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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, 15 February 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

The weather has been lovely .. .. so much so that I even managed to dry the towels on the washing line today so they smell gorgeous!  (Sad aren't I?)

Another quick card today as wedding work is high up on the agenda .. .. but hopefully it is one you will enjoy looking at.

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4129J" Game On
Sentiment:  Elzybells
Backing Paper:  My Minds Eye  (no name on the football kraft card)
Nestabilities:  Scalloped Circle and Classic Circle Large
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Sizzix Die:  Stars #2
My Trust Sewing Machine
Cord from the Stash Box

I know that the stars don't look very good on a photograph but hopefully they will look much better when standing on a mantelpiece!!  LOL!!

You can tell this little hedgie is a "top notch" footballer because of his designer footie boots!!!  Perhaps Hubby's football team should try and sign him up .. .. they need a bit of top notch play at the moment!!  

OK .. .. back to the dining room table .. .. 30 pieces of card to fold in half and 60 ribbons to tie before I am allowed to give in for today!!

Have a good evening everyone.



Liz, said...

Goal!! Corker of a card,

liz x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love your stars and that fab image.

I think one of the best smells is line dried washing.I managed to get some out myself

Jaimy said...

aah this card is so cute!
lovely stamp.

Greetings, jaimy

Denise and Louise said...

Jules this is so sweet. Love the little footballer in his designer boots and those stars look great.
Denise xx

Sally H said...

Fab card, Jules! He certainly looks nifty, and you wouldn't want to tackle him with those spines! Hope you're not working too hard x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

sweet card Jules,just rejoining your site on my new computer :)


Anonymous said...

Aww, another lovely image I've not seen before. Fab card as always Jules.

Debs M said...

fabby card, love that kraft paper! good luck with getting finished x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Great minds think alike, spooky or what !!!!

Brilliant card with a fantastic PB image.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the cute little hedgie. The football panel and embossed stars look fab.
Lyndsey xx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Love this card and the PB image is so cute and great for football fans. Would love to get my hands on some of the football kraft!

Love Kerry xxx

Beth said...

This is such a funky card! This paper is fab but I haven't seen this image before - love it!

Love Beth xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, Wow this is stunning love your colours, amazing creation as always big hugs love Pops x x x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jules :o) Love this cute hedgie and great papers too. Good luck getting all your wedding work done! Lisa x

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the football kraft card.
Nikki x

Sue said...

Hi hun
felt almost like spring for a little while was lovely, fabulous card, lovely colouring, great papers & embelies, sue,x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the footy paper...

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous hun...and so love the papers and stars too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

MARY B said...

I love it, so cute Mary x

Wendy said...

Fabulous boys card Jules, such a sweet image and great papers.
Wendy xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is lovely Jules. I love this image and your backing papers are perfect.

Little K Smith said...

A fab card for a boy Jules! Love this hedgie, great papers and I love the embossed stars too!
Oh I love hanging the laundry on the line too :D
Good luck with all that card and ribbons!

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I've just been to Irene's blog and you have both used the same image today
Beryl x

Anne said...

Aww this is brilliant Jules, love the kraft football paper. Hugs x

Grenouille Greetings said...

That's a lot of ribbons, Always! And they are fabby boots! Hugs, Lesley

Sally said...

A fab card Jules & another cute image from PB. No, you're not sad smelling your towels, I don't think you can beat the smell of washing that has be dried outside & I love to sniff mine. lol. I hope you manage to get all your cards folded & ribbons tied tonight.
Sally x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Really lovely card Jules K x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, great card - love the footie hedgehog and his designer boots. The Kraft card is ideal too. You're not that sad, I think that there are a great many of us who love the fresh smell of washing dried outdoors ... I certainly do. Elizabeth x

Joey said...

Jules I just love this! gorgeous card and fab design. Joey x

Sue said...

Aww what a fab image Jules! I love his 'designer' boots!! Gorgeous papers and I love those stars!
And yes, I love the smell of freshly washed towels on the washing line too !!! they smell so much better when dried in the fresh air!!!
Love Sue xx

Bernie said...

What a fun card! Love that image as always beautifully colored & surounded by fab papers.
Hugs & Blessings

Anonymous said...

Morning Jules

Great card, hedgie looks so cute in his bright boots!

I love line dried washing too, there's nothing better than pulling a top on that smells fresh and clean. Have to admit though, l am a bit ocd with pegging out my washing, the colours of the pegs have to match, no mixed pegs allowed!

Have a great day, love Rach the mad woman xxx

coops said...

fantastic male card jules.i love your papers and stitching and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such an adorable card, love the sweet image and the papers are fantastic
Lindsay xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic male card xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

You've 'scored' with this one Jules!! LOL - sorry real bad comment.... great card!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is one gorgeous card I love your image hes so cute, and the colour choice is just right if you dont know their favourite teams colours. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the stars & ya hedgie looks great!
Hugs Shell xx

Christine said...

What a fab card! Such great inspiration for the football mad men in my life! Love it!x

angelwhispers said...

What a super male/boy card just perfect and loving the papers and stars! Chanelle xxx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the hedgie and the stars and the papers, shall I go on?? LOL xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, I love the smell of washing thats hung outside too so we must both be sad! Fabulous card, great image and love those stars!
Helen x

Dora said...

This is so fun and so sweet, love that football paper and the embossed stars xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Sooo cute Jules love that image so much also the colours and design I am also liking those stars.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

oooo isn't it exciting when you can dry washing outside...If your sad then so am I..Lol!!
Love the sporty card...the texture on those stars is wonderful :0)
Jenny x