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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.


Thursday, 22 February 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are all well and if not that you feel much better soon.  A lovely bright, but nippy, start to the day here.

My day once more for posting to the DigiStamp Boutique blog.

Today I am sharing two cards that I have made using a new digi release from DigiStamp Boutique called Kokeshi Dolls.  There are four images in the set and today I have used two of them (I love the images sooo much .. .. aren't they just the cutest?).

My cards are 11.5cms square.  I think this is a great size for creating little notelets.

These used:

Images:  DigiStamp Boutique "Kokeshi Dolls"
Sentiments:  DigiStamp Boutique Clear Stamps "With Love" and  the "Thinking of You" stamp that is going to be making an appearance in the catalogue very soon.
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Floral Fusion"
Nestabilities: Octagons
White Gel Pen
Black Fineliner Pen
Gold Embossing Powder
Ribbon, Brads and Ancient gold peel off lines (can't believe they are still so sticky after all these years).

So that is me for today.

Catch you again soon


Aunty Sue said...

Awesome images and love your papers just such sweet cards

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love these gorgeous Dolls Jules and the wonderful colours you've used for them too.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Oh so cute and perfect them!

Inkyfingers said...

What a delightful pair of card Jules and you have coloured those cute images beautifully.
Carol x

dutchess said...

So cute Jules...I love these images colourful and vibrant....your colouring is

Sarah said...

Yep, they are incredibly cute, particularly the baby!! Lovely papers too and the vellum sentiments are perfect xx

cotnob said...

Pretty cards Jules, the Kokeshi Dolls are adorable and your papers and gold details are perfect.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Julie, the images look fab and the papers match perfectly
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

These are really cute Jules, fabulous layout and lovely papers.

Oh you have taken me back quite a few years now when Craftwork Cards first brought out their Japanese stamps and we had (still have) a little card making club and at that time we used to, every now and then, have one of us make about 5 cards and then bring all the materials for the rest of the club to make the cards.
It was my turn and on one card I used the Japanese images and one Lady, a really lovely old Lady, totally refuse to make the Japanese card because she was in Japan during the war and would not entertain them in any way whatsoever. It was quite a shock to us all how bitter she was as normally a real gentile Lady, but I suppose if I had been there at the time I would feel the same.
Sorry to have waffled.

Kath x

Anne said...

These are so pretty Jules, I love how you've used those adorable images
Anne x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi from your newest follower, love these so cute

Enny said...

Oh, what lovely cards with such cute little dolls, and the paper is beautiful ! I just read the comment from the lady who refused to make a Japanese card. I knew a Dutch couple (friends of my mother) who were in a Japanese prison camp, they must have suffered terribly...
Have a nice and sunny (but very cold) weekend ! Enny

MagsB said...

Jules, these little oriental dolls are just adorable! The gorgeous papers look so good, too!

love Mags B x

Brawny said...

These are so te Jules. Fab cards x

Claudia Rogier said...

Mooie kaart. Heel leuk gedaan!! Super
Nice card. Awesome!


Karen Knott said...

Wonderful cards Jules, the new images are so cute and I love the papers you used :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Jules, these are gorgeous hunny! I love them both! The papers are fabulous and the sweet octagon design is brilliant. Love the way you've added the sentiment too. Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. The gold accents are such a lovely finishing touch too! Hugs, Wends xoxo

scrappymo! said...

These are both so sweet!