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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, 6 October 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Ours was brilliant because we were able to have all our family together as the London Kids came home again for the weekend so that our eldest Son could take part in a local 10K run to raise more funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Charity.

They were also super excited about their house purchase and were sharing all of their plans.  The building society are doing the valuation tomorrow so we are hoping everything goes to plan.  If so we are guessing things will move quite quickly as there are only the London Kids and the current occupier in the chain. 

They went home late morning :-(  so it is now time for me to hit the ground running again.  Not much time to catch my breath at all during October so I might be a bit of a hit and miss blogger for a while (I know .. .. nothing new there!!).  

There is a little share today:

This used: 

Image:  Penny Black "2178J" Hello Present
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat  "Tiny Everyday Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Watercolour Stripes"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder "Swiss Dots" - inked with Pear Tart Memento Ink before embossing    
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box    

and that is me for today.

Just preparing for tomorrow now when my lovely Sis is calling by to collect wedding stationery samples for changing the cabinet in the salon .. .. and she is also ready for the first stand full of Christmas  cards.  Eeekk!! I have been making Christmas cards all year and still feel no-where near where I should be!!  Guess who is putting inserts into Christmas cards tonight?!?! LOL!!!

There is a teeny, tiny card lined up for tomorrow so I will catch you again then but in the meantime have a lovely evening.  



Carol said...

So cute Jules and gorgeous colours. Carol x

sally said...

Fingers crossed for the house & good luck with the MND fund raising (lost my mother in law to it!) happy inserting, I assembled 15 Xmas cards today, no inserts!


Carole said...

sounds like you had a lovely family weekend x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, pretty colours and adorable image.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules. I love the cute image and pretty papers.
I am pleased you had a good weekend with your family. I hope that the house purchase goes to plan.
hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this Stamp ... So cute....fabulous papers...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Patricia said...

Hi Jules, another of your stunning creations.
Love the papers and how you put it all together.

Patricia x

Hazel said...

Another cute hedgehog image card, just love them.
Will keep fingers crossed that the London kids things go well. Stressful times ahead I can see with all those plans.
Try and find 5 minutes to breath. Hazel x

Viv's Visuals said...

Loving the lilac and lemon colour combo Jules! Have a great week. x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the fresh colours xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable image, lovely card. Really like the stitched detail.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable, great colours.
Good luck with the inserts.

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous clean and crisp card Jules love these little critters and wonderful colours


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Sounds like you are just as busy as ever Jules. You have still managed to create a fab card though! Love the colour combo and of course the cute hedgies! Susan x

Sue B said...

Ooh this is SO pretty Jules… I love the colours and scrummy papers… the little hedgies are just adorable and you've coloured them beautifully!! :-)
Hope the Christmas Cards go well
Love Sue xx

Brenda said...

How fun to have all the kids home Jules! It's always hard when they leave though, but you are so busy that it will keep your mind off missing them so much. I love your sweet card! The papers are so pretty and of course the hegie image is just so cute and sweet. You have them colored up so pretty too. Hugs, Brenda

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Those little hedgies are so sweet and I love the colour combo.
Lorraine x

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous card, I love the cute image and the stripy paper.
Jean x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
here is another stamp that you MADE me buy!! LOL!!
Beautiful card and I love the colours.

I bet your new home card for the London kids is already made - hope all goes well.

Your picture (how I feel when my sister is coming over) always makes me smile - love it!! Hope you have fun together and have managed to get your cards ready.

Kathleen said...

Hello Juke Box Julie, well you did say Hit and Miss or was that another programme.
Love the vibrant colours of this card and the cute image.

Kath x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, great image, I do like hedgehogs, so sweet, I like your colour combo too.

Fingers crossed for the house purchase, I'm sure it will be fine but it is a stressful time I know having done it recently myself as you know.
I'm sure your sisters cabinet will look lovely with all your new stationery displayed and your Xmas card will I'm sure sell quickly once you get them 'out there'.
Pleased you enjoyed you weekend.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Whisper said...

Another super stamp and a perfect colour combination too, Luv Sam x

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card with sweet hedgies!!