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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.

Saturday, 5 September 2020


Hi Everyone

Are you ready for a good weekend?

There is a special one ahead at the House of Hearts as my lovely Mum is going to be a whole 90 years old on Sunday!

Unfortunately the current climate means we can't celebrate as a whole family, like we did when she was 80, but we will all be doing our best to make sure she has a special weekend, and one she will hopefully look back on with fond memories .. .. .. and fingers crossed there will be an opportunity to all celebrate together in the not too distant future.

But in the meantime, I have started my Christmas cards for September .. .. .. here is September Christmas card number one:

This used:

Image:  Stampavie "GR003" Mistletoe & Mice (another very old and very loved image from the past)
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Aracne Condensed Regular"
Backing Papers:  Make and Create "Magical Christmas"
Spellbinder Dies:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
My Trusty Sewing Machine

I am taking my card over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge where the theme this fortnight is "Festive Furbabies".

Enjoy your weekend everyone and I will catch you again soon.


JanR said...

So sweet and adorable! I love the soft colours and the paper too.

meg said...

A beautiful stamped image and card,the pastel tones add to the romantic feel of your card.Many Happy returns to mum on a milestone birthday hope you all have a wonderful day

Lisa xx said...

Oooh this is so gorgeous - right up my street!!! Such a sweet image and pretty paper.

Must wish a very, very Happy Birthday to your Mum, I hope you have a wonderful time celebrating this very special day

Aquarius said...

A lovely Christmas card and such an adorable image. Congratulations to your Mum on reaching 90 and I'm sure she will enjoy the celebrations even if they aren't what you would have liked. Better to stay safe than take risks as some of the idiots out there are doing!!

Liz said...

Your card is so cute, Jules. I love the adorable image and the lovely papers. xx

cotnob said...

This is so sweet Jules, an adorable image an lovely papers, so cute.
Wishing your Mum a very happy 90th Birthday, I'm sure you will make it a day to remember.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

aussie aNNie said...

Sweet image and card Jules, can't get more adorable than this. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Super cute kissing couple, Jules - just love your coloring and the sweet sentiment!!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Birthday to Your Mum. My Gran had a wee meal out the other day for the first time since lockdown for her 90th. Her birthday was in May. Your card is adorable, what a cute image, love the colours, Hazelxx

Sarah said...

That is such an adorable image Jules, I can see why it is much loved. Pretty papers too. Very Happy Birthday wishes to your Mum, have a wonderful day with her xx

Kathleen said...

This is so sweet, gorgeous image and some really lovely papers and really great non-christos colours.

Kath x

Annie H said...

Oh how cute is this, love everything about it. Enjoy your mother's birhtday, it's a beautiful age.
Gr, Annie

Carol S. said...

A super cute image Jules and Happy 90th Birthday to you Mum.

So sad that these important family events, are not happening like we want them to be.

Have a lovely weekend.
Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

Dotty Jo said...

Another beautiful card, Jules. Love that sweet image and how you've positioned the all important heart. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, always good to have you join the fun, Jo x

ionabunny said...

Very cute mice. Love the little sprig of mistletoe. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz

Brenda said...

Happy 90 Birthday to your mum!!!! So glad she has been able to stay healthy with all this mess going on around the world so she could reach 90! I'm sure you will make her lots of 90th birthday memories, they will just be a bit difference this year. Your card is adorable! I am so in love with that sweet image, the tree paper you used is so pretty and I love the pinky red paper strip. I really love kraft card on a Christmas card, not sure what it is, but just think it is so pretty on a Christmas card! Enjoy your mum!!!! Hugs, Brenda