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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.


Sunday, 22 September 2013


Hi Everyone

What a fabulous weekend.

I hope the weather has been as gorgeous for you as it has been here.

It was a fabby day for my "happy couple" who got married yesterday.  Beautiful sunshine that wasn't red hot and sweltering.  Just perfect.

Today has given me time to have a little play along with Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge and I used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge too.

As always on a Sunday (when I actually post!!!) I am lazy and do not list my ingredients but I am sure you all know where my goodies have come from.

If you fancy playing along here is the sketch I used:

Love the cute image I used for my card but I struggled to colour the water .. .. it is nothing like true to life!! 

Never, ever, when I went fishing with my Dad did the water look like that .. .. it was always murky and a dull browny green colour  LOL!!!

OK just time to link up and then give in for the day.  

I hope you have all had a good weekend and I wish you a good week.

Take care.



cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, wonderful image, love those hedgies and the paper too is lovely, Kate x

Sue said...

Hi Jules.
Your card is gorgeous. I love that cute image, beautiful papers and such a great way to add the ribbon.
I hope you have a good week
hugs Sue xx

Sally H said...

very very cute! A fab card, Jules!

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic Jules. I love the hedgies.

Carol said...

This is a real cutie Jules, love the pop of green. Carol x

Cynthia said...

Awww, these two made me smile! Love the sweet image! And I love the little ribbon banner--ingenious!

Have a wonderful week, Jules!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Neat sketch, Jules! Love the ribbon, and those adorable Hedgehogs!

Carole Z said...

Super card, I always love your choice of images/stamps! Carole Z xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card-fabulous colouring and a perfect take on the sketch too!
Best wishes,Nessa xx

scrappymo! said... looks great. Love the way he ribbon is threaded through the eyelets! That is a great image!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable.

Anne said...

Hi Jules, I think dirty brown water would really have spoilt your lovely card! Gorgeous weather here yesterday too. Take care, hugs x

Anne said...

Hi Jules, I think dirty brown water would really have spoilt your lovely card! Gorgeous weather here yesterday too. Take care, hugs x

Hazel said...

Good morning Jules. I seemed to have missed a few of your wonderful post, sorry I was sure a was a follower of yours . It could have been before I had my blog, anyway I am going to be one now to make sure I don't miss your posts again. Love this image so cute.

Hazel xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely card these little hedgies, your colouring in perfect...lovely soft backing papers


Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules and I think you've coloured the image just right
Even though 'real' water is usually a mucky brown it looks much better with the optimistic viewpoint.
Beryl xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Super card, beautifully coloured Jules. Like how you did the ribbon.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Totally brilliant Jules - love the colours and that image is adorable. As ever, a perfect card!

I did giggle about the fishing tale, it reminded me of one of my scariest experiences. As a kid, in Singapore, I used to go fishing with my Dad too. We went to a stocked lake - still have the fishing rod I think in the loft!

One day I got a catch and only hauled up the biggest prize in the lake - a mahoooosive lobster waving its claws at me. Screamed my head of, dropped the rod and RAN!! Dad did get it out though and our Amah went home that evening with a very nice lobster for the family. Never felt the same about fishing again - the look of astonishment on one of the hedgies faces probably sums it all up :)

Great to see you in the Playground!

Hugs, Di xx

Roma said...

Lovely card Jules
love the different pieces of papers & adorable image x

Bonnie said...

It's been so long since I popped over to see you. I hate that life gets in the way of blog hopping! Love these little fishermen! And the ribbon treatment is amazing! As always a delightful card!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your design and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card Jules. I love the cute hedgies and that fab fishy backing paper.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, I love your adorable image and perfect paper choice.

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great image and great ppaers, but that's probably why you chose them, lol.

Kath x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. Super image and love the way you have added the ribbon.

Patricia said...

Aaw! Jules, that image is so darned cute, I love it.
Another stunning card beautifully put together as always.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning, love your colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love how you have done the ribbon.
Nikki x

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the details. Hugs Michele x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
as always a gorgeous card - love the ribbon banner.

Hope you have a fab week and your 'do list' shrinks!! xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is gorgeous Jules… what a sweet, sweet image and your colouring is beautiful… I love the pretty papers especially the cute fishy one! :-)
Hope you're having a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Debra Miller said...

Super cute Jules! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

Carole x said...

Great card love the matching fishy paper x

Dora said...

Awww this is really cute Jules, the colors are so pretty and soft and I love how you did the ribbon with the sentiment :) .. he he that was funny about the fishing with your dad! At least you did go :) xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules love how youve done the sentiment a very inventive design, and your image is so cute to, a stunning card love the papers as well. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card hun, great papers & layout!
Hope your both keeping well
hugs shell xx

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card Jules, such a cute image!
Debs x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely Jules! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs Lesley

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh i do love this Jules! the image is fabulous! and papers look lovely!