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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, 24 September 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope your week has been a good one.

We are all ready for the London Kids landing here tomorrow.  I can't wait.  My family all together for the first time since 2019 .. .. .. before all this mayhem of the last two years began.

Hope I can sleep tonight with all the excitement churning up inside!  I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! LOL!!

I have added a new sketch to my Rectangular Sketch Library which you can find at the top of my blog .. .. and it looks like this.  Yesterday I actually learnt how to round the corners of my rectangles .. .. so that had to feature in my latest sketch:

and put to good use it "could" look like this .. .. but of course there are lots of options.

This used:

Image:  Woodware "JGS300" Going to Seed (love this stamp so much).
Sentiment:  Digistmp Boutique Clear Stamp Set - Sadly no longer trading
Backing Papers:  Simply Creative "Sweet Dreams"
X-Cut Corner Rounding Punch
Diamond Stickles
Promarkers for just a bit of subtle colouring
One solitary Nail Head
My Trusty Sewing Machine

So that is me for today.  

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend as much as I know I am going to.

Just hope the London Kids have a full tank of petrol to get them to me .. .. .. but I won't worry about whether they have enough to get them home again LOL!!!   Hopefully they won't have enough to get them to the end of the drive because I am happy to keep them in my little nest for as long as I possibly can.


Grenouille Greetings said...

Hello Stranger! Very long time no see! But I noticed you dropped by my blog and so I thought I would drop by yours. Really in this age of Facebook and Insta, I hardly ever venture to blogs anymore and the only reason anyone ever comes to mine is usually because I am still entering challenges more to have a presence in Craftland than anything else. I have always loved your creations, Jules, and this one is super pretty. I have this stamp. I guess I should probably use it! Are you on Facebook by the way? You can find me here if you would like to be "friends" Hugs, Lesley

meg said...

Thank you for the sketch Jules,your card is a beauty,love the stamped image.Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family

anne said...

It's a beautiful card Jules, love the stamp and the soft tones you have used.
How wonderful for you all to be together again, I bet you can't wait for them to arrive.
Anne x

Aquarius said...

This is indeed a lovely stamp and just right for this beautiful card. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

craftycreationsbydebbie said...

Love this card Jules, I love the your layout, I always get stuck for rectangle cards. I used one of your sketches recently and gave you credit and link to where it can be found. Enjoy your weekend with the Londoner's!

Debbie x

Tracey T said...

What a stunning card - I can see why you love this stamp. The colours you've chosen are just beautiful. Have a fabulous time with the London Kids! xx

HilaryJane said...

That is definitely a pretty special stamp and I love how you have showcased it, fabulous colours and wonderful rounded corners on your stitching. I find it so hard to sew round corners like that. Hope you family weekend goes well xx

cuilliesocks said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules, I love the stamp and the colours, a beautiful design too.
How wonderful to have all your family together after such a time, have the best of times, Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules, like your colour combination...I love this stamp....hope you're having a great time with your family..

Anne x

cotnob said...

A lovely card Jules and a super sketch, thank you for sharing.
I hope you are having a fabulous weekend with your family.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this gorgeous card Jules, all of those seed heads together look so good.

Sue xx

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card!