" On The Move
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font Zipty Do
Backing papers:  Pink Petticoat "Beach Cottage" (with a free sheet of sentiments until Sunday)
My Trusty Sewing Machine
ProMarkers, Chalk and Glamour Dust
Cord and Charm from my stash box

So that is me for today.  All posted nice and early .. .. and now I need to get onto table plan duty ready for a bride who gets married next weekend.  I wonder if the sunshine is going to hold for her?  I hope so!

Have a great Friday everyone and a brilliant weekend.



Anonymous said...

Hey Jules, I think this YEAR has been like that with the days and weeks just merging and suddenly you poke your head up and realize, cripes its July! LOL!!! Before you know it, we'll pop our heads up and it will be December! EEP!!!!

Love these great pastel beach houses, so cosy looking and love the happy sunshine!

Enjoy your weather over there, got a bit of it here this arvo almost felt like summer!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous summer card Jules..fabulous colours and those lovely you I sometimes wake up and wonder what day it you are not alone....


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,loving the image and fab

cuilliesocks said...

What a lovely bright summery card Jules, love your colours too and such a great image, Kate x

rosie said...

beautiful card Jules. love the image. such a cute sunshine too. fab layout and yay I can spot the heart!!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules and I LOVE the papers
jacqui x

Loopylou. said...

ooh this is gorgeous Jules and I do love seeing a Jules post too!
I had to buy these papers as soon as Liz put the link up! they are just fabulous! I adore them!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Netty said...

Loving this gorgeous card Jules, x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

It's beautiful and serene Jules. You beat me to it as I've also purchased those downloads from Pink Petticoat and can't wait to use them. So glad your wedding business is going great. Would love to take the plunge and give up work for crafting but...big decisions. xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. I feel cooler already just thinking about the sea lapping at the foot of those beach huts.(If only!)
Beryl xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Jules what a great image so well done, love this card and it will bring a great pleasure to birthday girl, too :D Shaz in Oz.x

Cynthia said...

Ahhh, I can hear the ocean waves all the way over here!! LOVE the happy summer colors!

Have a great weekend!!

Mau xx said...

Pretty sweet colours Jules, love the summer image.
Oh how I remember these busy Wedding months, meeting myself coming
Take Care Hugs Mau xx

Carole Z said...

Lol Jules, I just downloaded these papers last night! I love your card, such a gorgeous, uplifting feel to it, hugs Carole Z X

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the beach huts and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Know how you're feeling with this month just flying by! My brain is completely frazzled! :D
This is such a lovely sunny card hun! Lovin the beach huts and I adore Pink Petticoat's papers and hadn't seen these new ones til now!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules, such a wonderful image and I love the matching papers and sentiment. Think I will have to have a closer look at them.
Sounds like you are very busy, it's lucky that you enjoy what you do so much.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. the little beach huts look fabulous and I love the soft colour scheme and pretty papers.
I hope you're getting chance to enjoy the sunshine - I finally have red tomatoes in the greenhouse!! yay!!
Lorraine x

Viv said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Not another download I desperately NEED...... lol
Just love the fresh feel of this card Jules. xx

Whisper said...

Am loving the gorgeous beach huts and paper, - it's like going down to Hove seafront, ooo fabby and just what summers are all about.

Glad to hear you've already got bookings for next year, Luv Sam x

Gibmiss said...

Hu Jules
How are you.... Busy busy.... Fabulous card... Love the image.... Hope the weather is not to hot for you....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Super card. Sounds like you are very busy. It's ween wonderful with the sunshine but just too hot for golf. Have a great weekend.

Sarn said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC card Jules. So summery and pretty. Great sentiment too.

Air kisses (too hot to hug)
SarN xxx

mags said...

A lovely summery card Jules and just perfect for a birthday at this time of year.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Jules, lovely summer image and pretty pastel papers.
What good news - bookings for 2014, you must be so pleased.

Hettie said...

This is a gorgeous card. May I get changed in the pink hut please?

MagsB said...

What a lovely, sunshiny card - the papers are gorgeous, and how cute are those beach huts!

I love hearing about your 'happy couples' - it brings back so many great memories!!! Have a good week!

love Mags B x

Linby said...

So summery and pretty. Just been looking at these papers myself.

Unknown said...

wow !!!!!!!!!!! this is awesome loveit too bits perfection hug sassyxxx

scrappymo! said...

Ohhhhh...these beach huts are fabulous. I am heading over to England and plan to spend lots of time at the beach huts in Filey. Our cousins have one right on the cobbles and it is so fun to hang out there and pop in and out of the ocean!

Love your pretty summery colours and the sentiment is so perfect!!!

Carole said...

Love this card I have missed the special on these lovely pp papers as we are on holiday in the USA but hoping to do a bit of craft shopping while over here. Have a good week x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, i love this card! just gorgeous as always!!