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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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 22 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Well can you believe it?  

After a grotty few days we have glorious sunshine today . .. . so what do I do?   

I shut myself away in my craft pod with a huge "do list" and pull the blinds down to stop the glaring sunshine!!

Let's face it .. .. I don't deserve sunshine do I!!  LOL!!!

Part of my "do list" called for a quick card .. .. so I decided to cut the thinking time down and use the sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

Next I delved into the drawer that is home to my Penny Black stamps because there is "always" something in there I will love using.  At this point I remembered the Penny Black Saturday challenge for September.  Because this is now a monthly challenge my normal Saturday morning ritual of checking the challenge has gone a bit awry .. .. but this week I remembered to check and all I needed to do was "add ribbons and buttons" to my creation.  Hopefully "a" ribbon and "a" button in the singular will suffice LOL!!!

So this is my share:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2078H" Birthday Dog
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Happy Birthday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat (part of the new colour collection download.  These were on offer recently with 5 different patterned papers in all the collection colours for £5 . .. but I am not sure if you can get them now or not as the special offer may have ended.  Here is the link if you want to check but I used three of the five here.)
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers, Chalk and Glitter
Ribbon and Button from the Stash Box

Sorry .. .. have just come back to add the sketch.  I love it and will definitely be using it again.

We are out for a meal in a little while as my lovely Sis will be having a HUGE birthday tomorrow and we are celebrating!!!

I have been busy making cards for people to give to her .. .. very difficult making lots of cards for the same person and trying to come up with something different when she sees just about everything I ever make LOL!!

I will share my make for her on Monday when her birthday has come and gone as tomorrow will be snippet day.

Catch you then.

Have a great evening.



Tracey T said...

I love this card! Such a great image and those papers are fabulous! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

Home sweet home said...

Lovely and so cute card.
Love the image:)
Your papers are great too.
Fab work.:)

Wish you a lovely day:)


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,such a lovely image and

Sharon said...

I know what you mean about having to shut out the sun. It does play havoc with crafting. Your card and the papers are gorgeous and love the image. Enjoy your evening out Jules.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

Great card. Love the layout and the colours and the image is adorable and well coloured as always. Enjoy your evening and Happy Birthday to your sister.

Sarah x

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card, such a sweet image.

An Occasional Genius said...

Even with the sun shining, it's been cold brrr!! Super card, I like the look of that sketch too, wonder if I'll get time to play with it...

Know what you mean about making multiple cards for the same person, I've had to do that a few times. Most recently 2 wedding cards for the same people, not so bad you'd think.....they both had to have meerkats on them.. yes, I did say meerkats!

Have a lovely time tonight xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is so cute. Gorgeous. A very Happy Birthday to your sister for tom orrow.

Cynthia said...

Awww, what a cute image! Love the paper colors--and the little pops of color too. Have a lovely celebration!

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Jules.....and loving the colours & layout too hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the cute PB dog and the design looks great too.

I hope your Sister has a lovely birthday tomorrow.
Lorraine x

MaryH said...

What a sweet card. My dtr would just love it (she's a dog nut!) as I do. You did a fantastic job & I found the heart. I have learned to search for it before I admire the card. (sigh!). This was a great layout for this particular stamp. All in all, a wun-da-ful card. The recipient will love it. TFS

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your paper choice. Perfect ribbon and button treatment and this doggy is sooo cute! Thank you for coming to play with us at Sketch Saturday, Jules! Hugs, Lesley

Sue said...

This is fabulous Jules. I love the image and the papers and colours are brilliant.
That is a great sketch, thanks for sharing.

Hugs Sue

MagsB said...

Oh what gorgeous papers! The little dog with the birthday cake is so sweet, too! I love his stripy party hat!

love Mags B x

Beryl said...

Fab image and lovely papers on this card. Hope your sis has a great birthday and you all enjoyed the meal.
Beryl xx

Ellibelle said...

What a cute card Jules. I love this stamp, the papers you used are perfect for it, and I really love the sketch!

Anonymous said...

great sketch! I just love that birthday puppy, he's so cute! love the button with the ribbon too!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules, its so good to get back to this blogging lark

jacqui x

Faye said...

What a cool card Jules. Fab colours too. X

Sarn said...

Super PB card and great sketch, I can see why you'll be using it again Jules.

Happy Celebrating with your Sis.

Sarn xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely cute PB card, his rosy cheeks are very sweet. Love PB stuff!

Hope you enjoyed your Sis's big celebration meal and had something very gooey for pud!

Have a lovely Sunday Jules, take care xxx

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. Super cute image and great colours.

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Bernie said...

Awww Jules, this doggy is sooo cute! Love the papres, the ribbon, the button, just love it all.

Alex H. said...

That's such a lovely birthday card! Great colour choice, cute image... just great! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
;-) Alex H:

Unknown said...

So Cute...

I can imagine how difficult it is to come up with different designs for the same person... its hard enough making one for the grandparents or aunties/uncles when I've already made one to send from me... it has to be done though... well done for getting through it!

Paula x x x

XxJULESxX said...

Another gorgeous card Jules!!

Anonymous said...

A fab, cute card Jules!
Helen x

Denise said...

This is adorable. Really fab layout and such a cute pup.
Denise xx

rosie said...

adorable image. fab colours. love the ribbon and button idea. found this heart!! LOL