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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.

Monday, 13 May 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

The start of another sparkly new week .. .. I love Mondays and the thought of having a whole week spread out in front of me.

I always start with such great expectations .. .. as if my week is going to last ages .. .. but of course it never does.  But that doesn't stop me living in hope of performing a few miracles.

A beautiful day here and one which will see me tootling off to Mum very soon.  At least we should get to have a lovely walk out today!

Before I go though I thought I would share a few of my makes from the latest "Make Special Cards" Magazine which should be on the shelves now.

My mission was to work with the pigs in the collection and here are a few of the samples I created ..  ..very picture heavy but that adds to the fun!

My first two are from a selection of stamped cards I created:

These next two were part of a "mirror stamping" section

 Then finally I worked on the card shape section and created a range of wobble or rocker cards.

These were my favourites  .. .. but there are lots more in the magazine.  

I worked on other sections two which involved the toppers and sentiments that come alongside the magazine .. .. .. but my post seems picture heavy enough already LOL!!

It was a great fun commission and I loved the papers and images I got to play with.  I am looking forward to playing with the ones I wasn't asked to work with now.  Love the look of the little bike and the wheelbarrow.

Right .. .. time to get things together for going to Mum.  She will be well chuffed today as I have made her a little rhubarb crumble using some of Mr Heart's crops! Yummy yummy!!!


Kath said...

Lovely cards Jules - such cute piggies! Have a good time with your mum.
Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

What a lovely selection of sweet cards Jules, I love the piggies and your fabulous designs.
Have a lovely time with your mum, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable cards!!!

Kathleen said...

Fantastic set of cards and some gorgeous papers, especially the turquoise and pink spotty one. Lovely designs too.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Wow Jules!! Fabulous selection of piggies Love all of them and the sentiments are great too. Hope you had a lovely day in the sunshine with your Mum. Big hugs, Carol

cotnob said...

A fun collection of cards Jules, those little pigs are so cute and I love the bright papers.
I hope you had a lovely day with your Mum, we have lots of yummy rhubarb in the garden at the moment as well.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What cute little pigs and a gorgeous collection of cards Jules.

Sue xx

Viv said...

Got to have those piggies!! Love them to bits!
Hope you had a great day with Mum - and didn't leave a crumb of crumble! x

Sarah said...

What an amazing collection Jules, I feel a trip to town coming on to hunt down this publication!! Hope the crumble was good!! xx