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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.

Sunday, 31 March 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day.  I hope all you lovely Mum's out there are having a fabby day and are being spoilt.  .

It has been a week of lots of work and lots of celebrating here as I needed to have a birthday and a wedding anniversary .. .. and now Mother's Day all in the space of less than a week.

The London Kids came last weekend and we did lots of celebrating with them too.  Not looking forward to stepping on the scales tomorrow!!  But hey .. .. life is for enjoying isn't it!!!

We have been off to my lovely Mum this morning before my brother came to collect her and this was the card I made for her .. .. super early this morning!!  Well it felt early with having to put the clocks forward.

Mum certainly didn't have any problem finding a heart that's for sure.

As I have been harping on about my Mum for over a year now I thought it might be nice for you to finally meet her (I did ask her this morning if she would mind .. .. and she was fine with it).

This is a picture I took of her at the start of this year.  Doesn't she look fabulous for 88!  She has never been a sun worshiper and I think that is why her skin is so lovely and pretty much "wrinkle free".  I never spend a lot of time in the sunshine either so I am hoping I might follow in her footsteps.

Certainly this time last year she didn't look anything like this .. .. she was one very poorly lady.  But thankfully she is made of strong stuff and we managed to "rear her" and are lucky to be able to spend more happy days with her making special memories.  Happy Mother's Day Mum xx  So happy it isn't this time last year!

Anyway, my card for Mum was made using lots of snippets that were piled up from having a wedding invitation cutting session.  All the flowers and leaves .. .. and even the jar, cut perfectly from some of the narrow strips.  I probably have enough piled up to make a few hundred of these cards LOL!!

So as there has been a culling of "a few" snippets I am running over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to see if the sun is shining and anyone is up for a go on the see-saw.

Hoping for a much less stressful week this week as last week was very hectic .. .. and hopefully a more active blog too  .. .. especially as I have a forfeit to pay for not posting a Christmas card last week!!!

Anyway that is me for today .. .. but before I go can you remember the "happy couple" who had to cancel their wedding just before Christmas because the groom was taken into hospital .. .. well they finally got married yesterday!  Yay!!  .. .. .. and the weather was just perfect for them.  I can't wait to see some photographs.


Tracey T said...

Such a pretty card, Jules - I'll bet your mum loved it. Sounds like things have been super-busy for you. Hugs xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful mothers day card Jules and a gorgeous photo of your lovely Mum. So glad shes in better health now.

Sue xx

Lynne said...

A fabulous card for your Mum Jules and she looks amazing for her 88 years. My daughter is cooking a meal as I type this, which is one of my Mother's Day treats, so I am being spoilt. Hope you're not working too hard today either xx

Aquarius said...

I'm sure your lovely Mun liked her so pretty card for Mother's Day and it is great to see her looking so well. You've obviously been looking after her well.

Carole said...

Happy Mothers Day Jules...and mum too!...what a lovely photographh. I bet she loved her card it is so pretty Jules and yes you can see the hearts easily can't you! Catch up soon ... hugs xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful photo Jules and your mum looks lovely and not anywhere near 88. I hope she had a super day.
Your card is beautiful, lovely floral design and gorgeous colours, Kate x x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
What a fabulous card of your Mum... she looks gorgeous...
love the card you made especially for her...
Is the Mother's Day message a stamp?... it's really pretty...
the vase of flowers... is that a stamp set...
Hugs Sylvie xx
Really gorgeous here today... and the next few days getting hotter... x

Carol S. said...

A very pretty card for your Mum Jules and she looks amazing!! I would have thought she was mid to late 70s'!! Spot the wrinkle!!Lol! Incredible lady. Have a peaceful weekend. Big hugs, Carol S.xx

Kathleen said...

Really lovely photo Jules, she looks so kind and certainly doesn't look like she is 88.
A really lovely card with some super dies and pretty colours, great heart paper too.
Belated Birthday wished and also Happy Anniversary.
Talking of which April sees our Golden Wedding Anniversary, cannot believe it but really pleased as our eldest Daughter is coming home for it, can't wait.

Have a good week.

Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, so pretty.
Your Mum certainly does look fabulous for 88, you must be very proud of the recovery she has made with all of your support and help.
I hope you have a much calmer week, I am hoping for a quiet week, we are collecting our puppy on Friday!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the pretty flowers and colours.
And what a gorgeous photo of your Mum. I am so glad she recovered from her illness. It is lovely to see her and looking fabulous at 88!
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous Mothers day card Jules and lovely to see a photo of your lovely mum


Di said...

A wonderful Mothering Sunday card Jules - just perfect! And so lovely to see your beautiful Mum - she looks fantastic!

And you made it to the Playground first as well :)


Di xx

KandA said...

Beautiful mother's day card Jules, your vase of flowers are so lovely and the colours are fabulous. Your mum is certainly a lovely looking lady and it's so good that her health has improved xx

Cristina said...

Hello Jules! It has been a pleasure to meet your mother, she is very beautiful and her skin is fabulous, she looks much younger! The card you prepared is adorable, it has very sweet colors, I'm sure you liked it a lot!
A kiss

Enny said...

Oh I'm so sorry for not answering sooner, I didn't get this post in my blog-list ! What a wonderful picture of your mother, she's a lovely lady ! And your card is so beautiful ! In Belgium, Mothers Day is on August 15th. I can't make a Mothers Day card anymore, my mother died more than 30 years ago.... so enjoy every day you have with your mother ! Hugs, Enny

JanR said...

So nice to meet your mom! She certainly does look fabulous! So happy to hear she's doing well. Lovely card! Always nice when you can use up those bits, isn't it? Pretty colours too.

Brenda said...

Your Mother's Day card is just beautiful Jules and I have to say that your mother is just as beautiful as well! No, one would ever know she was 88, she looks wonderful! Some get great genes and of course the way we take care of our skin makes a difference as well. Looks like your mother has both great genes and has taken care of her skin by staying out of the sun. Hope you get the great genes as well my friend! Hugs, Brenda