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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, 17 March 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope the week is being kind to you.  The weather definitely seems to be taking a turn for the better here! 

I wanted to say a proper "thank you" to everyone who left me such kind comments and supported me recently in the 2016 British Craft Awards.  I truly can't thank everyone enough for all the kind words and encouragement I was given, and for continuing to visit my blog even though work pressures in my little wedding stationery business often prevent me from posting and visiting in blogland as often as I would like to.

It really means a lot to know I have such loyal followers .. .. who are happy to overlook my sporadic postings and continue to visit on the off chance I have made an appearance.  I can't believe that in the past I had time to post and comment every day .. .. I do miss that.

So as a thank you I have decided to do a little surprise giveaway.

To decide who should receive my little giveaway I took all the comments that people had kindly left on my original post here .. .. .. where I announced I had been nominated .. .. and the post here .. .. where I shared my excitement at actually winning one of the categories I was nominated for, and popped them all into a box along with those from people who do not have a blog but leave me lovely comments and messages by email.

The box was held up high above the head of the "now famous" Mr Heart to pick out a winner.

.. .. .. .. and that winner is

The lovely Eve 

The lovely thing is that I felt I really knew everyone who was placed in that box.  I knew little things about everyone in there and would have loved anyone and everyone to have won. I feel so blessed to have made so many lovely blog buddies .. .. some who I know I will never ever meet and yet feel so close to.

Is anyone heading to the NEC tomorrow (Friday)?  My lovely Sis and I are going for the first time in about five years!  A fun day ahead and I can't wait!!

Enjoy today and I will hopefully catch you again soon.

If you could get in touch with your address Eve I will get your goodies in the post to you.

Love and hugs and thanks to everyone .. .. 


Sarah said...

~Well done to lucky Eve and what a lovely surprise for her too!! Well done again on your win deserved it!! xx

Barb said...

What a lovely idea Jules and congratulations to Eve. Barbxx

Kath said...

Well done Eve - it looks like you've got some fab goodies!
Kath x

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules

Thank you so much for that lovely surprise but also thank you for everything - the stunning inspirational cards that you make, the warm fuzzy feeling that I get from reading your blog where everything is always happy, positive and sunny. But also thank you for your help with everything. You have always got time in answering any question and it never seems any trouble to you - thank you my lovely blog friend.

I hope that you have a fabulous day at the NEC tomorrow and spend loads!!
Love and big squeezy hugs
Eve xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Well done to Eve and enjoy your crafting goodies...
Enjoy your day at the NEc and dont forget to tell us what you buy!


cotnob said...

Congratulations Eve, what a lovely thing to do Jules, your are so kind.
I hope you had a wonderful day at the NEC.

Lea Brawn said...

What a lovely thing to do Jules. Congrats to Eve. It's not hard to stay wi you Jules..your posts are fab x

linby said...

What a lovely gesture Jules and congrats to the winner.