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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.


Monday, 25 April 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

Bright and early again for me today.

I am trying a new routine here in the House of  Hearts in an attempt to get more of my creations onto my blog.  After all it isn't as if I am not making things .. .. they just don't seem to make it to my blog.

Probably the mistake I have been making is to dive head first into my "crafty do list" and then run out of time at the end of the day to actually post anything.  So perhaps I should turn things on their head and post first!!  Sounds like a good plan but we will see how it goes LOL!!

Today's card is one for the boys

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley "Super Striker"
Sentiment:  Die-Versions Corner Concepts Die "Happy Birthday"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat (sadly the boutique is now closed .. boo hoo!!)
Nestabilities:  Squares
X-Cut Corner Rounding Punch
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from my crafty stash box

and it would appear that I gave a few people a bit of torture treatment on Friday.. .. so just to put you out of your misery this is where the heart was:

in the bottom right hand corner.

So that is me for today folks .. .. .. see you tomorrow!

Have a good day.



Di said...

Super card Jules! Fresh and perfect as always. I've had that same corner sentiment die in the Playground toy box for months now. Need to get mine out ASAP and get a snippets card made ready for a future week in the Playground :-)

Spotted today's sneaky heart!


Di xx

Kath said...

A great card - I love the LOTV image and a great design too.
Kath x

Liz said...

Brilliant card! Great design and I love the adorable image. xx

debby4000 said...

Brilliant boys card, love the stripes and great way of doing the sentiment.

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Viv's Visuals said...

Terrific layout Jules. Hope all is well in the House of Hearts! x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely LOTV card Jules love the paper you've used love the corner happy birthday die...that's now on my wish list


Sarah said...

A great card for a little chap (or a big one for that matter!!), the striped paper looks just right xx

Aquarius said...

Terrific card for a young lad - love these images and you've used great colours. Hope your plan works out - you know what they say about 'best laid plans' LOL!!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules fabulous boy's card, it's a super LOTV image and your papers and layers are brilliant, Kate x

KandA said...

How fabulous is this card - perfect for a football fan of any age xx

sally said...

Very cute footie card!


Lorraine said...

A brilliant boys card Jules, love this little footballer and the fab design
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Jules - perfect for any little striker for sure!!!
Love the positioning of the die cut sentiment.
Hope all is well in the House of Hearts.
Debs xx

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules
Oh I really do hope that your new plan works so that we get to see more of your fabulous cards - I will cross my fingers!!

I love your cute footballer card and I too am still in meltdown that Pink Petticoat is no longer....sob, sob...!

Hope you have had a lovely day.

Love Eve xx

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning project.


cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a fabulous image and your striped papers are perfect.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card... Jules ... Love the cute image...
Love the Happy Birthday Die... Another Die you forced me to buy... Lol...
Hugs Sylvie x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous male card Jules.
Sue x

Kathleen said...

Love that sentiment die, how useful that would be. Great image and lovely design.
Thanks for the info on the papers.

Kath x

Lea Brawn said...

A great card Jules. This is one of my fave images. I love what you've done with the 'happy birthday' if you don't mind I'll steal that idea! Pleased to seeing you blog x