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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.


Saturday, 7 April 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I am pretty late tonight!!!

It has been a busy busy day .. ..  which included a much needed haircut!!

Only time for one make that I can share today .. .. gosh I hope Easter isn't go to disappear too quickly!!

My card today is for my Mum to give to my BIG brother who has a BIG birthday later this week (poor lad).  

Mum always like to think up her own words for the front of her cards .. .. and as I am sure you can tell from the words on this .. .. she only has one Son (otherwise there would be some sibling rivalry going on!!!).  Mum is going to have dinner with him tomorrow and wanted to take it with her.

This used:

Image:  Teddy Bo 
Sentiment:  Computer Generated and Personal Impressions
Backing papers:  Pink Petticoat and Cuddly Buddly
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Woodware Punch:  Inverted Corner Rounder 
Glamour Dust

So as you have probably guessed my brother doesn't look at my blog .. .. I am sure he has far more "grown up" things to do!!!  LOL!!!

I took the card round to my Mum tonight (and ended up watching a bit of "The Voice" with her) hence another reason I am late today.  I'm just full of excuses aren't I?!?!?!?

Hope you are all having a great Bank Holiday weekend.



Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules...your brother will love

Donna Mosley said...

A fab card Jules, I love the cute images and gorgeous design. Your big bro will love it.

Donna x

craftimamma said...

What a coincidence Jules, it's my 'Little' Bro's 60th birthday tomorrow too! Unfortunately with my diminished crafting time (not to mention none existant mojo) I haven't been able to make him a card this year. He knows I love him though, lol! Love your card Jules and I bet your Brother does too.

Lesley Xx

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. Perfect card for a male 60th birthday.

Anonymous said...

Jules, that is a wonderful card for your brother, I really like the 3d sentiment and the cute bears.

Hope you enjoyed your haircut, you deserve a little pamper time.

Don't eat too many choccie eggs tomorrow and defiantly not when your crafting, smudged chocolate doesn't look good on cards ;)

Love Rach xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

brilliant card Jules I bet you mum was pleased with that.

jacqui x

Loopylou. said...

oh jules he will love it!! those teddy bo's are so cute and I love the way you popped out the flowing flaggy/blankety bit one of them is holding.
I am a masters golf widow tonight so going to mooch off to bed I think!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Jules: This is a fantastic 60th birthday card. Hope he has a great day xxx

Sally said...

What a super card for your big bro Jules, he's just got to love it! Teddy Bo is a smasher isn't he? Happy Easter.
Sally x

Catherine said...

Fab teddy bo card, and a great male card....

Beryl said...

Super card Jules. Your brother will love it - especially as it's coming from his favourite mum I'm sure.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

What a lovely card Jules i am sure your brother will love it its gorgeous !

Lyn said...

Great card Jules, the sentiment makes me laugh, your mum has a good sense of humour. Take care, Lyn x

Mau xx said...

What a Fab Card Jules, I love the Teddy Bo images and these are Super for the occasion.
Hope your Brother has a lovely Birthday oohhh!!! to be 60 where do the years go!!
Have a Wonderful Easter day, Lots of Blessings to you & your family xx
Hugs Mau xx

Elaine said...

He is going to love this Jules what a lovely card I love it , the colours are beautiful.
Have a nice Easter Sunday and Monday Elaine Hugs Elaine

Jenny said...

I did wonder about the sentiment being rather confrontational!! :0)
love the sparkly large numbers.
We watch The Saturday night viewing by far :0)
Jenny x

Sue said...

Aww this is wonderful Jules! I love those gorgeous numbers!! and Bo is looking really cute here! Your Brother is going to love this card!
I hope he has a wonderful Birthday!
and Hope you have a fab Easter Sunday!
Love Sue xx

Cynthia said...

Adorable!! Love the bears--they are so cute! Guaranteed to make someone smile!

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card Jules. Hope you have a Very Happy Easter.

susiestacey said...

Great card love the image x Susan x

Gillian said...

Great card Jules. I am sure your brother will love it. Have a nice Easter Sunday. X

Anne said...

Brilliant design Jules and I'm sure both your mum and you BIG bro are delighted. Hugs x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great card for your brother,love the design i'm sure he will love it :) x

Di said...

Just perfect Jules - bet your brother will love it! Teddies always make even 'very grown-ups' smile :))

Happy Easter!

Di xx

coops said...

fantastic card jules.i love the fun image and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

Irene said...

Hi Jules

Your card is brilliant, I love it. I am sure your Mum and Brother will be thrilled.


Sally said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love Teddy Bo....well I think all teddies :)
Happy Easter!
I am also having a crafty afternoon :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Sally said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love Teddy Bo....well I think all teddies :)
Happy Easter!
I am also having a crafty afternoon :)
Hugs Sally xxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

hi Jules!
Oh our brothers are as old, how could they be so old.... we are only 25! great card!
Happy Easter;-))m

MagsB said...

Yep, I also tell my kids they're my favourite daughter or son. It took ages before one frowned and said 'But, Mum, I'm your ONLY daughter!'

I bet your bro is going to love this! Great job!!

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jules, how special is this card?! I love it and I'm sure your brother will too. I seem to be hurtling towards that big birthday faster than I like!

angelwhispers said...

This is just fab Jules and so perfect for your brother and I bet your mum was chuffed!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Anonymous said...

I love this! awesome teddy images with the numbers, happy birthday to your brother!

Christine said...

Jules this is FABULOUS! I absolutely love it. Perfect male card. Hope he has/had a lovely birthday! xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

not only super fab but very special as well. Happy Birthday to your big bro.

Marjorie said...

Wow! this is just stunning hun, love it! I bet your Mum and Brother did too!

jules said...

oh stunning card!!!!