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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, 26 October 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day!

I have been quite pleased with progress so far .. .. but still lots on the list before I give in.

The worst thing on the list for tonight is pulling the old washing machine out .. .. because the new one comes tomorrow.  I dread to think what it is like behind and underneath my old one !!  Eeeekk!!  It is just far too heavy to pull out "just for the sake of it".

But one of the nice things about today was making this little creation.

This used:

Image:  Teddy Bo
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3502F" A wish ...
Backing Papers:  Nitwits
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Hobbycraft Punch:  Snowflake
Crystal Stickles
Cord, charm and pearls from The Stash Box

So what of this lost stamp!!  Well I knew exactly the stamp I wanted to use alongside this image.  It is from the Unmounted Stamp Company and is a sentiment saying "Merry Kissmas" alongside a little sprig of mistletoe!!  But can I find it?!!!

I am so cross with myself because I can normally find anything and everything.  I will have to go and have another search because it will drive me mad until I find it. 

The stupid thing is I saw it the other day as well .. .. and can remember thinking that it wasn't in its proper place.  That will teach me not to move it at the time to where it should have been!!!  

I bet I will find it now that I have given in and used something else.

Have a lovely evening everyone.

I'll catch you again tomorrow .. .. hopefully with a report that the missing stamp has been found.



Delphine said...

It has been such a long time, I'm sorry... but I so love your card, Jules! Such a fantastic image, coloured beautifully, and a gorgeous sky... I love your papers too and the sentiment is perfect! I hope you find your stamp, though:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, fab card love this image and so beautifully coloured too. I hate it when you cant find a stamp that you know you have. I am always cleaning up and putting things in 'safe places'! Then cant find them! Lol
Hugs Kat xx

Loopylou. said...

oh jules thats gorgeous hun!! i love the papers too.
check your scraps box for the stamp hun incase you had it out near your sunday scrap makes
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Liz McGuire, said...

But the sentiment you have used fits perfectly too, hope you find the missing stamp!

liz x

Denise said...

Jules this is gorgeous - such a cute Teddy Bo image and I love how you have coloured it.
Hope you find that stamp - know what its like losing something in the craft room - have done it on many occasions and driven myself mad until I find it!!!!
Denise xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jules, how absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love their rosy cheeks! I've looked for this image several times but can't find it on the website! It would make a lovely card for Rachel and Kevin so I'm off to have another look.

Hope your stamp turns up. It might have run off with my little scissors that I use to cut out small fiddly bits. I've not been able to find them for weeks!

Wishcraft said...

Oh absolutely gorgeous Jules! Love the image, fab papers and sentiment... I'd be annoyed too if I couldn't find the right stamp but I think this one looks perfect :o) Lisa x

Debs M said...

gorgeous gorgeous card, good luck with the stamp x

Tracey T said...

Love this, Jules - it's such a sweet image and you've coloured it perfectly. Hope you find your lost stamp - I hate it when that happens! Tracey x

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card and yesterday's is fab too. Love that leaping deer. I had a chuckle when you said that you had to search for that stamp as it'll drive you mad until you find it. I'm exactly the same lol! If I go for something and it's not in its usual place I can't rest until I've tracked whatever I'm looking for down.

Hugs, Pauline xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the image.
I hope you find the stamp soon.
Nikki x

pinky said...

Its just gorgeous Jules, I adore all teddy bo images. Hope that stamp turns up, but I do love the sentiment you have used with this anyways. I hate when you have to pull a machine out, especially if there is a man there to fit it. Oh embarrassing what can make its way under things lol.

Vicky said...

Wow Jules so love this sweet image and perfect dp's too.....and how annoying about the stamp...Grrr....but this sentiment is fabulous anyway....!

big hugs Vicky xx

MagsB said...

Isn't it maddening when you know you've seen something recently but just can not find it! I hope it turns up!

But I like the sentiment you have used, and the image is so lovable!

luv, Mags x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card, I hope you find your stamp. I'm always loosing things
Beryl x

Carol said...

I'm loving all your Christmas cards Jules and this is no exception. Most annoying when you can't find something especially when you know you've seen it! Carol x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love your colouring and those fab backing papers.

Those Nitwit papers are pretty good for their

Cynthia said...

I do hope you've found your stamp by now, Jules!

I love this card. The image is fantastic and your coloring skills (as always) are superb!! I love all the sparklies too! ;-)

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules....hope the missing stamp turns up soon...Wendy xx

Sally H said...

A great card! I'm glad I'm not the only one who misplaces things. It is when you can't see it on your table that you need to worry - then I know it is time to tidy!!!

Rachel x said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous, Jules!! :) I love the image and how you've made them so big on the card- and love your colouring, too!! :)
Hope you find that stamp- I had the same prob a while back, knew exactly what I wanted and where it was... until I needed it where only it would do!! After a lot of searching everywhere and anywhere, I figure I must have knocked it into my bin... still annoyed with myself!! :( lol
hugs, Rachel x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love Teddy Bo!!!

Jenny said...

You'll sure fire find it now you don't want to use it on this card ;)
I love this image everytime I see it used and the material effect papers give it a cosy feel.
Lol, when I first started reading your post I thought you had found a stamp under the washing that would be strange!
Jenny x

Ivonne Marie said...

Jules this card is absolutely lovly!! Love it! Hey is always happens when you get a new waching machine they are heavier than the dryer to! jaja good look have a good night my blog friend!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I saw this image used in this giant sized way about two months ago and I thought, at the time, that with the right colours and DPS - it would make the perfect Christmas card. And I was right! Great minds clearly think alike, Jules!!!! Lovely make! Sorry you couldn't find your stamp but the sentiment you used is equally lovely! I am enjoying all of your recent makes BTW - it's just that I'm not blogging very much at the moment on account of the fact that I am in Florida! Hugs, Lesley

Sally said...

Gorgeous card. Just adorable characters.
Hugs Sally xxx

Irene said...

Hi Jules

Your card is just gorgeous, with adorable images and fabulous use of colours.


G Peplow said...

I love this card Jules, gorgeous image and the sentiment's great too:0) I'm exactly the same as you, get cross when I can't find my stamps because I too know exactly where I put them LOL It must be a crafters thing, hope you find it soon, Gay xx

PinksyDoodles said...

This is a stunning card Jules.
I hope you find your missing stamp.
Hugs, Clare x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a marvellous card.

Tara Cardwell said...

Hope you find the stamp - although the sentiment you've used is pretty perfick too. Your card is ABSOLUTELY stunning!
Tara x

Sally said...

Love this image Jules, it's soooo cute. Nice papers as well, they look textured. Shame you couldn't find that stamp as it would have been perfect for this image but the one you used is just as nice. I "lost" one of my magnetic punches once, I couldn't find it anywhere. It wasn't until the next time I used my big metal paper trimmer that I found it stuck to the back! Now how ever did it get there? I do hope your little stamp turns up soon.

lisa said...

What a brilliant image, Jules. I love this one. You'll find your missing stamp when you're not looking for it, that's the way of life!!
Good Luck with your washing machine removal.
Hugs Lisax

Sarn said...

OMG! That is one heavenly Christmas card . . . a definite fave!

Ask St Anthony where your lost stamp is . . . he's the Patron Saint of lost things . . . nearly always works for some mysterious reason!

Good luck


Unknown said...

I'm forever losing things! It hasn't helped recently that I decided to move everything around in my craft room, so now I really have no idea!
Love your card - that sentiment would have been perfect for that image but the one you used is just as good!
Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Awww just soooo cute
Hugs louise xx

Anonymous said...

Aww, so sweet! You can send this one to me this year OK!!! Hope you find the stamp.


Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Jules, love that image, I think I will go shopping now lol! Hope you find your stamp!
Helen x

Annie said...

Nothing worse than seeing something one day and not putting away then a couple of days later you can't remember where you saw it. Same thing happened to me today so I feel for you.
Gorgeous card though.
Ann xxx

coops said...

love this card jules.the image is so gorgeous and your colouring is stunning :D

xx coops xx