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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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 12 April 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are all doing well.  

Life is still super busy at this end .. .. but happy because Mum is improving day by day.  She is getting much stronger and after us worrying about her food intake she is now eating like a horse!!  (not out of a nose bag .. .. we give her a plate with a knife and fork LOL!!).

Yesterday my Sister in Law kindly spent the day with Mum and sorted her meals out so I could have a day catching up with some of my orders .. .. it seemed like ages since I had been able to spend a whole day in my craft pod.

This is one my creations of the day and I am taking this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes" and the option of "Spring Flowers".  My flowers are only part of the backing paper so not sure if that counts or not .. .. but hey .. .. I am just happy to have made a card with one of my Penny Black stamps and to have found time to enter it into the challenge.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4320H" Prize Cupcake
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique Clear Stamp "Time for Cake"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Sweet Nothings (loving this pad very much)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Tiny flat backed pearls from my crafty stash box

and that is me for today!

Catch you again soon.


Enny said...

Dear Jules, such good news, that your mother is better already and eating well ! And I'm very glad, that you had some ME-time, you deserve it ! Your card is so beautiful and sweet, love the Penny Black stamp and the paper ! Please don't answer, your time is precious and I'm away for a long weekend ! Hugs, Enny

Carol S. said...

Love PB Hedgies, they are the best!! Very pretty papers and the cupcake looks rather yummy. Great card. Pleased to hear your Mum is eating well. A good sign she is on the mend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
So happy your Mum is improving Daily... Great news...
Love your card ... I bought this stamp a few weeks ago...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

Lorraine said...

I'm so glad to hear that your Mum is getting stronger - that's fantastic news.

I love your card, the PB hedgy is so cute and I love the sparkle on the cupcake.
Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge too.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card, gorgeous colour combination and a super image.
Mum must certainly be getting better if she is eating well.

Kath x

KandA said...

This is such a gorgeous card Jules. The papers are so pretty and the PB hedgie is just so adorable xx

Kath said...

A lovely cute card - there's always time for cake! Glad to hear that your mum is feeling better.
Kath x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, an adorable image and lovely design.
It sounds like your Mum is doing really well, she must be getting better if she is eating so well - glad to hear that you are giving her a plate, knife and fork.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sarah said...

Snap!! My current post features this gorgeous paper too!! A Great card Jules, love the cute critter making off with the cupcake xx

Lynne said...

A super card and lovely papers. Please to hear your Mum is still improving x

cuilliesocks said...

So pleased to hear that your Mum is doing so well Jules, must be a weight lifted for you and your family.
Gorgeous card, such a sweet image and great colouring, lovely papers too, Kate x

Anne said...

That’s such a pretty card Jules, I love the Penny Black hedgies and really should use mine more often
Great to hear your Mum is improving
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Brawny x said...

A great card the HHog! Your post did make me chuckle about the nose bag lol. X

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, so glad to read that your Mum is doing so well it must be such a relief for you and your sister. Your card is gorgeous, love the image and papers :)
Hugs Kaz xxx

Paddington fan said...

What a fantastic card, I love this hedgehog and his enourmous cupcake! I'm so glad you managed to join us over at PBSC this month! I do hope your Mum continues to improve and that you'll be able to join us again soon, love Jacky x PBSC DT