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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, 13 October 2021


Hi Everyone

I hope your week is progressing well.

I am super happy to report that Mum seems back on track again after a worrying week or so  .. .. .. thankfully life is feeling more normal again and I have been able to visit my little craft pod a little more frequently.

This is one little creation I have put together which uses a "new to me" stamp set which I acquired from Ebay.  I bought it because I wanted the image I have used here .. .. but there are some other beauties in the set that will be getting an airing too.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black Clear Stamp Set "30-143" Joy to the World
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique (sadly no longer trading)
Backing Papers:  From Snippet Mountain
Snowflakes: Memory Box Die "99031" Snowflake Heart
Crystal Glamour Dust (not that you can see it in the photographs)
My Trusty Sewing Machine

As everything but the card base has come from snippet mountain, I am running over to Pixie's Snippets Challenge where we are encouraged to use up any leftovers we may have.  Be these card, paper, fabric, ribbon .. .. in fact anything you can create something else from.

I really don't think I will ever see the back of my snippets as hard as I try .. .. .. ..  or even feel I have them under control .. .. .. .. but I am going to keep up the fight anyway.  

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.


Sarah said...

So pleased to read that your Mum is back on track. I do know what a worry Mums can be. This is such a lovely card, those PB clear sets always have such a great selection xx

Aunty Sue said...

So cute Jules hope your well and love where you placed the stripe I always end up putting below half way must try this as it looks great.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules it's good to hear that your Mum is much better, always such a worry.
A sweet little image and beautifully coloured, lovely background papers too, Kate x

meg said...

You can't beat a P B stamp for the cute factor,love the sentiment and papers you teamed with him so pleased to read mum is on the mend Meg x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your super cute hedgie Christmas card Jules…lovely background papers and your little snowflakes just finish off your card nicely…. Pleased to hear mum is better.

Anne x

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card,love the cuteimage. Anesha

Liz said...

Glad to hear that your Mum is back on track now, after what I'm sure was a worrying time for you. Your card is beautiful, Jules. The image is adorable and I'm not surprised that you wanted to add it to your collection. However many snippets I use, my pile seems to multiply when I'm not looking. lol xx

Elaine Stark said...

A wonderful card. Love this image and the colours. So glad your mum is back to herself again. Elaine

Dotty Jo said...

This is beautiful, Jules. Glad your mom is doing better too, Jo x

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Love the PB image, their hedgies are always the best. A gorgeous card.

We have been away for my son's wedding last Friday. We went down last Wednesday to a hotel near Littlehampton and came back last Monday, so now catching up. Also had a few days with my sister, that I haven't seen for 10 years!!

Glad to hear that your Mum is much better. Giving you more time to spend in your craft room.

Stay safe.
Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a fun image - I can see why you wanted the stamp set, I am looking forward to seeing some of the other images.
I so pleased to hear that your Mum is back on track, long may it last.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

I can see why you needed to get this stamp, look forward to seeing the others as you use them. Keep up the fight against the snippet mountain!! So pleased to hear that your Mum is feeling much better.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules. I'm so glad to hear that your mum is better, not that will stop you worrying still. But at least you will be able to relax a little.

Sue xx

Sarn said...

Oh now that is a little cutie . . . no wonder you bagged it from Ebay.

At least you've used some of your snippets pile up too and got a Christmas card ready for the big day.

There's a mug of hot chocolate liberally sprinkled with marshmallows with your name on it up in the Playground Treehouse. Come on over!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Fabulous card and colouring Jules! xx said...

Stunning card Jules love the sweet image, so glad to hear your mum is improving and that you can breathe a little easier. Love Alison x

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, ooh I am loving this card. Fab stamp set. It's always good to treat ourselves every now and again. Sorry to hear your Mum has not been so well. Really pleased to hear she is picking up. You take care too. Big hugs xx

Lisa said...

Great coloring on this adorable image. Super paper selection with it too.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is cute. Love that little Hedgie. Happy that your mum is doing better.

Pauline C said...

Gorgeous card Jules .. I don’t think I’ve seen that particular PB hedging before, he is adorable xx Glad to hear your mum is a bit better. Take care xx

Di said...

Firstly - great news about your Mum! And I adore your card Jules - that's a darling PB image and as always a great snippets card.


Di xx

Sue - said...

Glad your Mum is a bit better. What a good ebay buy - your card is lovely!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really ctue Christmas card!