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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, 16 August 2010


Hi Everyone

A busy time here in the House of Hearts .. .. .. and the day has just whizzed by.

Quite a few makes under my belt today and this is the one I have chosen to share

along with a close up view of the image

This used

Image: Stampabilities "HMPR1003" Close Knit Family
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Diamond Stickles
Wool, button and brad from the stash box

I got this image a few weeks ago from our local craft shop in a sale. There is however a bit of a strange part on the stamp and I think I need to get my scalpel out to it. Around the tail of the mouse on the extreme right is a little bit of extra rubber which looks like it should be there when you look at the stamp .. .. but now printed looks very strange!!! Will have to do something about that!! I didn't notice until I was three quarters of the way through the colouring.

Just a quick post today because I have had a telephone conversation from a customer who has been looking through my blog to try and find an image/card they would like me to use on a special card they have ordered.

It was suggested by the customer that I "forget the cards" and instead go in the direction of "professional speech writing" !!! Apparently I "don't half ramble on"!!! And of course the customer is always right.

Think I might stick to the cards though !!

Have a good evening.

Love Jules xx

P.S. My Tattered Florals Die hasn't arrived yet :-( .. .. .. perhaps the postlady will be my best friend tomorrow!!! :-)


Pops x said...

Love the image its really sweet...

The papers are gorgeous though and compliment the image so well big hugs love pops x x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Jules,a gorgeous image.As for the stamp you got a bit more for your

Mags said...

Aww, that's such a sweet image, and I like the pun in the title!

Fingers crossed that your Tattered Florals Die arrives tomorrow!!

luv, Mags x

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, what a great card ... I haven't seen this image before. Lovely touch using wool around the card and to make your flower.

Lynn x

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Jules, I love House Mouse they are so much fun and I'm loving how you've used this stamp, great colours. I can see what you mean about the extras, I think you may be right, a sharp scalpel will sort that:D xxx

Juls said...

how gorgeous is this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! firstly Love your colouring, and the wool you have added to the card is the perfect finishing touch! utterly gorgeous- LOVE IT!! Hugs Juls

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! I thought that was real wool on the picture for a minute! Excellent colouring. You make beautiful cards, are very eloquent and, I think a paragon of tact and diplomacy by the sound of it! I'm not sure I would've been so good! Hope your dies arrive tomorrow x

Pinkllilac said...

First of all Jules I love your ramblings :-)your so funny sometimes lol. As for you card it's beautiful even with that bit on the tail, I would never have noticed unless you had mentioned it, love the colours.
Hugs Linda

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this sooo adorable Jules and wonderfully coloured too. Love the dotty paper and pretty fluffy flower too!
Take care.

Loopylou!! said...

jules that is cute cute cute!! love the real wool and as for the waffle, i love that too!!!! hugs lou xx

Fleur said...

Hi Jules, fab card, the colouring is beautiful, & I adore the image, wouldn't have noticed the fault if you hadn't pointed it out.
Hugz fleur xXx

craftimamma said...

Aw Jules, what a fab image inspite of the 'iffy' bit. I absolutely adore little mice so this pushes all the right buttons for me as these are sooooo cute! It is an excellent image though because those balls of wool look 3D and poor Mum, doesn't she look harassed? Thanks for choosing this one to post.

Lesley Xx

coldwaters2 said...

Lol oh Jules that image just made me smile so much I always love looking at the House Mouse images they are such fun. I so love the colouring you have done and that flower is gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card Jules. I love the cute image.

Nikki x

louise said...

Aww this is so sweet love all the nice and you have coloured it beautifully.
Louise xx
P.s love the flower

Anonymous said...

thats an awesome ribbon!

i didnt notice the tiny flaw til you mentioned it, perhaps it is a bit of yarn stuck to his tail.

I love it anyway, great fun!

coops said...

aw this is fantastic jules.a super cute image and i love your colouring,the wool looks so real.would not of noticed the mouses tail until you pointed it out.
have got everything crossed that your tattered florals arrive today :D

xx coops xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Stick with the cards Jules! They're always lovely. And some of them are the featured cards on the Pink P blog today.
And thank you.

Tracy said...

I adore house mouse and your creation is superb Jules, I love it!
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

I'll tell ya this first before I forget lol...I love reading your ramblings on hun, you always make me smile..even when I am having a bad day, as I am today keep crying can't take my morphine cus feeling sick arghhh!!! its bad day today ...but you always make me smile & I loves you for that hun
thank you...
Gorgeous card hun I love that image soooooo sweet fab LO
hugs shell xx

Delphine said...

Beautiful, Jules! Lovely image and I love the wool you have used on your card and for your flower! Brilliant! Hugs Delphine xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules Bl...dy cheek, and I thought I was the one to talk for England, you dont ramble my love we enjoy your chat.
I love your card those mice always make me laugh and I think your right about that little bit of extra rubber around that tail it does look a bit strange. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx