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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, 31 May 2019


Hi Everyone

I hope all is well with you and if not that things improve very quickly.

All busy again here these last few days, after what was probably a rather "too" relaxing bank holiday weekend .. .. but you have to charge your batteries up at some stage don't you?

No crafting that I can share at the moment as things are going up a gear on the wedding front, so this is a scheduled post today which gives a peep at just a few of the creations I put together for the latest issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine.

I worked on a commission to use ribbon in 10 different ways .. .. and here are some of them .. .. which range from simple bow tying, pleating between layers of card, twisting inside a shaker element and even the odd french knot here and there.  I came up with other ways but these were perhaps my favourites:

So that is me for today.

I would imagine that as this goes live I will be gathering all my wedding samples, table plans and colour charts together ready for meeting up with a sparkly new couple later today.  If only we had "just one more room" where I could simply display everything rather than keep putting everything away and getting it out again.  But never mind .. .. there are far worse problems to have .. .. and running up and downstairs with everything is a good bit of exercise!

Have a great weekend when it arrives everyone .. .. and I hope there is some crafty time somewhere in it for you.  I am looking for lots and lots of it over the course of mine .. .. along with some sunshine!!


Aunty Sue said...

Jules these are brilliant I just adore that top one so very clever. Must hunt and see if i have anything suitable. Have a good week

Kath said...

Beautiful cards Jules - some great ways to use ribbon. I hope all goes well with your wedding couple.
Kath x

Carole said...

Lovely makes from that very clever lady! :) xx

cuilliesocks said...

WOW Jules, what fabulous creative cards, all are beautifully designed, but I love the first card with the ribbon making the waves, just brilliant, Kate x x

Enny said...

Wow, such beautiful card Jules, I can't wait to see all of them in the magazine ! The weatherman promised warm and sunny weather this weekend, I do hope that you can enjoy it also ! Hugs, Enny

cotnob said...

A super collection of cards Jules, some very original ways of using ribbon - I especially like the waves and seaweed.
Have a good weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Aquarius said...

What an interesting idea and you've certainly found some varied ways of using ribbon.

Kathleen said...

Three lovely creation, especially the first card, just love the way you have done the waves and what a brilliant sentiment too.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Love your cards Jules. As always, fab designs. Right up my street, living only a few minutes from a beautiful beach. I haven't seen a mermaid yet though!! Hope to get to the beach for a walk tomorrow. Have a lovely weekend and try to fit a bit of crafting in! Big hugs, Carol S.xx

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Jules, love the waves the most, such an effective use of ribbon xx

Brenda said...

OMGosh Jules, what great ways to use ribbon on cards! I love your ideas and I love these cards. That first one, the turtle one is my absolute favorite one. I love, love, love that one. I also think using ribbon in a shaker is such a fun idea too, never ever would have thought of that one, must less the turtle one. lol You rock my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Whisper said...

Oooo so many different ways to use ribbon, I'm liking the way you have used it to make waves, truly inspirational hun, Luv Sam x

Ile said...

very nice Jules