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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.

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Monday, 13 February 2012

IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY

Hi Everyone

Sorry .. .. but as you might have seen my Handy Hippo post is delayed this week .. .. not sure which day will be my Handy Hippo day .. .. but hopefully it will be worth waiting for.  (Just keep your bits of ribbon to one side and play with something else .. .. especially you Di!!).

So a quick and easy substitute card tonight.

In fact I think it is going to be a week or two of quick and easy ones as I have quite a bit of work to get through.

So I will cut the chatter and just get on with it LOL!!!

Here is my share .. .. and I think I deserve a team point because I was even brave enough to delve to the very bottom of the papers and grab some of those never ending Papermania papers that nearly everyone in blogland seems to have in their stash collection from years and years ago LOL!!





This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2863J" Lovin' & Huggin'
Sentiment:  Penny Black "1743F" It's your Birthday
Backing papers:  The never ending Papermania ones and DCWV "Black and White Prints"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
ProMarkers
Cord from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

I celebrated having an empty ironing basket for at least 3 hours today.  I even ironed two pairs of trousers that needed the creases putting in that I washed yesterday!!  Boy did that feel good to see the back of those.

But of course I then did more washing.  So there is more to be done ... ... so I don't feel quite as smug as I did this morning!!!

Have a great evening everyone and get to bed early so you are wide awake to receive all those Valentine treats tomorrow morning.

Love

39 comments:

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie and well done you for using some very old papers too, Luv Sam x

Debs M said...

i have those papers!!! great card, love the sentiment, should use that for my oh!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Jules~
I've been here at your blog playing catch up from where I left off.. Gee my friend everyone card you made is just so perfect.... you always inspire me and give me that extra boost. love them all just adorable and you are so darn crafty.....

Katina said...

Lol, love the image and sentiment Jules. I know just how that duck feels!!
xx

angelwhispers said...

I love this card Jules just loving the image and such perfect papers!

I have a big ironing pile but can still find clothes in my wardrobe so not too worried but I can't tell you what my Mum thinks!!! lol Chanelle xxx

Stella said...

Your cards always make me smile and I never ever get enough of them . I love these cute ducks. The way the one holds the other...awe...but also fun!I love the layering on this card; gorgeous as usual :)
XX

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie this is simply gorgeously stunning :0))) I love yellows so cherry this made me smile x

Sue said...

Hi Jules
lol about the papers so true, extra point for you, fabulous card, great image, great design, sue,x

Anesha said...

Adorable card, just love that sentiment. :)

Doreen said...

A gorgeous creation as always Jules...I have some ironing here if you want something to do.xxx

Carol said...

This would be perfect for my FIL Jules - he hates birthdays! Love it. Carol x

Faye said...

I'm totally digging black and yellow right now. This is cute as, I love it. Have a great week, hope it's not too hectic. xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, those papers certainly look familiar think they are at the bottom of one of my drawers too lol. Take care and enjoy all the love tomorrow x Susan x

Cynthia said...

What fun colors on this one!! And those birds are adorable!!

Andria said...

Gorgeous colour combo, that stamp is just too cute, I love it. Bright and cheery :).

Time-To-Share said...

How Jules, such a cute card! I achieved the same thing last week -got to the bottom of the ironing basket!! And also like you an hour or so later it had a new load in it! A housewive's work is never done!!!! I'll be tackling mine tomorrow. Luv & Hugs Trish x

Molecraft said...

LOL! Yes I have some of "those" papers too, love your card, great image and sentiment and the colours work really well!
Helen x

Beryl K said...

Terrific card Jules, and yes I've got that set. It was one of the first sets I bought lol
Beryl x

Anne said...

Hi Jules, what a delightful card, I so adore that image and the card is so clean and fresh. I haven't done my ironing today and when I put the washing machine on it flooded the kitchen so have to wait now till the engineer comes to have a look at it ... grrr! Hugs x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

aw I just adore those Duckies!!!!

Great papers! OH You so have me wondering what you are doing with those ribbons!

jules said...

wow Jules i love this soo cute and gorgeous!!!!!

Anne said...

This is my first visit to your blog - but - it won't be my last. I love your cards, my favourites are the 'simple' ones, that sometimes are really hard to do. Cheers Anne

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, congratulations on the almost empty ironing basket and for getting those trousers ironed.

Great card ... if this is your quick and easy cards then I look forward to seeing many more :) I've never seen those Papermania papers before - must be before my time - but they are very cheery and sunny looking and the ducklings are just too cute - love how you've coloured their feet. Great sentiment too.

Elizabeth x

Sally said...

Hi Jules. Love this card. Such a sweet image and love the sentiment.
Yes I think I have some of those papers lurking too!!
Hugs Sally xxx

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Another fabby card and love your image Jules and the colours K x

Jenny said...

I think I gave my Papermania papers away to our local school for the kids to use!

Fun sentiment and love the image too Jules.
Not holding out for any valentines cards...hubby thinks when you're married you switch to anniversary instead :0)
Jenny x

Sally said...

Aww, love this little duck stamp Jules, it's so sweet. The nice bright papers are a perfect match. I've also got a never ending Papermania paper stack & when I look at it I wonder why on earth I bought it the the first place as it's 12 x 12 & the patterns are rather big! I presume I didn't know any better at the time. lol.
Sally x

Lisa said...

Hi Jules, Gorgeous card! Love this image and lovely fresh yellow colours :-)

Lisa x

Di said...

Brilliant Jules - I can wait for the ribbon :) Spooky though, I posted off a card using this image yesterday with the sentiment 'You'll Always Be My Friend - You Know Too Much'. In yellow and black too - still didn't look a patch on yours :( Love, Di xx

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I LOVE the image and those gorgeous papers.
luv
irene
xxxx

Denise and Louise said...

This is so sweet and I love that sentiment!!
Hugs
Denise xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like the different backgrounds you used on this paper. Yellow can be over-powering sometimes so the different patterns help, as does the black and white piece. An overall awesome card!

Sue said...

Aww this is really sweet Jules! those ducks are adorable!! Gorgeous papers and I Love the sentiment!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Bernie said...

Such a lovely card Jules, I LOVE the image and those gorgeous papers. Really love that sentiment!
Blessings Bernie

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.your lemon colours and paper are stunning and i love the fab image ;D

xx coops xx

Marie-Louise said...

Fantaztic card and such a cute image.

coldwaters2 said...

This is both fun and fab Jules that image and sentiment is so sweet and I love the colours you have used, super card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

super make! Love bright yellow and black as a combo! Hugs, Lesley

Dora said...

Ha ha this is adorable, and so fun.. I know I will get the inspiration I need from your lovely cards :) Thank you xxx