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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, 6 October 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday to you and Happy World Cardmaking day too!! 

I hope your day has been good and that you managed to find a bit of crafty time for yourself.

Most of mine has been used up in preparation work for a new wedding order I gained last month.  All proofs are signed off now so it is full steam ahead!

But I had to have a little play this evening and am finding myself addicted to the Sketch Saturday Challenge.  Lovely that half the thinking has been done for me and all I need to do is dig out the ingredients.

This is what I have come up with this week:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2072J" For You
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers:  Docrafts "Wellington"
My Trust Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers and Chalk
Nestabilities:  Classic Square
Diamond Stickles

and here is the sketch

Time for a bit of snap now along with a bit of TV snuggled on the sofa.  I love Saturday nights!!

Have a good one and I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.



Anonymous said...

Fabulous, a great sketch and those hedgies are so sweet!
Helen x

Sarah said...

Great card Jules. Adorable image - Love the Penny Black images. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Sarah x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is gorgeously designed, I love your creation, huggles Pops x x x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,what a fabulous

Carol said...

Love this Jules, great use of the sketch. Carol x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. The little hedgies are gorgeous. Love the backing paper.

Denise said...

Lovely card Jules - such a nice layout and I love the blue and brown combo. Cute image too.
Denise xx

Sue said...

Hello Jules
Your card is gorgeous. I really do love those cheery hedgehogs. The colours and papers are fabulous and the stitching is so neat!

hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

SO cute. Love those little hedgehogs! And I also love where you placed the striped paper--makes for interesting angles on the blue paper.

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules - great hedgie image and super papers. Great use of the sketch. Just had a long evening to myself in front of the TV too.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules - love those little hedgies so bent on a special delivery :) Love, Di xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

most try that sketch. great male card and very cute. janex

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab hedgies and i love these backing papers ;D

xx coops xx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, This is a very nice sketch and I like the colourway you've chosen. Lovely card and works very well for one of those awkward male cards. Pauline xx

Sarn said...


Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, Mary x

Lisa Jane said...

oh so cute - love those papers and muted colours
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Lovely as ever Jules! Love the colour scheme and that's a great sketch too.

XxJULESxX said...

Aaw! gorgeous card the PB hedgies are adorable!

Bonnie said...

These little guys are so fun and adorable!

MagsB said...

I love the PB hedgies! Fab card, what a terrific combination of papers!

love Mags B x

G Peplow said...

I just love those little Hedgies Jules they're always so busy:0) I love this card, lots! Hugs Gay x

cotnob said...

Great card Jules, such a sweet image. I know what you mean about sketch challenges, it does make life easier doesn't it and this is a great sketch.

rosie said...

gorgeous love the image. fab papers. I saw the heart!! LOL
how silly am I!! I get all upset if I can't find them!

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous jules, I love the papers and colours. Such a cute image too :)
Hugs mau xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's great to see you playing along with our sketch at Sketch Saturday Jules! And what a lovely card you have made! Super hedgies and fab papers! Hugs, Lesley

scrappymo! said...

Great card with those sweet little hedgies!