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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.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


Hi Everyone

Well the weather hasn't been quite so bad today .. .. .. but the rain has just made a very sudden appearance and I have got well drenched dashing to the washing line to rescue the now "wet again" laundry!! LOL!!!

Just a quick share today using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps (have I perhaps said that before? I think I might have).

I used to have this image in a set of clear stamps from Penny Black but it is quite a bit smaller .. .. so small in fact that it has gone AWOL. No-doubt it will make an appearance one day somewhere strange .. .. along with a little acrylic heart stamp that has also disappeared.

So using the big version of the stamp here is my share of the day

and close up

This used:

Image: Penny Black: "1665K" Cheesecake party
Sentiment: Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers: Funky Hand CD "Dreams Come True"
Martha Stewart Punch: Traditional Scallop
X-Cut Punch: Small Flower
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Cord from the stash box

So that is me for today.

I am just in the process of making up some wedding stationery samples and my better half has kindly volunteered to do the evening meal so I can crack on with them .. .. .. what a lucky sausage I am.

Have a great evening.

Love Jules xx


Doreen said...

Just so blooming gorgeous,I relly love the image. Have a great

lisa said...

You definitely are a lucky Sausage, Jules, which is exactly what I've cooked and now eaten for my tea!!!
Lovely card as always and I've just got to say thank you for the tip about colouring your matting with a matching promarker. I think I may love you!!!! You've saved me a HUGE headache I always have with trying to match up colours. So simple but brilliant!!
Hugs Lisax

Vicky said...

Pretty card Jules, love the cute image and pretty pinks.
Thanks for all your support and encouragement on Funky Hand and your good wishes for my new venture. I'll keep in touch.
Love Vicky xxx

Babs said...

hi Jules oh the image is brill i just love those sweet little fellows the soft colour and your card is adorable.
Babs x

Delphine said...

Oh this is so pretty, Jules! The image is really cute and beautifully coloured, and I loft the soft colours of your card! Hugs Delphine xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaaawww super sweet card Jules! Love these cute mice, fabby papers and cute little heart charm too!
Take care.

Unknown said...

Adorable Jules, hope your dinner was

Tracy said...

Mmmmmm what a scrumptious creation Jules, lovely colouring and those papers suit it so well. I like that image, so glad you told me about the size difference, as i'll try to get the wood mounted one, but for now it will have to go on my "one day I would like to buy" list. Haha yes I have one too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

Beautiful! I love the little mice and the cupcake looks delicious! I've just bought a giant silicone cupcake mould... will be just the same proportions to us as that cake is to the mouse!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules love the colours and that image is such a pure delight.
Lorraine x

Jodi said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! One of my favorite images!! I love the pink and the cute flowers!
Jodi =)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE those mousies, you do them so well!!!

Great colors and papers!

coops said...

aw gorgeous card jules.the little mouses are so cute and lovely soft colouring.
i love your papers and the little heart charm :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby, am loving the spots dinky flowers and i have a couple of images of this stamp and like you i much prefer the bigger version to the transparent one !!!!

Ah i have every sympathy with you and washing i put mine out the other day, to come home to find it was wetter than when i had put it out - hence the air was then blue !!!

Luv Sam x

Nicola said...

Just adorable Jules. Loving the image so cute and the colours you have used too. I too had to rescue my washing once it had been soaked several times... Hugs Nicola xx

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Wow beautiful cards over in this part of blog land. I want to thank you so much for your super kind words about my projects on the PP blog, it means so much.
Katie x

Juls said...

too cute! Love the pretty pink colour combo! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my desk and your comments. Love your cards. Lovely , cute , bright. Superb.
off to RSS you now!

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, just love Penny Blacks they are so sweet, love your colours and colouring:0) xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jules
Its gorgeous and what a cute image, love the colour too!
hugs and xxx

Steph said...

Love this image and the colours you've used x

scrapadinne said...

I love this card, nice work! :)
I love the mice-collection from PennyBlack - they are so cute! :)