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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.


Thursday, 20 February 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Thursday.

My day has gone well again and I even managed a few samples ready for the wedding fayre a week on Sunday.  

Once the fayre is over some of the samples go to my lovely Sis's salon for the wedding cabinet and I thought it would be nice if there were a few different "props" to go alongside them .. .. so I made this:


This used:

A candle in a dinky jar (one of the £1 presents I was given at the Christmas table).  It looks huge here .. but it isn't!!
WOW! Stamp Set "Gratitude"
WOW! Embossing Powder "Neutral Ultra Shimmer"
Lace, Ribbon and Button from my Stash Box  

I stamped the hearts onto the ribbon using the stamp set and heat embossed the flower lots of times so that it was super shimmery.  I did feel cruel chopping the leaves off the flower but they just weren't needed this time!

I am also going to enter my little make into the WOW! February Challenge where the theme for this month is "Glass".

Hope you enjoy what is left of the evening.



Eve said...

Hi Jules,
I have been racking my brains for ages with the WOW! challenge!
Very clever idea and beautiful design.
Well done you!!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, love it.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous creation, love it.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the sparkle on the flower and the heart stamped ribbon looks beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Carole x said...

Different women of many talents x

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh this is so lovely, and your clever embellishments make the candle look expensive, love it, hugs Kate X

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what a fab idea to decorate the jar.
Love your super stamping on the ribbon, and your fab flower.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

susiestacey said...

A pretty decoration Jules x Susan x

Sarah said...

This is lovely Jules and, of course, could be colour matched to any scheme!! xx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love your colour choices, huggles Pops x x x

coops said...

so stunning and pretty jules.gorgeous ribbon and i love the sparkly flower :D

xx coops xx

rosie said...

gorgeous candle Jules. so professional x

Cynthia said...

This is so cute! I'll bet more than a few brides-to-be will want to order some as table decorations!

Roma said...

Wow this is gorgeous !its amazing what you can put together x

Carole Z said...

Well Jules, "Wow" this is a really gorgeous creation! I love your sparkly flowers and stamped pretty :) Hugs Carole Z X

Betty said...

Love this Jules that flower is fab. Sorry I haven't visited blog lately I've had a virus and Grandsons visiting. I'm just off to see the cards I've missed on your blog

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

great idea it looks very glam. janex

XxJULESxX said...

Well done Jules beautiful!

Debs Willis said...

What a lovely way to use those flowers. Very sparkly!
Debs x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That wee little jar is very cute. I like how it all came together, the lace netting, the text laden flowers with its shimmer and that precious bow. Very nice!!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

Lovely altered candle!

Midnightscrapper said...

Thanks for playing along at WOW Embossing Powders. What a Lovely idea to, and I am sure it will look fantastic and be the talk of the table :-)

Midnightscrapper said...

Thanks for playing along at WOW Embossing Powders. What a Lovely idea to, and I am sure it will look fantastic and be the talk of the table :-)