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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.


Monday, 31 May 2010


Hi Everyone

Have you all had a good Bank Holiday? I hope so.

Life in the "House of Hearts" as been productive .. .. .. but sadly not all of it was in the craft department .. .. .. hence the lack of a post yesterday. The only crafting I have done has been for orders which I cannot share (sorry).

The garden has taken up a good deal of our time but we have made some good headway. The area I started to clear at the beginning of last week is finally finished and we have planted our runner beans and courgette plant.

We also tracked down some "sensibly priced" plants for the hanging baskets and pots and these are all planted up and watered in now too.

The lawns are cut and the greenhouse is half decent. I have been given a cucumber plant so now need to learn about looking after this.

Still lots more to do in the garden but at least we can see where we have been .. .. .. and judging by our aching knees and backs it has been a pretty good "work out" for us too.

I just "had" to make a card today though as I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms but whilst gardening I kept looking at my hands and wondering how I would ever be able to handle wedding stationery ever again!!!! But ten minutes of scrubbing with a nail brush sorted them out eventually LOL!!!

This card used:

Image: Lili of the Valley "S112" Wedding Couple
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley Wedding Sentiments (sorry can't find these on the website - I bought them from their stand at Ally Pally)
Backing Paper: Funky Hand CD "That's Funky Too"
Nestablities: Plain Heart
X-Cut small flower punch
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and pearls from the stash box

Aren't they just the most adorable wedding couple you could imagine? I love colouring this cute pair in so much.

So that is me for today. A quick bit of work on an order and then we are rounding the break of with a Chinese takeaway tonight .. .. .. yummy!!!!!

Thank you for calling by - have a good evening and see you again tomorrow with the launch of a new Get Funky! Challenge.

Love Jules xx


Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Beautiful card! Such a sweet LOTV image. No trouble finding the heart(s) today lol!

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

AW I LOVE that image, so cute!!!

SO well coloured!!!

Juls said...

this is fabulous!! so sweet and romantic! I love it!! Hugs Juls

lisa said...

Hi Jules. You have been busy this weekend and what gorgeous cards. I love the seaside one from your last post, what a great stamp, might have to check those out!!
I have just sucumbed to this LOTV stamp but haven't inked it yet. It's lovely isn't it. I love all the hearts on your BP.
£50 for a hanging basket, that's daylight robbery!!!! You need to find a cheaper Garden centre!!! If you lived nearer I'd give you your plants, my greenhouse is bursting at the seams.
Plant your cucumber in a big(huge)pot in the greenhouse and give it lots of water, they are really easy to look after.
Enjoy your chinese.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty Chris said...

Oh I have this image coming it is adorable, you have made a beautiful card and beautifully coloured
Christine x

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous colouring and it is such a lovely image! I thought about you today as we went to wilkos to pick up some bird food (half the price of the garden centre) and saw lots of stuff for hanging baskets. Glad to hear yours are sorted

Tracy said...

I love this LOTV image and your card is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Love the heart papers with this image, so cute. Wish someone would fix my garden or should I say my dogs garden lol.

Beryl said...

A very sweet couple and gorgeous heart bp on this lovely card.
Bery xx

Dotty Jo said...

How lovely, great paper choice and one of my very favourite LOTV images - love it! Jo x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules sounds like you have a very productive time in the garden bet it will look great once you have finished. I am loving this card so much that couple are super cute and just love that paper great work.
Lorraine x

Netty said...

Gorgeous card, Annette x

Kort og Søm said...

So cute, love the image and the paper you have used! :O)
Hugs Fredrikke :O)

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
I too love this couple - they are gorgeous - just as your card is.
Love the DP's.
Sounds like ypu have been busy - when can you pop round to sort out my garden lol!!!
Have a wonderful day.
Take care
Debs xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules,super cute, no mistaking the heart today!