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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, 5 May 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your Bank Holiday weekend has got off to a good start.

The weather is a pretty mixed bag here.  Bright with a touch of sunshine one minute then rain the next .. .. and all those silly dandelions are smiling up at me from the bottom of the garden.  Grrr!!!

Not much chance I will be able to attack them this holiday .. .. too much to be done on the wedding front to be messing about with those.  Hopefully Mr Heart will make a start on digging them out .. .. but I won't hold my breath!!  LOL!!

Anyway, my share for today is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week they would like us to take inspiration from Jenny's lovely creation.

Well here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3823H" Delights
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
X-Cut Punch:  Butterflies
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Pearls from the Stash Box

and here is Jenny's card which I took my inspiration from.

OK .. .. back to wedding invitations for me now my little bit of "play time" is over.

We are off out for an Indian meal tonight with friends.   Can't wait.  It is ages since we last met up with these particular friends and ages since I have had an Indian meal .. ... a double whammy!!!

Have a good evening everyone whatever you are doing.

Catch you soon



Catherine said...

Fab card, love all the shades of pink....

Carol said...

Your card is equally lovely Jules, so pretty. Enjoy your night out. Carol x

jules said...

gorgeous and soo pretty Jules!! enjoy the rest of the w/end!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the colours & layout. Oh & of course the fab hedgie!
Hope you have a fab night

Have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

Clair said...

Very pretty card & that stamp is a cutie!!..I may just have to treat myself to that one!!lol xxx

kath said...

Hi Jules...what a gorgeous sweet card..sorry about the problem earlier with Inlinkz now fixed...I have entered your link and thanks for joining in the fun at penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Irene said...

A fabulous card Jules, with gorgeous colours. Your little hedgie is adorable and perfectly coloured, and a brilliant take on the sketch.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Jules and definitely found the heart today :)

jacqui x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image and fabulous

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, so delicate, l love it - enjoy your weekend x Susan x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hope YOU enjoy your meal too Jules.

Gorgeous little easel card here. Great CASE xxx

Joey said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love the clean feel to it. LOL I have those dandelions too. Joey x

Vic McGuckin said...

Hi Jules, well all I can say its all of my favourite things. Love Penny Black stamps and I will get some in time. Colours are great. Pink is my favourite colour.

Have a lovely evening and a good weekend.

Vic x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the sweet image and pretty colours :)
Enjoy your night out xx

MagsB said...

This is so sweet, Jules! A perfect girl's card, I love it!

love Mags B x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love this cute little hedgie, Jules. Jenny clearly inspired you with her pretty make to create something equally pretty! Hugs, Lesley

angelwhispers said...

What a pretty card Jules and such beautiful colours and design! Love Chanelle xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Jules, I love this hedgie and the colours you have used
Beryl x

mags said...

Great card Jules. Love the image.
Hope you enjoy your evening.

Anonymous said...

Heh Jules

Beautiful card, I do like the PB stamps so much and your lovely colouring is fab.

Hope you enjoy your meal out tonight, you certainly work hard enough to deserve it.

Weather has been ok here but cold, it's defo not May weather!

Take care, big hugs xx

Marie-Louise said...

I love your card. It is so pretty with a very cute image.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules :o) Love this sweet little hedgie and the colours are so pretty too. Hope you enjoyed your evening out :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules sorry been missing a bit of late, I just can't catch up..I think its old age, I am getting slower and
Love the card, aren't these the sweetest images.xx
I will send Den to sort out your Dandelions, he has nightmares about the
hugs Mau xx

Cynthia said...

Super cute! Love the soft colors and the fabulous tiny butterflies!!

Sandie said...

Such a pretty card Jules...that Hedgie is a cutie isn't he,lol.

Hugs Sandie x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card - the soft pastel pink papers are lovely and the hedgie image so sweet.
Friends I haven't seen for many years coming to visit my new place today. Must be the weekend for catching up.
Hope you enjoyed your meal last night.
Beryl xx

Loopylou. said...

morning Jules!
this is so cute hun!! love it!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

MARY B said...

Ooh!! gorgeous card, Mary x

coops said...

beautiful card jules.gorgeous soft colours and i love the sweet hedgie ;D

xx coops xx

Sally said...

A lovely card & such pretty colours & another so sweet hedgie. Hope you enjoyed the meal with your friends last night. You know at least those smiling dandelions add a bit of colour. lol.
Sally x

Beth said...

Oh this is gorgeous, so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us a PBSC this week!

Love Beth xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the sweet image and the beautiful soft colours
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

So sweet and so pretty Jules!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

So pretty Jules! Love the image and delicate shades of pink.

Lol, poor Mr Heart! Dave was flicking through the TV channels last night and on one of the shopping channels there was a man using a pressure washer to wash a car. 'What's that he's doing?' I asked slightly sarcastically, lol. Nothing else was said but the car got washed this morning, lol!

Hope you had a lovely evening !

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jules, nasty Mr Blogger wouldn't let me on yesterday to leave you a comment! Sue x

Jenny said...

All those hearts a scallops are so pretty and easy to find as well! Lol
Very cute card :0)
Jenny x

Di said...

Just perfect Jules, and of course being pink I totally love it. Super sweet card.

Hope you enjoyed the curry! Love, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Jules. I like the soft pastel pinks and the cute wee hedgehog is always a winner. Elizabeth x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Jules such pretty pink and lovely details Well done Hugs Elaine

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules! I love this little hedgie and you've coloured him beautifully. The sky looks fab with those sweet little butterflies! Love the pretty papers and border!
Love Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The image and colours are so pretty and I love the little butterflies.
Lorraine x

Sally said...

This is so sweet Jules.
Love the colours and those teeny butterflies.
Hugs Sally xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful easel card Jules I really like the pretty pastel colours and the image is a little cutie.
Lorraine x

rosie said...

gorgeous easel card Jules. love the colours you have used. fab image too x

jenny said...

Love your take on my card Jules.....very pretty in pink!!
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny xx