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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.


Friday, 31 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ahead of a happy weekend!

No more pre-loved Penny Black stamps to share so today we will go with this little make:

This used:

Image Hero Arts "CL338" Be Yourself
Sentiment:  Hobby Art "GR1833" Happy Birthday
Backing paper:  Docrafts Forever Friends "Kraft Notes"
Distress Ink:  Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine

I am super excited tonight.  

Mr Heart has been away on a course all week so I have been "home alone" since Sunday afternoon.  He should be arriving home any time now!!  Woo hoo!!  We have never been apart for so long!  We have been dreading it for weeks but it has now come and gone so we will be super happy to be together again.  (I know .. .. we are mega soppy).

I had a huge list of things that I wanted to do whilst he was away .. .. and I haven't done half of them .. .. even though I have worked very hard!  As always my expectations of myself were far too high!  LOL!!

Anyway .. .. off to do a bit of tidying up.  I can't say I have done much housework whilst he has been away .. .. just shows who makes all the mess!!!

Have a lovely evening and a great weekend.



Sarah said...

Love the paper piecing on this card Jules and the green and pink look fab (one of my favourite colour combos). I wouldn't survive if Hubby had to be away for a week, so well done you and have a lovely weekend xx

Patricia said...

Another stunning card, in your wonderful style.
Glad your hubby will be home again. I spent years of mine being away all week, must say happy now were together most of the time. These days it's me that goes off travelling.
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, lovely design and such a pretty image, love your colours too, have a great weekend, hugs Kate x

Carole said...

ahhhhh hope you both have a lovely evening x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cute card, great image and love your colours.

Kath x

Hazel said...

I had to laugh at you dreading Mr H being away, I miss my husband going away these days, he worked away for weeks and months at a time before he retired and I still miss having the house to myself, and yes you do see who makes the mess. I could get out of bed and go to work knowing that when I got home everything was how I'd left it. Enjoy having hi home again. Hazel xx

Lynsey said...

Gorgeous card Jules!
Love that sweet image!
Hugs Lynsey x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, super use of papers. Have a good weekend x |Susan x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules.x

Beryl said...

Super card Jules. Fab image and bp.
hope you are now happily reunited and have a great weekend together.
Beryl xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules,beautiful card love the layout!

Di said...

Super card Jules - love the colours and those looooong legs :)

Bet you're glad Mr Heart is back home - if only to warm the bed up ;)

Hugs, Di xx

Cynthia said...

Awww to the sweet bird and awww to Mr. Heart coming home! Have a great weekend, Jules!!

scrappymo! said...

Glad you have Mr Heart home. It is a weird feeling to be home alone!
Your card is so pretty!
I am going to page back and have a good old catch up...

Carole Z said...

Morning Jules, it's hard when we're parted and not used to it isn't it? I remember years ago when my hubby was working away for 5 months and I only saw him at weekends, didn't like it at all..and then I went to Canada for a week without him and missed sharing it all with him so much...never mind I guess he's home now with you! Love the card, I actually thought you'd stamped the background..great paper! Have a good weekend, Carole Z X

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, love your creation, big hugs Pops x x x

May said...

Gorgeous card Jules... Love that image... I hope you & Mr Heart have a lovely weekend together... Hugs May x x x

Brenda said...

Love this card Jules! That bird is amazing and of course you have the perfect paper choices. I hope your hubby got home and now you guys are one again. I know exactly how you feel and I don't like when my hubby is gone, which is rarely but it does happen once in a blue moon. I also don't have much housework to do when hubby is gone, so we must have hubby's that are the same. lol Hugs!

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card. Have a lovely weekend.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and colours.
I hope My H got home Ok and you both have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Gorgeous creation Jules, lovely colour combo. Enjoy your weekend with Mr H. Carol x

Annmaree of Oz said...

I wonder if you took the opportunity while hubby was away to buy and hide some more ribbon? LOL!

This is an awesome card, I just love that bird so much, it's a lot of fun!

XxJULESxX said...

What a fab image!! love the card gorgeous, as always