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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, 29 March 2020


Hi Everyone

I hope all is ticking along nicely for you and you are finding lots to keep you amused whilst we are confined to barracks.

Today is the last reason to add even more greeting cards to our display .. .. we currently have on show Mother's Day cards, Retirement cards, Birthday cards and now Wedding Anniversary cards.  

All lovely celebrations it would have been so nice to share with our family .. .. but sadly it wasn't to be.  But never mind, it won't stop us celebrating as a couple again tonight as today is our wedding anniversary.  Hard to know where all those years have gone .. .. until you look at our two six foot something sons .. .. .. they make you realise just how quickly time is passing. 

Anyway, here is the card I made for Mr Heart:

This used:

Heart Die .. .. .. unbranded from Amazon (a bit of a devil to cut and taking several passes and shims but I got there in the end)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Love Embellishment (I got these to do some wedding samples with a few years ago but as they tend to "bunch up" .. .. as on the top two photographs .. .. I relegated them from "wedding stash" to "general stash".

and that is me for today.

Time to start getting that table laid and the candles lit!

Stay safe everyone and thank you for all the lovely wishes on Mr Heart's retirement (no we didn't think ahead and get paint and wallpaper supplies in .. .. but there are plenty of other jobs to do that only require a bit of "hard labour".  I'll keep him busy LOL!!!).


Aunty Sue said...

Stunning and congrats that die was worth all the work love it

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful anniversary card Jules I’m sure your hubby loved it. So long as you are together Jules it doesn’t matter Where you are we spent our Golden Wedding anniversary in our caravan but celebration with family when we got home.
I think we are keeping busy but crafting definitely helps..

Enjoy your meal together


meg said...

Stunning card the blue is beautiful congratulations to you both

Kathleen said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Jules, love that heart die, gorgeous colour and a super bow and a great addition with the LOVE chains. Hope that you have had a super celebration together, My Mum and Dad got married on the 29th of March too. 51 years for me next month.
Happy Anniversary.

Kath x

Carole said...

Happy Anniversary Jules....still a bit of it left! I love your card and I bet Mr heart did too. It's stunning and classy. xx

Lynne said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary Jules. A gorgeous card and lovely die, even though it took ages to cut properly. I hope you enjoyed your meal and have many more happy years together x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Jules and Happy Anniversary to you both. You can alway celebrate with your family when all this is over.

Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Congratulations Jules. A beautiful card Jules and worth all the time it took to cut the die!! I am sure you had a lovely day.
Big hugs and love,
Carol S.xxxx

Aquarius said...

Congratulations on a milestone anniversary - I'm sure you will both enjoy your 'together' celebration. Beautiful card and well worth the perseverance in cutting with the die.

Enny said...

Oh, what a beautiful card for your wedding anniversary, I do hope that you had a lovely day with Mr. Heart ! I'm sure, when all this trouble is over, you'll have a real festive day, as well as all the Birthdays, etc... we can't celebrate now. Love, Enny

cotnob said...

A stunning card Jules, a beautiful die cut panel (well worth the effort) and gorgeous colours.
I hope you had a lovely romantic evening together.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Wishing you both a very Happy Wedding Anniversary Jules, and I'm sure your celebration will be just as wonderful with the two of you, time for the big celebration when this is all over.
Your card is stunning, beautiful die and design, love the little love charm and your sapphire colours, keep well, Kate x

Crafting Queen said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Stunning card, so elegant. Hope you have a great day. x

JanR said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful card! Such a lovely die cut and I'm loving all the sparkle.

Sarah said...

Oh Jules...belated Happy Anniversary Wishes to you both, you must have married very young!! What a wonderful card, especially the "LOVE" charms and, of course, your sensational stitching!! xx

Viv said...

Terrific card - he's a very lucky man is Mr Heart!!! LOL! xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Anniversary, I hope you had a lovely day! Your card is beautiful, Hazel xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and belated anniversary wishes! I'm sure you'll be able to celebrate with your family later in the year. Stay safe.
Kath x