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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, 8 January 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week has got off to a good start.

Life has been rather busy here and quite a lot of my time since the new year started has been spent getting organised for a wedding fayre which Mr Heart and I did yesterday.  Gosh it was a busy one and we met some really lovely "happy couples".  I hope I get to work with some of them. Some have been in touch already .. .. so fingers crossed!

I am going to be on wedding invitation sample duties for the next couple of weeks ahead of another fayre we have coming up, but I also need to get some general cards together too, so I decided to ink up a stamp that is brand new to me .. .. I gained it through eBay before Christmas .. ..  and here we go with its first outing. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3202K" Portraiture!
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Magic Singles "FRS282" Special Bird
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Blank Canvas"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
and sketch number thirty from my little sketch library (turned 90 degrees to give a different look)

Before I started I did nip over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge to see what the theme is for this month .. .. and as it was "anything goes" .. .. it is super easy to enter.

So that is me for today and hopefully I will be back again tomorrow with a Teeny Tiny make.


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
This is so gorgeous. Must get back into using my PB stamps again!
Sue x

Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules and such a cute image too.
Kath x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Jules! Lovely hedgy and a lovely coloured card. Hope all is well in the House of Hearts. x

Carol S. said...

Sweet card and love PB Hedgies. Hugs, Carol S.xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a sweet image and fabulous design - a great idea to rotate the sketch.
It sounds like another busy year for you - it's a good job you love what you do!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, what a super card and love the image and the super sketch, great choice of colours too.
Allsorts challenge this week is 'Something New'
Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.
Glad you did well at the Fayre and hope the next one goes well too.

Kath x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Jules. What an adorable image and the papers are lovely. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Just adorable, love the image and design, beautifully coloured too, Kate x

Carole said...

Wonderful card Jules...cute stamp!! xx

Brawny said...

Great card Jules. A fab image. X

Stamps and Paper said...

I adore penny black stamps and love thus sweet image your colours are perfect


Enny said...

Wow, it's a lovely card, and such a cute stamp ! I'm so glad you're doing well with the wedding fayre, I wish you lots of success ! You don't have to answer on my blog, I do understand, that you're very busy. Hugs, Enny

Di said...

Lovely to see you posting Jules! And you reminded me I have that cute stamp tucked away here, as yet unused! Bad me. Love your card and such great colouring too.

HAPPY 2018.


Di xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Stunning card... not seen that stamp before...
thanks for entering PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx
Happy new year...
We are decorating.. so had to move a lot of my crafty stash can't believe... the amount of stash I have ... rubber Stanps... papers 12x12 ... 6x6... 8x 8 ... I am addicted to buying... bet all us crafters think the same... Help!!!

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card Jules, such a cute stamp and I love the sentiment stamp too.
So glad to hear your fayre went well and hope you get lots of new happy couples on your books
Hugs Kaz xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the cute PB stamp and fab layout.
It took me ages to spot that heart!!
Lorraine x

KandA said...

Super card Jules, great card sketch and I love the PB image xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Hi Jules, long time no visit! I hope all is well with you, sounds like you're as busy as ever & fingers crossed for lots more happy couples! Another gorgeous PB card here and fab sketch. Hugs, Abi xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww such a cute image, love these hedgies! Fab papers and design, a gorgeous card Jules :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Helen said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x