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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.


Friday, 6 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Friday is here .. .. hurray!!!

I think it is always nice to get to the weekend after the Christmas break .. .. but at least it will have been a "short week" for most.

The weather has been much nicer here today and we even saw a bit of sunshine and I have sat at the dining room table all day making wedding invitations .. .. so for me a purrfect day!!

But before you all think I can't spell the word "perfect" I had better show you my share of the day.  A quick and simple card that is ideal for anyone who loves cats.

This used:

Image:  Great Impressions "G268"
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamp Set "FRCL124" Groovy Cats
Backing Papers:  Nitwits
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cord from the Stash Box

I was right yesterday by the way.  Mum rang me this morning and said that there was "a load of paper" in with her Quick Cards magazine.  "Was it any good to me?" .. .. so of course I told her to keep it until I see her again as I would use it on my cards  LOL!!!  Another lovely stack coming my way .. .. woo hoo!!

Mum had been shopping at the supermarket "again" this morning .. .. bless her she goes every day which I think at 81 is really good .. .. and whilst there she told me that she arranged the magazines to make sure the Quick Cards ones were at the front.  LOL!!!   I think she might be just a little bit proud!

If you are here to find the ProMarker give away then you need to click here. There is still time to enter.

I'll catch you all again tomorrow and welcome to my new followers. 



Debs M said...

fabby card and stamp, bought the mag and saw you in it!!! lovely cards x

Kerry said...

Purrfect card, LOL

Cute image which makes a lovely, fun card.

Love Kerry xxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules.....Love the stamp and of course the backing

Beryl K said...

This card would suit my neighbour purrfectly lol it's great
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Oh your Mum sounds a scream...what is she like!!
Gorgeous card today, the colours are some of my faves together :)
I'm glad for the short week too...I know the kids are as well!!
Jenny x

Di said...

Totally brilliant Jules! Or should I say 'purrfect':) You always have such a knack for matching papers and images - perhaps you should feature in a magazine article? :)) Love, Di xx

Andria said...

Aww bless your Mum, thats lovely she's so proud, well deserved too :).

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the colours....

Marie-Louise said...

A beautiful card. I am not a cat lover but I really like this card. (It's not that I don't like cats - they don't like me!)

Viv said...

My Mum would have done that too....LOL
Fab card Jules. x

Cynthia said...

Your Mum rocks!! Gorgeous card too--I love the cats!

Denise said...

Oh this is lovely - what a really sweet image and those Nitwits are gorgeous.
Denise xx

Sarn said...

A totally terrific card for all those cat lovers out there. Purrfect!

Have a great weekend. xxx

Anne said...

Purrfect card! Hugs x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the cute image and fabby papers...Congratulations on being featured, you must be chuffed to bits, well done..enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Sally H said...

A great card, Jules! I did smile at your Mum rearranging the shelves in the supermarket! I have a lovely Hot air balloon stamp that will go brilliantly with those papers!

Roma said...

Aww! cute card jules ,my daughter has a ginger cute cat she would love this card x

Anonymous said...

purrfect card indeed, I just love the peekaboo kitty images and the sentiment, the papers rock too!!!

Carol said...

Definitely purrfect Jules, loving your Mum too bless! Carol x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules!! I love those cute kitties! Beautiful papers and layout - it's purr…fect!!!
Aww sorry I have missed so many posts!! I see you have been featured in Quick Cards magazine!! Wow! that's awesome - I am really pleased for you!! Well done!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Oh Jules, I love this. The colours are perfect with the image & those papers are scrummy. Well done on your magazine spotlight hon. Only just catching up in blogland after New Year holiday. xx

Amanda said...

Fab card Jules, love the backing papers they match perfectly with this image. Hugs, Amanda x

Lisa said...

The magazine is great - an extra free gift too in Tesco, some flower fairies tags :-)
I love the cat stamps you've used but the code brings up a stamp set with different images??

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

I don't have any way of getting back to you .. .. so hopefully you come back and see this.

I have double checked the codes on the stamps I used and they are definitely correct. Not sure why you will be getting different images coming up.

Well done on the extra free gift!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is brilliant.

I love the images, a modern card with a twist of Vintage - just perfect.


Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card today Jules; you always manage to find the purrfect paper to go with your creations too!

I always put the QC mags at the front too, lol!

Misty's said...

Absolutely stunning card Jules. My sister is a cat lover and she would be over the Moon with this one.
Michaela xx

Sally said...

Aww Jules, a purrfect card for any cat lover! I love that stamp & just might have to get it. lol. Smashing papers as well. I got my mag & wow, what a spread they've done for you. I really not surprised that your mum is so proud, bless her. I noticed that their competition is based around your blog too, fame at last!
Sally x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.the image is gorgeous and i love your purrfect papers and design :D
bless your mum. i bet she is as proud as punch.

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so cute! Love the papers and the images are adorable, fantastic design
Lindsay xx

Lisa said...

Thanks Jules :-) Very strange, the cat stamp is a real cutey!!

Lisa said...

Ooooooooooh I am so sorry, I searched the Groovt Cats code and got a different image, but the code was for your sentiment. That'll teach me to read more carefully ;) My apologies!

Anj said...

Your mum sounds fab!! Well done on her daily trips out, good on her I say for 'rearranging' the magazines x

Home sweet home said...

This is a beautiful card, love the image soo cute.:)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Jules, purrfect indeed!
Helen x

Juls said...

very cute!! great combo of papers! Hugs Juls

Jules said...

That's OK Lisa .. .. no need to apologise.

Hope you found what you were looking for in the end.

Love Jules xx

MagsB said...

What purrfect papers to match the cute images! Also - good for Mum! I must rearrange the mags at my local Saino's, too!

love Mags B x