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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, 5 August 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!  Middle of the week already!!

Just flying in and out quickly today with a card I have been working on over a few days .. .. ..not that it is intricate or anything out of the ordinary .. .. I just didn't have time to do it all in one sitting.

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3702J" Jump for Joy!
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Sentiment Tags"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Boho Chic"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle
Woodware Punches:  Daisy
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Brad, Eyelet and Metallic Cord from My Crafty Stash Box
and ... ... tah dah ....

Sketch Number Nine from my little sketch library

That means I have used all the ones I have put into my library now  .. .. so I have added another one today.  My little library is the first place I go now when I want to create something so I am really pleased I started it.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my machine stitching. That comes from years of sewing fabric .. .. which I no longer seem to get time for .. .. but the funny thing is that the type of stitching I admire is where folk do two rows that all wobble, wave and cross over each other .. .. and I can't do that!!  I can only sew straight (ish)  LOL!!.  

Enjoy your day everyone.  I am hoping to get some big jobs crossed off my crafty list today!!

Catch you soon.



Kath said...

A fab card and I love the sketch.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Jules beautifully coloured as always


Hazel said...

Love your card Jules, that image is brilliant. Homely that's me back to normal, now the wedding is over and our visitors are all away. Hazel x

Sarah said...

Loving #9 Jules!! Such a fabulous card, that cute little guy looks so very happy!! I have made a few bases up now using your sketches and hopefully will get some time to spend colouring tomorrow and actually finish them!! Fingers crossed!! xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, another super card. Love the fun frog and the combination of papers. I think you are ace at sewing straight lines, especially perfect sewing round a circle! Even though I sew a lot I'm just not practiced at sewing on card and am guaranteed to make a wiggly mess of it. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card, I love the shades of coral and such a cute little frog, hugs Kate x

Carole said...

Hi Jules. Love your card...yes all your straight stitching...brilliant, such wonderful attention to detail and I love your colour choice and pretty papers. As I said the detail is superb...the tiny heart in the flower, but I l also love the cleanness of the card.

Jean said...

A fabulous fun image and beautiful colour combo.
Jean x

Carol said...

What a joyful little critter this. Carol x

Brenda said...

What an adorable card Jules! I love that frog, he is just the cutest hopping with his daisy. I love your choice of papers and embellishments. I have always been a fan of your machine stitching too, it's always so straight and how you stitch around a circle as neat as you do is beyond my comprehension! lol I too, am loving your sketches, they are so fabulous! Hugs, Brenda

Kathleen said...

I love this card and the sketch and I will be spending some time tomorrow pinching this idea, sorry casing it, will be a perfect card for me to make for my Grandson's and I suppose their Mum and Dad but they have been in Australia for a month visiting my eldest Daughter and I have missed them terribly. So I will be Jumping for Joy at their return and guess what I have shot to look at my stickeroo's and I have the image, yippee.

Thanks so much Jules.

Kath xxx

extra kisses for the idea!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, such a fun image and pretty papers.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and love your sketches.

Carole said...

What a super card, it made me smile as this was exactly how I felt, last week when you linked my blog :)! I've linked back to you today. Love C x

Abi said...

Such a happy card Jules with gorgeous Summery colours. Loving your sketch library & plan to start using some myself when the children are back at school &I have some time (hopefully!) xx

Marie-Louise said...

Super card as always Jules.

Carole Z said...

This is adorable Jules, I love the frog!!! Hugs Carole Z X

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby and another great sketch too, Luv Sam x