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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 10 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Nice and early tonight from me .. .. as we have visitors landing very soon (some might say to share a Chinese Meal but others will say for a crafty session LOL!!!).

I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed my bit of Friday Fun yesterday.  It proved to me that I am not the only one who likes mundane but enjoyable little games and so much so that I have decided to work on a Christmas Quiz for all you fellow Penny Black addicts.  Just how many stamps you will have to name we will have to wait and see .. .. but you will have the Christmas holidays to play along with and there will be a prize for the first person to get all the names correct and a second prize drawn at random.

A lovely little thing for me to work on in my spare time LOL!!!

Anyway, here is the share I couldn't finish last night.  Simply because I couldn't find the set with the little sentiments on .. .. and where were they?

Exactly where they should be and exactly where I had looked .. . THREE TIMES!!

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3766J" Royal Mail (as correctly guessed by lots of you)
Sentiments:  Marianne Design "Eline's Owls "EC0142"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Snow Flurry" and "Pinstripes"
Hobbycraft Punch:  Snowflake
ProMarkers and Chalk
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from my stash box

So who was the lucky winner of my prize below

It was the lovely Debs who came back with the correct answer in record time .. .. all I have to do now is bundle it up nicely and wait for Debs to do something wonderful with it .. .. as I know she will.

Well done Debs.

Lots of my favourite ribbons, cords and charms .. .. with a lovely sprinkling of hearts to be seen.

Well my lovely visitors have just landed so I need to run .. .. but thank you to everyone for playing along with me.  I am glad you had fun and I will work on the Christmas special .. .. but I can't promise it will be so easy next time LOL!!!



Lorraine said...

I love this stamp, and your gorgeous card! Great colours and layout and the heart ribbon is really pretty.
Enjoy your evening
Lorraine x

sally said...

Very cute!


Cynthia said...

Congrats to Debs! That was so much fun, Jules!! Love the card--the layers and all the sparkles make it extra special!

Crafting Queen said...

What an adorable image, love the card. Have a great weekend. :)

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules great image and I love your papers

jacqui x

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabulous card ... I love this stamp.... I miss yesterdays post.....
Hugs sylvie xxxx

Sue said...

Well done to Debs, I knew I would be far too late but at least I got it right!!
Your card is gorgeous and yes, I do love that image. The papers and layout are fabulous
I hope you have a good evening.
Hugs Sue

Lisa Jane said...

ooh so cute .. love the ribbon
Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the sweet image and fab mix of papers.

Donna x

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card the image is adorable and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

susiestacey said...

The revealed card is just gorgeous Jules, congrats to Debs l hope she enjoys her little win :) Looks like there are lots of PB fans out there x Susan x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image. Think the tidy up fairies have been playing tricks with you lol. Carol x

Sharon said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. such a cut image and fab layout as always.
Hugs Sharon. x

Whisper said...

Oh i love this little stamp and i would have been able to guess what it was too, but i didn't log on last night !!, great layout and am loving the Dear Santa too, Luv Sam x

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules !
cute image
enjoy your chinese meal & crafty time x

Unknown said...

Well I gave it a good try but obviously not fast enough! Congrats to Debs, enjoy.

Unknown said...

what a dorable and just too cute a card love it ..simply beautiful work hug ssassx

Little K Smith said...

AH! I KNEW it was this one! ;D One of me fave PB Christmas stamps! I love the papers n layout and gorgeous ribbon too! Fabulous card Jules :)

Bonnie said...

Another adorable card, Jules! And I love that bead of sparkle around the edge!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules - and if it wasn't before it is now one of my fav PB images :o)
Love the LO.
How lucky am I to be the one that guessed right first and what a delicious bundle of scrummy ribbons and twine to play with - thank you so much.
Hope you enjoyed your crafty chinese session lol!!
Have a fab day.
Debs xx

Sarn said...

Love this cute PB card Jules.
Congrats to Debs on winning all those lovely items.

Sarn xxx

Beryl said...

A delightful image and a gorgeous card. I think craft things have the ability to become invisible. That's the only explanation I can think of for the trouble we have finding things sometimes. I can't be that we've got too much stuff - can it?
Beryl xx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - such a cute stamp too :) Love, Di xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love this stamp and your gorgeous card, just posted a card using this one. janex

Di said...

Well done to Debs! Fabby card Jules - as are the several hundred others on your blog that I trawled through checking for a previous use of the hedgie stamp :))

More competition fun please - when you get time.

Love, Di xx

Elizabeth said...

A terrific card, Jules. I would never have guessed correctly even though this is one of my favourite PB images - just love the cute little robin. Hope you had a great time with your friends yesterday evening. Congrats to Debs, I'm sure she will have great fun using those gorgeous goodies. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

coops said...

so gorgeous this fab stamp and your papers and design are stunning :D
huge congrats to debs too :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Big Congratulations Debs!!!
Aww this is SO sweet Jules… I love the papers and colour combo… and the image is oh so cute! glad you found your sentiments…
I will look forward to your Christmas Quiz!!! :-))
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Love Sue xx

Kim Dellow said...

So cute Jules! Kim

Kath said...

Lovely card - the image is so cute. Sadly I didn't know which one it was!
Kath x

MagsB said...

Another cutie from the House of Hearts! Huzza! Such a lovely PB hedgie, and isn't that ribbon gorgeous!

love Mags B x

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous card Jules! i would have got the answer but hey ho no good now!!! he he!

Anonymous said...

Love this quintessentially english card, so awesome!

Do email me your addy so I can prepare to send a card to you for Christmas! :-D