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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.


Monday, 24 May 2010


Hi Everyone

A bit of a struggle getting a decent picture today. My world either has too much sunshine or not enough!! How can that be?

I did take a few shots in the garden but even they were not that brilliant.

So I am afraid it has to be the best of a bad lot today!! Sorry!!

My creation is for the Penny Black Challenge where they would like to see "lots of dots" .. .. so here is my dotty creation.

This used:

Image: Penny Black "2072J" For You!!
Backing Papers: Funky Hand Dreams Come True CD
Nestabilities: Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Circles, and Large Deckled Rectangles
Josy Rose Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Cord from the stash box

I have had a good day today and got lots of creations lined up on top of my bookcases - a week full of days and creations like today will do me nicely!!

I hope you have all had a good day. Not quite so hot .. .. and likely to be even cooler over the next few days .. .. but no rain!! So it is watering cans at the ready!!!

Bit more gardening work in order so I am off there now. Hubby is bringing me back some compost for my tomato plants so need to be getting ready.

Thank you for calling by and I will catch you again tomorrow.

Love Jules xx


kath said...

simply those cute hedgies and yes it seems to be cooling down a tad...which is a welcome relief...why do we complain about no sun and then when it arrives...we are all too hot...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

Maureen said...

Lovely card the image.

Helen said...

Hi Jules
I like your dotty card and all of your colours go well together.
Love From Helen

Sally H said...

It's very very cute! I must take a leaf out of your book and get my chalks out a bit more. I don't tend to use them much.

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Lovely card, adorable image, fab layout and love the dotty paper!

Cardarian said...

Lovely card, so cute image!

shellshearer said...

Such a cute, spotty card love the hedgies real sweet

weathers been ok here today but its gone blinki' cold the last hour or so..

hugs shell xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules, Love how the dots on the pressie match the background and as always those hedgies are so cute.

I for one am so glad it's cooled down. Hope you got your tomato plants sorted.

Lesley Xx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Glad you have had a productive day crafting!!

Love the image and the baby blue colours you have used.

Kerry x

mckinkle said...

Super card Jules, I love the colours youve chosen too!

Hasnt this blast of sun brought the tomato plants on! Its lovely to see them looking so healthy!

Keryn x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jules loving the colours and that image is super I love it.
Lorraine x

Enfys said...

Cute cute card Jules.
big hugs
En xx

Anonymous said...

perfect card, I just love penny black stamps, I so need some!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh so cute! I love how the DP and the present echo one-another.
Clare x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love your card jules, cute image, great layout and colours, so professional looking as always.

Tracy said...

Hi Jules,
Thank you for telling me your story about your sons hair cut, everyone has been so supportive to me.
I love your spotty Penny Black creation, cute hedgies.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

joey said...

Hiya Jules

a gorgeous card! love your layout.Thanks for joining us at penny black. Enjoy your gardening, I am so much happier it is calling down a bit :O)

Beryl said...

Lovely image on this fab card. I'd lovee to see those two trotting up the path with a pressie for me.
Watering on the agenda here too today - the pots and tubs were all wilting so had to get the can out.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card Jules.