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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, 19 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Well it might have been a nasty day weather wise (rain, rain and more rain) but it has been a lovely day crafting wise.

I was up bright and early and am really pleased with my makes of the day.  It was one of those days when things just seemed to happen without too much thinking .. .. .. I like those sort of days!!!

Of course the very first thing you ever do on a Saturday morning (well the first thing I do) is have a look what the challenge is over at Penny Black Saturday.  Any excuse to play with my Penny Black stamps LOL!!! 

This week the theme is "Mens Cards".

Here is my make

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2365F" Field of Dreams
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Fiskars Punch:  Threading Water
Buttons, string and thread from the Stash Box

So that is my share for the day.

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday on my attempt at cake icing.  You are all very kind .. .. but I think the general concensus is "stick to the cards Jules!!" LOL!!! 

I will be back tomorrow with my personal crafty snippet challenge.

Have a good evening and thanks for calling by.



Anonymous said...

awww love hedgies!

Great papers and desgin!

How do you get your photographs to look so good?

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card and a great image.Lucky you Rain Rain and more rain.We have had Snow snow and more snow ahgggg.
Have a nice evening

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! great male card Jules. Very sweet hedgie and fab papers. Love the stitching and cute little heart. Sounds like you had a lovely day crafting, I love days like that. Looking forward to seeing your snippets tomorrow.

Donna x

Lynsey said...

Fantastic male card Jules!
Hugs Lynsey x

Anonymous said...

Perfect - just love it Jules! xxx

Anonymous said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Jules. Love the cute image and the papers are lovely. Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww fabulous mans card Jules! Adore the sweet little hedgie and great papers too!
Have a lovely weekend :)

Lynne K said...

Wonderful! Wish I had your flair for making cards for men. xx

Tracy said...

Hi Jules,
I have missed some gorgeous makes, you have done some lovely work. I love them all. I don't seem to have enough hours in a day at the moment. But I'm trying to catch up.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, great male card - love this image and your lovely colours and layout. Take care. Trish x

Fleur said...

Hi Jules a lovely, sweet card. I adore the iamge & I found the heart lol
Hugz Fleur xXx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. You have a lovely blog and l am now following you and will be visiting you again. I have joined the allsorts challenge and may do another one as l see l can enter 3. Thanks for introducing me to the blog. Take care x Susan x

Scrappymax said...

Another super card Jules, that little image is adorable and the colour scheme goes so well with it.
Yes rain, wind and more rain here too so I had some crafty time too.
Max x

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. Wonderful papers and the image is so cute.

Nikki x

XxJULESxX said...

gorgeous card Jules!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just simply stunning, gorgeous image too hugs pops x x x x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, thats a lovely image and what gorgeous colouring, it can be so difficult to find the right image for a man, and this is just lovely for a cricket lover. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sarn said...

Terrific male card. I've looked, but I simply can't see the heart on this one - you've hidden it well!
Hugs, Sandra

Kath Stewart said...

perfect male card those papers......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Sandy said...

Love it! Sneaky slipping the heart!!

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, he is a cute little chappie!

Thank you for the kind comment you left me about our loss, it was much appreciated, thank you.
Hugs Jacee

Beryl said...

Brilliant 'man card' Juls. Love the papers and the image.
Beryl xx

Vicky said...

Simply adorable Jules and again I love all your added embellies ~ fabulous layout too hun and beautiful colouring :o)

hugs Vicky xx

Juls said...

so very cute!!! Loving the buttons! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous card and love that sweet Hedgie.

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card Jules. I really love those background papers and as always, the little hedgie image is so cute.

Lesley Xx