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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.


Sunday, 3 July 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  A mixed bag of weather here with rain storms one  minute then beautiful blue skies and sunshine the next!!

As you will have no doubt guessed from my rather sparse posting this week wedding fever has hit the House of Hearts!  

Invitation samples, place names, order of service booklets, table plans are all taking over every spare inch of space!!

But Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without trying to use up some snippets to take a creation over to Pixie's Snippets Playground.

Recently I spent a while crafting a card to give away with a gift, wrapped my present and sadly didn't have a tag to attach.  So I made a very basic one very quickly but wasn't super impressed with myself!  That then got me thinking to when I first started my blog back in March 2009 and a lovely challenge I used to enter called "Tag You're It" and every Friday the challenge changed to a new theme.  But sadly the challenge closed and I really missed taking part.  I loved working on such a small space .. .. which is probably why I enjoy making my teeny, tiny Tuesday cards so much. I would probably freak out if I was faced with a huge 8" x 8" card blank.

For some reason I decided to do an internet search and guess what!  I found a challenge called "Tag You're It" .. now whether the previous challenge hosts started the challenge again or whether it is a brand new host I don't know .. .. but I was super excited and pleased to see them.  What a great way to be able to use up some of those snippets and have a decent tag to put on a gift or even a card front.

In the olden days I used a glamorous assistant to help display my tags so I blew the dust off him and am pleased to re-introduce to you .. .. Ted the Tag Assistant

The idea behind the tag challenge is to be inspired by a guest designer and make a creation based  on their tag.

This was the inspiration for the current challenge:

My inspiration came from the layout of the strawberry design in the middle and the circular sentiment tag.  No strawberries for me though .. .. just flowers .. .. and the swirls of the strawberry plant were mimicked with the green twine. 

As always on a Sunday I am lazy and don't list my ingredients but if you wish to know what any of the materials I used are, then just ask.

So that is me for today.  Off to link up and then back to my lovely wedding work.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Love Jules xx


Marie-Louise said...

This is super Jules.

Aquarius said...

great interpretation of the tag and just love Ted - doing a good job!

Kath said...

A great tag Jules - and a very glamorous assistant too! Have a good weekend.
Kath x

Sarah said...

And there was me thinking Mr Heart was taking up modelling!! Such a sweet tag, you can't go wrong with pink and green xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful tag Jules, pretty colours and little flowers, love it Kate x

Claudia Rogier said...

Lovely tag.


Jen Mitchell said...

What a pretty tag! I love the soft colors and the flower and leaves are so lovely. So glad you found our little challenge. Thanks for playing along with Tag You're It and I hope you'll be back!

cotnob said...

A fabulous tag Jules, so pretty - sounds like a great challenge.

Brawny said...

Great design as usual Jules. Fab tag s

Di said...

Really pretty Jules! I love the double tag idea!


Di xx

Marybeth said...

Jules this is absolutely beautiful! I love your light and airy take on Kelly’s tag! Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!