My photo
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.


Wednesday, 29 June 2011


Hi Everyone

Here I am a little late for a Wednesday as The Apprentice is just about to start .. .. eeekkk!!!

Just heard they need to create biscuits with a difference.  Well that is simple .. .. heart shaped and full of huge chocolate chips .. .. simples!!!!  Big biscuits for the grown ups and little ones for the kiddlies!!!  Come fetch me Lord Sugar!!!!

Tonight I have made a card for entering into two challenges.

The Stamp Fairy Challenge where the challenge needs you to use a teddy bear image, three flowers, two ribbons and a sentiment.

and .....

drum roll please ..... ...

Fetch a Sketch is a brand new sketch challenge that has started this week and is being run by my fellow Funky Hand teamies .. Jenny and Ruth.

So here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  Stamp Fairy
Backing Papers:  My Minds Eye "Summer Papers" (free with a magazine last year)
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities (need to find the name of this)
Fiskars Punch:  Corner Rounder
X-Cut Punch:  Small Flower
Ribbon from the Stash Box

Here is the sketch if you fancy playing along

OK .. .. off to link up and then settle into my favourite programme!

Catch you again soon. 



Vicky said...

Fabulous Jules..! super cute and great sketch too...enjoy your TV sweetie..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

Oooh just heavenly,I do love that

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Great card a real cutie, love his little, limp flower, LOL Hugs Gay xxx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, hoping to have a go at the new challenge myself x

Donna Mosley said...

A very cute card and a very lovely sketch. Love the adorable image and pretty details. MMM! your biscuits sound yummy. Put me down for a dozen. :o)

Donna x

Loopylou. said...

awwwww jules thats so cute!! hugs Lou xxx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, aww, what a cute little teddy. You've done well with the sketch to fit all the requirements in & a heart too. lol. I've got those free papers as well, really pretty aren't they.
Sally x

Cynthia said...

Cute. Cute. Cute. I love the little bear and the little heart. The layers are lovely and that ribbon is adorable!

Anonymous said...

LOL @ SIMPLES!!! Ever since you told me about that ad and I youtubed them I am always saying "Son of a mongoose!" and "simples!"

Love the stamp fairy bear, they are so sweet! I love the papers here, great colours!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Love this (as usual) . . . you really do make wonderful cards Jules.

Gonna check out the challenge and see if I can rise to it too!

Hugs, Sandra

Kylie said...

Awwwww I so love Lenny!! I love the colour combo you've used on this one :o)

Gerda said...

Adorable Card, I love the rosy cheeks!!! Cute card, you have done a great job hon.

Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge.

Hugs, Gerda

Claire said...

Beautiful card Jules, sounds like you are a choc chip bikkie lover, same here, send me in a lorry load.
Claire xxx

Chris (catt871) said...

Awwww, this is so cute! I love the sketch and his rosey cheeks are adorable!! THANKS For joining us at The Stamp Fairy challenge this week!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.fab pretty colours and papers and the little bear is so sweet.i love your fab design too ;D

xx coops xx

Lisa said...

wonderful job, thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy this week

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful!! I love his rosy cheeks and the stitching is perfect!! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy.

Deanne :)

Anice said...

As always Jules a fab card. The bear image is just adorable.
Anice xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww so cute! Love the image and pretty papers. Great layout too :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous Jules!xxx

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is gorgeous Jules, adore the sweet lil' bear and love those papers too :)

Tip Top said...

How lovely! And such a cute expression too! Thank you so much for joining in - we both really appreciate it! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

Anonymous said...

Jules this is another stunning stamp Fairy card love your papers ad the Faux stitching too! Thanks for playing along with us on the Stamp Fairy Challenge this time, hugs Samantha

Louise said...

Ah this is sweet and such a cute teddy. Great sketch too.

Annette said...

what a lovely card, I just love this image, and I have it myself, He's a cutie. Lovely card. Annette xx Stampfairy DT

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Jules :)
Thank you so much for sharing it with StampFairy this week.

Anonymous said...

So cute, love the image and great sketch! Hope Mr Sugar likes your cakes lol!
Helen x

Stella said...

Hi Jules!
For once I'll keep it very short....I want that bear....such a sweetie and so adorable.
And I love love love your card!

Love and hugs,

martina's kaartjes said...

what a cute card ! lovely colors and coloring ! thanks for participating on the Stampfairy Challenge,
greetings, martina

Jenny said...

Hi Jules! What a great take on our sketch! You've coloured your image beautifully & I love the scalloped shape & your little flower embellies! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch! x

Carissa said...

So sweet, a great take on the sketch too. Thanks for playing at StampFairy. Carissa :)

Larissa said...

A very sweet card. Love how you coloured the image. Thanks for joiing us at stampfairy this week.