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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, 3 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Here at last!!!

I have been to my Mum's this afternon so am running late .. .. again !!!!!

You will be pleased to know that the removal of the wall unit last night went much better than we envisaged .. .. we managed to inch it out gradually .. ... but it took quite a while.  Which meant hubby didn't get his haircut!!   (... and yes there was loads of dust and cobwebs .. .. but no spiders .. that we know of!!)

So I have had to do haircutting duties tonight .. .. which delayed me still further (and what an effort it was too).  Never mind he looks a smarty pants again now so that is good.

But round now to today's mega quick share .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1445K" Partying
Sentiment:  Studio G "Party Time!"
Backing Papers:  My Minds Eye (free with a magazine ages ago)
X-Cut Punches:  Flowers and butterflies
Martha Stewart Punch:  Frond
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
and just for a change .. .. Fruit Punch Stickles!!!

and that is me for today .. except to share some exciting news!!!

I won first prize over at the St Luke's Charity Challenge .. .. such a lovely stamp set .. .. I will post it when Mrs Postlady delivers it.  I can't wait to play with it!!!  Thank you ladies xx

Here is my lovely award too which I shall put on my side bar as a little reminder to myself and everyone else of the existence of this wonderful challenge.  To read more about it please click here.

The challenge has just started for August and I am currently scratching my head .. .. but I'll get there one way or another.  The theme is "Oh I do like to be beside the seaside".  I hope you get chance to join in too .. .. it is for such a good cause. 

OK .. so that is me for today.

I will try really, really hard to be earlier tomorrow.

Enjoy what is left of this evening.



Anonymous said...

Well done on your win Jules!! I love the image on today's card - sweet little excited hedgies all skipping to a party! I do admire you cutting Dave's hair!! My Dave wouldn't let me near his in a million years, lol! xx

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love those hedgies x

Doreen said...

Your card is just gorgeous Jules.Congratulations on your well deserved

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and well done for winning the challenge!

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Great Card, so pretty, glad you got the cupboard out and no creepy crawlies, eeeuuukk!
Congratulations on you winning entry, it was a fabulous card well done, Gay xxx

MagsB said...

Aren't those little hedgies jolly! I especially like your doodled stitchery with the long-stitch and tiny cross-stitches!

Congratulations on your win - it certainly is a worthwhile cause, and I'll definitely be moseying on over to the challenge!

luv, Mags x

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules, the hedgies look so sweet,
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope your're well, sorry I haven't commented in a while, it's amazing how much one little pup takes over your life! :D
Anyway, I love this sweet image, one of my fave hedgie ones and the papers are perfect for summery card :)

Donna Mosley said...

Very pretty card Jules, love the cute image and yummy papers. Well done on the win hun, so well deserved. :o)

Donna x

Beryl K said...

Stunning work again Jules, love thoses hedgies
Beryl x

Vicky said...

Oh Jules what a sweet card hun..! love the image and pretty flowers too..

And well done too on your win..well deserved sweetie..!

big hugs Vicky xx

lisa said...

Hi Jules
Sounds like you've been having good fun!! Glad you got your unit moved OK with no Spiders!! and Hubby got his haircut.
Your cards are wonderful as always. I love the LOTV chappie from a previous post and your little butterflies on this one just make it perfect.
Don't work too hard and I hope you've missed the storms tonight. We've just been watching the storms in York on the tele, hailstones the size of rugby balls. We had rain and a rumble but that was all thankgoodness.
Hugs Lisax

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I do like this stamp, in fact I like all the PB hedgehog stamps as they are such cute little characters. Love the little butterfies, a nice touch. Good news about your wall cabinet & even better news about your win on St Lukes C.C. I just popped over to have a peek at your card & it's a worthy winner, congrats.
Sally x

Amanda said...

I am pleased that the spiders were kind enough to hide when you moved the cupboard lol. The card is lovely by the way

Anonymous said...


Awesome papers and image, you did great with this, I can feel the celebration from here! lol

Cynthia said...

Your butterflies and flowers are so cute!! What a sweet card!

Irene said...

A fabulous card Jules, I love the image, flowers, papers, and those gorgeous butterflies.
Congratulations on your win.


Jenny said...

Oh well done Jules! I loved your card wheat card too.
This is a cute card too.....always makes me smile to see hedgies with balloons, reminds me of the "Percy Park-keeper" sorry about the hedgie and his balloon :)
Jenny x

coops said...

congratulations on your win jules :D
love your card, the fun image is gorgeous and beautiful colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - and as ever, so well put together! Glad the removals team worked well and it went to plan :)

Josy nail heads - I love 'em but do I also need a nail head fixer to attach them?

Have a lovely day - I'll be over soon with a snippets card!

Di xx

Di said...

Hi Jules, I forgot to say in my comment - well done on the win! I spotted it on the challenge results this morning - have fun playing, it's a great looking stamps set! Di xx

Sarn said...

Oh that's such a lovely joyous card Jules.

CONGRAULATIONS on your St Luke's Win.

Hugs, Sandra x

Made by Mandy said...

Double Congratulations, 1 for getting the wall unit out without incident but most especially for your win at St. Lukes. Well done!!

That restores my faith in the belief that good things happen to good people :)

Love Mandy xxx

Unknown said...

Awww how cute this is Jules, I love the pretty flowers and glitter. ... and congrats on your win, well done :) Hugs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours & the image is fab!
Congrats on your win!
hugs shell xx

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your win Jules! What a fun and happy card and I love those butterflies...they look like they are going to take flight right off your greeting!