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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, 20 April 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day .. .. and not got caught up in too much rain.

Definitely April showers in my neck of the woods all day .. .. but with little bursts of sunshine in-between.  What a late friend of mine used to call "growing weather".  I always think of him even more come April.  He was such a lovely man.

Anyway, round to my share for the day .. .. no flowers or fancy bits tonight because I have had a request for a load of male cards .. .. so it may be a week of those I'm afraid!!  Eeekk!!  No pretty bits!!! LOL!!!

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Nitwits
Fiskars Punch:  Threading Water
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cord and Brad from the Stash Box

I hope you all have a good weekend and that you find a bit of crafty time for yourself.

Fish and chip night for me so I am off to start banging my knife and fork up and down on the table mat as I think hubby has just about finished cooking the culinary delights!!  LOL!!!

Everyone always comments on how lucky I am to have a hubby that will cook.  This is true.  I am lucky .. .. and I know that I am .. .. but he does make a heck of a mess!!  Come tomorrow I will find mushy peas splattered all over the cooker top and I have even been known to find them down the cupboard doors .. .. and I won't mention  the floor.

But having said that it always tastes good so a girl must be grateful.

Catch you again tomorrow.



Wendy said...

Fabulous male card Jules, love the image so cute and fantastic colouring and great papers...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Jules,

enjoy your fish and chips my late husband cooked all our meals and I've had to relearn to cook, wash, iron and do the housework how sad am I :) :)

nevertheless I really do like your card a lot.

jacqui x

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Jules!
we had oven fish and chippies with garden peas tonight! yummo!
this is such a fab card hun, I have those nitwits and they are such a fun set!
huge hugs Lou xxx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Great male card,i love making male cards as sometimes not having to worry about where to put all the pretty bits is nice lol :)
I know how you feel whenever my OH cooks for me...he always leaves me a good old mess and the washing up to do afterwards lol
Have a fab weekend xx

jules said...

Hi Jules, what a cutie image!! and of course a gorgeous card you made with it!!! have a great w/end!

Beryl said...

You lucky girl. I could just do with a plate of home cooked fish and chips.
I don't mind seeing mens cards for a week or so. I think we all need inpsiration for those at times. Great card - looking forward to seeing the next.
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

We didn't get any rain today,wall to wall sunshine....your card is gorgeous ,love the image and fabulous

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Another fab card hun and wow you have been very busy since my last visit!

Em xxx

Andria said...

Aww super cute card, the paper matched the image perfectly and love the little scissors :).

Anonymous said...

Love the male themed card Jules, the image is another great LOTV?

I managed to get four loads of washing dried before the rain struck!

I too have had fish and chips cooked by hubby for tea but not mushy peas just the good old garden sort!

Have a great evening, take care xx

Vicky said...

Just gorgeous the image and the papers look so fab too :o)

hope you have a lovely weekend..big hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

I am running out of adjectives Jules. I think I will have to dig out my thesaurus,lol! As usual this is gorgeous, perfectly coordinated and just so perfect! I love your stash of papers that just 'happen' to match a stamp perfectly.


mags said...

Lovely male card Jules. Great image and the papers really go well with it.
Have a good weekend.

angelwhispers said...

Will look forward to your male cards as this is just gorgeous and love the papers so perfect with the image! Love Chanelle xx

Carol said...

Fabulous male card Jules,love the papers.
Weather was wet here this morning and it's wet now but we had a lovely afternoon!
Lol at your husband - mine is exactly the same :( Carol x

Donna Mosley said...

A really adorable card Jules. Love the cute image and the papers are so perfect for it.

Donna x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous male Card and i love those little scissors....

Sue said...

Aww this is fab Jules! what a wonderful image! I love those delish papers and the little scissors - it's a great design! I quite like male cards - you know where you are with them, no faffing about deciding where to put the flowers, lace etc.!!! LOL
Hope you have a great weekend! :-))
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

love this tinkering diy bear, so adorable and perfect for any guy! :-D

Tracy said...

Now that paper couldn't be any more perfect! Fantastic guy card Jules. :-) You are one lucky duck if your hubby cooks. Mine does it occasionally and I've never been able to figure out how most of the pepper shaker contents ends up around the stove top instead of in the pan. LOL Being messy must be part of being a male cook. Hope you enjoyed your dinner. Hugs!

Bernie said...

I think its wonderful that you will be doing male cards, I need all the inspiration I can get. Love this! Great background paper and I love that image. I know he is taking a brake but it makes me think of the sign in Jim's work shop that said 'If all else fails read the directions.'

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a fab card for a fella & such a cute image. I love the Nitwits papers you use. I won't let my hubby near my kitchen 'cos of all the mess he creates but bless 'im he was a chef for 25 yrs so he deserves a rest!
Sally x

Kath said...

Fab card Jules. I always find male cards a challenge, so I love your ideas.
Kath x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card - the papers are perfect for that image :o)

Hubby does most of the cooking in our house, and just like you I know it's great... but the amount of stuff he breaks and all the mess lol! Hugs, Lisa x

M said...

Ahh Jules, my hubby is exactly the same! His food tastes divine, but what I could make in one saucepan, he makes in 5, using every cooking implement out of the drawer and splatting bits everywhere! Sooo frustrating! So I feel your pain hehe. Cute teddy builder ;) M x

coops said...

fabulous male card the fab image and really great papers :D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, Great card ... love the image but thank goodness my handyman is more enthusiastic and skilled than that :) The backing paper is brilliant. I expect you enjoyed your fish and chip supper last night and that the mushy peas have been cleaned up by now :))Elizabeth x

Jenny said...

Now this looks like my pace of DIY "right said Fred,let's have another cup of tea..." :0)
Love all the fun backing papers and the scissors charm :0)
Jenny x

Di said...

Totally gorgeous Jules - those BPs are just perfect with such a great image too. Love it! Love, Di xx