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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

Saturday, 24 August 2013

I AM ALIVE !!!

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all happy and well .. .. and if not I hope that you will be soon.

I bet you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth .. .. but no .. .. just majorly busy .. .. and from my orders and do lists it looks like it will be like this through until mid-October at least.

Hence no blog posts and no blog visiting.  The computer has been on only for emails and printing sessions :-(

But having said that a few weeks ago I took a bit of time out and had a "business development meeting" with myself to review where I was going with my wedding work and what new products I wanted to add to my range ready for the next wedding fayre in October.

One of my many lists shows what I want to do in the future and I decided to allocate this Bank Holiday weekend to pursuing something off the list.  So I have been collecting my goodies together to make some of these .. .. ..




I don't know if they will go down well or not .. .. I will be testing the water to see come October.   

I started making them today and all I know is I love making them so much.  These are just a handful of what I have made so far.  There are another 20 or so lined up in a variety of colours and designs. They are filled with five sugar coated chocolate dragees .. .. and I haven't eaten even one of them!  What a lovely shiny halo I have (not) LOL!!

Enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend everyone.  I hope you get to see a bit of sunshine.

My hubby is hoping for rain as he has put weed and feed on the lawns today!! Personally I think he should just water it in and leave us with nice weather!!

Have a good one.

Love

38 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

These are gorgeous Jules. Really pretty.

Betty said...

These are gorgeous Jules your customers will love them
Bettyxxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i remember making those when i got married xxxx years ago lol.. they look fab .. i had sugared almonds in mine which i love
Lisa x

Kathleen said...

Ah, he is to blame for the torrential rain we have here, slap his hands.
These are stunning, I love them.
Liked the way you had a Business Meeting with yourself, hope you got the answers you wanted!!!!

Kath x

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
Those favours are absolutely gorgeous, you are so creative ! I'm pretty sure they will be very popular with your happy couples (which unfortunately for us means you will be even busier lol)
Hopefully you will be showing us piccies of the other ones and not just teasing ;)

Kaz x

Carole x said...

They are beautiful, i always thought dragees had nuts in them so i keep them as keepsakes in the draw under my bed, now i am thinking i wonder if they are chocolate what a waste if they are! Its been pouring down all day here, but still haven't crafted as went out with my daughter hope you have a lovely weekend and yes i have missed you this week x

Lynne K said...

I'm glad to hear your business is going so well, Jules! Your wedding favours are just gorgeous, I can see why you love making them. I'm sure they'll be a big hit. Then you'll be even busier! Hope you manage to get a bit of crafty time for yourself too, though!

Lynne xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Jules, seeing these brings back memories of when I made 120 in lemon and white colours for my own wedding 21 years ago! Yours are gorgeous, I love the way you have mixed the colours.
It sounds like you are very busy, I hope you find time to relax a little over the weekend too.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Pleased to hear your wedding business is going so well and your little favour bags are beautifully made.
good luck with this new addition to your range, Kate x

Anne said...

Glad to hear you're still alive and kicking! These favors are majorly awesome and I'm sure will go down a storm in October. Take care, hugs x

Stamps and Paper said...

These look gorgeous Jools and I am sure will go down very well....love the colours you've used on all if them

Anne

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love these.... Gorgeous colours to..... I am sure they will go down well at your Fayre in Oct.....
Enjoy your Bank Holiday....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I was really pleased to read that headline ... it's good to know you're still here :) And even better to know that despite the recession you are going great guns. Love the little favours - pretty colour selection and I like the sparkly embellishments popping out the top - they are sure to be a winner. Hope you get to take a bit more time out soon, but this time for yourself :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules these are gorgeous where do you find the time to do all this your days must have way more than 24 hrs in them share some with me please lol I am sure they will go down a storm at the shows no worries
Jacki xx

Di said...

Oh wow Jules, I made some of these many years ago at Christmas time - absolutely not a patch on yours though. They are majorly STUNNING and am sure they'll go down brilliantly. Beautiful colour combinations there too.

Hugs, Di xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh WOW Jules - you clever lady. These are fabulous. I remember making some of these for my special day errr almost 20 years ago YIKES but they weren't as pretty as yours. I think they'll go down a storm. Good to see you've not been idle LOL! Take Care. Sarah x

Cynthia said...

Oh, these are so sweet, Jules! I would totally order a bunch if I were one of your happy couples! ;-) Enjoy your holiday!!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

These are gorgeous Jules what some lovely colours you have there
jacqui x

Hazel said...


Jules. I just love your little favours. The colours are fab and I think you are on to a winner with these little beauties. I can picture the wedding tables with these on it.

Good luck with them, but as I have said you are on a winner.

Hazel x

Juls said...

They look fabulous, I am sure they will be really popular!! Hugs Juls xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Really pretty, hope they go well.

Beryl said...

I have to say I didn't realise you hadn't posted for a while as I've been a bit occupied too. My niece from New Zealand was visiting and I've been playing catch up ever since.I think these little favour whatsits (?) will go down a treat - no pun intended. They are so pretty.
Beryl xx

Karen M said...

Hi Jules and welcome back! If I was getting married, these would definitely be on my list of need-to-have! They are so gorgeous, especially the way you have the different colours and the little pearls coming out of them. Super job! Hope to 'see' you back again soon! x

loftylass said...

They look fabulous Jules - I'm sure the will be very popular. I wish you continuing success with your business. tfs.
Hugs
Heather W
x

Bev Henwood said...

Wow Jules these little favours are gorgeous ~ makes me wish I was getting married again so I could order some! Is there nothing you can't turn your creative hand to? I am sure your couples are going to absolutely adore these. Bev xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

They are totally going to go down well Jules. They look FAB xxx

Carol said...

These look fabulous Jules and I'd imagine they'll go down a storm. Carol x

Lynn said...

The favours are fantastic, a little bit different to what you would normally expect. I think these will be a big seller. It's a good job you like doing them,lol. Glad to know your little business is thriving. All the best, Lynn x

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Jules - so pretty.
So glad your business is busy.
Lorraine x

Debbie said...

Jules these are beautiful.I think they'll go down a storm.So creative.How good are you not nibbling a sweetie.Don't think I could have resisted.Hugs Debbie x

Nikbee said...

These are gorgeous.
Nikki x

mags said...

Wow, these are beautiful Jules and would look gorgeous gracing any wedding table.
Mags
x

Katina said...

Wow!! They are beautiful Jules! I think they will be very popular - I can imagine them in lots of different colours. They will look gorgeous on the tables.
Xx

cotnob said...

These are gorgeous Jules - I can't decide which ones I like best - the pastel ones are so pretty, but then the the black/pink/white combination is stunning. These are sure to be a great success.
Pauline
x

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, these are gorgeous. Glad that the wedding work is keeping you busy, hugs, Pauline xx

Annmaree (Emu) said...

They are beautiful Jules! Love them! would even work well as balloon weights! How awesome!

Know what you mean about being Busy!! Take Care and have some down time when you can xoxo

Julie Kitchener said...

Wow gorgeous!!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! You have done a marvelous job with them.

They are similar to the Jordan Almond bundles that are given here at Italian weddings. They are yummy too!

Love the bit of pearl spray in the tops!