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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.


Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Hi Everyone

It feels ages since I last played along with the Penny Black Challenge .. .. .. so I decided it was time to make amends!!

This week the challenge is asking for a creation for "Someone Special".

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 3611J "x-large love"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Nestabilities: Classic Rectangle Small
Martha Stewart Punch: Embossed Zig Zag

The little red dots are the bits left over from using my single hole hand punch which I bought a few weeks ago from a local stationery store. I think it is really designed for using in an office but I have found it really useful and it only cost around £1.50.

A very cold start here in the Midlands this morning. I am going to have to start off for work early as my car is totally frozen!! In fact I am hoping I can open the car door .. .. .. because I can't open my wheelie bin lid .. .. .!!!!

Wouldn't it be awful if my front door was frozen shut too and I had to stay at home and play with my toys all day!!! LOL!!!
Take care everyone and stay safe.

Love Jules xx


Kath said...

simply gorgeous the paper and that adorable kitty all wrapped up for the chilly weather..have a safe journey to work....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxx

Sharon Keanly said...

Love your card Jules and the fact that you use all the left over bits of paper. Hope you managed to open the card door. Take care, hugs Sharon x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and I love the papers. It was also very cold here this morning and I had to leave the car running for 10 mins to defrost.

Lisa x

shellshearer said...

We live in Stoke on Trent, when my hubby went to work at 4am our car was frozen...he was thinking about biking it to work when it finally

hun your card is great, love the image so so cute....colours you have use are fab

hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Well Jules was the front door frozen, I wished mine had been I had to go to the dentist today, luckily nothing needed doing but it cost me £20. to be told so. I love your PB image hes gorgeous and reminds me so much of my hubby in a big jumper. Fantastic card. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous work Jules! I love that image! I struggled to defrost the car and got to work to find the heating had broken down this morning. 11 degrees in my classroom. we had to shut the school... I'm being drawn to my craft table!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG that cat in a Jumper is just adorable!!!!

craftimamma said...

Love the card Jules and the image. It's really cute and looks so warm and cuddly. My favourite bit though is how you've echoed the red stitching by edging everything with red. It looks great with the pale gray background paper.

Lesley Xx

chris said...

Hi jules how you doing?
funnily enough I too couldnt get my bin undone!
anyway no doubt you managed to get your door open hope you've had a good day at work.

Your card is fab,
love it, love it, love it.
Take care love chrisxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh how gorgeous is that fat cat Jules makes me smile loving the colours and design.

Lorraine x

Fabiola said...

trop mignonne les couleurs et le tampon sont super

Jacee said...

This is lovely Jules, what a super kitty!

Jacee said...

Fabulous card Jules, What a super little kitty!

Beryl said...

That image is fabulous - I love it. Lovely papers and layout.
Beeryl xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Fab card, such a cute image, I don't think I've got this stamp! Love the layout and papers too.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

This is fab I love the purple and red colour combo, I would never had thought of putting those colours together!

and hope its not just me but I cant seem to find the heart on this card hun its hidden so well ;

hugs Emma xxx

lisa said...

What a great card, Jules. He looks lovely and cosy in his big jumper. Those dots are great, you could make your own card candy with that punch!!
Hope you managed to get unfrozen!


Christine (Craftling) said...

Not seen that stamp before.. How perfect for you, eh? ;o) Love the card layout, too.

Chris xx

Steph said...

Gorgeous as ever, Jules. I love that image, he looks so cuddly!