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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 22 August 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying your week.  If not then I am sorry .. .. but there is another one just around the corner which will hopefully be better for you!

So I will start first by extending my love and thanks to everyone who has been in touch to check that all is OK here .. .. .. due to my lack of activity in blogland.  My blog has never ever been so neglected and quiet .. .. I'm so sorry .. .. I am missing it lots but am struggling to fit everything I want to do into my waking hours!

But fear not .. .. all is good.  I have had quite a lot of medical appointments to attend with Mum over the last few weeks and we have been awaiting results .. .. and they have all come back good!!  Yay!!!  Well done Mum!!  

So now we can hopefully settle into our routine again.  We will still be having our wheelchair walks and I will still be going round to take her out shopping and basically help her where I can .. .. but that is fine and is no more than she deserves.  She is someone who never ask for anything from anyone .. .. .. which makes it even more of a pleasure to help her.

But the month has also seen two of my "happy couples" get married which has involved me doing the "last minute" venue stationery alongside some magazine commissions and general orders .. .. never a dull moment in my life!

As well as touching base and explaining my absence I am also here to try and help a lovely lady called Karen who contacted me over the weekend.

Karen is on the look out for a stamp set from Hero Arts which is now discontinued and she had found it used on my blog and wondered if I still owned it and would be interested in selling it.

I do still own it, but sadly for Karen still use it and would like to keep it in my collection .. .. .. but is there anyone out there that has the set and would be willing to part with it?

If so please let me know and I will pass your details onto Karen.  She is sitting with her fingers crossed in the hope that someone can help.

This is the stamp set in use on my blog "years ago":

and this is what the full set looks like in its packaging

So that is my "good deed for the day" .. .. off to do a bit more prep work for a wedding fayre I have coming up and then off to meet up with Mum.

Have a good day everyone.

Thursday 2 August 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope your week has been going well.
Just dropping in to share another card I made at the weekend during my "craft fest".

This features a pre-loved Penny Black stamp I gained from Ebay .. .. and you know what it is like when you get a new image or stamp .. .. you just have to tickle it with your pens don't you!!

So here is the finished result .. .. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1745K" Like it or Not !!!!
Sentiment:  MFT "All Occasion Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Mix of papers from my snippet mountain
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

I am just going to whizz and enter my creation into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is always "anything goes".  This month there was an optional extra theme of "baby" but unfortunately I didn't get that far .. .. sorry ladies!

Anyway, back to my crafty list .. .. lots I need to cross off it today!

Enjoy your day and thank you to everyone who continues to call by and leave me messages/send emails.  They are all very much appreciated.  I am trying hard to catch up with everyone but it is taking a bit of doing.