My photo
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.


Thursday, 24 June 2010


Hi Everyone

A very productive day in the house of hearts craft pod today .. .. but I still don't want to give in!! Might not get a choice soon though as hubby will be back soon.

Today hasn't been quite so sunny here but can you believe the radio has been talking about hosepipe bans!! How many days of sunshine have we had?!?!?

Mind you the weekend is meant to be blisteringly hot .. .. especially Sunday where 30 degrees is being mentioned. All the supermarkets are expecting to sell out of anything BBQ related as it is going to be so nice .. and of course England will be playing again. I am so pleased this match has fallen on a weekend so that more people will be able to watch.

Anyway round to one of my creations for today

This used:

Image: Digital image from Bugaboo (I cannot see it on their website at the moment and have a feeling it was a freebie a while back but there are other cowboy images)
Sentiment: Came with the image
Backing Paper: DCWV "All About Boys" Stack
Josy Rose: Nail Head Stars
Crystal Stickles

I bought the paper stack from my local Dunelm Mill. It is opposite where my youngest son lives and I popped in whilst waiting for him to return from town .. .. meeting place .. .. the craft section. Great offers there at the moment - all DCWV paper stacks were half price!!! So if you have a Dunelm near you it might be worth paying them a little visit!! I asked if they were closing the craft section and they said not .. .. they must be making way for more goodies.

Now back to the digital image - I did abuse the image a little because the poor little chap didn't have a nose or mouth. You can't have a cowboy in training without a mouth now can you? How would you know if he was happy or not???!!!

So this is me for today.

Have a lovely evening, whatever you are doing, and I will see you tomorrow sometime.

Thanks for visiting.

Love Jules xx


Crafty Chris said...

Hi Jules
beautiful card he is such a cutie, any little or big boy would love this card, broke my computer just got it back today, was havin withdrawal symptoms.
Christine x

lisa said...

I'm glad you've had a productive day, Jules. It's very satisfying when you've got done what you wanted isn't it.
I love your Cowboy in training and he definitely looks very happy to have a big smiley mouth, somewhere to put all those baked beans!!
It's been a bit cloudier here today with a lovely breeze, but still very warm. Luckily I think we are OK for water, Yorkshire has allsorts of underground tanks apparantely!!
Hope tomorrow goes as well for you.
Hugs Lisax

Kerry said...

I didn't know Dunelm Mill did a craft section, I will have to have a look because this looks a great stack. The image is so cute - lucky you if it was a freebie. Love Kerry xx

Fleur said...

Hi Jules a lovely card, great image
Hugz Fleur xXx

Sally H said...

Very, very cute!

chris said...

Hi Jules
such a cutie, its brilliant and that paper is fab.
thanks for the tip on dunelm will go and take a peep.
hugs chris xx

Juls said...

this is fabulous!!! such a fun card, I really love it! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

so great, love that card-- awesome papers! and great digi!

Netty said...

Superb fun card, great. Annette x

craftimamma said...

Isn't it odd, I'd never heard of Dunelm before this week and you're the third person to mention it, Lol!

Cute image Jules and I'm so glad you gave him a mouth. Now he can shout 'Yeehaa!' as he throws his lasso.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

If he doesn't just make you want to break into a full grin, then there is something wrong!Cute as a button ! (never did understand that saying!) ;) Tracy

coops said...

fantastic card jules, cool image and your papers are fab.i got some bargain stacks form dunhelm, fab aren`t they.very overcast in my part of staffs today, my day off too :)
have a great day and thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog.luv coops.xx

shellshearer said...

Sorry not been around for a few days, not been to good, so had a few days off crafting & the lappy....
Love your card hun & yes the Cowboy was a freebie cus I snagged him too lol....
Might have to get Nige to run me to the local Dunelm now lol
hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow love that image hes so cute, and your card is fabulous. I dont think our Dunelm does craft stuff in Gloucester will have to investigate next time Im there. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,the image is stunning,he looks so much better with a nose and mouth.Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving lovely

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, love the sweet image., perfect for a male card, love the papers that you have used to a perfact match, big hugs Pops x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Lol oh this is just pure fun Jules what an adorable image I love it.
Lorraine x