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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.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope the day is being nice to you .. .. .. once again Tuesday is the new Monday and I am going to be confused all week!!!  LOL!!!

I had a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend and hope that you did too and before I start rambling I would just like to thank you all for your lovely comments on the wedding stationery pictures I posted yesterday.  You are all very kind!

I had such fun taking my wedding stationery photographs.  In fact I should probably have taken a photograph of my little set up too as it threw the House of Hearts into chaos!! LOL!!

The pictures were taken using my Maplin photo booth .. . but because I had so many to take I wanted the booth at a decent height .. .. so I ended up with the photo booth on top of the coffee table .. .. which in turn stood on top of the dining room table. 

So no tables to use anywhere because I had commandeered them all!!  Even Sunday's Chinese ended up more like a picnic .. tee hee!!

Anyway, here is my little share for today:

List used:

Image:  Penny Black "2082E" Dressed Up!
Sentiment:  Papermania Clear Stamps "Couch Potato"
Corner Stamps:  Verve Stamps "Thankful Accents
Backing Papers:  Raspberry Road
Distress Ink:  Tea Die
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box

and that is it for today !!!

I am still beavering away at my website work and trying to think up and link together lots of nice words in a memorable and sensible fashion.

So much to consider .. .. and my brain is hurting a little  LOL!!

Sorry I am not visiting .. .. I am thinking of you all and wondering what you are all up to.  I promise to make amends at the weekend.



Cynthia said...

Sweet card! I love the background papers--those paws are adorable.

Debs M said...

great image, love that ribbon x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, love this fab masculine card. Once again you've coordinated the image, paper and ribbon perfectly! The wedding stationery photos were well worth all the effort you put in to take them! xx

Irene said...

A brilliant card Jules - Love it.


Amanda said...

Lovely card Jules, love the story of the photo booth, must get myself one.

G Peplow said...

Oh yes he's cute, love the oversized tie and the ribbon smothered in hearts, have a rest now? LOL Gay xxx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, love the faux stitching, smashing!
Hugs Jacee

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you had a fab BH weekend hun!
We went over to Shrew to the QVC shop yesterday & I got lots of new stamps!! lol!!

Gorgeous card hun love the papers!
Hugs Shell xx

Delphine said...

don't apologise for not visiting, there lots of moments when I should apologise too, like now:-)!!! Your card is fantastic, Jules! I love your image, and your papers and layout are fab! Love the doodling too:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Carol said...

Super card, I love the cleanness of this Jules and those little corner accents are great, Carol x

Sarn said...

Fab backing papers to go with that stamp! Perfectly co-ordinated.

Hugs, Sandra

Made by Mandy said...

Love your little doggie with his very cool tie.

I thought of you today... whilst I was updating my current challenges Deep Ocean Challenge has a theme of hearts so that is definitely one that has your name all over it :)

Hope you photo sessions are going well. Your new website is going to look really cool.

Love Mandy xxx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card Jules. I love the faux stitching and the corner stamp is great. To start with, I couldn't work out if it was a stamp or doodling.
Nikki x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, lovely card the backing paper is just perfect. x Susan x

Bernie said...

Oh Jules it sounds like my house before the first craft fair of the season. I do a dry run on the dinner table. No one eats there for at least two days.
Your card is adorable. Love the papres that cute image and your doodle border. I've tried that but it never looks right though.
Blessings Bernie

Beryl K said...

Great card Jules
Beryl x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jules that image is super what a lovely doggy he is all dressed up, great papers I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Vicky said...

Another gorgeous card Jules....and I hope your brain isn't hurting too much

big hugs Vicky xx

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Jules, love the image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

love this dog with his tie, makes me smile, love your wedding stationery too, sorry I've been so slack Jules!!!

Hope your having a great week xoxo.

Whisper said...

Oooo my favourite image for a man, am loving that gorgeous ribbon too, Luv Sam x

coops said...

stunning male card jules.i love the image and the hearts ribbon is fab .gorgeous papers and colours too ;D

xx coops xx

Di said...

A super card! And I had a smile at your photo set up - clever idea building a pyramid :) Di xx

Catherine said...

Fab card Jules, hope its all going well for you...

Donna Mosley said...

Love it Jules, he is so cute. Great papers and ribbon.

Donna x