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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.


Saturday, 15 June 2013


Hi Everyone

I thought it was time I showed my face in blogland before I forget how to post!!!  LOL!!!

Things are going really well in the House of Hearts on the old wedding front.  Lots of romantic creations.  But sadly no general projects for me to share.

The journey ended yesterday with one of my happy couples .. .. they will be getting married next week .. .. and so I decided to have a little crafty play this morning before I start on my next wedding missions.

Here is what I came up with:

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "S5316" Silhouette Grass
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Simple Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Easter Colour Collection Treat"
Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Old Paper and Bundled Sage
Nestabilities:  Oval and Scalloped Oval
Punches:  Daisy, Tag and Heart
Ribbon, Twine and Pearl from my stash box

Whilst my mind was wandering one day whilst tying ribbon I thought of this scrummy stamp and realised that I only every stamp it in black ink .. .. so today I started with white card and clear embossed it and then stamped it in Bundled Sage distress ink and clear embossed that too before distressing the background.  Quite pleased with the finished look.

So what else have I been up to during my absence from blogland?

Well it has been pretty much full on wedding work but we did  have a lovely romantic night away last weekend to celebrate a really special friend's 70th birthday.  The party was in the evening and hubby had found this lovely place here for us to stay, which is just outside of Weston Super Mare.

It was a fabulous place.  Super clean and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. I felt well spoilt.  We were sad to leave on the Sunday morning .. .. but one night is better than none!

Here are a few pictures.  I tried to post them from my Ipad whilst we were there but I couldn't manage it .. .. no doubt user error on my part!!  LOL!!!


Isn't it fabulous?  The bathroom was huge .. .. bigger than my bedroom at home!!

So another happy memory made and a lovely birthday party too.

OK back to it for me now.  Three table plans to prepare today!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

I know I won't be back to regular posting for a while yet, but do have a snippet share lined up for tomorrow.



lisa said...

Lovely to see you, Jules and glad you are going great guns with your Wedding work. I know it must be peak season for you but at least the weather see,s to have picked up a bit for all the happy couples.
Love your silhouette grasses in white, this is one of my fav techniques and I forget about it sometimes. It's made a beautiful card.
Your hotel looks fab, must make a note of it if we are ever down that way.
Have a lovely weekend and don't work too hard.
Hugs Lisax

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Great to hear from you Jules - you are missed. Gorgeous card and ingenious card and WOW what a gorgeous hotel - may have to check that one out if we are travelling that way in future. Good luck with all your wedding makes. Saz x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, I love the beautifully blended inks with the wheat spays! So Cool!

and awesome place you stayed at! Hope you enjoyed it xoxo

sally said...

Lovely to see you in blogland again, albeit briefly! Lovely looking place you stayed :-) bit far for us tho!


Cynthia said...

It's so good to hear from you! Love your fabulous card! I don't think I've ever used embossing powder with that stamp, but now I'm inspired!!

Have a great weekend!!

rosie said...

fabulous card Jules. love the image. fab colours.

glad you had a good time away. the room looks gorgeous x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely card Jules - what a great place to spend time xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Jules love the technique you have used and also you colours are stunning...
Your room looks lovely and that bathroom is die for....


Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...and loving the pictures too...Oooh to have a bathroom like that..sigh....:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
it's lovely to see you back. What a beautiful card, love the colours and of course the image.
Glad you had a romantic break - much deserved.
Take care xx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, the image is beautiful and love the sentiment.
Looks a lovely comfy room and that bathroom is almost bigger than my house, pleased you had such a lovely time, Kate x

susiestacey said...

Glad to hear you are keeping well and looks a lovelyplace you stayed in too xsusan x

Victoria said...

Classy card and classy place to stay! Lovely to "see" you briefly!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the design and colours.

Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Jules!! Love this pretty card... and now I have to go buy the sentiment too.... LOL xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

It's lovely to hear from you Jules. it sounds like you are extremely busy at the moment.
Your card is stunning. I love the way you have stamped the image, beautiful colours and the heart tag looks gorgeous.
How lovely to a romantic night away, it expect it was nice to have a bit of a break from your wedding work.
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card as always.

Kath x

Patricia said...

Lovely card, wonderful sentiment.
Great to see a post from you again.
What a super hotel, just take a look at that super bathroom...........I WANT one like that.
Glad you had a good time away.

Patricia. xxxx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Jules and great to see you here again! How lovely it would be to have a bathroom like that one glad you had a good time and also that all the wedding crafting is going well! Carole Z X

Di said...

Wahoo - fabby card there Jules. Brilliant way to use a fave stamp, always such beautiful makes and inspiration from you! Good to know the decks are being swabbed too :)

Where you stayed looks brilliant too - am on the case!




Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Jules love the card, gorgeous as usual! and wow the hotel looks wonderful i would love to stay there!

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules. Love the resist stamping. Glad to hear that things are going well on the wedding front too.
Looks like a fab place you stayed in too.

coops said...

stunning card jules.beautiful delicate design and I love the colours :D

xx coops xx

Amy Russell said...

Beautiful card! The colours you have used work so well with this stamp & the sentiment is lovely too.
The place you stayed looks fab, love that bathroom! Weston Super Mare is not too far from me but don't visit very often. Glad you had a nice break.
Amy x

scrappymo! said...

Beautiful resist stamping card. I haven't tried that technique but have it on my list of things to try!

Yours looks fabulous. Love the colours and image you chose.

Your night away sounds like fun. The room is lovely!

Betty said...

Lovely to see you back Jules love this card love your distress inking. Looks like you had a great break

Sooty said...

Hi Jules lovely to see you back, really missing your posts really nice card. Lucky you, looked lovely place to stay i just booked a night in Wells this weekend with my daughter as hubby away. xx

Bonnie said...

I love the embossing with the ghost stamping! Such a nice contrast with the blue sky! Glad you could have a night away and be spoilt! We all need that sometimes.

Linby said...

Gorgeous card, love the effect you achieved.
What a fab room too!

Marjorie said...

I love what you have achieved with this card Jules, it is really quiet stunning!.. so glad you managed a short break, it does recharge the batteries:)
Marjorie xx

Juls said...

Wow!!! This card is amazing!!! Love it!!!! & love your piccys to! Hugs Juls