My photo
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.

Monday 17 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Here at last!

The Festival weekend was great.  Lots of laughing, eating, talking and meeting lovely people.  We had a great time and as always our time together passed by far too quickly.

I should have made more handbag cards.  I sold out of those very early and the little cupcake cards went well too.  I think folks just like the look of something that was a different shape to the norm.

Christmas cards were also popular and I wish I had made a few more of certain types .. .. but you can just go on for ever can't you.  

My lovely Sis did well too.  Her handbags were very popular .. .. both at the Festival and on her website. Thanks to everyone who left her supportive messages and also to those who took the plunge and bought from her website.  She has been so excited!

Anyway today has been spent clearing up some of my mess and doing a bit of the dreaded housework.  It was quite a novelty LOL!!!

But that is it now for a few weeks.  Lots of wedding stuff to do now and a wedding fayre to prepare for in October.

In the meantime here is my snippet make for Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge:

As it isn't Sunday though I can't be lazy and need to list my ingredients:

Backing paper:  A leftover snippet of Pink Petticoat
Sentiment:  Funstamps F-C60 "Happy Birthday Circular"
Cheery Lynn:  Fanciful Flourish (that I have pruned a little)
Sizzix Die: 656079 "Flower Layers No. 5"
Nestabilities:  Circle Large
Embossing Board
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbons and Button from the Stash Box

and that is me for today.

I did intend taking some pictures at the Festival to share with you but guess who took her camera but left the battery charging up at home .. .. doh!!!  That would be me!!

The annoying thing is the battery wasn't even flat .. .. I was just "topping the charge up"!!

Never mind.  

Catch you again soon.



An Occasional Genius said...

And no 2 fairs or festivals are ever the same are they!! Whatever you do you'll never get it quite right....Sounds like it went well for you & your sister which is great.

Love the card, the pop of red just brings it to life & makes it jump out at you! xx

XxJULESxX said...

Love the card Jules it's beautiful as always! the stitching looks fab

mags said...

Such a lovely card Jules. Really love all the stitching. Glad you had a good weekend.

scrappymo! said...

Congrats to the sellers!!!

Great card...nice and cheery looking!

Bernie said...

This is fabulous Jules. I love the stitching.
I'm not surprised you did well at the festival, your work is always top drawer.

Sue said...

Hiya Jules

I'm glad the Festival Weekend was a success, sound like it was great fun too.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the design with the stitching on the Cheery Lynn die and the flower is beautiful too.

hugs Sue

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, good to hear the festival went so well. When you are preparing for it again next year don't forget to check with this post for ideas of what to make for it ... you've listed the cards that sold well here.

Love this card, not just because of the perfect stitching (as usual!) but because of that gorgeous flower - it's eye-poppingly cheerful :)

Oh, and spotted the heart quite easily ... you're losing your touch :)) Elizabeth xx

Cynthia said...

LOL! Sorry to hear about the battery issue! But I'm so glad the festival went so well for you and your sister. Your snippet card is just gorgeous--I love LOVE all the stitching!!

Sheila in Cyprus said...


What a fabulous flower, I looove the stitching, especially on the stem.

Good to hear that the festival went well and that you sold lots of goodies, I am not surprised, your cards and your sisters bags are fabulous.

Love Sheila x

Anonymous said...

Glad you're doing so well with the shaped cards, I really do think they look so effective, U adore this card too, the flower and stitching and ribbons are beautiful!

Beryl said...

Hi Jules. I'm so pleased for you that the Festival was a success and your sister and yourself sold loads of your makes.
I had a super time with the family - including lots of ply time with nine 4 week old black labradors. (Resisted putting one in my handbag although they did try themselves.)
Love this applique look card and the ribbon threaded lace trim is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Lisa Jane said...

Glad the festival went well.
Gorgeous card .. love how you stitched the leaf die
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

I'm so pleased that the festival went well for you and your sister and that you sold lots of your makes. Great card. the stitching on the leaves and stem brilliant accuracy. Have a great day.

Sarah x

Lorraine said...

I love this one Jules. The flower looks gorgeous and I love all the stitching.
Glad to hear you had a good time at the festival.
Lorraine x

Sarn said...

WOW - amazing stitchy card here! Very pretty.

So pleased the Festival went well for you and your Sis.

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. What a flower - marvellous. Glad you enjoyed the festival and it went well for you.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the flower and your stitching is fantastic :D
pleased you and your sister did well, her website loks fab :D

xx coops xx

Crafting Queen said...

Glad the show went well for you and your sister. Great card!

Di said...

So pleased the festival went well Jules.

Love this card, how clever to stitch over the stem too.

Spied your lovely cards in this month's QCME magazine, and also found the hearts :)

Off to peek at your sis's website now.

Have a great week!

Love, Di xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow what a stunning card I love that ribbon and lace and your whole design if just fabulous.
I dont know about you leaving the battery charger behind, unfortunately my video camera was stuck on manual focus at Andys wedding and of course the video is rubbish, I was really dissappointed, and to crown it all hubby didnt do so well with my camera and a lot of the photos were also rubbish.hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Kath said...

A lovely card - your stitching is perfect!

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.

Kath x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is gorgeous I so looove the colours too so wish I could learn to use my sewing machine I am such a idiot, Lee says it is all about the pedal but then he has been in the car with me lol, huggles Pops x x

Mrs A. said...

Love, love, love the stitching on the swirl to make the stem. Brilliant concept. Hugs Mrs A.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,I love all the stitching. I am so glad you both done so

Denise said...

So glad the fayre went well for you both. Makes all the hard work worthwhile.
Love your snippets card, especially the stitching on the die cut stem.
Denise xx

Bonnie said...

How pretty, Jules! I especially love the stitching and that woven ribbon!

Darnell said...

I'm so happy to hear that things went so well for you and your sister, Jules! Good luck with all the wedding stuff coming up.

I love your snippets card today! All that stitching is inspirational since I just remembered I had a sewing machine I could use on cards. Talk about "doh!"

Anonymous said...

Brilliant Jules, love all that fabulous stitching!
Helen x

MagsB said...

It sounds as if you and your Sis had a wonderful time last weekend!

This is such a striking card! All your delicate sewing is just so good! Beautiful!

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

That stitching is so have a good eye for detail!
Love the image and the way you stitched the stems.

Stuffed Pork Roast with Prunes said...

that's beautiful...