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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, 9 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!!

Sorry for the "no show" yesterday.  I ran out of time LOL!!  I am on a mega catch-up in the old craft pod following the Christmas/New Year break.  Good job my batteries got well charged up so I feel nice and hyper!

It was a busy, busy manic day yesterday and then hubby got the treat of a bottle of red wine out for us to have with our evening meal (though to be honest it was so late by then you couldn't even call it evening any more!!).  I am so lucky not to be married to a man that expects his dinner to be on the table as he walks through the front door!!

I didn't even find time to release all the lovely comments you left me on my lovely new die!!  Can't wait to use it!!

But here is the card I was going to share with you yesterday .. .. had time allowed  (yes, more of those gorgeous hedgies!!:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2074J" Mighty Wishes!
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sadly no longer available)
Backing Papers:  Fancy Pants "Swagger"
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder

A nice simple make but using one of my favourite new images that I bought in a sale just before Christmas. I just love colouring it and it is great for those pesky male cards .. .. which is always a bonus.

So that is me .. .. late for yesterday and early for today!!  LOL!!!

Hope you have a good day.



Sarah said...

Fabby card Jules. That image always makes me smile but Health and Safety always pops into my head!! xx

Viv said...

Cutie Hedgie Jules.... glad the wine went down well!! LOL

Carol said...

Love this Jules, cute image and fab papers. Hope your day is creative. Carol x

sally said...

A real cutie!


Marie-Louise said...

This is gorgeous Jules.

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
this card is just fabulous!
I have to come clean that I bought this stamp after you last showed it so beautifully. I normally try not to buy the same stamps as you for fear of copying but that is getting very hard now that you have so many! So I have given up this idea and think that as long as I don't copy your card exactly ( same papers and layout ) it should be O.K.?
Hope you have a fab day. xx

Stamps and Paper said...

There's just something about hedgehogs there are so your spotty background fabulous card


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A real cutie patootie Jules! Susan x

Anne said...

Don't you be overdoing things again Missus! Love your design, but then I always do. Hugs x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the cute image and beautiful papers.
hugs Sue xx

Di said...

Fabulous card Jules and a really great stamp there too!

Hugs, Di xx

Patricia said...

Another beautiful card using those Oh! So! Sweet hedgees. You always colour then so beautifully and use wonderful designs to show them off

Patricia xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a fabby male card and i so love your new stamp and papers too, Luv Sam x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... So cute......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Brenda said...

What an adorable card Jules! I love these little hedgehogs and of course you colored them so cute! Sorry I haven't been around in a long time, life threw us a curve and have been dealing with hubby's health issues. Then the holidays hits and well you know the rest of the story...just not enough hours in the day. But I am hoping that I can get back on track and visit my favorite blogs regularly once again. Hugs!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules x XSusan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fab image and

Hazel said...

Love this, you can put up these hedgehogs any time they are just so cute. Enjoy playing with that lovely new die.
Hazel x

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Jules… such a cute image and I love the bright and cheery papers! :-)
and I love the heart die that you bought in previous post… it's perfect for you… all those wonderful little hearts too!! ;-)
Hope you are keeping well
Love Sue xx

Lorraine said...

I love those little hedgies - so cute! Fab design and papers too.
Lorraine x

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Super image and love the spots and stripes combo with the papers.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love your choice of colours, hugs Pops x x

Carole said...

Like the spots and stripes x

Kathleen said...

Well you are lucky that you are only running out of time as I am running out of patience, I don't know if it is Google Chrome or Talk Talk or what but I am having dreadful problems with my computer.

Fab card, great image and lovely papers.

Kath x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, love the gorgeous card i LOVE those hedgies!!!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this is a lovely image and beautifully coloured too! Super card, Carole Z X

Mau xx said...

Did I wish you a Happy healthy and wonderful New Year Jules...if it comes again xxxxxx
Wonderful sweet PB image and great sketch yo show it off.
Huge Hugs Mau xx
My hubby is like yours....thank

Diane said...

A lovely card Jules the hedgehogs are adorable delivering that yummy cake to someone special.

Hugs Diane

Annmaree of Oz said...

oh you know I love it when you do hedgies, this is so adorable! Love them so much! cuties!