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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, 10 February 2012


Hi Everyone

Late again!!!  

Been at Mum's twiddling flowers and was determined not to pack my wares away until I had done them all!!!

As I walked through the front door (later than I meant to be) I could hear that football was on the TV so I knew hubby would be happy .. .. but what a surprise when I saw what he was watching!!  For the first time in his life he was watching the World Cup from 1966 when England won!  Yay!!

Such a young Queen and young players with very short, shorts and of course all in black and white. The picture was so bad that you felt you nearly needed to put 3D glasses on to see it clearly.  LOL!!!

It seem really weird because as I came in and out of the room I kept looking at the top left hand corner to see what the score was .. .. but of course they didn't show it in those days .. .. and I am sure the pitch was bigger.  

Then at the end when the players went off the pitch I noticed that they all just had huge numbers on the back of their shirts.  No names at all and each number looked really tacky like their Mum had hand stitched them on the night before LOL!!

Anyway, football report from 30th July 1966 over and here is my card for tonight  (remember that date you might need it for a pub quiz one day)!!!

This used:

Image:  Woodware "FRN009" Milo Patchwork Monkey
Sentiment:  Hero Arts "CL171" Sparkle Clear Tickets
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Nana's Nursery" Baby Boy
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

So after the snow scare of up to 10cm we managed about 10mm .. .. so much for hubby putting the snow shovel in the front porch ready for digging himself out this morning!!

Hope you all have a great weekend.

Stay safe and warm.



Denise and Louise said...

Great card Jules - love that little monkey and the way you have made him look like he is hanging on the ribbon.
Denise xx

Di said...

Oh Jules - I remember the World Cup final quite well! Showing my age here :(

Terrific card - Milo just hanging around is he? :) Super colours and I love the way he's 'dangling' from the ribbon. Whoops, forgot to look for the heart - I'm off for another look :) Enjoy the weekend! Love, Di xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous as always Jules love your backing

Andria said...

Aww so cute, love what you've done with the ribbon, very clever :).

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card love the image. 1966 was the year l started school (l think) and l bet my hubby has the match somewhere on tape but l am not going to double check lol. Rugby on the box here tonight then no doubt football tomorrow. My son going to Leeds match with a mate tomorrow - all sport here - yippee l can escape to my craft room x Susan x

Mrs.B said...

This is a fun card, love the image.
Great dragonfly card in the previous post.
Avril xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the fun images and the papers are great.
Nikki x

Craftilicious said...

He's lovely Jules :-) thought I was going to have to email to find the heart tonight though!
Tara x

Sue said...

Hi hun
lol fabulous card, he looks fab hanging from the ribbon, great papers & design, sue,x

Carol said...

1966 - I was just about to turn 5 and can still remember the World Cup! This is so much fun Jules love the little monkey. Enjoy your weekend. Carol x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Jules, l love the way he's hanging off the ribbon.

Don't remember the footy sorry, wasn't born for another five years lol!

Great thought bout being 'snowed in' my craft class, tee hee!

Have a great weekend xx

MagsB said...

I recall watching that match on a tiny, very grainy tv... It's been downhill since then for England!

What a fun card, the monkey makes me smile! I love how you've got him hanging from the gorgeous ribbon!

love Mags B x

Jennifer said...

What a gorgeous and fun design Jules! Do you stick your nail heads on with a hot fix thingy, or is there a cheats way? I was looking to get some until I read they are hot fix xx Jenny xx

Beryl K said...

A great fun card. Just love that image and the way you have the chimp hanging from the ribbon
Beryl x

Bernie said...

What a fun card Jules! Love the way he is hanging from the ribbon!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jules,he's so cute and love the way you have him hanging from the ribbon, gorgeous colours ...Hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Sally said...

A great card Jules & I love how you've got Milo hanging from the ribbon. Really nice papers too.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

adorable monkey, love those papers!

And the tickets are awesome too!

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love the cute little image and fabby papers. Had to get some help looking for the heart on this one, in the end my 5 year old daughter found it lol!!!
Lyndsey xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love the papers and this little monkey is adorable
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Ooh I'm just old enough to remember the World Cup Jules !!! How ancient am I? LOL. I was 4 yrs old and remember my big brother had an annual with World Cup Willy in it!
Aww I love this cheeky monkey!! and what a fab idea to put the ribbon either side! Gorgeous papers and I love those ticket sentiments!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Love Sue xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a fun card the monkey is so sweet, I love him.

jacqui x

Debs M said...

yay found the heart, very clever with the ribbon and him hanging off, fab! x

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant. Love the way the monkey is hanging on to the ribbon.

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

I wasnt even a twinkle in my dads eye then (just) fabby cute card though K x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the monkey is fab and i love your gorgeous colours and design ;D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

A brilliant fun card Jules with such a cutie called Milo. A brilliant idea to hang Milo from ribbon.

I too can remember the 1966 World Cup.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I remember that game so well - I was stationed in Catterick and a group of us went through to Blackpool for the day - watched the game in a pub and went to a show starring Cilla Black in the evening - a great day :)

Love Milo - he's so cute and I like the way you have him 'hanging' from the ribbon. Great papers too.

Elizabeth x

Marjorie said...

Oh!!I just love this card..lovely colours and your story about the football..I was probably out galavanting somewhere when this was weren't allowed to move in our house with my dad..he was a bit of a fanatic when it came to sport,especially the world cup!! bless him:)

Kathy said...

fantastic Jules! He is soooo super-cute

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but World Cup 1966 was before my time (just!) But, Milo is great...he looks like he could be lots of mischief!!! xxx

Anonymous said...

More gorgeous papers and a fab layout Jules. Love the cheeky little monkey too.

Hee, hee, love the football story. What scares me is that TV footage from just ten years ago looks so dated now too! Also, I was in one of those discount book shops a couple of weeks ago and picked up one about Liverpool. I love local history and was enjoying looking at the 'really old' photos until I realised they were from the year I was born! Not amused! xx

Anonymous said...

What a fab little chimp and love the colours!
Helen x

Jenny said...

Yes football shorts length have come full circle haven't they!
Brilliant card Jules ,love how Milo is hanging from the ribbon :0)
I'm fed up with the cold nights......I'm worried about the pipes freezing in the loft!..... It was in minus double figures last night!
Jenny x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Another fabby card Jules....i have this stamp ...uninked ....
Hugs sylvie

Jackie said...

Very sweet!

jules said...

gorgeous, cute and clever!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love Milo he is a cutie!
As for the footie, I have watched that match once & as you say the picture quality is poor, but I still ended up shouting at the TV! oops!
Hugs Shell xx