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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.


Monday, 6 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!!!

Hubby was back at work today after his break and I have dropped back into my old routine as if we never even had a Christmas.  Certainly the 6.00am alarm was a bit of a shock to the system.  

Tonight's share is using up some of an old paper stack. I love the colours in it.

This used:

Image:  Pink Petticoat "Lola Rose Big Birthday Wishes" (it just took me ages to find this image over at Pink Petticoat and I was shocked to see that it is being retired along with lots of other images).  Best check there aren't any I "need" before they disappear!!!  Eeekkk!!
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat "Tiny Celebration Sentiments" .. .. which was stamped with the plain label from the LOTV Christmas Tag set.
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Latte Stack"
Martha Stewart Punch:   Traditional Scallop
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Ribbon, Brad and Eyelet from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Must go and check out those retiring Pink Petticoat images now before I regret it.



susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules x Susan x

Sharon said...

Gorgeous Jules. I think what stands out so well on this card is the lush papers. Love them. The image is rather sweet also.
Hugs Sharon. x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,fab image and

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous colours and style Jules

Marie-Louise said...

This is really lovely Jules.

Stamps and Paper said...

That's what I call a cake....great image and lovely papers Jules...


Sue said...

Wonderful card Jules, I love the image, gorgeous papers and fabulous colour scheme.
hugs Sue xx

Anneke said...

what a lovely card Jules and i like all of your stamps.
you must have a lot of them and i work also with stamps.
hugs to you.

Carol said...

Very gorgeous and girly Jules, lovely colours. Carol x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this is gorgeous! I was sad to see that Lola Rose is being retired too. Luckily I do already have them - and use them quite a lot! Carole Z X

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Once again another fantastic card. Great papers, image beautifully coloured and brilliant design.
Found the "heart" I did think you were teasing us again and it was her "laces"
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules what a fab card! I love the colours of the papers really pretty! I will have to check out the PP site! Susan x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the colours and a great image too.

The Lola Rose images are so like Stampin' Bella's but it's a shame they're being retired :(



Beryl said...

A super image and those backing papers are gorgeous. Great card Jules.
Beryl xx

Irene said...

Beautiful Jules, and I agree with you the paper is gorgeous.

Eve said...

Oh Jules I love this card the colours are lush!

I bought the Quick Cards magazine yesterday and I had to laugh as I saw that someone asked a question about how to get Stickles straight! Now you didn't tell the whole story did you!!! LOL!!

Hope that you have a fab day xx.

lisa said...

I know that feeling, Jules, it was the same here today. Still it was nice to recharge batteries and I think we have all gone back to the old routine with a spring in our step... not sure it'll last very long but here's hoping.
Love your card, her bendy legs under the weight of that cake are a scream.
Hugs Lisax

Cynthia said...

Nope, she doesn't look old enough to retire at all!! ;-) Love the colors on this one too--what a happy, festive card!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. The image and papers look fab.
I had a 7am alarm call this back to school...:-(
Lorraine x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.the image is stunning and i love the papers too :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

So gorgeous Jules - fabulous image coloured so beautifully and I love the DP's
Wishing you a very Happy Healthy New Year - hope it's a great one for you and yours.
Debs xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh no! Not retiring images. You definitely better go check that out. Don't they know we're broke after the holidays? These people. I love this card and the colors you used. That's a festive card!

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the papers. such a fab colour combo. gorgeous layout x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, I love this its gorgeous, hugs Pops x

Brenda said...

What a lovely card, that paper is gorgeous and how cute is that stamped image?! Sad that she is retiring and no she doesn't look old enough. Hehe Love your coloring as always. Hugs!

Julie Kitchener said...

Just gorgeous Jules as usual!

Annmaree of Oz said...

ooh I adore the colours and papers here Jules, and she is such a fun image, so unique!