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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.


Sunday, 6 September 2009


Evening Everyone

Here I am with my Penny Black Challenge card for this week.

The theme is "Hearts Desire". Lots of options as to what you can do with this. But I have chosen to make a Christmas card with a lovely sentiment. I love Christmas very, very much (and all that it entails) and as a family we look forward to it all year because it is a time when we know we will all be together - so this would be my "hearts desire" - for everyone to have a wonderful Christmas.

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 1873H "Xmouse Ornament!
Sentiment: Penny Black 3502F "A wish"
Background paper: Pink Petticoat "Tis The Season"
Quickutz "Swirl Swirled Heart Die"
Brads, ribbon and Glamour Dust from the stash box

I bought this little chappie last year and didn't get chance to use him - but I know he is going to be a very busy little mouse this year!!

I hope you all had a great Sunday. Mine has been spent visiting my Mum as it is her birthday today and helping to clean the house my son moved out of .. .. .. they have to hand their keys over tomorrow and hopefully in return will receive no deduction from their deposit.

I arrived not knowing which of the two women I was from the TV programme "How Clean is Your House". But they were happy for me to be either or even both!!. Thankfully nothing was bad enough for me to have to send a swab to the laboratory LOL!!!

It was quite sad to leave at the end - the parting of three good mates who have now "moved on" in their own directions but they will stay good friends .. .. I just know.

Catch you all again soon and thank you all for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Mandy said...

Hi Jules,

What a fab card love the colours and the mouse is sooo cute.

Mandy xx

Sally H said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that stamp and the sentiment goes beautifully. Sounds like you have had a very busy day x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jules and adore the image and sentiment, just fab.
Hugs Linda

Susie Sugar said...

A truly stunning card, lovely colours and beautifully made
Hugs Susie xx

Leanne said...

This is beautiful. I think these are my favourite christmas colours to use on a card.

Glad you got all the cleaning done!!


brenda said...

Morning Jules

Lovely soft colours, I think blue makes such a nice change for christmas cards.

And I figure you didn't struggle with the whole heart thing as I did, even your sentiment fits the theme brilliantly.

Have a creative day.

B x

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card as always Jules. Love the little mouse and the the sentiment especially.

Lesley Xx

Kath said...

stunning card that ickle mouse and beautiful sentiment..yes that's what christmas is all about......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxxxx

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! The little mouse is so sweet and I love the colours. Just noticed I won your 'pancake' candy. My address is in the sidebar of the Allsorts DT blog.

Lisa x

She said...

Lovely card. I love this stamp, mine is well used and loved! She xx

Wendy said...

Sweet card I love this cute little stamp
Wendy x

Beth said...

This is so gorgeous! Penny Black and Pink Peticoat - a perfect combination! Great sentiment to go with the challenge too! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge!

Beth xx

Littleted62 said...

Lovely card Jules, great interpretation of the theme and I love the bit of sparkle. Nicki, xx

LavenderCards said...

cute card.

gina g said...

Aww love this the little mouse is so sweet and the colour is great, i love christmas too Jules, hope your mum enjoyed her birthday and i hope the cleaning wasn't to bad lol. luv gina xx

Pauline C said...

beautiful Jules - I love both this PB image and sentiment and find they work really hard for me too lol! They go so well together and lvoe your colorus and details - fab! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Fab card! That is such a cute image... and a very sweet sentiment!

Chris xx

Annette said...

Beautiful card, love the colours, love the thought behind having a heart on every card, love your other cards too, take careX:)

Jacee said...

Such a gorgeous Xmas card Jules, that mouse is so cute, and it's agreat LO, love it all!

debby4000 said...

Oh he is adorable and what a wonderful card you've made with him.

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Jules. x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

this is a gorgeous card hun just adore that image

Emma xxx

Tammi said...

Oh I love Christmas too!! And I gasped when I saw your beautiful card, wow! A sweet image, and lovin' all the silver! Awesome heart! ~Hugs

theneon said...

So very very adorable -- may this little mousie make many of your good friends delighted with this beautiful card.