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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, 10 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are having a good weekend.

It has been quite a busy one here in the House of Hearts for lots of different reasons, but a very enjoyable one too.

I had a major die cutting session today which means I can now sit and make a mountain of thank you cards for a now married "happy couple".  That will hopefully be one of tomorrow's tasks.

Hubby went out into the garden to give some conifer trees a haircut .. ..  he has like hedge cutters on a huge extending pole .. .. but even with this there were some parts he just couldn't reach .. .. so I said if he held the ladder I would go up and trim them with the hand clippers .. .. just to finish the job off properly.  That felt much less responsibility than me holding the ladder for him to climb up.

After a bit of persuading he agreed .. .. and when finished I said "don't you tell my Mum I have been up there".  He laughed because he knew my Mum never allowed me to climb on anything.  Even now she tells me off if she knows I have been up in the roof!!

Once as a child she let me climb nearly to the top of a slide but she just wasn't brave enough to let me climb right to the top, clamber over and slide down.  She insisted I comeback down the steps .. .. and of course you would never dare argue.  You did as you were told. So all the kids climbing up behind me had to get off the steps so I could climb down again!!  How embarrassed was I?!?!  LOL!!!

Anyway, time for a little share:


This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1037K" Lovin' Flowers 
Sentiment:  Docrafts (no reference on the stamp and this is just part of the image).
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Isabelline" and "Woodgrain"
Sizzix Die:  "657188" Tiny Tags and Tabs
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Pinking Shears
Twine, ribbon and button from my stash box 

Well it smells like my curry is well on the way to being cooked so I had better wander and get the rest ready.

Have a lovely evening and I'll catch you tomorrow with my snippets.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely card Jules what a great image
jacqui xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the image and colours. Fab design too.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules and a great card your sweet image which is coloured beautifully...great background


cuilliesocks said...

What a great image Jules, just love it, lovely card altogether. You're very brave, I hate heights,I don't even like climbing the stairs. Have a good weekend, Kate x

Viv's Visuals said...

Just love this stamp Jules! Great card... and do you think you will make it to the top of the slide in the playground????? LOL

Louise said...

Great card Jules - love the image and the woodgrain backing paper.

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the cute image and beautiful colours. The way you have added the button and ribbon to the corner of the image looks fabulous.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,fabulous

Patricia said...

Brilliant card, great image beautifully coloured and a fantastic layout.
Had to really look for the hearts but I found them!!!
Happy crafting

Patricia xxx

Sally H said...

A fab card Jules! Great image! reminds me of myself with a plant we brought back from our hols today - nearly took out the light fitting carrying it through the hall!

Di said...

Wonderful card Jules, and such a sweet image too. Perfect backing papers and the twine just sets off the gardening theme brilliantly.

I did grin about you not wanting your Mum to know about your climbing heights :) I guess it's not you on my snippets card for the Playground then?!

Hugs, Di xx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute card Jules. A really sweet image and great papers.

Cynthia said...

Awww, what a cutie!! Love his little flower pot!

Beryl said...

How lovely. The woodgrain paper is the perfect backing for your garden themed imaged - which is adorable.
You are so brave - I hate having to go up ladders for any reason. Even the loft one gives me the heebie jeebies but it has to be done sometimes.
Beryl xx

Carole x said...

Hi Jules, sweet card like the background paper, hope you enjoyed your curry. I still haven't had time to do any crafting yesterday seemed to whiz by. Enjoy Sunday xxx

cotnob said...

I love this card Jules, such a brilliant image and your papers are perfect along with the lovely little ribbon/button detail.
I hope you enjoyed your curry!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab design and image and i love your colours ;D

xx coops xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
How are you... Always busy ... Busy.....
Great card... Love the image...,
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh love it! fab image and paper from PP of course!

Betty said...

Fab card. I do love your style of card Jule's

Whisper said...

Absolutely gorgeous hun and a stamp, i have never used before, Luv Sam x

scrappymo! said...

Oh my...this is so nice...great image and love the sideways piece of ribbon for the corner trim!