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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.


Thursday, 17 September 2009


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


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.

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.

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!!!


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