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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 April 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope your day hasn't been too bad.

Mine has been pretty full on work wise .. .. and what with bread making duties yesterday and digging and preparing the garden I must admit I am starting to feel like we are turning into Tom and Barbara off The Good Life .. .. .. minus the animals though I hasten to add!.  LOL!!!

Some of the seeds we planted are already starting to make an appearance .. .. and the lettuce needed re-planting already!!!  I think I must have been a bit heavy handed when setting the seeds as even when sprinkling them very very sparingly I have ended up with 24 iceberg lettuce plants.  I could end up with more than our local supermarket at this rate!!  LOL!!

Anyway as promised here I am with a card I made this evening that uses Sketch Forty One from my sketch library.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3209H" Hedge Delivery
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique Clear Stamp (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers:  Make and Create "Travel"
Circle Die
Woodware Envelope Punch
White Gel Pen
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and here is the sketch I followed


if you would like to play with the sketch, or any of the others in my collection please feel free to do so.

I'll catch you again soon .. .. but in the meantime make sure you stay safe.


Aunty Sue said...

Hi great layout and love these hedgehogs. Sounds like you got greenfingers in your garden
Lovely card stay safe

meg said...

Fabulous background papers for hedgie love your layout and card

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card, great background and image. Enjoy your gardening. Hugs Anesha

Aquarius said...

Great layout and Penny Black has come up trumps again with this cute image

Lynne said...

A super card with your sketch Jules and I meant to say thank you yesterday for all your great sketches. I am often stuck with layouts x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the gorgeous card that you've made using the sketch Jules.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Jules, love the Hedgie, and your colours and design are beautiful.
Well done on the gardening, I bet your lettuce will taste better than any supermarket, Kate x

KandA said...

Super sketch and I love the little PB hedgie xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so sweet, what a cute card, I love the wee Penny Black Hedgies. Hope you are having a great day, Hazelxx

Kathleen said...

Great sketch and a lovely image, not seen this one before, lvoely papers too.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the sweet PB hedgy and fab layout.
I found my breadmaker lurking in the back of a cupboard - it hasn't been out for 15 1) I don't know if it works and 2) if it does work - I can't remember how to use it!!
Lorraine x

Annie H said...

Lovely card with the cute hedgehog, I like the extra little envelop very much too.
xx Annie

Sarah said...

Oh you are funny!! Tom and Barbara....oh how I wanted to be Felicity Kendall when I was younger!! Lovely card Jules, fab papers xx

Carole said...

This is fabulous the little envelope! xx