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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, 8 May 2012


Hi Everyone

What a beautiful day weather wise!!!

Why does this always happen the day after a bank holiday?  We get blessed with a day that would have been perfect for all the things people wanted to do yesterday.

So because the weather was so lovely .. .. what do I do? .. .. I make even more ironing!!!  Stupid girl!!!

I was supposed to have done loads of ironing last night but hubby made the fatal mistake of saying "you don't need to bother tonight .. .. I have a shirt for tomorrow".  Well of course I never need telling twice so did none!! LOL!!!

Instead I did my impression of a hamster and sat and turned the squeaky handle on my Cuttlebug some 120 odd times to cut and emboss dies for going onto a wedding stationery order.   Much preferable to ironing any day!!

So I ended up getting up early and ironing this morning .. .. but still have lots left .. .. and will have even more when I fetch my washing in!!  At least it will smell nice.

My share today made me thankful that my washing line isn't that low off the ground .. .. my sheets would definitely be dragging on the floor if it was!

This used:

Image:  Saturated Canary
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing papers:  Wild Rose Studio "Wintry Christmas"
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circle
White and black gel pen
Pearls from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

Thanks to a reminder from my lovely blog buddy Lou I have also entered this card into the Saturated Canary Challenge #16  Thank you Lou xx  I hadn't realised that there was a challenge connected to these gorgeous images!!

Time now to go and fetch that dreaded washing in and increase that iron mountain!!  Hope it doesn't fall on anyone LOL!!

Have a good evening everyone.



Unknown said...

Fantastic card Jules well done , Fabulous image and colours Hugs Elaine

Carol said...

Beautiful card Jules, very summery. Have fun ironing! Carol x

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the cute image. When you finish your ironing, there is a nice full basket here.... Lol....

Doreen said...

This is absolutely gorgeous,love the fab image and

Sarn said...

Very sweet card. Good luck with the wretched ironing! xxx

Loopylou. said...

ooooh Jules this is so sweet hun!!! I love it!!!! and you must get it entered over on the saturated canary challenge blog too hun, there's still time!! we are having a birthday challenge so she will be perfect!
I didn't really achieve much at all today other than having a fab time with my mum and big sis!!!huge huge hugs Lou xxx

Lorraine said...

I LOVE this card, such a fab image and the colours and backing papers look great.
I have one of those ironing mountains too!! LOL
Lorraine x

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the image and fab papers
I don't mind ironing which is a good job really having three men in the house who always make sure the washing basket is full everyday lol :) x

Cynthia said...

Once crack me up!! =D I so love stopping by! Your card is gorgeous--totally love the colors and that image is adorable.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I love, love, this beautiful image, she is doing what I have been doing today, yep washing, the weather turned out beautiful and my washing dried within a couple of hours. I love your choice of colours, the papers, sentiment and design all look super.
Lorraine x

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, You made me chuckle with your excuses (or rather your hubby's excuses) for not ironing - the times that has been said in our house! :-) I think your saturated canary image is great. I love the colour combo. It has been a lovely day today - took the dog for a walk. Hope it stays lovely tomorrow. Have a great day. Lynn x

angelwhispers said...

That's one job I really hate isn't it just horrible and so time consuming! lol

Beautiful image and lovely colours just wonderful! Chanelle xxx

Wishcraft said...

So pretty Jules :o) Lovely colours and that image is so sweet.

I don't do ironing... very rarely anyway - terrible aren't I?! The only iron that gets any use is the one in my craft room lol! Hugs, Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, such a pretty image and card! I haven't got any of these images yet and I really don't need another addiction, lol!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, beautiful card and these images are stunning. Mixed weather here today but managed to dry some washing , ironing catch up tomorrow x Susan x

Sue said...

Hi hun
sun only came out about 3 here, totally gorgeous card, adorable image, fabulous colouring, pretty papers & design, sue,x

Wendy said...

Awwww this is adorable and so gorgeous Jules, love the image and pretty colours.
Wendy xx

Laura said...

Very pretty and cute card Jules, I love these images and I love the cards you have made with them so far :)
Hope you are well,
Laura xx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the pretty colours and the image is really sweet.
Nikki x

lisa said...

It's been a lovely day hasn't it, Jules. Sadly I was out lunching and craft shopping so couldn't do any washing today!!! lol.
We were actually blessed with some lovely weather over the weekend so have been luckier than some I think.
Love all your cards as always, and glad your wedding stuff is all going well, you sound busier than ever.
Have fun.
hugs Lisax

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the sweet image and the papers and details are so pretty.

Donna x

Di said...

What a totally adorable card Jules - she's a real cutie and I love the teeny washing line :)

If you find the ironing fairy, please send her here next!

Love, Di xx

Anne said...

A really pretty card Jules. Life's too short for ironing! Hugs x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgeous card, love the fabulously sweet image and candy coloured papers.
Lyndsey xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

she adorable, love that image! great colours! love the sentiment!

Roma said...

Beautiful card Jules
Lovely cute image
I love the colours of the papers & the sentiment is pretty too x

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules and was so excited to see your card as l have just bought this beautiful digi. She is so sweet and l love how you've layered her up.

I managed to get four loads washed and dried today but as you so rightly said, the ironing stack is now back to a mountain level! Yesterday, l achieved the unachievable, I was too hot and had to switch the heating off. This was due to our fire being lit all day so l could get some washing dried. Laundry rules my life lol

Have a great night xx

Beryl said...

Glad you had a nice day. I managed to eat my breakfast outside in the sunshine and then it went cold and miserable after about half an hour.
See what you mean about the washing line. Artistic license I think that is. Cute image though and a lovely card. All that stitching looks fab.
Beryl xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card Jules.

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love your pretty colours and gorgeous sc image :D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the colours & that image is fab!
Hugs Shell xx

brenda said...

Ironing ?????? Don't understand what you mean Jules.

Your image is really sweet and colours so prettily, all very Summery even if the weather has forgotten the concept.

B x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

very pretty,love the pastel colours. glad someone's got decent weather.

Sue B said...

Oh Jules I love reading your posts - they always brighten my day! I always think of Mouse Trap when I turn the Crank Handle on my Sizzix!! shame there isn't an old man to jump in the tub - it would make it much more entertaining cutting out those dies!! LOL
Your card is So sweet! isn't she adorable!! I love the pretty papers and sentiment - it's a really cute card.
Hope you have a lovely evening
Love Sue xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
She is so gorgeous. Sue x

Elizabeth said...

To quote Ali Reeves, 'Ironing!!! The only time I use an ironing is for crafting.' My daughter's new washer/drier has a 'ironing' cycle and I, in all innocence, was dead impressed - a machine that can iron, yippee, I'll have one of them - until told me that it just meant the washing came out of the drier cycle ready for ironing, really burst my balloon :(

Love this Saturated Canary image though ... and plenty of little hearts to spot too :)

Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous Jules, a lovely image! My ironing pile grows every day too!
Helen x

XxJULESxX said...

Another gorgeous card!!!

rosie said...

another stunning card. fab colours x

Tracy said...

Jules this is truly gorgeous, Loving your choice of image, I love everything about it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x