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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.


Wednesday, 7 May 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

Here as promised with my card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for May.

They have asked this month that we use our favourite Penny Black Stamp.

Now that is quite difficult because I love each and every one I own.  So do I go for the Penny Black stamp I ink up the most?  One that can only come out for Christmas makes?  

Well, if for some horrible reason I was ever told that I could only keep one of my Penny Black stamps it would be this one .. .. my very first PB stamp .. .. the one that started my PB addiction .. .. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1652J" Cheesecake Wish
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sorry I think it is one that was removed from the boutique)
Backing Papers:  First Edition "Silent Night"
Cuttlebug:  Flower die
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
X-Cut Punch:  Tiny Butterfly
Nestabilitites:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Diamond Stickles
Buttons from my Stash Box

and that is it!!

Admit it .. .. you thought there would be a hedgehog on my stamp didn't you?  LOL!!!

Enjoy your evening everyone.



Sarah said...

What a fab choice Jules!! xx

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I can see why this is one of your favourite stamps. The papers are lovely as is the design.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy card Jules. x

Doreen said...

Beautiful,gorgeous,design and

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Love that image to!!
So many gorgeous ones??
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Adorable. I can see how this stamp started your addiction! lol

I have so many crafty addictions...but don't we all!

Your card is so sweet...that ribbon with the words on it is great!

We finally have had some sunshine peeking through the clouds. Managed to get out in the garden and DH dug and divided tons more perennials...they seem to get just as big the following year!

Dotty Jo x said...

yep, that stamps a keeper alright! Gorgeous card Jules, love that sweet image and beautiful flowers, Jo x

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules, what a sweet card, love the cute image, little butterflies, papers and design.
Enjoy the rest of your evening

Patricia xx

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, love the little butterflies.
Hugs Jacee

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely sweet card Jules, love your embellishments too, hugs Kate x

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card Jules, how strange that was my first pb to, although I have never coloured it in, naughty Amanda lol. Hugs, Amanda x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous card i love the stitching and adorable image!

Carole x said...

He is lovely Jules and some great sewing too xxx

Emma Sheppard said...

And what a fabulous stamp it is too! Made all the more lovely by the beautiful card it is mounted upon xxx

Sue said...

Awwww I can see why you love this stamps so much Jules, it's totally adorable.
I love the delicately coloured papers and beautiful flowers too.
hugs Sue xx

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Jules...this has to be one of my favorite's too :)
Wendy xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jues, this is so gorgeous! It's often the stamp that started us all of that we have a soft spot for isn't it? I can see why this one got you into Penny Black..adorable! Have a good day! Hugs Carole Z X

Stamps and Paper said...

Must say Jules I did expect a hedgehog ....adorable card and that little mouse is so cute...


Cynthia said...

Ha! Yes I DID think there would be a hedgehog somewhere! ;-) I love this image too--I can see why he's one of your favorites. I love the warm colors of the card. It makes it so summery and happy!!

Irene said...

Fabulous Jules, and so adorable.

Eve said...

Only keep one Penny Black stamp - now that brings on a panic attack!! LOL!

Fabulous choice Jules and fabulous card.

I think that this was one of my first PB stamps as well - we have great taste!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week. xx

Diane said...

Greetings Jules, gosh love the papers, stitching, image and fun design.

Hugs diane

Di said...

Totally adorable Jules! I can see why you love this little fella - there's an innocence about him :) And a beautiful card of course, as always.

I've been sorting right through my dies, re-organising them - and remember you spotted the score mark of a little heart on my Cuttlebug plate? Well, I don't have a heart die that shape/small size. Gremlins?

Hugs, Di xx

Whisper said...

A fabby choice hun and one that i have inked up yet !!!, Luv Sam x

MagsB said...

I'm not surprised that this is your favourite PB stamp, it is so cute! I can never decide if I like PB Hedgies or Mice best - they are both so adorable!! But this is especially gorgeous!!

And your card is lovely - really, it's not so much what image one likes, it's what one does with it - just like your card!!

love Mags B x

Juls said...

so sweet, love it!!! Hugs Juls

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.your stitching is perfect and i love the sweet mouse :D


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous choice of PB stamp, he's so cute!
Lorraine x

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules. Gorgeous stamp and love your choice of papers and colours.

Brenda said...

Ok, I know I always tell you how much I love your cards, and I really and truly do, but this one I really love! lol It's so cute! Hugs

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love your choice of favourite stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x