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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, 9 July 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

Another scheduled post from me .. .. this time for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

This month they would like to see "Buttons and Bows" so here are mine:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4320H" Prize Cupcake
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sadly no longer available)
Backing Papers:  GCD Studios "Tea Time"  (I am determined to use some of these old stacks up but believe it or not I have some that are far older than this!!  I wonder if paper stacks will ever be collectors items on The Antiques Roadshow LOL!!).
Spellbinder Nestabilties:  Standard Circle and Scalloped Circle
Martha Stewart Edge Punch:  Daisy
Woodware Punch:  Daisy
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glossy Accents
Glamour Dust
Buttons and Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my Teeny Tiny Tuesday card.  I went to put my inserts into the ones I had made and at that point realised they are actually a little bit bigger than I said.  They are actually 3.5" x 3.5" so an extra half inch each way to play with.  Not that it makes that much difference in the grand scheme of things.

So pleased you liked them.  They are certainly making me look at all my stamps and dies a little differently. All the ones that are too small for what I call a "normal" sized card are coming into their own on the teeny tiny ones!

As this is another scheduled post from me today I will link my entry up later.

Hope you are enjoying your day.



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules ,love the

scrappymo! said...

Oh Jules, this is so sweet! Love the hedgie and those papers are beautitful. I am not familiar with the British papers so they look new to me.
I too am working on using up old stash and it is fun to see how many things that are quite old still look great!

Love your pretty design...I have those same buttons! Small world!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules and love your sweet little buttons.


Jacee said...

Smashing Jules, love the pretty little button on top of the bow.
Hugs Jacee

rosie said...

another stunning professional card from you Jules. love the colours. fab papers. great layout. love the little flowers and button centres. great ribbon. and Yes I can see the heart!! LOL
thanks for visiting my blog x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules, such a sweet image and pretty papers. I love the layout too, reminds me I really should make more use of my border punches.
hugs Sue xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO cute jules… what a fab image and you've coloured it beautifully… love the sparkles on the scrummy cupcake!! :-))
Hope you're having a good week!
Love Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, such a cute image and pretty colours.

Hazel said...

Just gorgeous Jules. Hazel xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is both delicious and delightful, a lovely cute image and smashing colours I love it.
lorraine x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving the colour combo and such an adorable image too, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the hedgy...I need the hedgy..(don't tell hubby...crafty stash ban!!)
It's so pretty.
lorraine x

Patricia said...

Really pretty card once again, love that "sweet" image and great design

Patricia xx

Carole said...

Very nice card Jules love the bright green mixed with pink and of course the button heart xx

Little K Smith said...

Aawwww just gorgeous Jules, I adore this PB hedgie and love the cute little button too :)

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love it!

Donna x

Annmaree of Oz said...

another cake!!! hehehe tasty looking card, awesome layers!

Brenda said...

Oh this card is just too sweet Jules! I love the hedgehog with his cupcake and wagon. The flowers and buttons and bow is just perfect as is the color combo and papers. Too cute!! Aren't the smaller stamps just perfect for the little cards?!! 3.5 x 3.5 is a great size too, and no a half an inch doesn't make muc of a difference in the grand scheme of things. lol Hugs, Brenda

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Another fab card Jules, love the sparkle on the cupcake and pretty papers. Susan x

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Sweet image and love the papers and design. The buttons are really cute.