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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.


Sunday, 2 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well what a day it has been in the old House of Hearts .. .. it started off very badly in that hubby couldn't find his wallet after our night out last night!!

I don't know.  We don't go out for months and then disaster strikes when we do!!!

So we have telephone calls to the police and to the taxi firm who brought us home and to cancel the bank cards that were in his wallet .. .. and we won't mention the cash. We decided it was either on the taxi floor or he had dropped in getting out of the taxi and someone could have picked it up.

The taxi people couldn't get in touch with the driver because he hadn't finished work until 4.30am and would therefore be sound asleep .. .. as he should be.

So frantic searching took place and you wouldn't believe the stupid places we looked.

But thankfully by mid afternoon the taxi people had been able to get in touch with our driver and thank goodness he found the wallet in the back of the taxi and we were able to meet up with the driver (and give him a reward for his honesty!!).  So there are still good honest people in the world!!  Yay!!!!

The day has been thrown completely off course .. .. but eventually I found time (very late in the day) to shuffle my snippets around my craft desk and this is what I came up with for taking to Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge this week.

So that is lazy me for today.

Only just going to eat .. so I will link up in a bit.

I hope your day has been less eventful than ours!!!  But at least ours is ending much better than it might have done!



Caroline said...

Hi Jules sorry you have had such a stressful day but at least it ended well, as you said there are still some honest people out there. Gorgeous card I love those papers. The design is fantastic and I love what you have done with the thread it looks like moonbeams. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Jules, glad the wallet turned up

jacqui x

sally said...

Had a busy day here with son & granddaughter so no crafting for me :-( but at least no one here mislaid their wallet whilst out yesterday! Glad to see that all ended well in the end :-)) yeay for honest people!


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules......So glad hubby got his wallet

Faye said...

Thank goodness you were able to find the wallet!

I'm liking this card Jules. The thread around the circle is a lovely touch and looks gorgeous too. X

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card. I love these papers. Glad your day turned out well after all.

Lorraine said...

How stressful, thank goodness hubby got his wallet back!
Gorgeous card tonight Jules. I love your design, fab papers and that pretty ribbon.
Lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Am exhausted just reading this!! LOL Another yummy card Jules. Hope tomorrow is a bit more serene!!! x

MagsB said...

Oh Jules, what a worrying day you've had! Thank goodness it ended well, and three cheers for the honest taxi-driver!

It's another beautiful card made with those fabulous papers. Yes, I bought them (stash diet be blowed!) I think the silver cord on your card is just delicious!

Have a happy week!

love Mags B x

MagsB said...

PS I was so chuffed when I saw not one but two articles by you in 'Quick Cards' this month! It must be hard work for you, but I really appreciate it!

love (again) Mags B xx

jules said...

gorgeous card love the design Jules!! and so glad hubbie got his wallet back!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A very pretty stringy thingy topped with a fab snowflake! Thank goodness for honesty! Hugs, Lesley

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules.
Well, I'm glad there was a happy ending to your story. It is indeed good to know there are still honest people around.

Your card is stunning. I love those papers and the way you have added the silver cord to the circle looks wonderful

Hugs Sue

Tracey T said...

Jules, I'm amazed that you managed to make anything at all after the day you've had! This is absolutely gorgeous - I really love those papers! Tracey x

Beryl said...

Thank goodness the taxi driver found your husband's wallet. I suppose the card cancellation will still have to go through though. I was in a similar position just after I moved here. The first time I went shopping in town I got my purse nicked and I had just drawn out a wad of cash too.
Your card is lovely - I really like the central element with the silver thread.
Beryl xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Jules, you are true crafter to create such beauty after the chaotic day you had! And, mind, simply made by shuffling your snippets around!

After your day, I'd have been slumped in a corner of the sofa, slurping an adult beverage! But it was a delight to read about the happy return of the wallet!

Cynthia said...

Oh, Jules, there would have been NO WAY I could have made a card like that after a SCARE like that!! Bless that taxi driver!! But your card is gorgeous--love the silvery thread action!

Dawn said...

Blimey thankfully you got the wallet back. It's always a heart stopping moment when you realise something like that is lost. I love what you have done with this card & the twine wrapped around the circle. Great idea. X

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. Glad you got the wallet back!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Goodness me . . . WHAT a day Jules. Still, alls well that ends well eh? Lovely to hear that honesty is still alive despite what the news would have us believe!

Your card is just beautiful and I am still LOVING those papers.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Wow, beautiful Jules - love the addition of the silver thread wrapping too.

So pleased the wallet saga ended well - restores your faith in human nature doesn't it!

Love, Di xx

Marjorie said...

So glad everything turned out O.K. and your hubby got his wallet back safe and sound, there are some lovely people out there and so glad your taxi man was one of them..bless:)
Stunning card Jules, love all the silver twine, it's really beautiful!

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, Thank goodness for honest people! it is a nightmare when you lose handbags/wallets. This is a lovely card and I especially love the way you have put the twine around the mat to look like rays. Pauline xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh this is gorgeous .. i love the silver threads .. given me an idea
Lisa x

Samantha Elliott said...

Gosh wasn't Hubby the lucky one! Something like this happened to me only to find it jammed under our car seat and the only way we could get it out was to take it to the garage to dismantle the seat etc because of the air bags. Fortunately it was a company car so we did not pay the astronomical garage costs. I think they made something up! Oops!
Anyhoo I digress. Fabulous card there and I am really loving these colours!

Bonnie said...

Whew! What a nightmare. Glad it turned out OK! I love, love, love the rays of starlight! Very magical indeed!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, what a terrible experience, glad all came good in the end and the wallet is safely back in Dave's pocket. I'm sure making this gorgeous card was calming and therapeutic. Love the corded topper. Elizabeth xx

Sue said...

Phew! I'm glad you found the wallet Jules… I know how worrying it is when you lose your bank cards etc.. it is nice to know there are still some honest people out there!! :-)
your card is SO beautiful… the papers are really pretty with the twine detail and snowflake.. it's a stunning card!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Oh Jules, what a nightmare!! I'm so glad it all ended well. How you even got your thoughts together to make this beautiful card is beyond me!!

Patricia said...

WOW!! what a stunning creation , I love how you have used the spirreli idea pure genius that. The colours you have chosen are beautiful.
So glad hubby got his wallet back what a terrible start to the day, but it ended well, that`s the main thing.

Patricia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Another stunning card glad your husband found his's an awful feeling.


Carol said...

Hope today has been less stressful Jules! What a gorgeous snippet make though, love the touch of spirelli on the circular die and the snowflake is gorgeous. Carol x

Carole Z said...

A gorgeous card after such a fraught day! Glad all ended well, Caroe Z x

Carole Z said...

A gorgeous card after such a fraught day! Glad all ended well Carole Z x

Carole Z said...

Pleased all turned out well in the end, Gorgeous card Carole Z x

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Love the kraft card ... Think you love it the way you have put the twine round the scalloped nestie......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

May said...

Beautiful card, Love the kraft colour & fabulous design..I am so glad your Husband got his wallet back... Hugs May x x x

Brenda said...

Oh my I love this card! Love these papers and colors-you are so talented my friend!