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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.

Friday, 19 August 2011


Hi Everyone

Well a little earlier than last night  .. .. and yes .. .. I did end up watching Big Brother whilst we ate our rather late evening meal.

I told hubby I'm not bothered about it and for him not to put it on tonight .. .. but I am secretly beginning to think that "he" actually wants to watch it

Personally I was struggling to understand what half of them were saying .. . they couldn't even talk properly .. .. and if you were to ask me who any of them were and what their names are I could only name 3 .. .. and two of them are the hyperactive twins (who I must admit I secretly like .. .. I just love their energy and light heartedness).  They make me smile. Bet I have gone down in your estimations now!!  LOL!!!

Anyway, round to my share of the day

This used:

Image:  Stamposaurus "605" Scarie
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Raspberry Road
Sizzix Die:  Grass
Distress Ink
Pinking Shears
Buttons and raffia from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

I hope you have had a lovely Friday and that you enjoy your weekend .. .. whatever you are doing.



PinksyDoodles said...

Brilliant card Jules! Love the straw patterned paper.
Have a great weekend.
Clare x

MagsB said...

That has got to be the cutest scarecrow ever! I love the raffia and the lovely bp - I was searching for the heart when I realised there were loads on the paper! D'oh!

luv, Mags x

Viv said...

Awwww he won't scare many crows, he's too cute!!! Great card Jules.

Wishcraft said...

Aww cute image and perfect papers for him :o) We didn't watch BB and probably won't... I used to be obsessed with it but didn't bother with any of it last year. Lisa x

Wendy said...

This is fabulous Jules,love the cute image and the papers are just perfect with it.
Wendy xx

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, love the card, the backing paper is awesome. Not watched bb yet but think I might just read your interpretation instead lol

Vicky said...

Such a wee cutie Jules..! love the image and great dp's too...they match perfectly hun...and BB...I bet you end up watching it lol...and I too like the twins.....hehehe

have a lovely weekend....hugs Vicky xx

Anne said...

So love this Jules, such a fabulous card. Hugs x

Liz McGuire, said...

I have this stamp, you have made me want to ink him up! This is really cool,

Liz x

Anonymous said...

Awww, love this little cutie scarecrow Jules, and perfect straw background paper too! xx

We didn't watch it tonight as we thought it would be more or less the same as last night. I agree about not understanding them; I actually thought the Irish fella was Spanish/Mexican until they called him Paddy, lol!! I must say 'those two' have grown on me since they were on the X Factor. I think I need to get a like, lol!! xx

Carol said...

Love the rusticness(is there such a word??) of this card Jules and the scarecrow is so cute. Carol x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Jules,love the image and the fabulous straw

Catherine said...

Cute card!

Di said...

Stunning card Jules - love the grass and that cheeky little chappy is adorable. As always, a great card! Di xx

Sally said...

Oh Jules I just love this image, isn't he so sweet! Clever use of the papers & die, they are so perfect for the image & the raffia just finishes it off a treat. Never watched Big Brother myself as it doesn't appeal to me but hey, everybody to their own, so enjoy.
Sally x

Sally H said...

This is fab, and I love how you have done the sky! Brilliant!

Cynthia said...

OMGosh! I love this card!!! It's sooooo cute!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your sweet scarecrow amongst the extra hay and with the raffia bow, Jules. I hate Big Brother and all TV reality shows like it and feel that this constant showing on TV of individuals who so often can't seem to string a sentence together, who get so drunk they throw up, who are verbally and physically violent and who have casual sex without considering the consequences is simply adding to the general feeling amongst a smallish (but growing) element of our society who think it's normal to behave in that way and if the participants in the programmes are "celebrities" - even minor "celebrities" - it makes it even worse. Hugs, nevertheless! Lesley

Gibmiss said...

HI Jules
Fabby card it ...
hugs sylvie

Louise said...

Hi Fab card Jules and cute image,not watched big brother yet but may have to have a peep because people keep talking about it.
Hugs Louise xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules that is such a fabulous card love the straw at the bottom. hugs Shirleyxxxx

mckinkle said...

Hello Jules!

So much to catch up on!

Ive had a beautiful wander over your last weeks makes and have to say WOW at that beautiful big bloom! Its just stunning! I think it may be the die I had, used once then lost when my DD2 and I blitzed my craft room! You win some and you lose some, well I do!

Your snippets is always a great treat to go over, its such fun seeing everyone's contribution too!

Ha ha! So CBB has been on at the house of hearts! I saw it last night, for the first time and have to say, its looking much like it used to so no doubt I will be chatting with you about this over the course of it!
Didnt Brian do well, such a natural!

Have a super weekend!

Keryn x

Delphine said...

Oh Jules, this is brilliant! Such a lovely image, with beautiful colours and the paper is fantastic! You are so creative... and so clever! I love your card! Have a great weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.the little scarecrow is fab and i love your fantastic papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules, I love the little scarecrow, and what fabulous straw and embellies.


Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

I LOVE Scarie and the papers are fab.

I didn't want to watch BB either, but once again I feel like I have to, lol.

Love Kerry xxx

Bernie said...

Wonderful card! Love that cute image, the papers are spectacular and the raffia is perfect!
Blessings Bernie

Steph said...

I LOVE this image!! Not seen it before and the straw is perfect!! I know what you mean about BB. I watched the first episode and struggled with what they were saying especially Paddy, he has a very thick accent but I don't remember it being like that when I watched Big Fat Gypsy Wedding!!