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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.


Thursday, 25 July 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope the week is treating you nicely .. .. what is it with all these thunder storms and rain?!!?  So much for St Swithun's Day predicting 40 days of glorious sunshine!!!  That theory has been blown out of the water that's for sure LOL!!!

But every cloud has a silver lining because this morning instead of spending ages watering the crops in the garden I made a card to fit into a few challenges instead .. .. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2754H" Xmas Kiss
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  "Christmas Selection" Snow Flurry and "Christmas Script" Twas the Night
My Trust Sewing Machine
Ribbon, Cord,Charm and Gems from my stash box

I have a few challenges to enter this into:

Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge (I should have done a Christmas card every month on the 25th .. .. but haven't manage many months so far .. .. shame).  Happy Rudolph Day Sandra xx.

Sketch Saturday .. .. and if you fancy playing along here is the sketch I used (but I flipped it).

The Ribbon Girl Challenge .. .. and if you fancy playing along here is the inspiration picture.

Penny Black Saturday:  whose theme this month is "Christmas in July"

Wow!!  I don't think I have ever entered so many challenges with a single card.

That is it from me for today.  Time to start work on some Save the Dates for happy couples tying the knot next year.

Have a good day everyone.

Catch you again soon.



Stamps and Paper said...

Just love your card Jules its so your PB image and pretty papers


Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fab

Jen said...

Hi Jules... Missed your card... this is such a cutie

jen xxx

Kathyk said...

Delightful card, who doesn't love a hedgehog?!


cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, such a sweet image, love hedgies, great colours and layout, very hot and sticky up here, never had weathe like this in years, Kate x

Di said...

Aw Jules, what a gorgeous card. I adore the little hedgie - that's always a given for me :) Beautiful soft blues look so good - LOVE it!

We had some very welcome rain about 4am - the sun is back now so the Playground is drying out nicely.

Hugs, Di xx

Crafting Queen said...

Such a lovely card. Really cute image.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Jules and I absolutely love your papers you may have noticed many of my cards now use these beautiful papers - I'm in LOVE
jacqui xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card - looks so elegant and clean!! The pale blue is nice and cool for Christmas!!! Karen x

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the image. fab background papers and yay I can see the heart (am I sad or wot!)

Brenda B said...

Lovely card Jules! How are you? Not popped in for a while. Should think you'd be glad of a bit of rain, really helps in the garden and look at the extra time it's given you for crafting, lol! You could also enter this at Stamp and Create and Sweet Stampin who both have Christmas in July themes, if you want to go for the record, lol!


Hettie said...

Wow Jules this is absolutely divine. Love the gentle blue papers you have used and that image is gorgeous.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.really sweet hedgie and your papers and colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Jules . . . and a Happy Rudolph Day to you too!

Absolutely gorgeous stitched card with a cute hedgie on the front. BRRRRilliant!

Thanks for joining in again.

Sarn xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Jules. I love the cute image, gorgeous papers and the ribbon/charm detail looks wonderful.
hugs Sue

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely card. Pretty colours and such a cute image. I love the little holly charm as well.
Jean x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
What a BEAUTIFUL card. I have just made 2 Christmas cards and entered the same challenges! You might recognise the PB images!!
Your cards always look so professional and stunning and I love it when you blog and show us!
No rain or storms in Devon at the moment.
Have a lovely day xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card, pretty colours. The PB hedgie is adorable and I like your treatment of the heart. The EM is delighted with all the showers we've been having too, saves him watering the hundreds of pots in our garden :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jane said...

Just gorgeous (as always), only had about 10 minutes of rain here in Berkshire and back to glorious sunshine, not much cooler either! Jane x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely gorgeous :0) biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous card, so sweet and love the soft colours!
Helen x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Sharon said...

Such a pretty adorable card Jules. The fresh blue papers are gorgeous and such a cute .
Hugs Sharon. x

Lisa Jane said...

Hi there Jules ..sorry i haven't been around much - enjoying the good weather lol.. love this clean crisp card. so cute
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

I've just enjoyed a lovely catch up with your latest makes - everything is so gorgeous and perfect!!

Debs M said...

this is gorgeous - love the delicate blue and of course the lovely hedgie x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card. The colours and the image are superb.

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card Jules, I love your pastel papers and adorable image.
It was nice not to have to water the vegetables for a change wasn't it.

Sooty said...

Oh Jules this card is beautiful I love the colours, you are so clever, I went craft shopping yesterday in the USA I got some nice stamps so looking forward to using them. I am hoping to try and do some more crafting when I get home instead of going shopping I wonder if it will work out. Have a good weekend xxx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous.

scrappymo! said...

Oh gosh...let me start...I love the stitched down hearts, I love the three bling in a row but the on on the snowflake, I love the adorable image, I love the all caps and then the lower case of the sentiment...can you tell I loved it all!

Debra Miller said...

This is so sweet. The colors and stitching are so perfect - loving all the details. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! Deb

Beryl said...

This is so gorgeous Jules. Love the papers, the image and the sketch.
Beryl xx

Sheena said...

Love this card, every time I see stitching on your cards I envy how perfectly you do it!


Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jules,
Great to see this stunningly beautiful card from your good self.
Love, Love, Love the image, the papers and the sweet little heart ....

Patricia xxx

MagsB said...

How pretty and delicate this is, I love those Pink Petticoat papers (try saying that several times very fast!)

I hope you have a lovely weekend

love Mags B x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Such a cute image and love the papers and colours.

Ribbon Girl said...

Beautiful card Jules, such nice soft shades of blue - Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge, Mary x

Anonymous said...

super cute hedgie Jules, with his little robin friend! just loving PB images, Great pop against the blue background too! xoxo

Debbie said...

Wow Jules, I love the soft blues. Beautiful xmas card.Hope you're well. x

Julie Kitchener said...

wow Jules this is gorgeous love it!

MaryH said...

I'm late in commenting, but finally got rountoit! This is such a lovely blue card, and love that script background. Always adore the PB hedgie, no matter what he's up to. Great take on your inspiration colors too. Wonderful dimensional heart. TFS & Hugs