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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, 23 January 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

Mine has disappeared .. .. like my week has .. .. in the blink of an eye!!!

My stamps arrived from the lovely Clair yesterday  -  and I love them.

I am not putting them away until I have used them all . . . . I treated myself to six altogether and today uses stamp 1 of 6.  Those who guessed what I would buy knew I would probably have this one LOL!!!  Lots of my stamps have been bought second hand.  It doesn't bother me that they have been pre-loved .. .. it stretches my crafty pennies further.

Anyway, the theme over at Penny Black Saturday this month is "new" .. .. now I know this isn't a brand new stamp .. .. but it is new to me .. .. so I hope it counts for my entry.

Here is my card:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1729K" Just Buzzin By!
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Blooming Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Isabelline"
Martha Stewart Edge Punch:  Daisy
X-Cut Punch Flowers
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

and that is me for today.

Catch you soon



Lynsey said...

Hi Jules I love your new stamp, you can't beat a penny black! I must ink mine up again!
The papers go lovely with this image!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image and I love the papers and beautiful sentiment.
I think it's nice to give stamps a new home, I have found lots of bargains at car boot sales and charity shops too.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

You've showcased this stamp beautifully Jules gorgeous card


Marie-Louise said...

Such a sweet card Jules.

Cynthia said...

I love love love that bee!!!! Just adorable!! I also love the colors and the layers! Sweet card, Jules!!

Carol said...

This looks gorgeous with those papers Jules. Carol x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its a lovely stamp Jules and you have put it to good use! Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Its a lovely stamp Jules and you have put it to good use! Susan x

Hazel said...

Jules this is just so cute and gorgeous. Hazel x

Unknown said...

Just beautiful Jules, fab stamp & gorgeous colours & papers

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love those colours and papers just right with the cute hedgie. janex

Sarah said...

Very pretty Jules, gorgeous colourway and I am looking forward to seeing what you get up to with the other 5!! I currently have a mound of sale purchases yet to see ink!! xx

Beryl said...

What a gorgeous stamp and the pretty papers compliment it perfectly.
Beryl xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card.

Anne said...

This is wonderful! Love the soft colors, and super sweet image. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Linda . J said...

Wow I just adore this card Jules the colours lovely to match the paper.

I had a little spend on PB and treated myself to 10 stamps so I can only afford the toast now lol, thanks for the link.

Hugs Linda

Annmaree of Oz said...

The year is disappearing fast, too, Jules! It's almost FEBRUARY! :O I'm shocked!

I love pre-loved stamps, they deserve love too! And a gorgeous one it is, so adorable!

Perfect papers to match!

Hope you Have a great weekend!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

Eve said...

Oh Jules this is beautiful.

I think that the bee is far too friendly to sting the lovely hedgie!! LOL!

I love the tiny flower punch!

Hope you have a lovely weekend and can't wait to see what you do with your other PB stamps! xx

Patricia said...

Another stunning card Jules, love everything about it
Have a great weekend I do hope it last just a bit longer for you!!!!!

Patricia xx

Brenda said...

Oh I love your new stamp and your card is just beautiful Jules! It's a breath of fresh air and sunshine, just what I needed in this artic blast we are having. I so need spring and that's what your card gives me. Yep, I'm so over winter, but winter is over us yet. lol

An Occasional Genius said...

It's been a while Jules but your cards are still as beautiful as ever. Hope life is going well for you.

Love your 'new' Penny Black stamp, it's a total cutie & such a lovely colour combo xx

Carole Z said...

This card is gorgeous Jules, such a cute stamp! Carole Z X

Carole said...

Well cute have a lovely weekend, i intend having a lazy one at home x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules and l love this stamp - one of my early ones. Love a bargain too x Susan x

Whisper said...

Oooo hun this first one is gorgeous and i love the DP's and layout too, Luv Sam x

May said...

Simply Adorable... Love the design & cute image..Hugs May x x x

sally said...

Love the colours you've used for this lovely little chap!


Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is gorgeous hugs Pops x

Diane said...

What a fun stamped image Jules with all you delightful papers.

Hugs diane

mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Love the stamp and the papers are lovely.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab sweet image and I love your lemon and blue combo ;D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules and love the cute stamp. Looking forward to seeing the other five!

Anke said...

Adorable, beautiful card and the design is great.


Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty. Love the grey and yellow together.