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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, 20 April 2013


Hi Everyone

What a beautiful day!!!

The weather here is gorgeous .. .. what a shame it couldn't have been like this for my "happy couple" last Saturday .. .. but never mind I bet they are in Australia now so they won't be bothered!!  LOL!!

To be honest this weather would do me for Summer.

I found some exciting news over at Sketch Saturday when I checked this week's sketch out .. .. I was the lucky winner from last week's challenge and have won a voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp.  Gosh it is going to be difficult deciding what to spend my prize on .. .. they have masses of Penny Black stamps (and that is before I look at anything else on their vast site).

Anyway, I decided that the little image I coloured last night would work well with this week's sketch so this is what I have created:

This used:

Image:  Stamps by Judith and Heather "R-50-HK" Love-Bugs (mine came from the NEC a couple of years ago but I have found it on 'tinternet in case anyone is interested)
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes" (printed onto cream card) and the dotted paper is part of the "Isabelline" collection.
X-Cut Flower Punch
X-Cut Corner Rounder Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Adirondacks Ink Pad:  Cloudy Blue
Diamond Stickles
Self Adhesive Pearls

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

It is our first Saturday night in for a few weeks so we are planning a romantic dinner for two (also known as making the most of the dining room table being clear after a wedding stationery collection earlier today) LOL!!!

I hope you all have a great evening.  See you tomorrow with my snippets.



Juls said...

Love the finished project, gr8 combo of papers & I love the red stitching details hugs Juls xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous ... Love the image
Happy your weather is good...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Anne said...

What a cheeky little card, love everything about it. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs x

Debs M said...

well done on your win - gorgeous card and loving this sketch x

Amanda said...

Congrats on last weeks win, it was a gorgeous card. Love this weeks too, such a cute Mage and I love the colour combo . Hugs, Amanda x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such a cute image. Congrats on your win. Sue x

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulation on your win. Love the card. Enjoy the lovely sunshine. :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love the image it looks so much better on a

Carol said...

You've made a gorgeous card with your fabulous topper Jules. Gorgeous day here too. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

I really like this sketch. Your image is so nice it carries itself fully with this sketch. Love the image and the colouring.

I will have to look through mine and see if I have anything that would work with this great sketch.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Congrats on your win Jules, have fun shopping!
I love the papers you have used with that adorable image. The red stitching works so well and I love the cut out heart on the sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Adorable card, Jules! So happy to hear you are finally having wonderful weather!

Congratulations on the well-deserved win ~ have fun shopping!!

Lorraine said...

Love the finished card. The image is so cute and the design looks brilliant.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

So gorgeous Jules! Love the image and the colours and papers you've used. Great sketch - even I can do that one so have saved it in my sketch file.

Hope you and Dave have a lovely evening.

Whisper said...

Oh what a gorgeous image and great colour choice too.

Oooo lucky you, enjoy spending your wins and i look forward to seeing what you buy with it - there is always one problem with these vouchers i always spend more than i win !!, Luv Sam x

Di said...

Wonderful Jules - and well done on the win! Hugs, Di xx

Sooty said...

Love the finished article and well done for your win lucky you x enjoy your romantic evening x

Viv's Visuals said...

Cool card Jules - weather here been glorious today too... but it's raining now!!

cotnob said...

I love this card Jules, such an adorable image and the red and grey works so well together.
We have had a lovely sunny day today - I agree with you, this weather would be fine all summer for me as well.
Enjoy your romantic dinner.

Marie-Louise said...

I love this card. The image is just so cute and the papers are fantastic.

MagsB said...

Awww, what a cute image! A beautiful card! I hope you and Mr Heart enjoyed your 'romantic night in.'

love Mags B x

Brenda said...

Such a cute card Jules! I love those little lady bugs, they are too cute! I also love the sketch, your stitching makes a nice addition to the sketch!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your card Jules great image, layout and papers

I must admit I really like the Pink Petticoat papers they go with so much and the colours are gorgeous thank you for pointing me this way
jacqui xx

debby4000 said...

Soooooo cute and gorgeous too.

Anonymous said...

great use of the sketch and image Jules! Ack those ladybugs just slay me with their cuteness!!! I have such a soft spot for ladybugs! Probably because as a kid I would find and catch heaps! So awesome!

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules, yes the weather was simply divine! Lets hope its the same for the rest of today also!
Lovely to see the image in all of its glory onboard another stunning card!

Can I ask, do you use anything special to adhere the josy rose nail heads that you use?

Keryn x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Jules.
Congrats on your win.
Wendy xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the sweet love bugs and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Abi said...

Ha ha, your dining room table sounds a bit like mine! Love this card, I worked with the sketch too & loved it. Congratulations on the win!

Jane Hirst said...

Cool card!!

Lyv jane xx

Tedz said...

Love these ladybugs they've been made into a lovely card. Pauline xx

Beryl said...

Congratulations on winning a voucher for Simon Says Stamps. I hope you'll let us know what you spend it on.
Good to see those little bugs found a home - and a super one too. Great card.
Beryl xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is super cute, Jules. Fab bugs and perfect stitching. I saw that you had won last week - congratulations! It's great that you played along with us again at Sketch Saturday. I'm sorry I'm so late coming by to thank you. I should tell you that my attempts at dieting these last few weeks have been disasterous but I am in week 4 of the other thing and successful so far! Hugs, Lesley