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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, 21 November 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Thursday .. .. it has been another day that has flown by in the blink of an eye here in the old House of Hearts!

Wedding work all day today .. . but I had to have a little treat this evening and play with the new Pink Petticoat download that I spotted this morning!!

How cute is this backing paper?!?!?  I love the little soldiers.

This used:

Backing Paper and Sentiment "Nordic Christmas Duo"  (the little dotted paper is a Pink Petticoat Snippet from my overflowing collection of bits I can't throw away).
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Dimension Pads
Ribbons, cord and charm from my stash box

and that is it!

Time now to have a lovely soak in a hot bubbly bath .. .. though I am not sure how long it will last.  Earlier this evening I stupidly offered to give lifts to my lovely hubby and his pal "if needed" at the end of their evening out. What's the betting as soon as my shoulders submerge under the water the phone rings and they are ready for being picked up LOL!!!

Catch you tomorrow folks!!



Kathleen said...

Fantastic card, love the colours and the papers, and what a stunning bow.

Kath x

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Jules, love the two colored bow with the charm and yes the background DP is really cute :) .. hope you don't need to do the pick up :P xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ooooh lovely card Jules and backing paper... You beat me to it as I also bought it today but not had chance to photograph the card so will be up on the blog in a day or so. I think the little soldiers are so cute too. X

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Jules. I love the papers, fabulous layout and gorgeous ribbon with the charm added. The sentiment is wonderful too.
Hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous Jules.

Beryl said...

Super card Jules. I do like those papers and the design.
hope you managed to get a good soak before your services were needed.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Yes that backing paper is soooo nice... Another stunning card.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx
Jules can you let me know where you get your cord from.....

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, another lovely Christmas card - I love the backing paper, very cute! Carole Z X

cuilliesocks said...

Good Morning Jules, oh how I love this, it is fabulous with that gorgeous paper and wonderful sentiment. Loving your bow, how do you do that, mine never look all that good. Lovely, lovely design.
have a great day, hugs Kate x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love these new PP papers will have to go and have a look! Hope you managed to get your bubble bath without the phone going! Susan x

Sarah said...

Uh oh, perhaps it was a mistake finding you's not yet 8.00 and I've been spending at Pink Petticoat!! You should be on commission...your beautiful card will surely inspire the whole of blogland!! x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, what a fabulous creation :0) Hugs Pops x

coops said...

so stunning jules.beautiful verse and gorgeous stylish design :D

xx coops xx

Cynthia said...

Aww, I love those little soldiers too! So cute! And I love the rich colors you used. Beautiful card!!

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. A fabulous sentiment and design and I love the papers.
Lorraine x

Carole x said...

It seems that everything is made especially for you lady of hearts . Had a lovely graduation day photos soon be on my blog xx

Carole x said...

It seems everything is made for you, lady of hearts xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, I love these new papers and your design is brilliant.
I hope you managed to enjoy your bath!

mags said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the papers.

MagsB said...

Another 'stunna' Jules! The PP paper is gorgeous! And how lush is that double bow! :)

love Mags B x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Super cute card, love the paper and sentiment! Great stitchy look to it!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely! A beautiful design; beautifully done! Hugs, Lesley