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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.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Hi Everyone

A little later than I intended to be .. .. but hey ho!!!

We have actually managed a day without rain today .. .. in fact early this morning we had sunshine .. .. but sadly it didn't last very long :-(

Anyway, round to my share for today .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3702J" Jump for Joy!
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Good Dog Cool"
Backing paper:  Dovecraft "Sugar and Spice"
Nestabilities:  Classic Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Button from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Just time to get a bath and then type up a list of place names for adding to favour boxes tomorrow.

Lots I want to do tomorrow so I hope it is a "slow" day that lasts for ages (though I somehow doubt it will be LOL!!)

Have a lovely evening everyone.



amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,fab image,papers and details.Love the stitching :)
Would def love a 'slow day' lol x

Debs M said...

great card, love that image x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the colours....fabulous image and

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and fun card Jules. I have those papers and struggle to combine them, so thanks for the inspiration.

Slow days always seem to be Monday to Thursday for me and the rest whizz by!

Loopylou. said...

Love this Jules!! its so cheery and the paper is yummo too!
huge hugs Lou xxx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is a cutie...very pretty background paper, loVe the image, beautifully shaded...great card Jules...Mel :)

Annmaree of Oz said...

super fun card, love your colouring of Mr Frog!!!

Just love Penny Black stamps :-D

Vicky said...

Adorable Jules...and it has been raining non-stop here all day...:o(

big hugs Vicky xx

Nikbee said...

A fab card. The image is really cute.
Nikki x

Cynthia said...

OMGosh that frog is adorable!! Love all the layers and the papers you used on this one, Jules! Cute card!!

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card. Love the cute image. Great backing papers.

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great make today, love the image and those papers are very pretty, gorgeous stitiching too x Susan x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, a very cute image and I love the papers and scrummy bow.

Donna x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Fab card, love the fun image and bright and cheerful papers. Hope you manage to get lots done tomorrow.
Lyndsey xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules fabulous card I love that fun frog image also the wonderful papers, super card
Lorraine x

Sally said...

What a happy image Jules, it did make me smile. A fab card & I love the font you chose. A little bit of sunshine here too but not really warm though.
Sally x

Sally H said...

Very cute and lovely colours. Mr Blogger has been playing me up, so here's hoping you get this comment!

Bernie said...

What a cheerful card, Jules! Lovely papers and design. That frog makes me think of Michigan J. Frog. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned him, the songs he sang, will be in my head for the next few days.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super fun and very pretty card,love the soft colours and the pb frog. janex

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the fun image and the fab colours!

It's so nice to see you in blogland again sweetie.

Warm hugs

Beryl said...

Sounds like we had a similar day weatherwise (but I suppose that's not surprising these days). This little chap would be enjoying all the rain wouldn't he. Super image and lovely card. That main bp is fab.
Beryl xx

Bev Henwood said...

Hi Jules, Sooo good to have you back in blogland! I love this card the colours you have used are lovely and froggy looks great ~ I am sure that somewhere in the depths of my stamp stash I have this stamp ~ now going to hunt it down and ink it up. Love Bev xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous loving the colours too hugs Pops x x x

Lorraine said...

I love PB stamps and this one is gorgeous. I love those backing papers too. Great card Jules.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

How's your slow day going? Racing away with you I expect.

Gorgeous froggy card! Very sweet.

Sarn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the stunning fun frog and fab soft colours :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the image. fab papers. great sentiment.

Vicky Hayes said...

Hi Jules - welcome back! I'm glad you got loads done during your break (and I'm familiar with 'list that never gets any shorter' syndrome!) Such a lovely card today - I love that cute frog and I'm in awe of your sewing! Vicky x

Debs said...

Super cute card Jules - love the stitching and fab DP's
Have a wonderful evening
Take care
Debs xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Jules!! what a cute image and I love your soft colouring!! The papers are perfect and I love the heart button and bow!!
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Unknown said...

Awww this is really really cute and love how you used those papers .. got them too :D so thank you for the inspiration xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card love your little frog

jacqui x

MagsB said...

In my family that cute jumpy thing is called a 'frogf' because somehow my daughter found it easier to pronounce that way...

This is another lovely card! I love the papers, so pretty!

love Mags B x

chanya13 said...

What a funny image, love color combo and pretty paper

Denise said...

This is so adorable and I love the DPs.
Denise xx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh wow Jules, love love love!!!!

Sarah said...

I love this card Jules so fun! Love the image and the colours and the papers you've used.

Sarah x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've just been trying to catch up on what I missed! This one is my fave! Gorgeous frog! Hugs, Lesley