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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.

Saturday, 30 October 2010


Hi Everyone

Up and at it nice and early this morning and one of my first jobs on a Saturday morning is to have a look at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge .. .. .. any excuse to drool over Penny Black images LOL!!! 

The theme this week is to use triangles or zig-zags on your project -  so for good measure I decided to use both.

Inspired by the DT work I thought I would jump straight into the challenge and here is my creation

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4092K" A Thorny Affair
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Cuddly Buddly "A Patchwork of Papers - Red"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig-Zag
Glossy Accents
Woodware:  Mini Bells
Ribbon from the stash box
Diamond Stickles

So my share of the day is done nice and early today.

A beautiful sunny day here so the washing machine is going on overdrive and hubby is off to watch his football team .. .. they are doing quite well this season so hopefully he is going to see a good game.

I have sat and watched Anice from Funky Hand live on the TV (managed to see some of my creations) and now I really must get showered and dressed before the day is gone and I have spent it all in my PJ's!!!!  Shock horror!!

Have a lovely day everyone.



Unknown said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card - lovely image and layout and I love the little bells. Good day for the washing - I've got mine out. Callum had a great week doing his work experience thanks. Enjoy the rest of your day! Luv Trish x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules this is gorgeous and so sweet, love the colouring and the card design is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

maddy hill said...

gorgeous card and i love the mesh texture !

Debs said...

Super card Jules - the image is perfect for the challenge theme too!
I too have had a chillin' morning - blog hopping and watching C&C - saw your cards and theyt looked fab on telly (saw some of mine too and got a bit giddy lol!)
Enjoy the rest of the day.
Take care
Debs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun I just love him he is sooooo cute! Hope you have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

Delphine said...

Such a beautiful card, Jules! I love your image (and the holly looks fab!), all the papers you have used are gorgeous, and the layout is just perfect with those black zigzags, really beautiful! Have a great weekend and thank you for your totally lovely comment:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

HI Jules another gorgeous Penny Black Card hunni loving the zig zags and the papers are just fabby hope your having a great weekend

Emma xxx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, love the colour combo.
Really sad I missed the chance to spot your cards on the telly, I had missed your previous post unfortunatly.

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Another wonderful card, love those Penny black images myself. Have a great weekend:0) xx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby hun and i'm loving that cutie of a hedgie image too and the little red bells, Luv Sam x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous as usual Jules, I love the image.Yes I did spot your cards in all there glory on the front Row.
I have just noticed your e-mail address oh my I love

Little K Smith said...

Aaaaww this is totally gorgeous Jules! Adore this image (think I need it!), fab papers, love the border punch and love the cute little red bells too!
Glad you saw some of your cards on TV, makes it all worthwhile :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules,
Sue x

Tracy said...

This is wonderful Jules, You do Penny Black so well hun.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

How adorable Jules!, Such a super cute image and You have used my fave border punch too :o)
Fab ribbon hun and love the little balls too,
Enjoy x-factor!
hugs Vicky xx

pinky said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love it Jules, gorgeous Hedgie. I keep meaning to get some penny blacks, (and I'll blame you for my love of them!) but still only own the 1 lol.

Gorgeous colouring and ribbon!

coops said...

fantastic card jules.super image and stunning colours and punched edges.i love the little bells.was going to say i couldn`t see your heart then took a closer look at your backing papers, duh,lol :D

xx coops xx

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings said...

Absolutely lovin your Christmas cards, Jules but for some reason your blog is making me write in my URL and Name every time I comment so I am just going to leave this one last comment on this occasion. My fave, by the way, was your star wreath - from our house to yours - it is beautifully elegant! Warmest wishes, Lesley

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jules
Sounds like you had a fab relaxing day......i love my PJ relaxing days but they dont happen enough lol
Gorgeous card hun, love the papers and sweet image!
hugs and xxx

Louise said...

Ahhh such a cute card love the bell touch and there is nothing wrong with a pj day I love them but hubby always gives me a odd look lol
Louise xx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Fabby card!! You are making meget in a very festive mood and make Christmas cards!

Love Kerry xxx

Nicola said...

Oh my what a fab card I love it.... Hugs Nicola xx

Mervi said...

This is a joy for eyes, too! Great image and fab colouring, beautiful layout;-))m

agapanthus said...

Hi Jules
Love this card! Those Penny Black Hedgies are fab, aren't they! Am now going to try the red and black and a touch of green combo for Christmas - it works really well! And I may have to get myself some of those little bells too!
Best wishes
Karen x

Joey said...

Hiya Jules

This is gorgeous, love this colour combo and fab spotty papers, thanks forjoining us at pbsc


mckinkle said...

My favourite colours Jules so I am in love with this right from the onset!

Another lovely thing is that Ive got 1 set of papers from CB and they are the reds as here so its great being able to see how they show up! Must give them a go pretty soon, thanks for the nudge!

I can NOT believe Wagner is still in the show but then again just remember those daft twins from last year! This is the part that I struggle with! I find it hard to believe that there isnt any vote fixing!!

Keryn x

Kath Stewart said...

great take on the challenge jules...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Hetty said...

Beautiful card! Love the black/red/white combo.

jenny said...

Oh I love this card!! Such a cute hedgie :) and I love the jingle bells!
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

Juls said...

gorgeous! so cute! Love the colour combo and the glaze you have put on the red berries! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful cute card.