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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.

Tuesday, 13 April 2021


Hi Everyone

Well all this sunshine we have been having (in-between the snow showers) has woken up the pesky dandelions!  Mr Heart's least favourite flower.

He tries so hard to remove each and every one of them from our garden .. .. but of course once they are in full bloom in other people's gardens the seeds blow across like confetti in the air .. .. and he's never happy about that.

But once "I" see my first dandelion then I immediately think of one particular stamp in my collection and simply have to colour it up .. .. this one .. .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2070K" Frequent Flyer
Sentiment:  LOTV "Simply Cute Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Nitwit Collection "Cherish"
Stamper's Anonymous Layering Stencil "THS032" Flourish
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Glossy Accents
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and the latest new sketch from my rectangular sketch library.

My rectangular sketches are very sparse at the moment .. .. but I am enjoying building the collection up.  You will find them, along with my square sketches, at the top of my blog.  Feel free to use them if any of them take your fancy.

Catch you again soon.


meg said...

Hedgie obviously loves his dandelion, he looks as though he's dancing with joy,you've teamed him with gorgeous papers and stencilling Jules,a beautiful card.
Hope all is well with you and yours

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Oh my! This is awesome! Love everything about it!! I have to lift this card, ok?
Wish you a fabulous week! Warm hugs from winterland!

Aquarius said...

A fabulous new layout sketch and such an adorable image even if he is scattering dandelion seeds to the four winds!!

Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules and another lovely sketch too. If we took all the weeds out of our back lawn there wouldn't be any green left!
Kath x

Claire said...

Aww he's a cutie, I love the stencilled background as the swirls remind me of blowing the dandelion clock away. Strange how we all view them as pesky weeds in the garden yet very designer in crafting and home decor... sweet card that evokes memories :) x

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Mr Pudding's least favourite flower is the daisy! Jo x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a fabulous card Jules and I love the sketch too.

Sue xx

Carole said...

Super card Jules...cute image and as usual you have coloured it so well. I remember blowing dandelions as a tell the time! Lovely sketch to add to your 'long 'ones too! xx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a lovely stamp - so cute.
My youngest son walked into my greenhouse with a dandelion clock in his hand, just about to blow it - I nearly had heart failure but hubby managed to get him out just in time!.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

JD/ Jill said...

You've made a really cute card....and a great sketch!

Enny said...

Wow, such a lovely card, very cute stamp and beautiful paper and yes, the dandelion seeds fly everywhere ! Still cold and grey weather here, but next Monday, I'll get my first vaccination, hooray ! Hugs, Enny

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the sketch on your card Jules and your PB image is adorable....I can remember picking and blowing dandelion heads when we were young..


Carol L said...

What a fun card patterned after this sketch! Love the stenciled background and cute hedgie! Dandelions are impossible to eliminate unfortunately, but they do look great on cards :)

Liz said...

Brilliant card, Jules. Love the layout of the design and the image is just adorable. xx

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Jules, I love the image and your layout, lovely colours too, Kate x

anne said...

This is absolutely lovely Jules, love your hedgy and pretty papers, might have to have a play with the sketch too.
Anne x

Kathleen said...

A really super image with a great background, lovely to see a PB stamp as they don't seem to be used that much these days.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Such a beautiful card! The dandelions are just starting to flower here so the seeds won't be long!