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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.

Thursday, 5 July 2012


Hi Everyone

Yep .. .. I am still alive and kicking .. .. just up to my neck with wedding work at the moment.

I think all of July is going to be like this - so I am likely to be a sporadic blogger for a while yet.  

I would like to say a bit "thank you" to everyone who has contacted me to check that I am OK .. .. how lovely to have such fabby blog buddies.  Not sure I deserve you at the moment  .. .. but I do appreciate you all and will catch up with you eventually.

So this post is to confirm all is well and good .. .. just busy and exciting.

I cleaned my craft desk down first thing Monday morning after my magazine makes and snippet play on Sunday and it stayed completely tidy until 7.15am this morning when I just had to open up again an envelope I had left on it containing a little delivery I had on Saturday.  My itchy fingers could wait no longer!  Every time I went upstairs I could see the little package looking at me and shouting .. .. play with me, play with me!!!  LOL!!

Well I had a little play and think I could play all week with the contents.  But this had to do for now .. .. my little crafty fix .. .. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "30-093" Love London
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Docrafts Forever Friends "Best of British"
Diamond Stickles
ProMarkers and Chalk
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Cord from the Stash Box

Lots more lovely images to play with in the stamp set!!  Can't wait!!!

It would also seem that my little snippet tags on Sunday caused a few problems.  Not everyone could find the hearts!!  So here we go.  Which one was causing the problem?  I think I can guess LOL!!

I bet it was the heart sitting on number 3 that was the problem one (it is harder to see in the picture than in real life) .. .. .. or was it number 6 !!  LOL!!!

I was also very surprised and chuffed to see that Liz over at Pink Petticoat had spied my little tags and had featured them on her blog as a little June inspiration project alongside some other fabby makes that you can see here.

Alongside my surprise I was also a bit embarrassed to see that one of my tags had a mangled snowflake .. ..

Typical !!   LOL!!!

OK .. .. coffee break and blog posting over .. .. back to tying ribbons and trimming feathers!!!

Catch you again soon (I hope).



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Jules. What a super image glad you okay did wonder but hey a little fix for today :)

jacqui x

Roma said...

Sounds like your going to be busy busy busy Jules!

Love your card

the image is very cute ,lovely layout x

Di said...

I love and have both the stamps set and papers - absolutely fab what you've made Jules. I keep forgetting your tip about colouring cheeks with chalks - they look sooo much better the way you do them :)

Great to see you back in action even if only now and then - don't fret though over it, we'll still all be here when things calm down.

Love, Di xx

Whisper said...

Absolutely super, Luv Sam x

Anne said...

Briliant card Jules. Glad you're OK and that you're not blogging for all the right reasons!!! Keep at it girl and look forward to your next post. Hugs x

Lorraine said...

Well your little crafty fix produced a gorgeous card! Love the image and your layouts are always so good.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

Glad you're okay Jules. FABBY card. Happy bow tying and feather trimming! x

Nikbee said...

Your card is wonderful. I love the image.
Nikki x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oops poor snowflake!
Great card, love the PB image so sweet & those FF papers are perfect!
hugs shell xx

MagsB said...

Congrats on your appearance on the Pink Petticoat blog! I'm not surprised, the tags are terrific!

Your card is so good, too! I'm glad you've had time to craft for yourself, I hope it's recharged your batteries! Have a good weekend, and we'll see you when we see you, hun!

much love, Mags B x

Doreen said...

Love your fabulous card Jules....great image and papers.

Just don't work to

Cynthia said...

Super sweet card--that image is adorable!! I'm glad to hear you're busy as that is always a good thing!!

Crafting Queen said...

Really sweet card.

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card. Love these images.

Victoria said...

We'd never have noticed the mangled snowflake if you hadn't told us! Looks like you had a fun play... I do like these papers and the stamp.

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

Well you'll be pleased to know that I found all of the 6 hearts. Can I go to the top of the class! Hope you are well and Love your card!

Sarah x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, glad to hear it - that you're still alive, that is :) And glad to hear you are busy. Cute card ... the paper is perfect with that stamp too. It's fun to have these little packets delivered in the post ... oh, the anticipation! Take care and hugs, Elizabeth x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Great to see you back! Great to see your lovely card! And - although you might like to be playing - it's great that you are so busy and a testament to how lovely your wedding work is. Hugs, Lesley

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

...awe such a cute image, what is about little animals thats turns us to goo!!...loVely make as always Jules and there's nowt wrong with a bit of mangled snowflake, that piece had melted! simples...Mel :)

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Denise said...

Love your card. Such a sweet image and that backing paper is gorgeous. I can see why you couldn't resist playing.
Denise xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous card and it was no three that had me stuck, Mary x

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous cute card Jules as usual!!!

Faye said...

I cant see the heart on this one

But I do love your site, look everyday!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad your ok Jules, blogland isn't the same when your not here :)

Thanks for putting me out of my misery trying to hunt the hearts lol

Have a good evening and weekend.

Big hugs xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
This is gorgeous, love the cute PB image and fab papers too :)
Glad to hear you're doing well with your business hun, bet you haven't got enough hours in the day at the mo! ;D

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Oh! Its great to see you could you leave you parcel unopened....i have to pick all my parcels up from the customs office ... I rip them open as soon as i get outside... I have one to pick up tomorrow... I'll be on thr doorstep waiting.....i am not sure what it is .. I always forget what i order..... Roy says its like Christmas every day.......for me....
Your card is so cute ..... I am not buying anything else.... How often do we say that..... We are just addicted......lets face it ...,,
Hugs sylviexxx
Think more rain for you xx

mags said...

Super card Jules. The image is so cute and love the papers you have used. I am writing this at seven in the morning and obviously my eyes are not working as I can't find that pesky heart lol.
I am sure it will be there though.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully British ensemble Jules! Love those darling hedgies!

Marjorie said...

Fabulous post hun...always love your little snippets (excuse the pun) of news as well as your fabulous cards:)
Have a lovely week-end...

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous and adorable card.

Beryl said...

You did warn us you would probably be too busy to blog. Well that's a good thing in some ways isn't it. All those wonderful weddings to cater for means marrieage isn't dead and business is booming. I still don't know how you could leave a crafty package untouched for FOUR days! I'd have to at least oggle my new stash even if I couldn't play. Well you have now ad the stamps are adorable. Fab card.
Beryl xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, a gorgeous creation as always, loving the papers too fabulous huggles Pops x x x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous design and i love the cute image :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card. love the image. can't find the heart on this one but I found them all on the tags! must have had a brain wave that day!! LOL

Kath said...

Cute card - glad to hear you're okay!
Kath x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, love your brilliant card! The image and papers are fab, thanks for showing us those pesky hearts!
Helen x