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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.


Wednesday, 25 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Well that is Wednesday .. .. ..  nearly come and gone!!!  

Where does the time go?  Days lasted far longer when I went to school that's for sure.

Lots of crafty makes in the House of Hearts today but still I want there to me more .. .. .. will I ever be satisfied with the amount I make in a day?  I somehow doubt it!!  

Just a quick and easy make today .. .. and one that is going to get me in trouble because I should have made a Christmas card for Sandra's Rudolph Day .. .. but the demand for Valentine cards is far higher than Christmas cards at the moment.  I wonder why that is LOL!!!  (Sorry Sandra xx .. I will make amends).  If anyone is wanting to get ahead of the game with the Christmas makes then you need to pay Sandra a visit!!

But for me .. ..  I am still in Valentine mode .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1578K" Absolutely Silly about You!!
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circles
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles

Last time I used this stamp I covered the cat's tie with glossy accents .. .. but touched it too soon and it ended up with a dent and a finger print in it .. .. .. and no matter what I did to try and rectify my impatience I just couldn't make the card look decent .. .. so it ended up in the bin (after I stole a few embellishments off it and the back part of the card).  I hate it when something has to go in the bin.

This time I added the glossy accents and put my card well out of sight so that I wasn't tempted to "test it". In fact I haven't touched it at all.  It can stay lying down until tomorrow whilst I make something else!  LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.  Ours involves spag bol and garlic bread ... .. yummy!!!

Catch you again tomorrow



Debs M said...

another lovely card..i hate waiting for glossy accents and stickles to dry too!!

Anne said...

Hi Jules, love this card, I've never seen that image before. I think they've shortened the day from 24 hours to 12 - either that or I'm getting older!!! Enjoy your evening. Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Aww LOVE the background paper onthis make, adore the cat too.....brill card

Doreen said...

Love this Jules, love the image and your fab

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules with such an adorable image.


Dotty Jo said...

This is adorable Jules! Jo x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Evening Jules. . . just ADORE that PB cat. Lovely Valentine's Day make.

Thank you for plugging Rudolph Day (and my blog!). Gawd bless ya xxxx

Michaela said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. Loving the backing papers, the image and the way you coloured it. Do not even get me started on how much ends up in my bin.
Michaela xx

Whisper said...

Superb hun, love those papers - i don't have this stamp, but i do have the Cat in the boxers with the balloon though !!, Luv Sam x

Catherine said...

Great card, love the idea of the glossy accents!!! Its so tempting isnt it! I always touch stickles too soon!!! lol

Pinkllilac said...

Wow I just adore this card Jules the colours are beautiful together, love your design and super cute tie too.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

This is just so gorgeous Jules. You made me smile, but I do agree, the days were longer when I was at school too! Sue x

Anonymous said...

What a handsome little chap he is!! Gorgeous card Jules.

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww adorable card, fabulous colouring, luv the glossy tie, spose i best make the hubbie one! lol, sue,x

Denise and Louise said...

I LOVE this card. That image is super cute and the backing paper is gorgeous.
Denise xx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

love your card Jules, isnt it annoying when you mess up a card and it goes in the bin, I do the same and try to salvage what i can, love your bunny card too K x

Carol said...

I'm not a cat person but that's one cute card Jules! Carol x

Vicky said...

I love it Jules...great image, layout and loving the glossy accents too :o)

hope you are well hun..big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Heh Jules, lovely card as usual. He is a sweet character, l do like the Penny Black stamps (but don't own any, yet!!). l do have, however, a Martha Stewart edging punch-l gave in and went to Handy Hippo's!

Enjoy your spag bol, we were on chilli tonight.

Rach xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute card Jules. Love that image.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love this card ... Claws tie just brilliant. It was haggis, neeps and tatties for us this evening - in deference to our bard, Robert Burns. Try to make a point of visiting my blog tomorrow ... the day has finally come :) Elizabeth x

Cynthia said...

Oh my but your cat has such personality!! LOVE his tie!! Sweet card, Jules!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jules, he's so cute and love his glossy tie.
Wendy xx

Lyn said...

Aww this image is lovely. I learn't the hard way with glossy accents too, still always tempted though! Take care, Lyn x

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful image and loving the crackled paper behind! Chanelle xxx

Little K Smith said...

Aawww this is so adorable Jules, love this sweet kitty and fab sewing too!
And tea sounds yummy, I just had nutella on toast! :D

mags said...

Super card Jules. That image is so cute and love the layout and backing papers used. Know what you mean about glossy accents, I always have to put my pieces out the way otherwise I am so tempted to have a prod, just to see if it is dry you understand. lol

Anonymous said...

gorgeous valentine Jules!!!

I just adore that PB Kitty!

Sorry for being a bad blogger and commenter, promise to be better from now on! :-)

Jenny said...

Brilliant idea to use glossy accents on the tie.... now be patient this time! Love how you've shaded the puddy tat..what a cute tabby!!
Jenny x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the weathered look paper is fab. I hope you enjoyed your spag bol and garlic bread.
Nikki x

Viv's Visuals said...

I adore this pussy cat!!! Great card Jules - and spag bol is one of my faves too!!

Anonymous said...

What a fab image, love it!
Helen x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules :o) Love this cute cat with his glossy tie - hard to stop yourself testing it, isn't it?! Lisa x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fabulously bold and fun. Love the crackle on the background. Hugs, Lesley

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a simply adorable PB image & really lovely papers for the occasion. Enjoy your spag bol!
Sally x

Anesha said...

Love this image, he is so cute! Great card. :)

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

this card is really purrfect,love the image ,especially the undamaged glossy tie,I always touch too.

that crackle paper is fab and works so well. janex

debby4000 said...

So cute Jules and gorgeous too.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is fabulous as always hugs Pops x x x

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules,

Super card and I really laughed at your fingerprint tie!! Im sure we've all done the same - I know I have!

Super bp - I particularly love the cracked cream one - oooh!

Keryn x

Beryl K said...

What a fabulous image, love it Great card
Beryl x

coops said...

so stunning jules.your colours and design are gorgeous and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there Jules, He is fabulous and that great big kipper tie is begging to be grabbed LOL Gorgeous card, Gay xx

Home sweet home said...

Hi, another gorgeous card and I love the image so cute and sweet.
Thanks for your lovely comment in my blogg,makes me happy.:):)

coldwaters2 said...

Awwww how cute is that image he is gorgeous I love it.
Lorraine x

Gemma said...

Awww Jules..its adorable hunni!!
hugs and xxx