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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, 21 January 2021


Hi Everyone

Thursday again already and I am flying by quickly with a card I made first thing this morning before taking my Auntie and Uncle for their Covid Vaccinations. Then this afternoon I headed off to Mum's laden with her shopping for the week and to make her one of her favourite dinners .. .. stew and dumplings.  

Home again now though so a quick post with my share for today.  Only two pictures today .. .. as I am rubbish at trying to take pictures of tent style cards "face on".  I don't know why I even bother trying as they never turn out successfully LOL!!!

This used:

Sizzix 3-D Embossing Folder "662716" Botanical
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set "664163" Wildflower Stems #1
Sentiment:  A magazine cover gift from ages ago
Gold Embossing Powder
Distress Ink Pad:  "Speckled Egg"
Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

Thank you for popping by and also for your lovely comments on my Teeny, Tiny Tuesday card.  I had to smile when people made reference to it looking "retro", because funnily enough, as I was posting up the photographs the background reminded me of the wallpaper my late Mum in Law used to have on her kitchen wall back in the 70's.  

Hopefully I will catch you tomorrow.


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful and love the touch of vellum. Have a lovely weekend. ♥

Lisa xx said...

Hi Jules...another beauty, the colours look stunning together.

Taking Mum for her vaccine tomorrow....huge relief

Aquarius said...

The weeks are certainly still rushing by even when you'd think they might drag. Great use of some of my favourite Sizzix items and your trusty sewing machine has solved the problem of how to attach parchment. Hope you have a good weekend

meg said...

You had a busy day Jules,a wonderful card with gorgeous layers and texture

Carole said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this regal with the purple and gold ad I love the letterpress background...well I love everything about it...another of your fabulous creations...xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the sentiment stamped on vellum - why do I never think to do this!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Elaine Stark said...

A stunning card. Glad to hear your aunt and uncle have been vacinated. Stay safe. Elaine

Carole Eaton said...

That is lovely, anyone recieving it would be so pleased.

Lynne said...

A fabulous card Jules and such a beautiful background x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jules, beautiful floral image and wonderful colours, a pretty subtle background too, fabulous choice of colours too, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Now this card is a big, stunning one!! A great background for the beautiful flower. A fabulous design. Love it!!

Hope your Mum is keeping well and you and Mr Heart too.
Love and hugs,

Viv said...

One of my fave dies of the moment Jules and it looks resplendent in purple and gold. Fab background too and a gorgeous card! x

Diane said...

What a pretty design and the gold tips on the flower are fabulous.

Hugs diane

JD/ Jill said...

This is lovely!

Brenda said...

Your a busy woman Jules and a sweet one as well! I know your aunt, uncle and mum appreciate you very much! Your card is stunning, I love the flower and I love how you color it. Looks like you put gold embossing on the tips of the petals, so beautiful. I also love the background embossing, looks like you inked that up as well. The bold sentiment in gold is so pretty on the vellum too. I never think to use vellum much and it is always so pretty on a card. sigh Need to try and remember to use it. lol Stay well, stay safe my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh golly the purple and gold is amazing!! I never thought of using that before as I always pick silver for matching purple. Beautiful make, Hazel x

Sarah said...

Such a regal colour combo for this pretty card Jules and the vellum is a fantastic touch xx

Sally H said...

Very very elegant! I love this!