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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.


Friday, 24 February 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I am pleased to say that the beginnings of the card I shared yesterday is now finished .. .. I hope you feel it was worth waiting for!!!  LOL!!!

This used:

Image:  Stampendous! "P091" Beaded Bodice
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing Paper:  DCWV "Nana's Nursery "Baby Boy"
Ranger Liquid Pearls:  Mint Green
Crystal Stickles
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Woodware Punch:  Tag
Lace, Cord, Flowers, Pearls, Eyelets and Feathers .. .. all from the Stash Box

Another one of my weddings came to a close today :-(

I find I get quite close to the happy couples, as we seem to share so much enroute, and it is quite sad to say goodbye when everything is finally complete.  Though I guess if I ever come across a "bridezilla" I won't feel quite the same LOL!!!

I also saw another side to what I do today as my happy couple arrived early .. .. .. with the bride apologising and saying "I'm sorry we are early .. .. but I just couldn't wait any longer to see everything".  
Bless her, by the time she actually saw everything sitting ready for her she cried!

People do sometimes get upset .. .. either when they see their samples with their names and everything on ready for signing off .. .. .. or when they see lots of their finished stationery all lined up .. .. ..  but I never considered the excitement of waiting to pick them up.  But I will now!!  

So on that note .. .. I had better go and work on making another bride happy!!!

I hope you all have a great Friday evening and a lovely weekend.



jackid said...

OOh Jules this is absolutely stunning
I have that stamp and haven't used it in ages forgot I had it to be honest
Jacki xx

Laura said...

I had actually just been browsing your wedding stationary website before you posted this and your work is truly stunning Jules! The people you work so hard for are bound to be emotional.
The card you've made was definitely worth waiting for, it looked great before but it looks fantastic now! I love the image!
Have a lovely weekend.
Laura xxx

Joey said...

Oh Jules this is stunning! just love those colours together and all the fabulous extra touches, truly gorgeous card. Joey xx

Debs M said...

wow that is gorgeous! great idea to use the lace and feathers with that gorgeous bodice and fabulous colour scheme!

so lovely that she was so excited x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh how LOVELY . . . both the card and the wedding story. xxx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the fabulous image and the colour combo looks great. Beautiful little flower arrangement to well worth the wait. Lovely to hear your wedding story, I tell you I dont know how you do it. I have agreed to do my cousins wedding invites for her and they are driving me up the wall with the repetition lol!!!
Lyndsey xx

Mrs.B said...

Well worth the wait, a xxstunning card - love this image.

Sally said...

Oh yes Jules, definitely worth waiting for! A stunning card wit a great image & a beautiful colour combo. I love all the little pearls on the bodice & the flower & feather spray. What a smashing story about the impatient bride, it must make you feel good to see those happy people.
Sally x

Jenny said...

oo la la Jules, very chic!
Love how you dressed the bodice up, looks right at home on the lace:0)
I can tell you really enjoy what you do.... You see the fun side of the wedding planning not the decision making bit!
Jenny x

Denise and Louise said...

Oh wow Jules, definitely worth waiting for. What a fantastic stamp.
Denise xx

Gillian said...

Gorgeous card as always Jules. Must be a nice feeling getting to work with excited bride to be's.

Doreen said...

This is stunning Jules,well worth the

Viv's Visuals said...

Oooo errr Missus!! Very raunchy! LOL Fab card Jules.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh wow absolutely stunning you clever thing you.

jacqui x

Anonymous said...

This is a stunner Jules I just adore the corset image in blue with all those gems and pearls and the lace and feathers and flowers really match is beautifully! Well done!!!

Beryl K said...

It certainlly was worth waithing for Jules, it is fab-u-lous
Beryl x

Elaine said...

Lovely Card Jules, fab stamp.
Hugs Elaine

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Jules this is FABULOUS!!

I think you must have one of the best jobs in the world! How lovely to share in the happiness and excitement of so many lovely couples and to see, first hand, how much your work is appreciated. Wonderful!

Home sweet home said...

Oh wow, this card is really gorgeous,LOVE IT,fabulous work.
Wish you a wonderful weekend.Hugs Merethe

Nikbee said...

This is gorgeous. I love the colours and the image is fab.
Nikki x

Carol said...

Fabulous stamp Jules and I love how you've used it. Carol x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, not been blogging much last weeks or so but l am glad l dropped in tonight, this card is stunning - love it. Had a look back over the week l also love the Card with the PB stamp Whispers. Take care x Susan x

angelwhispers said...

My word Jules this is just so wonderful and such perfect colours and added detail! I love this stamp and know its somewhere in my stash will have to have a look for it now! Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xx

Marie-Louise said...

What a stunning card Jules - fantastic.

Wendy said...

WOW Jules, this is absolutely stunning, love everything about it...Hope you have a great weekend.
Wendy xx

Elizabeth said...

Stunning card, Jules. Love the perfect pearls on the bodice and the colours are fab. Who would have thought that you would find the paper to match that stamp in the nursery :)

It must make all those hours of preparation seem very worthwhile when the bride reacts that way ... your just spreading happiness as you go :)

Elizabeth x

Liz, said...

I'm so glad you got the jobbie done! It's absolutely bodice rippingly gorgeous!

And what a sweet bride story,

Liz x

mags said...

This turned out beautifully. The image is lovely and super colours used.

Anonymous said...

Wow, definitely worth waiting for Jules, love it! So glad your hard work is being appreciated too!
Helen x

Roma said...

Beautiful card jules ,love it ,love the gorgeous image ,the colours you have used and the pearls x

Bernie said...

Oh Jules this is truly stunning! I just love those colors. And that image is fabulous!
My DD works at a print shop and claims you can’t please a bride. I don’t think she has the right personality for it. She has refused to work with a bride since ‘the bridezilla from hell’ not only threw a fit but solid objects. I think if someone threw a stapler at me I’d be put off too. LOL!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

another stunning card.
so glad you enjoy what you do Jules,not many people can say that , you obviously make others happy in the process. janex

coops said...

fantastic card jules.the image is gorgeous and i love your colour combo and design :D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Simply WOWZERS - love it!
Gorgeous colours.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

rosie said...

fabulous. love the colours x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules I absolutely love your card its stunning, the colour choice is just so classy. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Di said...

Totally brilliant Jules - love the colour combination!! Err, I know, I had to take a while to find the heart, and I know it's ME that's the problem :)

Interesting about the emotions of brides to be - must be really rewarding for you after all your work.

Love, Di xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a beauty, Jules! The perfect image for the lace and I love your pretty flowers, fleather and coloured twines! Hugs, Lesley

Time-To-Share said...

Stunning card Jules. Everything about it is just perfect. You're such a talented lady! Luv & Hugs, Trish x

Sue said...

Wow Jules!! this certainly was worth waiting for - it's Stunning !!!! gorgeous image and I love the way you've added the pearls - so pretty! Gorgeous embellies. The lace, flowers , pins and feathers are all awesome!! I love this card So much!
It must be really wonderful, working with couples who are planning their wedding. And must be so satisfying to see them excited and happy at the finished stationery etc.
Hope you are having a good weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Stunning, beautiful and gorgeous and definately worth waiting for. the colours are gorgeous and I LOVe your flower spray.

Catherine said...

This is absolutely beautiful, love it...
Lol at the bride, I think I was a bit like that when I was getting married, just wanted to see everything NOW!!!

Kietha said...

Absolutely Fabulous card I love the colour combination and all the embellishments, just amazing xx

Debbie said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Now that's what I call a classy card.Awesome.Love the lace and the blues. I am in awe at your talent.Beautiful stamp.Glad your wedding stationery is going down a treat.Love Debbie x

Pauline said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card. Love the colour combo. The Liquid Pearls accents set it off a treat. Hugs, Pauline x

MagsB said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! (The black lace is so sexy lol!)

love Mags B x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a stunning card Jules. It has a touch of "Oh La La", but would be brilliant as a wedding day card for a bride to be. Your finishing touches and use of colour, as always, are very apt and really bring it all together I love this stamp and can see a spending spree coming on!!
Love Sheila x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Jules it is stunning that image, the lace and the flower/feather display looks terrific and very beautiful.
Lorraine x

Janice said...

Just stunning Jules!

Janice x

Gillian said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, totally in awe of this card