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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, 14 August 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

Another scheduled post from me using the fabby sketch from over at Sketch N Stash.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3633K" Clusters
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Happy Birthday Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Pink Grapefruit"
My Favorite Things:  Die-namics - Notebook Edge
Diamond Stickles
Pinking Shears
My Trust Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

and here is the sketch I used .. .. in case you fancy playing along:

another part of the challenge is to use either new or neglected stash in your creation and let everyone know which you opted for.

Well I went for my sparkly new Die-namics Notebook Edge Die which I was lucky enough to win the other week in Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge.  (Thanks Di xxx).  If you haven't come across this challenge then you are in for a treat.  Lots of fabby playmates and banter .. .. and a wonderful host called Di. The idea behind the challenge being to use up all your snippets of paper/ribbon/fabric .. .. whatever you have left over after completing other projects.  

I will link up my card later but in the meantime I hope you all have a good day.  Especially one of my "happy couples" who are getting married today .. .. hopefully the sun will be shining for them and they will have a fabby day.



Juls said...

Beautiful , love the soft colours :-) xx

sally said...



Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules… a beautiful image and I love the scrummy papers and stitching…. very pretty colours!
Hope you have a good day!
Love Sue xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, This is so pretty.
Avril xx

Di said...

Hi Jules!

LOVE this card - you rocked that sketch :)

And how lovely to see you already using the notebook edge die - and sideways too, shows how versatile that one die strip is - super results!

Hugs, Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the soft colours of your pretty card Jules..your maching is just perfect...gorgeous card


Patricia said...

Brilliant as ever, love the delicate colours and a fantastic design.
Happy crafting

Patricia xx

Debbie said...

This is a gorgeous card pretty and I love the fabulous notebook edge die. Debbie x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab

Jacee said...

Loving the colour combo on this one Jules, so pretty, and as ever, great stitching!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Debbie said...

Gosh this is beautiful.the papers are it.hope you're okay dearie.hugs x

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty and fresh Jules. Love the image and colours.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Gosh this is stunning and so pretty and another of my favorite stamps, seems we have quite a lot in common regarding the older PB stamps.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the image and pretty papers. the notebook edging looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Lynne K said...

Hi Jules, just had to nip in and comment on this - so pretty, gorgeous colours, think I need that stamp! I've got the notebook edge die but haven't used it yet, you've given me some inspiration.

Thanks for your lovely comment about my tree and Brusho cards the other day. Like you, I have limited time for blogging these days, not enough hours in the day since we moved up north! Hope all's well with you. You certainly sound busy, so that can't be bad!

Hugs, Lynne x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Jules, I love your pastel colours and beautiful image.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just so, so pretty Jules, love it!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful and such pretty colours.

Carole Z said...

This is a really gorgeous card Jules, love how you've used the papers, the stitching and the beautiful, delicate image - love it! Hugs Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Jules this is a gorgeous card! Love the image and lovely colours and your papers are beautiful! Congratulations on your win! Susan x

Whisper said...

Simply gorgeous hun and i see you have changed your photo too !!, Luv Sam x

Linda . J said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules, such a beautiful image and I love all your pretty detailing, superb.
Hugs Linda

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this card is stunning! I love the soft serene colors and papers in this one. Love that image too and you have it colored up so beautiful. I swear it looks like it matches your papers perfectly!! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Just lovely Jules, such pretty colours and a beautiful floral image, hugs Kate x

Lea Brawn said...

Very pretty Jules. Love the pastel colours x

Diane said...

Awesome design Jules love the colors and details.

Hugs diane

Sue said...

Hello again Jules. Just popping back for another look at your stunning card and to say thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge.
hugs Sue xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Lovely colours and flowers, love what you did with the sketch!

April Diva said...

Hi Jules,

Stopping by just to say how lovely the card is. Your colouring really matches the PP papers. Very pretty card.


Pauline x

XxJULESxX said...

wow just gorgeous!!!