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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, 27 June 2014


Hi Everyone

Friday is here again .. .. woo hoo!!

I hope your day has been a good one.

Lots of rain here today .. .. which carries its own blessings.  No washing (so no ironing) and no having to water the garden crops at daft o'clock. I always panic that I might miss a delivery so get everything watered super early in the morning.  I have been known to have deliveries as early as 7.45am!!

Anyway, not having those jobs to do meant more creative time, so I joined in with The Friday Sketch Challenge and here is my take on the sketch:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2863J" Lovin' & Huggin'
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Caeldera"
Backing Papers:  Docrafts Forever Friends Kraft Notes
Woodware Punches:  Daisies 
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Nellie Snellen Punch:  "FLP008" Floral Branch 2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles

and if you fancy playing along this is the sketch I used (but I rotated it)

Enjoy what is left of Friday and have a lovely weekend.



Viv's Visuals said...

Just ducky Jules! Great card - love these ducks... x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love this image and was lucky enough to win it one Rudolph Day challenge.
Papers look great too and so does the sentiment.

Kath x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such a delightful image. I love the papers, pretty flower and beautiful sentiment too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're well :) I love this super sweet card, such an adorable PB image and I love the pretty colours too!
Have a lovely weekend hun :)

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules
This is a super sweet card! Love the image and the sentiment!
Hugs Lynsey x

Carole said...

Lovely card Jules I am sure the friend who receives it will love it. Hope you have a great weekend xx

aussie aNNie said...

Jules, fabulous card, love the image and your b/g papers are super....I did order and download the papers yesterday from your post below, they are gorgous...♥aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Have a great weekend. Sue x

Di said...

What a super card Jules! I love that stamp and those pals!


Di xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules! What a fabulous card, I love that image and the papers are brilliant with it. Love the sketch too! Have a great weekend, Susan x

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
I love when you use that stamp, I makes such a "happy" card.
Stunning design as always.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Dora said...

O wow wow Jules this is adorable :) such cuteness in this card and love the yellow, green and lilac color combo :) Love it :) Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

Lorraine said...

Aww, so sweet! Love the image and pretty papers too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Jules I love this card, what a great way to tell a friend what they mean to you. Even as a wedding card image it would be lovely. Hazel xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules I love your very sweet card, great layout and image, hugs Kate x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card i do love that image!!!

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules… such a fab image and sentiment! Love the pretty papers and embellies… the flower is gorgeous! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

mags said...

A sweet little card Jules. Cute image.

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, loving the papers, very nice indeed.
Hugs Jacee

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, it's been 'one of those weekends'...I got no where near the craft room, the 'puter or even the iPad it was that busy..hence it's catch up Monday! Loving this sweet and a lovely sentiment, hugs Carole Z X

Carole Z said...

Jules, this is such a fab card, love those cute duck! Hugs Carole Z X

Rachael Evans said...

such a gorgeous card - i love those ducks, and cute backing paper too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Friday Sketch Challenge x

Cynthia said...

So cute!! I love that image--it's the perfect one for a friendship card, isn't it?!

Brenda said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love the friends paper and of course I just adore that sweet images of the ducks. The flowers and leaves really set this card off. Hugs, Brenda

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very sweet! You put everything together so well--papers, image, and embellishments. You really know your stuff.