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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, 15 July 2010


Hi Everyone

Well yesterday was a lovely day in the house of hearts. The postman delivered some lovely goodies. There was my blog candy prize, a few stamps I had been waiting for from Lili of the Valley and an envelope with some goodies in from one of my lovely blog friends (thank you again xx) and no bills!!!

First I will share a card that I made with one of the Lili of the Valley stamps and then .. .. .. well..

This used:

Image: LOTV "Sailing Boat"
Backing Papers: DCWV "All About Boys"
Sentiment: Papermania Clear Stamps "Stamping For Him"
Martha Stewart Punch: Valentine Lace
Brads and cord from the stash box

Loving the LOTV stamps at the mo. So lovely to colour!

Next on to something that is even spookier than the face I found in a flower on that rubber stamp the other day ... ... ...

My sweet baby face has been stolen and used on a rubber stamp!!!

I open the envelope from my blog buddy and as soon as I saw one of the stamped images inside I recognised myself. Spooky!!!

I just had to get the photo album out and do a compare and contrast .. .. what do you think? Is it me?


The photograph shows me and big bro wearing our jumpers which I am sure would have been especially knit for our holidays by Mum. She would have cut my hair too and this was quite long for me. Normally it was shorter than my brothers and as I got older she used to perm it!!! Now those photographs really are scary.

We were on holiday "somewhere" and this photo was taken on a little horse and carriage feature that was on the beach. Especially put there for taking photographs on - wouldn't last two minutes now I suppose. It would soon get broken.

Didn't I look a sweet thing. I wonder where it all went wrong? LOL!!

Have a good rest of the day.

Love Jules xx


Nannieflash said...

Well it might well be you, but you are definitely a little cutie with your brother. Love your card, these lov stamps are so gorgeous and such a pleasure to use. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

scalder said...

Oh Jules, love the card and the stamp image is so definitely YOU! Isn't there a company that makes stamps for people? Maybe your blog buddy did that, although how did she know about your photo?? MMMMM?????

Di said...

First of all, brilliant card, nice simple layout.That cutie image doesn't need any fussy stuff. That stamp is the image (pardon the pun) of you!! I would have freaked if i were you too,lol. Di.xx

Lisa Summerhays said...

What a great postman! Fantastic card! Love LOTV. The three different colored brads give it just the right touch too.

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Oooh that is quite spooky! Lovely photo of you and your brother :)
Gorgeous card too, love this image, fab paper aswell.
Have fun with your new goodies.

Kathy said...

Fab card Jules and such great photos - I do believe that might be you on that stamp!
Your comment about the new jumpers took me right back to being a kid - there was always a new cardi or jumper for special occasions - actually any old excuse would do as my mum and Grandma were never without some knitting on-the-go. I was a great disappointment as knitting bores me rigid!

craftimamma said...

Lovely card for a young fella Jules. The papers are perfect for the cheeky image.

As for the stamped image. That really is spooky!!! Lol!

Lesley Xx

coops said...

fantastic card jules, great image and love the papers and layout and the punched edge is fab
and wow the photo stamp image really does look like your piccy.very spooky.
xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet and I LOVE the pics. :)

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome card, I really love the boat theme (see my avatar teehe!)

You always colour images perfectly!!!

OH WOW That stamp is spooky, I can definitely see the resmblence for sure!!! errrrie!