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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, 11 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Today is a special day in the House of Hearts . .. .. it is our youngest Son's birthday.

Happy Birthday Steve!!

I know he sometimes checks out my blog to see what I have been up to so I didn't want to post his card before I knew he had opened it .. .. and he has now!!  

Steve is mad about guitars and music and has more guitars than most women have pairs of shoes!!

I have tried to make this guitar look like one we bought him years ago.  I wonder if he will recognise it. LOL!!

I love the image and thought of him as soon as I saw it .. .. but it is so busy that you can't put very much alongside it .. .. even on a larger card base it looked "too much" with anything else added.

So it stayed looking like this:

This used:

Image:  Just Inklined "Rocking"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "snap"
Backing Paper:  Nitwits "On A High Note Too"
ProMarkers and Distress Ink
Metal photo corners that have been in my stash for so many years it is unbelievable!!

So that is it.  

I have just sang Happy Birthday to the birthday boy before he heads off to work and then we are out to celebrate tonight.  

Have a good day everyone.  I hope the sun shines for you.

I am still trying to get stock together for the Festival alongside wedding work .. .. so I am now making use of (or should I say a mess of) the living room, dining room, kitchen, 1 bedroom and the craft pod.



Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Jules, it's perfect just the way it is!

Totally gorgeous masculine card and tailored to suit the recipient, exactly as it should be.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Home sweet home said...

Wow this is fabulous,love the image so much,really man card:):)

Wish you a wonderful day:):)


Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab image - i bet he loved it
Lisa x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant music card. Love the image, I've only just discovered Just Inklined, aren't they fab!! (One coming up tomorrow!!)
Happy Birthday to your Son - hope he has a lovely day.

Nearly missed that little heart but got there in the end!! lol
Lorraine x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Great card Jules!
Love the image

It would suit my son that one, he has so many guitars and instruments he has a room at the bottom of his garden to store them all in.

jacqui x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,love the image and fab

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the fantastic image and i found the :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Perfect card for your son Jules and l don't think it needed anything extra. Please wish him HB from me :)

Hope you are well? You sound busy as ever and like the way you are now spreading your way through the house lol.

Enjoy your evening tonight, take care

Big hugs xxx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

really fabulous man card, I bought the baby line, this new digi is tempting me after seening your great card. janex
ps this new company should love you Jules.

Tedz said...

This is brilliant Jules, love the image. Have a lovely celebration tonight. Pauline xx

MagsB said...

Rock on, Jules! What a fantastic image, the card is just right! Have a wonderful time tonight with the birthday boy!

love Mags B x

Sarn said...

FAB card . . . my DH would love it too.

Happy birthday to your son!

Sarn xxx

Sue said...

This is wonderful. I love the image and your colouring is fabulous. The papers are great and I love the font you have used too.
I hope you son enjoys the rest of his day.

Hugs Sue

MaryH said...

Perfect image for anyone who loves guitars. Your use of the corners on the image really gave me some ideas, as I have some large images that are challenging to know just what else to add. These corners made the image look so framed...and polished off the look so well. I hunted for the heart, must have missed it! TFS

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, the image is going on my 'want' list for our Danni she would love that!
Happy Birthday Steve!
Hugs Shell xx

Sandy said...

Wow, this card really ROCKS Jules!!!

Viv said...

Fab card Jules - and Happy Birthday to Steve!

Irene said...

Brilliant and perfect Jules !!!!

Cynthia said...

How cool!! Love the whole card. Good job on using up the photo corners--your tiniest of details add so much to the final card! And good job on the Pro Marker coloring. WOW!

Anonymous said...

A fabulous male card, love that brilliant image!
Helen x

Roma said...

Excellent card for your son Jules ,i bet he loved it ! x

Beryl said...

What a fab stamp - there's just so much going on there -it really doesn't need anything else.
Hope you all enjoyed your evening out.
Beryl xx

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules it certainly Rocks! The image is awesome, so many details!

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debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, fabulous image.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Happy Birthday Steve! I bet he loved this brilliant card, Jules! Perfect paper and wonderful colourwork and I do love those little corners! Hugs, Lesley

Whisper said...

What an absolutely cool image and layout, Luv Sam x

Sally said...

I love that image Jules & it's a perfect choice for your sons birthday card. I bet he loved it. Hope you had a fun celebration with the your family. Have a good day.
Sally x

XxJULESxX said...

Wow Jules, love the card! bet your son loves it too it's stunning and rocks for me!!

Kath said...

A lovely 'man card' Jules - great image.
Kath x

Denise said...

This is great - I love that image.
Belated Happy Birthday to your son.
Denise xx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant card for your son. The guitar image is terrific. I'm still chuckling at the thought of Steve having more guitars than some women have shoes :)) Elizabeth xx