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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.


Sunday, 15 August 2010


Hi Everyone

I'm having a bit of a lazy day today.

I was up bright and early trying to make my house look "less lived in" ahead of visitors arriving and we all headed out for a carvery meal for dinner. It was super yummy (especially the chocolate brownie sundae) and it has left me feeling very full, content and lazy. One of the visitors came back with us and we have had a good old chat over a cup of tea .. .. but now they have gone I can catch up with blogland whilst hubby watches the football he has recorded.

Last night we went to a wedding reception and enjoyed a lovely evening. It was really funny to see all the place names I had made standing on the tables. I had read and checked everyone's name so often that it was quite funny to suddenly be able to put some faces to the names.

I made the following card to take with us

and the close up

I nearly sealed the envelope up without taking a photograph but remembered just in time .... .... eek!!!

This used:

Image: Lili of the Valley "S112" Wedding Couple
Sentiment: Stampendous "J180" Mr & Mrs
Backing Papers: Dovecraft "Back to Basics" and DCWV "Wedding Prints"
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Rosebuds, ribbon and gem from the stash box

So last night ended my very first wedding order .. .. and as a thank you for my help I was given the following lovely flower arrangement. Isn't it just gorgeous!!!

So that is me for today.

I am now going to continue in lazy mode and have a good old blog hop. There is lots of visiting I want to do!!

See you soon.

Enjoy what remains of Sunday.

Love Jules xx


louise said...

Sounds like a fab Sunday to me, and I love your card with the cute couple and the glittered edges.
Louise xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

It sounds like you have had a lovely weekend!
This card is beautiful and so are your flowers.
Clare x

Netty said...

This card is so beautiful Jules and how proud you must have been seeing all your work on display.... terrific flowers and so well deserved. Annette x

Magia da Inês said...

♥ Olá, amiga!
Passei para uma visitinha... amei!
Está tudo muito lindo, criativo e de bom gosto.
Boa semana!
Tudo de bom!!!♥

Di said...

Love the card, such a lovely image. the stickles edging looks really good. don't i remember some great bloke a long time ago saying sunday is the day of rest? well that's just what i do otherwise i might not get to heaven,lol.Glad you've had such a lovely weekend and those flowers are lovely. Di.xx

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jules, yes, that sounds like a pretty good day to me, I love the LOTV stamp it's definitely a favourite, like how you've used it, a lovely card:)
The flowers are gorgeous, obviously well deserved.
I hope you enjoy what's left of the weekend:D xx

Kerry said...

This is my all time favourite LOTV image and I use it everytime I have a wedding card to make. Gorgeous colours. Love Kerry xxx

Allison said...

this is soo pretty, love the image- the carvery sounds good

coops said...

stunning card jules.this image is really gorgeous and i love your soft colours and the spray of flowers.
sounds like you had a fab evening and a fab day today :)
your flowers are gorgeous :)

xx coops xx

Sally H said...

Stunning card, Jules! It sounds like you have had a great couple of days. I too have had a lazy day. The hedgehog on my latest card was one you stamped for me - thank you!

Doreen said...

Love the card Jules,Isn't it great when everything goes to plan,you must have felt quite proud at the reception too.glad it all went well for

Fleur said...

Stunning card Jules, where would we be without these gorgeous LOTV stamps, I don't think there's one I don't like. Well done on completing your order.
Hugz Fleur

pinky said...

Gorgeous card, bet they were pleased. It is weird seeing your wedding makes in real settings isn't it. Did that last year and found myself still checking if they were ok lol. Nice to get the flowers too.

Mags said...

What a lovely card, the colours are so pretty!

I'm glad you had a good time at the wedding. Your bouquet of flowers is gorgeous, and just what you deserve after all that hard work!

luv Mags x

Lynn said...

A beautiful card, I'm sure it was well received. I do love that LOTV stamp, it's one of my favourites.

Lynn x

mckinkle said...

Sounds like a perfect day Jules!

Beautiful flowers, how lovely to receive them, it makes it even more of a special event now!

Beautiful card, perfect use of sentiment stamp too as I always struggle with that space on the image!

Keryn x

coldwaters2 said...

Aww Jules how wonderful for you to see your beautiful work and what a gorgeous flower bouquet for you to enjoy. I love that card so beautifully designed and coloured.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

awww totally beautiful, adorable stamp!

gorgeous card!

Cardarian said...

What a beautiful card! And with all the rest of the work that has been done for the wedding - you certainly deserved that bouquet!

craftimamma said...

Glad you had such a lovely weekend Jules. I can just imagine how proud you felt on Saturday night and the beautiful flowers they gave you show how pleased they were which is what matters.

I'm sure they were just as pleased with the card you made them too because it's beautiful as is everything you make.

Lesley Xx

Janice said...

Gorgeous card Jules, just love the LOTV images. How proud you must have felt seeing your handmade place names on the tables!

Janice x

Crafty Lou said...

Hi! Jules your card is so lovely,great little bit of sparkle too and just perfect for that special day.
How nice to see all of your hard work,love your flowers and sounds like you have had a great weekend.
Are you visiting Sirstamp for their Christmas Demo weekend?
We hope to go on the Monday to see Chris and Brenda.
Thanks too for your lovely comments,take care.
Might see you soon,hugs Lou.xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that card is gorgeous and so beautiful as are the gorgeous flowers that your were presented with, Im not surprised they were thrilled with the cards I would be to. Simple design but really elegant. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

It sounds as though you were a hit hun, and that flower spray is just gorgeous..well done you xxx
As for the LOTV image love it, one of my favs
gorgeous card hun
hugs shell xx

Juls said...

I do love this image! Love the colours you have used, its so sweet and romantic! Just Love it!! Hugs Juls

Little K Smith said...

Another gorgeous card Jules, adore this image and love the colours and sweet little bunch of roses. Beautiful real roses too!

Delphine said...

Another gorgeous card, Jules! The image is really cute and I love your colouring and the colours you have used. The papers are perfect and I love the flowers... All very elegant! And glad to know you had a lovely time, "my" wedding was great too :-)! Hugs Delphine xx