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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, 2 July 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all ok and looking forward to another weekend.

Mine is going to be extra special as I have my little crafting friend Helen coming to stay over and we will be having a special time together doing all things crafty. So nice to spend time with someone who loves playing with bits of paper, stamps and ink as much as I do.

Last time Helen came to stay she very kindly organised all of my ribbon drawer for me - I have really tried hard to keep it neat but might have to give it a quick inspection before she arrives. LOL!!!

Anyway the postman came with a little package for me today from 1-2-3 Stitch. It contained two new stamps which were paid for with the $20 I won from Penny Black Saturday the other week. I had to put a little towards my purchase but was well pleased with myself that I stopped at just two stamps. (See I can be strong willed).

This is the first one .. .. which I just couldn't wait to ink up (I will share the other one another time). This one reminds me of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" reading book.

This used:

Image: Penny Black "3964H" My Little Cupcake
Sentiment: Hobby Art Clear "CS016D" General Greetings
Dotty Backing Paper: Funky Fairy
Other Papers: My Mind's Eye
Diamond Stickles

I love this little stamp and have been toying with the idea of putting diamond glaze over the caterpillar's eyes .. .. not sure .. .. don't want to spoil it at the last minute!! LOL!!

I have found quite a few old backing papers on my laptop whilst having my "sort out". Some that I haven't looked at for ages. It seems quite a treat to "re-find" them. This dotty one from Funky Fairy is great. Sadly Funky Fairy is no more .. .. but I do have a collection of beautiful papers from there to work with.

Have a great weekend everyone. I'll catch you again soon.

Love Jules xx


Andria said...

Ooooh I've never seen that image before today and now i want one too lol. Beautiful fun colourful card, really cheery.

craftimamma said...

Aw, he's just so cute Jules! I like his eyes just as they are but perhaps you could glaze them next time you use him and then see which you like.

Have a lovely weekend with Helen!

Lesley Xx

Crafty Chris said...

This is gorgeous Jules love the image he is so cute and lovely papers.
Christine x
Have a great weekend

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,I love the image and your backing papers match so

shellshearer said...

Awww he is just gorgeous, soooooooooo cute
fab card hun love your DP all yummy
hugs shell xx

Pumpy said...

Great, great, great.

Maureen said...

Fabulous image Jules and a fabulous card too!! Hope you have a great time "crafting" with your housework hands down doesn't it....LOL!! x

Lisa Summerhays said...

How fun to have a crafting friend coming! The postman was good to you. Love your card. Looks so yummy!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, yes you are right it does look like the hungry caterpiller doesnt it? Fabulous card though, enjoy your weekend. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Netty said...

Have a terrific time with your friend. Can understand why you had to ink up this image its fab, such fun, love it. Annette x

lisa said...

He certainly does look like the Hungry Caterpillar. Maybe we should suggest a re-write with cupcakes, what do you think?
Those BP are lovely. I forget to look at my Digi papers, I get too carried away with my box of real stuff. I need to take a leaf out of your book.
Have a great weekend with your friend. My Hubby has just made me a gadget for storing my ribbons, I have forgiven the hours he spends closetted in his shed!!! I'll post it over the weekend so that you can have a nosey. It revolves!!!!
Hugs Lisax

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Jules
love your fun card , great stamp , congrats on your win, and super spotty paper.
have a good time crafting with your friend.

Kathy said...

What a fun card - loving those spots and dots

Sally H said...

So cute! What a great caterpillar! No wonder you chose him. I am guessing you realise how much you have influenced my recent purchases! The seaside theme is really drawing me at the moment - only 3 weeks to the holidays!

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card, such a sweet image, well done on your win :) Love the colours and papers too.

chris said...

Hi Jules
I can see why you couldnt wait to ink this little beauty up, its gorgeous, as is your card.
I'm sure helen will love that stamp too.
have a great weekend.
lots of love and hugs chris xx

Lynne K said...

What a wonderfully jolly card! The background paper works so well with the fabulous caterpillar. He must be the Very Hungry Caterpillar's cousin!

Anonymous said...

that is such a cute image!!! I love what you did,!!

Nikbee said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love the image, so cute.

Nikki x

coops said...

great card jules.,areally fab fun image and your colours and papers are gorgeous.have a great crafty weekend.luv coops.xx

Helen said...

Hi Jules
This card is great I love it with the bright colours. They all go perfectly together. See you soon
Helen x