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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.


Friday, 11 June 2010


Hi Everyone

A share of a baby card I have made today .. .. one of my favourite types of card to make (I have probably told you that before LOL!!!).

Whenever I make new baby cards I can always smell the delicate whiff of baby powder .. .. love that smell!!!

This little project used:

Image: Penny Black "1453C" Bear Blank 4
Image: Magenta "61700" Small Flower
Letters: Hero Arts "LL245" AL: Sunshine Upper Case
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Go Kreate Die "120005" Concentrics Scalloped Squares
Nestabilities Classic Squares Large
Cord from the stash box

I thought I was going to have an extra little piece of wildlife on the photograph today. This little bird was sitting on the ledge of my bay window peeping in at what I was doing.

With feathers all fluffy it sat there chirping away for ages. I think it was not long from the nest which is in a conifer hedge between ourselves and next door. We have seen the Mummy bird taking yukky goodies into the hedge for a while now.

The ledge sitter was calling for Mum who was hopping around on the ground and jumping up on my car to be nearer. She was chirping back in response.

I tried to get a photograph but it isn't that good as I had to take it through the glass (and my windows could probably do with a clean LOL!!!).

Not long after the baby bird flew in rather a clumsy fashion to a little fence not far away .. .. .. what a feeling that must be .. .. .. flying for the first time.

I used to be able to fly in my dreams .. .. but haven't done that for ages now!! I wonder what that means?!?!?

Catch you all again tomorrow folks. The weather forecast for the weekend sounds good so let's hope we are in for a treat. Hubby can then paint the fence panels .. .. and I can hopefully keep well out of his way LOL!!!

Thank you for calling by my little part of blogland.

Love Jules xx


Annmaree said...

that card is awesome, I love the bear with letters, and love how you made it for both genders!

HOW cute is the baby bird, definitely spring in your neck of the woods, wish it was here, its freezing!!!

Lynne K said...

Lovely card, Jules. Really pretty and fresh. Cute little baby bird too!

Juls said...

too too cute!!!! Love the gingham and the scallop detail! Hugs Juls

shellshearer said...

Gorgeous card, so love those little bear stamps really cute
We have a baby blackbird hopping around our garden quite regular over the last few days...really cute love watching long as they can't get to me...I hate birds!!!! we not hate...just don't like them near me

hugs shell xx

Netty said...

Hi Jules, Smashing baby card and baby bird......shame you don't fly anymore....have you had your wings clipped or is it more Enjoy the weekend. Annette x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules loving this CAS card beautiful little teddy images love the colour as well. Oh my how wonderful to have taken a photo of that little bird they are so cute

Lorraine x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love your super cute baby card, the birdie is so sweet but I have a real fear of birds, don't no why ,so I would be fleeing from the craftroom. janex

Pops x said...

This is stunning, i love the image and the colours that you have chosen, big hugs pops x

aww at the bird, and my camera is my mobile phone honey, i have a old sony ericsson w810i hope that helps x

Beryl said...

I used to fly in my dreams too but haven't for ages. Must be because I need setting free again. We've also had extra wildlife to enjoy this past couple of days. Yesterday a baby woodpecker flew into the kitchen window but it recovered after I put it up on a hedge. He's still around today with his 2 other siblings as are a family of blue tits - all feeding right outside the kitchen window.
Love this baby card - I think gingham always does the job and this is such a pretty shade of yellow.
Beryl xx

Debs said...

Such a cute card Jules - love the layout.
Hope you're keeping well.
Take care
Debs xx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Cute card. Love how the 4 seperate bears hold the letters to spell BABY.

Love Kerry xxx

Lynn said...

Lovely card ... I think gingham always works well on baby cards and yellow is one of my favourites. Thanks for your visit to my blog and the nice comments you left. The image you liked is available as part of a Papermania clear stamp set called 'Party Animal', it's one of three sets in the 'It's a Man's World' range.

Lynn x

Tracy said...

We have had a lot of baby birds in our garden, so cute aren't they. Love the baby card, babies and gingham just seem to go together.
Have a great weekend Jules and I hope the weather's nice for your hubby to paint the fence and then you can craft.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a cutie! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Jacee said...

Aah this is so sweet Jules, lovely card, sweet little feathery friend you have there too.