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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.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday everyone (had to work out what day it was then LOL!!)

Here is the card that was "nearly" ready for posting last night .. .. all finished this morning.

It isn't really a Christmas image .. .. but it works for me!

I was rummaging in the Christmas stamp drawer and came out with the sentiment stamp which made me immediately think of this cute little chappie .. .. he is one of my favourite stamps.

This used:

Image:  Whiff of Joy "Henry Hugging Heart" I think
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3502F" A Wish
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Back to Basics" Vintage (again!!)
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Wooden embellishments, ribbon and pearls from my stash box

I enjoyed colouring my lovely Henry so much that I think my Henry Christmas stamps need to come out next!!  But not now .. .. those wedding invitations are calling me!!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Ours started off horrendously weather-wise but is now lovely - I can't believe the difference.

See you soon



Anneke said...

what a cute text and card Jules.
love this image for christmas.
hope you are alright.
hugs to you.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules… what a cute image and the sentiment is perfect with him! I love the scrummy papers and the pretty snowflakes! :-)
Hope you have a lovely day!
Love Sue B xx

Debs M said...

so sweet! x

Viv said...

Oh wot a cutie! (The card Jules, the card... not you dear!! LOL x

Julie C. said...

I love that sentiment! Also that little star with a heart in the middle embelishment (is it brad?) is so so cute!! Love your card!

Cynthia said...

Awwww, your little Henry is just adorable!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Very cute card Jules and perfect colouring. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers.
hugs Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A real sweetie pie Jules! You're right he does work well for Christmas with that sentiment! Susan x

Patricia said...

Aww!! Jules this is just so wonderfully sweet
I love everything about the whole wonderful creation

Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful Jules,gorgeous image and

Sharon said...

He is such an adorable little chappie and I too think the sentiment is perfect. Fab papers as always.
Enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carole Z said...

Such a cute card!! Carole Z xx

Lorraine said...

What a sweet image and he looks fabulous as a Christmas card. Gorgeous papers and design too.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules works for me too, sweet wee mouse and a fab design, hugs kate x

sally said...

Very cute is little Henry! I can understand why he's a favourite :-)

We started out ok here but got very windy & wet, it would have to be the night we were going along to the local castle to see the lights display (enchanted castle) I've just put some photos on Facebook !


cotnob said...

This is an adorable card Jules - perfect for Christmas, such a lovely sentiment and he is a cutie isn't he.

Vicky said...

Beautiful as always hun..:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Crafting Queen said...

The sentiment and the image works so well together.

Betty said...

Oh I love that so sweet image and the sentiment is just right. I found the heart straight away haha

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card and sentiment, made for each other, just like your 'happy couple'. Papers look great.

Kath x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. Such a cute image and love the sentiment.

Lynsey said...

Beautiful Christmas card Jules!
I love that sentiment!
Hugs Lynsey x

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Jules, adorable image.
Wendy xx

Beryl said...

He's so cute and a perfect image for that lovely sentiment. Fab card altogether.
l xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic --- as always.

Carole said...

A perfect house of hearts card xx

scrappymo! said...

Henry is a little cutie and so is this design. The DP look wonderful and you are right...the sentiment is perfect for little Henry!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely adorable card.

Sarah said...

Hi Jules, I've just found you and lost a fair amount of time studying your wonderful creations looking for hearts!! What a great way to spend half an hour!! I'll be back! x

rosie said...

absolutely gorgeous Jules. love the colours. fab embellishments x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
sorry I haven't called in a while, have had too much getting in the way of craftiness! :(
Super cute card - love those papers.
Hope you have a fab week and whiz through your 'to do' lists. xx

Donna Mosley said...

This is so gorgeous Jules, love your fabulous colouring and beautiful design.

Donna x

coops said...

aw so gorgeous jules.really stunning design and i love sweet henry :D

xx coops xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Naw, so cute! I love how you matched the sentiment with the image from two different brands and sets! Love it when things work out great like that

Grenouille Greetings said...

The perfect image and perfect sentiment for a card from you! Hugs, Lesley