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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.

Friday, 14 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Sorry I didn't get to share anything with you yesterday .. .. it is a busy old House of Hearts at the moment.

But so I don't let you down again today here is a little project I have just finished ready for The Festival tomorrow.  Woo hoo!!  Another special weekend with my lovely Sis is nearly here (more about my Sis in a bit).

For now here is my share .. .. and if you can't find the heart I am going to be "VERY" worried LOL!!

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Blooming Sentiments"
Flowers Cut from:  Pink Petticoat "Big Fella Collection"
X-Cut Flower Punch
Josy Rose:  Gems
Frame and Mount from Dunelm

I am quite pleased with how this has turned out so am contemplating making just one more .. .. then if I don't sell them there will be one for my lovely Sis and one for me.

So now round to my lovely Sis.

You might remember that I mentioned her new website earlier this week.  Well there were problems with her server the day it was all due to be finalised .. .. but at midnight last night I got a message to say it was now live, up and running.  Woo hoo Joey .. .. I love it!! xx

If you fancy a little look at the lovely fabby creations my Sis has been making then her website link is always at the top of my sidebar .. . but today it is here too in celebration of her hard work.  Just click on her fabby artwork below.

It would be lovely if you had time to have a little look and leave her some feedback here.  I think she is attaching a blog to the website later .. .. .. we will have to wait and see .. .. but for now I am just mega excited for her and very proud to call her my Sis.

She lives in an old Chapel that has been split into a number of separate little homes .. .. and Joey has the original chapel doors as her entrance (which you can just about see in some of her pictures) .. .. her front door key is humongous and very heavy!!!

I'll try to give you an up-date as to how the weekend is going with a few pictures.

Have a good one everyone.  I hope the sun shines for you and you manage to find a bit of crafty time!



Roma said...

Gorgeous Jules !

I think you will sell them no problem Jules they are really pretty

i am away to have a look at your sister's site
have a great weekend x

Roma said...

Wow i love the black & white penny bag on your sister's site ,i may have to put an order in for xmas x

Sarn said...

Morning Jules . . . today's make is TOTALLY STUNNING.

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.

Tara Cardwell said...

Oh that's bound to sell Jules - it's GORGEOUS!

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful creation, love the use of the flowers to make the heart. :)

Sarah said...

Hi Jules

This project is amazing and so inspirational. I love it. Good luck with your sales tomorrow.

Sarah x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, This is beautiful!! I hope you and your sister do very well tomorrow, she has some lovely bags on her website. Pauline xx

Debs M said...

wow this is gorgeous x

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that is stunning Jules, it must of taken you ages you ink the edges of those tiny flowers. It truly is beautiful and don't think you'll get to bring it home, it will sell for sure!

Will nip over to your Sis's webbie and check out her creations, l wish her lots of luck in launching her website, exciting times for sure.

Have a wonderful weekend with your family and Sister, take care of yourself, big hugs xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous picture - where's the heart?? lol - only kidding!
Your sister's site look fabulous - gorgeous handbags.
Lorraine x

Kath said...

A lovely share today - this is fab. Your sister is very talented.
Kath x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous . what a fabulous idea
Lisa x

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules, I LOVE the design.
Just popping to have a look at your sisters site now...
hugs Sue

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules! This is such a cleaver idea to make a heart with all these pretty little flowers!
I had a look at your sisters site too but didn't know how to leave a comment. So pls tell her from me that her web site is great and I love her bags especially the messenger bags!
Pearl x

Sandy said...

Oh Jules, that is gorgeous!!! Had to read the description to figure out how you made it!! It almost looked like the heart was cut from paper and then ribbon twirled around and secured by the brads! Very lovely!!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow Jules....just visited your sister's site! What fabulous handbags!! I am in love:) How much do you think shipping to Canada would be???

Home sweet home said...

Hi Jules

This is soooo stunning and gorgeous.
I love this very much.

Wish you a lovly weekend:)

Hugs Merethe

Cynthia said...

Ooooo, I love your flower heart! And the saying rocks too!! =D And I popped over to your sister's blog. If money grew on trees in my backyard, I would totally buy every one of her fabulous purses!!! Really gorgeous and so well made!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous project. I love the inked flowers.
Nikki x

Andrea said...

stunning work, what a beautiful creation and such a clever idea I love it

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Lovely little frame with a very true message!

Went to Jo's site, it was a little slow to load and the menu kept disappearing on me while the pictures loaded. It came back though.

Gorgeous bags, I've seen her old site and this one is lovely. It could be that the pics are yet to be loaded, but her wedding bags aren't there and those ones are stunning.

All the best with the fair girls!

Kasey ~ in Oz

MagsB said...

I found the heart! What a pretty picture, and I love the sentiment!

Wow, your Sis is talented! Those bags are just fabulous!

I don't know if Mr Heart follows Cricket as well as Footy, but isn't it great that Derbyshire Cricket Club have earned promotion to the First Division!

Have a good weekend!

love Mags B x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,your sisters bags are delicious,I am sure you and your sister will do very well

Sally said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules & I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding buyers. A brilliant idea, simple but so effective. I nipped over to your sisters site & was very impressed with her work. I hope you do well at the festival.
Sally x

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful creation ... it must have taken forever to punch out all those cute little blossoms but it was well worth the effort. I will certainly pop over and visit your sister's website. How cool to live in a chapel. Good luck at the Festival - I hope you sell everything and return home with a very nice profit for your enterprise - both of you :) Elizabeth xx

Sue B said...

Lol… yes I can see the heart! and wow it's a really beautiful heart Jules !! love the way you've created it… and the sentiment is perfect! :-)
Hope you have a good weekend
Big Hugs
Sue xx

loftylass said...

Love the card Jules - very designer... Peeked in at your sisters site - the bags are gorgeous but I couldn't figure out how to leave a message!!!
I'm sure you will both 'go down a storm' at the Festival this weekend.

Grenouille Greetings said...

I am always so inspired by your creations, Jules, and I am very inspired by this one. It has given me an idea which I hope to remember to have a play with at a later date! Lovely work! And I'm off to visit your sis now. Hugs, Lesley

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules this is so pretty!
Hugs Lynsey x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

good luck to you both at the show, with gorgeous creations like this one you should sell sell sell. janex

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, so pretty and so effective and loving your sister's bags, you are a very talented family!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is just gorgeous so love the colours too, big hugs love Pops x x x

Linby said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Jules.
Off to look at your Sis website.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! You can make one for me to buy too, Jules!! I LOVE this!! How on earth did you have time to make it?

Off to check out your sister's new website.

Hope the festival went well.

Anonymous said...

That is super special Jules, I LOVE this display piecce!!!

I love the tinge of pink of the edge of the punch flowers, fabulous !!!

Hazel Johnson said...

Just had to let you know that I ordered the black & white penny bag on your sister's site on Friday 14 September and have just taken delivery of it this morning Monday 17th September, what great service.
It is absolutely fabulous, excellent value for money and beautifully stitched. Very professional bag, would recommend her to anybody. Hope she does well.
I must also say I love your blog, beautiful creative work, I look forward to finding the hearts. keep up the good work

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules love it! thanks for the inspiration, i have seen your sisters bags before and loved them,your both very talented any more siblings?

cotnob said...

This is stunning Jules, what a fab idea.