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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, 30 April 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday .. .. and happy Bank Holiday weekend.  I hope that it is a good one for everyone.

A little share today featuring a cute little stamp I gained from Ebay this week.  Can't believe it has taken me so long to realise how many lovely crafty bargains can be had from there!

This used:

Image:  Stampin Bella "Claudia has a Candy" 
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers:  TinkerNcodigital "English Garden"
Die-Namics Die Set:  "Blueprints 14"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from my crafty stash box

The mention of yesterday's "liberty bodice" sparked off some great conversations .. .. and memories for lots of folk.  I loved reading those .. .. thanks for sharing them.

In the afternoon I went to spend time with my Mum and she asked me what I had been doing and I told her about my blog post and everyone's comments and she really enjoyed hearing them all .. .. and it sparked off lots of memories for her.  She then began telling me about other things she  could remember as a child (but don't worry, I won't go into all of those!).

Mum was connected to the internet earlier this year as she wanted to download more games to play on her tablet and to join Facebook so she could see what her many Grandchildren were up to (not bad at nearly 86 - even I don't do Facebook!!).   So we then ended up searching for all the things she could remember which then sparked off even more memories for her.  I think she really enjoyed reminiscing .. . and I certainly enjoyed listening.

Who would have thought all that would have come out of encountering a rubber button whilst ironing!!  LOL!!

Anyway, time to get ready for today's "happy couple" now .. .. but I will hopefully catch you again tomorrow.

Have a good day!



Aquarius said...

That stamp was a lucky find - very pretty card. enjoy your weekend

Sarah said...

Really pretty Jules, love the perfectly coordinated papers xx

KandA said...

Love this wonderful girly card Jules, fabulous image and paper xx

Barb said...

What a lovely image she is and I really like her glittery flower.

It sounds like a lovely visit with your Mum Jules. I have a problem with FB and seldom go there. Well Done your Mum! Barbxx

Sharon said...

I love this card (Stamping Bella are another of my favourites at the moment!).
The paper is such a perfect match for the stamp too.
Enjoy the long weekend
Sharon x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the image-she looks fab. The backing paper is so pretty too.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card.. I have that stamp to... So many stamps we both have the same... Great taste...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules
Oh I have loved your posts this week thank you for sharing them :)
I also love your image today - I bet that was lovely to colour!
Ebay is a bit dangerous for me so I try not to look too often!!

Your mum sounds wonderful and I would love to hear more stories.

Hope you have a lovely weekend and manage to stay afloat of your to do lists!!! LOL!!

Love Eve xx

Kath said...

A fab card Jules - it's great to read your blog posts and see your lovely creations.

Kath x

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, using a beautiful stamp.
Have a great weekend.
Patricia x

Lynn said...

A very pretty stamp Jules, and I am enjoying seeing your English Garden papers. I have been out and about today in snow, hail and thunderstorm. My factor 15 certainly hasn't seen daylight yet! Have a good weekend. Lynn x

Carole said...

Love, love this image Jules and your colouring of course ....super duper card...very modern and pretty and not a rubber button in sight on this young thing! :) xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a pretty image and lovely colours - it's such a shame that Pink Petticoat are no longer trading, I love all of the fabulous sentiments.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely image and your card is beautiful, love it.
How lovely for your mum to go down memory lane, so pleased she liked our stories, enjoy your evening, Kate x

Debs said...

Love this super pretty card Jules - fabulous image and perfect DP's
Enjoy the BH weekend.
Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card, gorgeous colours and a papers, lovely image too.

Kath x

Whisper said...

Aaaah what a cutie and a great sentiment too, oooo i bet your trip down memory was lots of fun too, Luv Sam x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a great find on eBay Jules and love what you've done with her a gorgeous lovely to sit with your mum and share her memories ...


Nella said...

Gorgeous card.

MagsB said...

Dearest Jules, thank you so much for your kind, cheerful comment on my post about having to have chemo this summer. I appreciate it all the more because I know how busy you are - which is great, because it means your business is thriving!! :)

Also, I love this card, it's so delicate and pretty!

love Mags B xxx

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Jules, pretty image and colouring.
Lots of greetings;-))m

Di said...

This card is just up my street Jules! I love those stamps and of course pink :) So pretty!

i loved reading about your chat with your Mum - she sounds such fun. Lucky you.


Di xx

Di said...

PS I LOVE where the hearts are :) xx