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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.


Friday, 26 April 2013


Hi Everyone

Woo hoo .. .. the weekend is just about here!!

It has been quite a busy week in the old House of Hearts but I am actually quite pleased with my progress .. .. not very often you will hear me say that!!

Our youngest Son moves out of his flat next weekend so tomorrow I am going to help him with some of his packing .. .. we have been chipping away at it over the last few weeks but now it is getting close to him having to finally put all his vinyl and CDs into sealed boxes!! Oh, parting is such sweet sorrow!

I mustn't be too flippant about this though because he feels the same way about his music as I feel about my craft pod and its contents.  If we were moving house on a Saturday I bet I wouldn't pack my craft goodies away until Thursday LOL!!!  Well perhaps just a few things could be packed away early!!!

So a busy couple of weekends ahead that I am trying not to think about too much!!

I am really enjoying playing along with sketch challenges at the moment (as you may have noticed) and  today I am playing along with the Friday Sketch Challenge with this little creation

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3338J" Long Kiss
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits a mixture of "Always and Forever FQB" and "Always and Forever Too"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Nellie Snellen Punch "FLP008" Branch 2  (that has been pruned a bit)
Crafter's Companion:  Die'sire Dies "Scalloped Tags"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle

Gosh that felt a bit of a long list for me!!!

If you fancy playing along then this is the sketch I followed

Hope you all have a great rest of the day and a lovely weekend.

Catch you again soon



Marie-Louise said...

Aww this is gorgeous. My favourite hedgies and fabulous paper.

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply adorable card Jules and perfect backing papers...
Your post made me smile...only other crafters can understand why need we need all the stash we have...I also like music when crafting but mainly 50's & 60's I'm afraid... Have a great weekend..


Louise said...

Hi Jules,

Lovely card again today and such pretty papers. Good luck with the packing up - don't envy you that task at all. Have a great weekend. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Loe the sweet image... And the PP papers
Hugs Sylvie
Enjoy your weekend....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Jules.
Wendy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Awwww that image is just delightful! I love the soft colours, pretty lace and of course your wonderful stitching.
hugs Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Jules love your image and papers
jacqui x

Anonymous said...

hehe just think when son moved out think of all that space to use for ribbon and other crafty stuff, Jules! LOL!!!

Love the Hedgie card, as always! They are just the sweetest images! Love the pretty rosy paper and text! The lace matches beautifully!

Very Chic!

Have yourself a great weekend!!!

Juls said...

this is so sweet!! Love your DP's and the fab stitched detail! hugs Juls

Di said...

Oh Jules, this really is adorable! Super PB image and such a lovely card, as always.

Were your ears burning earlier today I wonder, I was making a Joy fold card following your brilliant article in this month's QCME magazine. I LOVE measuring, cutting and sticking so was in my element - plus I used a few snippets on the way :)

Laughed about the packing away of craft stuff, know just what you mean - going on holiday is tough (well, sort of tough) and am always itching to play as soon as we get home.

Good luck to your son in his move!

Hugs, Di xx

rosie said...

absolutely stunning Jules. love the image. fab colours and yay I can see the heart LOL!! am hopeless at finding them.
great layout too x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,love the

cuilliesocks said...

Love those hedgies jules, gorgeous card, colours and design are great, kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Good luck with the packing.

May said...

Love your take on the sketch Jules, Beautiful soft colours & wonderful image...Love the papers & design... Beautiful! Hugs May x x x

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweetie.

Good luck with the packing - i so hate packing, if i ever move again, we are getting people in to do it, luv Sam x

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules,
Well that card is just so darned cute I love it. The papers you have used are really pretty
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules… what a sweet image and I love the pretty papers and layout… and the lace and stitiching is beautiful… such pretty colours!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Sharon said...

Another beautiful card Jules made with a beautiful image and beautiful papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Jules, such a sweet image and lots of lovely details.
Have a great weekend.

Debbie said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card Jules.Love Penny Black images.Hope the move goes well for your son.Hugs Debbie x

Julie Kitchener said...

oh what a gorgeous sweet card Jules! love it,enjoy the weekend keep busy as always!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, love the sketch ad lovely soft colours.
So glad it's Friday, year end at work...everyone goes mad trying to meet their targets.
Have a fab weekend.
Sue x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and I hope you have a lovely weekend too...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Bonnie said...

Awh! This is too cute!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the pretty papers, they just happened to drop in my basket when they had the sales the other week!!
The little hedgies are so adorable and the sketch looks fab. Love it!
Lorraine x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww such a pretty card Jules, adore the sweet hedgies and I love the delish papers too!
Good luck to your son with his move!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, lovely take on the card sketch, such pretty papers and another really cute image, hugs and hope you get to relax at some point over the weekend! Carole Z X

Beryl said...

It's lovely Jules. Those pretty papers tone with the image perfectly.
Beryl xx

mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Such a cute image and love the papers and colours.
Hope you have a good weekend.

MagsB said...

Oh so pretty! Your papers are gorgeous and the hedgies are so sweet!

Good luck with your son's move! My daughter is moving out of the family home in September and is supposed to be clearing STUFF out of her room.... I expect we'll be having a panicky fortnight just before she goes!


love Mags B xxx

Cynthia said...

That paper is just dreamy!! It so fits the sweet couple!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.stunning sweet hedgies and your soft colours are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

Adorable image and adorablecard...I was searching for the addition of the heart and almost missed almost had me there!

Carol said...

This is so sweet Jules, love the pretty papers. Carol x

Carole said...

Super card Jules, love the soft colours and the sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week @ Friday Sketch Challenge.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Carole said...

Super card Jules, love the soft colours and the sweet image! Thanks for joining us this week @ Friday Sketch Challenge.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx