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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.

Monday 28 January 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Monday and a lovely start to your week.

All our snow has disappeared now and everywhere looks green and clean again!!

A good part of my day has been spent putting everything away and cleaning up .. .. after all the mess I made during the course of last week.

All the wedding fayre goodies have been stored away ready for making another appearance in a few weeks time when we have another fayre booked at our usual venue .. .. The Dovecliff Hotel.

But for now a quick and simple birthday card using my snippets for entering into Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge:

This used:

Image:  LOTV "Cherry on Top"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Sweet Treat" Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Wild Rose Studio "Gorgeous Ginghams"
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Love this cute little image .. .. and also some of the new LOTV ones that have just come out .. .. but no chance for me to own any of those just yet .. .. I have the dreaded car insurance to pay this week eeekkk!!!!  

Enjoy what is left of the evening and I will catch you again tomorrow.



Sally said...

Hi Jules,
I need to get my stamp like this out again as it makes such a fab card.
Love your colour scheme too.

Hugs Sally xxxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love your image would love to eat cake but have to be good :)

You must have a lot of patience to do wedding work

jacqui x

Carol said...

This is so sweet Jules. You've just reminded me my insurance is due too....Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a fun card Jules and just love those little mice..great colours and love your gingham ribbon


Marie-Louise said...

This is just gorgeous.

Sue said...

Hi Jules
I do love those LOTV mice, they always make me smile! I love the blue gingham with the red and the touches of sparkle look fabulous.
hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, I have that image somewhere, must dig it out!
Helen x

mags said...

Awww, this image is so cute. Love the colour combo and all the added sparkle.

XxJULESxX said...

Aaw! Jules so sweet and gorgeous!! i just get back onto blogging then my pc starts playing up again! Ggrrr! it keeps turning itself off!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card nod stamp

Unknown said...

gorgeous CARD ,Mary x

Unknown said...

gorgeous CARD ,Mary x

Unknown said...

Oh I do love this this stamp also, must fish mine out again soon.
The card is adorable Jules.

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Jules,lovely image and colours.

Have you seen the new papers over at Pink Petticoat...lots of

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. Such a sweet image and the sentiment fits it perfectly. Great design too.
Beryl xx

Cynthia said...

Oh, those mice are ADORABLE!! I love all the little touches on this card that take it over the top--so sparkly!! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules I so love those happy mouses making themselves some sweet treats! HEHEHE!!

Home sweet home said...


Lovely and sweet card,fab colours and the image is so cute and fun:):)

Wish you a lovely week:)


debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable, cute card and I absolutely love it.

Bubbles said...

Glossy accents on the cherries? That's inspired!
It's a gorgeous card... with the little signature button heart too - so sweet!
I've just popped over from Pixie's place to say "hello!",

Laura said...

Just gorgeous Jules,
I love those cheeky mice! The gingham papers are lovely too. Hope your wedding show went well!
Laura xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just stunning, huggles Pops x x x

Di said...

Brilliant Jules! A quick card? Ha, I've got two similar LOTV stamps, never used as am sure the colouring would take me forever :( Time to dig them out I think!

Love the way it all co-ordinates - but then I wouldn't expect anyfink else.

Love, Di xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

this card is yummy , love the colours and the gingham. janex

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your red.white and blue colours and stunning sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

What a cutie Jules & love the addition of the sparkle too x

Roma said...

Aww cute card Jules!

gorgeous stamp ,i am rubbish with stamps as my colouring is very poor ,but i love looking at everyones cards .

The colours are lovely & fresh x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The image is so sweet and I love the colour combo.
Lorraine x

Viv said...

Love this to bits Jules - image, gingham, layout EVERYTHING!!! x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card.

cotnob said...

This is adorable Jules, the red and blue gingham look fab.

Carole Z said...

I do love this cute little image..lovely card, so pretty! Carole Z X

Unknown said...

This is adorable! Those mice are too cute and I just love the glitter :)

May said...

Beautiful card, lOVE that image so cute!! Your colouring is fabulous.. Great design & colours... Love the blue gingham paper... Hugs May x x x

Tedz said...

I love the way you put this one together Jules, the cakes look really scrummy but I remember your cupcake cards! At least I can't put on any weight by just looking! Pauline xx

Kathleen said...

Love this card, nice and cheerful and lovely image, well have to say that as I bought it too, not sure if I have used it yet, yes another item unused.
Note to self use all unused items.

Kath x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so cute Jules.
Sue x

Mrs A. said...

Cute meeces card and would double as a Valentines card methinks. Hugs Mrs A.

Patricia said...

Oh! My! Goodness! How did I manage to miss this stunning card?
Absolutely beautiful, love those mice

Patricia xx

scrappymo! said...

What a cute card...I love all those little mice!!!

I love the colours you chose and the gifgham paper and ribbon look so pretty.

No psending for me either . We have to insure our truck as well and pay our fees for the lot up at the lake...eeeek also!

Even though yous ave for it, it is still a shocking feeling to hand over that much money in one month!

Bonnie said...

I'm not usually too keen on mice in the kitchen, Jules, but this group is adorable! Love all the gingham too!