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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.

Thursday, 9 June 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

Many thanks for your lovely comments on my white on white creation of yesterday .. .. I must admit it didn't look quite so bad this morning in the cold light of day! Perhaps it is just me and I am someone who likes to see some colour in her life!! LOL!!

So Thursday is the day that I share a card for a child . . . . a theme I am much more comfortable with .. . and one that will fit nicely into this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge where they are celebrating their 8th birthday and would like to see a birthday card.  Simples!! 

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge was the very first challenge I ever entered when my blog started in 2009 .... gosh how time flies.... and it has always been a favourite.  In those days it used to be a weekly challenge.  I am pleased to say my cardmaking and photography has improved a little since then.  If you fancy a laugh here is my very first Penny Black Saturday entry.

Happy birthday ladies!!

Here is mine:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1445K" Partying
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Magic Singles "FRS009" Make a Wish
Backing papers:  Tinker N Co "Little Cottage Cottons"
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and gems from my crafty stash box

and that it!  

Much easier to photograph than yesterday's creation .. .. though removing a huge fingerprint off the lens of the camera  probably helped!!  LOL!!!

Nearly time to put some more sketches designed and put into that library .. .. but not today.  Today is all about weddings with lots of ribbon tying and cutting out to be done. 

Just thought I would have a little break and post this up in-between missions.

Have a lovely day.  I hope you have some sunshine .. .. and the chance for a little crafting!!

Love Jules xx


Barb said...

A very pretty card Jules. I love the PB hedgies and the paper is lovely. Barbxx

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Lovely card.


Eve said...

Hi Jules

Now I am going to have to buy those gorgeous papers ;-)

Those hedgies are just too cute and I'm glad that this stamp is in my stash ready for me to ink up..... or else I would have to buy it as well!!

Hope you have a fab day and thanks for sharing your beautiful cards with us.

Hugs Eve xx

Carole said...

Super card love those PB hedgehogs and your coloring is super too. i think today may be our last sunshine for awhile looking at the off to make the most of it...the ironing pile will just have to get bigger!! xx

Sarah said...

This is lovely...super image and love the papers...I got them too!! xx

cotnob said...

Such a sweet card Jules, a super image and pretty papers.

Sharon said...

Hi Jules, love this card and the colours work perfectly/
Sharon x

Marie-Louise said...

Jules this is gorgeous. The colours are beautiful.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

Little K Smith said...

Aawww such a pretty card Jules, I do adore these hedgies and I love the papers too :)

Patricia said...

Another of your fantastic cards.
Love that sweet image, your fantastic colouring and design.
Patricia X

Kath said...

A lovely card, such a sweet image.
Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely, I love those happy little hedgehogs! Great papers again too, I expect I'll be needing those ;)! Have a great weekend. Hugs, C x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and your pretty papers too, Kate x

Whisper said...

Oooo what a super adorable creation, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, such a lovely girly card, love the rose paper especially and the image is so cute :)
Hugs, Kaz x

Juls said...

Beautiful ... gorgeous image & love the little rose paper in the background x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... Love the image...
It was my first challenge to ...
Thanks for joining us at PBSC this month... And we have a blog hop... Have you entered my hop....
Hugs Sylvie x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love the soft, pretty colours!
Thanks so much for joining in with our 8th Birthday celebrations at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month!
Helen x

PS - if you haven't already, it's not too late to join in with our blog hop for more chances to win!