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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, 4 April 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. ahead of what I hope will be a happy weekend for you.

We have The London Kids coming to stay for the weekend so whilst my printer has been beavering away on wedding work I have been "finding" the spare bedroom for them.  My eldest Son is taking part in the Derby 10K as part of the 2014 in 2014 challenge.  Not sure where he has got this "running streak" from.  It must be a throw-back from the past because certainly Mr Heart and I couldn't run to save our lives!!

I tried running from the Post Office back to my car the other day (only a few hundred yards) and twisted my ankles twice in the process LOL!!

Anyway, there is only so much cutting, printing, creasing and folding of card that can be done before your fingers itch to get a stamp out to play with.  I decided on this one .. .. which looking at the weather this morning doesn't seem very appropriate.

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Imagination Crafts Decoupage Stamp Range "Tulips"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dots
My Trust Sewing Machine
Watercolour Paint Palette
Versafine Ink Pad and Clear Embossing Powder
Liquid Pearls
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads

So that is me for today.

Time to get Mr Sheen and Mr Dyson working overtime whilst the printer churns away .. .. again!!!

Busy, busy world here at the moment!



Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card a Jules, very spring like. I am of the opinion that nothing and I mean nothing is worth running for lol, I got asked what if there was a bus and if you ran you would catch it, I replied there will be another one in ten minutes lol. Kudos to anyone that loves it though as it must be very therapeutic. Hope the ankle heals soon. Hugs, Amanda x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Jules! Catching up after a week of lazing in the sun!! Cold grey and wet here too - but at least your tulips cheered me up! Great card... have a fab weekend. x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Jules. I love the image and gorgeous ribbon. The pale blue matting works so well.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Sarah said...

I expect it your 4" Christian Laboutin shoes that made you trip Jules, not your lack of fitness!! I love your card, just might need to add that stamp to my collection!! xx

Hazel said...

Sometimes we need some one to come and needing to use a spare room to make us get in there, and even better when it's family.
Your card is stunning just love it. Enjoy your family time. Hazel xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and fab design
Lorraine x

sally said...

I'm looking forward to getting home & seeing MY daffs, tulips etc :-). Lovely card with those springtime tulips!


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab design and great

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Jules, lovely image and colouring, great layout too.
Have a great weekend with your family, hugs Kate x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is really gorgeous, love everything about it, hugs Pops x x x

Carole Z said...

Beautiful, I love everything about this card,... Have a great weekend, hugs Carole Z x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules lovely image beautifully coloured
Have a great time with your grandchildren


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Jules fab card just the ticket to cheer us up with all this smog and dust! Susan x

Kathleen said...

really lovely card, love all the stitching.

Kath x

Diane said...

Wonderful embossed background, fun stitching, ribbon and flowers.

Hugs diane

PS I am with you on the running, to many things bouncing around.

Carole x said...

Pretty card hope have a nice family weekend xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules.
Have a good weekend x Susan x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and design.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Wendy xx

Anne said...

Love your card Jules, just wish the weather did what it says in the card! Off till Wednesday visiting friends do hope it's dry at least! Enjoy your weekend with family. Hugs x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card Jules. You have coloured that image beautifully.
Have a great weekend wih the family.
Beryl xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image x

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the tulips and your design is gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Juls said...

Love this!!! such a beautiful spring card! Hugs Juls

Brenda said...

Oh my Jules, this card is stunning! Here you have no pattern paper and it is still the most beautiful card I've seen! I love that stamp, your pearls look awesome, love the gingham ribbon and I love the touch of silver in the heart and dots. You always amaze me with your cards, it's no wonder you do so well with your wedding things. I so enjoy coming to visit here. Thanks for coming to see me, but never fret about it cause I know how busy you are. I know in the spring when mowing starts will keep me busy. You aren't the only one who can't run, I couldn't run to save my life either. lol Hugs

Laura said...

Hi Jules, just lovely card!
Fab work as always,
Laura xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

wonderful vibrant card Jules , fabulous finish and design.
No running for me either Jules , nice walk with the poodles does me . We have a friend that runs , he has gone so skinny he looks ill , I'd rather keep my wobbly bits.

Irene said...

Beautiful Jules.

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a lovely spring card!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marjorie said...

I love this Jules, it's so bold and bright, just what we need on a blustery day like today!! It's fabulous!
Marjorie x

Dora said...

Hi Jules this is super beautiful!!! It has so many small detail, I love the embossing, ribbon and the three row of silver detail. Hugs Dora xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules i do love the card! truly gorgeous!!!
i have a new blog now!! yay!

Anneke said...

hello Jules
i didn,t forget you but i had some health problems.
your card has a beautiful image and your coloring is realy perfect.
are you doing alright?
have a wonderful weekend and hugs to you.

Carole x said...

Missing you x

Betty said...

Beautiful card Jules. I couldn't run even for bus. No runners in my family but have 2 cycle mad sons one's into mountain biking the other one is doing John of Groats to Lands End again this year that makes 3 times now.He must be mad

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty card. I love the gingham with the spring scene.

I know many people who like to run--FOR FUN! I always say I'm not running unless I'm being chased. Now they do these fun runs where zombies chase you. Holy cow there goes my excuse...