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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.

Monday 6 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Well after three days of doing far too much I finally got chance to sit down and play with my crafty goodies.

I have missed my little craft pod, so make up for no creating for three days I played this evening with the lovely sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge and came up with the following:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3347H" Duckling
Sentiment:  Anita's Stamps (Sorry No Codes or Name)
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Kidlet Stack"
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
WOW! Embossing Powder:  Bright White
Nestabilities: Labels Two
Ribbon from my stash box

and if you fancy playing along here is the lovely sketch I had fun with (which I rotated 180 degrees):

Thank you for all your lovely comments on the card I posted yesterday.  For those that wanted to know where the stamp and backing papers came from:

The image is Penny Black "3474K" Spinning a Yarn
Backing Papers:  Cuddly Buddly "Silent Night" (who would have thought they were Christmas backing papers).

Well all back to normal (or as normal ever gets) in the House of Hearts tomorrow.  Lots of catching up to do  after being awol for three days .. .. but hopefully I will get chance to make something I can share.

I hope everyone has had a brilliant bank holiday weekend.  Our weather has been lovely today!!

Catch you soon



Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous as always Jules, love the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules love your sweet image and layout
jacqui x

Anne said...

What a cute little ducky and a lovely card as always. Hugs x

Sharon said...

This is really sweet Jules. The image is adorable and I love the papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Debs M said...

love this x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, cute image and super papers and that sketch is great.
What can I say about the fabulous bow? Love it.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

He 's a real cutie Jules you papers and layout


Louise said...

Wow fabulous Jules I have this stamp and love it,great colours too.
Louise xx

Carol said...

This is a real cutie Jules, love the papers and colour scheme. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Super sketch and lovely image, fab card altogether, Kate x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love that image, beautiful papers and fabulous colours.
hugs Sue xx

Beryl said...

A cute image (love ducks in any shape or form) and a beautiful card design.
Beryl xx

Juls said...

Glad u got time to play with your craft goodies!! Such a fabulous card!! Hugs Juls xxx

Anneke said...

such a gorgeous card Jules, and the ducky is adorable.
the colors are perfect and a real Jules card, which i like so much.
hugs to you friend.

Anonymous said...

Love that cute quacker! So adorable! Great layout and sketch, love the strips! Great for using scraps and snippets!

Cynthia said...

Another cute one! Love that sweet duckling!!

Crafting Queen said...

Such a cute card, love that image. Hope you had a great weekend. Played lots of golf and even got 34 points in my first Stableford competition! Hope you have a great week. :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and cute too.

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, Glad the move went well - have you now got muscles you never knew you had? This is a lovely card as well, the snippets work very well and I like that sketch.
Craft Fair had lots of people but not much buying and our friend actually lost money on the event as it cost more to hire his stall than he sold. Pauline xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image and fab

May said...

Such a cute card, Love that image & great papers... so sweet... Hugs May x x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Sarn said...

Super card and a terrific layout. Perfect! xxx

Di said...

Fantastic Jules - such a cute image and another perfect card! I bet you never make a bad one :)

Sun still shining in the Playground here - but rain is forecast I think from tomorrow, sigh.

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

He is a little cutie too. I Managed to find the chickens on Ideal world so now in Basket. Don't need till September but best get whilst they are there. Thanks for the info on stamp name.
hugs Mrs A.

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the cute image and fab design. You have a lovely style.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Such an adorable card Jules, I love your sweet image and your papers are lovely.

rosie said...

gorgeous card. fab colours x

Sue B said...

Aww what a cute image Jules and you've coloured it beautifully to match the gorgeous papers… I love the pretty colours and layout! :-)
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
I was very lazy and just read my book and watched TV!! LOL - enjoyed it though! ;-)
Hugs Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Adorable image and wonderful colors! I love pink and yellow together!

Patricia said...

Lova Duck!!!
Great card, super image and pretty papers a beautiful card as always.

Patricia xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules Another of your gorgeous makes love it!!
(i dont know whats up with my blog! other peeps can't get on it either?!)

Eve said...

Ooohh gorgeous Jules!
Penny Black are the best.

So glad you found the time to play.

Hope your back is ok after lifting boxes!

Take care xx

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely super card Jules.

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous Jules, so cute! Carole Z X

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your bright papers and fab fun image ;D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Another lovely card, Jules, and so nice to see Christmas papers working outside the holiday :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Whisper said...

Oh what an absolute sweetie, cute image, and great colours of papers too, Luv Sam x

Louise said...

Another lovely card Jules - the colours go so well together, x

scrappymo! said...

Bright and cheery! Love the white embossing powder on that gold card.

Brenda said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I swear this duck makes me smile from ear to ear!