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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.


Saturday, 7 December 2013


Hi Everyone

How goes it?

I hope your weekend is going well.

I have been dabbling in lots of things today, dreading washing, weddings, birthdays, .. .. but for some reason nothing related to Christmas!!! Something wrong there!!  But never mind there are still lots of sleeps to go yet .. .. aren't there ?!?!?!? 

Quite a few birthday cards needed here so I made the first port of call the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog .. .. .. to take some of the thinking out of things for me, and this is what I came up with:

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Cute Singing Bird"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font Candy Buzz
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "J'adore
Spellbinder Nestabilities:  Classic Ovals and Scallop Ovals
Papermania Punch:  Daisy
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

I am also sharing this with the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for December.

and here is the sketch I used .. .. in case you fancy playing along:

Time now for our Saturday supper .. .. hopefully catch you tomorrow with some snippet usage .. .. I didn't manage it last week :-(  

Serves me right for shooting off and entering three times the week before.   LOL!!

Enjoy your weekend!



Doreen said...

Just gorgeous as

Carole x said...

Hi Jules, like the backing paper xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the cute birdie.

Donna x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules x Susan x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your little bird card Jules pretty papers


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful card Jules and perfectly coloured. Not seen that image on Digistamp Boutique - think I need to check it out. x

Carol said...

So "tweet" Jules, love the colour combo. Loads of sleeps left...we're still in double figures! Carol x

Cynthia said...

How cute!! Love the little birdie!

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Brilliant card as always, love the image and your use of the beautiful papers.
Your take on the sketch is perfect
Have a great day

Patricia xxxx

Julie C. said...

Hi Jules, this card is sweet! Never thought of this colour combination- black, red and blue, it looks effective! Have to try these colours another day. Enjoy Sunday! x

Louise said...

Great card and love the colours
Louise xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous card Jules I do love sketches and particularly the ones at Sketch Saturday! Susan x

Sarah said...

Adorable image Jules and those papers are fabulous xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy Jules!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules love the colours on this one and that bird image is gorgeous, love everything about your card, hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Fab image and pretty papers.
Lorraine x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the image and gorgeous papers.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Washing and Weddings and Birthdays, OH MY!!!

Had to do it ;-)

I absolutely LOVE this cute singing bird, so awesome!!!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab sweet bird and i love those papers :D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely to see you playing along with us at Sketch Saturday, Jules! And with such a tweet card! Hugs, Lesley

Alex H. said...

What a cute little bird and wonderful background paper! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
;-) Alex H.

scrappymo! said...

So tweet!

Julie Kitchener said...

aww so cute!!