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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, 17 February 2012


Hi Everyone

Another quick one from me today.  No colouring required !!!  LOL!!!

But whilst rushing around this evening I have dropped a huge clanger.  I left that drawer open in our bedroom into which I had stashed all of my ribbons a few weeks ago.

Picture the scene .. ..

Hubby walks in and sees them all .. .. I was right behind him kicking myself for being so forgetful in leaving it open and I could see him just stop in his tracks and stare at the open drawer.

Hubby says "What on earth is all that doing in there?  Those drawers are meant to be for clothes!!"

I laugh and say "Oh no .. .. my secret is out .. .. they have been stashed in there for ages.  Even blogland knows they are in there .. .. we have been wondering how long it would be before you found out".

Hubby then laughs himself and says "Well let's face it.  You never buy any clothes so I can't expect there to be any in there can I!"

So my secret is out .. .. but it looks like I got away with it!!  Phew!!!  LOL!!!

So here is tonight's share:

This used:

Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Stamp used on dress:  "90355-Y" Inkadinkado
Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Sizzix Dies:  "657186" Sewing Room and "38-1058" Eyelet Washers #2
My Trust Sewing Machine
X-Cut Punch:  Small flower
Distress Ink:  Tea Dye
Pinking Shears
Ribbon, Pearls and Embroidery Thread and Gem from the Stash Box

The Sewing Room Die is just a little too big for my card fronts so I had to cut the stand and tuck it under the dress form.  That is why it looks a little more "squat" than it should be.

I will catch up with you all sometime.  The House of Hearts is busy in wedding mode and I have a wedding fayre on Sunday that I need to finish preparing for.

So I may be a bit absent for a little while .. .. but will return your visits eventually I promise.

Have a good evening.



Dora said...

ha ha that was funny about the drawer clothes and ribbon :) .. me too nowadays rarely buy any clothes and your card is really sweet and very elegant I love it xxx

Denise and Louise said...

Oh! Oh! - thank goodness you have such an understanding hubby - LOL. Luckily I don't have one so can stash my supplies anywhere I like :0)
Love the card - those little cards of thread and that backing paper are gorgeous.
Denise xx

Anne said...

Brilliant card Jules, as always and when you're running around in your birthday suit we'll know ALL your drawers are filled with crafty stuff!!! Hugs x

Doreen said...

Love your card Jules,a great

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Great card,I have admired that paper before,and still covert it.
Who needs clothes ,when there are so many stamps,ribbons and pens to buy.

Laura said...

Yay first comment! Beautiful card as always Jules! I love the colours. Hope you're ok, have a fab weekend. I am back on Sunday so the posts will be back on my blog! Can't wait to get my crafty fingers going lol! xx

Andria said...

This card is sew cool , clever use of your beads, ribbon and twine. Absolutely adire it, one of my faves :).

Paper Pixie Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful Mothers day card Jules just had a last minute request for invites required for 4 weeks from now!! (Only really do them for friends and family), so may be absent myself too K xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Jules - great dies.. more for my wish list!! (sighs!) x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the sewing theme. It would be perfect for my Mum.
Nikki x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your card. Good luck with the Wedding Fayre.

jacqui x

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card, Jules! I love the paper and the spools of thread are fabulous! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

angelwhispers said...

Jules you are naughty!!! lol Love the card another perfect Mothers Day Card! Have a great Wedding Fayre! Love Chanelle xx

Kietha said...

Lovely card as always. Love the vintage style its something I have yet to have a go at myself as its a little out of my comfort zone. Glad hubby laughed about the ribbons in your bedroom but you know what that means you can put more stash in other drawers now lol.
Good luck with the wedding fayre and don't be absent for too long xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, well, you got away with that but only because you've no clothes! I can't begin to tell you what a picture that conjured up in my oh so fertile imagination :))

Great Mother's Day card - love the pretty vintage style Aimee Asher paper and it's a shame about that sentiment because I think a lot of folks would like it too.

Good luck with the fayre on Sunday and will no doubt read all about it once it's all over.

Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Lol, I'm glad he didn't suggest you dress up in the ribbons! ;o)

Another beautiful card Jules. Love your ideas so much!

Anonymous said...

awwww, what a lovely card Jules, you make beautiful cards
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Amelia (mimi)

Anonymous said...

Heh Jules, phew that was close but think you got away with it! And what's this about 'not buying clothes', us girlies need to stick together. ALWAYS, we shop for craft and clothes lol.

Great card, love the cotton reels. Any Mum would love to receive it!

Have a good weekend, don't work too hard. l hope your wedding fayre goes well.

Big hugs Rach xxxx

Debs M said...

this looks great, love the bobbins x

Cynthia said...

OK, new favorite card. That is just SO ADORABLE. The little spools are beyond cute. I LOVE this one, Jules!!!

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

I really love this card & it's so different. I love the idea and it looks really vintage.

Live Kerry xxx

Carol said...

I'm glad to see you've used lots of ribbon on this beautiful card Jules :)

Carol x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the papers and design are so beautiful :D
oops to your secret being found out.

xx coops xx

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I don't know how you find the time to make a daily card, what with all of your wedding work. I am glad you do though as your blog is always an inspiration
Beryl x

Angel-23 said...

Haha made me chucle your secret is out something I would do :). Your card is beautiful love everything about it particularly the pearl necklace.
Hugs Rachael xx

MagsB said...

Oh, this reminds me of my own mum, who was an ace dressmaker! I love the heart tied onto the thread bobbin, it looks great!

Good luck with the Wedding Fayre!

love Mags B x

Di said...

Brilliant card Jules - so funny that you got 'rumbled'. A thought, I could easily empty a few drawers of clothes I no longer wear here................err, can I blame you when I get caught?! Good luck with the wedding fayres - see you whenever, we'll still be here, hopping up and down waiting for your return :) Love, Di xx

Sally H said...

beautiful card, Jules. So your Stash in the bedroom has been discovered, eh? Had to smile at your hubby's response!

Anonymous said...

LOL Thats too funny Jules!!!

I adore this card the papers are so pertty and I just love the dressform and the spools, perfection!

Sue said...

LOL - you made me chuckle about the drawers!! I would rather have ribbons or DP's than clothes any day!!
Wow! your card is stunning! What beautiful paper! So many wonderful details on this card - it's really scrumptious!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Love Sue xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, you have made me smile about the ribbon draw, sounds a bit like my house. I just tell my husband if I had a craft room, I wouldn't need to stash my craft stuff around the house! It hasn't worked yet!
Sue x

Louise said...

Hi Jules you made me laugh about the ribbons because I had a similar experiences and my hubbys face was a picture the things we do lol.I am loving your card and the gorgeous paper.
Hugs louise xx

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card Jules.

Juliana said...

Hi Jules,
Just wonted to say how lovely your cards are they are beautiful

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...


Good job he didn't ground you for being naughty as you have SO much to do!

BEAUTIFUL card . . . I love it. xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

OOPS! Lol I dread to think what Nige would say if he ever really sees all my stash!
Gorgeous card, love the vintagey feel!

Have a fab weekend
hugs shell xx

Dawn said...

A girl can never have enough ribbon, thats I say!!!! lol. I adore this card Jules, its just perfect for Mothers Day, so elegant & topical. Lovely xx

Sandy said...

What a guy you've got!! That is such a cute story and somehow I can just picture his face and expression:) Well at least you don't spend money on clothes too, then he might NOT be so good-natured.
Love the card is wonderful for the sewing mother/mother-in-law:)

Karen M said...

Wow! Sooo pretty! And the story about the ribbons is hilarious! I completely identify with you and thankfully my husband also has fun with me about my addiction! Kx

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! I could hide a drawer full of ribbons from my OH for ages I think. It's the stuff I pile on top of furniture that draw the complaints ......... can't say I blame him though.

I love this card Jules and might have to pinch the idea for my Mum's card as my mojo's done another runner at the moment.

Big Hugs
Lesley Xx

Abi said...

Oh Jules, always keep your drawers shut tight! What a lovely hubby though & a fab card.

Thanks for the chuckle x

Time-To-Share said...

Gorgeous card Jules, beautiful layout! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Debbie said...

What are you like with your ribbons Jules! You made me chuckle.Absolutely awesome card.Any Mum would love it.Pretty papers. I love it.You are one talented lady.Love Debbie x

Jill said...

stunning card Jules love the little bobbins with thread fab hugs Jill xx

Bernie said...

A fantastic card. I usually don't care for the sewing theme but I LOVE this.
Tooo funny about the ribbons. My hubby keeps saying I'm going to out grow my Closet soon, if he only knew what's hiding under the beds in the guest room. Tee Hee!

Don't work to hard!

Pop's Cards said...

This is gorgeous I love the paper and the secret is my secret and I have been caught out on many occasions, even thought I know he knows that I haven't had them for ages he plays along x x x x

Sandy said...

LOL, it's when the ribbon takes over his socks and undies drawer he needs to be worried!!!
Another lovely card, love the little spools of thread with your heart attached too. gorgeous paper, love the crackled antique look.

jules said...

wow stunning Jules!!!

chris said...

Lovely card. Lol re ribbons! I'm getting quite skilled at stashing stuff in our spare room wardrobes! X

Jenny said...

Oh dear Jules, I think you got away with it though ;0)
Great idea how to reduce the manaquin height, really pretty card :0)
Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

Love the card Jules.
Make sure you keep the rest of your drawers closed - you wouldn't want hubby to see what else you have!
Avril xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules,

Your card is brilliant and has a Vintage feel to it. The design paper is fab and I love the cotton reels.

P S What else would a girl keep in her draws !!!!!

M said...

I don't think it looks squat at all, in fact you can't even notice that it's been changed! it's another fab card. M x

Sam said...

Woo Hoo - Thanks for the tip Jules - I have a spare drawer in my dressing table anyhoo!! I wonder if I can merge Simon's two sock drawers without him noticing?
Love Love Love this card - so appropriate for my Mum too! Not my MIL as she admits, she doesn't know one end of the needle from another!! LOl!