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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.

Tuesday 30 June 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!  

Hands up anyone who has been trying to make the most of the gorgeous weather and done far too much washing these last couple of days and now has a HUGE pile of ironing!   Hope it cools down a little so I feel brave enough to face it soon LOL!!

Also a little time to create one of my teeny tiny 3.5" square cards amongst everything else that has been cracking off today.  I can't believe how popular these are .. .. and with having a blank insert they get sent for lots of different reasons.  Some people even use them to put on gifts they are giving away.

This is my share for this Tuesday:

This used:

Sentiment:  Docrafts Me to You "With Love"
Backing papers:  Pink Petticoat (lots and lots of different leftovers).
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Button and Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box
and of course the We R Memory Keepers envelope board.

The technique used is a Starburst or Sunburst Card and was one of the commissions I did for the recently released issue of  Quick Cards Made Easy magazine.

The London Kids came home for the weekend and my Son challenged me to use the technique on one of my tiny cards .. .. so there we go.  Challenge complete.

I have used the technique on quite a few cards recently and really enjoy it.

This was my favourite Starburst card from the magazine 

and I also worked on a new cascade card base commission .. .. and this was my favourite from this set:

Plus I was also asked to work with the free gift of stamps and quilling papers and this was my favourite there:

There are flower stamps alongside the gift if you don't like the idea of using the quilling papers.

So that is me for today.  Photograph overload!!

Time to go and get some more washing in off the line :-(  

I really need to be strong and keep the washing machine door well and truly closed tomorrow .. .. but I know I won't!!  LOL!!


Tuesday 23 June 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday.  I hope you have had a good day.

Mine has been spent trying to empty out the boxes that contain the leftovers from all the weddings I have been doing this year .. .. all ready for filling again with fresh materials for new couples.  It has certainly been a very busy year and I can't believe it has taken me so long to get them emptied!!

My poor little blog and general craft stash doesn't seem to have had much of a look in at all :-( 

So as things are feeling a little calmer in the old "House of Hearts" .. .. .. well for a couple of days anyway .. .. I thought I would get one of those huge 3.5 x 3.5 inch "teeny, tiny" makes made and shared!  I love making these.

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "CG222 Music Background"
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "JGS902 Heart Sing Ditty" (stamped onto shrink plastic and heated up)
Distress Ink Pads:  Twisted Citron and Weathered Wood
Woodware Punches:  Daisies
Nestabilities:  Classic Heart
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon, Button and Brad from My Crafty Stash Box
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board

and that is me for today.

Hopefully it won't be so long until I am here again!!!!

Enjoy your evening.