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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.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you have all had a good day.

I spent my day tying ribbons with one eye watching Tim Holtz on You Tube .. .. totally inspired I convinced myself that today's card would be a "messy number" .. .. but when push came to shove I ran out of time to play and had to just go down the quick, easy and neat route  :-(

Never mind.  Tomorrow's another day and we will have to see what that brings.

So here is tonight's share:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley
Sentiment:  Cut from part of the backing papers
Backing papers:  Nitwits
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag
Diamond Stickles
Cord and Charm from the Stash Box

I've just noticed that the little chappie is missing his rosy cheeks .. .. he must be feeling a bit sea-sick LOL!!

As a follow on to my snippet make on Sunday .. .. the lovely Christine Dark has been back to me with regards the bluebell image.

Christine's digi image store closed down a while ago but you can either buy the image here as part of a huge and beautiful stamp set or alternatively you can contact Christine on her blog here to buy the digi image of the bluebells by email.

Thanks for that Christine xx

OK so that is me for today.

Back again tomorrow .. .. with who knows what!!!  LOL!!!



Laura said...

Lovely card Jules, great image and I love the little dolphin charm! Perfect!
Laura xx

Catherine said...

Fab card and I love the papers that you have put with the image.....

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a little cutie Jules! Perfect papers yet again and I love the little charm.

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the image. I have it somewhere and must use it again soon.
Nikki x

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

fabby card for a boy K x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super pirate card. Avast me matey! xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is a fab LOTV image Jules! Great card. And isn't that stamp set just the biz??.....Padlocked the purse!!! LOL

Anne said...

Brilliant boy card Jules and if I was in a boat my cheeks certainly wouldn't be rosy - green more like!
No time for crafting this week, only making wedding invitations. Looking forward to what you're going to come up with tomorrow! Hugs x

jules said...

Oh Jules i love this card such a cute image and love the little charm, i must get that bluebell image it's beautiful!

Sam said...

Beautiful card there Jules. He is sooo cute in his little boat.
As for those stamps, they are so tempting to order but I have to be good! I have to be good! I have to be good!

Sue said...

Wow! this is fab Jules! the image is so sweet and I love the sparkle on the water! Gorgeous papers and embellishments! Love the sentiment!
Hope you're having a good week
Love Sue xx

Carol said...

Fab little boys card Jules, love the papers. Carol x

Anonymous said...

Cute card Jules, another great LOTV stamp with fantastic colouring. I've never thought about cutting the sentiment from the backing papers, very clever and I may just use that idea in future.

Take care, Rach

Beryl said...

Brilliant card. Messy can happen another day. Not managed it myself yet.See who manages it first.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Just brilliant Jules, another one of my neglected LOTV stamps :( Love the BPs and the sweet little charm is gorgeous - as always, a super make! Di xx

joolsedesigns said...

Love the card! I think lili of the valley stamps are so cute


susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card and such a sweet image x Susan x

Debs said...

I love your quick, easy and neat style Jules - and this card is no exception. Adorable image and perfectly matched DP's
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Irene said...

A brilliant and adorable card Jules, just perfect.

Vic McGuckin said...

Hi Jules,

Thank you for your lovely comments on my cards. Yet again a superb card love the image and colouring.

Hope you have a good day

Vic x

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the fab lotv image and great papers and yippee i fouund the heart easy today :D

xx coops xx

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card for a boy Jules, a great fun image and such wonderful papers, love it.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

wonderful card Jules..I love how engrossed this little chap is in his game :0)
I'm playing catch up, sorry for the rather short comments but I've missed so much of your blog!!
I looked for the stand selling extra hours in the day at Ali Pali but it wasn't there!!! Lol
Jenny x

rosie said...

wow Jules. this is stunning. fab image. great colours. love the papers. great embellishment too x

Sally said...

A fab card & I love the LOTV image, it's so sweet. Great papers again & a smashing little charm.
Sally x

Whisper said...

Absolutely superb hun and those papers just add to it, Luv Sam x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great card,sweet image,fab papers and charm :) x

Christine said...

What gorgeous papers!! Lovely card, so beautifully put together! xx

Anonymous said...

A fabulous make Jules, hope he's not too sea sick lol!
Helen x