My photo
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, 6 March 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Saturday .. .. .. halfway through the weekend already!

It is the first day of the Penny Black Saturday Challenge today and I thought I would open the Penny Black stamp drawer and play along.

The theme is always "anything goes" as long as it includes a Penny Black product .. .. .. but with an optional theme this month of "flowers".

So I have gone for this stamp which I bought as a pre-loved stamp a while ago:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2063K" Water Lily Skiing
Image:  Cardio Stamps "Mini Tall Trees"
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique Clear Stamp Set (sadly no longer trading .. .. boo hoo!!!)
Backing Papers:  from my Snippet Mountain
Nestabilities:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Diamond Stickles
Distress Ink Pads:  Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and Peeled Paint
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today.

I don't seem to have had much "crafty playtime/blog time" recently but hopefully this will all change soon and I will be back on track and in a better routine.

Take care everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Jill W. said...

What a truly sweet card! Your coloring is great and I just love how you created the tree line!

JD/ Jill said...

REally cute1 I like the design and the soft colors!

meg said...

A beautiful stamped image Jules,makes me long for warn summer days,hope you are staying safe

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love the fab

Elaine Stark said...

Beautiful. Fabulous colours and such a cute stamp. Elaine

Carole said...

Oh what a super cute image Jules and a lovely card. it certainly makes one smile! xx

Lynne said...

A wonderful scene you've created Jules and gorgeous pink too against the image x

Brenda said...

Oh my gosh Jules, this is such an adorable birthday card!! I love this sweet image, it is so dang cute. Love your beautiful papers you chose and of course I love your coloring. Hope you get more crafty time in your pod Jules! Hugs, Brenda

Aquarius said...

A beautiful card as always and such a super image, I can see why you had to have this one. Lovely sunshine here but still a tad chilly outside even though it is afternoon now.

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card with such a sweet image Jules, coloured and designed beautifully, Kate x

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Hi Jules, this is amazing, I love all the additions, that tree line is very clever! The heart paper makes the card pop!

Have a good week ahead and stay safe.

Debbie x

cotnob said...

A pretty card Jules, a super image, you have created a sweet scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Jules .... love the cute image ...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Hope you are well

Enny said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card, such a cute stamp ! Hugs, Enny

Carol L said...

What a darling image and colored so perfectly too! Love this great design with all the tiny hearts on the lower portion of the card and those sentiment fonts are fabulous! I love that you still sew on your cards too! I wish my machine would cooperate, then again - a stitched die is so much easier!

susiestacey said...

This is so pretty Jules and love the little scene you have created with the trees.
Hope you are keeping well, take care x Susan x

Claire said...

That's so fun having the butterfly escaping off the card... it's genius and adds to the playfulness of the image.

Take care Jules, stay safe n snug x

Mariann Jakobsen said...

This card is so adorable, Jules. Love the image and colors. Great coloring!
Hope all is well with you. Thank you for popped in an leaving the lovely comment. Hugs

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the little scene you've created Jules..I love this little PB stamp.. I really ought to use my PB stamps more... great inspiration


Sally H said...

Such a sweet card, Jules! I love it!

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love PB images and have loads of them and unused for a long time. A very pretty card.

Don't know where all the days go!!
Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

Lorraine said...

Jules, this is gorgeous. Love that very cute PB stamp and the little scene you've created for him.

Thanks for joining our Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month too.
Lorraine x