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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, 15 November 2013


Hi Everyone

The weekend starts here .. .. hope you have something nice planned for yours.

I have had a lovely productive day but surprise surprise I am not going to share any of the Christmas cards I made .. .. I decided a birthday card would make a welcome change for you.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4239K" Scented Message
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers:  Docrafts "Kraft Notes"
My Trust Sewing Machine
Distress Ink
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon (from the odd ends of ribbon drawer that needs sorting out)!!!

The Docrafts paper pad was one I saw "dirt cheap" in the clearance section at The Range .. .. simply because the corner of the pad had been flipped through several times by some of us nosey crafters that like to see what we might be buying .. and the corner would no longer lie flat.  I knew that by the time I had trimmed the paper to fit on my card front the damaged part would be cut off anyway .. .. so a lovely bargain made its way home with me to be loved!!

Enjoy the rest of your evening.  I'm not sure if I will be here tomorrow or not.  I am meeting up with three happy couples at various times of the day so may not find time for a crafty make for my blog .. .. but I will try!!



Unknown said...

This is beautiful Jules, so fresh looking, just ready for spring I reckon lol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful stamp Jules and love your gorgeous your bargain paper pad


XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules i love this card just beautiful as always!!!

Sue said...

Stunning card Jules, such a beautiful image, I love your soft colours and gorgeous paper too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue xx

Carole said...

Nice pink card Jules, hope you have a good weekend, I am off to London with my daughter for the day x

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Jules. The stamp and papers look fabulous, so pretty.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Whisper said...

Oh gorgeous and i'm loving that devine ribbon too, Luv Sam x

MagsB said...

Hiya, Jules! I'm so sorry I haven't visited you for a while, but I've just had a lovely browse of your posts - your creations are always so inspiring!

This one is no exception - what a gorgeous, pretty card! Such lovely colours!

I hope your weekend goes swimmingly (does anyone use that phrase any more? I said it to my daughter the other day and she hooted with laughter! Youngsters, eh?!)

love Mags B x

Darnell said...

Christmas or non-Christmas, Jules, it's always inspirational to stop in and see what you've been creating! This is so lovely! That plaid is like a soft flannel, yum!! Hugs, Darnell

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules.
Have a great weekend. Sue x

Hazel said...

Love the colours and lay out of this one ,
Hazel x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Jules. I love the image and the ribbon is to die for! Susan x

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful card.

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - it's nice to know that someone missed me!! LOL!
As for which sort of cards to show - I don't care, I want to see them ALL!
Glad you got your bargain paper, I love it when that happens.
Fabulous card, I love the way you have 'tucked' the ribbon into the image - I might have to steal that idea if you don't mind?!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. You have coloured that fab stamp beautifully.
Beryl xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, long time no see! I just love everything about this card. The colours, the image, the papers & the embellies. It is so pretty.
Sally x

Debbie said...

Wow this is a beauty dearie.So soft, subtle and elegant.Thank you for your lovely comment while I was away, your words meant the world to me.Thank you for your kindness dear friend.Have a nice weekend.Hope the meetings with the happy couples go well for you.Hugs Debbie x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Love the stamp.

Cynthia said...

That will always be one of my favorite images. I love the happy spring feel to the card--the colors are just lovely!

Carole Z said...

A really gorgeous card Jules, love the image and such pretty papers, Carole Z X

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, this is one beautiful card, lovely image and beautiful soft colours, hugs Kate x

coops said...

so stunning jules.really beautiful floral image and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Stunning card Jules, beautiful image and love those papers.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, great checked paper and fabulous image. It all looks fab.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules, so, so pretty and it is nice to see something not christmassy!
Helen x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gosh I've been such a bad blogger Jules and missed a load of your posts Arrrgh! Great card though as always and a beautiful colour scheme. Sarah x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. That image is really lovely and your ribbon and papers go so well.
I smiled when I read your story about the cleaance paper...I do the same!