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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.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday.  I hope everyone is having a good day.  Certainly a cold start!  Mr Heart had to scrape his car down before he could leave for work this morning!

At this rate I am going to become known as the teeny, tiny Tuesday blog!!  Thankfully  I had this little number ready and waiting. Talk about life in the fast lane!!!

Will give you an up-date later but for now here is my teeny, tiny 3.5 x 3.5 inch creation for this week.

This used:

Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Isabelline"  love this download so much!
My Favorite Things Die-namics:  Blueprints 14
Distress Inks:  Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey
X-Cut Punch:  Small Flower
Sizzix Die:  "658226" Botanical Flourish
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
That Special Touch Mica Mask - Distressed Dots
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Clear Embossing Powder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Twine from My Crafty Stash Box
and of course the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Board

and that is my creative share for today.

So .. .. now to The House of Hearts up-date.

As you know we did a wedding fayre on Sunday.  Gosh it was busy .. .. and there was lots of interest and lots of lovely couples to meet.

I spent all the day before doing some new samples and packing away in readiness, thinking that all the mess everywhere didn't matter.  I could clear it all up Monday .. .. as normally the day after a fayre is the calm after the storm and the clear up campaign day for hiding away all the lights, easels, stands, boxes etc.

But not this time!

Enquiries started coming in Sunday night and yesterday .. .. so it has been a case of hitting the ground running.

But the weirdest thing is that two of the invitations I made on Saturday were ultra popular.  Normally I make a full range of items and display them as a collection .. .. but I only had chance to make a day and evening invitation for this collection and was tempted to leave them at home. I didn't, but because I was disappointed at there only being two items in the collection I put them towards the back of the display .. .. but they were the invitations everyone fell in love with and got the most attention!!  How weird! I just couldn't believe how many people loved them.  I will definitely be completing the range more fully ready for the next fayre in February.

We only have an hour to set up which sounds ages .. .. but really it isn't.

No time for a quick coffee before folks arrived this time .. .. and no time for photographs!  Busy, busy, busy all day long.  Clearly all your good wishes for a successful fayre worked their magic! Thank you everyone you are very kind.

So that is me!  Time now to slurp some soup and then make more samples for an interested couple and then I really do have to do that clear up campaign because a new bride has made an appointment for tomorrow.  Perhaps that is why I didn't store my table plans away - because they all need to come out again for tomorrow!  Shame I carried them up-stairs really LOL!!

Thank goodness I had this post ready and just needing the up-date adding.

Enjoy the rest of the day everyone and once again I have to apologise for my lack of blog visiting. Such a shame I have to waste time sleeping!!  LOL!!

One day I will catch up.



Hazel said...

Brilliant little card Jules. So glad you had a good day, and all those lovely couples showed a good interest. Often it's the things that you don't think will catch folks eye are the ones that do. Oh tidying away is like putting the ironing away. Hazel xx

Anonymous said...

I love this Jules! So pretty! You're right it is really cold now. Glad you have enjoyed your time at the wedding fayre. Enjoy your day!
Amelia xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Great teeny card Jules - and love the colour combo! You are so busy! You'll be meeting yourself coming back! Take some time for coffee and cake. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card.... You are busy ... Busy....
I have just bought a cheapie Sewing Machine ... As your cards always look great... So will give it a Whirl....
Hugs Sylvie xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your fabulous flower and the colour combo is stunning :D

xx coops xx

scrappymo! said...

This one is so sweet. Love the way the inner flower is tioed with the bit of string!

Good to hear that Wedding Fair went well. Your wedding work is gorgeous so i am not surprised!!!

Lea Brawn said...

Wow Jules I'm out of breath just reading your post. Glad you had a good day. Good luck with the orders. I love the card. It's very pretty x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules I love your tiny card and the lovely flower, beautiful colours too.
Well done on having such a great wedding fair, you'll be very busy now, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

No peace for the wicked Jules! Love your teeny tiny number, those papers are perfect behind that gorgeous flower. Carol x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous, I love your creations so much hugs Pops x x x

Patricia said...

A stunning little card, absolutely beautiful.
Good luck with all your Wedding Work. That's your Day Job and has to come first.

Patricia xx

Sarah said...

Another great teeny tiny card Jules. It amuses me how enormous they look on the screen!! So glad the Fayre was a success and as for running up the stairs..great calorie burner!! xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules. I love the embossing on the flower and beautiful colours.
It sounds like you are going to be kept busy for some time. It must be lovely to know that people like what you do!
Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous teeny tiny card. Love the pretty flower.
Lorraine x

Kathleen said...

This is a gorgeous make Jules and love the flowers.
Good news on all the interest, sounds like you are going to be mega busy for quite some time.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Such a pretty little card Jules - you sound very busy just reading your post tired me lol x Susan x

Carole said...

Terrible cant believe you put sleep before us! lol glad you are busy and working away. Nice bright summery card. Good to see you back xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wonderful card Jules, love the pop of yellow against the neutral background. So pleased your fayre was successful although by the sounds of it we probably won't be seeing as much of your beautiful cards on here!! Susan x

Juls said...

Wow this is just stunning, loving the embossing on the flower and such a stunning colour combo :-) xx

Cynthia said...

I'm pretty sure I audibly gasped when I saw this little beauty!! I can't believe you can make such tiny works of art like that--beautiful!

And congrats on your fayre success. It's always wonderful to hear that you are doing what you love and are in such high demand!! ;-)

cotnob said...

This is so sweet Jules, I love your gorgeous flower.
It sounds like your feet aren't going to touch the ground - still you won't get bored!

Carole Z said...

Beautiful card Jules, your flower is gorgeous..well done and well deserved on your fayre success and being so busy! Hugs Carole Z X

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules I love this sweet card! Sounds like your wedding fair went great!
Hugs Lynsey x

Marie-Louise said...

Such a super card Jules. So glad to hear that your fayre went well.

Brenda said...

This teeny tiny is gorgeous Jules, the yellow and green just pop against that beautiful grey background! Love it!!! I am so glad your fare went well! Not surprised as you are amazing at what you do. It sure keeps you busy! lol But a good kind of busy. Hugs, Brenda