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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, 24 August 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

Mine has gone really well , but far too fast!!!

When I was at school the days seemed much longer that's for sure.

Anyway, here I am .. .. just a bit earlier with my share for the day

This used:

Image:  Teddy Bo
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL128" Circular Greetings
Backing Papers:  Docrafts "V&A" Hanoverian
Martha Stewart Punch:  Valentine Lace
Woodware Punch:  Inverted Corner and Daisy (4 different sizes)
Leone Em Pty Punch:  Ash Branch
Nestabilities:  Circle
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
Pinking Shears
Brad and gem from the stash box

and nothing more LOL!!!

Now round to my lovely Nestie storage that I showed you the other day.  Hubby was on the case within 2 hours of coming home from work .. .. .. how about that for service?  To begin with he did try to delay the job by saying "Why don't you wait until you get another and I will put them both up at the same time?".   But eventually I managed to persuade him that I needed to "try this one out" before I bought another. 

Here it is in action!!

I am well chuffed with it (and will be needing another to sit alongside LOL!!)

Then finally I have received an award from my lovely blog buddy Di.  A bit of a different award really.  No confessions, no passing it on .. ... just a thank you to the person I received it from and acceptance that "I am to blame".  Nothing new there then LOL!!!

Basically I am to blame for Di spending her crafty pennies at Josy Rose on the nail heads that you see on just about all of my posts!!  Tee hee!!

So on that acceptance of blame I will leave you for today and will catch up with you again tomorrow.



angelwhispers said...

Just loving the Mum card such a beautiful Teddy Boo!!! Love the nestie storage this is just perfect and they look so tidy! Chanelle xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules me again another beautiful creation from you love your colouring perfect every time. And this is a brilliant idea for nesties must pop in to my branch and see if they have some but at the mo I only have a few nesties but there is no harm in being prepared is there lol
Take care have a great week oh yeah the days did seem to last longer when we were kids I'm positive they did
Jacki xx

Anonymous said...

Love these Teddy Bo images! Another lovely, sweet card Jules with lots of interesting little details.

Fab Nestie storage - I'm impressed!! xx

Cynthia said...

I love your card--the bear image is so CUTE!!!

And your Nesties storage is quite ingenious. And it looks like a piece of art hanging there! =D

Debs M said...

gorgeous card and great nestie storage idea!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and love the nestie storage!

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous card. And that storage idea is a mile better than my takeaway boxes! Bet my hubby doesn't have the 'right' screwdriver tho'.

Liz x

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, Glad you've had a good day.Really cute image - any Mum would be proud to receive this card.The papers are gorgeous.Can I say what a fab storage idea for your spellbinders! Amazing collection too.... I'll have to save up for some and treat myself.Well done on your award too.Hope you're fine.Love Debbie x

Doreen said...

Your card Jules is gorgeous,and I so love the nestie storage such a good idea.

I am not surprised you got an award for being to blame,it is your fault I buy all these Penny Black stamps........

Have a nice evening

Bernie said...

What a sweet image and so beautifully colored. I Love the soft colors, your pretty flower and all the snippets you've used in your background, those are snippets aren't they :) and the little peaks of the white cut with your pinking shears is a lovely touch.
Aww bless your hubby. I wish I had wall space to display my Nesties like that, it looks very practical.
Thank you for visiting and leaving such sweet comments on my blog.
Blessings Bernie

Amanda said...

Love the card Jules, and I agree you are responsible for me spending some pennies as well just off to buy the gorgeous image on your card for today lol

Pop's Cards said...

Wow sweetie this is gorgeous x x x

Denise said...

Gorgeous card - love your colouring. The Nestie storage looks really good - may have to try this myself!!
Denise xx

Donna Mosley said...

Oh me oh my Jules, this is so adorable. I love how you've coloured this lil' cutie pie. Lots of pretty details too. Fab nestie storage, genius idea and your hubby is a good 'un putting it up in record time. Well done on the award too hun.

Donna x

Jenny said...

yep time shrinks as you get older I say!
Love your card Jules, Mrs bear has some cool boots on!
I too have that same nestie storage and my magnetic strips are from Ikea and are so strong I fight to get the smaller dies off them!!!
Beware you'll need more and more strips and then you wont be able to wear anything metal in your craft room in case you loose it!!!
Jenny x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Jules...and I love the colours you have used too hun...and I'm loving the nestie storage solution thinks I need well done also on your award...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Tracy said...

This is so pretty Jules, love your papers and image,
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Di said...

Hi Jules! Having seen your super magnetic Nestie storage, you might end up with another Way To Go Award - but the piggy bank is still rattling a bit after the nail heads! I love today's card - found the heart(s) easily :)) Love, Di xx

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is just beautiful Jules, I love the soft colours, the papers are gorgeous and the image is just adorable! :)

Sally said...

Hi Jules, what a star your hubby is & that new storage looks perfect. I love that Teddy Bo image, he's so sweet. I've got those backing papers but haven't really used them yet. You've made them look so good, I might just have to get mine out. lol.
Sally x

PinksyDoodles said...

Gorgeous card Jules! I love the cute image. I love your nestie storage too.
Hugs, Clare x

Sarn said...

Hi Jules . . . another cute Teddy Bea image. Love the soft pastels and your cute flower.

That Di . . . honestly . . . what is she LIKE? LOL! (Lovely is the answer)

Hugs Sandra x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the image is gorgeous and i love your pretty colours and flower :D
your new nestie storage is genius :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Love the card Jules, the image is so cute, and as for your storage idea, fabulous!
Hugs Jacee