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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.


Friday, 25 March 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Good Friday!

What a fabulous day it has been.  

Lovely sunshine here .. .. and Mr Heart was even able to cut the lawns!  I love the smell of freshly cut grass.

But what I want to know is how come in the week we have super early alarms (we need three of them to wake us up!!)  .. .. .. but come the weekend and bank holidays when the alarms are switched off and I have the chance to lie in I am awake even earlier than when the alarms would normally go off? What's that all about?

If you have ever seen the film Frozen .. ..  Mr Heart decided that I am the little girl "here" who wakes up hyper and announces "The sky's awake so I'm awake" .. .. but to be fair I'm not quite that bad .. .. but I do whisper in Mr Heart's ear "the sky's awake"! 

Yes .. .. I am annoying!!  But Mr Heart just smiles and goes back to sleep and I get up and play LOL!!  Not many men would put up with me that's for sure.

Well in today's early morning play time, I managed to make a card using my new sketch from yesterday (I just needed to machine stitch very slowly so as not to create too much noise at "daft o'clock".. ..  so here it is:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2617J" Message from Above
Sentiment:  Cardio "Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Kaisercraft "Treasured Moments"
MFT Die-namics:  Blueprints 14
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Pinking Shears
Ribbon and Pearls from my crafty stash box
and Sketch Number Twenty Five from my little sketch library tab

and that is me for today.  

Enjoy the rest of the Easter break.  Hopefully not too many of you are having to work through it.



Crafting Queen said...

Really like this card. Happy Easter.

Sharon said...

I feel your pain Jules. I would love to have a good nights sleep where I wake up when my body wants to rather than through outside influences like barking dogs or meowing cats. God love our animals.
Your card is gorgeous. Another adorable image and beautiful papers.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sarah said...

This is lovely Jules and, as ever, that stitching is absolutely perfect. I struggle to stay in bed now the mornings are lighter, mind you it will change for a while after the clocks "spring" forward on Saturday night so I might just be cable to catch a few more zzzzzs!! Have a lovely weekend xx

Carole said...

Love this card Jules....the layout is fab and your colours on your card are super....and a very cute image too! Enjoy your Easter...and no more daft o'clock!!...R-E-LAX....:)

Liz said...

Beautiful card. I love the papers and the image is so cute. xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous hot day here in Gib... I am going to the UK on Monday... Hope it lasts...
Love that stamp Jules a new one to me... Papers are fab.. To
Hugs Sylvie xx
Hope to go on a picnic in Spain on Sunday x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the adorable PB stamp and pretty papers.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Kath said...

A lovely card and another great sketch. I agree about alarms, during the week it always wakes me from a deep sleep - yesterday and today I was awake 15 minutes before the alarm goes off in the week! But at least I can turn over and go back to sleep!
Have a great Easter weekend.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable little hedgie card Jules and such a great layout...these are so useful when making cards.
Enjoy your weekend


Lea Brawn said...

Absolutely fabulous Jules. great image. I love your sketches and keep meaning to start from the beginning but then get sidetracked and make whatever comes into my head lol. One day.....x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, enjoying the image of you waking up whispering 'the sky's awake':) Your card is, as usual, beautiful. I like the colour combination and the pretty papers. The Penny Black image is cute too.

I have a note that reminds me it's your birthday today. Of course, I could be wrong and I'm either too early or even too late. Whatever, I wish you a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year to come. Elizabeth xx

Lynn said...

Great sketch Jules - I am trying this one myself. Thank you for your creativity. I love the papers and colours on this card. Enjoy your Easter. Lynnx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, absolutely delightful card, love the image and your pretty papers. Super sketch too, Kate x

Zoe Tant said...

Beautiful card in every sense. Love the layout, adore the hedgehog and great use embellies. Zx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such an adorable image and brilliant sketch.
Mr Heart sounds a bit like my husband -I'm definitely the early bird in our house!

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely Card.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, must dust off my PB stamps! Sue x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is a beautiful card! Hope you have had a lovely Easter!
Hugs Lynsey x

Jacki Daniels said...

another gorgeous card Jules and sketch which I have used too on my latest post hope you like it
love having a lie in myself hate it when the alarm goes off (10 more minutes please!!!!!)
Jacki xx

Brenda said...

I don't understand that either with the alarms. But I know it happens to me too. lol Well, I don't use an alarm, instead I look at my watch all night long until it is time to get up! I get the "sky is awake" too, it doesn't happen in the winter time to me because it takes a long while for the sky to get light, but in the summer when it is light out at 5 am, my eyes pop open. lol Why is that?! Because the sky is awake of course. Love your cute card Jules. You sketch is fabulous, the papers I am in love with and of course I love that cute little hedgie and birdie. Hugs, Brenda

Aquarius said...

just discovered your lovely blog via Snippets Playground. Congratulations on your recent win and my name is in the 'hat' for your generous prize this week. Love the sketches I've spotted so far on your blog and of course the cards you've made recently.