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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.


Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Hi Everyone

Well here I am bright and early as promised ahead of my hot date tonight!!!

It is our wedding anniversary today and hubby and I always have a home cooked romantic dinner for two to celebrate.  When the kids were little they used to get sent to bed early so we could have the evening to ourselves .. .. but no need for that anymore .. .. our nest is now empty  :-(

So I am posting early and then computers will be switched off and my attention will belong to hubby and hubby alone!!!  Soppy aren't I?!?!?!?

I have cleared the table ready and now need to start preparing some of the food.  We will cook together (whilst sampling the red wine).  Can't wait!!

Anyway, just to show I haven't just been daydreaming about tonight all day here is one of today's creations

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3865K" Gossamer
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Aimee Asher
Koh-I-Noor pencils blended with Sansodor Solvent
Tiny beads attached with Glossy Accents
Crystal Stickles
Ribbons and flower from the Stash Box

OK .. .. so that is me for today.  Time to go and get the table laid and the candles ready for lighting!!

Catch you again tomorrow .. .. oh and I nearly forgot .. .. how many lovely years are we celebrating being together  .. .. well just the 36 .. .. ..  but it feels more like 12 (which is a bit weird when we have lads that are 31 and 27)  LOL!!

So now you know how ancient I must be .. .. but I am very young at heart!!!!!!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.



Lythan said...

What a lovely card - gorgeous soft pink colours. And a very happy anniversary to you and Mr Jules :)

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, love your card and have a fabulous evening:0) xxx

Lisa said...

Beautiful card Jules! Congratulations to you and your lovely hubby on your wedding anniversary - hope you have a lovely evening :-)

Lisa x

Hello From Texas said...

A very Happy Anniversary to your and hour husband Jules. I hope you have/had a lovely evening. Here's to the next 36 years.

Your card is wonderful!! I jsut left a comment on your snippet thread mentioning that I did some paper piercing last night. It was the same PB stamp you used. I love the beads and will have to use that to finish up my card.

Hugs - Carole

Doreen said...

A gorgeous creation Jules,do have a lovely

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Jules. Have a wonderful evening.
Your card is gorgeous, I adore the Gossamer stamp.
Hugs, Clare x

Netty said...

Beautiful card Jules. Wishing you both a happy wedding anniversary and a great evening. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, as always! Happy Anniversary to you both and have a lovely evening ;o) xxxx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - hope l am not interupting anything.... your card is gorgeous and you are a real romantic. Hope you have had a wonderful evening - congrats x Susan x

Carol D said...

Hi Jules, Hope you and Hubby have a lovely evening, how romantic.

congratulations on your weeding Anniversary 36 years well done you both.

Beautiful card too. and the card from yesterday too

Hugs Carol xx

jules said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!! and wow gorgeous card!!!! enjoy your evening

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Jules (and hubby!)

Congratulations to you both on your 36th wedding anniversary - wow! Whilst I'm typing this you are enjoying your meal with the red wine! Hope you both have a lovely evening!

Big Hugs


Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Jules, love all the pink and the little rose in the ribbon!
Enjoy your meal and all that wine! ;D

Dawn said...

What a beautiful card & hope you have a fab evening celebrating. xx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Jules, really, very pretty the soft colouring is perfect. The beads look great too
Hugz Fleur xXx

Fleur said...

Meant to say Happy Anniversary to you both, I rember reading last years post & thinking how lovely.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Pops x said...

This is stunning work sweetie, love the image and your colour choice is perfect, big hugs love Pops x x x

Lynne K said...

A very pretty card, Jules. I do love that stamp - must get one! Your colouring is fab. Hope you're enjoying your evening! xx

Anonymous said...

LOL, you sound all giddy Jules, hope you have a lovely romantic evening!

So great that after 36 years you can still feel that way!

Lovely creation, love those flowers from PB, have a great night.

Scrappymax said...

Super card Jules and beautiful image. Hope you have a lovely "hot" date tonight and congratulations on 36 years of married life.
Max x

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

This is quite simply STUNNING. You've coloured the image to perfection and I love the centre beads.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY . . . hope you're having a lovely romantic evening, as planned.

Hugs, Sandra

angelwhispers said...

Congratulations on your 36th Wedding Anniversary!! Hope you had a beautiful meal and a great night togeather.

Love the card the colouring looks amazing and love the beaded centre's! Chanelle xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very pretty card, love your colouring. Hope you both have a wonderful evening hun. Happy Anniversary.

Donna x

mckinkle said...

and if you werent all romantic it wouldnt be you Jules!

Hope you are having the perfect evening!

Beautifully elegant card with such pretty colours.

Keryn x

Beryl said...

Hope you're having a wonderful evening - many congratulations to you both.
Thank you for finding time to share this lovely card with us.
Beryl xx

Cynthia said...

Congrats on 36 years...that is quite amazing!!

I love the colors on the petals--the card is very beautiful.

coops said...

beautiful card jules.the flowers are stunning and i love the soft pink colours.
i hope you and your hubby had a wonderful anniversary meal :D

xx coops xx

Kerry said...

Happy Anniversary Jules!

Pretty card.

Enjoy your night.

Love Kerry xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Jules this is quite stunning the design, colours and that flower look so lovely, I know I am late but I wanted to send you best wishes for your anniversary I hope you had a lovely romantic evening.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

wow Jules, this is just beautiful! Hugs Juls