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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, 28 June 2010


Hi Everyone

Well I have managed to take a photograph outdoors .. .. .. yippee. My creation didn't fly of down the garden in a gust of wind so that was good.

Not good news on the laptop front .. .. my lovely hubby has managed to repair some of the problems but it basically boils down to there being parts of my hard-drive that are useless and slowly these will eat into the rest of it and it will eventually pack up completely.

The good news is that when I got all the paperwork out this afternoon although it says on the base of my laptop that I had one years warranty on the paperwork the people we bought it off are saying they have covered it for a second year .. .. great news.

The bad thing now is that I need to remove everything from my laptop and what I don't print or save elsewhere now will be gone forever!! Plus I need to do it before my laptop dies completely. Eeek!!! Need to go through everything with a fine tooth comb and how much junk do we save on these things?!?!?!?

So although I will try to continue to post each day - I am going to be on a mammoth mission and may not get time to post and visit for a while. Sorry if that is the case.

In the meantime here is today's share
This used:

Image: Stampendous! "M217" Dandie Trio
Backing Papers: Memory Stor
Martha Stewart Punch: Valentine Lace
Distress Ink: Tea Die
Embossing Powder: Pirate Gold
Button and cord from the stash box

So off now to make a start on my massive computer sorting out job .. .. this follows having to do the same in the craft pod this morning after my cardboard storage collapsed yesterday.

I have had a re-shuffle of everything which now means I can't find anything LOL!! Strange how you expect too just put your hand somewhere and find what you need .. .. now I am having to remember where everything has moved to.

It's just like when you change the cutlery drawer to somewhere else .. .. you keep going back to the old place don't you. Well I do anyway .. .. .. and sometimes for months afterwards LOL!!!

Right off to make a start on the dreaded job. The sooner I start the sooner I will finish.

Take care everyone and I will catch up with you all again as soon as I get chance.

Love Jules xx


chris said...

Hi Jules, it really is a beauty, hope you get your laptop sorted.
hugs chris xx

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jules. I sympathise with you on finding things on your laptop that you want to keep, did this about 6 weeks ago, as mine had given up the ghost, oh so painful.... Annette x

Juls said...

fabulous!! Love your photography and the fab stylish card! Hugs Juls

Doreen said...

This is stunning Jules,good luck on the laptop

craftimamma said...

Well, the photo turned out beautifully Jules and it's a lovely card. The image is simple but so delicate.

Baaaad news about the laptop! The fact that it's still covered by extended warranty is good but I don't envy you the sort out. When you first told is it was on the blink I told my Hubby we needed to get everything saved elsewhere, especially my precious photos. Guess what? We still haven't done a think about it!

Good luck with the sorting and saving.

Lesley Xx

Debs said...

Oh Jules - I wouldn't know quite where to start if I had a task like that - so I don't envy you one bit.
As always hun your card is stunning and the back drop is goegeous!!
Hope you are able to sort things out very soon - you'll be missed!
Take care
Debs xx

Annmaree said...

this is a beautiful card, love the colour!!!

great stamp!

Lynn said...

I got fed up of losing things when the pc crashed so now I have an external hard drive (they're not that expensive) on which I save all my stuff. Got the idea from my 21 year old son who has one for taking stuff back and forth from Uni.

Lynn x

lisa said...

Hi Jules

Sounds like you're having a complete nightmare with your laptop. Hope you manage to get it sorted soon.
Your card is gorgeous, I love that stamp and it looks brilliant in the fresh air. Mine always seems to look washed out when I go for an outside shot!!
Take care.
Hugs Lisax

Crafty Chris said...

Oh yes I know what you mean I changed the pot cupboard the other day and I keep going back there to get a pot, beautiful card love the DP and the colours are beautiful.
Christine x

Sally H said...

whoops! Meant to say what a beautiful card!

Sally H said...

Good luck honey! I get mine looked at tomorrow. I've been feeling like someone cut my arm off at work!

coops said...

stunning card jules, the flowers are fab and i love your colours.had to search for the hearts today but found them, yeh.hope you manage to save as much as possible from your laptop.good luck and hope to see you soon.luv coops.xx

Nikbee said...

This is a beautiful card Jules. I love the papers and the colour scheme.

Nikki x

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo Jules this is gorgeous I am loving that image and the papers the colours are beautiful I love it. Sorry to hear about the problems with your laptop hope it gets sorted

Lorraine x

shellshearer said...

Oh I remember when Nige gor me my new lappy & I transfered everything over, deleting stuff I didn't need took me 4 days & I deleated nearly 20,000 different things oops..
Have fun with ya lappy hun..
Gorgeous card, fab DP really rich
hugs shell xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful! And it looks stunning in it's outdoor setting! Warmest wishes, Lesley