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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, 23 March 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a great day.

The weather was lovely here for my "happy couple" who got married today .. .. though a tad chilly for standing around in dresses with no sleeves (that would be the bride and bridesmaids .. .. not me!!!).

The service was beautiful and the church was filled with candles placed on nearly every little ledge or shelf you could see.  All very romantic and the bride and groom looked so lovely.

They were a lovely young couple and I have to admit to having a few little tears as it was all so special!

But after the service it was a case of taking a few photographs and then heading home to get cracking on other wedding projects and then a little play with some more of my goodies from the NEC yesterday.

This used:

Image:  Imagination Crafts"Tulip"
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing papers:  Wild Rose Studio "for the gingham" and Aimee Asher "for the white crackle card"
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and Pearls from the Stash Box

and that is me for tonight.

I have to admit to feeling much better than I did this time last night.

I was well and truly shattered after the NEC and fell asleep on the settee after my bath  .. ..  no matter how many times my hubby nudged me I just couldn't stay awake .. .. LOL!!!

I wonder if I will manage a "lie-in" in the morning?  I somehow doubt it!!  

Just for one day I would love to wake up and not feel the urge to dash out of bed and get cracking!!  It is hard being hyper-active you know!!!  LOL!!!

Have a good evening and a good weekend everyone.



Cynthia said...

I love love those tulips!! Have a great weekend!!

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Jules....and have a lovely weekend too hun..

big hugs Vicky xx

Kietha said...

Do hope you get that lie in tomorrow, but the light mornings and lovely weather at the moment do make you want to be up and at it as it seems such a waste to lie in bed. I love the card and wish I could come up with things like this but I do really struggle with my colour combo's. Oh well practice, practice, practice. I've not gone to the NEC this year as just haven't got the pennies to spare and there is no way I could resist buying just a few things that I didn't know I needed but can't live without so best that I stay away lol.
Have a wonderful weekend Jules
Kietha x

Carol said...

What a fabulous stamp Jules, love how you've used it. Hope you enjoy your weekend too. Carol x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card, Jules. I love the image.
Nikki x

Franjopani said...

OMG - guess what finally arrived in my hot little hands yesterday - a copy of Quick cards No96 and who was staring out at me from within the pages - you. I am very excited for you, what a lovely article. And I love the cards you made both in this post and the mag. You should be very proud of yourself!!!
And if you have any of that extra energy to spare - I will gladly take it off your hands hehe x joy

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Jules,a fabulous stamp,love the

Sally H said...

Fab card, Jules! I keep looking at those stamps - very tempting!

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Jules - gorgeous Tulip stamp...glad the sun shone on your latest bride - been lovely here too... and I DID manage to do a spot of 'pottering' in the garden in a ...wait for it... sleeveless T shirt!!! x

Catherine said...

Oh I wish I felt the urge to jump out of bed in the mornings, most of the time I just want to curl up under the duvet agin lol.... I will be a lady of leisure one day maybe lol......

Anonymous said...

oh I adore these Tulips!

awesome card Jules, love the circle sentiment!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Jules, I just love Tulips they really are a sign of spring.

jacqui x

Louise said...

Beautiful card Julie and love the colours,hope you left goodies for me at the show I am going today.
Hugs louise xx

Anesha said...

Great card, love the stamp. :)

Di said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules - Spring is certainly in the air. Yippee! Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I hope you had a restful night and perhaps even that lie-in, though I very much doubt it. This card is lovely - I love all the references to spring in the stamp and the white crackle card is fab. Hope you have a good day. Elizabeth x

coops said...

so beautiful jules.i love tulips and your colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG.... I love this card, can't beat gorgeous Spring flowers...fabby! xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

the weather is so nice for March,lucky bride.
Your card just beautiful,I love every detail.janex

Kerry said...

Hi Jules

Fab easter card & the image is perfect.

Love Kerry xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the stamp its fab!

Have a fab weekend
hugs Shell xx

Irene said...

Fabulous card Jules, I just love gingham paper and the blue is fab.
A stunningly coloured image, with the perfect vibrant tulips.

Nannieflash said...

Oh dear Jules, your not the only one that was nackered after a trip to the NEC, the dog was when she came back from the breeder, so we all went to bed early on Thursday. Stunning card I love that image its so fresh and cheerful.
By the way my grandson and his fiance did a brilliant job on their Wedding invites, Im really think they did well. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

rosie said...

fab card. beautiful tulips x

Sue said...

Aww the wedding sounds lovely Jules! and your card is gorgeous! what a beautiful Tulip image and love all the sparkle! Gorgeous papers and ribbon - it's a perfect Easter Card.
Ooh I hope you managed a lie-in - I couldn't function without mine!! LOL
Hope you have a lovely weekend! :-)
Love Sue xx

Jenny said...

Did you get your lie in?.. Clocks change tonight so you won't get one tomorrow !!!
Beautiful card love the blue gingham with the tulips :0)
Jenny x

Christine said...

I have missed so much of your work this weekend. For the first time so far I am completely stumped where the heart is?!?! Am I blind? The crackle card is brilliant! And I really like the bright red to contrast with the soft pastel blues. Really beautiful xx

Paula Gale said...

Gorgeous card. So lovely and fresh - I love how you've coloured this one in. It looks so crisp and clean.

I know what you mean about being hyper-active, I have to be restrained once in a while lol lol (wishful thinking lol).

Sounds like you had a very busy session at the NEC - hope you spent up!!!

Paula x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Jules this is sooo different to the card above, but it is just as beautiful, the darker colours look gorgeous.
Lorraine x