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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.


Friday, 29 April 2011


Hi Everyone

Awwww..... wasn't the wedding wonderful!!!

I don't think it matters if you are a fan of the Royal Family or not I can't image anyone not being touched by the lovely couple today. 

How beautiful and elegant the bride looked and how handsome the groom  .. .. and both clearly very much in love. 

I did think the ring wasn't going to go on Kate's finger though!!  It looked a bit of a tight squeeze!! and there were some very strange hats to be seen .. .. but  I loved watching .. .. starting around 10.00am and finishing once the couple had their two kisses and disappeared for their wedding breakfast.  I wonder what they had to eat and what song they chose for their first dance?

They have made me feel "super soppy" today (as opposed to my normal level of soppiness LOL!!).

So to celebrate the love that is in the air today I just had to make a romantic card and it just happens to fit nicely into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is "Happily Ever After".

The challenge closes at midnight tonight so I am just in time!! 

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4023K" Love is the Message
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch:  Doily Lace
Adirondack "Lights" Pink Sherbet for distressing around the image
Crystal Stickles
Self Adhesive Pearls
Small white rosebuds coloured with ProMarker Pens
Ribbons from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

Must get linked up before I am too late!!!!



Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, very beautiful card hun. Love the image and very pretty bouquet. Glad you had a lovely day watching the wedding, agree about the daft hats, how did they stay on? silicone glue, maybe? Have a great evening.

Donna x

Cynthia said...

What an elegant, perfect-for-the-day's-occasion card! Love the colors and that stamp is very beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Amanda said...

Hi Jules, lovely card and I agree she looked stunning and they both looked so much in love, made me feel soppy too lol

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card for a wonderful day, well done! It's really lovely Jules:0) xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card. Glad you enjoyed the the wedding today. I thoroughly enjoyed it! There was me at work yesterday saying I'm just watching to see what her dress is going to be like, started watching just before 10, then I was totally hooked!! Sue x

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is a perfect image for a perfect day!!! What a great Wedding and such a beautiful couple! Love Chanelle xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Ooh another stunning creation Jules.

I thought the wedding was fab too.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

Yes, it was such a beautiful day. I couldn't help thinking of Diana and how proud she would have been. I must admit I did shed a tear or two. They really are a lovely couple. Your card is beautiful Jules and really captures the feeling of love and romance. xxx

Debs said...

Very stylish card Jules - I love those DP's and had forgotten I have them too - thanks for the reminder!
I have been watching the wedding all day - from around 8am until 4pm - it was fabulous!
John made tea and now I'm in my PJ's and I don't feel a bit guilty lol!!!
Enjoy your evening.
Take care
{{Debs}} xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card perfect for this fabulous day hunni...Oh didn't they look gorgeous together...I had a wee tear in my eye and I have been glued to the tv all was pure magic ahhhhhhh...

have a great evening...hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

Such a gorgeous card, Jules - what a beautiful stamp! Agree that the wedding today was just lovely - I liked the way they talked to each other and smiled at points during the service. Hope they'll be very happy together. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Jules, I love that Heart image - looks beautiful with those papers.
Avril x

kath said...

beautiful card jules......thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week...hugs kath xxx

Lynne said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules. Love that stamp and it goes so well with the PP DP.
Thanks for your comment on my blog and I agree about the hats. Some very weird and wonderful creations and some of the colour combinations were...shall I say...different lol.
Lynne xxx

Doreen said...

Ooh Jules this just fits the bill for today.It was a magical wedding with two perfect people. We had a fabulous street party after the wedding. All in all a fabulous

Lynda said...

Awwwww what a beautiful card - just fit for a Princess. I've got to admit a few tears of happiness were shed here today for the happy couple. It was truly memorable.

Love Lynda xxx

Little K Smith said...

A beautiful card Jules, just love the gorgeous paper and sweet little roses!
I loved watching the wedding too, they looked so perfect together :)

Delphine said...

Perfect card for the perfect day, Jules! I love the image and your choice of pink! Beautiful papers and perfect layout as always! Hugs Delphine xx

Anonymous said...

gawww gorgeous card! and soppy post heheee!!!

It was very sweet to see, it all seemed to be over with very quickly! Very Sweet 'Balcony Scene' lol. I have to admit I kept looking at Harry and Cate's sister, they seemed very cosy and chatty, *eyebrow wiggle* you never know heheee.

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

Oooh! stunning Jules! I adore this! I love the elegant, stylish result, and what stunning colours! You know, your cards remind me of the cards in my head....but mine never turn out like the cards in my head!!I end up with something totally different.
Have a fab weekend! xx Jenny xx

Enfys said...

Stunning card Jules. I am (almost) all wedding'd out here in the USA, after staying up all night to see it. Fabulous day!
En xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning jules.i love the beautiful stamp,so elegant and your classy colours are gorgeous.
the royal wedding was beautiful wasn`t it.they look so much in love and i loved the modern touches :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the stamp.

Nikki x

Jacee said...

So lovely Jules, a perfect romantic card.
I enjoyed the wedding too, it was just perfect, it lifts the heart to see two people so much in love.
Enjoy the weekend
Hugs Jacee

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, how pretty and soft, love the paper. .. yes me too thought the ring seemed like it didn't want to go in!!! I just kept watching the wedding again today, loved it xxx

Wishcraft said...

Oh what a pretty card Jules :o) Very elegant too. The wedding was lovely wasn't it? Loved Kate's dress! Lisa x

Craftbugmum said...

Oh Jules what a super card just like all your creations. So pretty and very elegant.
Fi xx

Tracy said...

I have one word for you Jules - STUNNING
I love that image, it's so perfect.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules this is beautiful so love that image this is one classy card.
Lorraine x

Stella said...

I have some serious catching up to do; it;s been too long since I;ve been here. Due to my back :)
This card makes me sigh; it's gorgeous!
Love and hugs,