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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.

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Saturday, 28 April 2012

PENNY BLACK SATURDAY

Hi Everyone

Wow .. .. two weeks on the trot I have managed to get to the Penny Black Saturday playground at the start of a new challenge.  

This week the theme is "May Day" and they would like to see your Spring creations.

Well it definitely looked a bit like Spring here earlier .. .. but now the black clouds are looming again ready for another downpour.  Luckily hubby has just got the lawns cut and I can smell the freshly cut grass coming through the windows!  Mmmmm.  Love that smell.

Anyway ... here is my card




This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3347H" Duckling 
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Grandma's Garden"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy and Frond
Woodware Punches:  Flowers
Nellie Snellen Punch:  "FLP001" Stamen
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circles
My Trust Sewing Machine
ProMarkers
Brad and Pearls from the Stash Box

.. .. and yes, I promise there is a heart LOL!!!

So that is my share for today .. .. just off now for a little dabble in the Nitwits sale!!  32.5% off .. .. .. I mean it would be rude not to look wouldn't it!!!  and then back to some wedding invitations.

I have just spent a lovely time with one of my brides (and her Mum) looking at her wedding photographs .. .. it is so lovely to see people after their happy day and to share in all the special memories and stories.

I really do think I have the best job in the world!

Have a lovely evening everyone and I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippet make.

Love
  

37 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card, and very clever placement of the heart :)

jacqui x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous Jules...love the image and fabulous colours hun and I'm off to the sale too...lol..:o)

hope you are having a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

Aww this is So sweet Jules! it's a mega cute image and you've coloured it beautifully! I love the scrummy papers and the pretty border and flower - all So pretty!
Hope you have a great weekend! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the cute little duck and all the stitching.....

Kath said...

Fab card Jules - and I eventually found the heart!
Kath x

Dora said...

Awww this is so cute Jules, love the fresh colours and fun image.. am missing the hopping around, just had to have some time for me today :D xxx

Debs M said...

so sweet! love those pb stamps and your yummy flowers...found the heart! enjoy the rest of your weekend x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, well done for getting done early. Sue x

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous little duckie Jules! Love these nitwits papers too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

Katina said...

Hi Jules, a gorgeous sunny card! Love the papers and the image just makes me smile.

Another camouflaged heart today - sneaky!!
xxx

Vic McGuckin said...

Hi Jules,

Lovely colours and image on this card. Busy weekend so cards maybe sparse this week.

Vic x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the fabulous image.xxx

Clair said...

Beautiful card xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...such a cute card very uplifting & a well disguised heart! almost didn't spot it...Mel :)

Carol said...

This is so darned cute Jules, love the papers.....an that's one sneaky heart lol. I had a dabble at Nitwits last night! Carol x

Nikbee said...

I found the heart! Yippee! A fantastic card. I love the sweet image.
Nikki x

susiestacey said...

Great spring card Jules, much too wet to cut grass here and it is growing at an amazing rate too x Susan x

Cynthia said...

That's just adorable, Jules!! Love the Woodware flowers, as always.

Fleur said...

A gorgeous, cute card Jules
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Beryl said...

Just checked out thoose papers. Think I'm gonna get me some of those. Love the quilted one and the lovely color range. A beautiful card - great design and super little duck image.
Lucky you got your grass cut. It's been too wet underfoot here for weeks. Fortunately it's been pretty cold to so it's not grown that much.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Beryl xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

I just adore that duck stamp Jules, wonderful happy card that makes me smile! :-D

hyper_ni said...

Hello! Sorry I've not been by recently, hope all is good with you. This is such a gorgeous card, I love it. Ni. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
I can't find the heart...... Where is it ....
Gorgeous image.. Love the colours you have used
Hugs Sylvie xxx

coops said...

ooooo gorgeous jules.i really love your colours and fab sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Flippin' 'eck that heart was difficult to find! You are getting VERY sneaky!

Terrific card. Can't go wrong with a PB image and some stitching! xxx

Redanne said...

The composition of your card, the colours you have used, the stitching and that gorgeous duck are really striking. Love it. Liking your great photography too!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous...

Love the colour choices too....

A gorgeous creation...


Huggles Pops x x x x x

Samantha Elliott said...

Aw! Love a Duck!! Gorgeous image and lovely card. xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Jules...I love this wonderful image and your papers are beautiful.
Debbie x

Claudias Karteria said...

Lovely card, I like the style very much. Hugs Claudia

kath said...

Hi Jules...gorgeous card...I love this cute ducky and those papers are beautiful..thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday..hugs kath xxx

Jenny said...

Okay so I cheated and saw the post from the next day but that heart is well camouflaged :0)
Glad of the close up to as I thought you had stitched all the lattice work yourself!!!
Love this springy card Jules :0)
Jenny x

rosie said...

gorgeous. where is the heart? am still looking x

jules said...

Another of your stunning cards Jules! and i love that image!

Linda said...

Love this little guy. Fabulous card, perfect colours for spring xx

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute springy card!
Thanks for playing with us at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Debs said...

This is so cute Jules - perfectly matched papers.
I am typing this on my brand new laptopamabob - whoop whoop!!!
Still got lots to transfer from my old lappy though but tomorrow is another day or maybe I should 'liven up my ideas' too lol!!!
Have a fab evening.
Take care
Debs xx