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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.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


Hi Everyone

Well I am a little bit earlier today .. .. just for a change .. .. is there a full moon or something !!!

So after me saying we didn't get the rain yesterday .. .. .. Mother Nature has certainly made up for it today.  No need for me to water the crops today that's for sure!!!

Today's share is for the Sketch N Stash Challenge where you follow a sketch and use new or neglected stash.  My stamp is a bit neglected .. .. this poor chappie hasn't been out to play for a few months .. .. but the backing paper isn't really neglected .. .. it is just that I have so much of it and it is never ending!! LOL!!

It is part of a huge zipped bag of paper from Memory Stor that came from Costco.  I have had it for at least two years and used some of it to make a Memory Book to put pictures and memorabilia in when my MIL died.  It was all done in rather a rush for us to have on show after her funeral. 

Afterwards my lovely hubby bought me a whole new pack .. .. saying it was "to make up for all the sheets I had used making the book".   So as a consequence I have mountains of this paper .. .. ..  plus it is double sided so it is like a double whammy!!

Anyway, here is my creation

This used:

Backing Papers:  Memory Stor
Image:  The Greeting Farm
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL076" Male Relatives
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

I was very kindly given a Top 3 blinkie for the last challenge over at Sketch N Stash .. .. thank you Vicky xx

If you fancy playing along with this challenge here is the sketch

So you know what day it is .. ..Wednesday .. .. and that means The Apprentice.  Woo Hoo!!

My Big Baby Boy and his wife went to the "Your Fired" after show on Sunday .. .. so they have actually seen tonight's episode and know who has been fired.  They said it was a brilliant show live and they are hoping we might all be able to go together at some point during the next series.  We shall see!!!

But for now I am just looking forward to tonight's programme and will be watching to see if I can spot them in the audience on the after show.

Have a lovely evening everyone and thanks for calling by and all your lovely comments.



Debs said...

Another fab card Jules - great image - shame on you for neglecting it lol!!!
Nearly said I would look out for your son in the audience too but doh!!!! I don't know what he looks like lol!!!
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Debs M said...

love that cutie, great card and i do love that sketch x

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Great card, lovely for a chap! OOh wouldn't that be nice to see a part of a live show, hope you enjoy this evenings edition, Gay xxx

Joey said...

Lovely card Jules, gorgeous little guy beautifully coloured. Joey x

lisa said...

Hi Jules
The weather has been quite fickle hasn't it. We've had it very warm with some rain late last night and just a few big drops that wet the ground and then stopped today so I guess I shall be watering tomorrow unless we get some more tonight.
I love your cards, you look as though you are in a teenage mood this week!!
Enjoy The Apprentice.
Hugs Lisax

Vicky said...

You are soooooo welcome Jules...truly deserved hun :o)
And another stunner hun...this is one cool dude and super dp's too...great take on the sketch too..!

thanks for joining us again...and good luck...!

Enjoy the apprentice.....!

big hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card,congratulations on your top

Nikbee said...

A fab card. I love the image. I must see if I can get it as some of the boys in my family would love it.
Nikki x

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Jules love the colours and the gorgeous design, great paper too.
Hugs Linda

Donna said...

I love this greeting farm image and your card is super cool xx

Sally H said...

Fab card, Jules! I say buy your hubby that Super Soaker! Water won't do them any lasting harm, but it might act as a deterrent. I have one armed and ready in the garage (was Meg's once!) Think I'm turning into Terminator!!!

Donna Mosley said...

A really great card Jules, love the cute image and fab papers. Love the doodle stitching and little red stars. Hope you're enjoying the telly hun.

Donna x

Jenny said...

Fab card Jules, love the fun image:)
We watched Sir Alan tonight but haven't been following it so much this series.
Jenny x

Jennifer said...

Fab Jules!! great papers, sweet it! xx Jenny xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, well, this little fella certainly is a cool dude & the papers are just right. The little stars are a nice touch. Also, well done on winning top 3 at Sketch & Stash.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

awesome paper, great boy card, love those greeting farm images!

he is one cool dude, love the star replicated in brads from his shirt too!

Sarn said...

Ice cool!

Hugs, Sandra

MagsB said...

Very cool, dude! Brill boy's card, the papers are verrrry nice! Love those little stars, too!

luv, Mags x

coops said...

fantastic male card jules.the cool dude image is brilliant and i love the fab papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

What a great little guy, super image and a fabby card Jules.
Hugs Jacee
What about your fave programme last night then? the winning team not getting their treat, now there's a first! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, I just love the way you manage to make every card you make look so different but you never lose your crisp, neat style. This little chap is just perfect. xx

Faye said...

What an adorable card! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch at Sketch n Stash. x

Kylie said...

VERY cool dude! I love that image :o)

As always, your colouring is beautiful Jules and I love your take on the sketch, you always know how to get the most out of a sketch!

Stella said...

Hi Jules!

This dude is not only cool but also fun and cute.
Every time I'm here I am impressed that you are able to show us another handmade beauty. No matter what style or occasion; there is always a jawdropper to look at.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Love and hugs,

Kaz said...

Great dude card, very cool!
Kaz xx

Juls said...

This is FAB!!! Just LOVE it!!!!! Hugs Juls

Jackie said...

Great image and fab card. Thank you for joining us at S n S this time, hugs J x

Jill said...

beautiful card jules what a fab image thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash hugs Jill xx