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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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, 27 January 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope your week has got off to a good start.

Fairly pleased with how mine has started with quite a bit done today and even chance to play along with the current Sketch and Stash Challenge.

I have had my eye on the sketch since it went live last week and finally today I had chance to use it .. .. along with another of my pre-loved (but new to me) Penny Black stamp from the lovely Clair.

So here is my make:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1447H" A Gift For You
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat stamped with a blank tag from Lili of the Valley Christmas Tag set
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Petal Fresh"
Nestabilities:  Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle Large
Sizzix Die:  "654995" Stars #2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine

and if you fancy playing along with the challenge here is the sketch.  Isn't it a fabby one!!!  I twisted it round.

So that was stamp 3 of 6 I bought .. .. and the end of the scrummy hedgies I gained!  Mmmm... I wonder what my other three might be LOL!!

Catch you again tomorrow with the next. 

I can't put them away until I have used them .. .. and as I need the space I need to get them stamped up smartish!



Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oooh! Look at all those pretty blues. There are so many fabulous layers in this card, and stitched no less. I like this sketch. I need to make note of some of these more layered sketches so I can learn to layer. My brain doesn't normally think that way. Great card!!!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Beautiful card Jules the stamp is precious. Your stitching is always so neat. Susan x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous Jules. I absolutely love the papers.

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the image and

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image and I love those pretty blue papers. It is a fabulous sketch isn't it!
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, lovely card, I do love the sweet hedgie, fab colours and design, hugs Kate X

Carol said...

Love this Jules, the colours are so fresh and clean...and of course the image is such a cutie. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Another gorgeous image.... So cute..... Love the papers.... Oh! Forgot to look for the heart....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Juls said...

Adorable!! Hugs Juls

Cynthia said...

Another seriously adorable image!! Love those sweet papers too--they almost look like fabric. What a beautiful card! =D

sally said...

Lovely layout (I've saved for when I get back!). And such a cute image :-)


Sarah said...

Smashing card Jules, a really clean and fresh look...great sketch too xx

Carole Z said...

HI Jules, this is such a cute stamp and beautifully coloured, love your design and colours used too..have a good day, Carole Z X

debby4000 said...

Such a gorgeous, adorable card.

Eve said...

oh Jules what a gorgeous card!

I have just recently bought that stamp with my birthday pennies!
When I ink him up though he won't look as fab as yours!

Hope you have a fab day and please can you buy lot's more PB stamps so that we can see more of your beautiful cards!! LOL! xx

Irene said...

Brilliant Jules, I love the papers and touch of green. What a fabby stamp.

Brenda said...

What a darling card Jules! I love your take on the sketch, those papers are just beautiful and I love the stitching on this card! Of course your image is just to cute!! Good to see you enjoying your "new to you" stamps!!

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what a very lovely card. I do like the fab stampe used, and those really great colour papers.
Super designing too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love the colour choices you have chosen, perfect creation, huggles Pops x x

Debs said...

Adorable card Jules - fabulous colour combo and beautiful DP's
Debs xx

ps Thanks for playing along at SnS this time - good luck xx

Carole said...

Lovely card and some excellent sewing xx

susiestacey said...

Whoops Jules nearly missed this beauty - love it - perfect for lots of ages and occasions x Susan x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous. Jules. Hazel x

Lorraine said...

Aww, he's so sweet. Love the hedgy and pretty papers. A fab take on the sketch
Lorraine x

mags said...

This is a lovely card Jules. Cute image and love the colours and all the stitching.

Chrissie said...

A fabulous card Jules and I just love those pretty papers too.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your green and blue combo and the hedgie is adorable ;D

xx coops xx

Janet - aka stacky said...

Such a gorgeous card and everything co ordinates so beautifully. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch n Stash x

scrappymo! said...

This one is lovely! Great colours.