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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, 30 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

A very cold, wet and dull one here .. .. but only outside!!  Inside has been warm, dry and exciting as usual!

In fact outside we have even had the odd snow flurry.  Nothing that lasted very long .. .. but snow all the same.

So here we are with the last of the six stamps I bought from Clair.

Now you may have seen this stamp on my blog before and thought it was already in my collection .. .. but no .. .. the ones you have seen before were courtesy of my lovely DIL who lives in London.  But because I love colouring it and glittering the wings so much I decided to get one of my own at a bargain price.

So last but not least .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2243K" Bee Costume"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Edge Punch:  Daisy
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles

and that is it.

I think there must be a spelling mistake on my Rubber Stamp as the label that is attached is calling it "Bee Coustume".  I wonder if that makes it a collector's item?  I will have to check my DIL's out next time I see her and look what that says.   LOL!!

So now to put a few of you out of your misery .. .. here is where last night's heart was hidden .. on this little worried rabbit's plant pot.

A little bit of a naughty one .. .. but they can't all be easy or it wouldn't be fun would it?   LOL!!

Have a lovely evening and stay safe and warm.



Sarah said...

Bee-autiful Jules and the twinkly wings finish it off perfectly! xx

Di said...

Ah Jules, I've been waiting for you to use this stamp! Fabulous card indeed - and guess what. I love my same stamp so much it sits on a shelf here with a few of my favourites. I just hopped up and checked - and mine is also spelled 'coustume' :) Never noticed that before - perhaps we BOTH have collectors items :)

Hugs, Di xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Bee happy!!! Lovely smiley card Jules.. freezin here! x

Patricia said...

You little "tinker" that was a real sneaky one that was......LOL!!

Another beautiful card, I love it all. You make such wonderful cards.

Patricia xx

Lorraine said...

A bee - utiful card Jules. Love the image and his sparkly wings.
That is one sneaky heart from yesterday - didn't like to admit that I couldn't find it!! lol
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Jules love your little bee stamp


Carol said...

Love this Jules, so cute and the papers are perfect. Carol x

susiestacey said...

So sweet Jules, l love this stamp and have sometimes restamped the wings in acetate then glittered - works quite well. Love the paper a perfect match. We have also had a few flurries but nothing to settle :) x Susan

Carole x said...

yes i did think i had seen this one before, lovely all the same x

Sue said...

Awwww I LOVE this Jules. Such an adorable image, the sparkle on the wings looks wonderful. I love the papers and layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

That bee is too cute I can see why you had to have your own. Wonderful card too Jules. Susan x

Whisper said...

Oooo super hun and like everybody else i thought you already had it too, great papers too.

And how sneaky are you, with yesterdays heart too - but a good one, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous card, another great purchase, you have done very well indeed with some lovely choices.

Kath x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love this fun kitty and your black and yellow combo is fab :D

xx coops xx

Julie C. said...

Great card, Jules! Love the hexagon/ bee hive pattern paper. It goes so well with the cute image!! Love it!

Ha! So that's where the heart was. It really bugged me for not able to find it!! ^_^

Anne said...

Fabulous card Jules. Think you may have a 'rare' item there due to the misspelling! You're also a very wicked lady, what a job I had finding that heart!!! Hugs x

Beryl said...

No wonder you wanted this stamp for yourself Jules. It's lovely and it's just not the same when you are relying on someone elses for the impression. Fab card.
Beryl xx

Marie-Louise said...

Great card as always Jules. Marvellous colouring.

sally said...

I did wonder!


Sharon said...

Another beautiful card. Love all your new stamps, especially this one. I acquired this too just before Christmas but haven't had chance to use it yet! Sorry to say the spelling is coustume also, I hadn't noticed!
Sharon x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie,t his is absolutely gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Dawn C said...

Fabulous Jules. x

Brenda said...

Oh this is just too cute Jules! That cat is fun and cute as can bee! lol Love your coloring as always. Love the paper, as always you pick the best papers and your border punch is just beautiful! Are you hiding hearts on your cards?! I see a little white heart on the left corner of this card. Hugs!

Anneke said...

hello Jules
this is gorgeous and lovely stamping with a pretty color.
hugs to you.

Emma Sheppard said...

My four year old just looked at your card and said "oooo" (a very appreciative oooo). It's very lovely Jules! x

Carole Z said...

This is gorgeous Jules, another adorable image, perfectly matched with these papers, Carole Z X

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the 'Bee' cat also the wonderful design, awesome card.
lorraine x

Julie Kitchener said...

love it Jules gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful. I love the design. The DP so suits the image!

That is an adorable image and I love the shimmery wings.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Totally adorabeel Kitty! Those PB Images are so fun, I also love the bunny one on the previous post, sneaky with the heart on that one I see! hehehe!

Love your work, Jules!

Hope you are keeping well! Take Care xoxo