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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, 13 March 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!

I hope you have had a good week and you are staying safe .. .. .. and away from all the germs that are appearing all over everywhere!  Scary times!!

Mine has been another busy week but I am slowly making headway.

I haven't worked on anything at all this week that I can share, but can show you some of the samples I made for the latest issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft.

It comes with a great cover gift .. ..  

I really enjoyed playing with the set and used it to make shaker style cards using acetate and vellum, and I also cut the balloon die into thin card and used that as a stencil. 

Here are some of my favourite makes:


Have a good weekend everyone and I will see you again soon.

I am hoping for some serious crafting time over the weekend .


meg said...

Fabulous samples love your shaker cards especially

Crafting Queen said...

There are really lovley creations. Have a great week. x

Aquarius said...

Oh dear, another magazine to watch out for - great samples using the free gift. Stay safe and have a good weekend

cotnob said...

A beautiful collection of cards Jules, a great idea to create a stencil.
I'm pleased to hear that you are making headway with your wedding work.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Stamps and Paper said...

Your cards are lovely Jules and that little stamp and die set looks very useful...
Yes we are trying to stay indoors when we can...just can't get over this crazy stock piling..
Have a good weekend


Lynne said...

Such pretty makes Jules and a great idea with the last card. I have quite a bit of coloured vellum, I may have to have a go x

KandA said...

Three wonderful card Jules and such great designs to showcase the fabulous free gift xx

Carole said...

I have this free gift Jules...thanks for the inspiration, professional and clever as always. Have a good weekend. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful cards Jules, especially the shaker card, Kate x

Hazel (Didos) said...

These are all lovely and what a great gift with the magazine, Hope the weekend is going well, Hazelxx

Sarah said...

These are absolutely brilliant cards Jules, great designs and I love the stencilled inkiness too, such a lovely effect xx

Enny said...

Wow, beautiful cards, I can't wait to see them for real in the magazine ! We are almost on "lock down", have to stay inside, unless really urgent. Schools, restaurants, pubs and shops are closed, except food shops. Just as well that we have a garden ! All the best, Enny

Aquarius said...

Couldn't resist this magazine, last one I'll see on the shelves for a while. I've made a CASE card using the freebie, hope you don't mind.