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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, 13 November 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good Saturday.  It has been lovely weather here .. .. in fact so good that my lovely hubby gave the lawns their last cut for 2010!!  The mower has officially been put to sleep until next Spring.

Can you believe that we are also still picking tomatoes?!?!?!?  Unbelievable .. . and there is no heat in the greenhouse to help them along .. poor things!!!.

So a card today to fit into two challenges today.

The first is the Bee Crafty's Card Challenge where they would like you to work to a sketch and the second is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week the theme is "All my Favourite Things".

The sketch was easy enough to work to but as for using my favourite things .. .. well my card would be hideous if I used "ALL" my favourite things .. .. .. I have far too many!!  So I have just had to stick to a few of them .. .. .. as in lots of hearts, snowflakes, some of my fav colours and of course "any" Penny Black image would be a favourite.

Here we go then

and this used:

Image:  Penny Black "1505H" Wishes for Kisses
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Cuddly Buddly
Hobbycraft Punches:  Snowflakes
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Sizzix Die:  "655088" Buckles
Die Cutting Frame - Go Kreate No 151005
Crafty Notions:  Dew Drops
Diamond Stickles

and here is the sketch  (which I flipped).

We are off out tonight for an Indian meal with two friends who we haven't been out with for quite a while .. .. busy lives keep getting in the way .. .. so we are due a really good catch up.  It will be lovely.

So no X-Factor for me tonight .. .. and no blog hopping .. .. but there will be Garlic Mushroom Puri and Chicken Pasanda  (I always have the same thing LOL!!!).

Right I had better get linking and then go and make myself look presentable.  I have 30 minutes.  Hopefully that will be enough time!!!

I will catch you again tomorrow and will try really hard to catch up with everyone's blog.



♥Gemma♥ said...

Adorable the papers and such sweet image!! When you get 5 mins pop over to my blog as ive a little something for you :o)
Have a good night!!
hugs and xxx

Vicky said...

Fabulous card as always hun and such a great sketch too! Have a lovely evening and enjoy your meal yum yum!
Hugs Vicky xx

jenny said...

Gorgeous card Jules! Love the colour combo and the heart buckle x
Enjoy your meal out :)

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny x

Doreen said...

Just stunning Jules,I love the colours and your image.
It has been gorgeous here to.
And no I am so disorganised I am usually wrapping last minute.I can guarantee to forget someone at Christmas, I blame it on the age I have got worse as I have got

lisa said...

Ohhh you are making me hungry, Jules. I love going out for an Indian. Have a great night.
I love your card, what a great sketch. Those snowflakes are gorgeous.
Love all your birds from the last post too. They make fantastic Xmas cards.
Hugs Lisax

Anonymous said...

Our tomatoes are just sprouting here, got lots on the vine already! Can't wait to eat them!

I totally love this purplicious card!

Have a yummi time!

Linda . J said...

So adorable Jules, just love your colouring and design.Hve a great night out with your friends, oh I could just eat and indian meal yummy.
Hugs Linda

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules, a fab layout & love those snowflakes
Hope your meals goes well
Hugz Fleur xXx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the colours you have used. Hope you have a lovely evening. Sue x

pinky said...

Its just adorable, love mix of papers. Have a good night.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules those papers look gorgeous so does the image and that snowflake I love it.
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

Super card. I love the bp and the use of the die to make the top border. Fab image too.
I think our lawn's missed it's last cut of the year. Far too wet now so it will look a mess over the winter (again).
Beryl xx

scrapperjulia said...

This is really cute, Jules! Love all of your favorite things! I love the sliding ribbon heart on your card!

coops said...

stunning card jules.fab image and love the colours and snowflakes and the fab fancy border at the top :D
hope you had a good night out :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the colours and the image is so cute.

Nikki x

Whisper said...

Aah gorgeous hun am loving the layout and colours, Luv Sam x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules this is gorgeous I love that image its so cute. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Ooooh I like this sketch and I love your card. Lovely in lilac! Super colour work, Jules. I have lots of PB critters but I struggle to colour them well and therefore don't use them as often as I should. Hugs, Lesley
ps - my nail was photoshopped to make it whiter - it looked very yellow against the white of the card but it is my nail!

Sally said...

So cute, the image is adorable. Love the colours and layout too.
Hugs Sally xxx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules. love the paper mix, very effective, and I love the way you have done the heart.

Have a good night out,I'm sure you'll enjoy it, always a nice treat when you've been extra busy, enjoy.

Delphine said...

GORGEOUS, Jules! I love the soft colours, fabulous papers and the layout is just beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Joey said...

Hi Jules

this is gorgeous hun, beautiufl colours and layout, thanks forjoining us at pbsc


ps: enjoy those mushrooms YUM! x

Nicola said...

Fab card and so love that snowflake. Hugs Nicola xx

craftimamma said...

I've been up in North Yorks again Jules and I see you've been on a marathon make while I've been away. They're all smashing but my absolute favourite since my last visit has to be the Forever Friends one. Just love the little birdy!

Good luck with filling all those boxes, buddy.

Lesley Xx

Bee Crafty said...

Jules, That is absolutely lovely, thank you so much for joining in the Bee Crafty Tuesday Challenge

Bev x

Pop's Cards said...

Really super sweet card with a gorgeous image hugs Pops x x x

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous or what and I love that plaid paper Jules...thanks for sharing your favourite things at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Lynne K said...

This is adorable, Jules. Gorgeous papers, and the colours are so pretty. Love the way you've made the heart be the buckle! xx

Enfys said...

This is gorgeous as always Jules, love that giant snowflake and your colouring is super
big hugs
En xxx

Hetty said...

Just a lovely card.
Love the ribbon with the heart idea.

Beth said...

This is so beautiful Jules! I love these papers - the tartan looks like fabric! And such a cute image too! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so adorable! I love how you highlighted the word 'christmas' with the heart! Thats so creative!