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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, 19 February 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

I did actually manage to created a teeny tiny card yesterday (a whole 3.5 inches square for anyone new to my blog).

It was made "very early doors" using snippets of card, paper and ribbon that were lying around and about my desk ahead of a bride calling by to look at some wedding stationery samples I had put together for her.

But then the day took hold and I never got chance to actually post my little creation .. .. so here it is today .. ..

This used:

Image: Craft Sensations Clear Stamps"Ref No. CR0274/19A" (not that it links to my stamp set)
Sentiment:  Polkadoodles "PD7995" Super Sentiments
Backing Papers from the snippet collection
Milled Lavender Distress Ink
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I can't resist typewriter images and was really surprised by just how well this lovely image stamped out.  It was part of a super cheap and cheerful stamp set which I bought from The Works whilst we were in Rippon at the beginning of December.   Even taking the stamp out of the packet and inking it up I wasn't expecting much .. .. but I was actually super pleased with the result.

My intention when I purchased the set was to use the images with faint ink to create backgrounds .. .. but stamped out I can see it is going to be a far more useful set than I first imagined and I have my fingers crossed that the rest of the images in the set behave as nicely .. .. ..

So that is me for today.  Coffee break over and time to get my head down and back into work mode!!  If you can call playing with stamps, paper, inks and ribbons work!!  LOL!!

Stay safe everyone!  Let's hope this rain stops soon!


Crafting Queen said...

Love your card, so elegant. We did not have this stamp in our shop! Lucky you for finding it. x

meg said...

Fabulous Stamp and card,looks like a great set of stamps

susiestacey said...

Great teeny tiny today Jules, very clear stamped image x Susan x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, love that vintage typewriter, you can get some super bargains in the Works, Kate x

Carole said...

Keep crafting Jules...the rain is due to continue...but look how well it makes you create! A super little card and a lovely set of stamps. The Works do some good bits if one is lucky enough to be there at the right time! Hugs xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is lovely, What a super stamp, I love seeing old typewriters, think it comes from when I was wee and my Mum was at college doing secretarial stuff. Love the colours on your card, Hazelx

Kathleen said...

Love the black and pink, a super image and design.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

A very cute card Jules and the typewriter looks great. I have bought many items from there but not the stamps. Just might to have a closer look at them! I do like their paper pads and dies. Enjoy your playing, or should I say 'work' Lol!! Big hugs and love, Carol S.xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fantastic card and a lovely stamp set too.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a great stamp and what a bargain - I always love your teeny tiny cards. Sounds like you are keeping busy, take care.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

Great card - showing my age here, would you believe that is just like the typewriter I used when I was working in my 'secretary' days.

Karen Dunbrook said...

sweet card...I really like the vintage feel it has.
:) Karen

Brenda said...

Oh how I love this teeny tiny Jules! That typewriter stamp is amazing and so fabulous! I love old typewriters too. Wish I had one just like it in real life. lol The colors and papers you used on this card are so pretty, loving that gingham ribbon too. And of course your stitching. I so need to start stitching on my cards. Maybe when I redo my craft room, I can find room for my sewing machine to set up. Love, love, love your teeny tiny's! Hugs, Brenda

Linby said...

I can't resist typewriters either! Lovely card.

Enny said...

Such a sweet card, lovely stamps ! I find those clear stamps here in a big shop-chain, called "Action". Love, Enny