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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.

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

PLEASE FORGIVE ME .. .. BUT .. ..

Hi everyone

Please forgive me for being late with tonight's post .. .. .. but I have been very busy!!!! Very busy relaxing and enjoying myself!!

My first bath in 10 days!!!!!!!!!!!! Yippee!!!! It was lush.

I stayed in for ages - until all my little fingers and toes went crinkly and then some.

We thought we would be able to have a bath last night - but no (even though I looked forward to it all day). Things didn't go to plan - but today they did. One lovely hot bath and three candles .. .. .. .. oh I know how to live it up!!!

I have never gone 10 days without a bath in my whole life - even in the olden days I used to have a bath once a week. Every Sunday in front of the fire in a tin bath in the living room. (I was lucky because I was always second to use the water. Poor Dad - he was always last!!!).

Mum would have a little water boiler going in the kitchen and keep emptying and topping up the bath after each person indulged.

Anyway enough of that - here is my card

This is a card style which is ideal for using up the scrap bits in your boxes - which is what I did. The only problem is you never know where all the scraps came from - and because the pieces you can use are so small you end up never throwing anything away.

The things I have used that I do know are:

Baby.. .. .. Sentiment: Debbie Moore (stamped in pink and embossed with Transparent Crystal embossing powder).
Baby face and It's a Girl Sentiment: Woodware FRCL019 "New Baby"
Heart: Anita's Stamps
Safety Pin: Quickutz
Button and Ribbon from my stash box
Kiss Heart: Quickutz

Thanks for calling by to catch up with a "well chilled" and "very clean" Jules.

I am hoping to get lots of crafting done over the next few days so will have a few more things to share soon.

Love Jules xx

12 comments:

Wendy said...

This is lovely Jules and you are forgiven for being late in posting just as long as you're clean lol
Wendy x

craftimamma said...

Lovely neat card Jules. That little duck is sooo cute!

I can remember the tin bath in front of the fire at my Granny's (where we lived when I was little). I'm so glad we don't have to go through that palaver these days or I think I might just have to go around dirty, Lol.

Lesley Xx

pinky said...

I can hear you squeeking from here!! Glad you finally got a bath, bet the neighbours where celebrating (only joking). Love the card, like alittle patchwork work of art.
Pinky

Littleted62 said...

Yeeaayyy - happy new bathroom - don't try crafting in there though, your paper'll go all crinkly! Love this card, I knew there was a reason why I won't through even the tiniest scraps of paper away! Hugs, Nicki

Juls said...

I love the stlye of this card!! glad you had a relaxing evening soaking in the bathtup!! sounds bliss!

Sally H said...

So happy that life is getting back to normal for you! Love your beautiful baby card. is it going to be bubble baths every night for a while then?!

Hazel said...

Fab card. Glad you enjoyed the bath - I remember the days of the tin bath in the kitchen - I was always last! x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules your bath sounds wonderful and quite soothing and relaxing especially with the candles. I love it when people share memories of the olden days I think they were quite special.

The card is gorgeous beautiful colour and design is perfection look forward to seeing your creations again.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Love this card - it's a clean and fresh as you must be after your long soak lol!!
Glad to hear all back to normal now.
Have a great day.
Debs xx

Jackie said...

Hi Jules

I'd be worried the wrinkles would stay put if I soaked in the bath for so long!!!

Jackie

brenda said...

Hi Jules

I love this style of card, lots of odds and ends, but rewarding knowing you have been frugal - is that a word that goes with crafing ?

I remember those "olden days" as well, but I was an only one so first in.

B x

Natalie said...

Jules this card is adorable, I love the baby face. x