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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, 26 March 2012


Hi Everyone

What a glorious day it has been .. fact it has been so sunny that I have been forced to clean my front windows and door as I couldn't stand looking at them with the sunlight on them any longer!!  

The sunshine makes them look ten times dirtier than they really are (well that's my excuse and I will be sticking to it LOL!!).

Another pastel share today:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley (one of my NEC purchases)
Sentiment and Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon, cord, eyelet and pears from the Stash Box

So that is me for today .. .. bright and early as I am celebrating my birthday today with a Chinese takeaway with my lovely hubby and little baby boy.

Bang goes the "watching what I eat" diet this week .. .. .. and it will only get worse as it is our wedding anniversary later this week too!!

Have a great evening everyone.



brenda said...

Treating you like the Queen and sending you another official Happy Birthday wish Jules.

Enjoy your Chinese and the rest of your day, it's certainly been beautiful for you weather wise.

And tell that hubby of yours I'm changing my style, there again that might mean moving towards Tildas ? Maybe not then.

B x

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Jules, hope you have a lovely evening. Love the card too.

Big hugs, Rach xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love the image I haven't seen this one. Well you certainly have a celebration week...Have

Denise said...

Hi jules lovley fresh clean card,enjoy your birthday and you wedding anniversary, it's are anniversary on the 27th march xx D

angelwhispers said...

This card is so beautiful Jules and such perfect papers and detail! Happy Birthday and I hope you enjoy your Chinese you can always diet another day! Love Chanelle xxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww this is totally adorable,super cute image, beautiful papers & design, great stitching, thats the only trouble when the sun shines! lol, sue,x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely card, Happy Birthday Jules and enjoy your Chinese.

jacqui x

Debs said...

Adorable card Jules.
I too have done a spot of Spring cleaning today - the sun really does show all the mucky fingerprints and dust doesn't it - not that I wouldn't want the sunshine :o)
Enjoy your evening.
Debs xx

Happy Birthday (again!!!)

Mau xx said...

Fab card Jules, what a sweet image...I guess he doesn't have a problem with
Happy Birthday wishes coming your way, hope you have a lovely evening xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Jules and FAB stitching well done Hugs Elaine

Kasey ~ in Oz said...


Wishing you sunshine, love and laughter on your special day. Happy Birthday. Have a wonderful day celebrating.

Lovely card by the way!


Kasey ~ in Oz

Paula Gale said...

Hiya Jules

Just popping by to wish you a Happy Birthday - U suspect you have been out all day enjoying yourself and making the best of the fabulous weather. I don't blame you.

With love and hugs

Paula x x x

jules said...

Hi Jules, i love the gorgeous sweet card!!! i really need to ink this stamp now!!

Andria said...

Happy Birthday :) , gorgeous card!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, it has indeed been a scorcher of a day here too - however, it didn't prompt me to clean the windows :) Lovely card, pretty pale blues and the image is sweet. Happy anniversary when it comes ... are you going to reveal how many blissful years? Enjoy this evening, and blow the calories :)) Elizabeth x

Allison said...

what a cutie
Happy Happy Birthday to you

Anonymous said...

Hope you have had a lovely day for your birthday. Great card as usual.Love the LOTV images jsut don't seem to have as many as I would like. there are plenty on my wish list though!!
x Tricia

Anesha said...

Very happy Brithday!!! Enjoy your dinner. great card.

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! this is so adorable Jules, love the image and cute little button. Happy Birthday hun, hope you have had a wonderful day.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous, fresh, clean card, love it!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jules

Carol P X

Fleur said...

Your card is very beautiful Jules, the image is adorable
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Cynthia said...

What a sweet, sweet card! Love that ribbon too!

And PS: EVERYONE knows that calories consumed during the celebration of momentous events DO NOT COUNT. ;-) Happy Anniversary early!!

Roma said...

Gorgeously cute card Jules !

susiestacey said...

Happy Birthday Jules. Gorgeous card and such a sweet image too, LOTV are gorgeous x. My window cleaner did outside today and it makes my insides look so dirty x Susan x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules Happy birthday
Lovely baby card, the image is so sweet.
Hugs Lynsey x

Beryl K said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the image
Beryl x

Franjopani said...

A great big Happy Birthday to you Jules - I hope you have a great day and get spoilt lots x joy

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the backing paper.

MagsB said...

Happy birthday! I hope youve had a lovely day.

Oh isn't the baby teddy so sweet! I love those pastel colours, and the chequered ribbon is just lovely!

love Mags B x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The image is so sweet and love the soft colours. Your ribbon is gorgeous. Happy Birthday too.

Sue said...

Aww this is really beautiful Jules! the image is really cute!! Love your soft colouring and the gorgeous papers - it's a really sweet card!
Ooh I know what you mean about the sun showing up the dust and dirt!!!!
Sorry I'm a bit late but ...
Hope you had a lovely day and enjoyed your takeaway!! :-)
Love Sue xx

Beryl said...

Happy Birthday Jules. Hope you had a good day. Kno what yu mean about the windows. There's a spider made a web right across my bedroom window so I wouldn't be going near that even if I could reach.Nreed to get a man for the job methinks.
A beautifil card today - thanks for sharing it even though I'm sure you've gots lots of celebrating to do.
Beryl xx

Carol said...

A very belated Happy Birthday Jules, hope you've had a good day (despite the window cleaning lol).

Your card is adorable but I do wish you'd stop using that punch, the more I see of it the more I need it!!

Carol x

Di said...

So, so sweet Jules! A favourite stamp of mine too - you did a cracking job. And, belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY too :) Love, Di xx

Jenny said...

Oh this image is just adorable Jules :0) Love all the cutsie details.
Happy Birthday (bit late now though)...forget the watch what you eat diet, this week you can be on the seafood diet....yep sea food and eat it!!
Apologies if you heard this before :0)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

nawww totally adorable image and card, love it!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy Birthday to you Jules, hope you had a great day/meal. Weather here is glorious,love it. Our silver wedding anniversary on the 4th April we will be enjoying a Chinese meal too.
Love your very cute baby boy card.

Louise said...

gorgeous card Jules so soft and pretty
Hugs louise xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Adorable image, lovely papers and perfect stitching! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

I hit the submit button before I had a chance to say
Hugs, Lesley

coops said...

aw belated happy birthday jules ;D
i love your card, gorgeous delicate colours and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh! Very many belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES going your way Jules.

Hope you enjoyed your Chinese takeaway.

Happy Wedding Anniversary for later this week too.

Gorgeous baby boy card. Great colouring and I LOVE the tiny snippet of ribbon with the button xxx

Nikbee said...

Happy birthday Jules.
A beautiful card. I love the image and the ribbon attached with the button is great. I might have to borrow that idea!
Nikki x

Sally said...

Late Birthday Happies to you Jules, hope you enjoyed your Chinese meal. Love this image, it's soooo cute & this is a smashing card.
Sally x

Debs M said...

happy birthday, such a cute make and im jealous of your sewing! enjoy your chinese x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Oh I missed it, sorry:{ A very Happy Belated Birthday Jules, hope you had a great day and enjoyed your chinese, this is a brilliant baby boy card, so sweet, hugs Gay xxx

Christine said...

Hey Jules, thank you for your lovely comment. I am feeling a lot better now and Jack is definitely getting there!

Hope you had a great birthday, Chinese is a brilliant way to celebrate!!

Love, love, love this card. I really like Lili of the Valley baby images and no exception here. So beautiful in the soft colours you've used! xx

Annette Bowes said...

Super cute card Jules. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday, hope you had a wonderful mealX:)