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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.

Thursday, 3 September 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

Once home from Mum's hubby and I went for a walk and then it was back to my craft pod for a bit of a play.  Normally I have something in mind I want to make before I even sit down, but today has been quite busy and I haven't had chance to let my mind wander to crafting at all.

So for me the easiest thing, when I don't have something planned that I want to make, is to grab one of my sketches as that takes away loads of the thinking!

This is what I created:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3205H" Sunshine Hedge
Sentiment:  LOTV
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Blank Canvass"
Corner Rounding Punch
Ribbon and Cord
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and this is the sketch I used.  Number Forty Eight from my sketch vault which you can find along with others on the tab at the top of my blog.  If anyone would like to use any of them then please feel free to have fun with them.


I am entering my card into the As You Like It Challenge where the theme this fortnight is to show your favourite way to add ribbon to your project and state why. 

This was an easy choice for me as I simply love tying ribbon bows and adding a sentiment to them.  I know it bulks the card up when it comes to postage but not every card goes through the post.  Some you are able to simply "hand deliver" .. .. but then again some people are special enough to warrant spending a little more on the postage anyway.

So that is me for today.  I'll catch you again tomorrow.


meg said...

Fabulous image layout and card Jules love your papers and the gorgeous bow

Aquarius said...

Sketches are a great starting point when inspiration is lacking and you've certainly supplied loads of lovely ones. Love hedgie stamps, always appealing.

Liz said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love the colours you've used. I hadn't noticed your Sketch Vault before, thanks for sharing your sketches. xx

Carole said...

Super in every way and as professional as always. A very pretty colour combo. xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, such a sweet hedgie and lovely papers too, as always designed beautifully, Kate x

The Craft Bucket said...

Gorgeous as ever, love stitching my cards but by hand for me, stay safe love Jane x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules your ‘sketch’ and pretty papers ....your PB hedge image is adorable ...


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so pretty, what a great card, I usually shy away for the colours you have gone for but Im loving seeing them here. Think IO will have a wee nosy at your sketches and play with one of them over the weekend. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Hazelxx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous colour combo, really sweet image and another fabulous bow.

Kath x

Annie H said...

Stunning card in your own 'Jules' style, love it. The PB stamps never get boring.
x Annie

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules, I love your sketches too. Just need to use them more often and get better at mixing papers! lol You are so good at it. The image is just darling and I too love bows on cards. I do love the way you hang a tag off the bow with the sentiment on it, so pretty and well....just special! You are right, not all cards have to be mailed, some can be hand delivered.....but there is always that special someone that it is worth posting it to them and paying extra. Hugs, Brenda

Squirrel x said...

I wish my bows looked this good! Thank you for sharing your great make with us at AYLI for our ribbon challenge! Hope to see you again soon. Hugs Squirrel x

Brenda said...

Jules, this is such a cute card and that bow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing you sketches, I'll be looking at them for inspiration and will definitely give you credit. Thanks so much for joining us at AYLI Challenge!