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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.

Monday 27 July 2020


Hi Everyone

Thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions on yesterday's face mask.  They were really helpful.

I had to smile when I realised that we are all probably the same .. .. .. squirrelling our favourite things away that we love too much to use. 

I put my mask to good use today when I went out shopping for Mum.  Everyone around town was wearing their masks and I found myself looking to see the different styles and designs.  My favourite was being worn by a young lady and she had a little circle where her nose was and whiskers.  She looked really cute.

A bit late back from Mum so no playtime today .. .. .. so instead I will share a guest book .. .. .. which as you can tell from the date on the front was made as a sample quite a few years ago and has been taken to lots and lots of wedding fayres.

I have made this type of guest book in a vast array of different colours, some where the basic book is white, some where it is ivory and this, which has been the most popular one .. .. kraft

You might think kraft can't be pretty but believe me it can.  

I remember one particular kraft guest book that had the centre done in a very pale ivory which was then stitched onto a lovely rose gold glitter layer followed by a dusky vintage pink.  The hearts were tied with thin pink ribbon instead of twine and all the printed hearts around the edge were replaced with small rose gold glitter hearts .. .. and the large hearts were again the vintage pink and rose gold.  All the writing was done in a lovely deep vintage pink too.

It looked stunning, but sadly I can't share it because it contained personal details of the "happy couple" on the front.  But this gives you a bit of an idea.

So that is me for today.

Teeny tiny Tuesday tomorrow!  Hopefully see you then.


meg said...

The Guest Book is beautiful in kraft,can imagine the other one you described must have been stunning

Kath said...

A lovely Guest Book Jules. I do like kraft, but I don't use it often enough.

Kath x

Aquarius said...

This guest book would be a wonderful memento of a happy day. I'm a fan of kraft card too and it combines well with so many other colours and finishes

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love the Kraft card and the cream together for this gorgeous guest book Jules.

sue xx

Kathleen said...

A really super creation, great design and love how you have done the wording round the edges, very clever.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Jules, I love kraft - it can be pretty and it can also be very elegant.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your Kraft card Guest Book Jules...its so nice to keep these memories of such a wonderful day and something lovely to look back on.


cuilliesocks said...

It's a beautiful and elegant Guest Book, super design, Kate x