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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.


Monday, 4 August 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!!

Oh how I wish the title of this post was true .. .. and that my day could have been spent like this little hedgie!!

My days are anything but lazy .. .. and this week is going to be even more manic than usual as I try to pull in labouring duties with Mr Heart! I did what I needed to do crafting wise very bright and early, and then did six hours hard labour as we remove all the old cement (and weeds!!)  from between the crazy paving ready for re-pointing .. .. if that is what you call it.  It is going to be a looooooooooooooooooong job!!!

Anything that can ache is now aching!  LOL!!

But the good news is the gazebo was still there and standing as we got up this morning.

Anyway .. .. round to a share I started on Saturday and finished this evening:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3782J" Lazy Days
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Wackadoo"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Up, Up and Away"
Leone Em Pty Punch:  Ash Branch
Go Kreate:  Large Frames Scalloped Squares
Woodware Punches:  Daisy in various sizes
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Brad from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is it for my share today.

Now round to my snippet makes of yesterday.

Lots of questions and emails about those so here we go:

1.  The paper stack was First Edition:  Bella Rose
2.  Heart Stamps:  Stampendous Cling Stamp Heart Stack
3.  The baubles were a die:  Memory Box "Clairmont Ornaments" (this is going to be getting lots of use)
4.  Sentiment on the Christmas card was a digital one.  Part of :  Pink Petticoat "Signature Christmas Too Sentiments"

I think that answers them all.  If not then please just give me a nudge.

OK .. .. that is me for today.  I'll catch you again tomorrow with my Teeny, Tiny Tuesday make .. .. which is thankfully ready and waiting.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



Irene said...

Hello Jules

Brilliant card, I love the papers and image. I too have this stamp and it's one of my favourites (as are all my PB stamps) Lol.


Sarah said...

Being lazy is all well and good Jules but just think of the workout you are getting as a gofer!! Lovely card!! xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
I love your lazy hedgie - this is something that you will NEVER be - Lazy!
Hope you put extra Radox in your bath tonight!!
So glad your gazebo was still standing!

XxJULESxX said...

Aww Jules how gorgeous!!!! love hedgies !
i did some gardening today and now i ache everywhere too!

Brenda said...

No there is nothing lazy about your days Jules!! Re-pointing is a job and sounds like you and hubby were working very hard. I can see what everything aches!! I love, love this card! Hedgie looks like he is enjoying him self a lot. I'd like his chair to sit out and read on a lazy summer day. lol I hope you find some time some where to have a lazy day cause I think you certainly deserve one! Hugs, Brenda

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh my Jules you certainly know how to fill your days! A beautiful card maybe you should take a leaf out of his book! Hugs Susan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the fabulous image and great

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card and soooo cute

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Jules, such an adorable image and pretty papers.
Have fun with the pointing!

Jacee said...

Love the card Jules, sweet image, sounds like you could do with a bit of 'chilling' just lately, take a tip from the hedgehog! LOL
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lea Brawn said...

Oh I so wish that was me lol. A fabulous card as usual Jules. Great image. Just overall fab x

Whisper said...

Aaah what a little sweetie and am loving those fabby papers too, Luv Sam x

Carole Z said...

This is so cute Jules, love the colours and design too, hugs Carole Z X

Lorraine said...

A very cute little hedgy and I love the pretty colours and papers.
Lorraine x

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Sweet image and design. Glad the gazebo did not blow away.

Debbie said...

Such a pretty card.fab stamp.oh to relax without a care in the world like mr hedgehog.sorry you're aching but it sounds like you've been grafting extremely hard.Take care.Hugs x

Cynthia said...

That image is just too cute, Jules! Love the happy colors and papers too!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Hi Jules, hope you are doing well!

Such a lovely image and card with matching papers, that is one relaxed hedgehog! <3

Louise said...

I think I need to sit down just reading about your exploits at 'Gazebo Towers'. Hope the aches have gone now. Love this card, so bright and fresh. x