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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.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day .. .. I am back round to creating in the old craft pod after a day of cleaning and clearing up yesterday!!

Still plenty to do on the sorting out front but even more needs doing on the creating front so I called a halt to being Mrs Mop and got back to doing what I enjoy most  .. ..  playing with ink, paper and rubber stamps LOL!!!

Here is one of today's creations which I thought I would share with you

This used:

Image:  Stamps Happen "50074" Cruising
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand "Happy, Happy Birthday"
Josy Rose:  Star Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
Cord from the Stash Box

So now for a quick round up of the wedding fayre my lovely Sister and I did on Sunday.

We had another brilliant day.  We met quite a few "happy couples" .. .. each with their own romantic story .. .. and each with their own very different plans for their happy day.  

What was extra special was that three out of the five brides I am currently working for came to see the exhibition and to have a chat.  That was just so lovely!!

But as well as current and potential customers we also met quite a few new exhibitors.  The lovely lady who sat next to us was exhibiting the most colourful and beautiful cupcakes you could imagine.  We had a couple of "little samples" as the show was about to start and then afterwards got to taste a whole cupcake with our cup of tea .. .. and boy were the cakes delicious!!

Here is a little picture of part of our stand.  As you can see it was a beautiful day weatherwise.  Thankfully it was nice and bright as we had a powercut part way through the afternoon.  OK for us but not so good for those that were relying on electricity to power their presentations :-(

You can see some of my wedding stationery and also some of my lovely Sister's bridal bags in the picture.  I did photograph the other tables but the sun made them not too good for showing here .. .. but they are a lovely memory for my Sis and I.  

Then to finish off for today.. .. great news on my website.  My new version is now finished and working and you can find it here if you fancy a little nosey.  It all clicked over yesterday morning.  Woo hoo!!!

I was going to have a photo gallery attached to the website that I could add my own photographs and text to .. .. but when things went a bit pear-shaped here in the House of Hearts on the job front I decided to put that part on hold and simply created a new blog and attached this instead. 

I would like to say many thanks to Shirley .. .. I used Shirley's tutorial instructions for adding all the additional tabs .. .. I wouldn't have known where to start without her (just scroll down to find the instructions if you fancy having a try).  Thanks Shirley, you are my little lifesaver xxx

So that is me for today.

We are meeting up with my Auntie and Uncle later so I thought it best I appear here a little earlier than normal!!

Have a great evening everyone.  I have been trying really hard to catch up with everyone after my lack of commenting last week but am not convinced all of my comments have been registered .. .. and tonight I keep getting an error message.  Oh well I will keep trying!!



Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules,love the image.
I think we should have a national No Housework Day.

All of your stationery and your sisters bags are stunning and I love your web page,

Debs M said...

great display and the website looks lovely x

Anonymous said...

What a perfect 'cool' card for a man Jules. Love the image and the clean uncluttered style.

Your table looks so beautiful and coordinated; I love the way your sister's bags match your stationery too. Just gorgeous! xx

Jacee said...

Fabulous website Jules, it's turned out champion! your gallery is lovely, shows your invites clearly, and gives all the info any couple could need, I'm sure you will go from strength to strength, your stand at the fair looks lovely, your sisters bags are so gorgeous,they look so pretty along side your invites, you should both be so proud of yourselves!!
Oh, and I like the card you've posted, what a great image.
Hugs Jacee

Nannieflash said...

Your most welcome Jules, happy to help, I hope the new blog is a great success, will now go and have a look. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

lisa said...

Hi Jules
Love the cruising card, what a perfect image for those difficult men!!!
Your stand looks fantastic, no wonder you were busy. Your Sister's bags are stunning. I wish we were getting married again just so that I could have all these lovely things.
Had a peek at your new website too and boy does it look professional.
Have a lovely evening.
Hugs Lisax

Andria said...

Wow it all looks so professional all set ut like that, gorgeous work can see why both you ladies are popular :), glad it went well for you.

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, Glad to see all's well in the house of hearts:0) Sorry I've not been around much, still getting up to speed LOL Great biker card that image is fab and I love the papers you used.
I've been over to your wedding web page, brilliant, everything a bride and groom need to know and lots of inspiration, clever ol you:0) Hugs Gay xxx

Catherine said...

Fab male card, glad you had a good time at the wedding fair and your table looks fab....

Cynthia said...

Love the cruising card! Perfectly masculine! =D And I took a tour of your Wedding Stationery site. WOW. Pretty much all I can say! The site is easy to get around, the pictures are perfectly clear--and I so love the Name Plates. Every thing is just gorgeous!!

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

your card is as fabulous as ever and your wedding stationary site is stunning the stationary is really gorgoeus ,

Well done Jules you will be sure to get lots of orders....K x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules great card today. Hope things on the job front are going well for you. Had a look at you wedding site and it is beautiful x Susan x

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules, I'm so glad you had a great time at the Wedding Fayre. Your stand looks fabulous as I knew it would. I'm trying hard to catch up so I can get back into a more normal routine for a little while. Mind you after a phone call from my DD five minutes ago, it will all go haywire again the last week of the month because I have a little visitor coming to stay (nursery half term) while Daddy is away on a training course and Mummy needs to go to work. There'll be no crafting, blogging or blog hopping that week I bet, lol!

Love the birthday card btw. I was going to say great male card but my DD's female friend has just passed her test to ride the 'big' bikes so she can keep up with her hubby!

Lesley Xx

Jenny said...

So enjoyed reading this post and your website looks great, your wedding stationary is gorgeous...not forgetting your other creations too like this fab guys card :)
Thanks for answering my gem colouring question...I'll persevere and be more patient!
Jenny x

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Jules, love the image and fab colours. Glad you had a lovely day at the wedding fayre, all of your creations are so beautiful.

Donna x

Jennifer said...

Wow're one busy lady! The website is looking fab....conrats!! Lovely card today (as always!). xx Jenny xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a great card for a fella, I love the bike stamp & the stripey papers. A beautiful pic of all your lovely creations & of course your sisters too. I'm not surprised that people stopped by as you've set it out a treat.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Invites!!!

and I really love that bike wheel card and the awesome papers that match, really awesome!!!

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Oh my this is fabulous, I love the dramatic effect and vibrant colours. The addition of red is perfect.


Sarn said...

Love this card as it's always more difficult to make cards for males!

So pleased you enjoyed your Wedding Fayre.

Gonna check out Shirley's instructions later too, so thanks for the link.

Hugs, Sandra

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

your new site is lovely Jules, I also went and had a little look see at the blog where you have your photos posted. STUNNING, what bride wouldn't want you designing and making her wedding do such beautiful work.

Your first comment on my blog didn't save, but I got your second one!

Hope all is well in the House of Hearts.
Kasey ~ in Oz

coops said...

fantastic male card jules.the image is fab and i love the striped paper :D
just taken a look at yout new website, it looks fabulous, so professional :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

Hi Jules, Glad your weekend went well.Your exhibition table looks stunning. You'll be fighting off the orders. Loving the samples - no expense spared - pure luxury.Beautiful bags that your Sister creates.Crafty family! Website fab. So talented.Great card for male or female into bikes.Fab colours and idea. Have a fun crafting day.Love Debbie x

Sandy said...

Love the card! Have a friend who would surely appreciate the 'tire'! Your wedding blog is gorgeous. Good luck with it:)

Tara Cardwell said...

The new website looks fantastic - as did your stall at the fair. I always thought the best pitch to have was next to a cake stall - the free samples always keep the grooms hanging around I find!

Your bike card is brilliant - I must look out for that stamp its so useful.

Tara x

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey Jules~
One great birthday card for your son, and just love your table with all those stationary... what great projects - awesome work....

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lovin your table hun it looks fab all your wedding stationary is great!!
Your website looks really professional hunnie WTG you
hugs shell xx

coldwaters2 said...

Gosh Jules that is one awesome card the image, colours and design are superb, so is your the picture of your stand.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

Wow what a cool card, love the image and the clean style of your your, just perfect for the male... and your display table looks so beautiful and elegant. Hugs xx

MagsB said...

Incredible card! What a fabulous image for a biker (or an ex-biker like me -we had dry rot and I had to sell my cute Honda 125 to pay for repairs, still sad after 30 years!!!)

what a wonderful display in your photo, too! I'm keeping everything crossed for your wedding business!

luv, Mags x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your monochrome boys card but your wedding table at the fayre is BEAUTIFUL. If I wasn't already married - I would absolutely be using your services! Those bags of your sisters are gorgeous too! What a lovely display! Hugs, Lesley