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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, 23 February 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and your weekend has got off to a good start.

We are having the "very odd" flake of the white stuff here this morning .. .. so I wonder if we are going to have a little covering later?!?!?!

I have missed taking part in the Sketch Saturday Challenge the last few weeks so decided to play along nice and early this week and here is my little creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2243K" Bee Costume
Sentiment:  Hero Arts "CL171" Sparkle Clear Tickets
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Isabelline"
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Gems and Buttons from my stash box

and if you fancy playing along here is the lovely sketch I worked to:

Major sorting out and re-organisation going on in the House of Hearts today .. . and then hopefully this evening I will get chance to have a sit down and relax with a catch up in blogland!

I was hoping to have done some visiting last night but by the time I sat down I was just "too tired" .. .. or lazy!!!!!!!

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.



Little K Smith said...

Ooohhh I do love these new papers! And I can't believe I haven't got this PB puddy cat! A gorgeous card Jules! We've got abit of the white stuff too, it does look like we've got dandruff when it lands on us though! ;D
Have a lovely weekend :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Jules just love that sweet little cat, great layout and lovely backing papers


sassy said...

oving the lemon and the greys fab lo...and a adorable image purrrfect card hugs sassyxxxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this cute card great colours and papers
jacqui x

Amanda said...

Such a gorgeous image, this is one of the first pb stamps I ever wanted but I still havent bought it doh.. Love the papers to and hope the reorg is going well. Hugs, Amanda x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Almost did not see the heart! :)

Cynthia said...

We're having a rainy, dreary, cold day over here and your card warmed my heart and brought a smile to my face! Thanks for posting such an adorable card!!

Anne said...

Another stunner Jules. The PP paper is beautiful. Lovely day here, Mr C out cutting down bushes. Don't you be overdoing things! Hugs x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card can you believe l nearly picked this stamp out of my box 2 hours ago to use on a card today. x Susan x

Carol said...

Love it Jules. The image is so cute and the papers are perfect. Carol x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules
Your card is gorgeous. I love that joyful image and the colours and papers are beautiful.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Roma said...

Lovely card Jules ,love the layout,papers & image ,love the colours x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Awh!!! This is gorgeous, just love your colouring and use of colour.

It also uses the fabulous P.P papers, which I have purchased after seeing your previous fabaroony creations using them.

You are one naughty lady, you show me so many lovely things that I HAVE to have, and then I go on a shopping spree!!

Have a great weekend.

Love Sheila x

Karen Knott said...

Love this card Jules, the papers are gorgeous. Cant wait until I get a new printer and i can treat myself to some PP papers :)
It has been trying to snow here all day too but nothing to show for it so far thank goodness.
Kaz x

Gillian said...

Aw Jules, this is so sweet

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, you always find the most delightfully cute images! I love this and your colours/colouring - I've still yet to use these papers,note to self - must print some off tonight, Carole Z X

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Such a sweet image and love the papers, buttons and design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. The PB stamp looks fabulous and I love those pretty papers.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous image and colouring and love the use of those fab new papers again. Great sketch too.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Wonderful card Jules, love the very sweet image and all the pretty details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,I have just made a card with these papers,love

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love this cute bumblebee cat and your colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Brilliant Jules! One of my fave stamps and I love the lemon and grey. Took me a while to spot a heart though :)

QCME arrived yesterday - and I scrabbled through, as always, to spot your hearts :))

Love, Di xx

Sue said...

Aww this is SO cute Jules… what a sweet image and I love your soft colouring… the papers are absolutely stunning… it's a fab layout! :-)
Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Irene said...

Another stunning card Jules, with such gorgeous papers and adorable image.

Beryl said...

Oh this is such a sweet image and the bp's match it perfectl.Hope you get to have a rest tonight - I'll be out dancing my socks off.
Beryl xx

Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
What a super, sweet, fun card, love the image,papers and the fabulous layout.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Jules! The papers go so well with the image.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super card Jules, this is one of my fav PB stamps , so cute with smile-abilty . janex

MagsB said...

This is terrific, aren't those papers beautiful? I love the cute PB cat, isn't he fun?

Good luck with the sorting, and I hope you have a great week!

love Mags B x

April Diva said...

Fab colouring to blend with the lovely Pink Petticoat papers, hugs, Pauline x

Betty said...

Lovely card Jules such bright and cheerful colours. I'm still looking for the heart lol

Betty said...

Haha I've found it!

Sooty said...

Love the sweet little pussy cat, love the paper too i need to use them i have purchased them. Went to craft fair today in Stevenage brought a few bits and bobs like you do! I want to make a frame for my brothers 50th so collecting bits ready to make a start. Have a good week x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Such a cutie, love his sparkly wings!
hugs shell xx

cotnob said...

Another fabulous Penny Black image Jules, I think I need to increase my collection! Lovely yellow and grey papers.

coldwaters2 said...

ACE card Jules a great fun image and super papers, I love it.
lorraine x

Tedz said...

Lovely colourway on this card Jules
and a nice PB stamp. I like the sketch you've used. Pauline xx

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH I just ADORE this Bee-Kitty!!! EEK Sooo cute!!! Love Love Love it!!!! The PB images are just so unique and make me squeal each time I see them! Course you do them justice and beautifully as well, which is their charm! :D

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful soft colouring and papers...What an adorable image and adorable card...that ticket sentiment is fab...I am going to check that stamp out as I always love the ticket sentiments and the circle sentiments. Both are not seen in the stores I frequent...time for a little googling!

Brenda said...

OMGOsh this card just makes me smile from ear to ear! I love the cheeriness of this card, love the yellow papers, they are simple fabulous! And I love, love that cute little guy all dressed up as a bee! Too cute!!