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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, 13 July 2013


Hi Everyone

It looks like it is going to be a lovely day .. .. and a warm one too!!!

One of my brides got married yesterday and I have been emptying out her work boxes this morning :-(   Weird but it always makes me feel a little bit sad when I do that.  Silly really because if I am emptying her box it means her special day has arrived and she will be super happy!!!

Her colour was beautiful sunshine yellow (it must have been a lucky colour because the sunshine definitely made an appearance for her). My share today uses up some of the snippets from her boxes .. .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3864F" Bohemian
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat .. .. I don't think this download is available anymore - I have had it years and years!
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Stylized Flowers
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Oval and Scalloped Oval
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Memento Ink:  Dandelion (Rubbed inside my Cuttlebug embossing folder before loading it up with my card)
Flowers and Ribbon 

I used the sketch from over at Sketch Saturday for my make today.  I haven't had chance to join in with this challenge for a while so it was nice to download the sketch for a play .. .. and I am also running over to share in Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge before the playground gates get locked!

If you fancy playing along with Sketch Saturday then here is the lovely sketch . . . defo one for using again!!!

Have a lovely weekend everyone .. .. slap that sun-cream on!!  You don't want to end up like some of the people I have seen recently .. .. red raw!!!!  Eeeeekkk!!!!



Sarn said...

Absolutely stunning and so pretty in yellow.

Sarn x

Stamps and Paper said...

A card that really suits today , weather Jules bright and sunny...gorgeous papers and love the butterfly image


Amanda said...

Beautiful colours Jules, certainly a lucky colour judging by the gorgeous weather. Hugs, amanda x

sally said...

Summer sunshine pretty :-)


Marie-Louise said...

Wow Jules this is stunning. Such a fabulous colour. Really beautiful.

Di said...

Lovely sunny card Jules. Love the butterfly and adorable flower - perfect with the backing papers.

So good to see you in the Playground! Mind you stop by the sunscreen station :) Mrs A is charging 50p a go to rub cream on your back - little entrepreneur!

Hugs, Di xx

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Jules.

Love yellow too. I always wonder why not many brides chose it as their wedding colour. We recently went to a wedding here, it had a yellow scheme and was fabulous, especially in the sunshine.

I would be really lovely to share some of your wedding makes, after the couple have got married of course!

Love Sheila x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely stunning Jules and amazing colour to match the current weather. I'm sure your bride will have a wonderful time today x

Linda . J said...

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

Sue said...

Such a beautiful sunny card Jules, I love the image and gorgeous coloured embossing
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
hugs Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Jules I love that yellow and that butterfly is gorgeous
jacqui x

Cynthia said...

This sunshine card is JUST what I needed today! It's still cloudy and rainy here, and this bit of brightness brought a smile to my face!!! =D

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely gorgeous hun and so perfectly suits the weather we are having today, Luv Sam x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the colours,fabulous

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules… I really like the Sunshine feel this card has… the papers and stitching are beautiful… I love the pretty butterfly and the lush bow! :-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.really pretty design and I love the sunshine yellow colours :D

xx coops xx

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love yellow, my fav colour, lovely butterfly image and wonderful inked embossed card, love it all, Kate xx

Kathleen said...

This is just fabulous, adore everything about it.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous summery card Jules. Love the pretty butterfly and fab design.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
What a beautiful cheerful card -love it.
I have been crafting inside today trying to stay cool.
Take care
Big hugs

Carol said...

What a gorgeous shade of yellow and it's definitely beautiful Jules. The weather was much cooler here today so hoping for a good night's sleep tonight before my jollies tomorrow. Carol x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules, love the design.
Wendy xx

Ellibelle said...

Stunning creation Jules! Love the white and yellow combo!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous card love the bold colour perfect!!
and i am one of those people im afraid lol!!

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
Your card is stunning, yes! bright and so!, so! beautiful, I love it.
The weather here is not so bright and beautiful. Never mind might get more done in the house today.
Have a great Day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

super pretty Jules! Love the sunny yellow, great embossing and pretty butterfly!

Carole said...

Beautiful summery card have a good weekend x

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous Jules - a lovely colour scheme for a wedding too.
Beryl xx

Marita said...

I love these colours ♥
So beautiful card.

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card and just right for this sunny weather! Carole Z X

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules. Love the bright sunny yellow and gorgeous image and design.

cotnob said...

This card certainly is bright and beautiful Jules, I love the bright yellows and lovely butterfly.

I'm so pleased that things are going well wedding wise, anyone getting married recently has certainly had some beautiful weather - it was the hottest day of the year when I got married on 30th June many, many years ago.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.


Anneke said...

very elegant card and i love the yellow color Jules.
and the embossing part is beautiful.
hugs to you and wonderful week.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous. Sue x

scrappymo! said...

So many lovely ideas your take on the sketch, love the colours...your bride chose wisely!

Love the way you inked the embossing folder. This image is a lovely one and that bow is the crowning touch!

Sorry I have not been around as often as usual...I do page back and play catch up when I make it by though.

We are up at the lake again and then come home for 5 days and then ENGLAND! For a month! YAY!
It has been 6 years since my last visit.I am even going to meet up with Di! Maybe I will get an extra turn on the swings!!! lol

Betty said...

Oh I love this one Jules so lovely and bright

Hettie said...

This is a beautiful card Jules. Loving the yellows and that flutterby is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful, bright, happy card! It puts a huge smile on my face! I've missed visiting with you and am enjoying catching up on your wonderful projects!