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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, 16 May 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope your Monday was good.

Weather wise it has been a bit of a mixed bag here .. .. but I have managed to dry the washing which was nice.

I stripped our bed and made a very strange discovery.  I have been complaining about the quilt disappearing in the duvet and often ending up with only the material of the cover covering me with no quilt in my part .. .. today I know why!!  I have only been using a double duvet inside a King Size quilt!! Doh!!!

But I did find the  King Size quilt squashed into a drawer under the spare bed!!  Yippee .. .. I feel a snuggly sleep coming on tonight LOL!!!

OK round to today's share

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers Pink Petticoat
Flowers:  Cuttlebug Die and X-Cut Punch
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Ribbon from the stash box

That is one massive cake that young girl is carrying.  Nearly as bad as the one we had on Saturday night .. .. ..  and sadly we forgot to put the remains of it into the car with the birthday girl when she went home yesterday .. .. .. so we have cake overload on our hands .. .. even though we have given lots away!!.

There is only so much chocolate fudge cake you can eat  .. .. even when it does have a bit of cream poured over it!! 

Does anyone fancy helping me out and eating a piece or two?  LOL!!

Next I have an award to share

It came from a lovely lady who I have only recently met in blogland called Stella. Please make time to pop over and see Stella .. .. her blog is a real treat to see and so inspirational.  I just love the way she presents her work so artistically.  When posting a creation she shows you a little bit at a time, step by step until you finally see the whole beautiful creation .. .. and every creation is beautiful.  You need to look back over past posts too as there are some real beauties there.   Thank you very much Stella, I really appreciate you thinking of me .. .. but I am very naughty with awards and can never choose who to pass them on to .. .. so I give it to everyone who visits my blog today to say thank you for calling by.

Have a great evening everyone.



Debs M said...

beautifully coloured and love all the embellies! just gorgeous! x

lisa said...

Lucky you getting your washing dry, there's been rain in the wind all day here and it's really miserable tonight. I've washed in the hope it'll be dryer tomorrow, here's hoping, it's not even useful rain either!!
I love your girl with her cake, the colours are so pretty.
Enjoy your snuggly sleep.
Hugs Lisax

Vicky said...

She is yummy Jules...and so beautifully coloured hun..! I have been playing with my new stamps too...oh they are so scrummy ...just like your cake lol...I'll be round laters for a slice or too Mmmmmmm!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Sally H said...

Massive chocolate fudge cakes always remind me of the film Matilda when the head teacher forced Bruce Bogtrotter to eat a huge chocolate cake! What a fabulous stamp - such a cutie and a great cake too!

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so pretty Jules, love the sweet image and gorgeous papers, lovely soft colours too.
Mmmmm..... that cake sounds soooooooooooo delish :D

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! The colours are so soft and pretty, your colouring is great and I love the flowers!! Juliexx

Anonymous said...

OH Jules if I were closeby I could assure you would NEVER have a cake overload on your hands again!!! heheee!

Love this teeny girl with her big cake, altho the next pic in my mind is of it being SPLAT everywhere and on her! lol.

Too Cute!

Donna Mosley said...

Me, me, me! would love some scrummy cake.
Very pretty card Jules. Love the adorable image and very yummy papers. Gorgeous flowers you've created and fab LO.

Enjoy your king size sleep hun.

Donna x

Delphine said...

Well, thank you, Jules, I am glad to help with the cake:-)! Your card is so beautiful, the colours are so perfect:-), and the image totally adorable! I love your papers too and fab flowers! Enjoy your good night's sleep:-)! Hugs Delphine xx
PS: All is well except I need more hours in my days... But don't we all:-)?

pinky said...

Cake...did I hear someone mention cake???? lol. Not really allowed to eat anything chocolatey or fatty at the minute (rules out a lot doesn't it lol) Gorgeous card Jules, love love love those papers and think I should have them somewhere:( Glad you got your duvet sorted, I did that once myself too, is it our age lol.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, Oops with the quilt then? LOL
Your card's gorgeous, the colouring and the DP's are beautiful.
Congratulations another well deserved award.
Hope you have a good night! Big smiles:0) xxx

Juls said...

adorable card! Love the soft colours and your polkadot ribbon! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

I just ate my cake, Jules - a big piece of double chocolate. It was as yummy as your card! Hugs, Lesley

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Oh no . . . I'm a bit late to the party . . . any cake left? Love chocolate fudge cake. I'm getting on my broomstick now . . . .

Gorgeous card Jules. Those LOTV images are just SOOO sweet aren't they.

Hugs, Sandra

Whisper said...

Aaah gorgeous hun, Luv Samx

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love your pretty colours and papers and the image is so sweet :D
mmmmmmm, did someone mention fudge cake!! with cream!!! , oh my word, i love fudge cake :D

xx coops xx

Kylie said...

Jules, this card is soooooo sweet! I love the colours! I wonder how a piece of that yummy cake would travel to Australia - considering that postcards are currently taking 30 days from the UK to here, I don't like my chances LOL!

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog Jules :o) My MIL & FIL are in London this week after having spent 6 weeks in Scotland visiting family and friends. I can't wait to pick them up from the airport next week to see what goodies they've brought home hehe!

Kylie xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I love your card,this image and so many of the lili of the valley stamps I can't resist. Purple looks great.
weather here,rubbish,I could do with your king size quilt Bob always bags the lions share of ours...only double.

Dawn said...

Am loving the colours in this one Jules, great little image too. Enjoy your sleep tonight lol

Anonymous said...

Ooh, now how did I miss this little beauty last night?! So lovely and fresh Jules. xx

Stella said...

Hi Jules!
That cake looks so real and makes me hungry :)
Beautiful card; that little girl is so sweet, cute and adorable!

And your shout out about my blog made me blush.... thank you!

I hope you slept well last night :)

Love and hugs,