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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, 20 February 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I am here with a card I made a couple of weeks or so ago .. .. and now I know it has arrived with it's recipient I can post it here.

It uses a gorgeous stamp that I fell in love with over on the lovely Carole's blog here way back in November 2018.  It finally made it's way into my collection a few weeks ago and I love it!!  I can tell it is going to be one of those stamps that gets lots of use.  Carole added a second flower to her card .. .. something else to try later!  Thank you for the inspiration Carole xxx

So here we go .. .. my first inking of this scrummy stamp:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Julie Hickey Designs "SKU: JH1001" Friendship Blooms
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio Papercraft House "PH005" Vintage
Poppy Stamps Die Set:  Stitched Market Tag
Onyx Black Versafine Ink and Clear Embossing Powder
Heart Punch
Ribbon and Button
My Trusty Sewing Machine

My image panel was stamped in Onyx Black Versafine Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder so that the ProMarkers didn't interfere with the ink.

So that is me for today.

Time to get a few more crafty jobs crossed off that list before I head off to Mum's.  I think it will be a day for staying in as the weather isn't decent enough for her to want to go out!  It is throwing it down with rain here .. .. so chances are it will be at Mum's end too.

Never mind, we can put the world to rights .. .. again .. .. and I might even get a few images coloured whilst we share a cozy afternoon together.

Enjoy your day everyone .. .. whatever you are doing.


meg said...

beautiful stamp colours and layers the tiny tag is the perfect finishing touch

Carole said...

What a pretty colour combination you have used Jules along with the Kraft card.I like the matching added bow and little heart...can't miss it this time Beautiful card. Enjoy your time with your mum. Hugs xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Love the button as the centre of the flower, Jo x

Viv said...

Another great card Jules!
Rain has not stopped here for days - really fed up with it by now although it means I have an excuse to stay in the craft room!
Enjoy your day With Mum! x

Sarah said...

I can see the appeal of this lovely stamp and can see much mileage, coloured, heat embossed, paper pieced, the possibilities go on and on!! It has been rotten here this morning too, when will it end!! Hope you have an enjoyable visit with your Mum xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules you are so right it's a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured and a truly wonderful card, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Very pretty card Jules love the button on your flowers all the colours blend beautifully...


Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Enjoy your time with your mother.

Lorraine said...

Oooh this is gorgeous Jules. Love that stamp and the pretty layout of your card. Might have to add it to my wishlist!
Lorraine x

Hazel (Didos) said...

This is super and what a versatile stamp, Hope you had a great day, Love Hazelx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, l like the stamp too. Mixed Weather up here in Moray too, beautiful morning bright aand sunny, hot in the conservatory then tonight wind and rain again. Take care x Susan x

Kathleen said...

A really lovely stamp, I don't think I have this one and I have quite a few of Julies. A really super background and lovely choice of colours. I used to put buttons in the middle of flowers, don't know why I don't do it anymore, must rectify that. Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the flower.

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

A beautiful card Jules and love the stamp too. A gorgeous design. Hope you had a lovely day with your Mum. Big hugs and love, Carol S.xxxx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Jules, such a pretty stamp, I'm not surprised that you fell in love with it - such a pretty card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Enny said...

Such a beautiful card, the flower is gorgeous, and I love the bow and heart ! Yes, bad weather, rain and wind... so we can make cards ! Love, Enny

Brenda said...

A cozy afternoon with your mum sounds lovely to me Jules! We actually have sunshine today, but it is pretty chilly willy out. I am definitely loving your card and that stamp! It is so fun and pretty, a stamp like you said will be well loved. Loving the background inkiness and the scripty paper. And of course the beautiful bow and adorable tiny tag with the heart. I love always looking for where you have placed your hearts! Hugs, Brenda

Mary said...

Jules, your creation is even more beautiful when in hand. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with me. I am one blessed lady. Your creations are always beautiful!!

lisa said...

Hi Jules

Thank you so much for your lovely words and hugs, you brought a tear or two but a smile too at your Mum's serial shredding. That's me!! I looked after all Mum's paperwork so that bit hasn't been too bad, you just don't realise how much of it you have to do.
I hope you had a lovely afternoon with your Mum, treasure her. Those cosy chats are precious.
It's so lovely to catch up with all my crafty friends again, I didn't realise how much I have missed you all.
Your card is beautiful too.

Hugs Lisa xx

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card, love the neutral colours with the pop of pink xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

KandA said...

Such a really beautiful card Jules. I love your colour combination and wonderful papers xx