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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.

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Monday, 23 January 2012

HAPPY HANDY HIPPO DAY - WEEK 19

Hi Everyone

Happy Handy Hippo day!!!

I don't think anyone is going to struggle in finding the heart on my card this week LOL!!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought it would be nice to share a couple of Valentine makes .. .. one this week (the cute type) and one next week which is something "a bit different for me".

But this week uses one of the brand new Penny Black stamps .. .. which of course I love to pieces!!!  I think these little hedgies are so lovely and super easy to colour.




Below you can find the Handy Hippo magic button .. .. and if you click on it you can see all the lovely goodies I used to make this little project.  Everything I have used has been automatically added to a shopping basket and as always you can remove anything you do not need (or add anything else you can't resist). 




I could sit and colour these lovely Penny Black images for ever!!  There are lots more Penny Black stamps that you will see here.. .. including other brand spanking new ones.  Not necessarily for valentines either.  Some will do for any occasion .. .. a bit like this one really.  I will be using this image for lots of different types of cards that's for sure. 

A few people have been asking me here on my blog, and by email, about different ways I use ribbon on cards so I thought next week I would do a little session on this .. .. including ways to use up the scrappy little bits that get leftover.

Have a lovely week everyone.

I hope the weather is kind to you.  It is certainly sounding like a mixed bag for my neck of the woods!!

Love




and all the lovely friendly people at Handy Hippo 

46 comments:

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous design,loving the pink ,great image too.janex

Di said...

Totally adorable Jules - and beautifully put together as always, the red and pink work so well. Finger hovering over the HH button here, shall I, shan't I?? Willpower just flew out of the window :) Love,
Di xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Oh My! Gorgeous card!

LOVE your work Miss Jules.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

Anne said...

What a sweet card Jules and, yes, the hearts are easy to find on this one!!! Hugs x

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules, I agree about the hedgies.
Beryl x

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image and fabulous sentiment.xxx

Jenny said...

Oh that sentiment is just the best and goes perfectly with those hedgies :)
The ribbon hints and tips sound great… I'll be in class :)
Jenny x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image. Love Penny Black cat stamps myself. :) Thank you for your sweet comment about my photos, really appreciate it. Hugs Anesha

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Gorgeous, as usual xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Adorable Jules - image is sooo cute! x

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Jules, love the sweet image abd fab sentiment.
Wendy xx

Marjorie said...

This is just stunning hun! looking forward to your little session!! Have a lovely day:)
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Sheena said...

Where oh where can the heart be on this one, I just can't see one at all! lol! I suppose it depends on which one you want us to see?!
Another beauty as always Jules!

Sheena
xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Adorable! Hugs, Lesley

angelwhispers said...

Gorgeous and just love the design just perfect for the beautiful stamp! Chanelle xxxx

Carol said...

This is adorable Jules. Carol x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Fabulous card, I love Penny Black stamps and Hedgie is so cute, lovely sentiment too, Gay xxx

Roma said...

So cute & lovely !

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow that is stunning I love how youve coloured those hearts, and the sentiment is just fabulous to.
Weve had awful strong winds here as well but today they seem to have calmed down thank goodness though it does look as if its going to rain shortly. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

louise said...

Beautiful card Jules and love that stamp
Hugs louise xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules this is fantastic! Love the flower.
Hugs Lynsey x

Kietha said...

Wonderful card, I love the colours xx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, and such an adorable hedgie. Gorgeous colours and brilliant layout.

irene
xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I've got my eye on that PB stamp too ... it's so cute. I love those hedgehogs too. Look forward to seeing next weeks 'bit different for me' card. Elizabeth x

Mrs.B said...

This is so cute and I love that sentiment.
Have a great week
Avril xx

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous image and fabulous sentiment Jules, love it!
Helen x

Debs M said...

love this image, gorgeous card, love the doodling on it x

Little K Smith said...

AAaww this is so sweet Jules, I adore the new lil' hedgies, well I love them all actually, new and old! :D Love the gorgeous rose too :)
Kelly.x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.the image is so sweet and i love the fab sentiment ;D

xx coops xx

M said...

I'll definitely be tuning in for the ribbons masterclass! :) Beautiful card as ever! M x

Katina said...

So gorgeous as always Jules. I love the sentiment.
xx

susiestacey said...

How sweet is this card - love it x Susan x

Wishcraft said...

Aww super sweet card Jules! Love the cute image and fab sentiment, great layout too :o) Lisa x

Abi said...

Hi Jules, super duper card! I love Penny Black's, they were the first stamp range I really got into! Will look forward to the ribbon session xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is stunning Jules! I love the image and your colouring is beautiful !! Gorgeous papers and I love the rose and sentiment - really sweet!
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue xx

Sally said...

I agree Jules PB hedgies are adorable & this one is a cutie too. I love the colours you've used & the sentiment.
Sally x

Lyn said...

So cute and beautiful colour combination, love it. Take care, Lyn x

Jennifer said...

Hi Jules. This is as gorgeous as ever! Love the little flower. Hope you're well?.. xx Jenny xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you adorable card Jules, its gorgeous too.
luv
Debby

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is so gorgeous, I love the image so sweet big hugs love pops x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cutie Jules! Your images are always beautifully coloured. The weather is definitely not being kind here this morning - what the wind hasn't demolished the torrential rain is having a go at! Vicky x

Denise and Louise said...

Another stunner Jules. Love the PB image and the simple layout is great.
Hugs
Denise xx

Sandy said...

Love your hedgie and sentiment, Fab card!!
Sandy

Bernie said...

This is adorable Jules! OOO I'm looking forward to everything and anything you have to tell about using ribbons. Weather man says it's over, overcast skies but dry here on out. Whew was I ever glad to hear that.
Love & Hugs
Bernie

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the sentiment!
Hugs Shell xx