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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.

Saturday, 12 October 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!

I hope you weekend has got off to a good start.

My whole week feels all mixed up because Mr Heart has now dropped down to a three day working week ahead of retiring next year .. .. and I no longer have the foggiest idea what day of the week it is LOL!!  I am sure I will get used to it eventually.

Most of my time this week has been spent making wedding samples for the "happy couples" I met last weekend .. .. .. but today I started with a card for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.  This challenge is always "anything goes" but with an optional theme which this month is "black and white and one other colour".

So here we go with my offering using black, white and yellow

This used:

Images:  Penny Black "3788F" Art of Love and Penny Black "3811J" Winsome
Sentiment:  DigiStamp Boutique (sadly no longer trading .. .. boo hoo!)
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Gingham"
Glamour Dust
Nail Heads
Papermania Dew Drops
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

Enjoy your evening and I will catch you again soon.


Carole said...

Every day is a weekend when hubby is home Jules! I never know what day we are on! Love your bee, he makes me smile and of course love your card too. Sunday tomorrow Jules...remember those hankys with days of the week on?...I think they do socks now! Hugs xx

Aunty Sue said...

Jules this is such a fun bright and cheery card. I am sure you will get used to him being home more if send him to the shed lol.
Have a good week

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, Jules! Jo x

Aquarius said...

Black white and yellow - interesting choice and it really works on this great card.

cotnob said...

A fun card Jules, a jolly little bee and fabulous design.
My hubby retired rather suddenly, he was offered redundancy 3 days after his 55th Birthday and after doing the sums he decided to take the redundancy and take his private pension early so all of a sudden he was at home every day, it's brilliant but I never know what day it is!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Kathleen said...

Oh gosh Jules I just love this card. Your colour choice is brilliant, super images and a great sentiment. I have that little bee stamp and never used it, now I know how to!

I really don't want to put a damper on it for you but it does get worse, once they retire fully. I have come to hate those four little words "I'll come with you" I am using the I'll as one word here. Then of course you go down to one car instead of two

I am telling you all this so can be prepared I hardly drive anymore, "I'll drive" comes the words when ever we are going anywhere.
I am telling you all this so can be prepared.

Kath x

Lynne said...

Love this card, it's so fresh looking with the yellow and a lovely stamp too x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Sorry to hear Mum has been poorly... hope she is a bit better now....
Stunning card... thanks for joining PBSC
Hugs Sylvie xx

meg said...

Beautiful summery card, love the brightly coloured flowers and bee enjoy hubby's being part time gives you more opportunities to go out together

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a happy feeling with this card Jules, it's beautiful.

My hubby cut down his days with an aim to retirement, I just got used to having him around two days a week and then he went back full time before finally retiring. That was five years ago now.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Jules, I love that little bee and your whole design is brilliant, lovely colours, Kate x

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your colour combo - so bright and cheery. The background gingham really adds class to the card. Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black Saturday Challenge:)

lynda said...

This card made me smile, Jules! It's so cheery and pretty. Thanks for adding it to the Penny Black Saturday challenge! Hope to see you back here. Blessings, Lynda Joy