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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.


Saturday, 10 March 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely Saturday.

My afternoon was spent with a lovely new "happy couple" followed by a little shopping trip for baby goodies ahead of visiting a sparkly, shiny new baby boy tomorrow.  

So tonight I needed to make a little card to go alongside my baby goodies and to welcome a lovely new person into our world.

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
ProMarkers  (chalk for the rosy cheeks).
Ribbon from the Stash Box

Laura asked me the other day what colour Promarker I use to shade the cheeks of my little characters. Well actually I don't use my markers for those .. .. I use my chalks as I haven't managed to master the technique with my markers unfortunately.

I am also going to enter this card into the Digistamp Boutique customer competition for March.

OK time for supper and a sit down with my lovely hubby.  

I will catch you again tomorrow with my snippet make and a report on how super cute and cuddly baby Matthew was!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.



Debs M said...

aw so sweet!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is adorable Jules!
Helen x

Sue said...

Aww what a sweet card Jules! I love the cute baby and his rosy cheeks are adorable! Gorgeous papers and so lovely putting his name, weight and d.o.b. A lovely keepsake!
Hope you have a good weekend!
Love Sue xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Awwwww.... real cute baby - lovely card Jules!! x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely. have fun

jacqui x

Di said...

Brilliant Jules! Super for a baby boy and I think you've cracked it by using chalks for cheeks - much softer and one to try here :) Di xx

Juls said...

this is so so cute!! Love the gingham!!! Hugs Juls

Nikbee said...

A really cute card. I love the image.
Enjoy meeting baby Matthew tomorrow.
Nikki x

Jenny said...

Very cute Jules... I bet you'll have lots of cuddles tomorrow :0)
Jenny x

Elizabeth said...

Lovely baby card, the image is super and that is a great tip for colouring the cheeks. Hope you have a lovely evening and enjoy meeting the new baby tomorrow. Elizabeth x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The image is adorable and love the gingham papers. they always seem so appropriate for new baby cards.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,what a great image and fabulous

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - Super card, enjoy your visit to the little new one x Susan x

Cynthia said...

That's so cute! I love that the card has become a keepsake for the parents. I would totally frame that!

Carol said...

This is adorable Jules. Enjoy your visit tomorrow. Carol x

Sally said...

What a lovely little card for baby Matthew James, Jules & such a sweet image. Is he a new member of your family or friends? Thanx for the comment on my "playset" post. I'm lucky 'cos Janis comes to get me & drives me home again after, good job too as I looked a right mess by the end of the day!
Sally x

Lyn said...

Super cute card for shiney new Matthew and his parents, bet you enjoyed that baby shopping with so many gorgeous things to choose from. Enjoy your cuddles. Take care, Lyn x

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh how sweet and cute...
Congrats to the new parents in bringing Matthew James into this world... Such a precious card, something they can have for keepsake...

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is so sweet Jules, I love the cute baby image and the papers are perfect too!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Such a cute image .

Bernie said...

AW Jules this is adorable as is your pink baby card. Love your purple and MUM cards as well. You always use the loveliest papers, images and embellishments.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Hugs & Blessings

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Awww . . . really cute card Jules. Congratulations to the new owners of a little bundle of joy! xxx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is so sweet and i love the colour and fab gingham :D

xx coops xx

Sandie said...

Gorgeous card,love the colour combo,that is is so cute too.

Sandie x

Pinkllilac said...

This is gorgeous Jules that image is so cute. Love the colours you have used.
Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

Adorable card Jules and I'm sure Matthew will be adorable, squidgy and gorgeous! Oooh, I could just do with a baby to cuddle... someone else's I hasten to add, lol!!

angelwhispers said...

This is so cute Jules and love the baby and what a great idea for the cheeks will have to have a go at that thanks for the tip! Hope you had a lovely time with the new baby don't you just love the smell of them just adorable! Chanelle xxx

Irene said...

Just brilliant and perfect for Matthew.

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Jules that image is so cute and I love how you have personalised it, the papers are perfect.
Lorraine x

Laura said...

What a gorgeous card Jules!
Thank you for the lovely comments on my card :-) Thank you for the tip too, the cheeks look fab! I might have to invest in some of those chalky numbers.
Laura xx

rosie said...

gorgeous baby boy card. love the way you colour him in. fab papers.

thanks for the comments on my cards x

jules said...

Aaw! so cute and gorgeous!!!

pickle said...

Aww this is so cute!
Thanks for joining in with the Digistamp Boutique monthly competition
Kerry x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card. I love the papers you've used. Thanks for joining us for our monthly competition over at DSB. Hugs, Denise x
For colouring cheeks I use pastel pink promarker before I blend my last colour (ivory) and I find it takes away any harsh lines - hope this helps :)