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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.


Monday, 27 February 2012


Hi Everyone

A super quick one from me today .. .. but using one of my favourite Penny Black images.

It always makes me feel relaxed when I look at this image (as well as a little envious of the cute little mouse snoozing away without a care in the world).  I wonder how long that paper boat will last before the water makes it capsize?

Mmmmm.. perhaps I'm not so envious after all LOL!!!

So here is my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1645K" Floating Dreams
Sentiment:  Personal Impressions "Everyday Words" Happy Birthday
Backing Papers:  DCWV "All About Boys" Stack
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles

It would appear that I gave a few people some torture treatment last night .. .. sorry folks :-(

The problem is on male cards the hearts usually need to me a little less "in your face".

But to put you out of your misery here is where last night's heart was hidden (under the image on the gingham paper).

Easy when you know where!!

Have a good evening everyone.



Debs M said...

found tonight's! love that image x

Gillian said...

Fab card Jules. Your right the little mouse looks so relaxed, may have to add that stamp to my wish list

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jules, well, you almost foxed me with tonight's card but I espied it eventually :) Great card - the image is cute and I like the papers - makes this card ideal for a male recipient. Missed yesterday's card so off to have a wee peek now. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, you are crafty, I certainly couldn't see the heart last night!

I love the card, l think your little mouse is very industrious. He has munched through fish and chips then used the newspaper they were wrapped in to make himself a little boat. He certainly looks like he needs to sleep off a large meal lol

Hope you are well, big hugs Rach xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules ,love the image and of course the backing

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww adorable card, awesome colouring, luv the sparkle, fab papers & design, sue,x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. That image is so cute. Lovely colour combo and papers used.

Nikbee said...

Such a sweet image. I love the glitter in the water.
Nikki x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - would love to just drift away like the little mousie, gorgeous card x Susan x

Anne said...

Very relaxing card Jules, just lovely. Found the heart last night but I can't see it anywhere tonight!!! Hugs x

angelwhispers said...

Hi Jules I can see why you love this little critter how relaxed is he!!!

I did see the heart last night but I am struggling tonight! lol Chanelle xxx

Anonymous said...

What a fab image, he does look very chilled!
Helen x

Liz, said...

Took a little while tonight, but there it is!

Gorgeous card, as always,

Liz x

Creations by Shirl said...

What a cute card Jules..
love that lazy mouse snoozing in his paper hat.....

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely fun card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Cynthia said...

Oh, gosh, Jules! I about went blind on this card too, trying to find your little heart!! =D Really love the card. The image is just too cute!! And great coloring job, as always!

Franjopani said...

OMG - this little heart was a tricky one to find. I got yesterdays in no time at all but this one has taken me 3loooonnnnggggg looks. But I found it!!!! how clever is that to hide it where you have - just lovely as always x joy

Marie-Louise said...

This is such a cute image Jules. Really lovely card again. I would never have found the heart on the previous card.

Lyn said...

Gorgeous card Jules, that is one very cuddly little mouse who is no doubt snoozing after eating all the cheese! Take care, Lyn x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This little guy is too cute! Love what you've done with him. Found the heart!

Sad news though, my newsagent can't get January volume of Quick Cards made easy, seems that it's a bit hit and miss with getting them and we are at least a month behind. I'm devastated! There is a new shipment heading this way due on 19th March. That's my daughters birthday so I'm hoping that the edition we get sent is the one you're featured in.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Di said...

Totally gorgeous Jules - great card as always and I can see why you love the little floating mouse :) My Tuesday Tale is about fish and chips - but certainly not relaxed!

After all this time I might be getting used to finding the heart - found yesterday's fine and now this one too :) Whoop, whoop!!


Irene said...

Morning Jules,
Your card is fabulous, I LOVE the papers and design. I think a little spend is coming on with your image, just perfect.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...


Marjorie said...

Ah! I've just found the heart lol! thought I was having another senior moment there!! beautiful card this image and gorgeous papers too!

loftylass said...

Lovely card Jules - I think I might have to buy this stamp. (took a while to find the heart!!!)tfs

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, fab image & I love those papers!
Hugs Shell xx

Jenny said...

Such a laid back card Jules, cute image :0)
Looking for the heart on his it disguised as a rosy cheek????
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh I know what you mean Jules - a good old snooze after a satisfying meal by the looks of it! What a lovely card. Vicky x

Anesha said...

Adorable card, love that image!

Sue said...

Aww what an adorable image! I love it. Beautiful soft colouring! Gorgeous papers and layout. I found the heart a bit quicker on this one! Yay! I love it when they are hidden! :-))
Have a great evening!
Love Sue xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card, I love the little mouse, he's so cute. Your heart from yesterday is almost impossible to see, naughty Jules LOL Gay xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love those papers. Sue x

Louise said...

Know he looks very cute in his paper boat,fab card.
Hugs louise xx

Denise and Louise said...

This is adorable. Just love that image.
Denise xx

MagsB said...

That is such a lovely image!

love Mags B x

coldwaters2 said...

What a little cutie pie this one is Jules I love that image and the papers, super card.
lorraine x