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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, 14 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Happy Valentine's Day .. .. whatever you are doing!!!

A mega quick share tonight as romance abounds in the House of Hearts .. .. ..  romantic dinner for two on the cards!!  (Hope I can stay awake as we were awake at 6 o'clock so we could exchange cards before hubby went off to work LOL!!)

Here is the valentine card I made for my hubby .. .. my very first black base card.

This used:

Backing Papers:  Hot Off the Press
Hearts and Love sentiment:  Elusive Images
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Sizzix:  Heart Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Music Notes
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Gold embossing powder
White Gel Pen
Ribbon from the Stash Box

So that is my share for today  .. .. I am back early in the morning as it is my turn to kick off the Get Funky! Challenge.  Can you believe it will be the Funky 15th again so soon .. .. .. but first a romantic 14th!!

Catch you tomorrow.



Doreen said...

Aaaaww that is so gorgeous, all those lovely hearts,I hope he appreciates all the hard work you have put into the making of his card.
Have a lovely

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jules love the colours and the gorgeous design, fantastic big heart.
Hugs Linda

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the colours and embossing. Hope you have a lovely evening :o) Lisa x

Craftycat said...

This is loverly! I will be posting mine and Paul's makes later but we are off for a curry now, yum yum yum!

Vicky said...

Oh Jules I bet your hubby was chuffed to bits recieving this gorgeous card hun and I love the embossed heart and and the lovely sentiment too :o)

have a lovely meal sweetie,

hugs Vicky xx

Dawn said...

Lovely card Jules, the colour combo is fab. Hope your evening is a romantic

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, Happy Valentines Day to you both, hope you have a lovely meal. Gorgeous card. Love the black and the gold embossing.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules - very sophisticated! I had no trouble finding the heart, lol!xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules,
Hugz Fleur xXx

Beryl said...

It's fabulous. Have a great evening.
Beryl xx

Lynne K said...

Ooh, gorgeous! I love the way you've embossed the music on the heart. I bought that folder quite some time ago and went off it before I ever used it, but it is perfect used in this way. Must get it out again. Hope you have a wonderful evening. xx

Whisper said...

Wow hun it's stunning, Luv Sam x

Sally H said...

It's gorgeous, Jules! I love it. Remind me to get cracking on mine a bit earlier next year!!!

Little K Smith said...

WOW! A stunning card Jules! Just love everything on there, especially the gold embossing! Yum! Your romantic cards are always so beautiful :)

Tracy said...

So gorgeous, I love your creation Jules, the colours are perfect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftycat said...

P.S I managed to find the heart - no probs :)

lisa said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jules. I hope you enjoyed your evening.
I bet Hubby loved his card. The embossed heart is beautiful and I love the dramatic effect you created using the black card.
Hugs Lisax

pinky said...

Super romantic and very manly:)

Anonymous said...

Looks totally awesome Jules!!!

Very COol indeed, hope you have a swell day!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

mega fab card, just so perfect, you old romantic you.

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the striking colours and the heart is how you have added the gold embossing round the edges :D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Perfect card for the man in your life! It's fantastic! Hugs, Lesley

Juls said...

STUNNING!!!!! what an incredibly stunning card!! Love everything about it!! Hugs Juls