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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.

Monday, 22 August 2011


Hi Everyone

A nice and early share from the House of Hearts today.

Who knows I might even manage to be posted before my lovely hubby gets home .. .. which is a very rare thing!!

As hubby managed my blind fitting so professionally the other week I have found another little task for him .. .. though it won't involve him balancing on a desk this time!!  LOL!!

First though my little share for today:

This used:

Image:  Trim Craft "Bloom and Grow .. . "Buttercup"
Sentiment:  Woodward Clear Stamps "FRCL078" Female Relatives
Sentiment banner:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  GCD Tudios "Tea Time"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Daisy
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers and Chalk
Distress Ink
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from the Stash Box

.. .. and now round to my nestie storage solution.

At the moment I store my nesties in individual plastic CD wallets.  The floppy plastic type not rigid ones.  Then I store the wallets in a box .. .. but this is now proving not to be very practical.

So today I bought this from Dunelm:

A magnetic knife rack.  Just perfect for storing my little nesties on .. .. but I need to find somewhere for hubby to mount it so that if any of my nesties get accidentally knocked off they don't fall behind something I cannot move in a hurry .. ..  mmm .. ...  off to observe and peruse my craft pod for a practical spot .. .. .. ahead of hitting my hubby with the bad news that he needs to get his drill out again!!!  LOL!!

He isn't a natural DIY enthusiast .. .. in fact he isn't enthusiastic about DIY at all .. .. the best bit for him is putting his tools away at the end!! LOL!!

Have a good evening everyone.

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Karen M said...

Hi Jules, what a pretty little card! Very sweet and your colouring is great xx

Unknown said...

Your card is so sweet Jules, lovely pink soft colour and such a darling image, love it .. and even love that magnetic gadget!!! So cool it looks :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Jules, the image is adorable, love the way you made the sky and the text on it.

The storage looks very clever, nesties aren't easy to store, but we love them nevertheless!

Warm hugs

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, well thought about not knocking your nesties off!

Amanda said...

Lovely card Jules and the Nestor storage is perfect, I don't have any nests but would definitely pinch sorry borrow this idea if I did.

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Jules, very pretty in pink. Your husband sounds like mine when it comes to DIY! Let us know how you get on with your magnetic rack as I'm going to be doing out my craft room in a few weeks time and I'm looking for some new storage ideas. Carol x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, sorry I missed you yesterday but my internet was down. I love this card, everything about it is soooo sweet, the image , the colour, the sentiment & the embellies. Good luck with getting hubby to fix your new storage rack. My hubby is definitely not a DIY man so I wouldn't even ask him. lol.
Sally x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, love the card! adorable image it's gorgeous as usual.And what a great idea for your nesties mine are all mixed up in a drawer!!!!

Wishcraft said...

Good luck getting your rack fitted - my hubby doesn't do DIY unless he really has to, and he puts it off for as long as possible first!

Love your card :o) Cute image and pretty papers. Fab colouring too! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

What a sweet image and such a pretty card. I do love the fresh feel of everything you make. xx

Great idea for storing your Nesties! xx

angelwhispers said...

Loving todays card Jules a beautiful image and what sweet papers. Can we see a picture of the nesties in place when Hubby fits it looks a great way to store them! Chanelle xxx

Loopylou. said...

ooh jules!! thats how i store my nesties and seriously they are perfect, i use my nesties so much more now i can see them out in front of me.
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Donna said...

Lovely card Jules and a great idea for your nesties - my hub is not too keen on the old diy either! xx

susiestacey said...

Great card Jules such a cute image but have you seen the damage a rabbit can do on the allotment lol x hope your new storage is soon being used x Susan x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is simply stunning ♥ Pops ♥ x x x

Wendy said...

Adorable card Jules,love the image,fab clouds.Great idea for your nesties.
Wendy xx

Netty said...

Oh wow Jules your card is so beautiful, love this. Great idea for the Nestie storage and am sure your lovely hubby will get that sorted for you asap. Have a great week, Annette x

Sarn said...

Fab card . . . great clouds!

Hope your Nestie storage gets put up SOON!

Hugs, Sandra

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Great idea for storing your Nesties. I use a two tier cd zip case, the card that the nesties are resting on slides neatly into the bottom cd slot and extends just above over the top cd slot, I can zipper it up so it's secure and flip through the pages to find the Nestie I want to use.
Kasey ~ in Oz

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card Jules,haven't seen this image before,such a cutie.

Tell me!!!!!what man is a natual DIY

Vicky said...

Such a cute card Jules...and loving the gorgeous dps too hun...and super idea with the knife rack too....and poor

hugs Vicky xx

Bernie said...

Oh What a lovely card. Any Mom would be thrilled to receive it. Your coloring is superb. I love all the papers and the ribbon beautiful.
Blessings Bernie

Kaz said...

LOL that did make me laugh reading about your Hubbie....bless him! Super card, your sky & clouds look fab. Can't wait to see your storage up & running.
Kaz xx

Mrs.B said...

Love your MUM card, so cute. Interesting idea for the nesties. Look forward to hearing the next instalment!
Avril x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Jules! That ribbon is so pretty and your colouring is amazing! I hope your storage works out well. I have an extra large cd carrier for mine that holds up to 92 cds. I currently have 41 sets in it and it is getting full!

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Jules, beautiful layout, sounds like you have been keeping your DH busy lol! Love your purple hearts card below. So agree with needing more hours in the day lol! Enjoy the rest of you week, take careX:)

Cynthia said...

Ah hahahah! Your poor hubby!! ;-)

Gorgeous card, Jules. I SO love the coloring!

Cynthia said...

Sorry...I meant to ask about the punches you used for yesterday's card. The ones in the takeaway boxes? Which punches do you use and what company makes them? Thanks!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules .the image is really sweet and your colours and papers are really pretty :D
great idea for your nesties, mine are on a strip of magnetic tape :D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Wow loving your card and your nestie idea is fab
hugs louise xx

Cynthia said...

PS: Thanks for the daisy punch help, Jules! =D

Delphine said...

How beautiful, Jules! The image is so sweet and I love the colours of your card! I love your gorgeous cloud background too and pretty papers!
Thank you for sharing your idea about storing nesties... Mine are stored in their "original boxes"!!! And thank you for your lovely comments, really appreciated:-)! Have a lovely evening! Lots of hugs Delphine xx