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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.


Friday, 10 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Woo hoo!!!

Happy Friday .. .. the weekend is in touching distance!!

I hope you have all had a good day and the weather hasn't been too awful for you.  It was actually quite nice here today until tea-time and since then we have had constant rain :-(

I have had an order collected today (which means a bare area in the production line) and then made a small batch of cards for my lovely Sis to take to her salon .. .. and then decided I deserved a little play with my new stamp set which I bought with my Christmas money from my Mum.  I saw it on the WOW! Embossing Powder website .. .. and when a set sticks in your brain and won't leave it you know it is right for your collection.  Plus I thought the price was amazing for a whole set of stamp and sentiments!

So here we go, my new stamp set used for the Sketch and Stash Challenge:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  "Stampset 2" Gratitude
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "FQB Petal Fresh Collection"
Distress Ink Pad:  Tumbled Glass
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust

and if you fancy playing along then here is the sketch I followed.  I saw it over on lovely Debs' blog and just knew I would enjoy playing with it:

I wish you all a lovely rest of Friday evening and a great weekend.  (I can smell my fish and chips are about ready .. .. I love Friday's when I am spoilt and have my meal cooked for me .. .. but I don't enjoy the mess that is left behind . .. but you can't have everything in life can you!!  LOL!!!)



Kathleen said...

I just knew you would sneak in after I had finished my commenting.
Fabulous clean and classy card and do you know you could add an extra item to your Wedding collections, a matching thank you card, for them to send for the presents. Yes I do know that you have enough to do with the other stationary that is required but it was just a thought.
Ok so I will probably never here from you again.

Have a great weekend.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, nice & fresh. Have a good weekend x Susan x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Jules, I love the image and gorgeous colours.
Thank you, also, for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge, I really love how you have used the sketch.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Anne said...

Fantastic creations Jules. Popped over to the WOW ... and WOW! Hugs x

Julie C. said...

Great card! Love that row of hearts, all different sizes and shapes of hearts. So cute~
We had a wonderful Christmas, Jules! Thank you! After a nice long break, I just need to get back into blogging again. Hope your 2014 had a great start and all goodness will last all year round! ^_^

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card.... Fabby stamp set......i am trying to use some of my uninked stamps... I have got so many.....
Enjoy your weekend.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Cynthia said...

Sweet card! I love the little flower--so cute!

Have a great weekend!!

Crafting Queen said...

Have a super card, enjoy your weekend.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,

Lovely fresh looking card.
Have a great weekend.
Sue x x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wonderful card Jules I love your new stamp set! Have a great weekend, Susan x

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Jules and a lovely take on the sketch. Gorgeous!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. Glad you got some new crafty goodies for Christmas.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab design and

Marjorie said...

Lovely card Jules, love the soft blues, great take on the sketch.. might have to have a go at that!..
Sorry I have been a bad blogger recently, but hope to get back to some normality soon (I hope lol!!)..
Marjorie xx

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Jules,
Another stunning creation. I am always amazed how you can make few ingredients into the most sunning cards.
Found the hearts no problem today!!!
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia xxx

Sarn said...

Great use of this stamp set (which I also have!). Thanks for the inspiration Jules.


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules lovely card, the stamp set is fab and so is your design, hugs Kate X

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, such pretty blues and I love your new stamps.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Happy New Year to you Jules
love your card today
jacqui x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the gorgeous design.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutely stunning!! Hugs Pops xxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, great use of the sketch and love the stamps!
Helen x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the stamped images and fabulous take on the sketch - good luck with the challenge.
Thanks for the mention :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Jules, I love the sketch and I love your take on it as well. Hugs

XxJULESxX said...

Jules this is beautiful!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fun card and sketch! Loving all the elements!

Chrissie said...

A lovely card Jules, I especially like the fresh look of your colour palette, just gorgeous.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx