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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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.


Tuesday, 5 April 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday .. .. just!!!

I was hoping to have appeared with a teeny tiny Tuesday card today .. .. but sadly it just didn't happen.  Can't believe there wasn't even time to cover the front of a 3.5 inch card!!!  Shame on me!!

Life has been super exciting and busy over the last week or so .. .. not helped by the fact that I have had to endure one of those rather large birthdays and a wedding anniversary, both of which have involved lots of celebrating.

Mr Heart and I went away for a lovely little break .. .. not very far to travel and very enjoyable .. .. and there has been lots of celebrating with family and friends too.  No wonder the scales weren't very pleased with me this week .. .. boo hoo!!!  

But hopefully now that Mr Heart has returned to work, life might settle back into more of a normal routine.

As I haven't managed to make a card today I thought I would share a couple of makes from the commissions I worked on for the issue of Quick Cards Made Easy magazine that has just gone on sale .. .. though to be fair I could have shown you all the cards from both commissions as I loved every one.

The first comes from a Chalkboard Effect Commission that I really enjoyed completing

and the second used dies on a Fancy Edge Card commission.  

I loved this card so much!!  I even made one very similar for a very special friend to give me for my birthday LOL!!

So I have made an appearance .. at last.

Hopefully normal service will be resumed very soon .. .. not that I am sure what normal is any more in the old House of Hearts!

Take care everyone and I'll catch you soon.



Barb said...

Belated Wishes for your special Birthday Jules. Glad to hear you had a good time.

These are two absolutely stunning cards. I do especially like the chalkboard card. I love the border you have put on the centre border. Barbxx

Carole said...

Lovely cards Jules hope all the celebrating went well, Carole xx

Sharon said...

Happy belated Birthday and Anniversary Jules. Hope you have thoroughly enjoyed your break.
You card, as always is fabulous. Love the chalkboard.
Hugs Sharon. x

Di said...

Fabulous cards Jules! Of course I love the pink one bestest :)

Belated Birthday and Anniversary wishes to you - and the Playground is all excited as your wonderful prize is on offer this week :))

Love and hugs

Di xx

Amanda said...

Happy birthday for last week. Hugs, Amanda x

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time recently. Love the cards.

Kath said...

Fabulous cards Jules - I can't wait to see the articles in QCME. Congrats too on your celebrations.
Kath x

sally said...

Congratulations on both events! Our wedding anniversary next week....& a big birthday in July ( I intend leaving the country for that one!) so I can imagine you did have quite a bit of a celebration :-).

2 very delightful creations shared so here's hoping we see more soon.


Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules but your 2nd one is just stunning...


Carole said...

Oh Jules I am not surprised you loved the butterfly card so much , it is absolutely beautiful and stunning in every way!!...GORGEOUS. You sound as though you have had a very busy but enjoyable time...Congrats on both events...and are you settling down again on this earth? xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hello my friend! what a pair of stunning cards! love them!!!

cotnob said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, I love the chalkboard effect.
It sounds like you've been having great fun celebrating, belated anniversary and birthday wishes.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules both wonderful, the gorgeous pink one just has the edge for me, but the black and gold together is so striking, Pleased you've had such a wonderful time lately, Kate x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, love the colours on the first and the prettiness of the second
Lorraine x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Gorgeous Jules. Love seeing your makes pop up in the mags. Congrats on that big birthday and your wedding anniversary too! Special events to celebrate for sure! Hugs, Wends x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules


I'm so glad that you and Mr Heart managed to get away together and I'm also glad that you had lots of celebrating with family too..... stuff the scales!!

Your cards are absolutely stunning as usual.

I have made a start of putting my wonderful prize win to good use and have made a card (while Posy was asleep!!!).

Hope you have a great week and keep your head above water!!
Love Eve xx