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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, 20 August 2020


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday .. .. Mr Sunshine has made an appearance again today .. .. very appropriate because it is a celebration day here in the House of Hearts.

It is the London Kid's 15th Wedding Anniversary today.  Where have those years gone?  If I hadn't got it written down I would have guessed it was their 8th or 9th!!

Here is the card I made for them.  Not a traditional wedding anniversary card but hopefully one that is full of memories for them.

The soft silver elements are the colour of my DIL's wedding dress and the purple represent the bridesmaid's dress and the groom and best man's cravats.  

The heart was made by punching out lots and lots of daisies from pages of a paperback book that had been sprayed with Distress Spray Stains and all the crystals and embellishment represent the fact that is is their Crystal Anniversary.  Have a happy day kids!! Loves ya soooo much xxxx

Sadly we cannot celebrate together, but I know the card arrived safely and they thought it was lovely.

This used:

Backing Paper from The Works
X-Cut Daisy Flower Punch
Distress Spray Stains:  Seedless Preserves and Brushed Pewter
Gems and Crystal Embellishment
Spellbinders Heart Die (used to stick all the flowers onto)
Frame Die:  Unbranded from Amazon
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is me for today (wishing we could go back 15 years and do it all again.  It was such a special weekend).

Just off to peg some washing out next and to make sure Mr Heart is still up the ladder he is using to trim the conifer trees!!!  No doubt I will feel sorry for him and end up picking up all the mess he has made on the lawn .. .. .. when I should be busy tying ribbons!!!


Aquarius said...

A really beautiful card and great to know the story behind your choices. Such dedication to cut out and arrange all those tiny flowers.

Stamps and Paper said...

Jules your Anniversary card is Beautiful and such a lovely idea to incorporate the colours on their wedding day I'm sure they will treasure their card.... Sunshine here to today also...


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning card Jules, beautifully designed and such wonderful colours. Happy Anniversary to your Son and his wife, Kate x x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is super, what a pretty card, love all the wee flowers. Hope they have had a super anniversary. Glad the suns been out for you, dry here too so the grass got cut! Hazelx

meg said...

Stunning card Jules the colours and layout are beautiful,hope they had a great day

Kathleen said...

Stunning card Jules, love the background papers and a really fabulous heart, super creation.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous Anniversary card .... love the colour ....I did a similar card years ago using different size flowers ...the card was in a Book by Julie Hickey .....
hugs Sylvie xx

KandA said...

Beautiful card Jules and I love the way you made the heart from all of those little daisies xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creative card, fabulous colours combined here.
Enjoy your weekend. x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card Jules.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jules.

Love how you have incorporated their wedding day colours.

Sheila x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful Anniversary card Jules. Those tiny flowers are gorgeous. Hope it didn't take too long to pick up the conifer.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, how lovely to be able to make it so personal. I hope they have a super day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, wow love the card! stunning work as usual! hope you're well?

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

absolutely beautiful, all the work that's gone into it,all those little daisies ,know wonder they loved it .x

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Jules, love the design and gorgeous colours. Hope they had a lovely anniversary. It was Emma's 13th birthday on the 20th - that's 2 teenagers in the house now!!
Lorraine x

Brenda said...

Oh my, this is a stunning anniversary card Jules!I love that beautiful lacy looking mat that the beautiful daisy heart sits on. And speaking of the heart made from daisies, wow is what I have to say on that! What a great idea! I'm sure the London kids just adored their anniversary card, cause it is just stunning! Hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, another to be treasured I suspect. Love that floral heart, what a lovely idea xx

Debbie said...

Aw what an elegant and beautiful card. Love the effect of the flowers in the heart shape. I'm not surprised they loved your card. Made with heaps of love as always.Inspiring as always Hun. Big hugs xx