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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.


Thursday, 24 July 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday?

How about a hug?  Well you can have one if you want but I don't think there will be many takers .. .. other than Mr Heart.

I think I was rather heavy handed with the garlic in the spag bol last night .. .. and coupled with garlic bread .. .. well lets just say I am pleased I am not meeting up with anyone today otherwise I would have to chomp on a packet of extra, extra strong mints .. .. LOL!!

So a fast share today because everything was sitting ready and waiting.  The image was already coloured and sitting in my "waiting to be put on a card" box and the papers were on my desk waiting to be put into the snippet drawers.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1736K" How About a Hug!!
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Vintage Rose" (sadly no longer available) and Pinstripes
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it.

I did make a "Get Well Soon" sentiment for putting on this card but decided I wouldn't add it and instead would just put a plain insert inside. That way it can be used for lots of reasons .. .. get well, thank you, birthday, well done, sorry I smell of garlic  (only joking I don't think anyone would send a card saying that .. . would they? ...LOL!!).

Enjoy your day - I hope you find a bit of crafty time all to yourself.



Dotty Jo x said...

Such a sweet card, your colouring is so pretty. I had to search a bit for the heart today! Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules such a pretty card, beautiful papers and layout and of course the ct is really cute, have a great day, hugs Kate x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

such a pretty pb card . I'm always eating garlic it's so good for the heart and tastes great .
Here's a hug Jules because pc's don't have smell a vision ...yet .

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card - I do love the hedgies even though I rarely use them!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the offer Jules but I'll pass on the hug it's too damned hot!! I'm seriously considering relocating to the stables to sleep as it's a bit cooler!! Love your card, another fab PB stamp xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, I really love the papers, one of my fave too, they always print off nice.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sue said...

So gorgeous Jules, such an adorable image and I love the papers.
I agree, this could be used for so many different occasions!
hugs Sue xx

sally said...

Love the blushes!


Stamps and Paper said...

Just adorable Jules gorgeous image and very pretty papers


Vicky Hayes said...

It's lovely to come and visit you Jules and what a gorgeous card you have on display! I'm slightly wistful that it isn't a 'sorry I smell of garlic' card but then garlic and cats are not the best combination! Thank you for your lovely message and you're right, I haven't stopped smiling! Vicky x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Jules, such an adorable image and pretty papers.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.really sweet hedgie and i love your pretty papers :D

xx coops xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules, another beautiful card.
I love it, yes it could be used for any occasion.
Can't find it ...... !!!

Patricia x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Another gorgeous card Jules, love those papers. Sue x

Carole said...

Phew can smell you from here lol. Cute kitty xx

Lorraine said...

I love the cute PB stamp and gorgeous papers - so pretty.
Lorraine x

Lea Brawn said...

I'm not good with cats Jules but he /she is a fab character. Great card x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
I was going to say - I'll have a hug but after reading down perhaps not!! LOL!

Oh how I love your PB cat and your previous hedgie is just too cute!

Hope that your craft pod is not too hot! xx

Elizabeth said...

I think I'll pass on the hug, Jules, but I like your card - lovely PB topper and pretty colours. I like the stripe paper with the floral - they look just right together. Hugs (there I go contradicting myself) Elizabeth xx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and pretty papers.
Wendy xx

Patricia said...

Doh!!! Just clicked on your Blog again ..... would you believe there are so many "hearts" they almost came out to hit LOL!!!

Patricia xxx

susiestacey said...

Adorable card Jules, hope you are well x Susan x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
I have missed some of your stunning cards... While family have been with us....
Love this cute PB image.... Fab....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such pretty papers and of course the hedgehog! Hugs Carole Z X

Brenda said...

Well I am a garlic lover too, and just had some garlic crackers for lunch, so I will take you up on that hug cause I won't notice your garlic. lol Love, love your card Jules! It is just adorable, that cat just can't get any cuter-love his expression and I love the way you colored him. I also love the papers you have used with him. I don't know how you pick the perfect papers for each card but you do. I also love the stitching on this card. Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

A great card for so many occasions. I think you were wise to leave the snetiment to add later.
A wonderful, versatile card!

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant Jules.

mags said...

A really pretty card Jules. Love the sweet image and the papers.