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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.

Thursday, 18 February 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are all well and keeping those crafty fingers working!

All systems go here with my feet hardly touching the ground .. .. but as always lots of it is self inflicted!  I am trying to get super, uber organised .. .. and it's taking quite a bit of time to get where I want to be.  Lots of other things that "have" to be done are stopping progress being as quick as I would like .. .. but hey ho .. .. I'll get there eventually.

I had a lovely little delivery arrive yesterday from Stampin' Up and a rule in the House of Hearts is that if you are lucky enough to have something new then you can't put it away until you have used it.

Well today's share lets me put two things away now because I bought a scrummy new paper stack too.

So here we go:

This used:

Stampin' Up:  Bird Builder Punch
Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Love Story"
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Classic Ovals Large and Scalloped Ovals Large
Woodware Heart Punch
Diamond Stickles
Bundled age Distress Ink for tickling the birds and the leaves 
Pearls from my crafty stash box

and that is it.

Hopefully catch you again soon with my magazine makes for this month.



Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely adorable anniversary card, luv Sam x

Julie said...

Just lovely Jules, so elegant! X

Sylvia said...

Beautiful crad,Jules.Love the colours and the birds.


Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules...
Fabulous card... Love that Bird... Super punch... One I haven't got... Love the papers...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lynn said...

Beautiful card Jules - the bird builder punch is on my wish list - along with a lot of other necessaries :-) Lynn

Sharon said...

I love you adorable paper pieced birds Jules. Also, the papers are truly scrumptious.
Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs Sharon. x

Jean said...

I love the pretty papers and cute little birds you used for this beautiful card.
Jean x

Kath said...

A fabulous card - a lovely design and pretty backing papers.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules very pretty papers...these little birds are so useful


An Occasional Genius said...

Wowee Jules, so pretty! It's been way too long since I popped over, lots of birthdays going on here but calming now. I'm sure your organising will all be worth it when you get there! Take care xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello there, beautiful card Jules, I love your colour palette and those little birds are so sweet, Kate x

cotnob said...

Such an adorable card Jules, your punched birds are so sweet and those new papers are gorgeous - I might have to go and investigate those!

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Marie-Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous it!
Lorraine x

Brawny x said...

Fabulous card Jules x

Barcoo77 said...

Morning Jules, I love this card, simple but nice, I love the choice of cardstock as well. You are a very creative person, keep up the lovely work.

Unknown said...

Jules this is absolutely gorgeous !! I love those papers the colours are lush, perfect card for an anniversary,
Kaz x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous birds and i love your pretty papers ;D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Wow, this is one adorable anniversary card. Beautiful papers too. Hugs xxx