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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, 17 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

Well that sunshine didn't last long did it?!?!?

Today has been another big wedding day here in the House of Hearts with lots of samples done ready for happy couples to look at .. .. but before I started I was clearing everything away and found this little image that I had already tickled with my ProMarkers.  So I decided to put him to good use rather than transfer him to the "coloured and waiting to  be used" box!

Sketch Saturday Challenge to the rescue and a card was done in no time as I didn't have to think about it LOL!!!  Note to self .. .. must use more sketches!!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4082H" To Cake Moment 
Candle Background:  Stamps Happen "30023" Birthday Candes
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (no longer available)
Backing Paper:  Wild Rose Studio "Gorgeous Ginghams"
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Large
Metallic Cord from My Stash Box

and that is it!

If you fancy playing along then here is the sketch I followed:

Time to escape to the bath next!

I'll catch you again soon.



Patricia said...

Brilliant as always, love that cute image, wonderfully coloured and great design.

Patricia xxx

Lorraine said...

Aww, what a cutie - love it.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Another great creation using a super image, love the candle border.

Kath x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image coloured beautifully. I love the papers and silver cord.
hugs Sue xx

Carole Z said...

Such a cutie, love the papers too! Carole Z X

Crafting Queen said...

Sweet card, such a cute image.

Debs M said...

lovely x

Whisper said...

Oooo super hun and am loving the candle background too, Luv Sam x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules cute image and great colours, hugs Kate X

Anne said...

Aw Jules, this is so cute! Hissing here again today, hopefully sunshine will come to stay one of these days. Hugs x

Beryl said...

A gorgeos card Jules. Wish I could 'tickle' my images to such great effect.
Beryl xx

Carol said...

Another cutie Jules, love the little hedgie and fabulous design. Carol x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Another cutie stunner, Jules! Love the matching candles to the image!

Di said...

What a cutie - gorgeous card Jules! I'm turning to sketches lately too. Sketch Sunday has a lovely one this week :-)



Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,fab image and

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

pb stamp and gingham what a great combination for a lovely birthday card. janex

Viv's Visuals said...

Just a quick visit as I don't want to give you the infected germy nasties.... he's a cute hedgie Jules and love the card! x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely clean and crisp card Jules...adorable image and great papers..


scrappymo! said...

This is so cute!
You have given me a great idea with this sketch! It is so versatile!

Love the colouring and the pretty birthday candles strip!

Sue B said...

Aww what an adorable little hedgie… he's SO sweet Jules!! I love the matching candle border and the gingham paper is perfect!
I know what you mean about the sketches… I must get back to using them… it stops me faffing about what to put where!! Lol
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful Jules, I always love the fresh look of gingham. Susan xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, so cute!
Helen x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is such a cute card! Love that little hedgie!
Hugs Lynsey x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So sweet! I really like the fresh colors you've used and the row of candles in the background. Loveliness!

Hettie said...

Awww gorgeous card. I need some hedgies in my stash! Love the gingham, I hear it is in vogue again!

Bonnie said...

Love this gingham and the sweet hedgie!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Eeep! Gingham and hedgies! What could be more adorable?? Love this, Jules!

In fact, I loved catching up with you, again! This time we had the twinks for a long 3-day weekend which put me behind again. (It's worth it coz they're so fun!)

Thanks so much for popping in to see me!! Hugs, Darnell

XxJULESxX said...

Aww so gorgeous Jules!