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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.


Sunday, 6 January 2013


Hi Everyone

Well the time has come for my little Christmas Quiz to come to an end.

Thank you to everyone who took time to take part .. .. I am just sorry that there can only be two winners.

So who was the first to name all those images correctly?

Well it was the super fast

From Panda's Paper Playtime

who responded with the correct answers within the first hour to say :

Well Jules, that was a fun way to wait for the turkey to cook.

1 1590f loving mice
2 4118h mimi's heart
3 3295k rose heart
4 1873h xmouse ornament
5 2985l duck-noel
6 1506j just wishing you
7 3212k much gifted
8 4239k scented message
9 1652j cheesecake wish
10 1670k sugar sweet dreams
11 3980k team effort
12 1342k hugs and kisses for you

have a great christmas and thank you for all your words of encouragement.



I'm pleased I wasn't responsible for a burnt turkey!!!!! (Well I'm assuming I wasn't !!)
Well done Amanda

The next winner was "landed" by Mr Heart himself.  LOL!!!

The London Kids kindly recreated one of the lovely games my Sis and I used to play as kids
(whilst I had a lovely soak in a bubbly bath) and we sent Mr Heart magnetic fishing
.. .. using a heart with a magnet attached as his bait
and a magnet on the back of all the eligible winners.

So before fishing began everything was fairly set out like this

and Mr Heart fished at arms length and  caught the second winner (blurry action shot there LOL!!)

Yes the winner of the second prize is

Eve is one of my lovely email followers and I think I gave her a bit of
late night torture.

She doesn't have a blog at the moment that I can link to .. .. but is trying to pluck up courage to start one

Eve wrote:

Hi Jules,
              hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2013. That's the nice bit out of the way, I must tell you that I have large bags under my eyes and a crazed look on my face - with the amount of penny black stamps that I have searched through I could now go on mastermind!! You can go off some people you know!! I made the big mistake of just having a 'quick' search at 11:00 o'clock last night and 2 HOURS later for picture number 2 I thought it was a snowman eating a cookie and for picture 5 I thought it was a duck with a trumpet!! Crazy!
Anyway well done you meanie! Here is my entry :

Picture number one
Loving mice

Picture number two
Mimi's heart

Picture number three
Rose heart

Picture number four
Xmouse ornament

Picture number five

Picture number six
Just wishing you

Picture number seven
Much gifted

Picture number eight
Scented message

Picture number nine
Cheesecake wish

Picture number ten
Sugar sweet dreams

Picture number eleven
Team effort

Picture number twelve
Hugs & kisses for you


The other thing that I noticed was the brilliant cards on your blog and why I follow it! keep up the great work

best crafty wishes

Eve x

Thank you so much to everyone who took part and congratulations to
Amanda and Eve

I hope you enjoy your prizes as much as I have enjoyed
putting them together for you. 

Here are all the pictures and answers and the names link to the creations on my blog.

Loving MICE

mimi's heart

This one was a little naughty because
you needed to do a bit of searching
away from my blog once you had found
the image.  Sorry folks .. .. but you
did have 12 days!!!

or 40-095 (cling version)
Rose Heart

Xmouse Ornament!


Just Wishing You ...

Much Gifted!

Scented Message

Cheesecake Wish

Sugar Sweet Dreams

I also accepted Sugar Sweet Dream
for this one because that is how it
showed on my blog.

team effort

Hugs & Kisses for You

I also allowed Hugs and Kisses for You
Hugs n Kisses for You

Have fun with your prizes ladies.  I hope you like them when they arrive.

I know some of the image names have exclamation marks
and capital letters in strange places and random full stops
but I didn't worry about any of those when checking the answers
.. as long as the picture number, image number and image name were correct
they were allowed into the selection pool for a swim about
waiting to be caught by Mr Heart  LOL!!

Sorry there has to be so many disappointed players .. .. but at least I can make two people smile!

If you could email me with your addresses ladies I will get your prizes away to you asap
and will also let you know how to claim your wonderful prize from
Liz over at Pink Petticoat (thanks again Liz xx)

... ... and for anyone not lucky enough to win then there is a fabby sale on over at Pink Petticoat
with colour collections on sale for £1.00!!!!
I even managed to find a few I hadn't got in my collection woo hoo!!!.

Our visitors will be leaving tomorrow morning at "daft o'clock" and hubby returns to work so
my blog and craft pod should be returning to normal!!  Well as normal as it ever gets LOL!!

Happy Sunday everyone .. .. I am off to share my last day of freedom with my big baby boy and his wife
before they return to London tomorrow  :-(

Thanks for your help London Kids and Mr Heart!  xxx



Whisper said...

Well done to the winners and i can at least be satisfied that i did get them all right !!, great competition Jules and thanks for doing it, Luv Sam x

Annie13 said...

Amanda and Eve congrats, I wish you a lot of pleasure with your new toys !!
xx Annie

Di said...

Wow, well done to Amanda and Eve. I'm delighted for Amanda especially as she's a real little trouper with her regular commenting - and Eve is also a very lucky girl.

And huge thanks to you Jules for taking the time and trouble to organise this fun quiz - not to mention the fabulous prize, sigh :(

Hug, Di xx

Sue said...

Wow! Amanda truly deserves the prize for getting all the right answers correct in an hour!! and on Christmas Day too!! well done to her and also to Eve - hope they enjoy those gorgeous and very generous prizes! :-))
Thanks for the quiz Jules.. it really was fun to do! I like a challenge!
and LOVE the Fishing game to pick a Winner - brings back lots of fun memories - we used to play that every xmas!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Amanda said...

I won I can't believe it, thank you. And the turkey was perfect in the end but was taking forever to cook lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, well done to the 2 ladies who won those super prizes in your Christmas quiz & how you found time to get all that going over the holidays is amazing. Belated New Year wishes, I bet you had a wonderful time with all your family.
Sally x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, well done to the 2 ladies who won the super prizes in your Christmas quiz & how you found the time to put all that together over the holidays is amazing. A belated Happy New Year to you & I hope you had a wonderful time with your family.
Sally x

Hazel said...

Congrats to the winners - it was such fun, Jules - thanks for all the hard work that you put into it x

Kath said...

Congratulations to the winners!

The magnetic fishing took me on a trip down memory lane as my sister and I used to love playing that - how times have changed!

Kath x

Carole Z said...

Well done to the winners! Carole Zxx

mags said...

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you Jules for a fun quiz.

Sooty said...

Wel done to the the winners Amanda and Eve so jealous :( . Thanks Jules for giving me headache and not even winning lol Looking forward to seeing your cards for 2013. Happy Crafting xx

Debs said...

Congrats to the two well deserving winners :o)

Fabulous quiz Jules - really enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to the next one lol!!!

Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and here's to a Happy Healthy New Year.
Take care
Debs xx

Cynthia said...

Congrats, ladies!! And thanks, Jules--I had so much fun looking up the answers and wading through all your lovely makes! =D

coops said...

huge congratulations to amanda and eve. enjoy your goodies ladies and thanks so much jules for your fun christmas quiz :S

xx coops xx

Linby said...

Well done to the winners and thanks Jules for an entertaining quiz.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Many congrats to the winners!

Sarn xxx

Jules said...

Email message from Eve (postal address etc removed).

Hi Jules,
YIPPPEEEE!! I won. I can't believe it, I never win anything ever! It just proves you've got to be in it to win it. I am definitely doing the lottery this week! All those late nights of penny black searching paid off! Well at least I didn't need to count sheep to get to sleep, I counted mice, hedgehogs, ducks and even snowmen - or so I thought! Well I have no excuse now not to start my own blog with all those lovely goodies to play with. Watch this space!
Thank you so much Jules for putting together a brilliant competition and thank Mr. heart for the lucky fishing rod catch!

Thanks again Jules and you will be the first to see my new blog

lots of hearts

Eve x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm pleased I at least got the answers correct! And I love how you picked the winners Jules! Happy New Year! Hugs, Lesley