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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, 29 March 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I am well chuffed with myself today.

My share and post done super early as today it is our 37th Wedding Anniversary (which in the eyes of special anniversaries is not a landmark that warrants giving it a special name .. .. we have to wait another 3 years for our Ruby Anniversary until it is seen as an achievement LOL!!!).

Here is my share:

This used:

Image:  Sizzix/Hero Arts "65778" - Playful Flowers and Butterflies
Sentiment:  Debbie Moore "C2.0003" Birthday Definition
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  "Happy Birthday"
Nestabilities:  Tag Die
Ribbon, Cord, Button and Black Pearls from the Stash Box

So that is my share for the day  .. ..  done and dusted so it doesn't interfere with the "romantic dinner for two" that is on the cards for tonight.

I have instructions to make sure the table is COMPLETELY clear ready for setting the table (so I had better get on with that next).  

This time 37 years ago we were actually married by now and it was Easter Saturday.  It snowed during the week running up to our wedding .. .. nothing like the lovely weather we have had this week that's for sure.  At the time I am posting this we would be tucking into ham salad in the Church Hall which was a stones throw from the Church. 

Gosh how different things are today.  

Some of the multi course meals I put on my "happy couples" menus nowadays sound out of this world.  Certainly more exciting than our ham salad followed by a piece of wedding cake LOL!! .. .. .. .. and they pay more for just the hire of a venue than we paid for our first house!!!   Mind you a car today costs more than our first home. 

Anyway, best get on with the clearing up ready for our special evening.  I don't want to see Mr Heart's face drop if he walks in and sees wedding stationery still strewn across the table and all around the dining room!!

Have a good evening everyone

I'll catch you again tomorrow



Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,love the colour. Enjoy your

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

HI Jules, Smashing card and a very happy 37th anniversary to you and Mr Jules! I hope you have fun:0) Please don't worry how often you make it over to my blog, I'm just happy to see you when you can, remember no 'GUILT' blogging okay? Hugs Gay xxx

Lynne said...

Happy anniversary Jules. 37 years is quite an achievement nowadays.
Your make for today is fabulous. I love that PP paper and it goes really well with your flowers.
Have a nice evening.
Lynne xxx

Elaine said...

Great card Jules love the colour. Happy Anniversary !
37 years ,wow !
Have a fabulous time this evening
Hugs Elaine

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, devine card - love all the blues and the definition of birthday tag is just fab - I've just got to have that if it is still available and blow the pledge! Mr Heart sounds such a romantic chap ... I wonder what he has in mind for dinner ... you will just have to tell all tomorrow :) Have a wonderful evening both of you. Elizabeth x

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love it. Have a wonderful dinner. We have a few years to go to meet you, only been married 15years this year. :)

loftylass said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Jules. Enjoy your meal and I'm sure you will be reliving a few memories and have a laugh or two....
Gorgeous card by the way - love the colours.

Juls said...

enjoy your dinner!!! and huge congrats on your anni!, and as always your card is just stunning!!! Hugs Juls

Creations by Shirl said...

This is pretty Jules!
Hey you should enter this card in Milk Coffee Stamps Challenge - give it a try and good luck...

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card. Love the colors and all the beautiful layers! Happy Anniversary!!!

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, l played with the same embossing folder last night - in white too x Enjoy your evening xxSusanxx

Anonymous said...

You can always dub it 'Coral plus 2' or 'Coral & Cotton' anniversary. Might get some interesting presents that way.
Have a wonderful evening what -ever you call it. Enjoy the time you spend with your loved one. It is very precious.
x T

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Enjoy your meal, Happy Anniversary great card love the image.

jacqui x

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The stamps are lovely and a great colour combo. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your meal.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wishing you a happy evening with Mr Heart. xxx

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.Have a lovely evening together.Awesome card love these colours.Lush.Love Debbie x

Mau xx said...

Love the card Jules, the flowers and colours are beautiful.
Happy Anniversary to you both
37yrs is great, we are 47 yrs so know what you mean about costs. We watched our First home being built(bungalow) and it cost us £2,100 a fortune to a very young couple like we were. My Mum was panic stricken at the thought
Have a wonderful night and count all those blessings that you have had.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

angelwhispers said...

Jules this is just wonderful and I love the colours!

Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a wonderful evening! Chanelle xxxx

lisa said...

Every year is a special one, Jules, it doesn't need a fancy name. Congratulations on your 37 years, you sound as happy today as I'm sure you were on that special day 37 years ago. I bet your couples with their fancy meals don't have any better a day than you did. It's amazing how much weddings cost nowadays isn't it. When I think back to ours, my Mum made all the dresses and the bouquets, MIL made the cake, I made all the stationary and the men's tails were all bought in the sale for £30 each!!!! I think the most expensive thing was the photos and my shoes!!
I hope you have a lovely, romantic evening.
Hugs Lisax

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh huge congrats to you & Mr Hearts...I hope as I am writing this you are having a fab time!
Gorgeous creation, love the colours & the layout is perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Jules - fab image and I love the colour combo!! Many congrats on your anniversary! Hope you're having a fab evening!! Juliexx

coldwaters2 said...

Happy Anniversary Jules it sounds as if you are going to have such a lovely time. I know that I have enjoyed seeing this beautiful card, those flowers the tag and design look pure perfection.
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

love this, fab colours x

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary Jules!!! hope you've both had a lovely day!
Your card is beautiful - what gorgeous colours and layout. I love the sentiment and the embossing, and the flowers and leaves are so pretty!
Hope you enjoy your meal…!
Love Sue xx

Beryl said...

Thanks for finding the time to share this beautiful card on your special day. Hope the dinner went well.
Beryl xx

Beryl said...

Thanks for finding the time to share this beautiful card on your special day. Hope the dinner went well.
Beryl xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely new makes, Jules!!! 37 years sure sounds like a landmark to me! Congratulations! Well done to both of you! I think 37 years is the year one celebrates Rubber don't you? Hugs, Lesley

Jenny said...

Oww I thought this was Mr Hearts card to you today when I saw the thumbnail on blogger!!! Lol
Happy anniversary to you both, hope you enjoy our meal :0)
Super card! I adore the cool colour palette.
Jenny x

Lyn said...

Happy Anniversary Jules and hubby, hope you had a lovely evening, 37 years is a huge milestone in my book I didn't quite make 10, lol. Love the card too. Take care, Lyn x

coops said...

wow so beautiful jules.stunning colours and design and i love the flowers ;D

xx coops xx

Christine said...

Hope you had a fantastic day with Mr Heart. It does seem mental how money has changed over the years. Seems so strange to hear people say "I paid £3000 for my house."

Anyway...onto your card. Love the colours you've used and the stamp and die are great! It's such a gorgeous birthday card xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

You and Mr Heart had each other and it's lasted ,fancy weddings don't make for the best marriages,saying that our wedding was very nice,3 course meal at a lovely venue in Chester for 50 and a do for 200 at night. On of my fav tv programs is Big Fat Gipsy weddings,they have no shame the vile dresses worn for church especially the tiny girls, it's enough to make this old Methodist cringe, but also smile.
Your card today I really love in every way,just perfect.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous, love the colours too and the tag looks fab hugs Pops x

Kietha said...

Wishing you both a very Happy Anniversary and hope you had a wonderful evening.
Love the card :)

Kietha xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is beautiful I love the simplicity of your image and your colouring is just lovely, a really stunning card. And Happy Anniversary to you to. hugs Shirleyx

jules said...

wow stunning card!!!

Sam said...

Happy Anniversary and hope you had a lovely time with your Man!
That is one stunning card you have made there! Love the colours!

Di said...

Fabulous Jules - hope the dinner went well. Am tapping away doing the roll call and trying to catch up on commenting at the same time! Love, Di xx

MagsB said...

Another lovely card - such pretty blues!

my wedding breakfast was in the Church Hall, too. My sister and I spent the previous day making salads. Some nice sherry and wine from M&S, a cake made by my godmother, and lots of good company - perfick!

Happy Anniversary!

much love, Mags B xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules, I'm indulging in a long overdue blog hop on my favourites. Sorry my good wishes are soooooo late but I know you understand why. I bet you had a lovely meal and your reminiscences of your Wedding Day sound so familiar, lol! You made me realise it will be our Ruby Anniversary in November this year. Wow, where did the time go!

As always your cards are still up there at the top my friend.

Lesley Xx