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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.


Saturday, 15 August 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy weekend!

I thought I would get onto my blog nice and early today before a super busy weekend takes hold here in the House of Hearts to share a card I made using Sketch Eleven from my little library.  I didn't find this sketch too easy to use to be truthful .. .. I think it is because I just struggle big time with things not being square .. .. but I shall persevere with my phobia and try to "alter my brain" if possible. LOL!!

So here we go:

This used:

Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Large Birthday Sentiment Set"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Paper Flowers"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Martha Stewart Edge Punch:  Traditional Scallop
My Trusty Old Sewing Machine
ProMarkers (for colouring in the machine embroidery)
Distress Ink:  Dusty Concord
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box (one of my favourite ribbon colours)

and tah dah .. ..

Sketch Eleven from my little collection

For anyone collecting them, the next sketch has made an appearance in the library today .. .. .. without any quirky angles this time LOL!!

Many thanks for all the lovely comments on my previous post.  For most of you the button heart was your favourite .. .. and it was mine too. 

Enjoy your weekend everyone.  Hope you manage to find a little bit of crafty time all to yourself.



Carol said...

Love this Jules...from the pretty papers to the big sentiment it's gorgeous. Love the sketch too. Carol x

Eve Maynard said...

Good morning Jules!
Oh I do love your beautiful card and your previous post wedding cards are simply stunning.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Wendy said...

Stunning card Jules, gorgeous colours and design... Love it!
Wendy xx

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Jules... Love the Sentiment....
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs Sylvie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the sentiment and your layout


Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Jules, I love the papers you used as well as the color combo. You greeting is perfect! I'm not sure how I will fair with this sketch either, but I'm excited to give it a try. Now off to collect the latest sketch!! Hugs, Brenda

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours, especially the sumptuous bow, great card and layout.

Kath x

Lynn said...

The colours are wonderful, and I love the background paper. The sketch is brilliant - I think you can do 'wonky' really well! Lynn x

Lynsey said...

Great card Jules and lovely sketch!
Hugs Lynsey x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful, gorgeous card.

Hazel said...

Jules, love that background butterfly paper to start with..the rest of your design is brilliant with that mix of paper etc. just gorgeous. Xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules thought you might like to see a card I made using one of your sketches hope you like it

Lea Brawn said...

Gorgeous card x

Carole said...

nice card, like the colours and lovely backing paper x