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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.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday, I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Not quite the weather we enjoyed over the Easter bank holiday, but never mind .. .. it was brightened by Harry and Megan's baby arriving .. .. and hubby's football team making it through to the playoffs!!

I had quite a productive time on the crafting front which was nice, and come Sunday I installed myself downstairs with Mr Heart to start prepping for two wedding orders.  

Shock horror!!  I even caught up with all the dreaded washing and ironing.  

So this morning, before I plunged into those weddings I tidied up my craft pod "just a little" and created today's little "teeny, tiny creation" .. .. which to anyone new to my blog is a whole 3.5 inches square.

I designed it to fit into the CAS Stencil Challenge for May where the theme is to stencil over a coloured background.  Every month I intend to join in this challenge (along with its three sister challenges) but time always seems to run out before I get there.  Must try harder.

Anyway, I have at least made the stencil challenge and here is my offering:

This used:

Bleeding Tissue offcuts to produce the background (I squirrel away the tiniest of pieces LOL!!)
Stencil:  Free on the front of a magazine
VersaMark Embossing Ink (pressed through the stencil)
Gold Embossing Powder
Sentiment:  Digital Download LOTV Block Sentiments - coloured with a ProMarker
X-Cut Heart Dies
Flower Punch
Nail Head
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

Coffee break over, along with a quick post and linking session .. .. ..  now back to the wedding work.


cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, the design is brilliant and colours too, Kate x

KandA said...

What a gorgeous card Jules. I love the background colours with the stencilled embossing in gold. Just wish I could be as organised and productive as you are xx

Viv said...

Great job Jules - a little bundle of inkiness! x

Lynne said...

A lovely card, very arty and love the colours x

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, love the colourful background and the gold embossing ! And the gorgeous heart of course ! How nice, that you're up to date with all your jobs, now you can concentrate on the wedding orders. Many congratulations on the new royal baby, I wonder what his name will be. Thank you very much for your comment on my blog, all the best, Enny

Aquarius said...

So many lovely techniques included in this tiny card - you'd never guess it was so tiny.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful little card Jules, I love the gold paste over the background.

Sue xx

Dotty Jo said...

This is lovely, Jules, Jo x

Barb Ghig said...

Your gold triangles look amazing on your lovely background, Jules! I also love how you colored in the alphas on your sentiment...Such a pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Stencil!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the design and all the colours. Was about to say 'where's the heart?'....doh!! I think I need some sleep!! or a beer!!
Lorraine x

Carol S. said...

A very sweet card Jules. Lots of texture and colours and love the design. Big hugs, Carol

Carole said...

Lovely Jules!..but I can't quite see the heart! xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, such a fabulous design and pretty colours.
Sounds like you have had a very productive weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely mix of colors you created for the background of your golden stenciling! Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Stencil! xx

Loll said...

The partial gold stenciling over the bright background is so pretty Jules! Great mix of colours! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

Cathy said...

Great card, love the colourful inking with the gold stencilling, very eyecatching. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x