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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, 22 April 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!!

Well .. .. what can I say?

So much for me sharing a Teeny, Tiny Tuesday card this week .. .. the sad thing is, it was made but I just didn't have time to photograph and post it :-(  But that does mean I already have one ready for next Tuesday!!  Woo hoo!

This week has disappeared in the blink on an eye .. ..  but as long as I am ready for my new "happy couple" who I am meeting tomorrow all will be good.

So a quick share today that I simply had to make using a stamp I have been longing to own for a while now .. .. .. and I managed to win it in an Ebay auction last weekend

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1657K" Ode to Joy
Music Image:  Hero Arts "CG222" Music Background
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "CS013D" Floral Greeting
Backing Papers:  Craft Sensations "All Time Favourites"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it.  Short and sweet.

The music background stamp is actually a huge one .. .. so I masked the backing paper off with post-it notes and then stamped just a section of it.  Luckily the stripes on the paper made sure it ended up nice and even.

So that is me for today.  

Time to go and sort things ready for tomorrow and then head off to see my Mum .. .. once hubby gets back from work with my car.  His is still on the drive feeling bruised and sorry for itself .. .. and it isn't being collected until Monday .. .. I can't believe that the nearest garage that can look at it is nearly an hours drive away and it takes a whole week to fetch it and leave a replacement courtesy car!!!!  But that is what the insurance people have organised and who are we to argue!!  

Have a lovely evening and a good weekend everyone .. .. Sketch 26 is ready for going live tomorrow too .. .. for those of you who are collecting them.  



Barb said...

Jules that certainly is a super sweet stamp and I love what you've done with it. The music background is lovely. I've not been able to find the heart on this one and looked very hard.

I'm sorry to hear all the trouble you've been having with your car. Hope it soon gets sorted. Barbxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and congratulations on finding and winning the stamp!
Kath x

Eva said...

Wow, Du hast die Mäuslein so wunderschön coloriert und perfekt in Szene gesetzt, Klasse! Ja, den Stempel muss ich unbedingt wieder einmal benutzen, danke für Deine geniale Inspiration!
Herzliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende wünscht Dir Eva!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the cute stamp and perfect background
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Such a great card Jules, the manuscript stamp is a perfect touch xx

KandA said...

LOVE it to bits Jules. Those little meecies look like they're having so much fun xx

Aquarius said...

I can see why you were so pleased to get your hands on this stamp - gorgeous card

Sharon said...

A totally cute card Jules. Love the image and the music stamp.
Hope the meeting with the bride and groom to be goes well.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Jules, I love the image and the musical background, super layout too, Kate x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a fun image - I can see why you have been longing to own it.
Have a lovely weekend.

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card Jules. X

Stamps and Paper said...

Its certainly a card that brings a smile to your face it


Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Love the cute image...
Hugs Sylvie xx