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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.


Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Hi Everyone

Before I start talking about my share for the day I would just like to say one very big


to all of you lovely blog buddies that left good wishes for me and my lovely hubby yesterday on our wedding anniversary.

We had a lovely day and a lovely romantic meal. 

Back to earth with a bang tonight .. .. chicken salad with a jacket spud!!!  But hey, mustn't grumble .. .. I will still enjoy it!!  In fact the table is still clear (miracle of miracles) so we could even sit up to the table again tonight! 

So now round to my share for the day ....

This uses some more of the goodies I bought from the NEC last week.

This used:

Image and sentiment:  Lili of the Valley (so now you know what two of the 4 stamps are I bought)
Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Little Spoon Charm:  from one of the £1 charm packets I bought last week (still lots to go at)
Glossy Accents for the cherries
Crystal Stickles
Ribbons from the Stash Box

and that is it.

Now it is time to go and get the spuds in the oven and then off to the bath whilst they cook.

Hopefully then a jump around blogland to see what all you lovely crafters have been up to.



Doreen said...

Ooh this is gorgeous, I so love the image and

Cynthia said...

Ohhh, that is SO CUTE! Love the little mice and that recipe is just adorable!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Oh so sweet and a beautiful sentiment.
Hugs, Clare x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Jules anmd love the colours and the image is so cute, did I say I loved the image and perfect sentiment too.
Hugs Linda

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card Jules:0) Glad you had a lovely evening:0) xxx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Happy Annversary for yesterday, glad you had a good time. Sue x

Wishcraft said...

Aww this is so sweet! Love the image and cute little charm. I keep seeing everyone using the LOTV stamps that I DIDN'T order and realising I really neeeed them after all lol! Enjoy your spud, we're having stew :o) Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, I just love this image! I love the soft pink you've used - it reminds me of a lovely pink icing and goes so well with the cake theme. xx

Sally H said...

oh wow! That's gorgeous!

Pops x said...

This is fantastic sweetie, a gorgeous image in fab colours and a gorgeous designs, big hugs pops x

Vicky said...

Simply stunning hun....gorgeous image, great colour and I love that wee cute!

Sorry I didn't wish you both a happy anniversary..blame work! so happy next day anniversary xxxx...and I hope you enjoyed your chicken salad and spud lol..

hugs Vicky xx

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, love this image, I think I may need to go and buy it.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, love this gorgeous card. These LOTV cuties are adorable. Very pretty papers and amazing colouring. Love the cute little spoon and yummy ribbon. Mmm chicken salad & a jacket sounds lovely.

Donna x

lisa said...

I think it's wonderful the way you celebrate your Anniversaries, Jules. I remember you doing the same thing last year. Congrats to you both on 36 years. You sound very happy.
Even jacket spuds are nice when you have someone to share them with!!
Your cards are beautiful. I love the pretty flowers from yesterday and this new stash looks gorgeous.
Hugs Lisax

Hello From Texas said...

Oh Jules, Your card is absolutely adorable!! We seem to gravitate towards the same kind of stamps; I just love those little mice. I bought this stamp (and a few others) over the weekend. I've seen the LOV stamps around and finally had to see what else they have ....I went crazy in their store. I'll be on "no-stamp-purchases-restriction" for a month!! LOL

I wasn't sure what I would use this cute stamp for, but now I have your fabulous example as a marker for a future card.



Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie, Luv Sam x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Aaawww another wonderful creation in pink! :D
Adore these lil' mice, love the paper and cute lil' charm too, I got some of those the other day! Perfect! :)

jules said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card!!!!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules and love the little spoon charm - will have to keep an eye out for those x Susan x

Faye said...

Yes, I hit LOTV hard last week too! This is really pretty and I love the paper, where do you get it? Lol. I should just move into your craft room I think...

Di said...

What a sweet card Jules. Love the images. At first glance i thought they were Penny Blacks. Cute little spoon. Congrats on your anniversary. I could kill for a baked pot. hubby is on low potassium diet (kidneys) and all potatoes have to be boiled for 10 mins. I suppose i could sneek one when he's not around.xx

Anonymous said...

I love this Jules!!! Those Mousies are so cute with their production line of noms!

Totally makes me happy to see them!

Enjoy your chicken salad and tater, sounds good to me!

Annette Bowes said...

Aww so cute Jules! Beautiful Recipe! Wishing you both a very Happy 36th Anniversay, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Sugary sweet and lovely card. So glad you enjoyed your anniversary. Thanks very much for visiting me too!
Hugs, Sandra

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the little spoon charm is fab.

Nikki x

angelwhispers said...

This is just sweetness its self!! Love it and the recipe and spoon charm just perfect!! Love Chanelle xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the fab sweet image and great sentiment.your colours are really pretty :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Love this Jules, super image, and I love the sentiment very much.
Pleased you enjoyed your anniversary.
Hugs Jacee

Juls said...

way too cute for words and I adore the spoon charm. hugs Juls

Kaz said...

Awww all pink & cute! What a darling little charm, just perfect with the image & sentiment.
Kaz x

Tracy said...

Hi Jules, this has to be one of my favourite cards of yours. Really love what you have done with this and the image is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x