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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.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Hi Everyone

Well so much for me saying that I won't be such a stranger this week!!!

I think things have been just as busy this week as last .. .. ..  and it has taken two days to get today's share together .. .. tut tut!!!

So here we go .. .. all aboard for London!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "30-093" Love London
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley
Backing Papers:  Docrafts "Best of British"
Nestabilities:  Eyelet Circles
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
ProMarkers and chalks
My Trust Sewing Machine

Not sure whether that cat trailing behind is going to manage to catch the bus or not .. .. and to be honest it looks like it would be standing room only if he did!!  Would that be allowed in today's Bus Travelling Health and Safety Directive?  LOL!!

OK then .. . . short and sweet from me today .. .. but better than what I have managed the last couple of days.

I now need to work on a long list of sample requests ready for new happy couples and possible weddings next year and then decorate the odd 100 or so favour boxes!!

My happy couples that got married at the weekend had a lovely time.  Hard to think that this time last week we were making last minute changes to things.

One lovely couple sent me a message from the airport just before they boarded their plane to say they couldn't leave the country without sending me a huge thank you and to report that they had had "the best day of their lives".  How lovely!!  Can't believe I even crossed their minds as they began their honeymoon!!!

My other couple that got married on Saturday have also escaped the county and the lovely Mum of the Bride popped round on Monday as she already had photographs to share!!  Apparently the photographer was printing them out for people to take away from the reception as a keepsake.  

How different to when we got married!  We had to wait weeks for ours .. .. only to find the photographs were the most rubbish wedding pictures you could ever imagine.  After a fuss and palaver they agreed to print them again.  Were they any better the second time?   Nah!!!

Never mind .. .. I gained a good hubby.  

That's better than an album of lovely photographs and a rubbish hubby!

Hopefully catch you again soon.



Caroline said...

Gorgeous card love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxxx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,great

Roma said...

Cute card Jules

wish i could use a sewing machine ,last time i used one was at school lol!x

Sarn said...

Ah yes . . . good husbands are hard to find. Luckily I found one!

Lovely London card Jules. Very patriotic. xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's so nice to feel appreciated, Jules! Well done you! You must have done a brilliant job for couples (and mum) to be thinking of you after their big days. And a lovely card too! Hugs, Lesley

Denise said...

Love your fun card Jules.
It's so nice when your customers take the time to thank you for all your hard work. Makes it all worthwhile!!
Denise xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love your card Jules so apt. I do like the Penny Black stamps, your fault I've now purchased loads :)

jacqui x

Beryl said...

Two days would be good going for me making a card usually - I don't have all the other stuff to deal with as you do. It's a great image and what I wouldn't give to see that bus driving through town.
How lovely that your bride's and their families get back to you after the event.
Glad you're happy with your hubby too - much better than photos.
Beryl xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the design and PB stamps are my faves!
Lorraine x

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, Love, love it.

Sue said...

Fabulous card Jules, the image is wonderful and I love the colours and the layout

Hope you have a good day
Hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

Jules, you crack me up! Better than a "rubbish hubby" indeed!! =D Love your card today. The image is so cute and the colors are gorgeous!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
You are busy busy....... Thats just what i like to hear..... Otherwise i will get the whip out.... Fabulous card.....
hugs sylvie xxx

Gillian R said...

Fab card, love that bus stamp

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what can I say but totally fab ,cool Brit card.
Sounds like your wedding crafting makes a lot of people very happy, oddles of thanks must be rewarding, I'm not a bit disciplined so would find it so hard to make lots of the same cards , wish I was. janex

Home sweet home said...

Lovely card with a lovly and cute image.
Love the papers to.
Stunning work,Hugs Merethe

Anonymous said...

Fab, fab, fab! I take it they're all off to the Olympics! Is that one of Sandra's naughty chickens I spy on there too, lol! A card well worth waiting for Jules!

Vicky said...

Beautiful Jules...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Victoria said...

Definitely worth the wait!! Fab patriotic card - can't wait for the opening ceremony!

Little K Smith said...

A fabulous card Jules, just love this great PB image! And how lovely to hear from your customers, they obviously think alot of you :)

angelwhispers said...

Well I'm so glad you got a lovely Husband Jules think you got the better deal!!!

Love the card I do hope he managed to catch the bus poor little mite and what a fab bus it is looks perfect and just love the heart background paper! Love Chanelle xx

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. Such a fun image. Sounds like you are super busy but so nice that the lovely brides appreciate all your hard work. Looking forward to the Olympics starting.

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love your papers and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Great card, Jules. The papers are fab and look great with the stamped image. Your happy couples sound like lovely people ... especially those taking the time to call you in all the excitement to thank you ... you must have made a great impression. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sally said...

A super fab card Jules & love that stamp! Great papers too, a perfect match. Nice to hear that your happy couples are most appreciative of all your hard work. You did make me smile re: rubbish hubby.
Sally x

Louise said...

Hello Jules you do sound busy but I am loving your card so perfect for the time of the year
Louise xx

Whisper said...

Superb and i think this is my favourite PB London Stamp, Luv Sam x

Di said...

Fabulous card Jules! Such an adorable image, hope the cat caught that bus!

Great that things are swinging along with the wedding business.

Wedding photos - err, the vicar's bicycle was in the background of a lot of mine - should have known the marriage was doomed :)

Love, Di xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card. love the image x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL so much better rubbish photos & good hubby!!!
So nice that they get back to you, makes all the hard work worth it!
Gorgeous make hun, love the image so sweet!
hugs shell xx

Laura said...

Hi Jules! Scuse the funny ID I am on my dad's PC at home at the moment.
Lovely card, I love all the PB London images, this is so cute and I love how you've matched the sentiment in red.
I totally agree, I don't think that cat would be allowed on, especially as you get told off now if you stand up before your stop!
How lovely of those happy couples to think of you, it must be so rewarding to know you have contributed to their special day.
Laura xx

Hettie said...

It seems that us crafters seem to find the best Hubbies...just as well with our addictions! They seem to be willing to learn to cook too...or is that because they know that they either wont get fed or they will have glitter in it? LOL!
Love the card and that stamp is already on my wish list. With Glitterpot having free postage on that might be quicker than anticipated!

Sarah said...

Jules your card is amazing! Love the image and the colours!

Sarah x

XxJULESxX said...

oh wow another gorgeous one Jules!!