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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, 17 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Well my Hubby has a birthday tomorrow .. .. I know he won't look at my blog today as we have friends coming round for a meal tonight .. .. so I will share his birthday card today (after all it will be snippets tomorrow!!).

I don't do A5 size cards very often as I seem to struggle to fill them and still keep them "clean" looking .. .. but with this image I didn't have that problem LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Teddy Bo
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Tumbled Glass
Cord and embellishment from the Stash Box

So lots of hearts for someone who deserves lots of love!!!

Up-date on the Christmas tree .. .. the new lights have been behaving themselves .. .. everytime I switch them on though I look at them expecting them not to work LOL!!!

I will try and get a decent picture of my tree for you to see it in all its glory.  I love the sparkle and twinkly lights of Christmas .. .. .. and yes .. . .surprise, surprise there are some hearts on it!!  LOL!!!

OK .. .. time to get the table laid and some parcels put into carrier bags!!

Have a great evening everyone.  I hope all your preparations are going to plan.

See you tomorrow with my snippet makes.



Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Jules - the image is fab and the layout is terrific, you filled the space just fine with all those hearts. Happy Birthday wishes to Dave and have a lovely day celebrating being another year older :) Elizabeth x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Jules....and it's my Sister's birthday tomorrow too...! I have sooooo many b'days in December...sooooo very

have a lovely evening...and a happy b'day to Dave for tomorrow hun...big hugs Vicky xx

lisa said...

You sound as though your Christmas plans are all going well, Jules. You are definitely ahead of me in the pressie wrapping stakes and after not being able to find any labels i have that job to do over the weekend too. I could do with some of yours they are gorgeous.
I love the card made from the beer can and bottle mesh. Your friends will laugh when they receive that.
Hope Hubby has a great birthday. His card is great. I love the big teddy.
Enjoy your weekend
Hugs Lisax

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules Dave will love it.

Happy Birthday for tomorrow

Sarn said...

Simply gorgeous. I'm sure your hubby will appreciate it.

Off to watch SCD now . . . c'mon HARRY! xxx

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
Happy Birthday to your hubby Dave! The card is super brilliant. Let us know how he liked it!
Michaela xx

Debs M said...

lovely card x

Cynthia said...

Wish your hubs a Happy Birthday for me!! Love the card--that teddy bear is adorable!

MagsB said...

This is such a fun card, I love the expression on Teddy Bo's face! Have a good evening!

love Mags B x

Catherine said...

Fab card, has reminded me of some Teddy Bo images like this that I have and have not used yet!!!

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the image and the colours are fab.
Nikki x

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

beautiful card Jules K x

Wendy said...

Love this Jules, it's absolutely gorgeous..Happy Birthday to your Hubby.
Wendy xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card Jules.....Happy Birthday to your Hubby...
Hugs sylvie

Little K Smith said...

Aw this is totally gorgeous Jules, I LOVE the image, I'm gonna have to get me some Teddy Bo images! :D And the colours are so soft 'n' lovely too :)
And Happy Birthday to your hubby :)

CraftyC said...

Its adorable Jules, he will love it. My hubbys was the other day, so hard to buy pressies for birthday and xmas!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Jules this is absulutely stunning. I love 'Teddy Bo'. The colours work beautifully together. Happy Birthday to Hubby. Love Sheila x

Di said...

Wonderful Jules - a perfect card for a perfect hubby! Hope he has a wonderful day, and I spotted all the hearts easily :)) Love, Di xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I'm falling for cute Teddy Bo image.
Kathleen x

coops said...

fantastic card jules.really love this image and gorgeous colouring and design :D
a very happy birthday to your hubby too :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

What a lovely card - I'm sure hubby will love it - Happy birthday to him x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules hes going to love that card its so cute and fabulous colour choice. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Debbie said...

Your hubby will love his card.I think it's fab.Love the teddy bo image - note to self treat myself to some of their digi's! Hope he has a great birthday.Love Debs x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is gorgeous what a cute image, gorgeous colours too hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I get he loved it! Hope he had a wonderful birthday!
Helen x

Juls said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the LO

garima said...

such an adorable and cute card

Anonymous said...

brilliant card for a man....I love the sentiment too......xx