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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, 1 September 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

I hope your week has got off to a good start.

I am back in the craft pod getting on with orders this week .. .. the kitchen and dining room are still pretty much "safe zones" and free from "most things crafty" (but nowhere is ever completely craft free) LOL!!.

My share for today uses the lovely sketch from over at Sketch N Stash

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Wheely Lovely"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "New Leaf"
Cuttlebug:  Flower Die Set "37-1508"
X-Cut:  Flower Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Pearls from My Crafty Stash Box

and if you fancy playing along then this is the lovely sketch that was provided:

Now the second part of entering the challenge is to say whether you are using new or neglected stash on your creation .. .. well once again I have used both.

My new stash is the fabby new download from Liz at Pink Petticoat (though it was on offer for a day yesterday when I purchased it) and my neglected stash was the Cuttlebug flower die.  Not sure why it has been neglected because it makes lovely flowers.  Must make amends and use it more.

I have started making headway in my blogland catch-up.  If I haven't reached you yet then I will be there eventually.  I can't believe how much I have missed .. .. some blogs make me feel like I haven't visited for years they have been so busy.  

Enjoy your day everyone and I'll catch you again tomorrow .. .. for a Teeny, Tiny Tuesday creation!



Doreen said...

Love the fab image and your

Annmaree of Oz said...

Hey Jules! I hope you are doing well! I have to catch-up again on blog-world myself!

I Just absolutely LOVE this image to bits! You know I love birds, so to me - IT ROCKS!

Gorgeous colours too!

Stamps and Paper said...

A 'wheely' delightful card your colour combinatons


cuilliesocks said...

Love your card JUles, it is so pretty, lovely soft colours and image, hugs Kate x

Jean Straw said...

I love everything about this card, the cute image, pretty patterned paper and a great sketch.
I really think that I must try and use sketches more. I hardly ever do, but see some lovely cards made using them.
Thank you for visiting and following my blog.
Jean x

Sarah said...

You were quick off the mark with that PP set Jules, I was really good and resisted ( so far)!!. Love what you've done with it, such pretty papers and fab stitching as usual!! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the very cute image and pretty design.

Donna x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules, I love your sweet image and lovely papers - such a pretty colour combination.

Carole Z said...

Love this Jules, gorgeous colours & such a cute image!
Hugs Carole Z

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jules love that tweet image, lol, sorry couldn't help it, such a lovely fresh looking card those papers are lush.
lorraine x

Jacee said...

Fabulous Jules, super image, and I love the paper, such a nice colour.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Carol said...

This is a real beauty Jules, great image and gorgeous colour scheme. Carol x

Patricia said...

Love, love, love it

Patricia xx

Lea Brawn said...

A wonderful card Jules. X

Kathleen said...

This is just gorgeous, love the colours the image and the sketch.

Kath x

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jules… such a sweet image and sentiment!! I love the scrummy papers and flowers… and the stitching looks really fab!
Hope you have a great week!
Love Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

This is such a cute card Jules. I love the little image. A great card as always.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I LOVE the image with that fabulous sentiment and beautiful papers too.
hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

I love this image Jules - totally adorable and the soft green is gorgeous.
I dare not leave any of my crafty things in rooms. If I mistakenly leave the door open my little furry friend with jump on my chair and pinch things off my desk. Yesterday it was one of my newly finished cards but managed to recover it before the teeth sank into it!!!
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Brenda said...

Wow Jules, this card is just the sweetest! I love the paper you used and that image is just darling as is the sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous colours, super image and love that cute'O' image xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules what a gorgeous make and that flower is fab maybe it won't be so neglected in future! Susan x

Chrissie said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules!
I love the fresh and clean look of this image and your papers and colour palette are perfect too.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous Jules and so pretty!!

Cynthia said...

Oh, but that put a smile on my face for sure!! I love that adorable little bird!!

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules...such a cute birdie! Hugs Carole Z X