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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, 11 September 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

Regular visitors will know that I am the proud "part-producer" of two wonderful Sons.  The eldest one is the one who lives in London and the youngest lives locally and is obsessed with his music. 

Well it is a special day here as it is our youngest Son's birthday and my day saw me start even earlier than normal by making him a bacon, mushroom and tomato ketchup sandwich and delivering it to him along with any birthday cards and presents we had collected for him.  After the grand opening of everything I then gave him a lift into work to save him the walk.   (I promise I would do the same for you my lovely London kid if you lived close by .. .. the house next door is still for sale ??!?!! not that I would drive you to London .. .. probably just the train station.   LOL!!! xx).

The weekend saw Mr Heart and myself design a birthday card for the birthday boy based on his love of vinyl records. So here we go:

Not much I can say about it really other than it was made up of lots of die cuts, a bit of artwork in Craft Artist 2 for the record label and then some great design work from Mr Heart for the "arm" which I then scanned and cut out with my Scan N Cut (yes it is still getting used nearly every day).

So there we go.

If there is anything you would like to know then ask away, but I think it is all pretty self-explanatory today.

Many thanks for all the lovely comments on my gelli plate prints.  You are all very kind.  Surprising how so many of us crafters are so very alike.

Not sure when I am here next.  I have a few deadlines to meet.  But fingers crossed I won't be away for long.


Sarah said...

What a fabulous card Jules and I am so pleased that it was a joint even!! xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous music card Jules I.m sure your son loved his card


Kathleen said...

A brilliant card, very clever of you and Mr Heart, maybe you will get an assistant in the Wedding Invites.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love the detail. A great design. It is my sisters' birthday today too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tracey T said...

What a fabulous design! So lovely to create something so meaningful and personal - I bet your son loves it xx

Carole said...'s me again! This is absolutely brilliant Jules.....what more can I say...fantastic detail ...and now I know that Mr heart is definitely the man to be your trusted assistant..retire??? hee hee.....little does he know!!!!!
bet your son was over the moon....lovely mum taking him breakfast too! Have a good week.. xx

Aquarius said...

What a brilliant card and I'm sure your son just loved it and I'll bet the breakfast sarnie went down well too.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, this is fantastic Jules, great for any music lover. Hope your son had a wonderful birthday and appreciated his breakfast in bed.

Sue xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, I love the card! it's brilliant

Lorraine said...

A brilliant musical card, love the design.
good luck with all your deadlines
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, perfect for your music loving son.
What a wonderful Mother you are, he's never going to move very far away if you deliver yummy sandwiches on his Birthday, I hope he had a fabulous day - it certainly started well!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

WOW what a perfctly apt card for your music loving son, I'm sure he loved it. Brilliantly designed jules, well done, Kate x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I have a hubby and a son vinyl mad , i made a similar card for my son, last year , but cheated using a hunkydory set . I will pin yours and use it for inspiration . Great crafting Jules and you sound a simply marvellous Mum . jane x

Brawny said...

What an absolutely fabulous card Jules. A great design! X

Jacki Daniels said...

Oh Jules what an excellent design L O V E it I'm sure No2(youngest) son did as well xxx