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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, 19 January 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Hubby and I have decided to confine ourselves to barracks for the whole two days .. .. it isn't nice out there!!

Lots on my "do list" so a good chance to knuckle down and get some of those tasks crossed off.

I have been able to cross one of them off with the help of Sketch Saturday and Penny Black Saturday who between them have allowed me to come up with this little share.  Great challenges ladies .. .. thank you!!! xx

So this is my share of the day:


This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3868J" Portraits
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Swiss Dots"
Nestabilities:  Classic Squares and Lacey Squares
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and Pearls from my Stash Box

The challenges I have entered are:

Penny Black Saturday (January) - theme January Blues
Sketch Saturday - follow the sketch.  I have added it here in case you fancy playing along (I have rotated the sketch).

So that is me for today.

Off to get a few more things off my long, long list LOL!!!

Enjoy your Saturday and I will catch you tomorrow with my snippet make.



Stamps and Paper said...

A very pretty card Jules the blue and white looks so clean..great sentiment too


Jen said...

Oh julie.... I just love what you have done with my sketch!!

It's gorgeous

Jen xxxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules what a beautiful pale blue
jacqui x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the image and such a beautiful shade of blue.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

Good job cutting down on the To Do List! And GREAT job on this card!! I love the colors and the layers--so pretty!!

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,such a lovely stamp and fab

Fiona said...

wow...this is gorgeous!!


Kath said...

A beautiful card - I love your bow and the fab glitter.
Kath x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your cards just get better and better, and this one is gorgeous. I love the simple design, soft blue colour combo and fabulous papers.

Viv's Visuals said...

Love this to bits Jules!

Anonymous said...

great card Jules, very pretty!

MARY B said...

what a fabulous CARD I love it! Mary x

Rarelion101 (Kerrie Doodle's Mummy) said...

Jules, your work is so beautiful. Ive only recently discovered your blog and i'm so glad i did.

Lorraine x

lisa said...

It's perfect crafting weather isn't it, although I don't think we got nearly as much as you down south. I hope you are keeping warm and cosy.
This is such a pretty card, I love the blues.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs Lisax

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is simply beautiful, the colours, papers the image it all look amazing.
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the beautiful colour and fab design.
We have a 5 foot snowman in the garden now, but he's starting to lean....!
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

gorgeous - love the way you can make a card look fabulous and the only stamp is a sentiment one!
We are confined too - with lots of yummy food, so much for being good! x

Tedz said...

Beautiful card Jules, love that stamp and the blues. That ribbon is delicious! I am staying indoors as well, much too cold outside! Pauline xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card it loves so delicate and pretty. Enjoy your 2 days indoors, l have had to change my reclusive behaviour with my little puppy, l have been out more this month than in the last 18 months. x Susan x

Kerry said...

Great card Jules & I love the Penny Black stamp.

Lv Kerry xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh the blue is so pretty .. love the simplicity
sorry i havent been around much this week
Lisa x

Carol said...

Love the clean, fresh look of this card Jules. Carol x

MagsB said...

This is so chic and elegant, and I love the bling on the flowers!!

Stay warm!

love Mags B x

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, love the pale blue and simple layout. Where would we be without PB and card! Don't blame you staying indoors. Loads of that pesky white stuff outside our door. Pretty to look at the countryside cloaked in winter white. But not pretty to drive it :-( It's thawing a little. And I hope some more by tomorrow, so that I can go on the food run. Assuming that peeps have not panic bought and that the HGVs have made it to the local supermarkets. Stay safe and warm, hugs, Pauline xx

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Jules ! what a pretty image and I love the subtle sparkle and the way you've done the centre of the flowers… it's really beautiful ! :-)
Hope you have a good weekend!
Stay safe and warm!
Love Sue xx

Gillian said...

Aw this is really pretty Jules

Beryl said...

I've been confined to barracks since Wednesday - and it looks like it could go on lot loner too.
The image is lovely - but I can't see why they named it portraits! Love the added stickles on the flower centres and the fab big sentiment.It's a lovely card.
Beryl xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love these flowers and the stickles on the stamens!

Faye said...

I do struggle with blue, but I love it. This is a really pretty creation. Have a fab Sunday indoors. X

Carole Z said...

Morning Jules...I confined myself to the craft room again yesterday..two days! Your card is really really lovely: the layout is fab and the colours and papers you have used are so light and fresh..brilliant! Carole Z X

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Jules! I love those fresh blues and every little detail is just perfect! Enjoy your day :) Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

That is just SUCH a great idea for a card Jules.

Good idea to say indoors . . . currently snowing here! xxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jules,
ah a real fav of mine blue and white and notice your craft black and white card below too - gorgeous!!!

And thanks so much for popping over and sahring your enjoyment of the brayer video I made..

It was a blessing to me to have the video by Sandy Hulsart I learnt from so when it was removed wanted the share it again.

I have made the two cards with the backgrounds one s going to Bernie and other is going to Mrs. A, so when they have them am going to blog them :D
thanks again, Shaz in Oz.x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow that is just stunning I do love the layers youve created and the papers and sentiment just finish of a beautiful card. hugs Shirleyxx

loftylass said...

Very neat Jules - love the colours. We are staying indoors for the next few days too .... Happy crafting.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

so pretty , love the soft blues. janex

Wendy said...

So beautiful Jules, love the have made me think now, think I may have that PB stamp and never used it, off to have a look.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

Sally said...

Love the simplicity of this one Jules & the sentiment is really lovely. I ventured out in the snow with my camera yesterday & it was really heavy going but I got some great snowy pics. Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Sally x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Jules, I love the little pearl details and soft pastel blues.
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend confined to barracks and have managed make a dent in your 'do list'.

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
i love the patterns from this card and it is so elegant.
it is snowing very hard here right now, so i give warm and lovely greetings to you.
hugs Ann

Lynn said...

A beautiful card Jules, so fresh and uncluttered. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Still snowing here in the West Mids! Lynn x

Whisper said...

Oh absolutely stunning hun, Luv Sam x

Sooty said...

Love the stamp and you use fab colours really nice card x

Anonymous said...

So fresh and pretty Jules! Love the flower stamp you've used.

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. The image is gorgeous and the blue is so fresh.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.beautiful soft blue colours and i love the pretty flowers :D

xx coops xx

hyper_ni said...

I love this image and your colour choice is so soft and pretty a perfect match. :)

Laura said...

Wow Jules, such a pretty card, the colours are lovely too.
Laura xx

jules said...

oh Jules love this my fav colour blue! it really is gorgeous!

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is super pretty with the multiple stamps and the sparkly centres, Jules. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Lesley