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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.


Monday, 3 April 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and the sun has been shining for you.

It is still all systems go here in the House of Hearts .. .. but as always the busier I am the more excited about everything I get.

Saturday saw the delivery of my lovely Distress Oxide Ink Pads .. .. oh boy are they yummy scrummy!  But Saturday also saw lovely happy couples knocking on my door, which meant there was no crafty playtime.  Completed work left the house .. .. and lots more was added to my list .. .. and the inks remained unwrapped .. .. not even chance to sniff the pads to see what they smelt like. (Does anyone else have to sniff anything new that  makes its way into their hands LOL!!).

So it was Sunday before I got to play with my new acquisitions and I can't wait to share my first creation using them .. .. but that will happen tomorrow.  

Today is my Monday's Male card.  Baby boy cards seem to be in big demand at the moment, so whilst making one for a customer at the weekend I made two whilst I was at it. I should really do this more often but it rarely seems to happen.  

 This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Baby Dan"
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Baa Book"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Woodware Heart Punch
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow with my Teeny Tiny Distress Oxide card!


Aquarius said...

That's such an adorable image on a lovely card. Really looking forward to seeing what you do with the new ink pads. I'm tempted but haven't succumbed ... yet!!

Carole said...

Beautiful baby boy card Jules...crisp and clean, classy but cute! Love your design and that hint of pale cream/lemon with the blue. I am busy trying to find a home for new stash that I have had for months! It's like getting it all over again when you go through the pile and forget that you had bought it! Have a good week xx

Sarah said...

A super cute baby card Jules, love the stitched row of hearts. Looking forward to seeing your new inks in action xx

Lorraine said...

Love this Jules, a gorgeous image and I love the clean design
Lorraine x

Barb said...

A really sweet card for a baby boy July's. I really like the image. Barbxx

AlisonC said...

What a great card, and a good idea to make several!
I still remember the smell of my first stamp set. When I open some new sets I get that whiff and am taken right back. I had no idea what I was getting in to! Had I known what would I have done?
I hope you get to play soon and I look forward to seeing what you do with the new inks.

Liz said...

Gorgeous baby boy card. I love the design with the hearts running through the middle of the lovely papers. Such a cute image too. xx

coops said...

So gorgeous Jules.I love the sweet baby and beautiful soft colours ;D

xx coops xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card for a new arrival Jules, I love the gorgeous image you've used.

Sue xx

Brawny said...

A super cute card Jules. X

cuilliesocks said...

Totally adorable Jules, beautifully designed card, Kate x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very cute , with a lovely fresh feel . I'm a sniffer too , papers and glue .mmmm. jane x

Jean said...

What a cute little fella, lovely new baby card.
Jean x

Karen D. said...

xx Karen

Brenda said...

What a beautiful baby boy card Jules!!! It's so sweet! I love the papers you used on this card, they are fabulous and perfect for a baby boy. I guess lots of baby's being born, thus why so many baby cards are needed. lol So behind on my commenting, but can't wait til I get to your oxide ink make! Hugs, Brenda

Enny said...

Such a cute card, really beautiful ! Love, Enny

XxJULESxX said...

Such a cutie pie, and love the soft colours