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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, 28 September 2021


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday

I hope everyone's week is off to a good start .. .. .. and your cars have adequate supplies of fuel.  

Our weekend was brilliant with all the family home.  My little nest was full again .. .. just for a little while.

I was very good and shared the fun by calling round to my Sister (she was as excited as I was to see everyone) and we sat out in the sunshine with a cuppa, catching up on everyone's news.  We also visited Mum .. .. .. so I wasn't greedy!  I shared all the happy vibes that everyone was giving off. 

We fitted so much in that I can't believe it really.

So now all of us are back in our own homes, but with extra memories crammed into our hearts and brains.  

I promised myself that I wasn't going to sulk once it was all over, but was going to simply be super grateful that the London Kids were happy to travel all that way so we could all be together.

Back into the old routine now though and I have lots of cards and projects to work on. Never a dull moment here.

My day started with a little batch of teeny tiny thank you cards .. .. .. which for anyone new to my blog measure a whole 3.5 inches square:

These used:

Image and Backing Paper:  Whimsy Dreams Clipart "Blue Fairy Meadow"
Sentiment:  LOTV "Spring Mix "
Glitter Paper
My Trusty Sewing Machine

That just leaves me to make four teeny, tiny envelopes now.

So back to it now and hopefully this evening will see me start to catch up with my blog commenting again. 


Carole said...

I love these the blue and white and the design with a touch of sparkle. Super! xx

cuilliesocks said...

So pleased you all had a lovely weekend Jules, bet you all had so much to catch up on.
I love your little cards, the colours and design are so pretty, Kate x

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Wow this is so elegant! Love the blue flowers and the glitter stripe. Awesome!
Hugs, Mariann

meg said...

A beautiful set of Thank You cards,so pleased to read that you all had a wonderful weekend,take care Meg xx

anne said...

These are beautiful Jules, the image and the shade of blue is just so pretty.
Anne x

HilaryJane said...

These are so lovely, I am always drawn to small cards, I think they are the best. I have no idea how people manage to make giant 8x8 cards! Perfect stitching too. So glad your weekend went well xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Jules,

Sounds like your weekend was a happy family day.
We are hoping for a gathering next week, a long drive for us, about just over 300 miles.

Hope we don't get held up with the protesters on the motorway!!

Love and hugs,
Carol xxxx

Carol S. said...

Forgot to tell you Jules, I do love your tiny card!! Pretty flowers and a lovely design, Carol xxxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful batch of Thank you cards Jules, I love the colour you used.

Sue xx

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards are beautiful!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful, loving the stunning project you make and the lovely colour used. xx

Lisa xx said...

Oooh these look delightful.

How lovely to have the family together...we have had several family birthdays in September which have involved get-togethers and ut really has been joyous

Aquarius said...

Error message from Blogger so my comment may have disappeared. Love these pretty little cards, so dainty. Pleased to hear your weekend went well. I had a lovely one too, seeing two new great grandsons (one for the first time)

cotnob said...

Such a pretty teeny tiny card Jules, a sweet topper, I like the delicate flowers and lovely blues.
It sounds like you had a super weekend, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed having the family around you again and managed to share them, I bet your Mum loved seeing everyone.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Pauline C said...

Beautiful cards Jules - so pretty. Glad you had a lovely reunion weekend. Wish I could get brave but I'm still too scared to really get close to people and/or go out to restaurants etc. ... not seen my husband's elderly aunt since Christmas 2019. Still so much Covid around I feel nervous due to being clinically vulnerable yet everyone else now seems to be back to normal - even people who are very vulnerable!! Where I live only 69% of people have had any vaccine which doesn't help as they can be merrily passing it around! Guess I'll just have to take my chances eventually but i don't think life is really going to be the same for a long time yet. xx

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love it. Glad you had a lovely time with your family. Anesha

JanR said...

These are beautiful! I adore the colours and the sparkle.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a fab way to refill your "happy"!! What gorgeous thank you cards Jules xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous Cards Jules! So good to hear you had a great time with all the family! We haven't seen Meg and Grant for a month as Meg has been writing her dissertation. Hoping to see them next week as she hands it in on Wednesday!