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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.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day and that you saw some of the lovely sunshine.  

My day has flown by far too quickly again today.  I have been sharing my time between wedding invitations and card orders.

Tonight I will let you have a peep at a card I have made for a very good friend to give to her Grandson who will be a BIG 13 next month (I hope he doesn't turn into Kevin overnight LOL!!)

I think I am safe in sharing my card .. .. I can't imagine finding a heart on a random blog post being of major importance to a young lad of 12 .. ..nearly 13.

Can you remember as a kid telling people your age as "nearly" whatever your next birthday was going to be and always wanting to be older?  Well I think I have grown out of that and am quite happy not to be adding any extra years on now LOL!!

So here is my share:

This used:

Image:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Paul Texting"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat and Computer Generated (but in my rush I didn't write the font down .. sorry)
Backing Papers:  A mishmash of Pink Petticoat and a random snippet from Aimee Asher
Sizzix Die:  Stars
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Metallic Cord

and that is me for today!

Enjoy what is left of today and thank you for calling by .. .. unless you are the "nearly 13 year old" .. .. eeekkkk!!!   LOL!!!



Anonymous said...

awww Jules, this is great, the weather HAS been nice today and I laughed when you mentioned about Kevin, lol! I love harry enfield!
that was a funny yet scary episode lol.
Great card!

Stamps and Paper said...

A great card for a teenager Jules and a perfect image, love your layout and great colours ....


Betty said...

Oh I love this Jules gorgeous card Mo's images are always great this one is just perfect for a teenager.I love the design . I found the heart in the end lol

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabby image for a teenager.....
Wet here today the heavens opened.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

MARY B said...

Wow Jules , love how you have done this, Mary x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules.
That's the perfect image for a teenage boy and I love the colours and papers. I like how you have added the sentiments to the stars, will have to remember to try that.
Hugs Sue

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,

Perfect card for a teenager.
Sue x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, looks about right - bag on floor, earphones on, playing on game, l have one of these at home and he knows EVERYTHING (so he thinks). Great teenager card. Hope the bright weather continues x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card for a 13 year old boy, or would he still liked to be called boy at 13, maybe, male would be better!
Great papers and the star are great.

Kath x

Roma said...

Jules this is a fabulous card for your friends grandson ,excellent image ,love the papers & stars x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely perfect teenage card. xxx

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Jules,great image and

Anne said...

I'm sure he will love the card and the image is so appropriate! Lovely day, so nice to see some sun. Hugs x

Marie-Louise said...

I love this card. Had to laugh at the "nearly" - another very important one was the "half" ( 13 and a half).

Craftbugmum said...

Great card Jules, he will love it. Just like the kids of todat texting away (I find that with mine. Love the colours you have used.
Fi xx

Carol said...

This is fabulous for a 13 year old Jules, love how you've used the stars. Where do you get your metallic cord from please - I need some in silver for my nephew's wedding. Thanks Carol x

Bonnie said...

I have a 13 yr. old grandson. Wait, by that way of counting, he probably thinks he's 14! LOL, he's growing up much too fast. Anyway, this card would be so perfect for him. I think this will be a big hit!

Beryl said...

Brilliant image and a great card for a newbie teenager.
It was a beautiful day here too after a frosty start. Don't mind that - just let it not rain for a while longer.
Beryl xx

Cynthia said...

That is just perfect, Jules! Love it and I'm sure the young man will too!!

mags said...

Lovely Jules and a perfect card for a young male becoming a teenager.
Enjoy your week.

Patricia said...

Good morning,
Another stunning card which I am sure will be a treat for the young man to get.
Great layout and so beautifully coloured .
Fantastic day here yesterday as well, hoping for the same again today. That's me be rather greedy, just makes you feel so much better to see the sun and wonderful blue skies.
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

May said...

Fabulous card Jules...Perfect image for a teenager, Love your colouring & wonderful design, I'm sure he will love it!! Hugs May x x x

Loopylou. said...

Jules this is fab!! Ryan is the big 13 next month too ( I am in denial!!!!) I love this image, I use it oodles for those difficult teens. I treated myself to a rubber mo stamp too, its the skateboard teen!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant Jules I love this image will have to check out these digis for myself
Love this card great layout and colours
jacqui x

Juls said...

fab card! Love the sepia colour tones! Hugs Juls

Faye said...

Jules, this is perfect for a teenager. Go you. X

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is a fabulous creation, huggles Pops x x x

coops said...

stunning male card jules.great image and i love your fab papers :D

xx coops xx

Kath said...

A great teenager card - fab image.
Kath x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

perfect for a teen , love and have this great image , super design, pity teens are a total pain, well mine is.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

A perfect card for those awkward teens Jules. Love your colours.

Reminds me that our eldest Grandson is 13 this year too.....where have the years gone?

Love Sheila x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous teenager's card Jules. The image looks great and I love the papers and the stars.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is fab Jules!! the image is perfect for teenage boy! and LOVE those scrummy papers and star embellies!!
Hope you are having a good week! :-))
Love Sue xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card for a teenage boy Jules, I think this is one of my favourite Mo images and I love what you've done with it.

Carole Z said...

Evening Jules! This is such a super teen card, I love the image and your colouring! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card Jules and just perfect for a 13 year old! These days I forget how old I am and have to work it out. Worse still, I forget how old my kids are sometimes!

Karen Knott said...

Great card Jules, I love your colouring. Its a great image for a teenage lad too.
Love Kaz x

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
what a lovely mens card and stamp.
you have colored very beautiful and i like the details.
hugs to you.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules actually one of my grandsons is 13 today I will be ringing him later on to wish him a Happy Birthday. Stunning card love, gorgeous colouring. By the way my first great grandchild is due any day now, Im so looking forward to it. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

scrappymo! said...

Great image for a 13 year old! The colouring is so soft and the look of the shades you chose.

That metallic cord looks bronze...It is so perfect with this card!

Crafting Queen said...

REally great card for a teenager.

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, This is a brilliant card for a teenage boy - I had a Kevin before Harry Enfield he lived on a different planet to us and spoke a completely different language but came home to eat, sleep and use our hot water!! However he has turned out to be completely dependable. Pauline xx

Anonymous said...

Great card for a teen boy! Rock On, Jules! Hope you and your family are doing great! Enjoy the weekend ahead!!!

jules said...

oh love it Jules, it's a fab card for a teen!!