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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, 5 July 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday ahead of what I hope will be a lovely weekend for you all.  I don't think the weather is going to be as amazing as last weekend .. .. but at least it looks dry on the forecast which is something.

It is still all weddings and magazine work here .. .. lots of excited brides at the moment hoping that the sunshine is going to last for them.

Whilst out walking with Mum yesterday I noticed that Issue 19 of Make Special Cards has made it to the supermarket shelves .. .. so I can now share some of my favourite makes from that lovely commission.

The idea of this magazine is that you can make lots of different projects using the stamps, papers and toppers and sentiments that are provided.  I got to work with the squirrels in the collection whilst the other designer, Hazel France, worked with some scrummy peacocks.  

There are a mixture of simple and more difficult projects in the magazine and I love to think that perhaps a "newbie" crafter will pick up a copy "just to have a play" and end up getting hooked on an exciting, enjoyable and very addictive new hobby.  I can remember only too well being that "newbie" and just one purchase changed my life completely .. .. so much so that paper crafting in its many forms has now consumed my world (and home) completely!!

Anyway here are my favourite makes this time round:

These two cards are from a stamping commission .. .. I love the tree design paper on the first one sooo much .. .. I would buy a pack of it if I could!  The colours are just gorgeous!

along with a little gift box .. .. that uses that paper again LOL!!!

Next up are some "quick makes" using some of the toppers and sentiments that are provided

and finally a couple of card fold makes .. .. .. one using a topper and the other is stamped

.. .. .. and after picture overload that is me for today.

I will catch you again over the weekend.  Have fun until then!


Enny said...

Dear Jules, you have made wonderful cards, with gorgeous paper and such cute squirrels ! I wish you a wonderful relaxing weekend, with sunshine. Hugs, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful array of samples Jules.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

A super collection of cards and I just love the colours you've used

Brenda said...

I don't know these weeks fly by so fast, but they do and so has the year! Such cute makes Jules! I am loving those cute squires and that tree paper too. Such lovely colors in it. Glad all is going well on the wedding front too. So many happy brides and that is a good thing. lol Hugs, Brenda

Lorraine said...

A fabulous selection of projects Jules. The little squirrel is so cute!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Oh yes, I am with you on the paper...all of them in fact, such a great colour pallette. A wonderful collection of cards Jules xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of projects Jules, lovely papers and images.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob