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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.

Friday 22 March 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well and that all this pesky snow isn't causing you any problems.

We are hoping to hibernate this weekend .. .. so it can do what it wants .. .. but that isn't very fair on all of those folk who are going to have to brave it!!!!  So stay safe if you are out and about in it.

It hasn't amounted to much here but it is very, very cold.

Thought I was going to miss out on playing along with Pixies Crafty Snippet Challenge this week .. ..  but thankfully things have come nicely together this week so I have been able to join in after all .. .. yay!!!

Here is my little creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4127K" Born Wild!
Sentiment:  Kanban Tickets AS6008
Backing Papers:  A mixture from the snippet drawers
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  "Diamond Plate"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers and Chalks
Glossy Accents

and that is it.  Just time to get my scarf and gloves on and head off over to the playground.

Catch you again soon.

Hoping to have a few more creations to share over the next few days.

Have a great weekend.



Cathy said...

Hi Jules, this image is so cute! Love your colouring Cathy x

Kathleen said...

Great card, fab colouring and I have had my stamp of this out and can't see a heart on mine. lol

Kath x

Irene said...

Hi Jules

Oh I love your card, that PB image is one of my alltime favourites. Brilliant colouring, design and papers.

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. I love the hedgies and this is superb.

Sue B said...

Aww this is So sweet Jules… what a fab image and your colouring is beautiful !! Love the embossing and gorgeous papers! :-)
Yes it's very cold here in Manchester too... we have had snow but thankfully it hasn't settled...
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Great card for a make the little hedgy and your papers and embossed card go so well


mags said...

Beautiful Jules. Love the image and your colour combo. Hope you have a good weekend.

Carol said...

Charmin' little creation it is too Jules. Love the image. Think I'm going to hibernate this weekend too! Carol x

Sue said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love that image, gorgeous papers and the embossing looks brilliant.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules,I love this image and your colouring is fab! Super layout and use of embossing folder, Carole Z X

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're well hun :) This is a fabulous card! Love it! The image is fantastic and I still need to get this one! ;D I love the papers n colours and fab embossing too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

MagsB said...

What a cute biker! (I used to have a motorbike, and the leather bomber jacket to go with it lol!) I love the 'industrial' embossing, it looks so good!

Have a lovely weekend, and stay warm!

love Mags B x

Carole said...

Hi Jules, great card, love the chequer plate i have a stamp but think i might have to buy that embossing folder. I might go for the pro after all as want to do 12 X 12. Snows just arrived here hope its gone by the morning as i am off to london to surprise my sister with afternoon tea. Sunday off for a day cropping so busy weekend for me. hope you have a good one xx

scrappymo! said...

Love this snippets card...I am so partial to Penny Black images!
My scrapbook store had stamps 40% off last week so I broke out some birthday money and bought 2 new sets...I am so excited! I am going to get them inked up and printed when i get back from my Mum's again,

Your card is so lovely...I really like that embossing folder...I don't have that one so will use one of Little Mr P's wheels on his it through some ink and then apply if to paper...It will do for now and then I am going to track that folder down . You used it befroe aon another lovely card and I drooled over it then too!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

BRilliant! Your red graph paper and metal tile are the perfect accompaniment to this delightfully coloured cool hedgey, Jules, Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

LOVE this rocking roady hedgehog on his motorbike hog! Too Fun!!

The red and silver is great!

Unknown said...

Brilliant card, I love it, Mary x

Di said...

Aw Jules, this is fabulous! LOVE the hedgie image and the papers and embossing go so well. My guess is that you deliberately picked that embossing folder - it's perfect and looks just like the tread of a tyre! So glad you came to play after all :)

Love, Di xx

debby4000 said...

Sooooooo cute.

Lorraine said...

Brilliant card Jules. I love the PB hedgy and the metal effect embossing looks fab.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,love the image and gorgeous

Sarn said...

SUPER! So glad you made it to the playground this week . . . hope you bought your mackintosh and wellies. It's been wet and some have had SNOW! xxx

Viv said...

Great job as ever Jules - we don't have much snow either but freezing cold..have to brave it as OH performing tonight at a posh 'do'.

Viv said...

Flippin eck - me again - just read what I'd said - 'performing'??? I meant he is playing the piano...and accompanying a soloist!!! (Not me I hasten to add!)

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Keep warm and safe. We have had a few inches of snow already and it's still snowing. :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules love that image and embossed background
jacqui x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I'm back from Dorset where we've had snow, warm sunshine and freezing rain! It's nice to be home. I love this hedgie and the colours you've used. Pauline xx

coops said...

stunning male card jules.great image and design and i love the fab embossing :D

xx coops xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the adorable image and fab design.

Donna x

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love your fun image and great colours - glad to see you found time to play.
Have a great weekend hibernating - sounds like a good idea to me.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules

Great card, love the motorbiking hedgehog, he looks as if he's on a mission!

Just back from a few days in Amsterdam to be greeted with 2ft of snow at home! Thankfully our flight was only delayed for a few hours. I don't know, turn your back for a moment and look what happens lol

Hope you are staying warm and snuggly.

Have a lovely weekend, big hugs xx

Mrs A. said...

A perfect cutie and i found the heart in double quick time too. Hugs Mrs A.

Gillian R said...

What a fabulous stamp, love the card too

susiestacey said...

Great card Jules, love the hedgie stamp x Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, your creation is absolutely gorgeous, have a great weekend huggles Pops x x x

Eve said...

Hi Jules - LOVE this card!
The embossing looks fab and Hedgie is sooo cute!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx

Darnell said...

This one is such a delight in every way, Jules! I've got to get that image for the Mister!!

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jules this is a FAV PB stamp of mine!!!! love the card it's just gorgeous!!!

rosie said...

fab PB image. love the colours and I especially like the embossed effect with the diamond plate. great idea.

Brenda said...

Still smiling when I got to this card! How stinkin' cute it is!! I love that little hedgehog riding his scooter! And of course I love that his scooter is red!!! Too cute, love the diamond plate embossing-gives such a masculine feel to the card! Hugs!