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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.

Sunday, 21 February 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all been enjoying your weekend.

Don't ask me where I have been this last week because I have no idea!  Life has been super busy and I don't seem to have stopped for a second.

The re-organising is continuing and I am actually able to see improvements in a few areas.  Woo hoo!!

I have a quick and simple share today that I am taking over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1445K" Partying
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Aracne Condensed Regular"
Backing Paper:  A lucky find in a snippet box .. .. I coloured my image last night and was quite pleased when I came to use it this morning that I had a scrap of paper that was a perfect match.
My Trusty Sewing Machine

The theme for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is always "anything goes" (provided it uses Penny Black products) and this month the optional theme is "paper-piecing".  I started going through my stamps to decide what I would paper piece (other than the ones I "always" paper piece) .. .. and decided I was wasting far too much time so decided to just go down the "anything goes" route.

Hopefully this coming week is going to see me much more productive on the blogging front and catching up with all my lovely blog pals!

Take care and have a good week.

Had my Covid vaccine last Friday and was really surprised to learn that they were also allowing "walk-ins" to have one.  I guess it is a case of the more the merrier ... .. .. but it did make for rather long and slow queues!

I wonder what announcements Boris is going to make tomorrow?  I certainly don't envy him his job that's for sure .. .. ..  give me my little craft pod any day!  


meg said...

Beautiful bright cheery colours and fabulous image brought a smile to my face,surprised to read they had walk ins for the jab,seems unfair to have those invited to have to queue with them

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

Aquarius said...

Love this happy card - those hedgies are obviously all set to have some fun.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is sooooo cute hun, love the soft colours you have used

Hope you're both doing ok
Stay safe
Hugs Shell xx

Claire said...

Sweet image with the hedgehogs frolicking about with happiness, balloons and birthday wishes. Beautifully designed as always x

Elaine Stark said...

My all tiem favourite are Penny Black Hedgehogs. Love the colours in this one. Elaine

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable birthday card Jules.... lets hope Boris eases the lockdown just a little bit...


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Jules and a lovely happy image too.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a fun image and lovely colour choices.
I received a phone call from my surgery last week telling me I could go down for my vaccination, they said they had lots of people that just didn't turn up even though they had booked!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card Jules. Have a great week. Anesha x

Carole said...

Love this stamp Jules...super cute and thus so is your card. Lucky you finding the perfect match to your colouring, usually the opposite for me, and then I wish i had chosen the backing paper first! Fabulous! xx

Brenda said...

Life is busy, but that is a good thing I think! This card is just darling, so fun and adorable. It's sunny and cheerful! I love when a card hits all those things. You have colored it so perfectly as always, love the papers you used and of course your stitching. A fabulous card for the stash for sure! Glad you got your vaccine, sorry it was slow going, but you have it. I think the vaccines is what is going to get us threw this mess. So definitely the more the merrier! lol I don't envy anyone in a job like those! Easy for all to complain, not so easy to step into those shoes! Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Love your card with this sweet image and what lovely soft colours, the background paper is so pretty, Kate x

Unknown said...

I love this Penny Black stamp, gorgeous soft colours and a fab cas design, to show it off perfectly.
Thanks for joining our Penny Black Saturday challenge with your gorgeous card
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

This card really appeals, it's the delicate green and pink combo and the cute image of course. Pleased to hear you have had your first vaccination Jules xx

Kathleen said...

I can't believe that I haven't commented on this, a really brilliant creation, super image and just love the colours.

Kath x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet, what a cute card, I love the wee hedgies. Im with you on the time flying!! No idea where its going!!! Hope you were fine with the vaccine, stay safe, H xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,
Just catching up!! Love the PB Hedgies, they are the best Hedgies!! A sweet card and love the design.
You must try and slow down!!
Love and hugs,

JanR said...

Darling card! Gotta love it when you can use up those scraps!

Enny said...

Oh, such a lovely card, love those Penny Black stamps ! And great that you already had your vaccine ! We'll have to wait much longer, as we don't seem to get any vaccine delivered in Belgium... Hugs, Enny

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colours and the pretty paper. Thanks for joining us at PBSC:)

JD/ Jill said...

This is cute and I love the colors! You are reminding me that I have a Penny Black stamp that has never seen ink...I think I need to get it out ( It also has a cute Hedgehog image on it!

wannabcre8tive said...

A super cute card. Love the happy little hedgehogs.