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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Saturday, 7 September 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!  I hope you have had a good day.

Many thanks for your kind comments, and birthday wishes for my lovely Mum yesterday  .. .. we both had a lovely time together and made some more happy memories that I won't forget.

As you would expect the weddings are now starting to slow down "a little" which means I can give my blog some of the attention it deserves.  I do love my blog and really enjoy it when I have time to post and visit my blog pals.   

But big changes are afoot which will hopefully mean I will have more time for my little blog in the future.

I have decided that the next wedding fayre I do in October will be the last one I do .. .. I already have weddings booked for 2020 and will take more orders for next year .. .. but nothing beyond 2020.  One more busy year and that will be it on the wedding front.

So many of my suppliers are stopping trading, and some of those that remain are cutting back what they stock (clearly a sign of the times).  This makes it more and more difficult to maintain samples that you can confidently display and offer to "happy couples".  For my last wedding fayre in October I am already going to have to replace at least half of what I display with new designs (so quite a bit of work to do ahead of that). 

I don't normally post my most recent wedding work onto my blog, or even my wedding website, as I find it gets copied, but after October I will share more of it as by then I won't mind if it is copied .. .. I will have enough "happy couples" on my list to keep me occupied until that side of my life finishes and then no doubt other ventures and adventures will come into play.

I think ten years of wedding work is a "good stint" and I am super lucky to have made some lovely friends along the way.  Some I am still in regular contact with and others where we simply exchange Christmas cards.  

So if me posting some examples of wedding work helps someone else build a successful wedding stationery business then I am happy with that .. .. and I hope they get as much enjoyment and pleasure from doing so as I have.

But for the next few weeks my blog will continue with just my general makes and this is my offering for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "30-521" Nose to Nose
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Sweetheart Script"
Backing Papers:  The Lovely Studio "Snow Flurry"
Penny Black Die Set:  "51-375" Snowflake Stitch Frames
Distress Ink Pads:  Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire
Crystal Glamour Dust
Masking Fluid
Little Stars from my snowflake box
My Trusty Sewing Machine

So that is me for today.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!  Catch you again soon.


Kathleen said...

Gosh Jules, can't believe it is ten years ago since you started your wedding work, you have done really well to continue for so long and to be so busy, must say though that I am looking forward to see some of your creations. I stopped doing them years ago now.
A really beautiful card, sweet image, lovely background and papers nice card for newly weds too.

Kath x

Carole said...

First past the post.... Aahhhh so cute xx

meg said...

Adorable stamp and card

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Jules. Well done for your ten years of hard work with the wedding stationary. I have made stationary for my Daughters wedding 6 years ago and also for a friends son. That was enough for me I tend to avoid the subject when people ask if I do wedding stationary these days.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

My goodness Jules that's big decision to make after so long doing your wedding work, but you have to do what suits you best, I will look forward to seeing some of your samples when you get around to posting them.
As for your card it is adorable, I love the image and colours, fabulous design too, Kate x

Carol S. said...

Such a cute card Jules. Love the adorable image and as usual, a beautiful design. Looking forward to seeing some of your wedding stationery. Big hugs, Carol S.xxxx

Sarah said...

I am looking forward to seeing your Wedding work Jules, you should be mighty proud of yourself for single handedly producing what probably adds up to many thousands of save the dates, invitations and so on!! Added to that making many happy couples very happy!! Your card is fabulous, love their entwined scarves xx