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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.


Monday, 20 May 2013


Hi Everyone

Well the wanderer has returned!!  I hope you all had a great weekend.

We headed off to London early Friday morning and arrived back home last night.  

So the packing case is now empty again ready to go back in the roof and my "do list" has increased in size whilst my back was turned .. .. but what a wonderful few days away.

It certainly re-charges your batteries to escape.  

Evita was brilliant!!  I loved it!!  

The ticket was my birthday present from my oldest Son and his wife (thank you again kids for such a special weekend xx).. .. and they tricked me into thinking I was sitting pretty near the back and that I might not be able to see Marti Pellow very well but I would be able to hear him.  I was happy with that.

Little tricksters .. . I was sitting 4 rows from the front!!  I could see the sparkle in his eyes and that fantastic smile.  He certainly got the loudest cheers at the end of the performance .. .. I wonder why??!!!  No cameras allowed though so no snaps on my phone .. .. he will just have to stay a wonderful memory.

As soon as it had finished I could have watched it again.  I really enjoyed it.  

But now I am back to earth with a bang.

Last week was all rush in the build up to going away .. .. this week is going to be all rush to catch up.  But with recharged batteries I am sure this is going to be a very productive week.

Today's share uses the Sketch Saturday Challenge sketch  -  just perfect for a card I needed to make.

This used:

Image:  Pink Petticoat "Happily Ever After" (don't think this is still available )
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "P820 Script"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Romance and Roses" FQB
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and cord from my stash box

I'll be back tomorrow and hopefully catch up with everyone's blogs over the next couple of days but in the meantime if you fancy playing along with the challenge here is the sketch I used:

Have a good day everyone.



Nikbee said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend. I would love to see Evita.
Your card is fantastic. I love the glitter.
Nikki x

Hettie said...

What a pretty card Jules! Not too fussy but enough!
Gosh! I can hardly believe it is mine and Mr Hettie's next year! Gulp!
Sounds like you had a fab time in London!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another beautiful card Jules ... simply stunning. Glad you enjoyed the mini break and the show and a teeny bit jealous re Marti Pellow!
From another Wet Wet Wet fan!!! x

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you had a lovely time. Really like the card.

sally said...

You never cease to amaze me with your seeming endless supply of lovely cards.

Glad to hear you had a great week-end.


Sue - bearhouse said...

So glad that you enjoyed the show Jules and what a lovely surprise to find yourself near the front so you were almost looking into those gorgeous eyes!!
Your card is stunning. I really love the image, delicate shades of pink and perfectly tied ribbon
hugs Sue xx

Anne said...

So glad you hear you'd a wonderful time. It does you good to get a lovely surprise like that. Love your card, just as well you put such gorgeous creations on, it makes me want to get busy ... I've even got that PP set and I'd forgotten all about it. Hugs x

cuilliesocks said...

So pleased you had such a wonderful weekend, and what a treat to go to hear Evita, and Marty Pellow. It's a fantastic musical.

Love your card today, beautiful anniversary card, great image and the silver and pink are fantastic together, kate x

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules. Gorgeous design and very elegant.
Glad you had a good weekend and enjoyed the show.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Jules , glad you had such a wonderful weekend in London. My son went for the first time , apart from when he was in my tum, to London about 2 weeks ago, he loved ever minute.
your card is so gorgeous and classy as always.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love that you've used just a hint of silver. Sounds like a wonderful weekend away, pleased you enjoyed yourself. Carol x

Patricia said...

Welcome home, so glad you had a great time.
Brilliant card, so gentle, pretty and delicate, I love it

Patricia xxx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Jules - love the LO and perfect sparkle.
Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
Beautiful card. Sounds like you had a great weekend.
Sue x

Betty said...

Just so beautiful Jules I love your style of cards. I was looking at those nail heads are they easy to attach with the wand?

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the show. I haven't been to the theatre for yonks!

Gorgeous card. I love the design and soft pretty colours.
Lorraine x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card - I like the touch of glitter from the diamond stickles and that bow is to die for :) Oh, and despite the fact that I am probably old enough to be your mother, Marti Pellow's smile and twinkling eyes does this old lady's heart good. I tell the EM that I'd adopt him, together with Tom Cruise, tomorrow :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Kathleen said...

Beautiful sweet card, so very pretty, love it.

Kath x

Sharon said...

Another beautiful card Jules. Gorgeous papers and design. Love the bow.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sooty said...

Lovely card always love Pink x

Beryl said...

So glad you enjoyed your weekend away and most of all the chance to see Evita.
This is a gorgeous card - pretty papers and I really like the font you have used.
Beryl xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful gift and a dream trip! I'm glad you had fun and you're recharged and ready to go to work! This is a beautiful anniversary card by the way!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gasp! Another amazing creation, Jules!!

It was so fun reading about your fantastic get-away! What wonderful kids!!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, sweet Wedding card.

Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules,sounds like you had a fabulous weekend too.
Louise xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous as always Jules
glad you had a lovely weekend
jacqui x

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Jules - of course I love the pink, and it's just sooo elegant.

I saw Evita MANY years ago in London and am so with you - what a fabulous trip, and I expect you're still humming the tunes :) As it's based on fact I think it's even more spine tingling.

Hugs, Di xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules. So clean and elegant - beautiful colours. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend - such a fantastic memory.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jules, glad to hear you've had a great time over the weekend and enjoyed the musical! Glad to hear it!... I have to admit I was half expecting you to tell us you had to move ribbon out of your suitcase to pack for the trip lol!!!

Oh How evil I am!!!

Lovely make Jules, love the champagne tower with the hearts bubbling about! So pretty!

Roma said...

Aww i love marti pellow i grew up listening to him in wet wet wet .

Glad you had a great time you lucky thing !

love your card Jules so gorgeous ,love the image & colours x

coops said...

so beautiful jules.gorgeous pretty design and I love your soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the soft colours.
WOW you were one lucky girl sitting so close to Marty...sound like you had the perfect weekend.


Marjorie said...

You sound like you had a fabulous time Jules.. and your card is fabulous too! So elegant..
Hugs, Marjorie xx

Tedz said...

Pretty card Jules - like the way you made the bow with the ribbon and twine just gives it that edge. Hope you are not too busy catching up - not too much dreaming mind! Pauline xx

Brenda said...

So glad that you had a great birthday weekend away! What fabulous kids you have to send you away to see a special show!! Happy Birthday to you!! My birthday was over the weekend too. lol But we just stayed here in the country and I relaxed in my crafting room which was awesome! I'm am loving this card Jules! The image is just to cute, love those hearts and of course you always color it perfectly! I love the papers you used as well as the bits of silver throughout the card!

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules,pleased you had a great time!!! and i am loving the card, beautiful!
Well the wedding is over and a great time was had by all!!
think i cried a bucket full in the church!!lol!

cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, so pretty.
Glad you had a lovely weekend - it's nice to have a complete break occasionally isn't it.

Anke said...

Beautiful and very elegant card, so lovely.


Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, glad you had a great time in London! As a I said before, one of my top musicals and have seen it several your card, so pretty! Carole Z X

Kath said...

Fab card - glad you had a good weekend too!
Kath x

Mau xx said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colour
Hugs Mau xx

scrappymo! said...

Love the little hearts among the glasses...very pretty card.