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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, 28 March 2013


Hi Everyone

Here early today .. .. with a card it has taken me two days to make LOL!!

Just not enough hours in the day, or days in the week for me to get on top of my general makes .. .. .. the House of Hearts is definitely in "Wedding Mode" big time.

This week has seen me meeting up with more new "happy couples" and saying "bye for now" to others :-(

I also had a birthday on Tuesday which of course needed celebrating!

Anyway, here is my share for today which uses up some of those cream card snippets that are increasing at a fair rate of knots.  I think I now have more cream snippets than white ones and that is saying something.  

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3849E" Birthday Dreams
Background made with Tea Die Distress Ink stippled firstly through a Deckled Edge Nestabilities Rectangle cut into a piece of scrap paper and then through some sequin waste.
Script Stamp: "32531" Elusive Script Background (stamped again through the Deckled Edge Rectangle moved to the right.
Stampendous Embossing Powder (my own accidental mix of pirate gold and silver but I love it!!)
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
X-Cut Butterfly Punch
Pearls, ribbon cord and bead from my stash box

So there we go.  I managed a share yay!!!  

I do miss it when I don't get chance to post or visit your lovely blogs .. .. but I will hopefully be able to have a good catch up with everyone over the Easter break.

But for today I have lots to do .. .. part of which involves making my lovely hubby a wedding anniversary card for tomorrow.  Thankfully I have an idea in my head .. .. I just have to hope it turns out how I am imagining it.  But whatever I make him I will let you see that tomorrow.

I was asked how many years we will have been married .. .. well we are up to 38 lovely years this year .. .. and it feels like 8!!  Where have those other 30 gone?!?!!?  My life is flying by far too quickly :-( 

Have a lovely day today everyone.  We actually have a little sunshine trying to peep through so with a bit of luck the snow might disappear today.

See you tomorrow



Stamps and Paper said...

Good Morning Jules....beautiful card and I love the soft subtle background and butterfly..your sentiment is perfect.
We too have sunshine it makes you feel so much happier...has Spring arrived?


Viv's Visuals said...

Happy Anniversary for tomorrow Jules - 38 years??? You only get 10 for murder....LOL! Congratulations to both of you and will raise a glass (or 3) to the next 38!
Fab card - another stamp I will HAVE to own......

Craftilicious said...

That's really beautiful Jules - works so well on cream rather than white too. You've reminded me that I have that sentiment stamp somewhere and how lovely it is - must use my wood mount stamps more!
Have a great Easter weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, some sunshine here too - and the temperature has crept up a few degrees above freezing - reasons to celebrate :) And you have even more reasons to celebrate - a birthday and your wedding anniversary ... 38 years and still so happy - what's your secret?

Love the card too - I like your inking on the background and that lovely grass stamp is just gorgeous.

Just in case you don't make it back to blogland for a few days, have a lovely day tomorrow and an enjoyable Easter weekend.

Hugs, Elizabeth xx

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jules, I love the brown and cream contrast and gorgeous silhouette image and your sentiment is so unusual - I love it.
Have a lovely Anniversary tomorrow.

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Gorgeous make Jules, I love this idea with the cream cardstock and the inking it the you did with the image over top! Very cool!!!

Hope you and your hubby have a Happy Anniversary tomorrow!

Just want to wish you a Happy Easter weekend! Hugs!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Jules. I love the way you have created the background and the soft colours are gorgeous. Such a beautiful sentiment too.
Belated Birthday wishes too you too, I hope you had a wonderful day
Hugs Sue xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabulous card..... Hope you birthday went well.....
Enjoy your Anniversary ... And Easter.., lots of celebrations this week fot you....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Whisper said...

Very classy hun and well done on 38 years of marriage - you do know they get put away for less :-) !!, Luv Sam x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - I absolutely LOVE this creation xxx

Mau xx said...

Hi Jules, Hope you had a lovely Birthday on Tuesday, Many Happy Returns xx
and Happy Anniversary for tomorrow, I know what you mean about missing years :( we are 49yrs this year and It frightens me to think they have gone in a blink!
Love the card,I love the stamp and embossing.
Hugs Mau xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules,

Oh I do LOVE your card, it's just beautiful and so like an idea I was going to use (when I have the time LoL)so soft and dreamy with stunning colours and stanps.

Cynthia said...

Happy Anniversary, Jules! Thirty-eight years is an amazing achievement! Many more happy years to you and your hubby!!

This card is just gorgeous in all its snippet glory! Love the colors and the layers and the stamps!

MagsB said...

A belated Happy Birthday for Tuesday, and an early Happy Anniversary for tomorrow!

Another lovely card, the background is beautiful. So is the colour of your custom-made embossing!

Stay warm! (What is this thing you name 'sunshine....'? lol!)

love Mags B xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,love the design...gorgeous

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy belated birthday, Jules!!!! And many happy returns.
And I love your card. Super inking using the sequin waste and nestie and super pretty stamp choices too, The embossing looks lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Kath said...

Fabulous card - I love the background paper and stamp.

Congratulations on the 38 years - only 21 for us, but it's flown by!

Kath x

Eve said...

lovely card as always - I have this stamp but not inked it up yet!
I wish I had known that it was your birthday, Happy belated one!
Happy anniversary for tomorrow - 38 years wow congratulations!
take care xx

Home sweet home said...


Gorgeous and lovely card,love the image and all your fab details:):)

Happy Easter:)


lisa said...

I hope you had a lovely birthday, Jules and celebrated in style and a very Happy Wedding Anniversary too. Those years just fly by don't they although we have only managed half of far!
I love your card, those grasses are really lovely. It's a perfect way of using up those cream snippets. Hope you manage to get a bit of an Easter break and find a few eggs while you're at it.
Happy Easter
hugs Lisax

Tedz said...

Lovely Jules, I like the way you've done the background and then stamped over it - it looks very serene. Have a lovely Easter, Pauline xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

mags said...

Beautiful card Jules. Lovely image and layout. Have a lovely Easter and wedding anniversary.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This took my breath away, Jules! I love cream and cream with wheat grass and all the other delights to be found on your card is just perfection!

Now what this? You slipped in a birthday on Tuesday?! Happy Belated Wishes!!

Karen M said...

Hi Jules, this is such a soft and gentle card. Love it! Also, happy birthday & happy anniversary. You'll be ready for your Easter break with all these weddinga you're involved with! Kx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this card is gorgeous! A belated Happy Birthdaiy to you too!!! Carole Z x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous elegant card Jules.
I hope you had a lovely birthday and happy anniversary for tomorrow.
It's my anniversary in two weeks time....10 years already!
Lorraine x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous design Jules
happy anniversary for tomorrow
jacqui x

Lisa Jane said...

This is beautiful. Love that embossed image
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the stamped image and the wonderful glitter and the subtle background.

Kath x

Molecraft said...

Belated birthday wishes and happy anniversary for tomorrow Jules! Loving your beautiful card!
Helen x

Lyndsey Turner said...

Fab card, love the image and all the fabby details xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules,

This is stunning, I love the layers of ink that you've done and the embossing is perfect. Totally awesome card.

Happy Anniversary to Mr & Mrs Heart!


Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Jules! what a beautiful stamp and I love the way you've distressed the background - it's really pretty! Love the bow/twine and heart… and the delicate butterflies… it's a stunning design!!
Hope you had a fab birthday and hope you and hubby have a very Happy Anniversary tomorrow too!!
Love Sue xx

Carol said...

A belated Happy Birthday Jules, hope it was a good one.
Love your card, it's a great combination of stamps you've used.
Happy Anniversary to you and Mr H. for tomorrow, I hope you have a lovely day. Carol x

debby4000 said...

Absolutely wonderful card.

Patricia said...

A late "Happy Birthday" Jules and a very "Happy Anniversary"
Great card I just love how you get those wonderful delicate feelings within your cards, LOVE it all.
Have a wonderful Easter

Patricia xxx

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Jules. The main stamp is lovely and your stippled background is gorgeous. Love the colours scheme and the layout.
I hope you and your hubby have a lovely day today (and every day together too of course).
Beryl xx

Di said...

Belated Birthday Wishes Jules! Hope you had a lovely day. Gorgeous card again today - everything is so lovely and what a happy accident with the mixed EPs :))

Love your shadow box cards in QCME this coming month too!

Hugs, Di xx

Amanda said...

How strange I posted a comment and it has disappeared. Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday and say what a lovely card. Hugs, Amanda x

coops said...

stunning card jules.beautiful delicate design, the stamp is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Sooty said...

How did i miss this one only just spotted it, very nice and i did spot the butterfly x Hope you had a lovely birthday sorry i missed it xx

jules said...

Oh wow Jules gorgeous card!!!
as always!

Dora said...

Beautiful elegant card Jules, stunning.. .. Wishing you belated birthday wishes and a Happy Anniversary too... and a Happy Easter for tomorrow as well :P Hugs xxx

Bonnie said...

All these wonderful details went together so elegantly!

scrappymo! said...

Very the way you inked through the sequin waste...The image is lovely too...
Just popped my way through trying to catch up...still helping DH in the garden...getting all the spring chores done outside...I want it finished as i want to craft!!! teehee

Brenda said...

Well what is there not to love about this card Jules?!! It is so soft, summery feeling and just perfect! I love the colors, the papers and most of all that stamped image!! I love wheat and oats and love watching them grow, I love seeing the wild oats at the beach dunes so this card is just perfect to me! Hugs!!