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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.


Saturday, 28 May 2011


Hi Everyone

How was your Saturday?  Good I hope?

Mine started off very lazy .. .. .. I didn't wake up until 9.30am which is one heck of a "lie-in" when you are normally awake at 6.00am!!!!

Today I have made a card which will fit nicely into the Teddy Bo Challenge.  The theme is that your creations has to be "Teddy Bo only"  .. ..   so no other images .. .. it is Teddy Bo in the limelight and how gorgeous is he!!

Yesterday I treated myself to a few Teddy Bo and Teddy Bea images ready for some lovely colouring sessions over the weekend. 

So here is my first Teddy Bo creation. 

This used:

Image:  Teddy Bo "Gone Fishing"
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Ransome Note"
Gloss Accents (on my fish but you may not be able to see it in the photograph)
Cord and charm from the stash box

So today we have had lots of rain.  We thought there would be little chance of gardening so instead went off to a local DIY store that is closing down .. .. .. just in case we could bag a few bargains. 

We managed a few good buys (all garden related) but I had to laugh at my lovely hubby.  He sauntered really slowly all around the store taking everything in as if he was the world's best DIY expert (I wish) .. .. .. but as we arrived at the wallpaper .. .. well I have never seen him move so fast in all my life.  He was obviously worried I might see some paper I fancied LOL!!! 

Off to link up now and then hopefully have a nice blog hop.



Padster said...

Fantastic - love the fly fishing backing paper - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo
Debbie xx

Doreen said...

Ooh this is such a gorgeous card Jules,
I love the image your colouring is

pinky said...

Cute or what Jules, this is just a gorgeous card. Its sad to hear of another shop closing isn't it, a bad sign but nice to get some bargains. Hope your hubbys wallpaper phobia gets better soon lol.

Mags said...

I am trying to resist these gorgeous images, but it's haaaard, especially seeing fab work like your card! I love the fish charm! Have a good weekend!

luv, Mags x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
I got up late today too!Always feel bad when I lie in because i think of all the things i could have done lol
Fab card,great image and perfect matching paper :)
LOL at your hubby,my boyfriends the same lol
Enjoy your colouring sesh :) xx

Vicky said...

LOL....Men!..they are sooo funny sometimes..and I bet you did see some loverly papers hehehe...

another fabulous creation sweetie....and I just love the papers you have used too...

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card, Jules. I love the image - fab for male cards.
Nikki x

Rosietoes said...

Jules this is a smashing card. Love the lo and the bright,fresh colours.

Thank you for joining with us at Teddybo this week.

Edna x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, this is fabulous! The fly paper is just perfect!!! I'm in love with these Teddy Bo images but I'm so rubbish at colouring teddies that I've resisted buying any so far! We're also visiting one of the closing DIY stores tomorrow (feel so sorry for the staff)to get some paint and bits to start giving the house a mini makeover. xx

CraftyC said...

Guess what, I got up at 9.30am to, a few hrs later than usual myself. Must be the weather. Love your card and a fabulous image. enjoy your weekend

Debs M said...

great papers, gorgeous card x

Jennifer said...

Hi Jules. Good idea to check out the bargains at the DIY store. We really need to do some decorating. Fab card, I love the image... you have coloured it so beautifully! xx Jenny xx

Anonymous said...

LOL! @ Your hubby! I would have spied the wallpapers too tho.

Now I simply LOVE this card, this image if fab with the fishing teddy bear, perfect for Fathers Day, its so awesmoe, love the colouring and papers, great lure paper!

lisa said...

You certainly did have a lie in, Jules. It's nice once in a while isn't it. The rain woke us at the crack of dawn and we toyed with the idea of having an early start for all of about 30 seconds!!!!
We are visitng the closing down DIY store on Monday to see what is to be had. It's a bit sad really as it's been there for as long as I can remember. We have so many empty shops in town too. Hard times are beginning to make their mark.
Your card is gorgeous. He made me smile, he looks quite surprised with his fish!!!
Looks like it's going to be a very unsettled weekend, just typical when we have the week off. Oh well, it's nice just to be out of the normal routine.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Hugs Lisax

Sally said...

Hi Jules, fabby card & isn't Teddy Bo soooo cute! Good luck with the challenge. We had a little bit of rain today but I still managed to get in 2 hours of gardening.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Fab card Jules, love the image and great sentiment! My Hubby would of steered clear of the wallpaper too lol!
Helen x

coops said...

fantastic card the gorgeous image and fab papers and design.
lol at your hubby, did you manage to get some paperssamples as he rushed you past the wallpaper :D

xx coops xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Morning Jules . . . terrific Teddy Bo card, just perfect for the fisherman in your life!

Is it a Focus DIY that's closing down by you? Our one is being saved by Wickes apparently.

Happy Snippets Sunday . . .I'll be joining you later.

Hugs, Sandra

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules love the Teddy Bo card the image is gorgeous and beautifully coloured to. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

FairyD said...

Ooooh Jules...this is FAB...your papers and charms are wonderful and your colouring is superb!!! LOVE IT!!

Teddy Bo & Co x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous what a sweet creation, I love Teddy Bo he is adorable, be warned though they are very very addictive, have you seent he new one dressed up ahhh so sweet hugs pops x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Fab card! Love these papers and charm.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Teddy Bo!

Lisa x

Tracy said...

I love this male card Jules, really great design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Juls said...

adorable!!! Love the added charm! Hugs Juls

Dora said...

Awww what a cutie, love your stamp and nice layout.. he he so funny the wallpaper story :) Hugs xxx

jules said...

oh! fab and gorgeous!!!!