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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, 13 August 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

No teeny, tiny card to share today .. .. .. but instead a scheduled post to share some projects I worked on for the current issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine which has just made its way to the supermarket shelves.

I was super happy to be asked to work with the cover gift for this month and below are the samples I put together using the gorgeous stamps, embossing folder and design papers .. .. .. all using those beautiful shades that autumn brings.  Such a nice change to use images that are not of the cute cartoon style variety (not that I don't love those too .. .. my blog is full of them LOL!!). 

A little picture heavy but I thought it would be nice to share them

I really enjoyed myself with this stamp set  .. .. ..  colouring, masking and inking to show a few different ways the set could be used.  But of course there are lots and lots of other ways too. 

So there we go.  

As this post goes live (and if the world is being kind to me) I should have my head down and be well into production mode on other projects .. .. .. ..  I have a few deadlines looming which need some seriously long time slots devoting to them. 

Anyway, I'll catch you again soon.

Hope you have a great day and manage to find a little bit of crafting time for yourself somewhere along the line.


meg said...

Beautiful samples Jules, love the stamps and papers, your projects should encourage lots of sales of the magazine

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic collection of beautiful cards Jules.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Love these card, have bought the mag and will play soon.

Aquarius said...

Oh dear, another magazine to look out for! Love what you've done with the stamps, beautifully coloured and composed as always.

Carole said...

Love these Jules. The colours are so well set off with that lovely teal. I am especially drawn to the owl!...wise old bird. xx

cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of cards Jules, the stamps look lovely and the papers are beautiful - you are a cover girl as well.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

You've created a beautiful selection of cards Jules, lovely images and gorgeous papers too, super inspiration, Kate x

Sarah said...

These really are lovely Jules, definitely my colour choice for clothing although they rarely get used on my cards!! I particularly like the fox and the owl is rather lovely too xx

Brenda said...

I was just looking at this magazine the other day, thinking how much I love it, but knowing I wouldn't be able to do it justice. Now I know I'm right! Your cards are stunning and so well done, if anyone can make something shine it's you Jules. These are amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Kathleen said...

The stamps are lovely but the papers are gorgeous, great makes.

Kath x

Enny said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards and a box, I'll have my copy of the magazine next week, can't wait to try it myself ! Thank you so much for this wonderful inspiration, and lots of success with your deadlines ! Hugs, Enny

Carol S. said...

I have the magazine sitting on my table at the side of me!! I bought it for the owl stamp. Love all your cards, they are so beautiful Jules. Thanks for the message you left me too. Big hugs, Carol

Lynne said...

A fabulous set of Autumnal cards and you are so creative with your layouts x

Annie H said...

Such a beautiful collection of autumncards, love the papers and colours. I'm also an owl fan so love everything about it !!
Fine weekend, Annie