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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, 16 February 2013


Hi Everyone

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

Our weather here has been really lovely .. .. and it seemed to stay light until quite late!  Spring must be on it's way .. .. woo hoo!!!!

Just a quick share from me tonight as we are expecting visitors very soon .. .. and I still have a few things to do ahead of them arriving.

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black 1444K "Hedgehog Bouquet"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Boho Chic"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Woodware Punches:  Flowers
ProMarkers and Chalk
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it.

Time to run and make myself look a little more presentable and to find somewhere to hide my Big Shot Pro .. .. not something you can tuck away in a corner very easily .. .. and not something most folk would expect to find in your kitchen.  Though I could perhaps pass it off as a machine for making pasta sheets for lasagne  LOL!!

Have a good evening everyone and I'll catch you tomorrow with my snippet make.



Carol said...

So cute Jules, love the papers and your layout. Lovely weather here too. Carol x

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous hun and great stitching too, enjoy your evening, Luv Sam x

Lisa Jane said...

yes its been a lovely day here too.. feels really spring like .. and your card is perfect for such a day
Lisa x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Jules, great colours, image and papers
jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

Yes, spring is definitely on it's way - I didn't have to desert my craft room until much later today :)

A beautiful and fresh card!

Have a lovely evening with your visitors. Pasta maker, lol!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules! This is such a cute card and image! Great colouring and papers and love your stitches! Carole Z X

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely cutie card Jules love your papers and super layout


Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules. Your card is gorgeous. I love that cute hedgie and the papers are beautiful.
I hope you have a good evening.
Hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

awwww Jules, great card I love the Penny Black hedgehogs! Really well designed well done!

Kathleen said...

Lovely card, fab papers and a super image.

Kath x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
your card is so cute and gorgeous!
Penny black is the best especially when you can see the whole image lol!!
I hope you have a fab weekend with your visitors and have a well deserved break.
Take care
Love Eve xx

Juls said...

beautiful! Love the soft colours! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous,love the fab

Debs M said...

love that image - yummy papers x

Karen Knott said...

Love the colours on this cute card Jules, that top backing paper is lush :)
Have a great weekend
Kaz x

MagsB said...

Lovely! But where's the h - oh hang on - *squints* - aha! Got it!

I hope you're having a great time with your visitors!

love Mags B x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabby hedgie.... Spring coming for you thats good.....
Lovin pink petticoat messages....
Hugs Sylvie
Enjoy your

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the cute little hedgie and the pretty papers.
Have a good evening
Lorraine x

Marie-Louise said...

Another gorgeous card Jules.

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

Long time no posting! Fabulous card as always. I'm sure Spring is on its way too. Roll on the longer days. Hope to return to posting soon after a really long break.

Best Wishes

Sarah x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the sweet image and fabby papers.
Wendy xx

Anne said...

Hi Jules! What a little beauty. Hope you enjoy your night with friends. I never thought of using my Cuttlebug for making pasta sheets ... could run it through with an embossing folder and make it all pretty. By the way, don't be fooled it's nearly spring, snow forecast for middle of next week again, grrr. Hugs x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I thought I recognised the lovely colours of this card - it's a pad I bought recently because of the colour. That Hedgie is a cute one. Thank you for your lovely comment even though you are very busy at the moment. Ching I hear you cry! Yep! I am jealous every time I see that ribbon! Have a lovely Sunday, Pauline xx

Sooty said...

I really dont know where you find the time, but glad you do another fab card x

EELS said...

Hi Jules,
what a lovely Spring-y looking card, we're heading into Autumn here which is my fave season, then comes winter again then we do it all again lol.

Roma said...

Lol! Jules i was laughing at your pro being past off as a pasta sheet making machine.

your card is gorgeous ,beautiful colour of papers & adorable image ,i was struggling to find the heart but spotted it in the end .x

Little K Smith said...

Aawwww just so pretty Jules! Adore the sweet hedgie and I love the gorgeous soft colours!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Cynthia said...

Adorable!! LOVE the flowers--both the ones in the image and the ones you punched too.

Sally said...

Morning Jules,
Love this cute card, great colours and love the layout.
You latest makes are fab especially the Mum one with the button and button hole such a great idea :)
Have a lovely day.....sun is shining here so fingers crossed Spring is on its way!!
Hugs Sally xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the super cute image and the very pretty papers. Ooh! you could make some fabulous pasta shapes hun, all hearts of course lol!

Donna x

cotnob said...

A lovely card Jules, sweet image and those papers are fab.

jules said...

Oh Jules very cute that image! you made a gorgeous card with it!!!

scrappymo! said...

Adorable image...PB images always make me say that!

This is such a pretty the little shot of colour in the flowers!