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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.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday.

I hope your week is going well.

My head is temporarily above water on the wedding front .. .. yay!!  

The kitchen is again a kitchen and the dining room is back to being a dining room .. .. but for how long we will have to wait and see.  Not long I'm sure.

This means I have squeezed myself back into my tiny craft pod .. .. which of course needed a good tidy up before I could do anything productive.  It isn't completely tidy even now but it is better than it was.

Whenever I gain any new crafty stash I never put it away until I have used it .. .. so today's share uses a pre-loved stamp I gained off Ebay well before Christmas .. .. and it has sat around waiting to be tickled with some ink.  Now used, it will be able to go into the much loved Penny Black drawer.  But no-doubt it will be out again very soon LOL!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1647K" Squeaky Clean
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Happy Circular Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  First Edition "Desert Blooms"
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Eyelet Circles"
Woodware Punches:  Daisy Flowers
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Brad from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is it.

So with weddings temporarily under control whilst "happy couples" finalise their designs, sign off their proofs or decide on their colours I am working my way through my general "do list" .. .. and of course you know what is round the corner!  Valentine's Day .. .. best pull my finger out and get some cards made for that and to the salon smartish.  I bet Hallmark cards had theirs all designed, made and packaged by Autumn LOL!!!

Have a good day everyone .. .. hope the weather is OK with you.  We had a sprinkling of snow last night but nothing of it to see this morning.

Catch you soon



Whisper said...

Aaah what an absolute sweetie and lucky you for getting if off of ebay too, great colour combo too, luv Sam x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous stamp... Pretty papers....
Hope you are well...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Crafting Queen said...

What a lovely card, love the image.

Viv's Visuals said...

real cute card Jules! x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

Abi said...

Hallmark's cards aren't anywhere near as fabulous as yours though. Cute card & I do love me a Penny Black xx

Hazel said...

Jules, a beautiful cute imaged card. Just love it. Hazel x

Patricia said...

Hello stranger, great to see one of your absolutely stunning cards. Love, love, love it all.

Patricia x

Sue said...

Awwwww such a sweet image. I love the papers and beautiful detailing too.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A fab card Jules it did make me smile when I saw what he was using for a bath! Susan x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jules love that fun image also the wonderful papers a super make.
lorraine x

Jacee said...

Lovely design Jules, sweet image and lovely colouring, struggled to find the heart, is that it on the ribbon?
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules,
oh! what a beautiful card - simply gorgeous.

I saw this PB image but did not bid for it - now I regret it!! LOL!

I have wondered before if we ever bid on the same PB stamp but I don't like that idea so will not think about it!!

No snow in Devon just very damp!

Hope you have a fabulous week and I can't wait to see your valentines makes - piggy bank at the ready!

Lorraine said...

This is so cute and I love the design and soft pastel colours.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Lovely to see you flitting by Jules. Your card is adorable, so pretty. Carol x

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, this is a superb card. I really like the backing papers, and of course, who cannot love a Penny Black stamp. See you soon, I hope. Lynn x

Jean said...

Fabulous cute image and lovely colour combo.
Jean x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Jules, love how you have done the sentiment.
Wendy xx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous image and a beautiful card, glad to hear that you are on top of things at the moment.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Glad to hear all is well at heart HQ!! What a brilliant stamp...Love the look on that mouse's face and, as ever, beautifully done xx

Janice Wallace said...

What a lovely cute image.
Janice W

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, cute image and lovely soft shades, love your card, hugs Kate x

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Jules. Love the delicate colours x

Carole said...

Hi Jules nice card, my cat would have eat that mouse lol. Must get my valentine card made soon. Weather ok here just cold. I am making my secretary's daughters wedding invites so i'll post on my blog soon hopefully xx

Marie-Louise said...

You just always make the most gorgeous cards Jules. I love this. The image is so cute and beautiful colours.

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card.

cotnob said...

This is adorable Jules, such a cute image and pretty colour choices.
I'm glad to hear that you have your head above water for a little while, it will be nice to see you around a little more.

Stamps and Paper said...

So adorable Jules...your image made me smile....gorgeous colours


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Jules, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.
Just had a nosey round here :-) Your work is stunning. You have an amazing eye for colour.
This card is so darling - such a sweet image and the dps are gorgeous together.
Caroline xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Ooh, and I just became your 600th follower :-)
Caroline xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, I love that image it really made me smile! Love the colour scheme of your card too!
Hugs Lynsey x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, love the gorgeous card! although i can only see one pic of it as blogger is not working for me! grrr!,

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, love this stamp - cheeky and cute, fab card and love the colours! hugs Carole Z X

Di said...

Aw Jules, what a darling card - super image too! So funny that's he's using the cat's dish as a bathtub :)


Di xx

Louise said...

Loving this sweet card Jules. The image is very cute and the colours work really well together. Hope you are getting stuck into the Valentine's makes! xx

Brenda said...

What an adorable card Jules! I love that little mouse taking a bath in the cat bowl. lol Too cute and funny. I also love your sweet flowers stacked up on top of each other. Your papers are just beautiful and I love your birthday sentiment mat. This one is a keeper for sure and a nice score! Hugs, Brenda