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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.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good Saturday.

The weather here has been really lovely .. .. and it forced me to do far too much washing!!!!   Grrr!!  How much ironing do I have now?!?!?!

Anyway, less of thinking about bad things .. .. here is my share of the day:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1645K" Floating Dreams
Backing Paper:  Raspberry Road "Pressed In Time Papers"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Distress Ink:  Tea Dye
White Gel Pen
Eyelets, button and cord from the Stash Box

I am entering my card into two challenges (get me .. .. they only usually go into one!!).

The first is the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where this week the theme is "on the move" .. .. I feel sure this relaxed little mouse must be moving "just a little bit"  LOL!!

The second is The St Luke's Charity Card Challenge where the theme for October is "let's hear it for the boys".  St Luke's run their challenge each month .. .. and if you are able to donate the card you enter (or indeed any other cards you can spare) then I know they will be very much appreciated.  The cards are sold to help raise money to help the St Luke's Hospice in Sheffield.  I hope you get chance to play along and help.

So that is me for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippet makes.

Have a lovely evening.



Lynne said...

Fabulous Jules. Gorgeous papers and that little mouse is sooo cute. Thank you so much for joining us again at St Lukes, your support is really appreciated.
Lynne xxx

Cynthia said...

Sweet card! I love how the cord looks like cattails! Love the image too--looks like a great way to spend a lazy afternoon!! =D

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely gorgeous the papers & your image is ever so sweet :D
hugs and xxx

Carol said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the Raspberry Road papers. Carol x

Katja said...

A very stunning card. Love the colors, the papers and the little relaxing mouse-even every little detail.
Hugs Katja

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,and a worthy

MagsB said...

What a fabulous card! I love the way the backing paper matches the image, and the pretty colouring of that chillin' mouse!

(My daughter's just dumped a huge pile of washing in the kitchen, it looks as though I'll be ironing soon, too!)

luv, Mags x

Debbie said...

You've been doing the same as me Jules - I've washed washed washed these last two days Eek - lots of ironing.Also gardening as we know it's not going to last.Your card is gorgeous - Such a sweet stamped image.The muted tones are fab and really vintage.Amazing work dearie.Great papers too.Love Debbie x

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! I've done exactly the same with the washing today Jules. My ironing pile was already huge, it now mountainous! Time I faced up to it I think, lol!

That's one cute mouse on your card and I love the newsprint background. The whole card is great.

Lesley Xx

Denise said...

This is such a sweet card - I adore that image and love how you have tied the newsprint from his little paper boat into your layout.
Denise xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, your blog is full of 'wish cards'. That is, I wish I'd made them, lol! This is just fabulous! xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

What a gorgeous image, I Love your work Jules!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Donna Mosley said...

So cute Jules, love the sweet image and the newsprint backing papers look fab.

Donna x

Elizabeth said...

Super cute card Jules - though I think you would be hard pushed to see that wee mouse moving, bobbing perhaps :) Love the colours and the paper combination - the plaid paper is gorgeous. The secret to the problem of the pile of ironing is to encourage your DH to do it - he may come to love the therapeutic pleasures of dashing away with the smoothing iron ... my DH certainly does :) Elizabeth x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love that newspaper paper!

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Jules, I love how you've matched the newspaper to the image :)

Sarn said...

This is lovely Jules. Think I might have a go at this challenge again this week!

Hugs, Sandra x

Vicky Hayes said...

Brilliant Jules and what a cute image! I didn't get round to doing the washing today at all - and I'm going to regret that... Good luck with the ironing mountain! Vx

Bernie said...

This image is adorable! I love this card. The colors are wonderful and I love the design.
Blessings Bernie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
FABULOUS CARD....Love that cute image.....Very nice
Hope you are well.....
Hugs Sylvie

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

ooh really love this image its soo cute , lovely card and I have loads of washing now too K x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your newspaper in the background with this sweet image, Jules! Perfect! Hugs, Lesley

Vicky said...

What a sweetie the cute image and wonderful dp's too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

Lynn said...

Great card Jules - the neutral colours work well and I love how you've used 'newsprint' backing paper to match the image.

Lynn x

Wendy said...

Fantastic card Jules,I love this image and it goes so well with those papers.
Wendy xx

Di said...

Totally adorable image and such a great card Jules! The BPs go so well :) Love, Di xx

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Jules, too cute! Did my ironing last lol! Just finished tidying up after the teenager sleepover, the house seems so quiet not lol! Thought I would try and catch up on some blogging. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, take careX:)

Anonymous said...

awwwww how CUTE is mr mousey in his newspaper boat, hope it holds out!!!!

Love the papers, you have sucha great eye Jules!

HEY GUESS WHAT, I found some Penny Black Halloween Stamps in my stash that I had OPS Forgotten about, so I hope to get playing with those while I can in time for Halloweens!

Deborah Frings said...

Jules - this is fabulous!! I really like the plaid backing paper and that's the most relaxed little mouse. The newsprint paper is just perfect. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge. Hope to see you again!

Beryl K said...

Aaahh this is just gorgeous Jules, love that wee mouse
Beryl x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the image is adorable and i love your fantastic design and the fab newsprint paper ;D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

How adorable is that stamp! mega cute, a lovely card Jules.
Hugs Jacee

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Jules so relaxing looking, love the sepia look to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

A fabulous card with a super cool little mouse.
Brilliant papers, and I love how you have tied the heart with the twine.


Kath Stewart said...

just adorable jules...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Unknown said...

o wow this is gorgeous Jules, love the image, so adorable and how you tied up the button is fantastic xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Jules
A really gorgeous creation, beautiful design and love the colours
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tara Cardwell said...

This is just beautiful Jules! I love how you've echoed the newsprint throughout the card - brilliant guy card!
Thanks so much for supporting us again this month
Tara x
St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Jules and one of my favourite images. Thank you for playing along with our challenge over at St LUkes


Lee said...

Absolutely Gorgeous in every way.xx