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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, 18 July 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday .. .. I hope it is a lovely day full of sunshine for you.

I can't believe that this is my first post for July (although Mr Heart and I did escape for a few days last week)!!  

The month has simply flown by .. .. but judging by the amount of wedding and magazine work that has been completed I'm surprised it isn't August already!

Plus, amongst everything else, more excitement entered the House of Hearts when I had a wonderful invitation from Fiskars asking if I would consider becoming an Ambassador for them.  I certainly didn't need to think about it for very long .. .. I love every Fiskars product I own .. .. and there are a fair few in my collection.

Everything I have ever purchased is still going strong .. .. .. .. .. even my very first small Fiskars guillotine which must be at least 15 years old and has been used nearly every day .. .. ..perhaps it would be of interest in a crafting museum now LOL!!

Anyway, I received a fabby box of goodies to see what I could create with them and this is my very first offering which uses a lovely word punch  .. .. ..

This used:

My lovely Fiskars Intricate Shape Love Punch
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "New Leaf"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (but sadly no longer available)
Ribbon and Iridescent Cord
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine

The punch, as regular visitors will know, is right up my street .. .. it is as if Fiskars know me already! LOL!!

Taking my photographs for posting I had a little brainwave for my next wedding fayre.  Lots of "love words" punched and sprinkled across my tables.

So there we go.  I hope you like my first Fiskars offering.

Catch you again soon.


Eve Maynard said...

Hi Jules
Oh I 'LOVE' your beautiful card!
Such a lovely layout and the pink sparkly 'love' adds such a perfect pop!!

So glad you managed to escape for a while :-)

Hope all is well.

Love and hugs
Eve xx

Di said...

Wonderful news Jules! You'll do them proud for sure!


Di xx

Aquarius said...

What a lovely project. Congratulations on your news of working with Fiskars and that punch is so appropriate for you in particular with the sort of work you do. Good to see you in blogland.

Karen Knott said...

Congratulations on your lovely news Jules, although I'm not at all surprised ...who wouldn't love you to showcase their products your designs are always so inspiring. This card is beautiful, so soft and romantic. I look forward to seeing more, I have missed you recently.
Glad to hear that you managed to have a break away deserve it :)
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Enny said...

What a beautiful card, and congratulations with your new designer-job, Fiskars are lucky with someone like you ! Yes, I also love the Fiskars products, have my guillotine also for 10 years, good quality. Looking forward to see more of your designs ! Love, Enny

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Congratulations Jules, well deserved. I know just what you mean about the month flying by, I can't believe that it's the 18th already. I love your beautiful card you made with the goodies Fiskers sent you.

Sue xx

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulations. Great card.

Kathleen said...

Well done Jules, took me a while to spot he heart. Really lovely card.
Also a great idea for table confetti, in the wedding colours and a few hearts as well.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Congratulations Jules on your exciting news. This is beautiful. Love the design and the soft colours. A stunning card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Brawny said...

Hi Jules great to see a post from you....I always have a peek to see if you've been creating. I'm back crafting at the moment and I've been blogging too...I obviously still have my off days but that's to be expected. I love love love this card - excuse the pun hahaha. I've just picked up a similar die at the range today so might just steal your idea for my SIL anniversary next month. Watch this space dear. Many many congratulations on your very well deserved new position. Mind you I've no idea how you're going to fit it in lol. Thank you for always taking the time to check on me in your busy schedule. Much love Lea xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card and congratulations on your news too!
Kath x

Sarah said...

Congratulations....Ambassador!! I can't think of a better person Jules and I am sure you will continue to showcase their products brilliantly, you certainly have made a great start with this fab card. Love the idea of the table confetti too xx

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Jules! Fiskars has such a good name. Their products are so reliable. I have a pair of Wilkinsons, now Fiskars, dressmaking scissors that are now 43 years old. The 'love' punch is fabulous and so is your card. It didn't take me too long to spot the heart today. I like your idea for weddings too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: you're not the only noticing that time just flies; I keep losing whole weeks too :)

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jules, such a fabulous punch.
I hope you and Mr Heart enjoyed your little break.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

AlisonC said...

Lucky you, a box of goodies to play with and show off. I'm sure you'll have fun. The punched words will be perfect scattered on a table. Beautiful stitching on your card. x