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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, 5 May 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday .. .. what a lovely start to a bank holiday weekend.  I hope it is going to last!

Sadly so far the day has been taken up with the dreaded washing line being "over used" but hopefully that isn't going to be the story for the whole three days!!

I did make a little escape into my craft pod though as I had a card I wanted to finish .. .. .. 

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Digi Stamp Boutique "Large Happy Birthday Set - Blue"
Backing Papers:  Papermania (sorry I don't have the carrier sheet to give the name but I think we have all seen them as they are quite old)
Memory Box Butterfly Dies:  Kaleidoscope Butterfly and Moonlight Butterfly
X-Cut Palm Punch:  Daisy
White Gel Pen
Lace, Ribbon and Pearls from my Crafty Stash Box

Off to the washing line again now .. .. sigh!!!

But before I go I thought I would just give you the heads up on two special happenings that are occurring over at Digi Stamp Boutique.

Firstly there is a 

and secondly are you a Pinterest fan?

If so you can now add Digi Stamp Boutique to your list of places to follow and at the same time be in with a chance of winning a £15 website voucher simply click here and follow!  Closing date 6pm on 6th May 2018.

So that is me for today.  Time to close the craft pod door for a little while .. ..and can you believe I had to pull the blinds down as it was far too bright to work!  Not very often we get to say that is it?!?

Enjoy the rest of the day .. .. and slap that sun cream on!!


Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card. Loving the sunshine!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love all the new images. New printer on order so hopefully I will be able to get cracking soon!
I'm trying to get my washing done inbetween Emma's cricket. She played last night, this morning, all day tomorrow....!
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend
Lorraine x

Carole said...

Beautiful card Jules! stunning in fact. My washing line sounds like yours today too...then we have been food I have a pile of ironing!!...leaving that for another day! Enjoy the rest of your BH weekend. Hugs xx

Liz said...

Super card, Jules. I love the layout of the design. xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the pretty pastel colours combined with the black.
It certainly is lovely to see the sun isn't it - fingers crossed this is the start of a wonderful summer.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

That large sentiment looks really good and something a bit different - love the card. Thanks for the information too. Have a good weekend

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, a super card and a great sentiment, great to be able to use it instead of an image.
It was my turn on the Allsorts team to use a DSB image and I have used one that I bought yonks ago, had to check though that it is still available and it was, but I could have asked for an image but thought I would get ahead for my Daughter who would no doubt be asking me for some Fathers Day cards.
I will certainly have a look at the offers for this weekend as I really do not like to ask for freebies.
Same with me regarding the washing but I cheated a little bit only washed things that did not need ironing, like bathrobes, towels, etc.

Have a good week

Kath x

Enny said...

What a beautiful card Jules, love the text, the butterfly, the ribbon, well, everything really ! And yes, a real Summer day today, and even the next days, wonderful ! I'm following Digi Stamp Boutique on Pinterest now, such cute stamps ! Have a lovely Sunday ! Enny

Lynne said...

Another gorgeous card with these lovely images x

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card Jules. Great design and love the butterfly. I had boring house work to do today and would have been happier in the garden. I have e friend coming on Monday for a few days, so had to do a bit of dusting!! Enjoy Sunday and Monday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Claudia Rogier said...

Toffe kaart. Super leuk gedaan. Fijne zondag
Great card. I love it.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, especially the glittery butterfly.

Sue xx

Dotty Jo said...

A gorgeous card, Jules! Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully designed card Jules, I love the layout and colours, Kate x

Inkyfingers said...

This is such a pretty card Jules and I love your sparkly butterfly.
Carol x

Sarah said...

A very pretty card Jules, love the touch of gold. It's amazing that we are getting a sunny BH weekend, long may it last!! xx

pinky said...

Beautiful card Jules, really loving those alphabets. I had to close the blinds here too today lol. Imagine!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

MagsB said...

Another beauty, Jules! I love the bold 'H' against the pretty shades of lilac - and the butterfly is fab! Enjoy your Bank Holiday!

love Mags B x

Whisper said...

Simply delightful hun, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

I love how you've used the sentiment Jules, great card
The weather was beautiful wasn't it, my Husband laughs at me because I love getting my washing pegged out on the line, I'm hunting for things to wash when it's sunny!

Anne x