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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.

Monday, 8 November 2010


Hi Everyone

Well has it thrown it down with rain all day where you are?  It has been proper dull and miserable in my neck of the woods.

Yukky dah!!!!

Today's share is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week the theme is "Let It Snow".

I was a very lucky girly at the weekend and was randomly selected as the winner of last week's challenge .. .. a lifetime 15% discount voucher from PB Stamps and they have over 3,000 stamps in stock!! 

Crikes .. .. how amazing is that for a Penny Black lover!!!  Thousands of Penny Black stamps and lots that are discontinued now .. .. .. ..  some I have never even seen before but have instantly fell in love with!!!

I have told my lovely hubby I will just order one of everything they have and if I have already got some of them then that's just too bad LOL!!! 

Sadly he didn't say "Yes duck, you go ahead"   .. .. ..  he just gave a little laugh .. .. .. I wonder why?   I thought he loved me!?!?!?!?  LOL!!!

Anyway, here is my challenge entry for this week:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3766J" Royal Mail
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3555D" Merry
Sentiment:  25 Dec .. .. sorry I don't know .. .. it was a little acrylic thing lying lost and lonely in the bottom of the Christmas stamp drawer
Backing Papers:  Papermania
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Hobbycraft Punch:  Large Snowflake
Diamond Stickles
Cord from the stash box

Now I have also been blessed with an award from two of my lovely blog buddies Vicky and Tracy (listed in the order that I was given the award).  Thank you ladies for thinking of me.  Please pop over and see these ladies blogs .. .. they both do gorgeous work.

So my blog has attitude.  Woo hoo!!!  Well even if it hasn't I have an award with lots of hearts on it LOL!!

Now as my regular visitors know I can never pass on my awards as I love all my bloggy visitors and cannot single any of them out .. .. but if you would like to take the award then please do .. .. .. and also follow this link as if you abide by a few simple rules (which of course I haven't) you should be eligible for a gift certificate for $5.00 to spend on digi images.

Have a good evening everyone. 

It is one of those days when I am going to have to have a super hot bath to warm myself through.

Catch you again tomorrow.



Doreen said...

That is one super cute card the image is fabulous.I love the heart on the envelope.It is not sealed with a kiss it is sealed with a heart.

Congratulations on your win well deserved.

And yes we have had an awful day here so dark and

Sue said...

Hi Jules
aww gorgeous card,fabulous colouring, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

gorgeous hun, just love the LO!
Congrats on your win how fab is that????
hugs shell xx
enjoy ya bath

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, yes it rained here all day too. Congrats on your win, very jealous here. Lol. Sue x

Kath Stewart said...

stunning of my fave Penny Black images and love the colour combo...thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

lisa said...

That's brilliant, Jules. Lucky you having a lifelong discount. Does your Hubby just look at you in a slightly bemused way when you suggest such things. Mine does, as if to say, I'll just humour her I know she's a bit puddled!!
It's another gorgeous card. I love the snowflake sentiment.
It's been wet, cold and windy all day here too and it looks like it's going to rain all night too. Maybe tomorrow will be better. Here's hoping!!
Hugs Lisax

Vicky said...

Wow Jules what a gorgeous card hun and how lucky you are to win this great prize too! Cannot see why you cannot order one of each, you worth it lol!, and you just need them :o)
Have a great evening and I'm glad you like you fab award,
hugs Vicky xx

G Peplow said...

Many congrats on your win, brilliant luck :0)
I love your Penny Black card it's simply perfect and I wish you luck with it in the challenge:0) xx

Jacee said...

Love the card Jules, I like how you have added the date in the centre of the snowflake, smashing idea.

Good luck on the win, nice to win something that you know will benefit you for a long time to come. You lucky girl!!!

♥Gemma♥ said...

ooooo....Jules, congrats on winning the penny black challenge and such a fabbie prize too.....theres to much to choose from isnt there lol
Gorgeous card, such adorable image and love the papers!!....ohhh i nearly forgot congrats also for your blog award hun :o)
hugs and xxx

Janice said...

Lovely image, great colouring & a great card. Love the date in the snowflake. Jx

Sally H said...

Congratulations on your win, Jules and your card is totally gorgeous!

Juls said...

gorgeous card!! Love the pale blue with the fab splash of red!! fabulous card! Hugs Juls

Netty said...

Terrific card Jules and can fully understand your stamp cravings....... Annette x

Anonymous said...

I love this card, gorgeous PB Image!!!

love the 25 DEC on the snowflake!!!!

Vicky said...

A lovely card as always Jules. Congrats on the Penny Black win - what a treat! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Jules! I love the image and the little heart on the letter! Many congrats on your PB win too! x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Fab card Jules, this image is a fav of mine, I used it last year for all the Christmas cards sent to postie friends and work mates of my hubbies. Seeing your fab card, think I'll dig my stamp out lol..janex

Allison said...

sweet card Jules

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, fab card - such a cute image. Well done with your prize - your hubby sounds like mine!! Trish x

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the image is fab and i love the snowlfake backing paper and great icy colours :D

xx coops xx

Whisper said...

Love the blue snowflake paper, fabby card.

You lucky thing wining your prize, when i go on that site, i don't know where to look first !!!

Luv Sam x

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Fabulous paper, wonderful papers and lovely image, I love it all! And congratulations again on your win:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww adore this image, it's one of my fave PB's! :D Love the cute little heart on the envelope and fab paper too.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful cute PB image.