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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.

Wednesday 22 January 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week.

Lots to catch up on this end so I didn't have time to share anything yesterday :-(  -  I did try to catch up with some of your lovely blogs late last night .. .. but it isn't easy at the minute.  For some reason I keep getting a picture of a strange computer coming up when I am commenting saying that page(s) are unresponsive and do I want to wait or kill the page!!  

Is it just me or is anyone else having the same problem?

It was certainly making commenting difficult.  Sometimes my comment would stay, other times it took multiple attempts.  It wasn't quite so bad first thing this morning though so perhaps things are a little happier today .. .. but I am determined to catch up.

Anyway, at least I have a card to share and I based it on the lovely sketch from over at the Sketch Saturday Challenge blog this week:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3776F" Love Nip
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using fonts "1942 Report" and "2Peas Dragonfly"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Always and Forever" FQB Collection
X-Cut Corner rounder punch
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers and Chalk
Cord and flower from my stash box

Have a good day everyone.

I wonder if my pre-loved stamps will arrive from the lovely Clair today.  Lots of you have been trying to guess which ones I added to my collection .. .. and lots of you have been right!!  You know me so very well!!   Is that a good thing or am I just plain predictable I wonder??!!! LOL!!!

Hope you find a bit of crafty time today and if you fancy playing with the sketch .. .. this is what I used.

See you soon.



XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous card as always!

Crafting Queen said...

Adoable card, sucha sweet image.

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Jules.
Wendy xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what a really fab card. Love your take on the sketch.
Not made any valentines cards yet.
Must get my finger out so to speak.
Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog.
Have a wonderful week.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Viv said...

Personally I would always opt to 'kill'... not necessarily the page either but Blogger himself in general!! LOL
Great fonts for the sentiment Jules and a fab card. xx

Irene said...

Another brilliant card Jules. I love the fonts.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules love your sweet card, fabulous design and colours, hugs Kate x

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the image. fab sentiment. great paper combo colours x

Cynthia said...

*sigh* Yes, Jules, I've been having lots of commenting problems. I use Firefox and I've been having to go over to Internet Explorer to get the comments to stick! Very frustrating...I'm sorry you're having the same problem. :-(

BUT, I'm loving this card!! What a super cute image--that brought a big ol' smile to my face!! =D

Sarah said...

Super card Jules. Love the addition of the rosebud and the silver cord xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such a cute image, I love the papers and sentiment.
I have had similar problems with Blogger just recently, it's very frustrating.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Jules ...can't wait to see what you make with your new stamps from Clair


Linda . J said...

This is just gorgeous Jules, love the colours and your design is beautiful.So love these stamps and just coloured 6 of them but I do not have this one, got to go on my list hehehe.
Hugs Linda

sally said...

Glad it's not just me that's been having problems!


Patricia said...

Hello Jules,
Another fantastic card, beautiful image, wonderfully coloured and the whole design is brilliant.

Patricia xxx

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, I really like your background paper - hedgie is cute, and the typing reminds me of an old manual typewriter I had - its typeface was just the same, and just as dodgy, lol. I keep getting the dratted little man too - and sometimes he tells fibs - the page loads! I am waiting for some stamps from Clair too - will share on my blog what I bought - super exciting waiting for postie. Have fun! Lynn x

Hazel said...

Jules your card is beautiful, I just love the whole lay out. Hazel x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super idea, i always at these sketches and think of a long image not a small one, am loving the sentiment and papers too.

Have fun playing with your new PB stamps, i'm waiting for my one to arrive, Luv Sam x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Doreen said...

Love the image Jules,gorgeous

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the Pb image and fab colours - so pretty.
I have the same little annoying computer icon and a scroll button that doesn't work. Blogger must be a man!! lol
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Wow, this is adorable dearie.Too cute for words.Hugs x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, great papers and layout and love the image.

I have had that kill the page thing but not so much when commenting.

Kath x

Anne said...

Such a cute card Jules. I'd love to receive it but that's wishful thinking, Mr C hasn't a romantic bone in his body!!! Hugs x

Carole said...

Lovely card like the pinks x

Carole said...

Lovely card like the pinks x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the design, the image and the papers.
I get that message too sometimes and I think it's a default message when browser thinks the page is taking too long to load. Doesn't happen just on blogs either.
Beryl xx

Cathy P said...

Wow, Jules! This is an adorable card! Love the way you incorporated the sketch with your sweet image and great paper choices. Thanks for playing with us at Sketch Saturday.
Hugs, Cathy xx

Tammi said...

So cute!! A pretty card, love the sentiment you made, it's perfect with this cute kitty!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous card

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love your design and sentiment! Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, a gorgeous creation huggles Pops x x x

Eve said...

Hi Jules - fabulous card and those fishtails look perfect. Fishtails are the talk of the playground!!

I am also having blogger problems as an error comes up saying something about my 'module file'??!! weird.
Hope you have a lovely day xx.

Debs said...

So gorgeous as always Jules - love the flower and bow detail.
Debs xx

Carole Z said...

Super cute! Carole Z X

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this card is adorable!! I love that little rose and I love that cute, cute image!

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules.

Debra Miller said...

Love this card, such a sweet image and wonderful sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday! ~Deb

coops said...

aw so gorgeous jules.adorable sweet image and i love your pretty design and colours :D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this cute image......, love it... and the layout... Might give it a whirl...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Oh my gosh, I adore this!! Kitty is sooo adorable and I love the type text! and papers, all of it! Fabulous!

Louise said...

Great card Jules and I really like the DPs that you have used.

Conny said...

What a wonderful Card! It's just perfect!!!!! I love it!