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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.

SKETCH LIBRARY

Monday, 4 March 2013

LOVE YOU MUM

Hi Everyone

Here bright and early today .. .. but only because I am sharing the last of my Mother's Day cards that I made last week.  This is now the end of my "ready and waiting to be posted" makes.




This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique: Sketchy Flowers (this is just one of the flowers from a set of four)
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique:  Mother's Day Set
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Marshmallow"
X-Cut Punch:  Butterfly (stamped with a crackle glaze stamp and distressed)
Glamour Dust (for the flower tips)
Ribbon, cord and charm from my stash box

All layered up and printed out using Serif Page Plus.  A programme that I need to play with much, much  more!!

There were a few questions in my comments and by email yesterday about my snippet make yesterday.

The image is a stamp from Penny Black called "Scented Message" Ref. No. 4239K and it has fast become one of my favourite floral images.  I was tempted to buy it at the NEC last March but showed restraint and put it back onto the shelf .. .. but I couldn't get it out of my head and ended up buying it a few months later LOL!!

The backing papers were from Nitwits "Potting Shed Too"

The last question is hard to answer.  How do I manage to tie two ribbons together at the same time .. .. well no magic answer for that one I'm afraid .. .. just lots and lots of practice I suppose! (Hoping that is the right way to spell practice .. .. I never know if it is an "s" or a "c" .. .. if anyone can teach me that then please do).

So now round to the wedding fayre report.

Thank you for all your good wishes .. .. it was a lovely day.  Beautiful sunshine for most of the day.

There seemed to be fewer visitors than normal and possibly fewer exhibitors .. .. but I was the only one offering wedding stationery .. .. which was good.  Lots of interest and some folk who I know will definitely be getting in touch .. .. and one customer who sent an email before I had even packed away, ordering one of my framed table plans!  

Some of my current "happy couples" came and paid us a visit too and some of them were signing their samples off .. .. which now means I have lots of work to be getting on with.  I love hearing everyone's plans and sharing in their excitement.

As always we got to sit and eat a gorgeous cupcake from one of the ladies who exhibits.  Every time we go we are treated to one.  But then we were also given samples of ice cream and sorbet from a lady who was exhibiting an old fashioned ice-cream cart fixed to a bicycle.  That was all super scrummy too and very popular.

We came away feeling very full !!!  LOL!!!

So off to get some wedding work done now and I will catch you again soon.

Love

46 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

love this Jules so fresh and simple
jacqui x

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful Jules

Anne said...

Fabulous card Jules. That image is so useful for many occasions. Glad you'd a good day at the wedding fayre. Hugs x

Doreen said...

Oh wow I can't believe it, I have just got this image on a set...Your card is beautiful ,lovely image and details.xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card. I do wish my Mum was still here so that I could make her this card.

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! I love the colors and the butterflies are so dainty and beautiful!!

Congrats on a wonderful fayre!! =D

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card....gorgeous flowers...
Happy you did well yesterday....wish i lived nearer ....would love to come to the show....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx
Fabulous Heart....

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Jules. The flower is gorgeous as are the butterflies. The ribbon and heart are a beautiful finishing touch.
Hugs Sharon. x

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules

love the papers & image ,i love the heart,ribbon & butterflies too x

Sue said...

Wow! this is really gorgeous Jules… so classy and elegant… love the stamp and those pretty butterflies… and the ribbon and heart are perfect! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely stunning Mother's Day card Jules. I truly love it. xxx

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is just beautiful so soft and gentle.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules. I love the image and delicate shade of pink with touches of sparkle.
Hugs Sue

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you had a good fayre. Love this card, very elegant.

cotnob said...

This is so pretty Jules, lovely soft pastel papers and your butterflies are the perfect accompaniment for your flower image.
Pauline
x

Beryl said...

This is a gorgeous image - the second time I've seen it in use. Love the pretty coloured background and the little heart embellishment.
Beryl xx

Whisper said...

Very classy, Luv Sam x

Whisper said...

Aaah the sorbet sounds devine, i like a good sorbet, as i'm not allowed ice cream, as i'm lactose intolerant !!, Luv Sam x

Carole Z said...

Another absolutely delightful card..elegant, fresh..so pretty, Carole Z X

Crafty Moone Cards said...

So beautiful Jules.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Jules....what a beautiful card so elegant and those papers are stunning ... Pleased your fair went well

Anne

Juls said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours & the natural elegance of this creation!! Hugs Juls

Carol said...

This is beautiful Jules, so clean and fresh looking. Sounds like a good day yesterday. Carol x

Katina said...

Ooh, Jules, what a lovely day you had!

This is a beautiful card; so understated and very elegant.
xx

Kathleen said...

I have just made a card with this image but it doesn't look anywhere as classy as this one, I love it. The black on the pale pink is beautiful.
I am sure I only got 3 images in the set though.
Glad you had a good day Sunday.

Kath x

Eve said...

Truly beautiful Jules. I LOVE the butterflies - very chic!

Thank you for your very kind comments on my blog - you are very caring.

So glad your fayre went well. xx

coops said...

simply stunning jules.beautiful classy design :D

xx coops xx

Dora said...

Wow Jules, this is fabulous, so elegant and fresh and so creative, lvoe the style. I am so happy to see this. Sorry I've been away for so long, trying to do some catching up today. Hugs xxx

Kathleen said...

Oops, just checked myself and there are four images, but I felt that one of them was more just like leaves so I had forgotten about that one. Sorry.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and pretty details.

Donna x

Lorraine said...

Beautiful card Jules. I love the image and soft colours. Just love it!
Lorraine x

Sooty said...

Great card love the butterfly's, still need to buy my punch. X

Franjopani said...

Hi Jules, Loving all your cards as always. I still stop by everyday to see what you have been up to, you inspire me with your energy as well as your cards - you are always on the go. Glad the fayre went well x joy

mags said...

Beautiful Jules. A CAS card but oh so so elegant. Just love it.
Glad the wedding fayre went well.
Mags
x

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw I love this! Thanks for your kind words on my Blog today. Judy x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning absolutely gorgeous creation as always...

Huggles Pops x x x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

so lovely! The pink and black is such a great colour combo!

Patricia said...

Oh! Jules, this is so, so beautiful it is stunning I LOVE its simplicity.
Glad you had a great day at your fair. Getting an order before you were even home was good.

Patricia xxx

Bonnie said...

I love the sheer look of this with the pretty black dandelions with their white fluff! Another beauty, Jules! Sounds like you are going to continue to be very busy! That's the price of success! Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jules this is absolutely stunning, it looks so soft and delicate so beautifully designed, your mum will love this so much, I know I do.
hugs
lorraine x

May said...

Beautiful card, So delicate.. Gorgeous stamping & such pretty butterflies! Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Debs said...

Beautiful and oh so elegant - love it!
Debs xx

jules said...

wow Jules i do love this! stunning!

scrappymo! said...

This card is so lovely...that stamped image is gorgeous.
Little Mr P would probably love to play with your cards and papers too...but be warned, it would have to be a package deal...I would have to be included too!!

Amy V. said...

Jules, this is gorgeous! The soft pink and sheer ribbon are just perfect for a sweet Mother's Day card.

Home sweet home said...

Beautiful and stunning card,love it:):)

Merethe