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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 18 April 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend is going as well as it can.

Yesterday saw Mr Heart and I spend ages starting off all the seeds we have bought - they are now adorning the greenhouse and kitchen window ledges.  Hopefully we will have some success with them .. .. .. and then we will end up having to spend even more hours thinning them all out. 

Today I decided it was time to play along with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge for April.  The theme is always "Anything Goes" but with an optional theme this month of  "use ribbon or twine".

Well, with all my wedding work currently on hold, I have to get my "ribbon fix" in somewhere .. .. so here is what I came up with .. .. using a rustic ribbon:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4082H" To Cake Moment
Sentiment:  Die-Versions Corner Concepts "DVCR-001" Happy Birthday
Backing Papers:  Make & Create "Refreshing Basics"
Circle and Scallop Circle Dies
Crystal Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

You might think that my ribbon isn't something you would associate with a wedding but you would be surprised!  I have probably done just as many rustic style weddings using kraft card and rustic ribbon as I have the lacy, bling and satin ribbon type.  Hence why there are so many kraft card snippets in my collection.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Catch you again soon.


Kathleen said...

A really gorgeous creation Jules, lovely image and a great colour pallet and design. Anything goes at Weddings these days and you should know more than we do. The papers that you have used for the very first backing papers are ones that i would always throw away but having seen this card I may think twice in future.

Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Enjoy your gardening. Got rid of my greenhouse last year so now my seedlings are in the conservatory. lol Hugs Anesha

Aquarius said...

Love this card with its combination of kraft and the subtle grey/blues. Have a good Sunday

meg said...

love your image and papers Jules that birthday die is really special

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous birthday card Jules...just love the cute hedgie images..I like kraft card look forward to seeing more cards using your kraft snippets

enjoy the rest of your weekend


scrappymo! said...

Your ribbon is great. I love hessian and it is very popular over here for weddings and really for any type of gathering.
A friend of miune has access to large hessian bags that would cover the back of a tall chair They use them for packing around items at her work. I think they are used instead of packing peanuts. They were just throwing them away after they opened a box!
Sbhe advertises them on Facebook marketplace and raises enough to pay for a huge Christmas party for all the staff. A lot of brides buy them!

scrappymo! said...

Me again.
Forgot to say that I love that corner sentiment....and might just have to buy it!

Enny said...

Such a lovely card, gorgeous stamp, beautiful paper and ribbon ! Yes, I've been sowing too, I would love lots of flowers in my garden this summer, to enjoy, as we can't go on holiday. And the bees will be happy too ! :)) Have a nice Sunday ! Love, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, I love the papers in the background that you've used and the beautiful stamp too.

Sue xx

Kath said...

A beautiful card and lovely cute PB image.
Kath x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a cute PB hedgehog.
Thank you for enquiring about my Mum, her nursing home has been fine, they did lock down quite early and it seems to have paid off. We go and chat through the window, not an easy task as Mum is almost completely deaf but she seems to enjoy it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Annie H said...

Beautiful … the PB and those subtile colours in combination with the kraft papers, love it.
xx Annie

Lynne said...

A super cute card Jules, love the papers and your zig zag stitching too x

KandA said...

Hi Jules, I'm here to play catch up and I must say you have had a very productive week not only with your desk clearing but with all the amazing cards you've made. I love the flower ones you made with the magazine stamp and this little hedgie is so sweet. Hope things are all well with you - and your mum xx

Carole said...

Beautiful creation and love the stamp...wish i had only 4 candles to blow out! pretty papers and the twine is a great sub for ribbon. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous layers and papers on your gorgeous card Jules, and I just love the sweet image and your lovely colouring, Kate x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules..
Sue x

Helen said...

Adorable card Jules - love the papers too!
Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Sue from Oregon said...

Adorable card! Congrats on being chosen a favorite at PBSC! Sue Kment