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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, 7 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday!!

I hope your day has gone well .. .. though if you live down South there is a chance it might not have done :-(

I spent quite a bit of the afternoon with my Mum today catching up with the world.  I was sticking wedding wallets together .. whilst Mum was busy playing her DS (not bad for an 83 year old!!) .. .. but with her also playing the news on the TV .. .. on a loop.  I dread to think how many times I was aware of the same stories playing over and over and over!!!!  Talk about "groundhog day" LOL!!

Anyway, sorry about the no show yesterday.  The day just ran away with me and then I decided I had better spend a bit of time with Mr Heart .. .. just so he could remember who I am and what I look like!

That will teach him to buy me a lovely new craft lamp to put in my room .. .. I can see colours to work much better even when it gets dark now.  

So with not appearing here on my blog yesterday I thought this card would be fun:

This used: 

Image:  Penny Black "3831H" Sentiments
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Fancy Pants "Swagger"
Woodware Punches:  Label
Nestabilities:  Square and Scalloped Square
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Eyelet and Twine from my Stash Box

What makes you think I have been asked for a few belated birthday cards LOL!!!

So tonight has seen another wedding come to an end.  Table plan, table names and place-names have been collected and finished my journey with another "happy couple".  But not just the couple because with this wedding I have also got quite close to the Bride's Mum and even met her Dad too.  How lovely!

You may remember me mentioning this bride last year after our first meeting  .. .. she will be getting married next Friday .. .. on Valentine's Day.  Super romantic.

That means the emptying out of their work boxes ready for someone else to take ownership of them .. .. and that could be as soon as tomorrow as I have another "happy couple" wanting to meet up and discuss their wedding in the afternoon. It is really weird how as one wedding finishes another always seems to start.

Anyway, it is Friday evening and the weekend is ahead .. .. which means a fish and chip supper cooked by the lovely Mr Heart!

Are fish and chips classed as romantic if I have to have those next Friday for Valentine's Day?  Answers on a postcard please. LOL!!

Have a lovely evening and weekend.



Debs M said...

great card - fab sentiment and tag x

Bonnie said...

Sorry I haven't been by in so long, Jules! I really enjoyed catching up on all your lovely creations! You awe and inspire! I especially like this one. I need that excuse often! LOL! Time flies!

Sarah said...

Another smasher Jules, love the "as if?!" look on that pussy cat's face!! Perfect paper too!! Of course fish and chips are romantic, especially if followed by an enormous box of chocolates!! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great card this Jules - love the backing papers!
Glad Mr Heart has seen you - even if it was just whilst you were stuffing your face!! LOL
have a great weekend!

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is gorgeous, big hugs love Pops x

Kathleen said...

Fantastic take on a belated card and you couldn't have found a better image, but you knew that of course. Love the tad of red and as they seem to say these days it 'pops'
My Sister got married for the first time on Valentine's Day, lasted 6 years but in all honesty if I'd have married him it would have only lasted 6 months.
In the words of the song "dry your eye's mate, there's plenty more fish in the sea" how romantic is that?

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, love your cute card, the image and layout is just great.
How marvellous to be so much part of the wedding plans, by creating a very personal part of them , the wedding stationery. You must feel so chuffed to see the delight of the couple when you've completed the order. Hugs Kate X

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love he image and fabulous sentiment to go with it. I really like the tiny tag with the cut out heart too.
I think if my hubby cooked me anything I'd find if very romantic ( and surprising!)
I hope you have a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Jules with perfect sentiments - for a late birthday and for your blog post.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous image... Gorgeous background papers....
Loved you cards in this months Quick Cards Mag.. Cc
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the papers and fab

debby4000 said...

Lovely, gorgeous card.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love the fab pb card , great sentiment and how often does that happen .
glad your wedding work is going well , laughed about your Mum on the DS .

sally said...

What a lovely card! I lve the sentiment :-)


Patricia said...

Good morning Jules, where have I been nearly missed this one.
Love, love, love the sentiment that is just magic to go with the beautiful image and a fantastic design as always.
Well I think "fish & chips" are really romantic as long as you are with the person you"LOVE"


Irene said...

Another brilliant card Jules, I love the stamp and purrfect sentiment.

Sally said...

I love this card Jules, an unusual take on the normal belated card sentiments. Great PB image as well. I hope you enjoyed your fish & chip supper last night.
Many thanks for taking the time to drop by & leave a comment on my blog.
Sally x

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant card Jules, I love your image and great papers.
I think Fish and Chips are fine for a romantic meal - after all its the company that matters isn't it!
Have a great weekend.

Brenda said...

Awww, so cute this card is Jules! I love that "letter" paper and that little tag is just adorable! I think this little fella is just too cute and I love his cheesy grin with his mail sack! That little pop of red really makes this card come alive. Love, love it! I hope the flooding over there soon stops, I know a lot of people are struggling with their homes flooding. I will pray for all. Glad that you aren't experiencing it! Hugs!

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your backing paper and stunning image :D

xx coops xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, a lovely card and love the stamp..yep I think you can count fish and chips as romantic for Valentine' fact you've made me fancy it myself! Carole Z X

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love this image.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A real sweetie Jules with a perfect sentiment. My granddad used to have a fish and chip shop in Rotherham and whenever he came to stay with me would always cook them, made an almighty mess but so delicious. I think it would definitely count as a romantic meal. Susan x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous, love the sentiment. Sue x

Carole x said...

Love this one and especially the sentiment as thats me all over just lately. Weather was awful here yesterday school bus couldn't get here so I took boys to school and my daughters school was shut as water was coming back up the toilets yuk! Have a good weekend xx

mags said...

Your card is lovely Jules and the sentiment is just great for a belated birthday card. Sounds like happy couples are keeping you busy. And of course, fish and chip supper is romantic if you are eating them with your loved one.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

ANY food cooked by your SO is romantic! Oh sorry, I didn't have a postcard handy. Your card made me smile and it is perfect for a late blog post as well. You picked the best background paper for it!! I've never seen that Penny Black stamp before. I can tell that my life is definitely lacking without it.

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic card Jules I really am liking these fun cat images they always make me smile, that script background is superb.
lorraine x

Whisper said...

Super image and equally super sentiment too, luv Sam x

XxJULESxX said...

Another gorgeous card Jules!

scrappymo! said...

This is such a great car. That background paper is amazing and the little pop of red is perfect on your card. Great image and fab colouring as always!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Oh my gosh I love this so much, adorable kitty postie and the scrip papers - just perfect!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I spy lots of loveliness as I stroll through here, Jules. Your book made with your new binding machine was particularly lovely and the sentiment on this belated card is brilliant. Hope you are well and happy! Hugs, Lesley