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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 2 February 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope your week has got off to a good start.

Quite a bit of my time has been spent on re-arranging my craft pod .. .. .. I am nowhere near finished yet and already I can't find everything I am looking for LOL!!

Just jumping in and out of blogland  quickly tonight with a make I finished today:

This used:

Sizzix:  3-D Embossing Folder "662716" Botanical
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set "664163" Wildflower Stems #1
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique (sadly no longer trading .. .. boo hoo!!!)
Border Die:  The Works
Distress Inks:  Speckled Egg, Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber
Gold Gilding Wax
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Apologies if you are getting fed up with seeing this die set and embossing folder, but I love them soooo much!!

.. .. .. and that is me for today.

Catch you again soon.


Claire said...

Shasta daisies, I love these big bold stems of pure happiness. Really like the contrasting background with the gilding and rich gold trim... it's a very elegant looking card.

Take care Jules, stay safe n snug x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the embossed

Aquarius said...

Brilliant card on all counts - loving the embossing folder and the colours chosen and you already know how much I enjoy the TH wild flower dies - might have to CASE this one!! Good luck with your rearranging.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, the embossing folder looks lovely. Hope you are soon reorganised in your pod, what starts as a quick job always takes such a long time. Take care x Susan x

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Now, this I love! The way you have done the embossing folder is amazing. love the colours and I'm not fed up of seeing the same dies and embossing folder.
Stay safe.

Debbie x

Carole said...

Wow! This is beautiful...what fabulous colours, they all go together so well and that little touch of opulence with the gold wax and border die. I can quite see why you love the embossing folder and dies. Also you must have a staging flower that co-ordinates with every card you make. As for the craft room...its funny how moving stuff around confuses the creative brain. I still haven't found my proper wobblers! xx

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Jules, how could anyone get fed up with that beautiful embossing folder and die set, I love the pale blues.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Jules! I love those daisies on that background, so pretty, so elegant. Your color choices are stunning too, the gold and bluish color is so pretty together. I love that embossing, and the border you used. Again, so elegant!'s get worse before it gets better. Hugs, Brenda

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the colours and the gold wax on your folder x

meg said...

Love the colours and texture on the background against the beautiful die cut flowers

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jools...the 3D embossing folders are beautiful I havem't used mine for ages...


Unknown said...

Love this Jules and love the embossing folder, would never get fed up with using it if I owned it.....maybe a shopping trip is in order.

Thanks for your recent message, it was much appreciated. Will be in touch soon.

Sheila x

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is stunning Jules, beautiful floral dies and I love the embossed and waxed background, Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card ... using those lovely flowers from Tim....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Just had our second jab .....

Kathleen said...

Great use of the embossing folder some lovely images and love all the gold.

Kath x

Annie H said...

Great card, very classy with that touch of golden wax.
xx Annie

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love the background colours and perfect for the daisies. Very pretty card.

Big hugs and love

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I'm afraid to tidy my craftroom, I know where everything is at the moment (or do I). I love this gorgeous card, it had a wonderful vintage feel to it.

Sue xx

Epie said...

Two lovely daisies on a nice background youve made Jules
A nice weekend and stay save , we are look for the snow bbrrrrr
Hugs Epie XXxx

Sarah said...

Love this grown up card Jules. the gilding wax looks very opulent on the fabulous EF xx

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! This stunning!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just stunning hun, love it!
Hope now its the weekend your pod is looking a bit better!

Have a great weekend
Stay safe Hugs Shell xx

Rosmarie said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the contrast between the fresh daisies and the antique look of the embossed background! Rosi x

Sally H said...

really beautiful! I have some shasta daisies in my garden just like those!