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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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, 29 January 2010


Oh wow everyone!!

What a week this has been.

So much happening .. .. .. which means I haven't had time to post a creation for a few days or do much blog hopping .. .. .. sorry!!! To make up for it I will share two photographs today LOL!!

I will be having a busy blog over the next few days though (I promise).

Part of this week has involved my poor Sis having her tonsils out on Tuesday. Where she works the build up to the big day had been marked by calling the day "Tonsil Tuesday".

I spent the day with her so she wasn't on her own and am so glad I did now. We had to be there for 7.00am but she didn't go to theatre until 3.30pm!! It would have been an awful wait on her own.

All appears to have gone well for her and I am hoping to see her again tomorrow.

In fact quite a busy weekend on the cards for us.

Tonight I am going to a 60th birthday party. It is for a very good friend "Pam" who has been so good to me over the years. I am sure she knows how special she is to me .. .. and to mark the occassion I have made her this little word book.

This used my Funky Hand "Dreams Come True" CD and loads of punches!!

My punches were:

Woodware: Flower punch for making the roses Leaf punch (sounds a strange name but that is all that is on the punch - other than made in Taiwan). I only bought it yesterday and think it is going to be a good buy!! The lovely man in the craft store knocked me £2 off it .. .. it pays to be a friendly customer. LOL!! He always tells me lots of stories about the "olden days", and his past, and is such an interesting character! I think he could write a really interesting book. Thankfully I nip in during my lunch break and have to get back to work .. .. .. otherwise I think he would keep me there all day!! LOL!!!

Clippunch: Butterfly

Single hole punch from the local stationery store for making individual holes in the spine of the book.

Sizzix Alphabet: Sizzlits Round-a-Bout

Diamond Stickles, sticky pearl, scrap paper bits and ribbon from the stash box

Hopefully Pam will like it!

So a party tonight and then tomorrow I am going to the cinema - for the first time in about 15 years!! (Bet I come out with a headache).

Hubby wants to watch a 3D film that his workmates have been raving about (you can tell how interested I am because I keep forgetting what it is called!!). It lasts for ages and I am just hoping I can stay awake and afterwards we are going for an Indian meal. A very different Saturday night for us .. .. we don't usually go out that much. We are little bods who are happy and content at home. Our youngest son was keen to come too so that will be nice.

Not sure what Sunday is going to hold but it definitely needs to involve crafting as I am part of something special on Monday and I need to be creating and scheduling ?!?!?!? Mmmmmmmmmmm.. what could that be?????

Beautiful day here. I have actually got washing on the line today that is blowing nicely - shame the sunshine is highlighting the dust in the house and the "not so clean" windows!! Eeekkk!!

Have a good rest of Friday everyone and I will be back tomorrow with my DT creation for Allsorts!

Take care.

Love Jules xx


craftimamma said...

You did make me laugh about the windows being shown up by the sun Jules. I thought exactly the same about mine this morning (still haven't cleaned them though).

Bet you're going to see Avatar tomorrow! We haven't been to the cinema in quite a long time but I quite fancy that one. As you say everyone is raving about it, it's won loads of awards and even my friend said it was brilliant. That's good enough for me!

I think you're right about the leaf punch being a good buy. I have that one too and it's lovely and really versatile.

And last but definitely not least is your lovely word book. I am positive your friend will love it. How could she possibly not, it's beautiful! I just love the turquoise and brown combo.

Have a lovely weekend Jules.

Lesley Xx

Lynne K said...

I love your word book - great colour scheme - and I'm sure your friend will love it too. Hope you enjoy your film & meal out tomorrow.

~JulieH~ said...

Fab word book I'm sure Pam will love it! Love that leaf punch, will have to search one out would be so useful! I usually fall asleep at the cinema lol and miss half the film!
Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us on Monday!

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, I'm sure she'll love it. I hope that you enjoy the party, bet you will, You have me wondering about Monday now, you've teased us just enough! LOL
Enjoy the weekend.

Beryl said...

Your word book is gorgeous. I especially love your roses - very pretty. Hope you enjoy the film and meal. Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

Linda . J said...

Gorgeous book Jules and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.
Hugs Linda

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules this is so lovely very lucky friend who will treasure it I am sure will treasure it.

Lorraine x

Sally H said...

Love your book! Hope you enjoy Avatar (i'm guessing)and your meal, and the party! Your social life is like an 18 year olds!

chris said...

I don't know if I belive you about not going out much, I know of a weekend not so long ago!!!
you enjoy it though take a cushion it is long one, my son went with friends and loved it.

as for your booklet its exquisite
speak soon love chris xx

Nikbee said...

Your word book is gorgeous. I love the colours and the flowers are fab. Enjoy the film and meal out.

Nikki x