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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.


Saturday, 26 June 2010


Hi Everyone

What a great day .. .. I hope it has been a happy one for everyone.

Hubby has been toasting himself outside helping to put up some new fencing .. .. .. what do they say "Only mad dogs and Englishmen"?

So whilst he was occupied I did my DT work ready for the next Funky Hand - Get Funky! challenge (still time to enter this month if you haven't done so already) - and then I made this tiny little creation.

I quite like doing "tiny" .. .. not that it is filled with any less love!!

This little creation is only 3" by 4.5" and is so cute .. .. nearly don't want to give it away .. but I will!!

This used:

Backing paper: A little pack of mixed papers from Hobbycraft (yonks old)
Image: Hero Arts "CL375" Big Flowers Pattern
Fiskars Punch: Threading Water
Ribbon and peel off from the stash box

The ribbon has a thread through it that draws it up into this gorgeous flower and you just tie the ends together.

This little creation is an acceptance card for delivering to our friends. They will soon have been married 40 years and have invited hubby and I to celebrate with them.

I first met the lady of this couple when I started my first job after leaving school.

It was working for the local brewery in their Engineers Dept and I can remember as clear as day being introduced to everyone who worked in all of the offices. I was taken into Sue's office (which she shared with another lady).

Once I had left their office I asked the person showing me round how old these ladies were and was told about 24.

Sue and her friend were the secretaries and were doing exactly what I aspired to do but I was gutted to think I would have to be "that old" before I would be able to do what I really wanted to do. She was a whole 6 years older than me and 24 seemed ancient. LOL!!!

Oh to be 24 again!! (But knowing what I know now of course).

Now she doesn't seem any older than I am .. .. how lovely to still be friends with someone I met all those years ago.

But tonight I am sharing my evening with a friend I have had even longer .. .. we went to school together and we met at infants school .. .. she is my oldest friend (but in terms of how long I have known her). Chinese meal for us tonight!! Yummy.

Right better go and get ready before I am in bad books with my hubby.

Have a good evening everyone and thank you for calling by.

Love Jules xx


chris said...

Hi Jules, love your diddy card, its so pretty.
I am sure your friends will love it. hugs chris xx

Andrea said...

Hey Jules!! This is so sweet! I love it.

Doreen said...

This is a lovely little creation Jules, your friend will love it,gosh you are lucky to have had friends that long, especially these days! people move away so far and you lose touch,keep hold of your

Sharon Keanly said...

What a lovely post you've written Jules. Gives one that nice warm fuzzy feeling inside. Love your card and I am sure your friend will just love it! hugs Sharon

Sally H said...

That's beautiful! I love the stamped and the ribbon flower

Loopylou!! said...

oh jules, that is beautiful hun, i love the scrunchie ribbony bow on the left side of it, you are such a clever chick and i am green with envy for the chinese....lou slinks off to open her galaxy ripple to console herself...!!!! big hugs lou xx

craftimamma said...

I hope you have a lovely evening Jules. I have a date with the iron and a stack of ironing! I told myself I could craft during the day while it was so hot as long as I ironed in the evening when it is cooler. It's now nearly 9 pm and not much cooler but a promise is a promise, Lol!

I can see why you'd want to keep this gorgeous little card. It's really lovely and the colours are very classy. You've reminded me I have some of those pretty sparkly edgings. I must get them out as they finish the card off beautifully.

Lesley Xx

Kerry said...

Great card Jules and I love the ribbon, flower & heart border. Love Kerry xx

Nicola said...

Love this Jules. I have the stamp set but haven't used much but how lovely it looks with that amazing ribbon. Love it Nicky xx

Tracy said...

I love you dinky creation, and I hope you have a really lovely evening Jules.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Netty said...

This is fab Jules, am sure they will love it. Annette x

lisa said...

It's another stunner Jules. I love the ribbon and the scalloped edging.
I hope you have a really lovely evening with your friend. It's funny how we keep the friends we make at infants school isn't it. My best friend is one I've know for as long. We always say they are easy friendships, because you've known each other so long it doesn't matter if you don't speak, e-mail etc for weeks 'cos you just pick up where you left off.
Hugs Lisax

Annmaree said...

she is really beautiful, love the colors and that ribbon is gorgeous!

shellshearer said...

Oh hun I hope you enjoyed your chinese and had fun..
I think you mini is gorgeous it just goes together perfectly
hugs shell
pop over to my blog to see why your in trouble with Nige lololo

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card Jules. I love the ribbon flower.

Nikki x

Jacee said...

Oh wow, love this Jules, the bow looks fabby!

Hope you pair have got that fencing up by now, supposed to be the hottest day today so don't envy you doing that job!

Di said...

Sweet little card Jules, i've got a bit of an addiction to making mini cards and notelets.This one is living poof that peel off needn't be tacky ! Hope you enjoyed your night out. Di.xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules I hope you had a lovely evening with your friend, and I do love your little card, its stunning.
Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

coops said...

fantastic card jules, i love the flower and the bow is fabulous.gorgeous colours and they do say the best things come in small packages :) luv coops.xx

Pumpy said...

I Love it Jules xxxx