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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, 16 November 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend has gone well so far.

Mine has been super busy with my "happy couples" .. .. lots of work to be getting on with now!!!!

But in-between visits I managed to make this little creation which I am going to be entering into:

The Sketch Saturday Challenge (what better place to go when you want to make a card in a hurry and don't want to think about a layout LOL!!).


This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique - part of the "Bailey Reindeer Set"
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique - part of the "A4 Simply Christmas Greetings Set"
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas - Vintage
Martha Stewart Punches:  Traditional Scallop and Glacial Snowflake
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Glossy Accents
Diamond Stickles
Cord from my stash box

and as if I haven't had enough excitement for one day ..  we are now meeting up with friends for a Chinese takeaway!!  Yummy, yummy!!!

There is also some exciting news that involves my lovely Sis Jo .. .. who makes those gorgeous bags.  She has been super busy making lots more bags for her website and to adorn her salon shelves, but has also now opened up her own little on line store on her website.  

If I have done it right if you click on her lovely new logo above you will find her website and a little store that is perfect for the crafty people among us who like to make their own bags (or who would like to try) but need to get their hands on some of the supplies needed to make them.  

She has lots and lots on her site (but more to come I am sure) .. .. even a tutorial on how to make her very popular Joey Clutch Bag.  I don't know how she has found the time but she has also started a knitting dictionary with links that take you to little videos .. .. I am beginning to think that hyperactivity runs in our family LOL!!!  

Have a great Saturday evening everyone and if you want to play along with the Sketch Saturday Challenge here is the sketch for this week

See you tomorrow with my snippets (if I can find any LOL!!!)



Donna Mosley said...

Great card Jules, love the very cute image and fab design.

Donna x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card and good luck to your sister.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a cute card Jules love the image....
Just going to,pop along to have a look at your sisters site...


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image, I love the papers and beautiful sparkly snowflakes.
Well done to your sister, I am sure her online store will be very successful.
hugs Sue

Kathleen said...

Beautifully coloured image, great papers and love the sparkly twine.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Sweet card Jules, great sketcg and image.
Thanks for the link to your sister's site, off to lok now, hugs Kate X

Beverley said...

Such a cute image, love the DP you've used and the added snowflakes are sparkly yumminess! Enjoy your Chinese! Hugs Bev x

Lorraine said...

Another fabulous card Jules. The image is so sweet and I love the cas design.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Carole said...

Cute card Jules like the image. Had a lovely day in London, pop over to my blog i have uploaded some photos as we met Peter Andre. Right am going to look at your sisters site now bye xx

Carole said...

Cute card Jules like the image. Had a lovely day in London, pop over to my blog i have uploaded some photos as we met Peter Andre. Right am going to look at your sisters site now bye xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Jules a fabulous card what a cute image! Just looked at your sister's site she makes some gorgeous bags! Susan x

Carole Z said...

Fab card Jules, love the image..just popped over to your sister's some gorgeous bags, what a talented pair you are! Carole Z X

Beryl said...

Fab card Jules - gorgeous image. Hope your sisters new venture goes well.
Beryl xx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, your card is so cute! I love it! Thanks for sharing your sisters website, I love sewing so I'm off to take a look!
Hugs Lynsey x

Cynthia said...

Adorable card! I LOVE that super cute image!!

And...I've made a few handbags in my crafty life, but nothing compared to what your amazingly talented sister has done!! Kudos to her!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, such a sweet image!
Helen x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super cute image, Jules; beautifully coloured and adorned and just right for our challenge at Sketch Saturday. Thank you for playing along! I'm off to the links to your sister's now. Hugs, Lesley

Annmaree of Oz said...

That is the cutest image ever, love that sweet Reindeer and Mouse!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another beautiful card Jules and such perfect colouring! Having read your write-up I'm off to check out your sister's website now. Sarah x

coops said...

so stunning jules.really love the gorgeous reindeer and your colours are fab.
huge congrats and every success to your sister on her new venture :D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

This is really cute! Love this image with those papers...I think I own that backing paper too! lol

I love the subtle way you coloured the image...looks wonderful.

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

Ooooh.....beautiful it - stunning! Thanks for joining in the DigiStamp Boutique competition. Sally-Ann x