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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.

Friday, 22 June 2012


Hi Everyone

Friday is here .. .. .. woo hoo!!!

I hope everyone has had a good week.

Lots crossed off my "do list" this week .. .. but lots added to it too!!  All exciting stuff though that fills my days beautifully.

Anyway, here is my 4 of 5 for my theme of the week.

This used:

Image:  Magenta (it is a wooden stamp with no name .. .. just a number written in pencil "40217 K")
Sentiment:  Personal Impressions "Everyday Words Happy Birthday"
Backing Paper:  Raspberry Road "Beach Bliss"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Diamond Stickles
Pearls and Ribbon from the Stash Box

I spent a good bit of the afternoon with my Mum today.  I took some wedding work with me to do whilst we  chatted.

I think I should have started this wedding malarky some 20 years ago .. .. Mum would have loved to have joined in I'm sure .. .. but she can't be bothered now.  I can tell she thinks it is all a bit much .. .. but at nearly 82 I think that is allowed!!  (She would much rather play her 3D  DS).

She will ask what I am working on and look at a sample and pass comment .. .. then she will ask how many I need to make.  It doesn't matter whether I say 20, 50 or 100 - she just gives me a look of exhaustion at the thought of making them!!  LOL!!  Bless her.

Have a good weekend everyone.  I hope you find some crafty time.

I will be back with the last of my Weddings & Anniversary makes tomorrow .. .. not sure what it will be yet though !!



Cynthia said...

Beautiful card! Love that Magenta stamp. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Anne said...

Another brilliant card Jules and the stamp is called Shadow Hearts Quad! Hugs x

Tedz said...

Hello Jules, A lovely, elegant card. I thought you might like to know the stamp is called Shadow Hearts Quad and was produced in 2008. Pauline xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the image and design. Aww! sounds like a lovely afternoon with your Mum.

Donna x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVely card Jules, loVe the four images in black n white, one of me fave's i thinks...wishing you a super weekend...Melxx :)

Lorraine said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. Love the clean design and lovely colours too.
Lorraine x

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Jules - love that layout and the great stamp.
Your Mum sounds amazing - 82 and playing on her 3D DS!!!
Denise xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card but where have you been - Friday is here?? only one hour left lady lol x Hope you have a wonderful weekend, take care x Susan x

Beryl said...

Another fab card. Love the main stamp and the 'dots' along the paper edges. Bet your mum is really proud of you having your own business doing something you love.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

awesome card Jules, love the pretty hearts with the text!

Thats awesome your mum loves her 3DDS! We have a wii and me and mum love it! She quote 'beat the @$$ off me' in bowling! :-p lol!!!!!

Unknown said...

This is beautiful Jules, I love the style and the elegant shades of brown on your card... yes they wouldn't be bothered at 82 but at least you can have a chat with your mum.. mine is always so unhappy and so just moans all the time unfortunately :(

Amanda said...

I am loving the series of cards you have been showing, especially as it is wedding season and ideas are definitely needed. Just wondering what the next series will be. Hugs, Amanda x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Jules, Personal Impressions sentiments are what I use a lot of the time you can do so much with them :) I really like the colours very elegant

jacqui x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

loving all your gorgeous anniversary cards so pretty and very classy. janex

M said...

Love this - very beachy and serene. The diamond stickles work perfectly like glitter in the sand! M x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Sally said...

A really eye catching stamp here Jules & a smashing card. I like the colour combo & the papers you've chosen. Your mum & a 3DDS? Crumbs, my mum wouldn't even know what one is, bless her.
Sally x

Irene said...

A gorgeous and stunning card Jules.
I love your colour combo and that little bow in the centre - just perfect.

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, WOW what a lovely selection of wedding and anniversary cards, I love everyone of them, well done! Your mum is definitely allowed to take it easy bless her LOL Have a lovely weekend, Gay xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous stamp and soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Jules. Lovely colours.

I've had a look at your wedding stationary website. Very professional and beautiful work!

Sarah x

MagsB said...

How wonderful that your mum plays on a DS at 82! These new techie thingies aren't just for the young 'uns!

This is another amazing card, Jules. The black and brown colour combo is great, and the white bow just adds that final gorgeous touch!

love Mags B (who also plays videogames) x

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colour combo. love the white bow x

Kath said...

A very elegant card - the colours are lovely.
Kath x