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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, 19 September 2013


Hi Everyone

Stranger alert!!!

Life has been .. .. and still is .. .. super busy here in the House of Hearts.

No time for general makes and blog posts .. .. just wedding work and commissions .. .. none of which I can share at the moment.

But today I did need a birthday card for someone who would be very disappointed not to receive one I had made, so I thought I would see if I can remember how to post to my blog and share it here LOL! !!

It is a card for a man .. .. and when in a rush I find these two images go perfectly together.  In fact the two stamps sit side by side in the drawer.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2863J" Lovin' and Huggin'
Sentiment:  Penny Black "1743F" It's your Birthday
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Black & White Prints"
Diamond Stickles
Metallic Cord

and that is it!!

Thanks to everyone who checked in on me and wanted to know that all is OK.

All is good and super exciting.

It just makes me feel really bad when people leave me comments and I cannot return them.  I have so many stacked up to return that it is getting embarrassing.  I'm so sorry .. .. I will get there eventually .. .. but for now my happy couples have to come first.  One happy couple get married this Saturday.  I do hope the weather picks up for them.

Not sure when I am going to get back to regular posting as the wedding are still going strong and I have an October wedding fayre to prepare for.  

Never a dull moment in the House of Hearts.

Hope everyone is well.



Anne said...

As long as all is well Jules you'll get back to blogging when you can. Great to hear that you've so many happy couples to look after. Take care, hugs x

Sue said...

Hi Jules.
Your card is gorgeous, I LOVE that image and such a fabulous sentiment to go with it.
It sounds like you are super busy at the moment. I am sure everyone understands that are unable to leave comments at the moment so don't worry about that.
hugs Sue xx

Beryl said...

This wedding stationary lark is certainly keeping you busy - but it's all good. I'm sure you wouldn't want it any other way. Thanks for taking the time to share this fab card. The ducks are so cute and I love the sentiment.
Beryl xx

Cynthia said...

No need to apologize or feel guilty--being busy is a GOOD thing!! =D

Love this card! The image is adorable and I *heart* those papers!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

AH Stranger Danger!!! hehehe

Miss seeing you Jules, but its great that you are busy and getting lots of orders!

Love the black and grey colour combo with the yellow, adorable ducky duo!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card Jules, love the sentiment.
Sue x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and soooo cute.

Carole Z said...

Super, fun card Jukes! Carole Z xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules, live those cute ducks and love backing papers


Di said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card - and that PB image is one of my faves (did you know I have a LOT of PB faves?) - and great sentiment too.

Goes so well with the backing papers.

Don't fret about lack of blogging time, so long as you're well and happy we'll still be here if and when you have more time to play.

Hugs, Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Aw it's so sweet Jules, lovely image and colours, Kate x

Dotty Jo said...

Fab card Jules, I always love that PB image. I use it alot on anniversary cards, but you've taken it to a new level! Jo x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I'm in total agreement with Di's comment above.

Sarn xxx

Dawn C said...

Love this colour scheme hon. A superb card, hope life settles down for you soon x

Debs M said...

great image and sentiment and those bp's are lovely x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, I love your sentiment and great colour combination.

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Jules, love the cute image and fab design.

Donna x

Whisper said...

Ooooo what a great colour combo for a man and a great image too.

Good luck with your wedding fayre, but by all accounts i don't know if you'll need it :-), Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

I just love this card, and a great way to use it, I won the image on Rudolph Day and I really only thought it was for Christmas but today I have 2 posts on my dashboard using it and not for Christmas,
Brilliant card.

Kath x

Carole x said...

Lovely card I have. Hat black and white paper must use it. Did I tell you I won some stamps goodies on Michelle's blogoversary that were great :) hope you have a good weekend I am in Barcelaona with girls x

susiestacey said...

Fantastic card Jules, love the super cute image and the papers are just perfect too. Hope you are well x Susan x

Carole x said...

Does so annoy me when I written a comment then it tells me I am to logged in grrrr, well as I was saying I have that black and white paper pack I must use it. And I was saying that I won some goodies on Michelle's blogoversary so I was very lucky :) hope you have a good weekend I am In Barcelona with the girls xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
glad all is well - I didn't ask as I figured that you were busy.
Don't worry about reply's we all know that you still care!
Lovely man's card - I just hope that you told your recipient how you warmed your stickles up!!! LOL
Take care.
Big hugs
Eve xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Super image and love the color combo.

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant, love those stamps just perfect together.
No need to feel guilty your business comes first.
I for one fully understand, as long as you are well that's all that matters.
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous image. fab colours. love the papers.

Betty said...

Another beauty Jules loe the colours. So glad all is well and business is so good

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Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, iv'e come to see what gorgeousness you have made!
and wow this card is "gorgeous" as always!
iv'e been busy Jules looking for my cat he went out on 9th of this mnth but never returned!.
I have walked and drove miles looing for him but no joy, i am heartbroken!

Carol said...

Fabulous card Jules the stamps go perfectly together. Carol x

scrappymo! said...

This is a cutie pie of a card!