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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.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy New Year!!!

Time to wave the old year goodbye and welcome the new year .. .. whatever it may hold!

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.

Lots of germs took residence in the House of Hearts .. .. but we are slowly recovering.  Just lovely hacking coughs left now.

The germs didn't stop us having a lovely time though and we enjoyed having the family all together.   I even started to learn what some of those buttons mean on the PlayStation controllers .. .. but no doubt I will have forgotten by the next time they get picked up!!!  LOL!!!

So at last a card to share .. .. especially to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2098H" Bubble of Joy!
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat .. .. but sadly no longer available
Backing Papers:  Docrafts "Wellington"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle Large and Scalloped Circle Large
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Twine from my stash box

So that is me for today.  

I hope that 2014 is going to be a good year for everyone and that you enjoy the happy and exciting times it will bring .. .. and that you find strength, good friends and family to help you through the not so happy times.

Take care everyone.



Cynthia said...

Love this image, Jules! Adorable!

Happy 2014 to you too--I hope your year is amazing!

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I to like this PB stamp, and I love the clock face.

Sarn said...

Super card, as ever, Jules.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours. Hope it's everything you wished for.

Hugs,Sarn xxx

Carole said...

Good to see you back he is very cute x

Viv said...

Oh NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - not another stamp I HAVE to own...LOL Great card Jules. Hope you're all getting better now and have a wonderful 2014. x

sally said...

What a cracking celebration image! Best wishes for a speedy return to good health & a happy new year.


Crafting Queen said...

Super cute card. Have a Happy New Year.

Carole Z said...

Happy 2014 Jules! We've managed to escape those pesky germs so far...hope you'll soon be fully recovered. Love your card, what a cute image! Hugs Carole Z xx

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, I hope that you are feeling much better now. Happy 2014 to you, and may it bring you much joy. A beautiful card - such an adorable stamp. Lynn x

Hazel said...

Jules your card is adorable love that image .
Hazel xx

Patricia said...

Happy New Year Jules, hope 2014 brings all you wish for.
Those coughs leave and find another residence soon.
Beautiful card, love that sweet image, wonderful colouring and great design. Took a while to find that "heart".....!!!!

Patricia xxx

Sue said...

Happy New Year Jules, Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you feel better soon.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the cute image, beautiful papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Happy New year to you and your Jules. I hope 2014 brings Health and Happiness, and if there's a bit of Wealth thrown in, wll that's a bonus.

Wonderful card, such a sweet image, great details, hugs Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovey card Jules love the sweet mouse image..
Happy New Year to you also


Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I lov eteh cute image and fab layout.
Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy and crafty new Year.
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Happy new year dear friend.Glad to hear you're feeling better.Love your card, it really made me smile.Great colours too.You keep cosy and get rid of your coughs.Take care.Hugs x

Whisper said...

Absolutely super hun and i must dig my stamp out to use too.

I've been struggling with a cold and cough since 19th Dec ??, hope you feel better soon, Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card Jules and very best wishes to you for 2014.

Kath x

Carol said...

A real cutie to start the year Jules, love this. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2014. Carol x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab image.

Sorry to hear you have had a house of germs....

All the best to you and the family

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jules, such a cute image...Wishing you a Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, such an adorable image and great design.
I hope you and your family are all feeling better, wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

Ellibelle said...

Happy NewYear Jules! Loving your card, cute image and great color choices! Sickness has been going around our house this holiday season too, but I think we're all getting better too.
Best Wishes!

Annmaree of Oz said...

hehe that mousey is so adorable!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and will have a Happy New Year!

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.

Unknown said...

Just adorable Jules. Happy New Year to you x

The Craft Bucket said...

Gorgeous as ever, germs tell me about it, totally with you on that one. Wishing you a speedy recovery & a Crafty New Year, love Jane x

XxJULESxX said...

gorgeous card with a sweet image Jules

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Jules. I hope it brings you health and happiness and everything you could wish for.
It seems to be always the same, when you start to relax, the germs move in doesn't it. I hope you are all recovering well.
Hugs Lisax

coops said...

Happy New Year Jules.Gorgeous card, i love your colour combo and fab cute image :D

xx coops xx