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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.

Friday 23 April 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you are well and enjoying the week.

Life has been super busy here in the House of Hearts .. .. .. but that said, I am a weird and hyperactive kind of person and the busier I am, the busier I want to be and I keep coming up with new things that I want to try.  If only I didn't need to sleep or do housework!!  Just think of all that extra time I would have LOL!!

I have been playing for the As You See It Challenge.  This is a new challenge to me and you may remember me playing along a few days ago where you had to make a card in under 10 minutes.  This week we are asked to use their simple layout (with no time constraints this time LOL!!).

This is what I came up with:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3344J" Rosy!
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique clear sentiment stamp set  (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat "Perfect Papers"
Unbranded Fishtail Die from Amazon
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and the simple layout which was provided:

and that is me for today. 

Catch you again soon.


Aunty Sue said...

Jules this is stunning i must checkout that challenge

meg said...

You created a stunning card with this fabulous stamp and paper background,the colours are absolutely

Hope your sister is settling into her new home,we are almost organised,new furniture arrived on Wednesday just waiting on our joiner to fit a new kitchen.

Aquarius said...

May be a simple layout but you've made a pretty card using the super hedgie image. Weekend is almost upon us already, where did this last week go do you suppose??

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a fabulous card Jules.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Super card Jules...that background paper coordinates so well with your image which of course is beautifully coloured.Is your energy for sale anywhere? I would really like to buy! xx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, a sweet image and great papers.
It would be nice to have that extra time wouldn't it.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Stamps and Paper said...

Your background papers are a perfect match Jules and that little Rosy Hedgie image is adorable...
Can't believe the weekend is upon us once again...Have a lovely one


Lynne said...

This is so pretty Jules, I love the backing paper. I wouldn't have been able to do the under 10 minute challenge, but I might have a go at this one if I have time before it runs out. Have a lovely weekend x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a great card, I love seeing the pink petticoat papers, I think I have those ones stored on a CD somewhere!! What agreat sketch, much try the challenge out. Hope you have a great weekend, Hazel xx

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card! Jo x

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful layout and a sweet image Jules, lovely colours too, Kate x

Kathleen said...

A really great and modern background, super image (well aren't PB always).

Kath x

Jan Clothier said...

This is just fabulous! I love the patterned paper - so fresh and such great colours. I think the way you've carried those colours into the sweet image is lovely. What a wonderful take on this sketch. Thanks for joining us again at As You See It Challenge.

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,
Glad to know you are keeping busy and not sitting around doing nothing!!! Not allowed in the Heart home!!

A beautiful background paper for my fave PB Hedgehog. An adorable card.

Hope you can find just a few minutes to sit and relax. I was told by my Mother-in-law, many years ago, that I don't know how to spell the word relax, let alone do it!!

Try and have a peaceful weekend.
Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

Enny said...

Such a wonderful card, lovely stamp and the background paper fits perfectly ! Hugs,Enny

JanR said...

So very pretty! I adore the colours.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, hope your are keeping well?

Sue x

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card! Great job with the challenge...Like the colors that you used!

Heather Cooper said...

Oh, my! I'm in love with the colours you used, Jules, and that little hedgehog is sooo endearing! Overall, it's such an eye-pleasing design! Thanks for using our sketch for your layout for As You See It Challenges.

Diane said...

What a fabulous card Jules.

Hugs diane

Karen Dunbrook said...

so the colours you used.
xx Karen