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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, 30 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!!!

The weekend is here again .. .. .. woo hoo!!!!

General cards were the order of the day today.  Lots needed!!!

The radio was talking about Summer being over soon :-(  .. .. I am so not ready for that yet!!  I just love days when it is lovely enough to have the windows wide open all day and get lots of fresh air into the house and to walk out without fear of needing a coat.  

So if Summer is going to be making an exit soon I decided I would have a play with the Pink Petticoat Beach Cottage images whilst I still felt summery!!

This one is my favourite out of the set of images.  I just love the sentiment so much!

So .. .. the order is to do more of what makes you happy.  That means more crafting and less ironing and housework for me then!  LOL!!  (Is that possible?!?!!?).

This used:

Image and sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Beach Cottage"
Backing Papers:  Beach Cottage
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Cord from my Stash Box

I am going to sign off now as I want to try and have a little catch up in blogland as I am so very, very behind.  I know I won't be able to catch up with everyone but I can make a start.  

But before I go you know how I love to share a bargain .. .. well at the risk of causing harm to people's bank balances .. .. Nitwits have a fabby sale on at the moment, for those like me who like to print their own backing papers (over and over again!!!).

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 



Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card and great sentiment! Enjoy your weekend. :)

sally said...

Liking this very much, also the idea of more crafting rather than housework has great appeal :-D


Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, I love the image and fabulous sentiment. Gorgeous papers too.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the colours.Have a fab weekend,don't work to

Beryl said...

Fab card Jules - can't believe how neatly you stitched round the edge of the circle - an so close to the edge too.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card.... Love the sentiment to....,
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Sandy said...

Very summery, we are on the last legs of winter here. The beach huts are delightful and love the little fishy paper too

Cynthia said...

Glad to see you've been out and about in blogland! Thanks for the visit!! =D

Love this card--the summery colors made me smile! The little cabanas are adorable!!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card Jules, I am still looking for the heart on this one - but I have only just got up so the eye's need to focus :-0 Sylvs xx

Debs said...

Fab CAS card Jules - love the sentiment and I totally agree we should do more of what makes us happy :o)
Have a wonderful crafty (housework and ironing free) weekend.
Debs xx

cuilliesocks said...

Great card and a fab sentiment Jules. Love the image and your colours.
I'm feeling a bit of Autumn in the air in the early mornings now, and of course the days are drawing in, but it's my fav season, have a good weekend, Kate x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and summery colours. Wouldn't it be lovely to follow that sentiment....!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
beautiful card as always - I have recently splashed out on some PP papers (some things you just HAVE to buy!!)
I will have a quick peek at the Nitwits sale whilst sitting on my credit card!
Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment and I hope that you have a glorious weekend - stuff the housework!! LOL xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous seaside card Jules...and what a great sentiment...I agree with you on more crafting and less housework


Patricia said...

Brilliant card, beautiful colours. I really had to look for the "heart" today.
We want to keep the summer going as long as possible. A lot cooler here but the sun is shining so it still looks great.
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

Bonnie said...

Wise words, Jules! These bright little beach houses make me long for the beach!

Sue B said...

This is a gorgeous Summery card Jules… I love the sky blue papers and the fab image! and I definitely agree with the sentiment! :-)
I can't believe we are in September tomorrow!! … but I love this time of year as it's not too hot and you can get some really nice weather.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi there Jules . . . very happy and summery card here.

And I sooooo agree with the sentiment.

Sarn xxx

Carole Z said...

Lovely summery card Jules - love these images..the local weather here was saying it's the last day of summer, meteorologically speaking, but we are going to have some hot days next week..whe..hey! Carole Z X

Carole x said...

Lovely card, love the beach huts, have a good weekend x

Carol said...

Beautiful summery card Jules, love the sentiment. Carol x

Debs M said...

LOVE beach huts! fabulous card and bp's - crafty ;) ! x

mags said...

A lovely summery card Jules. Such a fun image and sentiment.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

lovely bright blue card Jules, loving the spring summer colours, Very much reminds me of the beach and the ocen, and those fun beach house units!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.stunning papers and the beach huts and sentiment are fab :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, that sentiment is brilliant - sounds like a good idea to me.

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh love this very summery card! beautiful

scrappymo! said...

Spent my mornings in Filey at our cousins beach hut...just like these! what a delightful way of life.

Pop down to the beach chalet in the am and see all your friends stop by for a quick chat or a coffee and be home before lunch! It was wonderful!

Your card is wonderful the colours and that perfect sentiment.