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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.


Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday .. .. another day nearly done and dusted.

I had a thank-you card order collected today and decided I would make a quick "new baby" card before starting the next batch of "thank you cards".  What a lovely polite set of "happy couples" I have been working for.  All remembering their manners!  

So I printed off my image and thought . . . should I make a boy or a girl card?  Through choice I would always make a boy card.  I don't know why but I always like the look of the boy cards more once finished .. .. so I decided it had better be a girl card.

I make my card .. .. take my pictures and just opened up the Digistamp website for linking only to find I have used "Bathtime Fynn" .. .. a boy baby .. .. on a baby girl card!!!  What am I like?  I am going to have to make a tiny pink bow and stick it on Flynn's head!!!  LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Baby Fynn" (whoops!!!)
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font Mister Sirloin
Backing Papers:  Digistamp Boutique "Ditsy Rose Papers"
Sizzix Die:  "657188" Tiny Tabs and Tags
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from my stash box

I will now hang my head in shame and link my creation up to the Digistamp Boutique Competition for August and also into the Papertake Weekly Challenge where they want you to create a card for an occassion .. .. and what better occasion than the arrival of a new baby .. .. whatever sex it is!!!

Now to put people out of their misery regarding my Sunday Snippet card.  Quite a few of you contacted me asking about the image and sentiment I used.  I think I have managed to let everyone know who asked but a few more enquiries have come since .. .. so here you go:

Well the image was Pink Petticoat "Lola Rose - Pretty"

and the sentiment .. .. well I feel a bit guilty about this now because it was free on a magazine years ago.  It was as the "Born To Shop" range was launched.  But if you keep your eyes open on Ebay it does quite often make an appearance there.  I don't want to start a bidding war but there are a few available here at the moment (and I hasten to add that none of them are mine!!)

OK I am off now to add a pink ribbon to Baby Fynn .. .. poor chap :-( .. .. I hope I don't inflict any lasting damage on him

Have a lovely evening everyone.



cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules and who would know if it was a flynn or a flynette. It's a wonderfully cute image anyway and the design and papers are just great, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous baby card Jules you card made me smile...what a delightful image, beautifully colored and love the stripped backing paper


Crafting Queen said...

REally lovely card. Have to more competitions later this week. :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely card Jules great image you wouldn't know it was a boy and not a girl
jacqui x

Debs said...

lol!! Jules love reading your post - I'm sure no-one would notice that your baby is a boy and not a girl :o)
Fabulous LO and those bubbles look like they would pop at the slightest touch :o)
Debs xx

Irene said...

Just beautiful Jules.

Bonnie said...

I think Flynn can pass very well for a girl! Even without a bow! Wonderful coloring! I love the iridescent bubbles!

Victoria said...

I don't think you'll give Baby Fynn a complex - I wouldn't worry!!
The yellow balances out the pink beautifully and it's a lovely welcome to a little girl!

cotnob said...

This is adorable Jules, I think Baby Fynn looks just fine as a little girl, especially with his paper pieced flowery bath!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the fab

Hazel said...

Jules, your card is so cute, I just love it, and if you hadn't said I would have never noticed it wasn't a girl.

Hazel xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules. I love the cute image and pretty papers.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules. The papers are superb.

mags said...

A lovely new baby card Jules. Love the design and the papers.

Tracy said...

Hi Jules
Such a sweet card, and an adorable image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
it doesn't matter if it is a boy or girl it is just beautiful. I love the way you have coloured the bubbles.

Hope you have had a lovely day. xx

P.s the vinegar was 'draft' !!

Carole x said...

Ha ha I am sure Flynn will survive, nice card xx

Cynthia said...

Well, gosh. Can't Fynn be a girl's name?? ;-) Oh well, I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't said anything about the little guy. He or she is adorable!! Love all the pink too!

Di said...

Ha, ha Jules - the baby looks fine to me as a boy or girl, although a little bow would look very cute. Beautiful card!

Lola Rose is very like Stamping Bella images - wonder which came first? Happy to report I have the Born to Shop sentiment, as you say free with a magazine.

Hugs, Di xx

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules, Love the card what a cutie image. If this little chap grows up with a complex though we know who's fault it
Huge hugs Mau xx

Enfys said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous little baby card, you would never know it was a boy stamp!
En x

scrappymo! said...

Flynn may have to be renamed Flynnia or something similar! teehee

Cute little image and no doubt will be easily fixed with the addition of the bow!

debby4000 said...

Awww this is so cute.

Carole Z said...

LOL Jules, we'd never have known the image was originally meant as a's such a cute card, love it! As a fellow Pink Petticoat fan, I would say to anyone take a look at their's all so fab! Hugs, Carole Z X

brenda said...

Just saw this on my dashboard Jules so thought the ideal way to say hello now I am back but playing catch up big time.

Will mail you later/tomorrow.

B x

Anne said...

Hi Jules, sorry I've been absent in the commenting department, I just don't know where the time had gone this summer. Gorgeous card a always. Hugs x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

Beryl said...

Well I think it's a great image which will for a girl or a boy. Love those bubbles. Really sweet card.
Beryl xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.adorable sweet baby image and i love your pretty papers ;D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well it's a great card anyway . . . and the baby image could be either sex so I shouldn't worry!

Sarn xxx

Patricia said...

Beautiful card as always, I love it.
Now who would know what sex this baby is???
A bow in the hair will certainly safe concussion. Although I think the Pink background would be a bit if a give away for me LOL! !
Happy crafting

Patricia xxx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules x Susan x

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Jules… I would never have known it is a boy unless you'd said… I think you've got away with it… Love the gorgeous papers and pretty ribbon/bow and tag… the bubbles look awesome... so real !! :-))
Hope you are keeping well
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sandy said...

Your card is so sweet and I love those bubbles. I have just been touring your blog and I sure do like your style!!!!

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! So adorable Jules, love the sweet image and pretty design.

Donna x

May said...

Tee-Hee I thought Flynn was a girl...So there's no hope for me!! I love your card Beautiful papers & great design...Love the image too... Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Poor Flynn, lol! It's a very pretty card Jules; love the mix of papers.

Carol said...

Lol you did make me laugh Jules...Flynn does look very pretty in pink though. Carol x

Anonymous said...

LOL, don't all babies look the same when they are born? Easy mistake to make hehehe!

Super cute though, I am pretty sure Fynn can be either a boy or girl name, though!!!

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, what an adorable image and the card is gorgeous as always!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is full of sweetness and delight also fun that image made me smile, a wonderful card for sure.
lorraine x