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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, 24 March 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

I have returned home for a couple of days after spending time looking after my Mum following her much longed for discharge from hospital.

She is still quite poorly and has good days and bad days but we feel we are making progress .. .. slowly.  I have been sleeping on Mum's settee, and will continue to do so until she is back on track.  Luckily I am able to be with her all week, day and night .. .. I have set up office in her living room to get urgent work completed .. .. but any work that doesn't fit into the time-frame I currently have has had to be turned away .. .. and that is how it will be until Mum no longer needs me as much as she does now.  Thankfully all of my wedding couples and customers are being very understanding.  

But now it is the weekend and I am back home with Mr Heart and my lovely Sister, Brother and Sister in Law are looking after Mum.

So with my crafty fingers itching, and a few urgent cards needed, I thought I would see what I could create using one of the new "Quick Print" pre-coloured image/sentiment sheets that Sally-Ann has just added to the boutique.  The sheet I have used here is called "Flower Vases". 

I started by creating a card in a box .. .. using an image and sentiment for the card and another for the outside of the box.

and then a little teeny, tiny 3.5" card just to complete my set for today.

 All super quick to make .. .. just print and create!  

No stamping or colouring necessary .. .. just perfect for those "pressured crafty times" 
(which I know only too well at the moment LOL!!)

Love the colours used for this set very much and the dotted border around the larger images.

So that is me for today .. .. .. not sure when I will be here again .. .. it is just a case of "as and when" for the time being.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my previous posts.  I appreciate them very much.

Don't forget to alter those clocks tonight!!!  One less hour in bed :-(


Carole said...

Class as always make a printed image look so good and expensive. Enjoy your break this weekend, Hugs xx

Debbie said...

Hi Jules,Sorry to hear about your Mum being so poorly. Bless her. She will so appreciate you all pulling together. Make sure you're looking after yourself too. We are all thinking of you. Nice for you to be home for the weekend. Absolutely loving your stunning cards and card box. Beautiful image that looks water coloured. Inspiring as always. Take care lovely friend.Huge hugs xxx

Tracey T said...

Just goes to show how pretty and professional these ready-to-print designs can look. Wishing your mum a speedy recovery - make sure you look after yourself, though! xx

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful creations Jules, I agree, the colours are gorgeous and so is the dotty border.
Glad to hear your Mum is out of hospital and hope she improves even more so you can get back to your comfy bed.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

My heart goes out to you Jules. It must be a difficult time for you and your family. I hope your Mum improves a bit every day and will soon be back to full health. Your cards are beautiful, Jules and pretty designs. Great therapy! Big hugs, Carol

Viv said...

So pretty Jules.
Glad your Mum is home -always think recovery aided by being in your own bed and surrounded by your own things.
Enjoy your little bit of 'me' time. x

EvaE. said...

Wahnsinnskarten! Und Du sagst schnell!? Kann ich jetzt nicht glauben! Alle Karten sind einfach wunderwunderschön! Schicke liebe Grüße und ganz viele liebe Genesungswünsche für Eure Mama!!! Herzlichst die Eva

Unknown said...

Oh Jules your poor Mum, so good that you can be with her while she is recuperating though I bet she really appreciates it. I hope she continues to improve day after day :)
Gorgeous cards too, I love the colours in these flower toppers too so pretty, love the box with the bow !
Take care
Hugs Kaz xx

scrappymo! said...

These are really pretty cards, Jules. Off for a wee catch up on your blog...

Lynne said...

It’s nice for your mum to be home and I hope she improves well with your loving care. Your cards are gorgeous and I just love that border around those beautiful flowers x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Jules, they are all fabulous but I especially like the first one with the matching box.
I'm so pleased to hear that your Mum is now out of hospital, I hope she makes a full recovery, I'm sure she really appreciates you being with her and the support from the rest of the family.
Take care.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob


Enny said...

Dear Jules, I'm so glad to hear that your mother is better, and of course we understand, that your priority lies with caring for her. Your cards are beautiful, also love the borders and the ribbon ! Have a nice Sunday, yesterday was beautiful weather here, saw the first bumblebees and a butterfly ! Hugs, Enny

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules, hope your mom continues to improve. Hugs Sue x

pinky said...

What would mum's do without their daughters Jules. I hope she continues to improve so you can get some proper rest. Loving your beautiful cards today.

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, so pleased to hear that your Mum is now home, I hope she continues to improve, your enjoy your break this weekend.
Beautiful cards, love these floral images and your designs, Kate x

Sarah said...

I am so pleased that your mum is back at home, I am sure this will speed her recovery. I love the colours on this super card and matching box xx

Lorraine said...

These are stunning Jules. Love the designs and pretty papers you have used.
Hope your Mum is better soon.
Lorraine x

Brawny x said...

Hello my lovely friend. You have no idea how relieved I am to see you! I emailed you a week or so ago to see how things were and hadn't heard from you so realised your mum must still be poorly. I do hope she is better soon. I hope you're also taking care of yourself too. Take care my friend...lots of love Lea X