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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.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Hi there

What another wonderful day .. .. beautiful sunshine and enough breeze to blow my washing about .. .. perfect (doesn't take much to please me does it?!?!).  Still a bit on the cold side though. 

I toddled off to the post box thinking it would be a nice little stroll in the sunshine .. .. only to rush there and back because it was so cold!!!  I ended up needing to put my thick cardigan on when I got home to warm up again LOL!!!

This is my favourite make of the day

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "40-040" Purr-fect Message
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop

Woodware Punch:  Daisy
Leone Em Pty Punch: Ash Branch
Diamond Stickles

Brad from the Stash Box

I do make other cards during the day that do not involve Penny Black stamps .. .. it is just that the Penny Black cards always seem to end up being my favourites.  Must try hard to show you something else tomorrow LOL!!!

Then the very good news of the day is that finally my laptop is happy again.   Yay!!!

There are still a few things hubby needs to put on but hopefully now it is a happy machine and this time it will be good for longer than two weeks!!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone and thank you for calling by. 



mustavcoffee said...

This is smashing Jules love it to pieces, with stamps like these I can see why PB is so popular, Love your colour choice too:0) xxx

Vicky said...

Another adorable card Jules ~ and keep the penny blacks rolling hun, I just love them sweetie :o)

and yes it was gorgeous today, but a tad chilly still, but hopefully things will start getting warmer soon woohoo....

glad the lappy is better! have a fab evening hugs Vicky xx

Donna said...

Another gorgeous card and thank you for the link for the stamps - much appreciated x

Dawn said...

Aww so cute Jules, I don't have any Penny Blacks, but they are gorgeous stamps, so I can see why they keep popping up on your cards. x

dutchess said...

Wow this is just lovely....the backing papers look so great with you lovely image we need cards to make us smile and this one made me grin!!!! lovely hugs Margaret

Nicola said...

A cute card and I know what you mean about the weather. We need some heat to go with that sunshine. Hugs Nicola xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the image, your designs are always purr-fect. Have a lovely

Donna Mosley said...

Hey Jules. Great news about the lappy. Love this gorgeous creation, fab colouring especially the stripes on the kitty and the sentiment strip looks great. Is'nt it great to get the washing out and have it blowing in the wind. Only thing is, it still needs ironing (dirty word in our house).

Donna x

Anonymous said...

I love the Penny Blacks too, so I don't mind at all, your do them so well too!!!

Having mojo issues myself, trying to get something out, and I'm just making a mess of my room lol!

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this soooo lovely Jules, a purrfectly coloured gorgeous image, pretty pink papers and a love the flower n leaves too :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Great news about your Laptap Jules.

Just gotta say that THIS card is just as much of a stunner as the Bee one below. Your colouring technique is BRILLIANT . . . I am quite envious.
Hugs, Sandra

Helen said...

Awww...this is adorable Jules...such pretty colours too! And there's nothing wrong with lots of PBs! ;0)
Just wanted to say thank you for your lovely comment on my patchwork card - feel free to take inspiration from's such a fab way to use up all those little scraps that you couldn't bear to throw away!
Helen x

Tracy said...

I really love this gorgeous creation, the image is fabulous. Glad your laptop is sorted, fingers crossed it doesn't play up again.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I think we had the same idea today I also did some washing and put it out on the line when I saw the wind blowing even though it was flippin cold. I so love your card those papers caught my eye they are beautiful and I just adore the image
Lorraine x

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Jules - lovely papers.
Pleased your lappy happy!!

coops said...

stunning card the colours and fab flower and such a sweet image.
still blowing a gale here in staffs.the sunshine is fooling us :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules thats such a sweet image and so beautifully coloured and the card design, is stunning. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Di said...

Another lovely card Jules. Cute but grown up. love the colours. A bit warmer today thank goodness. xx

Anonymous said...

Hiya Jules! I'm not a big cat lover but I sure love this little fella! Awesome dp and coloured to purrrrefection! :) Tracy

lisa said...

The sunshine lulls us into a false sense of security doesn't it. I went rushing out into the garden thinking it looked gorgeous, only to come rushing back inside again. That wind is sooooo chilly!!
Your card is as beautifual as always, Jules and I'm happy you have a happy lappy again.
Hugs Lisax

Craftycat said...

You've been practicing your colouring :)
I think I need more punches - your flowers always look amazing too :)

Pops x said...

Stunning work sweetie, big hugs Pops x x x

Jacee said...

Ahhh what a lovely kitty, a lovely card Jules, really like the flower, looks really pretty.
Hugs Jacee

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Another lovely creation! I agree with you on the weather front looks gorgeous and sunny but very cold!

Thanks for the recommendation of the photobox thingy! I've not found a permanent home for it yet and have to keep getting it out on to the dining room table to take photos and then packing it away again! so must set it up somewhere - otherwise I will be lazy and not get it out! Seriously though I've only used it a couple of times but can definitely see an improvement so thanks again!


Julie said...

Fabulous card Jules!! Gorgeous colouring! Juliex

susiestacey said...

So Sweet x Susan x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love this pink and red ensemble and as for you last post with the bee-cat - it's just adorable! Hugs, Lesley

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! And do like the diamond stickles....! Must get some!