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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.


Saturday, 16 August 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday .. .. and happy weekend!!!

My intention was to post this card last night .. .. but it took me so long to make that it was nearly dark by the time I had finished and once that happens the electric light in my craft pod makes my work change colour .. .. so I had to wait until this morning to make sure I definitely liked it.

Things always look better in the lovely light of a sparky new day don't you think?

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2883J" Whiskers and Fur
Sentment:  Penny Black "3459D" Wrap a Hug (the happy birthday part of this stamp was masked off)
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Desert Blooms"
Sizzix Thinlits Die:  "659133" Moroccan Card Front
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Twine from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is my share for today

It didn't take a long time because the card was difficult to make .. .. my problem was that my crafty stash is scattered all over the house at the moment.

Two major projects I keep unpacking to work on in the kitchen because I need lots of space to spread out. Stacks of various work in the dining room and then general crafting in my craft pod .. .. and it would seem that whatever I wanted to use was located somewhere else. Who would have thought making a card could burn off so many calories?  I ran up and down the stairs far too many times LOL!!

So I think a major clear up to get my brain in order is the next project and then I will take over the kitchen again for crafty purposes.  I can't believe we don't have sparkly sandwiches sometimes!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.

Have a great day .. .. and I hope you find a little bit of craft time for yourself.



Debs M said...

this is gorgeous - love the die behind it x

Julie C. said...

Sparkly sandwiches... Mmm... I wonder if that will taste extra delicious? Ha ha! ^_^ Lovely card! I do like that Sizzix Thinlit die. Might need to check that out! Enjoy your weekend, Jules!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,a fab image and

cotnob said...

This is a lovely card Jules, such an adorable image and fabulous sentiment.
Enjoy your weekend.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is fab Jules. Love that cute fella and the Moroccan background is lovely. Hope you get things sorted and have a great day, Susan x

scrappymo! said...

What a fabulous image! Made me smile as it is so adorable!

Great colours...but then you know I lOVE kraft. Like the addition of the jute twine to hold your heart!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the fab frame and stunning image and colours :D

xx coops xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules adorable cat image
Iike your colour ways


Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Awhh, this is so cute, and as always fab colouring.

Just noticed your new piccie, what have you done?. You look much younger... or should I say you look great!

Dont work yourself too hard.

Love Sheila x
from a VERY hot Cyprus

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules… such a cute image and I love the pretty Morrocan die cut in the background… your stitching is very beautiful !!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. The image is just adorable and I love the sentiment. Beautiful papers and fabulous stitching too.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, well worth the effort of burning the midnight oil!
Mmmm sparkly sandwiches, perhaps you could market the idea to your local 'butty shop'! LOL
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

This is such a cutie Jules, love the design and that fabulous backing die. Hope the tidying up went well! Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Aww how sweet Jules, just love the image and design of the card, great colour theme, hugs Kate x

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant, love the beautiful image and the great design. Also a super sentiment.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

MaryH said...

Hi Jules, it's been a while since I had a chance to pop round and see what you're up to. I love the new blog design! Great picture of you too. Your card is so pretty and I like that die behind the PB kitty. Loved the colors, of course, and the sweet sentiment. Perfet for this particular image. The stitching you have in spots is so nice, and of course the heart charm on the twine bow! Found it right off the bat. Good luck with ordering your supplies to where you can find them. I'm trying to do the same thing. I know I'm going to lose stuff that I've had in piles, cause I'll never remember where I put it! Heaven forbid I start making labels!!! Hugs & Happy weekend. TFS

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
Oh! I do love this card and that cat is just too cute!!

Also love your new profile photo.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend. xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, as always gorgeous! Love the design and super cute image - my stash isn't all over the house, but it is all over the craft room and I reckon adds 20 minutes simply 'searching' to each card! Hugs Carole Z X

Hazel said...

Jules another great wonderful card, with a lovely back ground and cute image. Hazel xx

Carole said...

He's cute i see another die cut appearing in the background and some sewing xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Well Jules this is the perfect way to wrap a hug, with a kitty!!! :D

Love it so much! Beautiful diecut lattice!

mags said...

Beautiful card Jules. Gorgeous image and papers and love the die in the background.

Brenda said...

You are to cute and funny Jules, not sure sparkly sandwiches would be good for you or Mr. Heart! lol I love this adorable card and the sentiment is just perfect! Yes, everything always looks good in a sunny new day. Hugs, Brenda

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous and so cute!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Beautiful card Jules - love it so much ♥ I find it really hard when my cardmaking stuff is scattered in a couple of rooms as I get frustrated and grumpy. In fact, I have just spent a couple of hours sorting my stuff out so I'm alot happier now :-)

Jocelyn x