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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, 8 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Just a quick make that I have put together whilst doing other things .. .. more of which I will tell you about later.

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique
Backing Paper:  Aimee Asher
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Martha Stewart Punch:  Front
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Flowers and Lace from the Stash Box

So what else have I been doing besides making my share of the day?

Well quite a bit of it has involved making pancake batter .. .. ready for our pancake eating competition tonight.

As a mad family we always meet up for one day a year for our annual pancake competition.  It is never the same time every year because there are so many of us to gather together .. .. and some have very busy lives.

The competition involves seeing who can eat the most pancakes .. .. and the winner gets to keep a trophy until the next time the competition takes place.

So there is a vulgar amount of batter waiting to be made into a vulgar amount of pancakes.

There are eleven people taking part .. .. I wonder how many pancakes we will have to make this year.  The record so far is 152 in total .. .. we are starting a bit later in the day than normal so we might end up making even more this year!!!

Mmmm... I am getting hungry!!!  Just waiting for my lovely Sis to land .. .. she is desperate to win this year .. .. she can picture the trophy on her new bookcases!!!

See you tomorrow with my snippet makes.



Irene said...

A brilliant Wedding card Jules, I love your design paper and the image is just perfect. Enjoy your pancakes.


Doreen said...

Oh my 152 pancakes !!!!! If I were there though I would win, I absolutely love pancakes, do you make sweet and savory ????.

Your card Jules is gorgeous,I so love that image.

I do hope you don't have a tummy ache in the

Amanda said...

Mmmmm, that competition sounds just up my street lol. Good luck and you should show us the trophy, I have the one from friends in my head now.

Lynn said...

This made me laugh because we like pancakes - especially my two sons - but usually only have them on Shrove Tuesday. Each year I remind no 1 son of the year he ate 15, think he was only about 8 at the time. This is still a family record as he hasn't come even close to this many since. Happy Pancake Eating!

Lynn x

Cynthia said...

Love that backing paper--just beautiful!! And the little couple is adorable!!

Good luck in your pancake contest! ;-)

Anonymous said...

LOL, sounds like great fun Jules! Beautiful card and gorgeous stitching as always! xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules,
Sue x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules,
Sue x

Elizabeth said...

I think your family traditions are brilliant ... not mad at all! The family that eats pancakes together, stays together :) BTW, nice card - love those nail head thingies ... seen you use them often and think I might just keep a look out for them at the SECC this month. Hope you are having a great time tonight, and as they say, enjoy! Elizabeth x

Elizabeth said...

I'm back - my DH, Alan, would like to know who washes up after the competition?

Jenny said...

OMG that sounds like fun although I don't think I could manage many pancakes!
Lovely wedding card, such pretty colours :)
Jenny x

susiestacey said...

Great card Jules enjoy your pancakes, have you been the champion??? x Susan x

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the pretty paper. Enjoy your pancakes.
Nikki x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card and I hope you enjoyed your pancakes
Beryl x

Claire said...

A beautiful card Jules, love the paper, good luck with the competition it sounds like fun.
Claire xxx

Claire said...

A beautiful card, I love the paper, very romantic. ah pancakes, I love them and it would be such fun to do this with our lot. Enjoy
Claire xxxx

Tracy said...

Hi Jules
I love your gorgeous creation, pretty colours and a cute image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Claire said...

A beautiful card, I love the paper, very romantic. ah pancakes, I love them and it would be such fun to do this with our lot. Enjoy
Claire xxxx

Claire said...

A beautiful card, I love the paper, very romantic. ah pancakes, I love them and it would be such fun to do this with our lot. Enjoy
Claire xxxx

Little K Smith said...

AW this is gorgeous Jules, I love the sweet image and the paper is beautiful :)
Good luck with pancake competition, sounds like fun! :D

Claire said...

A beautiful card, I love the paper, very romantic. ah pancakes, I love them and it would be such fun to do this with our lot. Enjoy
Claire xxxx

Wishcraft said...

Lol Jules, hope you enjoyed your pancakes!

Love your card. Fab image and the lace bow looks gorgeous :o) Lisa x

MagsB said...

Mmmm.... pancakes! Your family tradition sounds like so much fun!!

Fab card, that is such a gorgeous image, and your background paper is just beautiful!

luv, Mags x.

Anonymous said...

Love that lil married couple so sweet!!! and great papers too!!!

Now a pancake eating contest sounds like great fun!!! Get pics!!!! =D

Di said...

Oh Jules - love this card, such a cute image too. And what fun having a pancake eating competition - can I please apply to be adopted into your family - lol :) Have a fun day! Di xx

Unknown said...

Awww what a fun cute card and what a fun pancake competition ha ha :) I can imagine you all together doing pancakes and eating them .. have fun xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, enjoy the pancakes, Mary x

Jacee said...

Sounds like fun Jules, have one for me, or two or three! LOL
Love the card, I have that paper too, its so pretty and serves this wedding card well.
Enjoy the weekend!
Hugs Jacee

Debs M said...

love this, great image and papers x

coops said...

stunning card jules.the image is fab and i love your gorgeous colours and design :D
i hope the pancakes went down well, yum :D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
love your card the image is soooo sweet....enjoy your Pancakes....i also love them.....i do one which you put in the oven make layers with fruit and sugar....then you can cut into wedges .....mmmmm!!!!!!
hugs sylvie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
just done you a long message ....where has it gone .....stunning card the image......i love pancakes as well ....Mmmm!!!!!
hugs sylvie

Sarn said...

Love the wedding card.

Happy Pancake eating!

Hugs, Sandra x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules a really beautiful card love those papers. Well I think it would put me of pancakes if I had to eat loads and of course I would need to go on a diet to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Bernie said...

Fantastic Wedding card Jules, I love your design paper and the image is just lovely. I found the heart on the top of the last card but didn't look for the second. What a fun thing to do with your family hope the pancake challange went well. Fingers crossed this will post today!
Blessings Bernie

coldwaters2 said...

This is one gorgeous card Jules that image is both fun and fab, the papers and design look terrific.
Lorraine x

Marjorie said...

I just love visiting your blog, you always cheer me up and make me smile (or laugh a lot sometimes!!)

This is a really lovely card hun!

Such a lot of pancakes!! I make them every morning for my grandaughter, she just loves them. What a lovely idea though, good luck to your sister!!