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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, 16 July 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

This week seems to be disappearing very quickly .. .. but at least the scheduled posts are working.  

Today my share is for entering into the Sketch N Stash Challenge where you are encouraged to follow a sketch as well as use either some "new" or "neglected" stash (and letting the world know which you used).

So here is my entry:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ""FRS131" 21st Birthday
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Sugar and Spice"
Woodware Punches:  Daisies
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Clear Embossing Powder for the numbers
Brads and Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

This fortnight you can choose from all the sketches in the catalogue and I chose Sketch No. 72 .. .. which looks like this:

As for my new/neglected stash .. .. well I have gone for the neglected option using another of those paper packs that have been hanging around for far too long.  I am nearly left with just the "strange ones" now LOL!!

I will link up later as I am still in scheduled post mode.

Have a good day everyone.



Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow I love the simple card design for a 21 year old, love the papers to. Hope you are keeping well. hgus Shirleyxxxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
What a super bright, fresh card.
Love the papers and your fantastic design.
Have a great day

Patricia xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love these Huge Woodware stamps and I do believe I have those papers laying neglected in my stash somewhere!

cuilliesocks said...

I love these big stamps Jules, and all your paper is gorgeous, fab card, hugs Kate x

scrappymo! said...

The paper you chose for the 21 image, has a very retro feel! This is a lovely card and so appropriate for this particular birthday!

Sarah said...

Brilliant!! xx

Jacee said...

Smashing card Jules, love your stitching around the numbers.
Hugs Jacee

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules and great paper piecing..


Betty said...

Fab card love those number stamps they make a great card

Lorraine said...

I love this stamp Jules and those papers are gorgeous. A fab card.
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

This is fab Jules, I love the papers and how you have stitched around the numbers, hugs Carole Z X

Carole said...

Great card like the 21 and of course your expert sewing x

Carole said...

Great card like the 21 and of course your expert sewing x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Jules.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules a fab card these Woodware stamps are fabulous! I have so much paper stashed I really must start using mine! Susan x

Lea Brawn said...

Love this card. Great stamp - I so need this one. Fabulous Jules x

Cynthia said...

Totally love how you made the 21!! The whole card is so festive!

Brenda said...

This is a neat card Jules! I love the big birthday numbers and the beautiful papers you used on this card. Hugs, Brenda

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous card, Jules. Love the numbers font and the lovely papers. And I liked that sketch so much I've used it to make the anniversary card for my husband :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

~@ngie~ said...

a fantastic card & I love the sewing & the dp's :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash.... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very trendy 21st card, love the backing papers
Thanks for sharing it with us at Sketch and Stash Challenges and good luck
Julie x
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Vivi Casale said...

great card!!
Thanks for joining our challenge at Sketch N Stash!