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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, 2 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. it is Thursday isn't it?  Is anyone else super confused as to what day it is?!?!?

All the wedding work and orders were shown the light of day again come Sunday evening and reviewing everything it looks like I am super busy until towards the end of February!!  Then just plain busy after that LOL!!

My fingers were well itchy over the Christmas break and it is lovely to be playing with my crafty stash again.

No new crafting goodies came via Santa.  I am guessing from what I did receive that the world thinks I need to sit back and "chill" a bit more .. .. so I will try .. .. but it isn't easy when you are hyper all the time with a brain buzzing with ideas you want to try!! 

I did have a few Santa pennies from my Mum and managed to spend those on-line in the sales last night .. .. so watch this space for a lovely new stamp set and a gorgeous die or two that will be perfect for Valentine makes and the Christmas cards that I have vowed to make all year this year in readiness for Christmas 2014!!!   Eeeekkkk!!!

So round to today's share:

This used:

Image:  Trimcraft Cling Stamp "Basil Bunny - Happy Harvest"
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "GR1833B" Happy Birthday
Backing Paper:  Fancy Pants "Swagger"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Pinking Shears
ProMarkers & Chalks
Diamond Stickles

and that is me for today.

I hope the bad weather and floods that are being predicted for the country tonight and tomorrow don't turn out to be as bad as they are talking about.  All very scary for lots of folk :-(

Take care and catch you again soon.



Carole Z said...

Hi Jules! Yes, still being on holiday from work, I'm confused with the days too :) I love this stamp..super card & colouring Carole Z xx

Hazel said...

Brilliant card Jules. Hazel x

Patricia said...

Love, love, love it absolutely brilliant. Perfect image so beautifully coloured, great papers and design.
Can't find the "heart" though
Happy Crafting

Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,fab image and

Patricia said...

Found the hearts "I think"

cuilliesocks said...

Love your card Jules, brilliant fun image, wonderful colours and papers, hugs Kate X

Whisper said...

Aaah what a sweet bunny, luv Sam x

Emma Sheppard said...

Really lovely card Jules! I nearly had to give up with the heart search but then I spotted it! Gorgeous x

Kathleen said...

Well you've got me on this one, can't see a heart, unless it is his nose but doesn't look really like a heart.
Great image and fab colouring, love that striped paper.
Send me some of your ideas please I haven't made a card for 3 weeks, just can't get into it.
Kath x

mags said...

Happy New Year Jules. A wonderful birthday card. Such a lovely image.

Carol said...

Another cutie Jules. Glad to hear you'll be "nice" busy again this year. Carol x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

So cute Jules. Happy new year and I think those germs have hit on me over Christmas too! Can't stop coughing!!! Xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the image, fabulous colouring and brilliant sentiment stamp.
I think we are due some really bad weather here on the South Coast, I just hope everyone stays safe.
hugs Sue xx

Lesley said...

cute card, I think I have this stamp but never used it. Will have to hunt it out x

Anne said...

Happy New Year Jules. Hope 2014 brings you all you wish for. Hugs x

Elizabeth said...

Happy new Year, Jules. It is still Thursday, but only just. Santa only left me one voucher to spend on crafty stuff - I think he is of the opinion that I have quite enough stash as it is. He's not wrong :) Your fab card is perfect for any gardener on your birthday list - your colouring of Basil Bunny is super - you've picked out the colours in the paper perfectly. It's been sunny but cold here today - such a nice change from all the gales and storms we've had recently ... apparently it's going to change again soon. Have a great week and a wonderful 2014. Hugs, Elizabeth x

Cynthia said...

Basil is adorable!! Such a cute rabbit--love him!

And take care with the bad weather headed your way!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fab card, he an come and dig my garden any time!
Happy new year Jules, hope you had a lovely Christmas. janex

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, love the card! that image made me smile so cute!

Sarah said...

Fab bunny Jules!! xx

Beryl said...

Isn't he a cute gardener. Wouldn't begrudge him a few carrots. Great card Jules.
Beryl xx

Lea.H said...

I'm still confused as to which day it is!! Love your card :) Lx

Viv's Visuals said...

Am playing catch up again Jules! Lovely cute card - fun image - love it!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Happy New Year Jules! Fabulous card today love that bunny he's totally adorable! Hope you are dry and safe, Susan x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a great card Jules and just love your bunny the expression on his face...


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. The image looks fab and I love the colours
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Carole x said...

Hi Jules love the image my Dad would have liked your gardening bunny. Made me think about him. Glad your well xx