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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, 19 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Oh dear .. .. it wasn't until it started to go dark I realised how late it was getting.  Sorry about that folks!!

But never mind I am here now.

Well the tree that was next door is now just one big fat tree trunk sticking about 4' out of the ground.  I wonder what they are going to do with that?  I dread to think how far the roots have spread underground. 

You may remember I fell in love with a little bear over at The Stamp Fairy .. .. well I just had to have another few images because they are just so very, very cute!!  Better still the images are still on a 50% off sale (including new ones that have just been released).  I had perhaps best not look at those .. .. or should I ?   Mmmmm...  I will only be sorry later won't I if I don't?

Anyway, whilst over looking at the cute little characters I notice there was a Stamp Fairy Challenge .. .. so I decided to have a play along with this today.

The theme is "For the Girls - with a sentiment"

Here is my creation

This used:

Image:  The Stamp Fairy "Lenny - Flowers"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Large Square
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Rik-Rak from the Stash Box

What a cute little chappie he is.  He could bring me a flower any day!!

OK - far too late with everything for my own good tonight.  You can tell my lovely Hubby is out at a meeting can't you?

I hope you have all had a lovely day and I will catch you again tomorrow.  Hopefully a bit earlier.

By the way .. ..  is anyone else having problems with spacing on their blog? Whenever I go into HTML mode and then back to compose mode I get extra spacing everywhere. It has been happening for about a week now and is a bit of a pain.



Vicky said...

Oh Jules he is a sweetie the sparkly flower and your fabulous layout too..

Yep loads of peeps have been having issues with spacing...hopefully Mr Blogger will play nice soon!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, gosh that heart was a stinker, hiding away but by gum I found him in the end!
Cute bear, lovely card:0)
It may be that your text is trying to justify itself when you switch modes, okay that's guess, just saying! Have a great evening:0) xxx

Doreen said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules,I love the glitter on the flower.Quite a sneaky heart today I did have to look twice.

I haven't had any trouble with mr blogger

Dora said...

Aaah this is so cute Jules love the soft colours.. yes there are some really cute new Wedding stamps at the moment ;) hugs xxx

jules said...

wow gorgeous and the image is so cute love your colouring!

angelwhispers said...

Hi Jules! This little teddy is just so cute and just love the colours and the added glitter!! Chanelle xxx

Cynthia said...

Ohhh, this card brought a smile to my face!! I love the bear's expression and the sparkly flower. SO cute!!

Hello From Texas said...

He is adorable Jules. I love how simply he is colored and I super love the sparkles in the flower. I found the heart, but it wasn't easy. I think my monitor distorts colors and might be set too bright; I'll have to have my son fix it.

I haven't noticed any spacing issues. But then I'm Blog User illiterate so it could be going all wonky and I'd never know. LOL

Hugs and enjoy your evening.

pinky said...

He is a cutie, just love your card Jules. Having been having all sorts of problems with blogger, each week its different!!

Sally H said...

Hi Jules
This bear is so cute! It's a gorgeous card. I am resisting the temptation to go on their website, as I know I will spend too much if I do!

Jacee said...

What a sweet little chap he is Jules, love the card, great papers, did struggle a bit to find the heart, spotted it though!
Hugs Jacee

Mags said...

Awwwww! Such an adorable little chappie! Ace colours, and I love the rikrak, that brighter blue makes it all zingg!!

luv, Mags x

Mags said...

PS Hah! I've just spotted the heart! Very subtle, Jules! Nice one!!

luv, Mags x

Clare said...

Well i can see just why you love this little cutie, isn't he gorgeous!!!. Lovely card hun. Hugs Clare xxx

Anonymous said...

Love those stamp fairy images, the bears are SO cute! Love what you did here!

Yes I get spacing problems when I copy/paste something, even just a link or quote. Frustrating for sure!

Gerda said...

hi jules

yikes!!! this card is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!! i love the coloring and the bling bling!! veeeery cute!

thanks for playing with us at stampfairy challenge this week.

hugs, gerda

Grenouille Greetings said...

Adorably cute! Super papers and lovely sparkle too! Hugs, Lesley

coops said...

aw this is super adorable jules.i love the gorgeous papers and delicate colours and the image is so cute :D

xx coops xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Totally adorable card.

YES . . . I have been having SO much trouble with spacing of para's on Blogger that I've switched to the newer editor . . . only time will tell if it behaves!

Hugs, Sandra

Nikbee said...

This is a fantastic card, Jules. I love stamp fairy images and this one is so cute.

Nikki x

Nicola said...

Jules this card is so sweet. Would be perfect for any occassion. Nicola xx

Netty said...

Love the image and the glitter is fab. He's adorable and so cute. Fab card. Annette xx (Stamp Fairy DT)

coldwaters2 said...

Love this so much Jules that image is great so is your colours and design I love it thank you for joining us at Stamp fairy this week.
Lorraine x

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Lenny is adorable! I love this image but for some reason don't have it LOL! Love the added sparkle too. Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

Deanne :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, Lenny is colored up beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week!

Sharon Basel said...

Jules this is a fabulous card! I love how you colored and glittered the image. Your papers are so pretty and I love the layout of your card too. Thanks so much for joining us in the StampFairy challenge. I do hope you'll return again.
Sharon :)