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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, 28 July 2015


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

This week my teeny, tiny 3.5" x 3.5" creation has joined forces with Sketch Six from my Sketch Library.  I am definitely finding the sketches are making for speedier creations here in the House of Hearts and I hope you are finding them useful too.

All of the bits on today's creation were already sitting on my desk after a crafty session yesterday .. .. they just needed a bit of trimming here and there.

So here we go:

This used:

Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Honey Script"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Bella Rose" 
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
X-Cut Palm Punches:  Daisy
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Pearls from My Crafty Stash Box
We R Memory Keepers:  Envelope Punch Board

I love the colours in this paper stack .. .. and an off-cut of Pink Petticoat dotty paper came in perfect for the little envelope.

I am on place name duty again today .. .. lots of August and September weddings keeping me out of mischief and making my days speed by in the blink of an eye!  

My days seem to disappear so quickly that when I first wake up in the morning I struggle to know what day of the week it is .. .. and yesterday I had the fright of my life.  We wake up to a radio alarm and the DJ said it was the 27th August!!!  What a panic .. .. .. and for a split second I believed him .. .. but a quick grab and check on my phone made the world OK .. .. I hadn't lost a month overnight! LOL!!

Have a good day everyone and Sketch Eight has made its way into the Sketch Library for anyone who is collecting them.   



Gibmiss said...

Whi Jules
Fabulous Sketch... All saved in a folder... Thanks....
Gorgeous Papers... Love your machining...
Hugs Sylvie xxx
Why are you so good at everything??

Kath said...

A lovely pretty card and thank goodness you hadn't lost a month!
Kath x

Irene said...

Beautiful Jules.


Marjorie said...

Jules, this is so pretty, I love the pastel colours, can't wait to use one of your sketches, just don't have time to craft at the moment... I'm taking a little break as everything is just piling up emotionally and physically..
Have a lovely week hun:)
Marjorie x

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is a gorgeous card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sarah said...

Another really pretty card Jules and the layout is fabulous. As always the stitching is so impressive xx

Jean said...

This is so pretty, the papers are gorgeous,
Jean x

Lorraine said...

This is so pretty Jules. The papers are gorgeous and I love the design.
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Jules. I agree, sketches really do make life a lot easier. Love the papers - I have been making a card with these today.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Jules, such pretty papers.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, love your pretty little card, the design is sooo good and those papers are gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, a beautiful card,and I too love those colours. Could you tell me what weight paper you use for your envelopes on the punch board? I love my envelope board, but the weight of card I have tried makes the envelope too stiff and heavy for posting. I also find it difficult to find a 12x12 paper I like. If you can help, many thanks. Lynn x

Carol said...

Love this pretty little card Jules, the papers are gorgeous. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous sweet card, love it.

Kath x

Patricia said...

Morning Jules,
Love, love, love, it.
Still amazed how you get so many delights on such as small card.
Have a good day
Patricia x

scrappymo! said...

This is so sweet and pretty!

Lynn said...

I'm back again Jules. Thanks for the links for the envelopes. Will give those a try. Lynn x

Brawny x said...

Beautiful card. So pretty x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, to lose a day would be bad enough, but a month??? Jeepers! Love your card, so very pretty, hugs Carole Z X

Marie-Louise said...

Jules this is absolutely gorgeous.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful teeny tiny card Jules! I am so loving those sweet papers. I feel like this is one of those "innocent" cards that you would give to a young girl that wears a pearl necklace. Did that make any sense?!! lol I just think it is such a sweet, sweet card! Oh my, I would have been in panic mode too if a DJ said it was the 27th of Aug! lol Lucky for us all it wasn't! Loving your sketches Jules and yes, I always find sketches so much easier because it take the "what to do for a design" out of my thinking and making much quicker cards/scrapbooking to do! So thank you! Hugs, Brenda