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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.

Thursday, 2 September 2010


Hi Everyone

My youngest Son has asked me to make a couple of cards for him this week and this first one is for him to give to my Mum for her 80th birthday which is next Monday.

On Sunday though we are all going out for dinner as a family .. .. the guest of honour, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, partners plus Mum's brother and sister-in-law. We will be a grand party of 33 !!!!

Oh dear .. .. I wouldn't want to be sitting near us in the restaurant LOL!!! We can be a rather excitable bunch!!

Our oldest Son and his wife are also coming up from London so we get a long weekend together yay!!!

Anyways, here is the card I have made for our youngest to give to my Mum, his Nanny.

and the close up

This used:

Image: Penny Black: "4035" Letters and Flowers
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat "Vintage Rose"
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Martha Stewart Punch: Valentine Lace
Distress Ink: Faded Jeans
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and cord from the stash box

I chose this image as the flowers are something my Mum and Dad used to grow in abundance when we were kids and there would be vases full of them all over the house because they grew like weeds. The more we cut the more that seemed to grow LOL!!!

So that is the card done for my youngest Son to give. My oldest and his wife will make their own .. .. but I still have mine to make .. .. and no idea what I will do yet!! Eeekkkk.

I will show you the other make for my Son (a wedding card) on Saturday .. .. which is the wedding day of two of his friends.

Have a lovely Thursday .. .. the Bank Holiday has made for a very strange and quick week don't you think?

Love Jules xx


Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wow it sounds as though mum is going to have a rocking 80th birthday, I can remember my mums in 02. The card is stunning and she is going to love it, Im sure you will have a lovely day, I hope the weather stays nice for you to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and the soft colours. So stylish.

Nikki x

mckinkle said...

Super stylish card Jules its perfect. Beautiful image and the shades of blue are gorgeous.

What a fab weekend you all will have!

Your Mum & my DH share their birthdays, hope she has a wonderful time!

Keryn x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, really love the colour its yummy
Hope you have loadsa fun with your family over the weekend hunnie xx
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

gorgeous blue card, love that stamp and the bit of glitz I see!

So elegant and lovely!

PinksyDoodles said...

This is a really beautiful card. Sounds like it will be a fun day on Sunday.
Clare x

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card you son is lucky to have such a unique card to give his Nan! Hope you all have a wonderful time:D xx

Tracy said...

I know what you mean about the bank holiday as I'm a day behind as BH Monday felt like a sunday.

This card is so, so gorgeous . I love the entire design and think it will be received with love.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Doreen said...

A super gorgeous card Jules,a beautiful image,I love it so will your Mum. Have a great time on

Unknown said...

simply stunning x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

jules you make the lovelist of cards, I adore this one, sure your Mum will love it.
Hope all 33 of you have a wonderful celibration.

Netty said...

Oh wow Jules this is totally gorgeous. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I've just been having a look at yours, your cards are gorgeous. I have just become a follower, always good to find some new blogs. Sue x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the image is really beautiful and i love the soft blue colours and your fab embellies :)

xx coops xx

chris said...

Hello Jules, wow wee! you have done it again, another PERFECT CARD. this is so very special, and I am sure your Mum will adore it.
have a great 80th party, dont get too rowdy!!!
lots of hugs chris xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
This card is sooo beautiful! Adore the soft blues, gorgeous image and love the ribbon too. Hope you all have a fab weekend together! :)
Take care.

Juls said...

stylish and elagant! Love the soft colours! gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

Beverly said...

This is so pretty! Especially love the blue in the flowers.

Sally H said...

That is just gorgeous, Jules! A real stunner!

Lizzy said...

Oh my what a stunning card! luv the beautiful image, lush colour & fabby layout xx Lizzy xx :)

Happy Birthday wishes to your mum xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

wow its beautiful, love he soft blues you have used xxx

Loopylou. said...

jules that is so pretty and elegant, i love the colours and i am sure your sons nanny will adore it. hugs Lou xxx

Di said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules,very pretty and such subtle colours, mum will love it. Di.xx

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful wonderful card. Love that stamp and the colours so pretty. xx Zoe

Delphine said...

Another gorgeous card, Jules! Beautiful image, wonderful shades of blue and I love the touch of silver! Hugs Delphine xx

Eileen said...

Stunning and oh so elegant. Eileen xx