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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.


Thursday, 26 January 2012


Hi Everyone

Yep .. .. tomorrow I promise .. .. .. .. .. "no Valentine card"!!!

I am sure you must all be sick to the back teeth of my Valentine makes so tomorrow I promise to share something different.

What it will be I have no idea yet .. .. but it won't be for Valentines (but there will be a heart on it "somewhere" .. .. .. hopefully .. .. .. LOL!!).

Anyway, tomorrow is another day .. .. and today it "IS" another Valentine card.

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique:  Valentine Bird Collection (printed onto linen effect card)
Sentiment:  Magnolia Stamps "Be My Valentine"
Backing Papers:  Hot Off The Press "Classic Creative Pack"
Nestabilities Die:  Labels Four
Diamond Stickles
Glamour Dust
Sticky back pearls
Ribbon and Cord from the Stash Box

So a very quick one today as I didn't need to do any colouring at all!!  Just a bit of glamour dust on a couple of the hearts and that was it!!

I have been with Mum again this afternoon making more of my little favour boxes.  Only another 6 to do for this current order and then the decorating and filling of them can begin .. .. woo hoo!!

So I am definitely going to get those made tonight so that I have reached a lovely little landmark on the production front.

I don't know if any of you visit my fabby blog buddy Elizabeth but she has started to do some work with the lovely Handy Hippo and you really must go and see the lovely project she posted here.  She has made the most amazing flower out of hearts!!!!!  Wowzers .. .. I am so going to have to try and make one of those that's for sure!!!!!  (Once I have some instructions from Elizabeth xx).

Well that is all of my news for today.

I am off to make those last 6 favour boxes .. .. have something to eat .. .. clear up and then hopefully have a good old blog hop.  I have a feeling I have a bit of catching up to do!!!!  

Have a good evening everyone.



Sue said...

I love Valentines Cards Jules - so no I'm definitely not getting sick of them!! LOL
Aww this is gorgeous! I love the image - so sweet. The whole design is fab - Clean and Simple and yet Beautiful and Elegant!
Hope you have a good evening!
Love Sue xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, fab card, love that cute little bird digi, great papers and as usual your ribbon/cord embellishment is gorgeous. Only 6 favour boxes still to do, mum must have been timing you on that production line today. Many thanks for the mentioning my latest little venture ... so kind of you ... I'm sure I'm going to enjoy designing for HH too :) I'll be getting the camera out tomorrow and put together a tutorial on how to make that flower - made from hearts I think it could become a firm favourite with you :) Elizabeth xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,lovely image and fabulous

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, its very striking....

Denise and Louise said...

Jules you have no need to apologise for another Valentine's card - they are all gorgeous. Love the image on this one and the clean layout is great.
Denise xx

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is gorgeous and love the fab stamp! Chanelle xx

Cynthia said...

I absolutely LOVE that bird, Jules! His little face is just precious!! Gorgeous card all the way around!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules, Absolutely nothing wrong with making cards all about love! And cards coming from the House of Hearts, how could they not be about love?

I am going to be casing one of your cards for an up coming Friday Mashup challenge...I will of course link to your blog and give credit for the idea. I have changed things up just a little!


Kasey ~ in Oz

mags said...

Love this card Jules. Super image, papers and the lovely ribbon.

Di said...

Totally fabulous Jules. So clever with all the little hearts too.

Can't believe it - my snippets card has a heart flower on for Sunday's posting, using a heart punch to make the petals. Just about to throw myself off the top of the playground slide in despair - no time to make another though. Fingers need to fly here, writing up the playground frolics!!


Viv's Visuals said...

Lovley card Jules - the image is FAB!

Beryl K said...

Great Valentine card Jules, perfect for a man I think
Beryl x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules,
Just been catching up on the Valentines - Fabulous. There will be some lucky people out there receiving those cards!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

Bernie said...

Never Ever get tired of your cards Valentine or otherwize I love them all. Love the way you do your ribbons, this is fab. Loved your 'Silly' card as well.
Blessings Bernie

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules, I never get tired of seeing any of your creations, valentine or otherwise, they are always beautifully designed just like this one, fabulous image and design.
Lorraine x

Sally said...

I love this stamp Jules, it's so simple but very sweet. A lovely design & rich colours.
Sally x

Lyn said...

Hey Jules, very 'tweet' (sweet) card, love it. Take care, Lyn x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very striking card jules.hope you get all your boxes made.janex

Debs M said...

very classy card, i do love what you do with your ribbons x

mani said...

Cool style is seen, card is really made by heart.
plastic cards
plastic card printing

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a fabulous digi image. I love this card Jules. Doesn't matter what the theme of your card is each day, I love seeing your creations. xxx

Jennifer said...

Stunning as ever Jules! xx Jenny xx

Anne said...

I {heart} all your cards whatever theme they are. Hugs x

Michaela said...

Hi Jules
Do not worry about showing your Valentine's cards. I love it and this one is no exception! Every detail is perfect and I hope the birdie on the card will get his/her's Valentine.
Michaela xx

Anonymous said...

Love this bird!!! I have a thing for birds!

Loving seeing the valentine cards! :-)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Another fab Valentines card hun, love the DP its gorgeous!

Have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

Laura said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card!
The labels nesties really frame the stamp.
Have a lovely weekend,
Laura xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

I don't mind if you make three a day for me to see! I love your Valentines cards! This one is especially tweet! Hugs, Lesley

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow love that card, its very dramatic and that image is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the bird image is so sweet and i love your striking colour combo :D

xx coops xx

Gemma said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules...
hugs and xxx

Wendy said...

So gorgeous Jules, lovely image ...Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

You can't have too many valentines cards Jules, especially when they are as gorgeous as this one!
Helen x

Jenny said...

I could never get sick of your cards Jules and this is another gorgeous creation :)You put together colours and patterns so well... keep um coming :)
Jenny x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So sweet, love the little bird and the bow looks gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jules thanks so much for coming over and encouraging me too :D it is greatly appreciated and also love this card with cute digi and yes use labels 4 a lot myself seems to fit so many items beautifully doesn't it? Shaz in oz.x

Irene said...

A fabulous Valentine card Jules. I love the red design paper and teamed with grey it looks gorgeous. What a cutie of a stamp. Just my type of card with not a lot of colouring !!

Dora said...

Wow this is fabulous Jules, the silhouette image is so pretty .. always so elegant. Hugs :) xx