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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, 8 February 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

Time once more for me to post to the Digistamp Boutique Blog .. .. gosh these weeks are flying by.

This week I chose to work with a digi image set called A4 - Simply Moving Home.  The download consists of three A4 sheets of images.  Some with sentiments and some without.

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  DigiStamp Boutique "A4 - Simply Moving Home"
Backing Papers:  Docrafts Forever Friends "Kraft Notes"
Memory Box Die Set:  Marshmallow Clouds
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and Charm from my crafty stash box

You can simply cut the images straight from the A4 sheets but instead of doing that I did a bit of cropping and enlarging.

To begin with I worked with the sheet with no sentiments, copied the images to a blank sheet in "Word" and cropped them to just leave the house image I wanted to work with.  I then re-sized the cropped image and printed it.  I did the same with the car image and the sentiment I wanted to use and then enjoyed having a little colouring session.   

The car image was added using dimension pads to raise it up and give a 3D look .. .. but I was secretly wishing I had one of those springy backed things to make the car wobble when it was touched.  But there was no point in me searching my little craft pod to try and find one because I know I have never owned one LOL!!

So that is me for another week.

Don't forget to enter Sally-Ann's free clear stamp giveaway on Facebook.  You can find all the details here.

Enjoy your day.  I am pleased to report we haven't seen much of the snow they were threatening us with .. .. let's hope it stays that way.


Karen Knott said...

Wonderful card Jules, love the colours you have used in the image and papers. Beautiful bow and charm too :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous new Home card Jules, this looks like a great kit to have.

Sue xx

Aquarius said...

A super new home card - had to smile at your comment about searching for items in your craft pod. I often don't bother searching for things I KNOW I have because they never seem to come to light when I search but then maybe that's saying too much about my tidiness (or lack of).

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Jules, great design and I love how you've raised up the little car on foam pads. x

Brawny said...

Fabulous card Jules. Great design. Hope you are well my dear. All ok here...the lurgy has finally lifted. X

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, lovely colours - I used this stamp to make my Mum's 'I've moved' cards. I love the addition of the key charm, I great idea.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

This is just gorgeous Jules, beautifully desined and coloured, lovely papers and embellishmets, Kate x x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant design and love the images. We had a day of snowing but it didn't settle much. Hugs, Carol S.x

Kathleen said...

I love your choice of colours, the pastel shades look stunning and beautiful background papers too. Great addition of the key.

Kath x

Brenda said...

This is just darling Jules! I love the scene you have created on this card. The car popped up is just fabulous! And I love how you use pattern paper, wish I had your vision my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Truly a great card and image used Jules, well done!
BTW not sure you know.... your link to digi set doesn’t open in a new window but takes me away from your blog. Not know what I mean?
See here...
you’re probably aware of it, already... but I’ve noticed lately that blogger reverted to default which is without that wee box to open in new window checked.
Very annoying of blogger ... hugs Shaz.x

Enny said...

What a lovely card, so cute with the small key ! And thank you very much for your comment on my blog, I know how busy you are ! Hugs, Enny

Sarah said...

This is a really lovely card Jules. Great merging, cropping and colouring!! xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a fun and fabulous card. Love the cheery colours and whimsical feel.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
~Sue x

Anne said...

I’ve been having a catch up on your blog Jules, very enjoyable too, you really do make some beautiful cards.
This looks like a very handy set to have, I have a few from digistamp boutique and I like their style.
Lovely card, great fun design that’s would suit any age group

Have a great weekend
Anne x

Claudia Rogier said...

Wat een leuke kaart. Super mooi.
Wonderful card. Well done.


KandA said...

Super card Jules, fabulous image and lovely fresh colours xx

Barb said...

It looks like a lovely kit. What a pretty new home card this is. Barbxx