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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, 21 July 2012


Hi Everyone

GUESS WHO ?!?!?!?

Well I predicted a huge manic week this past week in the House of Hearts .. .. and it was!!

I can't believe all that has been done since the last time I posted a card and I finished the week absolutely wacked!  All of it was wedding work and nothing I could share .. .. sorry :-(

But I had a good sleep last night .. .. firstly on the sofa and eventually in bed .. .. and then this morning I got up full of energy, super excited and hyper yet again!!  Yay!!!

Two of my "happy couples" got married this week.  One yesterday and one today.  The weather today has been beautiful and even yesterday wasn't too bad .. .. I am just hoping the weather was OK for the photographs yesterday.

The huge roll of bubble wrap was used to wrap two table plans that were finished and picked up this week .. .. and even though some has been taken off and used it looks larger than ever!!  I think it is growing daily LOL!!!

Anyway today I have made a card to give to a very special young man.   He loves trains and would happily sit and travel on a train all day, all night and probably all week given the chance!!  

We are out for a special meal to celebrate his birthday tomorrow so will be eating our dinner at 1.00pm .. .. gosh that will be a shock to our system .. .. but a lovely one!  I can't remember the last time we ate our Sunday dinner at such a respectable time LOL!!!

So here is my make for a very special young man called Neil xx

This used:

Image:  Inkadinkado "92559-M"  
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers:  Cuddly Buddly
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circles
Charm and Cord from the Stash Box

This coming week is going to be as busy as last week (but not manic hopefully)  .. ..  lots of wedding work and wedding samples for possible "future happy couples" .. ..  but I am also hoping to be able to post a few cards starting with my snippet make tomorrow .. .. which I have to confess I made today in readiness as tomorrow I need to make a mountain of favour boxes (as well as celebrate Neil's birthday).

OK off to get the evening meal finished.

I'll catch you tomorrow with my snippet make.

Have a good evening and I hope you didn't faint at me actually managing to post!!


otherwise known as "the stranger of blogland!!"  LOL!!


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules - nice to see you back. Love the train

jacqui x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
Lovely card. Sounds life you are very busy with all your wedding work.
Have a great weekend. Sue x

Home sweet home said...

Lovely card,love the image and the key is so cute and fun detail.
Fab work:):)Love Merethe

Vicky said...

A lovely clean, crisp card!! Just right for a man, very grown up

hugs Vicky xxx

Kath said...

Welcome back! I'm sure Neil will love the card.

Saw your cards in Quick Cards magazine - and I found the hearts!

Kath x

Anne said...

Adorable card, I'm sure it will be treasured. Enjoy tomorrow. Hugs x

M said...

This is really understated gorgeousness! Love the train image. Have a great time celebrating tomorrow - I'm sure he'll love his card. M x

Mau xx said...

Hi Glad you got through your busy week.
Love the card, Its so clean and fresh and love the image and key.
Special Happy Birthday to Neil.
Hugs Mau xx

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Love the layout and colour combo. The image is super too. I am sure he will love it.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Victoria said...

Smashing card and I love the key charm for this type of birthday!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to Neil and have a fabulous Lunch tomorrow. Your card for Neil is super Jules what a fab image too .Hugs Elaine

Di said...

Hi Jules, another totally fabulous card! Neil is bound to be delighted with it - just perfect as always.

I squeaked and jumped when I saw you in QCME magazine this coming month - super cards there too!

Love, Di xx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jules, sounds like lots of hard work! Such a great card, very stylish, take care, Jo x

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

...a loVely card Jules, funny how boys always loVe trains...sounds like you've been a very busy lady & how marvelous to be in constant demand for your work...loVely to hear...Mel :)

Sue said...

My goodness, it sounds like you have been so busy.
Your card is fabulous, I love that image - it would be ideal for my father in law who is a steam train fanatic. The little key charm looks wonderful
I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
Hugs Sue

Shirley said...

Wow, that is a nice card for a male person. Always find it hard to make something masculine. (got that word from google translate)

I simply love all your cards. I hope I'll be as good as you one day.

xx Shirley

angelwhispers said...

Love the 18th Card Jules such a lovely design! Sounds so busy for you at the moment but then thats good!! Have a great meal tomorrow! Love Chanelle xxx

Beryl said...

Good t see you survived your hectic week and glad you had a card to share too. My grandson Neil was 18 a few weeks ago - where did those 18 years go? I expect you're thinking the same thing.Great card - he'll love it - and I hope you all enjoy the meal tomorrow.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Nice to see you back..... Your card for Neil is great ... I am sure he will love it.....
We are going to Spain tomorrow on a lovely train and a meal... As i am on my diet.. Will have to bee afish and Salad ... Salad is really tasty in Spain...
Enjoy your lunch Jules....
Hugs sylviexx
I was routing through my stash... And i found some waxed paper....!!

brenda said...

Good morning Jules, robotic fingers here a.k.a. B X.

I'm slowly getting round to everybody and so far so good the voice recognition system is working a treat.

From what you have told me of Neil he is going to just love your card and also having everyone together for a birthday lunch.

Enjoy today and your dinner out.


Debs said...

Perfect card for a young man :o)
Love your clean lines Jules - always so precise :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care
Debs xx

coops said...

stunning male cad jules.the train is fab and i love your design and if you have 5 mins please send me some of your energy :D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

WOW - that's a great masculine card Jules. Hope you have an easier week this week.

Sarn xx

Unknown said...

lovely card that train is perfect, Mary x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules oh wow this is just fabulous for a male, love that image and my hubby would swoon for it, its gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, good to "see" you again, although I have to admit I've been a stranger to blogland myself recently. A super card & I love the train stamp & key. A perfect man card
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,

I think I'm more of a stranger in blogland than you! I haven't even got a card to show.

This card is fabulous and will be perfect for Neil, I'm sure. Love the image and the clever backing you've used. The key is the perfect finishing touch.

Sue B said...

Aww this is really fab Jules! what a wonderful image… the papers are perfect and I love the way you've done the twine and key… I bet he loves his card!!
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card--I absolutely LOVE that train image!

Jenny said...

Oh Jules, I've come to the conclusion youARE superwoman!!! You make my head spin but you obviously make a lot of happy couples even more happy and organised for there big day :0)
Your train card would be ideal for my dad, he's a loco devotee too..... great design.... especially loke the piece of track :)
Jenny x

XxJULESxX said...

Oh the card is just fabulous Jules!!!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lots of super makes, Jules. I'm away but you will notice that I have sent some sunshine ahead for my return! Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

Love that steam train image, great colours! I too love trains, as does my dad! Going to have to get a train stamp I think! :-D

Denise said...

Fantastic man's card Jules - great train image and perfect papers.
Denise xx

rosie said...

hello stranger!! LOL
you are funny. love the card. fab image. great colours x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, love the image!
Helen x