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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.

Monday, 18 November 2013


Hi Everyone

Bright and early posting for me today!

I have made my card for delivering to my friend on the way to the bank .. .. and then it is a whole day of admin work!!!  No more crafty creations for me today unless all the paperwork gets done in super fast time .. .. but I think there is too much to do for that to happen.

Plus posting nice and early will take that gold dust Christmas card off the top of my blog .. .. which will be nice LOL!!!  This morning there is still gold dust to be found everywhere .. .. even the bathroom floor has a luxury twinkle all of its own!!

Anyway here is the card for my friend:

This used:

Backing Papers:  GCD Studios "Ella Blue"
Sizzix Dies:  "656521" Flower with Leaves and Stem #2 and "657837" Word Play Alphabet
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy
Ribbons, buttons and charm from my Stash Box

I decided not to put happy birthday on the front so that my friend can pop this into a box frame if she wants to and hang it on her wall.  She loves putting things into frames with some of the loveliest pictures on her walls being postcards!

OK off to it.  Lots to get through ..  I don't want to have to have another admin day tomorrow do I?

Enjoy your day .. .. hope you find a bit of crafty play time!!



Sazzle Dazzle said...

Wow what a stunning card this is and again wonderful combination of colours. I'd certainly hang it on the wall if it were mine! Love your funny stories about the gold dust. Have a good day. Sarah x

Viv said...

This is lovely Jules. x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, what a good idea not adding Happy Birthday so that your friend can frame it if she wishes - I'm sure she will.

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules, such a beautiful flower, gorgeous papers and I love the ribbon/twine/charm detail.
Good luck with the paperwork!
hugs Sue xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jules,
Your friend will certainly have been over the moon with this beautiful card, it is stunning.
I love the wonderful design.
My kitchen often sports a sparkly floor. I actually like it like that. If I had ordered it "sparkly" it would have cost a fortune......LOL
Enjoy the rest of the day

Patricia xxx

Cynthia said...

I had to laugh about your "luxury twinkle in the bathroom"!! The other day I found glitter on the bottom shelf in the fridge!! That stuff multiples when we turn our backs, I'm sure of it!! =D

Lovely card for your friend--gorgeous flower! And I love the color scheme too!

coops said...

so beautiful and stylish jules.i love your design and my all time fav papers :D

xx coops xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card, love the images and colour theme.wonderful embellishments, Kate X

sally said...

Classy! I love putting cards in frames & have a series of Provence postcards in a group in the hallway :-)


Lorraine said...

What a lucky lady to have a friend like you! This is just beautiful. I love the pretty flower and fab colours.
Lorraine x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous card Jules, the papers are beautiful and love the letters. Susan x

Carole said...

I am sure she will love it and it will join in with the rest of her frames xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour mix and the image and the 'hi'

Kath x

Whisper said...

Aaah what a classy card, luv Sam x

Beryl said...

I'm sure your friend will love this and treasure it. It's fab-u-lous.
Beryl xx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules… what a wonderful design! I love the flower and pretty papers… the ribbons and charm finish it off beautifully!
Hope you are keeping well
Love Sue B xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Such fabulous papers.

Di said...

Totally gorgeous Jules. One to frame for sure!


Di xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Another gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

mags said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules and I am sure your friend loved it. It would look beautiful in a frame.

MagsB said...

Oh wow! This is lovely, I'm sure it will end up framed and in pride of place on the wall!!

love Mags B x