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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.


Saturday, 11 July 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a good weekend.

Bet you thought I was a "no show" today!  Well I have to admit that I nearly was.

The morning was spent on wedding work and meeting up with a bride who called to collect some extra invitations she needed .. .. and she also gave me a lovely catch up on all her wedding plans.  She was so excited and "shining like the sun".  I was so happy for her.

Once my bride had left I very generously (or very stupidly) offered to give Mr Heart a hand with the patio work!  To be fair he did try to persuade me to "just get on with what I needed to do" but I felt a bit sorry for him and said I would do an hour with him.  So a quick change into scruffy clothes and off I go.  But of course once you get started an hour turns into two or more, .. .. .. and then you need a bath .. .. ..  and then suddenly the afternoon has gone as well!!

But I was determined to try and get a creation together .. .. and this is what I came up with:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3867K" Constellations
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (sadly no longer available)
Backing Papers:  First Edition "Botanical Notes"
WOW! Embossing Powder:  Metallic Platinum
Marvy le Plume Pen:  Wisteria
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Enjoy your evening everyone ahead of what I hope will be a lovely Sunday.



Di said...

Oh Jules my friend, how lovely this is. And also. how fab of you to help out Mr Heart - we never know how long we can do these things and of course getting your hands grubby in a different way must have been fun :)


Di xx

Sarah said...

Just think of the benefits of the unexpected workout you've had today Jules!! What a fabulous card, love the pretty botanical paper to the side and the image looks wonderful embossed in silver. xx

Amanda said...

It's lovely to see your posts in my blog feed, I had missed you. Hope you are well and that now wedding season us in full swing we might get to see more of your lovely creations. Hugs, Amanda x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Kathleen said...

Gosh do you know that I have not looked for the heart at all in any of your postings this week, out of the habit I suppose, sorry, but this one jumped out at me and made me remember so I will be off to view agin to look for the hearts.
Gorgeous card, great papers and of course I love the image as I have a well used one but I do like it embossed in gold, will have to give it a go.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Jules, I love the image, gorgeous papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Sally H said...

A beautiful card, Jules! So elegant and gorgeous choice of papers. I love it!

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Jules....
Love the Papers....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card as always Jules.
I love the subtle colours, image and great design
Have a good day
Patricia x

Irene said...

Beautiful Jules.


Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules
I love your beautiful card with the shimmery stamped PB image - one which I haven't got....YET!!!

Very wet here in Devon today so I hope the weather is better where you are. Have a fantastic Sunday and I do hope that you get time to play next week - sadly my piggy bank would not agree!! LOL!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules and love the subtle colours


Brenda said...

Your so sweet to give Mr. Heart a hand with the patio work Jules! I'm sure he loves you to bits for the help too! I love reading how excited the bride was, it is fun to know that she is so happy and excited. That can be contagious! lol Your card is just lovely Jules, I love the papers you have used-you always pick the perfect papers to pair up! Love your stamped and embossed flower image, reminds me of the fluffy seed heads of the dandelion. Hugs, Brenda

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules what a lovely card, your shades of colour are so subtle and it's a gorgeous image, love it, hugs Kate x

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Jules, a lovely image and great papers.

Lea Brawn said...

Very pretty card. Great design x