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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, 21 March 2012

SEE .. .. .. I CAN BE EARLY !!!

Hi Everyone

I hope the day has been a good one for you.

My share today is showing off a brand new stamp that I won from my lovely blog buddy Debs. (Thank you very much Debs - I promise to take good care of it and ink it up frequently so it feels loved  xx)

Debs accidentally bought two of the same stamp and very kindly offered the spare in a candy draw last week.

Mrs Postlady delivered the little beauty yesterday and I couldn't wait to put it to good use.

So here we go .. .. my first make with my new stamp:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3779F" Love Conquers
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Raspberry Road
Tim Holtz Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Glossy Accents (which could have done with being allowed to dry a little more but I am short of time)
Crystal Stickles
Cord from the Stash Box

My make is a bit earlier today as I am having a surprise "stay over" by my big baby boy.  He has been attending a course in Shrewsbury and rather than drive back to London when the course finishes this afternoon he is coming for a "sleep over" here and then heading back home very early doors!!  Which has meant clearing the bed in the spare room .. .. again!!!!

Little baby boy is coming round too so he can catch up with his brother .. .. so all the men in my life together again for an evening.   Woo hoo!!!   Can't wait.

Shame my DIL isn't with us :-(  .. .. but hopefully she is finding something to keep her out of mischief.  If I was her I would get all the craft goodies out and make lots of mess .. .. just because she can!!

So an exciting evening followed by an exciting day tomorrow because my lovely Sis and I are off to the NEC.  Yay!!!  

If anyone else is going tomorrow you will be able to track me down easily as I will be the one smelling of garlic .. .. we are having a prawn and pasta meal tonight that calls for lots of the smelly stuff!! Eeeewwww!!!  How unsociable .. .. but very yummy and a family favourite .. .. so it has to be done!! 

Have a great evening everyone



Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Firstly - fabulous card - love the colouring of the adorable image :o)
Secondly - how fantastic to have all your men together for the evening - enjoy :o)
And last but by no means least have a fabulous day out at the NEC tomorrow
Wish I was going but got hospital appointment then on Friday afternoon tea at Jamie's for Rowenna's birthday and Saturday at a wedding :o)
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, sounds like a lovely family get together. Have a wonderful time, your meal sounds yum too.

I would of liked to go to the NEC tomorrow but its work for me and also, got no money :(. Enjoy yourself and don't spend too much money lol.

Oh, nearly forgot, love the card too. The little hedgy is very cute and what an amazing gift?

Take care of yourself xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the sentiment!
Hope you have a fab time tonight & at the NEC spend lots lol!
Hugs Shell xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the image. Have fun with your boys and at the NEC. No shopping for me till Lent is over. Thank you, I am feeling better. Have fun. :)

Marie-Louise said...

Great card. Love the stamp and the backing paper. Hope you have a lovely family night and enjoy the NEC.

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Jules,have fun spend

Cynthia said...

LOVE the image. That little guy is just so darn CUTE!! Have fun with your family!

Carol said...

Love the card Jules, the image is so cute. Hope you enjoy your evening and have a great day at the Nec. Carol x

~ Marie ~ said...

That's a lovely card - how lucky that you won that stamp. Marie xXx

Viv's Visuals said...

Will you please STOP using these PB stamps/..... LOL Another lovely card Jules - have fun at the NEC!

angelwhispers said...

Jules how lucky are you this little beauty is just wonderful and a fabulous card!
Enjoy your evening with the boys and have a super day tomorrow. Love Chanelle xxx

Vicky said...

So cute the wee image and dp's too hun..

have a super evening with your boys ...and have fun at the NEC too...I cannot wait to see your goodies sweetie and I wish I was going..!

big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,
What a beautiful stamp and a gorgeous card you've made with it. I love the sentiment!

Have a lovely evening with all your boys and a fab day tomorrow - I'm soooo jealous!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, love this cute image. Enjoy yourself st the NEC tomorrow, I'm going on Friday can't wait. Sue x

Catherine said...

Really lovely card, lovely papers. Have fun at the NEC, I'm going on Sunday.....

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card I love the papers the colours are just like mint chocolate

jacqui x

mags said...

Beautiful card again Jules. The image is so cute and love your layers and lovely papers. Have a lovely evening and enjoy the NEC.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love this very sweet card hun. The image is just so sweet. Fab design & papers too. Hope you have a lovely evening and a great time at the NEC. :o)

Donna x

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous creation jules, I love the beautiful colours and layout. xx
Enjoy your lovely family time, its so precious isn't it xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Franjopani said...

Enjoy your boys Jules and also enjoy NEC it sounds like fun, lovely card and I had no trouble with the heart today x joy

Sue said...

Aww this is So cute Jules. what an adorable hedgie!! beautiful colouring and I Love the sentiment - it's perfect! Gorgeous papers and layout.
Hope you have a lovely time at the NEC
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Don't you just love new stamps! Glad you found time in your busy day to ink it up.

Please visit my blog to pick up an award I would like you to have.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww such a lovely card and I love the font/words/sky/grass and central image. Totally brilliant.

Have a great day out at the NEC xxx

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Oh well done for wining this adorable stamp and i love how you have used it for a birthday card, Luv Sam x

rosie said...

this is gorgeous. absolutely love it all. fab image. great colours. love the layout and the sentiment is fab!!!
great papers too. professional and perfect x

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the sweet image and the sentiment is fab. Have a fantastic time at the NEC.
Nikki x

Pop's Cards said...

sweetie this is so gorgeous, what an adorable image, hugs Pops x x x

Elaine said...

Thank you Jules for your lovely message on my “Monday,Blues post ” when I went to look after Mum and Dad . It was so kind of you and I was overwhelmed by your kindness.
Dad is much better now, he has a recurring abscess , but a course of anti-biotics seems to do the trick. Sadly Mum had a massive stroke 4 years this May and will never be fine, she is unable to move or speak , but she can communicate by facial expressions, Dad is her carer , she has 4 x2 carers visits per day. So when Dad gets poorly I have to step to care for them both. Thank you again for your kindness. I am now back and on track . Hugs Elaine

Elaine said...

Wow I love this card I love the muted pastel colours and that Hedgehog is so sweet but that snail is adorable.
Great work Jules Hugs Elaine

MagsB said...

Oh the image is so cute, and the papers are delicious! Beautiful!

I hope you're having a wonderful family evening!

love Mags B x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love the card, love the stamp - a hedgehog with pink cheeks - lovely - and the snail is the cutest. Great computer generated sentiment too :) How nice for you to have all your men together again, even if it's just for one evening - it sounds like fun. Elizabeth x

Time-To-Share said...

Fabulous card Jules! Such a cute little image. Also, hope you had a fab time with all the family and a wonderful day out with your Sis. Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, this is a lovely little creation. Nice, simple lines & a sweet image.
Sally x

Annette Bowes said...

Cute card Jules! Beautiful colouring and love the added accents to the snail. Hope you had a fab time with your men folk, take careX:)

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love sentiment! I am popping onto your latest post to see what goodies you got! So jealous :D xx

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules, that image is so cute and your layout is brilliant! I was at the NEC yesterday too, hope you enjoyed it, I thought it wasn't as good this time!
Helen x

Paula Gale said...

Hi Jules (you might gather that i'm looking at some of your recent posts - backwards (i've never been one to do things straightforward - no pun intended)!!!

What a gorgeous card and cute cute little stamp - so so lovely.

Wow, what a treat to have your boys round for a little quality family time. Being the Mum of two boys myself, can fully appreciate how precious this must be.

Big hugs

Paula x x x