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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, 16 April 2013


Hi Everyone

Just a quick post from me today whilst I am munching on my lunch.

Unfortunately I have the news on in the background too .. .. .. what horrible news it is holding from all over the world.  Lots of lives in turmoil and some ending far too early :-(

It makes our unhappiness about our energy supplier wanting to up our direct debit pale into insignificance .. .. but it is nonetheless worrying!

Perhaps as the news continues there might be some good news to cling to somewhere (please).

Anyway, round to my quick share:

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique  "Snoozing Stan"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Mr Sirloin" (my current favourite)
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Bear Boys Too" (just love the brown pattern that looks like quilted fabric)
Nestabilities:  Classic Squares
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Metallic Cord from my Stash Box

OK .. .. lunch break over .. .. time to hit the wedding invitations I need finished for the weekend.

Hope your day is going well.



Marie-Louise said...

Aww. Jules this is fantastic. Love this image and the great papers.

cotnob said...

lovely card Jules, fab image and colours - your computer generated sentiment is great.
I gave up reading the newspaper because I found it so depressing and I just ended up getting upset and cross every time I read it - like you say, the news is not much better but it does put things in perspective sometimes.

Whisper said...

Oh you are early with your post today !!, great image and layout too, Luv Sam x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant mans card Jules. The image looks great and I love the design and colours.
Lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, such a fun image. Have a great day. :)

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card the image and fab

Anne said...

Fabulous make Jules. You never cease to amaze and inspire.

I'm so sad that we live in such a horrid world. Where is it all going to end.

Hugs x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules love your image and papers
jacqui x

Vicky said...

Simply fabulous as always hun...and yes it's so very tragic about the news..:o(

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love that image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous papers.
hugs Sue xx

Carol said...

Love this Jules...reminds me of my Dad, he used to fall asleep with the newspaper!! Gorgeous papers too.
And yes I've got another wedding order to do for next April! Carol x

Juls said...

Fab card!! Love the twine detail! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

A perfect male card Jules!
Helen x

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card Jules, great image and love that font.
Wendy xx

Carole Z said...

Super guy card Jules, love the image! Carole Z x

Sue M B said...

Aww this is fab Jules… what a wonderful image!! it looks like my dad when he nods off!! :-)
I love the papers and embellies… the twine and nailheads are perfect!
I was thinking just the same today while watching the news… so many bad things happening… and not much good news at all at the moment… :-(
At least the sun has been shining here though… and the flowers and trees are starting to come out at long last!! Ooh could it be Spring!! LOL
Hope you are having a good week..
Love Sue xx

Sharon said...

He is fab Jules and I love the quilted effect of the paper.
Hugs Sharon. x

Patricia said...

Another stunning card Jules,
Love that image and the gorgeous papers.

Patricia xx
Ooppss! forgot to look for the Heart!! back for another look......

Beryl said...

It's a scary world we live in - I'll never understand the people who do this sort of thing. Just hope we don't get any 'copy cats' on Sunday for the London Marathon.
I think the chap in your image got the birhday message. Great card.
Beryl xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just stunningly gorgeous :0) Hugs Pops x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, Thank you for your lovely comment. I love this image, reminds me of what my husband keeps doing only he's "watching" TV he tells me!! You've made it into a lovely man's card. Pauline xx

Loopylou. said...

oh thats gorgeous hunny, I love those papers
huge hugs Lou xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really fab image and i love your design and papers :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

The snoozey dude is such a fun image, and great card all around, great elements and colours!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jules, I know just what you mean about the news! How can human beings do such awful things to others?

I love this card - it's Dave (without the cap), lol!! Love those papers too.

Brenda said...

Cute card! I am loving that image-he is quite cute! lol I also love that paper that looks like it is quilted as well as the other paper. This is a great card to put a nice big smile on someone's face!