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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, 27 January 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good Sunday.

My lovely Sis and I have had a great day at the wedding fayre .. .. we were at the FA's New Training Ground in Rangemore .. .. but we didn't see any dishy footballers.  In fact we didn't see any footballers at all (or if we did we didn't recognise them LOL!!).

It was very busy and we met lots of lovely "happy couples" all excited and happy to share their plans and dreams for their special day.  

I always struggle taking pictures when we are all set up ..  ..  but I did try and this is the best of a bad lot. 

.. .. and that is my lovely Sis in the background proving how clever she is in being able to text and look elsewhere all at the same time!!  LOL!!

As predicted by you all the rustic collection was well received and got by far the most interest.  Though the blingy black and grey table plan and associated stationery on the right was also very popular.

I am so pleased I am married.  I just wouldn't know what to choose if I had my time all over again (other than the same hubby of course .. .. I wouldn't swap him for all the craft goodies in the world!!).

So we are home now and I am shattered.

We are going to have a Chinese takeaway tonight so no cooking!  Thank goodness for that!  Hope I can stay awake long enough for them to cook it!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Lorraine said...

So glad to hear the fayre went well. Your set up looks fabulous. Enjoy the takeaway.
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Jules how beautiful your table looks it would be so hard for me to choose as they all look gorgeous ...hope you got lots of orders...enjoy your Chinese


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Looks fab Jules
jacqui x

Molecraft said...

Glad you had a great day Jules, your table looks fabulous!
Helen x

Molecraft said...

Glad you had a great day Jules, your table looks fabulous!
Helen x

Nikbee said...

Your display looks wonderful and I'm so glad you had a lot of interest.
Nikki x

Doreen said...

A lovely table setting Jules.,,glad to hear you had a fab

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
What a gorgeous table .... You work so hard... You must be shattered ..... Fabulous.... Lucky wedding couples....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Carol said...

Sounds like you've had a good day Jules, your stand looks very professional. Carol x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Glad you had a successful day Jules even if it was tiring. It must be nice to be a part of something so special.
Hope you get some chance to relax now
Hugs Sue

Kathleen said...

Well the stand looks fabulous and so do all of the samples. I have finished now with wedding invites, done my share and can't stand some of the stupid idea's the Brides come up with, 1 in particular no 2, wrong again 3 did my head in, felt like hanging a sign on my door, I am not Hallmark. lol
Hope the interest developes into orders.

Kath x

mags said...

Sounds like you had a good but tiring day Jules. Your display looks great.

Juls said...

wow your table looks fabulous!! hope it was a successful day. Hugs Juls

Jen said...

Hope you had a great day jules x stall looks fab
Jen x
Ps have you seen the new pink petticoat papers they are delish!

Anne said...

Your table looks fabulous and I'm so pleased you had a good day. There is so much work involved in something like that it has to be a success to make it worthwhile.

Hope you enjoyed your Chinese meal and have a good sleep and you'll be raring to go again tomorrow.

Hugs x

Craftbugmum said...

Your display looks wonderful your very talented. Hope you got some orders and did well.
Fi xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your display looks magnificent, Jules and I can spot a few of your sister's lovely bags too. Wonderful, wonderful table planners and beautiful stationery. have, however, posed a difficult question..."all the craft goodies in the world or the hubby" Mmmmm - I'm still thinking about that! Hugs, Lesley

Beryl said...

Glad you had a successful day and all the effort you put into it was worthwhile.
Beryl xx

May said...

You have had a busy day!! Love the rustic collection...Your display table looks amazing!! Enjoy your Chinese food... Have a good week... Hugs May x x x

Mrs F said...

Hi Jules, your table looks wonderful, your talent is plain to see. I agree with you, it would be just too hard to decide what to have if l got remarried, your creations are all beautiful.

Your Sis's bag looks perfect for a bride, l hope she is also finding success with her bags.

Hope you stayed awake to enjoy your Chinese otherwise it's likely you took a nose drive into your sweet and sour lol

Big hugs xx

Cynthia said...

If I had gone to that fayre, I would totally spend all my time at your booth!! Gorgeous samples! And I love the way you have everything laid out--eye candy for sure!!

Bonnie said...

I'm so glad your creations were well received, Jules! Hope you got some good rest!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, so pleased you had a great day yesterday and hope you enjoyed your well earned post fair food! Your table looks lovely! Carole Z X

loftylass said...

Hi Jules - your table looks gorgeous and a credit to all your hard work. I wonder if the 'brides' realise how time consuming it all is. Hope you get lots of orders.

coops said...

wow your table looks fantastic jules, i hope you get lots of orders :D

xx coops xx

Roma said...

Wow Jules amazing table display !

What a gorgeous selection to choose from ,actually i dont know how they can choose ,so much variety .

I noticed some of your sisters bags they look gorgeous too !x

cotnob said...

I'm so glad you had a good day Jules, your display looks fabulous.

MagsB said...

What a terrific display! Love the vases of flowers dotted here and there, they're a lovely touch!

Have a wonderful week!

love Mags B x

Sue said...

Glad all went well at the Wedding Fayre Jules! your creations certainly look wonderful on display!
Hope you enjoyed your Chinese Takeaway! :-)
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sylvia said...

Hi Jules, Thank you for getting back to me with regard to the printers you use, its a big help, take care, love Sylv xx

lisa said...

I''m glad the day went well, Jules. You stand looks great.
My SIL was telling me that black and white is very popular for weddings these days. She's doing Wedding Fayres at the minute with her DIL to be!!
Hope you enjoyed your chinese takeaway, sounds like you definitely deserved it.
Hugs Lisax

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
The table layout looks fantastic, I'm not surprised there was lots of interest. It is great as well that you can share the day with your sister, I'm sure her lovely bags were very popular too.
Hope you managed to stay awake for your takeaway, chinese my favourite yummy ;)
Kaz xx

Kath said...

Glad the fayre went well - your table looks very impressive.
Kath x

Patricia said...

WOW! Oh! WOW! your table and your goods on offer look absolutely fantastic. Pleased you and your sister had a good day makes all the preparation worth while.

Patricia xx

Sally said...

Good to hear that you had a good day yesterday & I hope those oreders come rolling in for you :-)Smashing display table too,
Sally x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing with us, Jules - especially how amazingly talented Sis is!! I'm glad the fayre was a success. (I'm so with you on being glad I'm married and that it happened during simpler times!!)

Rest easy and rest well. xxoo

jules said...

wow looks beautiful Jules!! i have now got my things together to start the wedding invites, i have to wait now because the place it's booked at for the evening might be closing!!!! we haven't got her a cake sorted out yet! im getting nervous Eeek!

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh wow beautiful work you both did, looks amazing you two!!!