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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, 12 September 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy weekend .. .. where has the sunshine gone?!?!?  It is looking decidedly wet and dull here.

We have been back home from our London jaunt for a couple of days now (with the London kids coming back and staying with us until tomorrow).  That means we will have spent a whole week together and it has been so lovely.

Blood Brothers was really good .. .. and I can report that Marti Pellow was as gorgeous as ever LOL!! But in his role as the narrator I didn't get to see that stunning smile and those cheeky twinkly eyes until the curtain call right at the end ..  ..  but that's OK .. .. it was well worth the wait.  I wonder how long it will be before I stop singing the songs in my head?

Then on my return home there was a lovely package waiting on my doormat.  The Penny Black stamp I have been looking to add to my collection for quite a while .. .. and my lovely blog buddy Eve spotted it last week on Ebay and gave me the nod (thanks Eve - what a great personal shopper you are xxx).

So here it is in use:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1675K" Make Lemonade
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sorry no longer available)
Backing Papers:  Nitwit "Bonnets 'n Bowties" Collection (beware .. .. the massive autumn sale is happening over there so only click the link if you are strong willed)
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and a  Button from My Crafty Stash Box

and in celebration of  new the Penny Black Stamp I have designed and added a new sketch into the collection.

Sketch Fifteen

So that is me for today.

Enjoy your weekend everyone, whatever you are doing.



Stamps and Paper said...

Your show sounds your gorgeous card Jules and what a lucky find...pretty papers as always


Sarah said...

Gorgeous Jules and another great sketch xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable image, great card!

Kath said...

A lovely card and a great sketch too!
Kath x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, an adorable image - I can see why you have been trying to get hold that stamp for ages.
Thank you for another fabulous sketch.

Kathleen said...

Really lovely sweet image, love the use of your sketch, brilliant card.

Glad you had a good time in London and glad he has still got those lovely eyes and smile.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love those cute little mice and pretty papers.
Sounds like you've been having a brilliant time.
Lorraine x

Jean said...

I love this sweet pretty card Jules. I can see why you were wanting this stamp, the little mice are so cute. I love the backing papers too and the lovely bow.
I'm glad you enjoyed the show, and the time spent with your family.
Jean x

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous!

Thanks so much Jules for the lovely verse you left me,means a lot at this sad and difficult time.

Hugs Wendy xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules
I'm so pleased that your PB stamp arrived safe and sound and waiting for you on your return!
You have made a perfect card with it and I love it - those mice are just too cute!
Thanks for the fab new sketch and I will be giving that one a go.

So pleased also that you had a lovely time in London and Marti was as gorgeous as ever - swoon!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Eve xx

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, such a bright, sweet card. Ooh! Marti Pellow. I remember going to see Wet Wet Wet at Ally Pally way back in the late 80s/early 90s. It was a fabulous place to see a concert.

Glad your wedding biz is going well. Just reward for all your hard work.

Hugs, Pauline x

Carol said...

Sounds like a nice little break Jules, glad you enjoyed it. Love this sweet card and the fabulous layout. Carol x

Abi said...

All good things come to he (she) who waits hey Jules!

An adorable card made from it & what a helpful friend you have!

Been watching your sketches appear and loving the look of them, can't wait to get some time to try them out for myself. Thank you so much for sharing xx

Carole said...

Another lovely blog post, card and sketch, you do spoil us! Thank you.

Hugs, Carole x