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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.


Monday, 26 August 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

I hope your long weekend has been a good one.

I seem to have got quite a bit done and today used the last of my chocolate dragees in my favours .. .. so a couple more pictures for you to see later .. .. .. but first my snippet card for this week for taking over to Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge and also for entering into Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge.

Christmas seems very close now that September is in touching distance!!!  Eeeekkk!!!

I am being Bank Holiday lazy and not listing my ingredients properly!! But the background papers are from Nitwits, the image is from Bugaboo and the sentiment was computer generated using the font "2Peas Barefoot Professor".

Oh well .. .. a few more snippets culled and another Christmas card to add to the box.

Time now to go and clear up after my mammoth favour making session.

I have made about 55 of these little beauties .. .. so hopefully there will always be some that are the right colours for displaying alongside my stationery at the wedding fayres and in the wedding cabinet at my lovely Sister's salon .. .. .. not that I am expecting to need them all straightaway .. .. that would definitely be overkill LOL!!! .. .. it will just be nice to know they are ready and waiting (unlike my Christmas cards!!).

I bet hubby is pleased I have finished making them because after each one I made I would go "ahhhh" and say "oooo I love that one!!"  Tee hee!!!  Even though I made loads I could have carried on .. .. I think I have a new addiction!!

It is probably a good job I have ran out of fillings as I now need to go and rummage round for a box big enough to store them all in .. .. .. and then a place to store the box!  Oh dear!!

Enjoy what is left of your evening everyone and have a great week.



Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, wow!! gorgeous card i love the bold colours and cute image!!
And how gorgeous those tulle flowers!!!! are they easy to do? i would love a go at this!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh love those cute snowman ... and the papers are gorgeous .
Lisa x

Louise said...

Lovely jolly card today Jules. The wedding favours are gorgeous, no wonder you enjoyed making them. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

WOW, WOW and WOW!!!! Your card and favours are S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G. The image on the card is cute and gorgeous topped with fairy lights, all tickled pink and Christmassy.
On to the favours they just look beautiful in all the array of colours and I'm sure you'll have people begging to order stationery from you at your next event as they'll steal the show. What a star you are. X

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...and Oooh loving the organza flowers too..

Biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Anne said...

Oh these favours are stunning, you'll have a very happy bride when she sees them! x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules. I love the image and bright colours.
Your favours are so pretty.
Lorraine x

Viv's Visuals said...

beautiful array of colours in the favour box Jules - great card - hope all is well in the 'House of Hearts'!

Carole Z said...

Wow Jules you have been busy...loving all those colours! Super card too. really bright and fun..fab! Carole Z X

Crafting Queen said...

REally lovely card. Those are really cute. Have a good week. :)

Kathleen said...

Great card, fab image and papers.

Just love the favours, the colours are stunning.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your happy Christmas card Jools just love that image and gorgeous papers.
Gorgeous favours


Cynthia said...

Sooooo pretty!! They remind me of sea anemones!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the cheery image and fabulous colours.
Your wedding favours look beautiful, I think it would be impossible to pick a favourite colour though. I can see why you enjoyed making them.
I hope you have a good week
hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

wow Jules, love this card, the snowmen are so cute!

Betty said...

I love this card Jules the colours are so bright and cheerful and I love your and those favours are just plain gorgeous

Carole x said...

Hi Jules good to hear from you today x The cards is very bright and colourful. so many lacy colours they are beautiful xx off to see my Mum tomorrow so back next week but i will keep checking on you xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there, just love your card, the image is such fun. The favours are such gorgeous colours, Kate X

Mrs A. said...

Happy fun card. Is that some of us from the playground! You know you used that stamp with the clucky chooks knitting and I managed to get me one too cos I said it would be perfick for Sis's birthday card? Well its um Sis's birthday like right now so could you tell me where I put the stamp please?
Ta ever so. Hugs Mrs A.

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
Happy bank holiday to you too!

I love that image and I spy some Glossy Accents!!
Your favours are gorgeous! I think that they would be nice with potpourri in as well also confetti - the list is endless!!
Hope you have a lovely week.
Big hugs xx

Beryl said...

They look lovely all the different colours grouped together Jules.Not sue they'd be safe if I'd made them. Chocolate is just too tempting.
Love the card too - great image - and thanks for the reminder that it's not far away. I had actually got thus far today without thinking about
Beryl xx

Di said...

Oh I adore that image Jules and you made such a great snippets card with it. Imagine looking up though and seeing those cheeky little faces looking in your front window at you :)

LOVE the favours you've made - they're stunning! Glorious colours.

Hugs, Di xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
You busy Bee.... Fabby card... Love that image... Really cute....
Love all those gorgeous colours.... Of your little favours... Stunning....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Bonnie said...

How pretty, Jules! I think they'll be a big hit!

Bonnie said...

Woops! I forgot that the cute snow family was also on this post! Such wonderful colors and adorable image! What a fun way to say Merry Christmas!

debby4000 said...

Your card is soooo cute.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

They look just FABULOUS little favours Jules. I bet they go down a treat.

Love your Rudolph Day/Snippet card - very festive.

Thanks for joining in despite your workload.

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a fabulous card. I love it. Such a cute image and marvellous papers as usual. Beautiful favours - they are really gorgeous. I wish you would do a tutorial.

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning sweetie as always, gorgeous colours too hugs Pops x x x

Anonymous said...

Loving this Christmas Card, Jules! Adorable snowwy friends peeping in the window! Love the colours!

Gorgeous floral makes too, just gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous happy snowmen! Fantastic christmas card. Your tulle flowers look amazing too :) Cathy x

Linda . J said...

Love your card Jules, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured.

Love your creations and I have a big enough box for you and then the box could live in my house hehehhe see no storage problems then lol.
Hugs Linda

mags said...

Beautiful christmas card Jules. Love this image from Bugaboo. Great wedding favours too. I am sure they will be a success.

Dawn C said...

Love this card Jules, lovely & bright x

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules,
Great card I love it.
I also love those Wedding Favours, brilliant colours.

Patricia xxx

Carol said...

I do love your card Jules, the image and papers go fab together. Your favours look fabulous, I hope they do well. Carol x

fun stamping said...

Such a cute card - and wow those flowers - just marvelous!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well I was moving on but then I spotted these flowers. Wow they are stunning! I would love to know how you make them, Jules. Our daughter makes invites and favours too. She lives on the Island of Crete so she is unlikely to be competing with you for business! And these are so pretty!!! Hugs, Lesley