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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.


Wednesday, 12 August 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope your weather has been as beautiful as it has been here today .. .. glorious sunshine for most of the day!

Many thanks for all your lovely comments and the sewing machine memories you shared in response to my blog post of yesterday.  My Mum's machine was used for sewing bits of chamois leather together to make full sized leathers.  She did this as outwork to bring a few more pennies into the house.  I can still smell the bits of leather now (and have to admit to always sniffing chamois leathers if I see them on sale anywhere).  

I did own a similar sewing machine back in the 70's when we were first married and I can remember spending many a happy hour turning the handle to make .. ..  .. .. wait for it .. .. .. Crimplene dresses!!!  LOL!!  But I foolishly traded it in to get a discount when Mr Heart bought me the "trusty sewing machine" I use now.  

No chance to clean up my new machine yet as I am still catching up from being away, but I am sure it won't be long as my hands are itching for a play with it.

But for now .. .. as promised .. .. here are a few of the wedding cards I made for various folk to give to my Niece who got married on Monday:

This is the one Mr Heart and I sent:

This was made for my youngest Son to give:

Then this was for my lovely Sis to give to her beautiful daughter.
It looked really nice nestled inside a vellum lined box.

I won't list what each one used as I will be here all day, but if there is anything you want to know more about then you know you only have to ask.

There are no prizes for guessing that the wedding was all themed around yellow and buttons!!

No rose petals scattered up the aisle for my Niece .. .. but die cut buttons cut from tissue paper along with the odd heart here and there.  Super cute and all loving cut by her Sister!  I bet she has RSI now!!

So that is me for today.

Time for favour box duties for me now.

Catch you soon.



Sarah said...

What beAutiful cards Jules, so fresh and pretty xx

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are SO beautiful Jules… love the colours and the delicate sparkles… they are all awesome!! but I especially love the last one… the buttons are gorgeous and love how you've put the names and date around the border! :-)
Hope you have a nice evening!
Love, Sue B xx

Crafting Queen said...

Three great cards, love the one with buttons.

Carol said...

A gorgeous trio of cards Jules, love the colour scheme and I bet your niece was thrilled with them too. Carol x

Marie-Louise said...

Jules these are all super.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, what totally stunning cards, I love each one of them, and beautiful shades of yellow, your designs are brillian and I love the text around the frame of the card, how on earth do you do that, very clever, hugs Kate x

Kathleen said...

These are beautiful Jules and what a lovely change for the colour theme.
Thanks for sharing.

Kath x

Carole said...

Three beautiful cards Jules. Loving the fresh!so professional too.Cards to treasure.

Hazel said...

Jules, love all your cards, I see they had a lovely bright sunny coloured wedding. The heart card has to be my favourite. Hazel x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Amazing collection Jules, esp love the hearts button card, such clever work all around, Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - my favourite is the third one with the button heart!
Kath x

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Jules, such pretty colours.

Donna Mosley said...

These are so beautiful Jules, love the pretty yellows.

Donna x

Brenda said...

Beautiful wedding cards Jules, I bet your niece was in love with each card you created for everyone to give the happy couple. Hugs, Brenda

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules what beautiful sunny wedding cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

Irene said...

Stunning wedding cards Jules.


Carole said...

Hi Jules beautiful bright cards, they are lovely. Havent been on here much lately busy busy as always. Been doing some sewing, making a baby quilt for our cousins baby girl so trying to get it finished, hopefully ill get back on here soon. Missed your lovely ideas so must keep checking you out xxx

Jacki Daniels said...

As always beautiful designs Jules lovely bright colours too