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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.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


Hi Everyone

Guess what?  At long, long last I got my gold star!!! 

For the first time in over two weeks I have managed to sleep all the way through the night!!  No coughing and spluttering and being awake half of the night.  In fact I didn't wake up until 10.30am!! 

Woo hoo!!  How exciting.  I might be able to be released from Ward 2 now (the spare bedroom LOL!!) and make my way back to the big bed!!!

Anyway .. .. enough of my childish excitement and round to my share of the day.

Just a plain and simple thank you card .. .

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3817K" Tigress
Sentiment:  Elzybells (with a few extra dots added)
Backing Papers: Docraft VandA Hanoverian

Diamond Stickles
Buttons from the Stash Box

and now I am dashing off out for a meal with friends .. .. life is starting to get back to normal.  Yeah!!

I doubt I am going to get any blog visiting in tonight so will just have to say thank you for calling by and I will see you again tomorrow with my Sunday Scrap makes.   I really do need to think up a better name for this .. .. any suggestions are very gratefully received.

Have a lovely evening everyone.



Juls said...

so very stylish!!! I love it!! Hugs Juls

Viv said...

Lovely card Jules - glad you're feeling better!
(What about 'The (Hearty) Leftover's' for your Sundays??? LOL)

Jacee said...

Love the card Jules, really nice colour combo.
Pleased to hear that you are feeling better and getting back to normal, these coughs take some shaking off, sounds as if you are on the winning side now, will drop you a line soon.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

So glad you're feeling better at last Jules. This is a gorgeous, stylish card. Love those papers and the little buttons. Nice easy heary y find tonight! xx

Cynthia said...

Love the colors and all the layers on this one, Jules! And I'm so glad you're finally feeling better. :-)

Vicky said...

Just beautiful hun!, love the simplicity of the card, the gorgeous image and the cute wee buttons :o)

have a great evening tonight and I 'm glad you are feeling loads better!

hugs Vicky xx

Netty said...

Glad you are so much better Jules and have a great time tonight. Fabby card. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful creation Jules, totally love these papers and image!!!

Glad your feeling better and sleeping through!

I like sunday scrap day! but how about waste-not-wednesday? lol... changing the days is the only prob.

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Jules, glad the cough is clearing and you've had a better night's sleep. Love this pretty card. Lovely image and the glittery edging is gorgeous.

Donna x

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules

This is such a great card loving your valentines ones lately too especially the ones which have embossed roses on the hearts...

Hugs Emma xxx

Wishcraft said...

A very pretty card Jules, love the image and soft colours :o) Glad your cough is getting better! Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is stunning Jules,so glad you are back to the big bed.Have a nice evening

Carole Campanile said...

Oh lovely card Jules. I like how your colored the dashed petals a darker color, very nice touch.

Glad you are starting to feel better and that you slept though the night.

Unfortunately I'm not clever enough to come up with a name for the Sunday challenge, though I've taken to calling the cards I make Scrap Bin Creations. I've already posted my scrap bin card and might have another one much later tonight.

Take care,

Amy Johnson said...

Such a soft and pretty card! I love the piercing under the sentiment. I'm so glad you got to sleep through the night, even though I was unaware of any health issues.

Beryl said...

A beautiful card. Hope you enjoyed your evening out and get to sleep through the night again.
Beryl xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie and love the yummy papers
hugs and xxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Congrats on getting back to the big bed, Jules!!!
AND - your card is not - as you describe - "plain and simple". It is sweet and elegant and lovely! Hugs, Lesley

Fleur said...

A beautiful card Jules, Sounds like you had a good night LOL.
Hugz fleur xXx

Sally H said...

That's beautiful Jules! Love the colours and the papers

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I am so pleased that things are looking better and that you will soon be upgraded to the master bedroom, lol, and I love this card it is full of beauty.
Lorraine x

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. The image is wonderful and I love the neutral colours of the DP.

Nikki x

Tracey T said...

So pleased to hear that you're feeling better. Your card is gorgeous - I love this image. Hugs, Tracey xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

simple but perfect in design. janex

Kay Carley said...

This is beautiful. xx

coops said...

beautiful card jules.fab image and i love your gorgeous papers and soft colours.pleased you are starting to feel better :D

xx coops xx

Andria said...

Gorgeous design, perfect for a thank you card.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules glad to hear that you are at last on the mend, and im sure hubby will welcome you back to the marriage bed to.
Gorgeous card love the image its beautiful and so are the papers. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Lynne K said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better at last! Your card is so pretty! I love the background papers (must get some, nearly as nice as Ella Blue!) and the little buttons. Gorgeous! xx

craftimamma said...

Glad you've made it out of quarantine Jules, lol! The card is lovely. Pink is not a colour I go for very often but teamed with the other shades here it looks lovely. Beautiful muted almost smokey colours. Love the image!

Lesley Xx

Sarn said...

I have this stamp and just ADORE it. I love the layout of your card too. Terrific!