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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, 4 September 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. I hope the day has been a good one for you.

Plenty achieved in the old House of Hearts today so I am well pleased (except that I now need to clear loads of stuff off our bed before we can get in it tonight LOL!!).

Here is my share for today which is for taking over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge where this week there is a choice of sketches to play with.

I made my choice (eventually) and then made this:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2178J" Hello Present (this is quite a new stamp to my collection and is fast becoming a favourite)
Sentiment:  Docrafts "MTY 906118" With Love (but I have covered a kiss up)
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Blank Canvas"
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

The sketch I played along with is this one

but there are lots of others to choose from if you want to play along .. .. and there is still a bit of time to enter.

So that is me for today.

Best go and sort that bed next!!

Enjoy your evening.



Sarah said...

Love it Jules! Such pretty colours and the stitching is always a lovely touch. Such a gorgeous stamp too xx

Jean Straw said...

Super cute image, gorgeous papers and pretty colours. A lovely card.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

This is a very sweet and pretty card, brilliant image and I may have to have a try at that sketch.
Thanks for your comments, bet making 120 is nothing to you with all your Wedding invites.

Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely card Jules really like the glittery ribbon xx

cotnob said...

An adorable card Jules, such a cute image.
I hope you managed to get the bed cleared!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the sweet image, beautiful papers and pretty ribbon.
I am always amazed by your neat stitching!
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another adorable card the little bit of bling across the centre...


Carol said...

This is adorable Jules, such a cute image and the papers are gorgeous. Carol x

Lea Brawn said...

Wonderful image Jules. Great card x

Marie-Louise said...

Aww. This is gorgeous.

MaryH said...

You know I always love this PB hedgehog, think it is probably my favorite of the PB (well, maybe that goofy goose might be right up there too). Love the way you've layered it up with the sketch, I'd say you've nailed that extremely well. Loved the stitching, the pretty pattern combinations and this was an easy one to spot the little heart! Cute. TFS & thanks for your sweet comment. Hugs

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jules what wonderful card.. as usual adore your cards .. the green one below is great too.. thanks so much for sharing oh and yes did search on that stamp.. but not available in Oz, just as well huh :D
Have more stamps than I can poke a stick at anyway!!
thanks for popping over. Shaz in Oz.x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules I love your card and what a pretty colour way. The ribbon is beautiful! Susan x

mags said...

Beautiful card Jules.

debby4000 said...

Soooo cute and gorgeous too.

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules, hope you managed to get to bed last night!!!.
Great card as always, love the image and those really pretty papers.

Patricia xx

Patricia said...

Love, love, love that SISTER picture ...... know the feeling exactly!!!

Patricia xxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the pretty colours, hugs Carole Z X

Linda . J said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules, such a sweet image and I love all your pretty detailing with the stitching.
Hugs Linda

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.beautiful colour combo and i love the sweet hedgies ;D

xx coops xx

Cynthia said...

Adorable!! I love the colors--so beautiful!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules.

Hugs Diane

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, like the papers very much and your stitching is very neat, lovely work.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Brenda said...

Aww, this card is adorable Jules! I love the pretty papers and stitching and who can resist these two cute hegies with the present?! I always love the way you do your coloring too Jules. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Another sweet card Jules, lovely image and gorgeous colours, hugs Kate x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the cute image and details. Chuffed to see you've used one of my sketches.

Donna x

Eve Maynard said...

What a beautiful card Jules.
I love the papers, ribbon, layout and especially those cute hedgies - one I'd like to add to my collection ;)

Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Alex H. said...

An amazing card! Love the image.. your colouring.. and the soft tones... really great! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
;-) Alex H.

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super and i'm loving the colour combo too, luv Sam x

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous and so cute!!