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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good weekend.  

Mine was fabby and flew by so fast .. .. but then I knew it would because it always does when I have all my lovely family together.

Everyone has gone again now and I need to hurry up and get my snippets posted and linked up to Pixie's Snippets Playground before Sunday disappears.

So here they are:





As it is Sunday I am lazy and do not list my ingredients but if there is anything you would like to know then ask away and I will try my best to answer.

Catch you again soon.

Love


Friday, 12 September 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY

Hi Everyone

Happy Friday.

I hope you have had a good day.

We had a lovely meal out last night .. .. somewhere we hadn't been before .. .. and the portions were so huge we couldn't fit a pudding in!!  That just didn't seem right!!

Thank you for the birthday wishes for my Son . .. . he had a very happy birthday.

Just a quick share today as that crafty list is increasing at a great rate of knots  .. .. .. including Christmas makes!!  My lovely Christmas stock box that I was so proud of has been depleted considerably already (and there was me thinking I was well ahead of the game this year for a change).

So here is my share for today:





This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4058J" Yearning
Sentiment and Backing Papers:  Craftwork Cards "The Potting Shed Collection"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads 
My Trust Sewing Machine
ProMarkers
Ribbon and Twine from My Crafty Stash Box

So the London Kids are arriving tomorrow and I need to be up bright and early to tidy up the spare room and find a bed for them to sleep in .. .. .. and no-doubt once again I will vow to keep it that tidy in the future (but knowing full well I won't) LOL!!.

No double celebrations tomorrow :-(  The main house the London Kids wanted to see had gone before they got anywhere near it and the other needed far too many repairs ..  shame.  But eventually they will find what is meant to be theirs.  I just hope they don't have too long to wait, and too many disappointments along the way.

Catch you again soon (tomorrow if the day is kind to me or Sunday with my snippets if it isn't).

Happy weekend everyone!

Love

Thursday, 11 September 2014

SKETCH SATURDAY

Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope your day has been a good one.

It is a special one in the House of Hearts as it is our youngest Son's birthday.  He is extra lucky this year because he is going to be like royalty and celebrate his birthday twice.  Tonight we will make the most of the "actual" day he was welcomed into the world by going out for a celebratory meal .. .. and then we will celebrate his special day again on Saturday when the London Kids are here.  

It would be nice to think we could also celebrate the London Kids having found a house they would like to buy . .. but that seems a very difficult mission nowadays and nothing like buying in house in our day!  Houses in London seem to get snapped up very, very quickly and one house they looked at a few weeks ago was going to have another 22 couples viewing it that same day!!!

They are going to look at two properties today .. .. so we will wait and see what stories lie behind those viewings.

Seems like you have to move fast in London!!  No going back for second and third visits like we have done on our past purchases!!

Anyway, round to my share for today which is for taking over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge:




This used:

Backing Paper:  Papermania "Exquisite" Paper Collection  (a very old stack I loved so much that I bought a couple of them at the time .. .. and still have a few sheets left).
Sentiment:  Inkadinkado "96070 M" Kathy Davis Happy Anniversary (stamped without the flower)
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Heart
My Favorite Things Die:  Blueprint 14
Joy Craft Dies:  Curved Edge Flowers
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is me for today.  Did you find the heart?  LOL!!

If you fancy playing along with the challenge then here is the sketch I used:


Just time to say thank you for all your lovely comments on my card yesterday and then go and make myself look presentable ready to meet up with the birthday boy!

Catch you again soon.

Love

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

RANUNCULUS FIELD

Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!

Popping in and out very quickly with my share for today:




This used:

Image:  Stampendous "CRR112" Ranunclus Field
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Go Kreate Die:  Large Frames Scalloped Squares
Sizzix Die:  "658226" Botanical Flourish
My Favorite Things Die:  Blueprint 14
Distress Ink Pads:  Peacock Feathers, Worn Lipstick and Barn Door
Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust
Pearls, Ribbon and Feathers from My Crafty Stash Box

Sorry I am rushing but I still have a few things to do.

Enjoy what is left of the day.

Love

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

TEENY, TINY TUESDAY

Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday.

I hope the sun has shone for you today .. .. it has been another beautiful day here.

Once again I find myself working on multiple projects at the moment with work all over the house again!! I am going to have to make sense of the spare bedroom at some point though as the London Kids are coming to stay over the weekend!  Woo hoo!!

So here is my teeny, tiny 3.5 x 3.5 inch share for this week.  I always make these with blank inserts so they can be used for a variety of reasons.  This makes them extra useful to have tucked away.



This used:

Image:  Stampendous "CRM238" Block Art Single Daisy
Sentiment:  Imagination Crafts Decoupage Stamp Range "Tulips"
X-Cut Punch:  Tiny Butterfly
ProMarkers
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Button and Pearls from My Crafty Stash Box

and here it is with the matching envelope made with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board.


Must fly as I still have lots to cross off today's list .. .. but at least my post is a bit earlier than they have been the last couple of days.

Enjoy your evening!

Love

Monday, 8 September 2014

LET'S PARTY!

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Monday.

I promised to be earlier today .. .. well I might just manage it by a few minutes .. .. today seems to have been just "eaten up"!

So here is my share for today:




This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4324K" Party Bus
Sentiment:  An old stamp that isn't telling me very much other than Kolette Hall "Party!"  The two words are normally in a frame but I have stamped it and cut it in half to split it over the card.
Backing Papers:  Nitwit Collections "Up, Up Away"
Spellbinders Borderabilities "A2 Curved Borders One"
Whimsy Stamps Die Set: Banner Pennant Die Set
Woodware Punches:  Daisies
X-Cut Punch:  Flower and Corner Rounder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen

and that is it!

See you tomorrow with another Teeny, Tiny make!

Enjoy what is left of the day.

Love

Sunday, 7 September 2014

SUNDAY SNIPPETS

Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a lovely Sunday.

The weather has been beautiful here today .. .. a taste of summer again!!  

I found time to have a little play with my snippets today in-between running backwards and forwards to the washing line .. .. and miracles of miracles it is all dried and ironed!  Hence me being late!

So here are my makes for today:





all nice and fresh for taking over to share in Pixie's Snippet Playground.

As always I am lazy on a Sunday and do not list my ingredients but if there is anything you need to know then just ask away.

Catch you again tomorrow .. .. earlier than today !!!!

Love

Saturday, 6 September 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM

Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday.

Bit of a drizzly start to the weekend here :-(

Today is my Mum's birthday.  Happy Birthday Mum .. ..




This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Mum's are Like Buttons" (this is a Mother's Day set really but this sentiment lends itself  nicely to birthdays too)
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Bella Rose"
Cheery Lynn Die:  Fanciful Flourish
Joy Craft Die:  Curved Edge Flowers
Go Kreate Dies:  Frilly Square #3
Distress Ink Pad:  Peacock Feathers
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Lace, ribbon and button from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is it .. .. all ready for delivering.

I have just rang and sang "happy birthday" at the top of my voice .. .. only to find out afterwards that Mum had put me on speaker phone and she had a room full of visitors  LOL!! 

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippet makes.

Love

Friday, 5 September 2014

LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT

Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ahead of what I hope will be a happy weekend for everyone.

No card to share tonight as everything I have made today isn't for posting as it will spoil surprises.

But I do have a picture of a little gift from Mr Heart that was sitting on the chair in my craft pod as I returned from my Mum's this evening .. .. how did he know that was the first place I would go as I came home?!?!?!?


How lovely!!  My own little set of heart shaped post-it notes.

Of course I said my thank you's .. .. over and over .. .. how nice to be thought of whilst he was out and about.

Apparently they cost a whole 18p!

Just goes to show it is the thought that counts .. .. not the cost.  

I have always been a cheap date!!  LOL!!

Catch you tomorrow.

Love

Thursday, 4 September 2014

SKETCH SATURDAY

Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. I hope the day has been a good one for you.

Plenty achieved in the old House of Hearts today so I am well pleased (except that I now need to clear loads of stuff off our bed before we can get in it tonight LOL!!).

Here is my share for today which is for taking over to the Sketch Saturday Challenge where this week there is a choice of sketches to play with.

I made my choice (eventually) and then made this:




This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2178J" Hello Present (this is quite a new stamp to my collection and is fast becoming a favourite)
Sentiment:  Docrafts "MTY 906118" With Love (but I have covered a kiss up)
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Blank Canvas"
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

The sketch I played along with is this one


but there are lots of others to choose from if you want to play along .. .. and there is still a bit of time to enter.

So that is me for today.

Best go and sort that bed next!!

Enjoy your evening.

Love