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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, 17 July 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. woo hoo .. .. the weekend is nearly here!!  

I am hoping for good weather today as one of my happy couples gets married this afternoon. Whenever a wedding day arrives the couple are on my mind all day and I imagine them getting ready, making their vows, travelling to their wedding venue, having their photographs taken, making those nerve wracking speeches then celebrating and dancing the night away.  Half of the time I even know what they will be eating at various times of the day, and I joke with them and say that I feel I could even seat all their guests for them after working on all the place names and the table plan. Sometimes I really do think I could!  Especially if it has been a table plan with lots of changes to it.

So "happy wedding day weather" is my wish for today.

There is one particular favour box that I make quite a few of that leaves me with loads, and loads, and loads of 5cm squares of card .. .. and being perfectly square it seems a shame to just ditch them .. .. so today's share uses up a whole five of these pesky squares.  Four for the background and one for the butterfly:

This used:

Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Essential Sentiments Set"
Backing Paper:  First Edition Paper "Desert Blooms"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  "Stylized Flowers"
Die-namics Die Set:  Blueprints 14
Distress Inks:  Crushed Olive and Worn Lipstick
Stampin' Up Punch:  Scalloped Tag Topper
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
X-Cut Die:  Butterfly (free when I stumbled upon a craft demo at our local garden centre and sat and watched for a while)
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon, Flower, Wire and Pearls from My Crafty Stash Box

and .. .. tah dah .....


There is a tab at the top of my blog 
if you want to look at the rest of the sketches (not that there are many yet!).

I am also entering my card into the Digistamp Boutique Competition for July

So that is me for today.

Enjoy your weekend when it arrives.



cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, lovely colours and great way to use up all of those pesky little squares.
Have a lovely weekend and fingers crossed for your happy couple.

Eve said...

Good afternoon Jules,
I was just about to post a comment on your previous post when you posted this one!! - I can't keep up!!! Not that I am complaining as I am loving having you in blog land again :-)

Your card is stunning and the colours and layout - perfect. That butterfly is beautiful -how lucky to get it for free!

I was so pleased and excited last night as a much wanted PB stamp appeared on EBay so I snapped it up - whoop who!!

Hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

Di said...

Wow Jules! This really is a stunning card! Do you ever make a bad one though? Nope!


Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a pretty card Jules and lovely colours...


Carole Z said...

I Jules sorry I've been missing this week: work overload i'm afraid. I've been looking back at the fab designs I've missed - all gorgeous, love the colours today, hugs Carole Z X

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the inked embossed design and beautiful colours.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

Such pretty colours and a perfect way to use up your spare squares, Loving the sketches. Thank you xx

Jean said...

A super card Jules, I love the colour combo, and the butterfly die is beautiful.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Such a pretty card, beautiful colours.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this card... Butterfly is gorgeous ... A freeby as well...
How have you inked the embossing folder?... Looks good....
Hugs Sylvie
From a scorching hot Gibraltar

Gibmiss said...

Hi Again
Just found the Heart....
Sylvie xx

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful

Whisper said...

Simply stunning hun, Luv Sam x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty,Jules! i love the design idea to use up the 5 cm squares. You will have fun making these up...

The inked embossing is lovely and loved the story of your free butterfly!

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Jules! I love it!

Carole Z said...

This is gorgeous Jules, so pretty! Hugs Carole Z X

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, this is a gorgeous card Jules! Those square left over pieces will come in handy for cards like this! I love that butterfly as well and I love the tag for the sentiment. A great sketch Jules! Hugs, Brenda

Carole said...

Gosh I cant believe how much i have missed xx