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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I am hoping to 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 always 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, 17 June 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week has got off to a good start.

A special post today to show you something that arrived through the post a few days ago from the lovely people at Josy Rose.

How fabby are all of those sequins?  .. .. .. and so many of them.  Lots of great shapes too .. .. stars, multi-sized circles and squares, snowflakes, stars, crescent shapes and even .. .. yes, you guessed it .. .. lovely little hearts LOL!!!

The bag even includes little glittery bits that fall from the sequins when they are punched. Might have to order some of that as I think it would look lovely on my tables at the wedding fayres!  I always steer clear of adding gems and glass bits at the fayres in case a child comes and does something daft with them .. .. but little bits of sequin glitter can't do any harm can it? . .. ..  and it will sparkle beautifully.

I don't know about you but I love seeing how things are made and this little YouTube video here shows you how Josy Rose manufacture their lovely British sequins here in London.  The last surviving makers in the UK. That makes my bag of loveliness feel even more special.

So would you like a lovely big bag all of your own?  One lucky person can have just that.

You don't need to guess how many are in my bag .. .. because that would mean I would have to count them and I don't think I can count that high!

Simply leave me a comment before midnight on Sunday 22nd June with the words "Yes please, can I go into the draw" somewhere in it and I will put your name into a lucky dip draw.  If those words are not in your comment I will assume you do not wish to win the prize .. .. which is fine.  I do understand that not everyone loves the same things as I do.  Any comments received to this post after midnight British Summer Time on Sunday 22nd June won't be included in the draw which will take place on Monday 23rd June by making good use of the unique Mr Heart!!.

It doesn't matter where you live in the world .. .. Josy Rose will post the prize to anywhere so my overseas blog visitors can join in too. You don't need to make anything or follow any rules .. .. if you love pretty sparkly things then that is enough.  Though it would be nice to share the love and let your blog pals know so they can have the chance to win too.

Here is a card I made using a few of my sequins .. .. the centre of the flower looks like a button sequin but I actually used a die to cut one of the larger circles into a button shape .. .. cute or what?!?!?

This used:

Sentiment:  Stampin' Up "Blooming with Kindness"
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper:  "Daydream"
MFT Die-namics:  Blueprints 14
Metallic Cord
White Gel Pen
and a few sequins from my bag of plenty!  LOL!!
If you want to see more clearly some of the lovely sequins that could be in your bag then here is a good place to look at all the different shapes and colours.  Good luck if you decide to enter.  You certainly won't be disappointed if you are the winner.

Beware though, they are a bit addictive to use and I am finding them all over the House of Hearts.  There were four left in the bottom of the bath last night after I let all the water go LOL!!!

Enjoy your day everyone.



Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules a lovely design and two beautiful colours...Wow thats what you call a bag full of sparkly bits....


Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, how lucky are you? - and what a lovely big bag of sequins too. No need to include me in the draw - I'm already a convert and have a box full of enough sparkle to tempt a flock of magpies :) Your card is lovely - the flower is gorgeous and what a good idea to cut a button out of a sequin :) Enjoying the remarkably good weather here in Scotland right now, hope it is as good for you and your brides where you are. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

sally said...

Wow! That would require an awful lot of counting!!! Hard enough to summon the energy to sort them out if you even wanted to never mind any thing else...


Audrey Harris said...

Yes please put me in the draw. Loving what you are doing with your sequins and all of your cards such inspirations.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is a brilliant card Jules - love the colour combo.. and yes please stick me name in the hat! (Cos a girl can never have too many sparkly bits.... LOL) Have a great week x

Sarah said...

What a pretty card Jules, great colours and love Blueprints 14!! Sequins in the bath eh!!? and "Yes please can I do in the draw"? Thanks ever so xx

Nikki C said...

Wow that is a lot of sequins and "Yes please, can I go into the draw"
and you card turned out wonderful using all those different types :)
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Sue said...

WOW! A big bag of sparkly fun, I would love the chance to win them, I may even share them with my daughter who makes cards too!
Your card is wonderful. I love the image, gorgeous papers and beautiful detailing. The button cut sequin looks fabulous!
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Jules and love your design and beautiful colour that

karen paulmonkey said...

yes please can I go into the draw?Thanks x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Jules, I love your papers.
I really think you should count the sequins so we can have a real 'guess how many are in the bag' competition - it shouldn't take that long!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules that is one impressive bag of sparkly bits, they look gorgeous.
Lovely card and design and colours are terrific, love the flowers, hugs Kate x

Hazel said...

Your card is lovely Jules, that's some bag of sparkles. Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Your card is lovely Jules, that's some bag of sparkles. Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Your card is lovely Jules, that's some bag of sparkles. Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Your card is lovely Jules, that's some bag of sparkles. Hazel xx

Hazel said...

Your card is lovely Jules, that's some bag of sparkles. Hazel xx

Crafting Queen said...

Super card!

Carole x said...

Nice card Jules good to see you back on form missed you last week . "Yes please, can I go into the draw" I would love to win you goody bag. Bit disappointed you are not going to count them :) xx

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules,
Once again another stunning card. Love how you have used some of the sequins.
Man! that is one BIG bag of goodies, very impressive
Enjoy what's left if the evening

Patricia x

Rich James said...

Yes please, can I go into the draw - I stumbled across this blog after a recommendation and I think your cards are inspirational and look great. I'd love to have a go at making my own.

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card! I love how you have used the sequins!
Yes please can I go in the draw to win.
Hugs Lynsey x

Kathleen said...

Wow what a collection, wonder how long it will take you to use them.
I was very tempted to say yes please but only the snowflakes, as I thought it was you that was going to split the bag but I am trying to use up a lot of my sparkly items and not getting very far.
Great post though.

Kath x

Janice said...

Wow, that is a bag and a half of gorgeous goodies! I love your card and how you've decorated it.
"Yes please, can I go into the draw", I would love to own that bagful. Thank you for the chance to win.

Emma Sheppard said...

Hiya Jules, ooh what a lovely bag of sparkles! Yes please, can I go into the draw?! Left in the bottom of the bath though?! Ha ha that may be TMI x
I love the way you've used the sequins in your card, and even die-cut one, it looks fab.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog too.
Have a good week, Emma x

Rosietoes said...

Jules your card is gorgeous and I love that you pop a heart into each of your creations. Your enthusiasm shows in each and every one. :) I'm not such a bling fan but I'm sure whoever receives this bag of twinkly gorgeousness will be in raptures! :) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today. It is much appreciated. x Edna x

Linny said...

what a wonderful amount of sparkly! Yes please, I would love to go into the draw. The magpie in me needs these.!
Love the card and how you used the sparkles. Linda x

Karen said...

Ooooh what a delightful bag of bling!!! I just love it too so you're not on your own getting excited about sequins!! "Yes please, can I go into the draw"
Thanks, Karen x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Yes please can i go in the Draw.... What a bumper bag..... Your card is gorgeous as always.....
Just received my flower loom... I had given up.... So will have to look how to you use it?
Hugs Sylvie xxxxx

Nannieflash said...

Oh my Jules dont drop that bag they will go everywhere, lots of fabulous sequins and the winner will love them.
Your card is just beautiful, love the design the way youve woven the twine through the punched holes are fabulous. As always the heart is on the card to. A stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow lot of sparkly goodies in that big bag... I would love to purchase something like that, but US dollars from any foreign country is like taking both arms and legs, LOL. I just purchased a die that I wanted for a very long time that was out of stock and what would be 17.49 for E price cost me 30.18 US dollars.
Anyhow love how you used them on your pretty card....

Whisper said...

OMG how many sequins !!

Oooo what a super card, great layout and good use of those sequins too, Luv Sam x

Molecraft said...

Love your card Jules totally fab and your sequins look gorgeous!
Helen x

Brenda said...

Yes, please can I go into the draw? I love, love this card Jules and I love how you die cut one of the sequins for the flower center-very clever of you. I must say that bag of sequins is just glorious!! lol I can't believe all the shapes in there nor how big it is!! Looks like millions of sequins, glad you didn't have to count them!! Yikes! lol Hugs, Brenda

Carole Z said...

What a fab bag off sparkle Jules! "Yes please, can I go into the draw"!!!! Love your card, the layout is gorgeous as are the lush to look at the video now, hugs Carole Z X

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is stunning, hugs Pops x x x

Hettie said...

Clever use of your lovely looong sequins. You clever bunny.
Yes please, can I go into the draw!
I am having a good week. It was me birthday yesterday and I did a lickle bit of celebrating! Hic!

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Loving the bag of sparkle and yes please, can I go in the draw. A girl can never have too much bling in her drawers.

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Jules. What a fab bag of goodies! Yes pls to enter me in the draw. It would wonderful to have my own bag of goodies. Thanks for the opportunith.

Jocelyn x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules oh sparkley stuff yes please put in the draw sorry haven't been round been busy with one thig and another
Great card as always
Jacki x

Jacki Daniels said...

Hi Jules oh sparkley stuff yes please put in the draw sorry haven't been round been busy with one thig and another
Great card as always
Jacki x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Hi Jules, Long time no comments from me, BUT, I have been checking out your fab designs and as always getting lots of inspiration. I like the colour combo on this card, such a gorgeous flower too.
What a lovely idea to share some of your sparkly sequins.
Yes please can I go into the draw.

Love Sheila x

chrissie said...

Yes please can I go in the draw. My mind is already woirking overtime thinking what I could do with all the sparkly bits if I was lucky enough to win! Thank you.