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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, 10 January 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

Can't believe the week is flying by so quickly!  But at least I am back to knowing what day it is .. .. which is always a bonus.

As suspected there was no "playtime" available yesterday.  It was weddings all the way, right into the evening.  

But I "needed" a card today so before the day took hold I created this little make using the guidelines provided by the lovely Mrs A over at the Butterfly Challenge.  I haven't managed to use all the elements on the wheel .. .. I am missing one .. .. but am happy with my selections which were:

Image (mine was stamped and heat embossed but you can use a digi image too)
Colours:  Ivory, Imperial Purple and  Iceburg
Include a Die Cut
and of course the compulsory element  .. .. ..  A BUTTERFLY

This used:

Image:  Crafter's Companion "Flutterby"
Sentiment:  Penny Black "Sentiment Collection"  30-350
Backing Paper:  First Edition Paper "Wild Flower"
Winsor and Newton Watercolours
Crystal Glamour Dust
Flat backed pearls
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Oooo .. .. and have you found the teeny tiny die-cut?  LOL!!!

and that is me for today. 

Back to the wedding work now before heading off to Mum later.


Mrs A. said...

This is perfect Jules. I. Will let you off the last required element! Found the heart straight off. lol. Butterfly looks gorgeous and my oh my all that stitching . You have much too much spare time on your hands. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel . Nice to see you again. Hugs Mrs A.

MagsB said...

Another beauty, Jules! What pretty colours on your butterfly!

Happy New Year!

love Mags B x

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card Jules, the butterfly is stunning and with wonderful colours too, beautifully designed and lovely background papers, Kate x

Carole said... the colours and I bet it really sparkles! xxx

Enny said...

Wow, your card is absolutely wonderful, love the colours, and such a lovely butterfly ! Hugs, Enny

Aquarius said...

Brilliant - eventually spotted the teeny die cut!!

Dotty Jo said...

Breathtakingly beautiful, Jo x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous, love the colours & sparkle on that beautiful butterfly.
Wendy xx

Carol S. said...

As I am a butterfly addict, most of my cards have one somewhere and not just to cover a smudge!! Your butterfly is very pretty and love the colours. A beautiful card Jules and love the sentiment. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the pretty butterfly and fab colours.
Lorraine x

Liz said...

Oh WOW, what a fabulous butterfly, Jules. Gorgeous card. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules and your butterfly is beautiful love the colouring


Brenda said...

Funny how not knowing the day can mess you all up! I too am happy that I am straight with what day it is. lol This card is stunning Jules! I am loving those colors on the butterfly as well as the shimmer and shine! Just stunning!! Hugs, Brenda

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, such a beautiful butterfly and lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Jules this is stunning, I love how the colours have come together.

Sue xx

KandA said...

Beautiful card Jules. The colours of the butterfly are gorgeous xx

Wishcraft said...

A beautiful card Jules, love that gorgeous sparkly butterfly and I really wish I was brave enough to use my sewing machine - your stitching finishes things off perfectly :o) Hugs, Lisa x