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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, 14 February 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope that you are all well and that you have a Happy Valentine's Day!!

Mr Heart and I swapped our valentine cards at 6.00am this morning .. .. and this is the one I made for him.  He found the heart quite quickly!!!  He did ask whether he had to count how many hearts there were .. .. but sounded relieved to know he didn't need to bother (after all I would have to count them to check he was right) LOL!!

Quite a weird Valentine's Day for us actually.  Normally we would be having a "romantic dinner for two" this evening but we are on week two of the "fasting diet" .. .. which is where you eat normally (but sensibly) for 5 days of the week and the other two days you have one meal and then only water/black tea or coffee for the rest of the day (though I have to admit to having a bit of milk in mine).  Sounds horrendous but we are finding it remarkably easy .. .. and people my hubby knows have had some brilliant results, so we have decided to give it a go.

Thursday is one of our "fasting days" so our romantic meal had to happen at breakfast .. .. ..  scrambled eggs on toast by candlelight at 6.30am.  It must be love!!!   LOL!!!

.. .. ..  and here is Mr Heart's card from me:

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Just An Old Fashioned Girl"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Waterfall Hearts"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Classic Square Large
Button and Button Twine from my stash box
My Trust Sewing Machine

and that is my share for today.

Time to get to work now!  I have a mountain of orders to clear and a few dozen wedding invitations to make .. .. not that they will all get finished today.

Catch you again soon .. .. have a lovely day whatever you are doing.



Marie-Louise said...

As with all of your cards this is beautiful. Have a lovely Valentine's Day. Good luck with the diet - I know quite a few people doing it at the minute and it seems to work very well.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Valentine's to you both. Scrambled eggs by candlelight sounds pretty romantic to me ... it's the diet that sounds pretty awful :) Great card - I like that sentiment. Have a brilliant, if busy, day. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Jules - love that sentiment.
Denise xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww Jules . . . I just adore this lovely Valentine's Card.

That diet sounds great for 5 days of it and bonkers for the other 2! I just don't think I could do it. However, I wish you luck with it, and I'd love to know how you get on.

Sarn xxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

However, I LOVE the thought of you having a romantic candlelit brekkie together! Sounds wonderful xxx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Valentines card Jules. Bad planning on the diet front, I'm sure you'll probably make up for today's lack of celebration on a non fasting day though!

Whisper said...

Aaah scrambled eggs by candlelight and at 6.30am - how sweet, i got a card and son wants to know, why he hasn't got anything !!! Luv Sam x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
Happy valentines day to you and Mr Heart.
A beautiful card as always -
I heart it!
Sorry, rubish joke!
love Eve xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous Valentines card..... I have made a card with the papers from yesterday.... Yummy
Will post later
To sunny to take pic at the moment...... Lol
Enjoy your day....
Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Lovely card Jules. My hubby is on the fasting diet but thankfully is doing Mondays and Wednesdays!!

liz x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant Jules! I love this card you alway seem to make such elegant cards
jacqui x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, this is lovely as well - that sentiment is brilliant. Pauline xx

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the colour combo. Good luck with the diet. Carol x

Anne said...

Fabulous card and I love the sentiment. Not something Mr C and I have ever done, he's not got a romantic bone in his body!!! Lots of work for you Jules. Take care xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Jules - we're having a 'happy birthday' day here - and we're with you on the diet front.... but I MAY just squeeze in a teeny piece of victoria sponge - after all birthdays only come once a year!! Have a lovely day. x

irishfaery said...

This is just gorgeous!

Fasting diet... *runs screaming at the thought* - good luck though!

Kerry Louise

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fab card, Jules! So what is this "fasting" diet and where can I find it please? Hugs, Lesley

Loopylou. said...

oh thats gorgeous Jules and good luck with the fasting diet, its lovely that you are doing it together
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

A stunning stylish card Jules. I love those papers and gorgeous sentiment.
The heart button is so beautiful too.
hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

Happy Valentine's Day to both of you. Your card is just gorgeous!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

like you say , it must be love, we don't do valentines day , my Mum and Dad always did and they had a very tempestuous marriage so I don't bother . Wedding Anniversary is our big thing, but I know you and Mr Heart are just old romantics and that's lovely.
Your card is classy and perfect .

Doreen said...

Just beautiful Jules, good luck with the

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules ,love those papers & fab stitching (wish i could sew) look forward to finding out how you get on with the diet x

Carole Z said...

Happy Valentine's Day Jules..your card is gorgeous! Carole Z X

MagsB said...

Beautiful - as always! Have a good, productive day!

love Mags B x

Bev Henwood said...

Simply gorgeous card Jules ~ I just wish I had half of your inspiration! Hubby and I are also on the fasting diet, but we cheated this week and swapped our fasting days so we could go out tonight ~ lol. Hugs Bev xxx

Lorraine said...

I hope you and Mr Heart have a lovely Valentines day.
Your card is gorgeous as always.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Jules, what a truly gorgeous card, Mr Heart is a lucky chap. Love the heart button and eagerly checked where it was from on your list to's from your stash 😞. Never mind, may have to pop round and check out your stores lol, should l make sure it's not a fasting day and bring 🍰?

Happy Valentines you two love birds, have a lovely evening.

Big hugs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Sharon said...

I love this card Jules as I am sure Mr Heart did. Love the sentiment also. Simple but stunning.
You will have to let me know how the fasting diet goes. I meant to buy the paper it was featured in and completely forgot.
Hugs Sharon. x

Juls said...

fantabulous card!! Hugs Juls

May said...

Have a wonderful breakfast together... Gorgeous card... Hugs May x x x

Kathleen said...

Oh a lovely card, great sentiment, glad you didn't have to count the hearts or I would have had to too, just to check you were right lol.

Kath x

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
i hope you had a wonderful day and such a beautiful card as always.
hugs to you.

jules said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card as always! hubbie gave me a card and flowers today but usually we dont bother so guess what?. Yes thats right i didn't make him a card!. Think im in the dog house now lol!

scrappymo! said...

This is a lovely Valentines card to be shared over a candleight breakfast! How sweet!

The sentiment on your card is wonderful!

Liz Armstrong said...

Scrambled eggs on toast by candlelight sounds just fab Jules!
Love the card : )

Patricia said...

Good Sunny Morning Jules,
Your card is stunning as usual, love the stitching.
Must get the sewing machine out and do some sewing round my cards.
Had have a wee smile at you sitting at your candlelight meal just quite so early in the day.
This weight thing is a pain.....!!!!! My sister and I are trying hard to loose some for our holiday in June. It goes on so quickly but by! great! it takes ages to come off.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules yes yesterday was certainly your day, my hubby also gave me a really gorgeous card with a stunning sentiment inside then bought me a gorgeous bunch of roses to, what a lucky girl I am.
A stunning card to my love. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Jules...lovely card and love your cute heart breakfast sounds so romantic...


Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules… love the pretty heart papers and fab layout… the twine and heart button are perfect! :-))
Aww your candlight breakfast sounds wonderful and romantic… it doesn't matter how or when - as long as you are together! ;-))
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card, love the layers and the button! Hope you had a lovely Heart-Day!

Bonnie said...

This is sweet! Glad you didn't have to count those hearts!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mr. Heart is a lucky man! That's a fantastic card, Jules! Your diet sounds very interesting; my Mister and I need to start something. I'm not sure I could get him to go for it though.