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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.

Saturday 13 April 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!!!

I hope your weekend is going well.

The weather will have been dry and bright for my happy couple who were getting married this afternoon.  I am just hoping they managed some lovely photographs before the rain started :-(  .  .  .   that is the one thing you can't arrange for your wedding day isn't it.  Decent weather!!

But I am sure they won't have let a few rain drops spoil their special day.  

I had a little play with the Sketch Saturday Challenge sketch earlier today and came up with this little creation below (though my pictures are appearing in reverse order for some reason):

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3377K" Whispers
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  My Minds Eye "On The Sunny Side"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle Large and Scalloped Circles Large
Josy Rose:  Acrylic Domes
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Buttons, charm and button twine from my stash box

and if you fancy playing along this is the sketch I followed.

We are off out for a meal with friends tonight so I had better go and make myself look decent!!!

Have a great evening everyone and I will catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.  I hear on the grapevine that a few of the scallywags from the snippet playground hit Ally Pally today.  Oh my goodness .. .. I bet they wreaked havoc!!  LOL!!!

Enjoy tonight!!



Viv said...

Lovely Jules! Fab colours!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the paper pieced flower and fab layout. So pretty.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I do like that sketch, Jules, and I love what you've done with it. A lovely, bright and cheery card.

Hope you have a lovely evening!

Anne said...

Love the colours you've used on this one Jules. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Hugs x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Jules, pretty papers and I love your paper pieced image.
I hope you had a lovely evening with your friends.

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the gorgeous image and those papers are YUMMY! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby hun, one of my favourite PB's to paper piece and what fabby papers too.

It started raining here about 1pm and hasn't stopped !!, Luv Sam x

Doreen said...

Beautiful Jules...lovely design and

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules great papers and design
jacqui x

Sue said...

Wonderful card Jules. I love that image and the paper are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Very pretty Jules, love the papers you've used. Carol x

Carole said...

Nice spring colours, hope you enjoyed your evening. Sadly didn't go to ally pally but daughter is working there tomorrow so maybe I might be in for a surprise if she gets a break to do some shopping. Xx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and papers - your stitching is lovely x

Cynthia said...

Have a wonderful evening, Jules! I love this card--the backing papers are so cute, as are the flowers!!

Beryl said...

It's a great card Jules. It will brighten someone's day - rain or shine.
Beryl xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous I love it, Mary x

Kath said...

Lovely card and the PB image.
Kath x

Sarn said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules. Love everything about it.

I can reveal that 4 of scallywags were paragons of virtue, but the 5th was a bit of a vandal. Saying no more! xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh what gorgeous colours and papers
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, great take on the sketch!
Helen x

coops said...

so stunning jules.really gorgeous design and colours and i love the floral image ;D

xx coops xx

brenda said...

Our servers had the heeby jeebies all weekend Jules, some come, some go and some just bounce back. Supposedly they are working on it, but it so often happens weekends and I think it's when they do their maintenance etc., but just never tell anyone.

B x

Patricia said...

Jules this is beautiful, I love the papers and the colours you have used .

Patricia xxx

Bonnie said...

Love how you've used these papers, Jules! Looks like a beloved quilt!

scrappymo! said...

Great take on that sketch...Love the colours and the pretty stamp that you paper pieced.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful paper piecing! I love paper peicing at the moment, awesome!

Juls said...

Fab!! Love all the patterns together!! Hugs Juls

Anke said...

Oh Jules your card is so beautiful ...


Brenda said...

What fabulous papers on this card! I am love the color combo, the image is so sweet, love the charm on the twine too! Great sketch and I love your take on it!