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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.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Hi Everyone

What a beautiful day .. .. gorgeous sunshine .. .. and dare I say I washed, dried and ironed today!!!  What a domestic goddess!!  Tee hee!!!

Only one card I can share today as the rest are orders .. .. but I feel it is a nice share anyway.

I am going to enter it into the Oldie But A Goodie challenge.  Quite a difficult one for me .. .. they want you to add a heart to your creation.  I struggled but managed it eventually LOL!!

Here is my make:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2073J" Baby Hammock
Sentiment:  Whispers Words by Docraft
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and Buttons from the Stash Box

I love making baby cards though this sentiment always makes me laugh when I use it .. .. "Congratulations on your New Baby" .. .. ... have you ever known anyone to have an "old" baby?   

Mmmmmm ...  well perhaps the Mother in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button .. .. now that is one film I have actually managed to stay awake through so it must have been good.

I have been the lucky recipient of a couple of awards too.  Thank you ladies.  I will get them posted soon .. .. when I can think of some more interesting facts about me .. ... I am beginning to think you know all there is to know about me (that is ignoring the bits I am far to embarrassed to share with anyone LOL!!).

Have a great evening everyone.



Linda . J said...

What gorgeous card Jules and in such beautiful colours, love the design.
Hugs Linda

Claire said...

Beautiful card Jules, the image is just so nice. I feel like that about baby sentiments,it made me smile. Lucky you to have a nice day, freezing cold here and grey, roll on the spring.
Claire xxxx

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the faux stitching - yours is so neat - not like mine lol!!!
Sorry you struggled with the heart theme lol lol lol!!!
Thanks for being Oldie but Goodie with us this time & good luck.
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Awww, gorgeous card Jules; one of my fave stamps and you just can't go wrong with gingham paper - love it! Your comment about 'old' babies made me laugh - so true! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules,this is a very pretty creation. Loving the gingham and the cute image.

Donna x

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, very sweet, ahhh!
Hugs Jacee

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules , I bet it was hard to put the heart on.
I too washed,dried and ironed today oh and it smelt so lovely and

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Tracy said...

Oh Jules wasn't that film good, I watched it a couple of weeks ago for the first time. This is a gorgeous creation, I love that image. Thanks for joining us at Oldie but A goodie, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaww this is gorgeous Jules! Adore this sweet image and love the gingham paper and pretty ribbon too!

Juls said...

so sweet! Love the soft pink and the gorgeous gingham! Hugs Juls

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh get you n ya washing, drying n ironing shhhh don't tell Nige cus then I'll have to do some lol!!
Gorgeous card hun, love the gingham & that little cutie is gorgeous!
hugs shell xx

Alison said...

So pretty! (Thank you for your kind words on my blog)
Hugs, Alison x

Beryl said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the image - so sweet.
Beryl xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules ~ this challenge was obviously set with you in mind lol
Thanks for joining us at OBAG
Hugz Fleur xXx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules ~ this challenge was obviously set with you in mind lol
Thanks for joining us at OBAG
Hugz Fleur xXx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jules

Its absolutely gorgeous hunni and such an adorable image, love the yummy papers too :o)
hugs and xxx

MagsB said...

How sweet this is! I love the pink, and the little hedgie baby is adorable. I'm so glad you managed to add a heart, it must have been hard lol!!

luv, Mags x

Wishcraft said...

Aww so cute! Babies and gingham go so well together... well done with the heart challenge lol - we've got one at Crafty Cardmakers too if you want to challenge yourself some more ;o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Love it Jules, so cute adore the hedgies!

Appreaciate your support!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules

Gorgeous card and guess what I've got a little something on my blog for you too :O)!



Sarn said...

Hi Jules . . . what a delightful baby card. So soft and delicate . . .just PERFECT!

loftylass said...

Another gorgeous card Jules - I can see why you would struggle with the heart!! - ha ha.

coops said...

aw this is gorgeous jules.adorable image and i love the gingham paper and sheer ribbon :D

xx coops xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules thats a really lovely new baby card, and I love the soft colour choice to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Shirley said...

I love this too Jules. It is lovely and fresh looking and the sparkled bits finish it of beautifully.


Vicky said...

Jules this card is just so perfect! love this super cute image and love the gingham paper too :o)

Love the comment about "old baby", made me chuckle hun!

hugs Vicky xx

The Team said...

What a beautiful baby card

thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck!


craftimamma said...

Lovely 'New' Baby card Jules and a lovely cute image.

I love that film too.

Lesley Xx