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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.

Thursday, 14 February 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. and happy Valentine's Day.

I hope some love will come your way in one form or another today.

It has been a busy wedding week here which has seen me completing lots of venue stationery.  I  have two brides getting married this week.  One tomorrow and another on Saturday so definitely lots of love in the air for those happy couples.  Let's hope there will be some of the wonderful sunshine in the air too that has been making a bit of an appearance this week.

So nothing has been made especially for my blog since the weekend .. .. but what I can share are a few of my makes that went into the current edition of Make Cards Today  magazine which is now on sale.  

There was a bit of a cute bird theme running through the projects I was asked to work on.  The first here was part of a decoupage commission and the others were part of a stamping commission.

Hopefully the weather will be nice enough for me to take Mum for a walk out later.  We are already looking forward to the spring weather appearing as walks out have been rather chilly for her these past few months .. .. .. no matter how many layers we dress her in.  Someone suggested her having a little hot water bottle under her coat so we might have to try that!

To make her smile come meal time I made her a little cottage pie in a heart shaped dish last night.  That can be cooking away whilst we put the world to rights later.

So enjoy your day everyone and I will catch you again soon.


cotnob said...

A fabulous collection of projects Jules, those little birds are so sweet and I love the pretty spring colours.
It's a lovely day here, now that the fog has gone, I hope you managed a lovely walk with your Mum, it's so nice to get out in the fresh air.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

KandA said...

Gorgeous collection of cards Jules. Super designs and pretty papers and those little birdies are so cute xx

cuilliesocks said...

Aww what a beautiful loving gesture to make your Mum a cottage pie in a heart dish, somehow that just brought a lump to my throat, and I'm sure she will love it. Hot water bottle is the way to go, I think. But it is getting warmer and the Spring flowers are popping through.

Your cards are absolutely adorable Jules, such sweet, or tweet images, all beautifully designed and coloured, have a lovely day, Kate x

Lorraine said...

These cards are adorable Jules, the little birds are so cute. Love the designs and colours too
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

These are lovely Jules, such pretty colours that remind me of fizzy Love Heart sweeties!! xx

Kathleen said...

Been a fabulous day here today, very warm for the time of year and lots of sunshine.
A fabulous collection of cards, those birds are so cute, especially love the first card such pretty pastel colours. Superb makes.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of cards Jules. I like the idea of the water bottle while out for a walk. this sounds like a great ides for those in wheelchairs. I shall have to file that one away for use later on.

Happy Valentines day
Sue x

Aquarius said...

Great projects and those are some super cute birds. What a lovely idea to make a heart-shaped pie - very clever idea which I sure raised a smile.

Enny said...

Wow, your cards are so beautiful and cute with the little birds ! Your heartshaped pie was a lovely idea for your Mum. We have wonderful Spring weather, I do hope that you can also enjoy the sunshine. Hugs, Enny

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful cards! Jo x