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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.

Wednesday, 21 July 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope you have been enjoying your week and haven't melted away in the heat!

What a lovely week of sunshine we have been having .. .. .. just a shame that the nights are just as warm!

My colouring antics have still been happening under the umbrella in the garden when I get chance, which means I have been accumulating a lovely box of ready coloured images ready for when I feel I can stand the heat that is in my craft pod. 

This morning started  nice and fresh so I at least managed to use one of my freshly coloured images to create a card: 

This used:

Image:  LOTV "Perfect Stripes"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Aracne Condensed Regular)
Backing Papers:  From a "new" box of snippets I found stashed away.  So even more of the blighters to use up now!!
My Trusty Sewing Machine

next I would like to say a very big


to everyone who searched for what I thought was going to be an impossible heart for people to spot .. .. .. .. but nah!  There was no fooling you hard and fast heart searchers.  

Well done to everyone who found it .. .. .. and to prove there really was one .. .. .. it was hidden in the centre of this snowflake.

I'll catch you again soon.


meg said...

Brilliant card Jules,that little guy is perfection.Almost too hot for me,I don't mind some heat but it's really humid here,which I find exhausting, especially when the nights are so not too.
Enjoy the rest of the week

Kath said...

A lovely cute card Jules.
Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the sweet image. Anesha x

Aquarius said...

Love this card but it makes me hot just to think about mowing lawns. Melting here day and also night which is even worse!! Hate to say it but roll on some cooler weather.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Jules. I have to admit that the heat is beginning to get to me, but it's the night that is worse. Still at least we brits know that it won't last too long, next week we're likely to be moaning about the rain again.

Sue xx

Lynne said...

A lovely card Jules. I think this is my favourite out of the latest boy images from LOTV. I must admit I did search for the heart on your last card and couldn't find it! Have a good day x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, a super LOTV stamp - I love their vintage boys.
It is unbearable down here at the moment, I haven't been in my craft room for days now, it is just so hot!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

A beautiful card Jules, that image is so cute, the card is perfectly put together. Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great weekend.

Debbie x

Brenda said...

Hot, hot, hot is the word around the world! Glad you are still doing some coloring under the umbrella. This one is adorable! I love this little fella, he is just working hard getting that grass cut. It is his birthday and time for him to chill for a while! So dang cute! You are a clever girl Jules, love how you hid this heart on this card, tricky, tricky, tricky! lol Hope you get some relief from the heat soon. We are getting two days and then it is back up into the 90's for 6 days. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

I love these wee guys by LOTV and your card is gorgeous, beautifully designed Jules, Kate x

Enny said...

What a lovely card, and the image is so cute and beautiful coloured ! Yes, we had summer here this week, but after tomorrow, the rain is coming back... Hugs, Enny

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

A gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Lovely papers too.

Will reply your email.

Love and hugs,

Sarah said...

I love that little LOTV fella with his push mower. What a lovely card and a fab sentiment xx

Diane said...

What a sweet colored image and card design.

Hugs diane