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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.

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Monday, 23 November 2009

PENNY BLACK CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CHALLENGE

Hi Everyone

It seems ages since I was here last because I have been doing so much.

I spent a lovely time away with my hubby over the weekend - we stayed with two special friends and had a lovely meal out on Saturday and a good old "catch up".

On the way home on Sunday our friends drove partway back with us and we all stopped off at a huge shopping centre at Bristol and can you believe it - I managed loads of Christmas shopping all in one store - no trawling around different shops!! (Thank you Mr Lewis for having just the right things).

I then managed a "very quick" trip into Hobbycraft - and I really was quick - just as I promised hubby I would be!! (I can be a good girl sometimes).

Today I have been busy creating special makes that I cannot share just yet and I have had a lovely trip to the dentist.

I needed a filling replacing because the old one was "leaking".. .. .. whatever that means. Lucky me .. .. .. and I am now only just thawing out from 3.00pm!!! I don't think I have ever been so frozen in all my life. It was a lower back tooth that was the culprit but nearly the whole of the left side of my face was numb - even my ear and up into the temple of my head. I was a bit worried in case it didn't wear off as it was lasting so long!! (My lovely hubby said that I must have been given an elephants dose!!) I chose not to take offence. LOL!!

I needed to post some wedding stationery off to Australia after the dentist and that proved interesting - trying to talk with only half a mouth working properly!!

Anyway, all's well that ends well - I am back to normal now and have my Penny Black Challenge card to share. This week is a very special week over at Penny Black so make sure you have a little look:


My creation used:

Image: Penny Black 1505H "Wishes for Kisses"
Sentiment: The Unmounted Stamp Company XM-GR-07 "Happy Kissmas"
Backing Paper: Papermania
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: "Snow"
Spellbinders Nestabilities "Large Deckled Rectangles"
Snowflake Brad: Sparkle Burst Brad from Karen Foster Design
Diamond Stickles
Brads from the stash box

So that is all for today folks. I hope you have had a good day and thanks for calling by my blog.

Love Jules xx

18 comments:

Littleted62 said...

Wow, this is a real Christmas cutie - love the image and that snowflake is stunning. Nicki, xx

Sally H said...

Ahhh! Such a lovely cute card! Glad to hear you have recovered from your trip to the dentist. They aren't my favourite people...necessary, but that doesn't mean we have to like them!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules wow a busy weekend hun and well done you for being able to do lots of shopping in one shop!!!

Great card hun I love the deckled edge to your nestie it looks fab

enjoy the rest of your week

Emma xxx

craftimamma said...

Mr Blogger seems to be playing up a bit tonight and wouldn't let my comment go through so I'm trying once more. What I said was -

Aww, aint they just too cute for words. I love 'em!

Lesley Xx

Tammi said...

Jules so glad you had a good time away! :) This card is SOOO CUTE! Love the hedgie image and cute place to put the heart! ~Hugs

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love that litte sentiment, off to have a look at that stamp site. Your fault if I spend too much!!

Jackie
xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Such a cute card Jules.
Clare x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Hi, Jules.. That's a lovely card! The snowflake is utterly gorgeous! (And other bits, as well, of course! ;o)

Glad you had such a lovely weekend.

Hugs,
Chris xx

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, and what a super snowflake you've added, looks fab.
Hope you've now recovered from the numbness with that tooth, fillings are horrible, I feel for you. Lucky you with the Xmas shopping, wish mine had gone so smoothly!!

Kath said...

gorgeous card as always Jules and I love that image...one of my favourites...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...good luck in the draw and thanks for reminding me I have the dentist on Thursday....big hugs kath xxxx

Natalie said...

Gorgeous card Jules, great sentiment too. x

Beryl said...

This is gorgeous. Love the torn effect round the image. Hope you've got all your feelings back now.
Beryl xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

This card is gorgeous Jules, love the colours and image. How do you get such great clear pictures all mine are dull , endless rain in the north. janex

shellshearer said...

Oh that is soooooooo cute ...I love it...hope your mouth is feeling better now

hugs shell xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, adorable Hedgie.
luv
Debby

Pauline C said...

Wow Jules this is fabulous! beautiful image and I adore your unusual sentiment. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC blog hop and for entering my candy - good luck!
Pauline x

tracie said...

Oh this is gorgeos Jules, love this adorable image and the beautiful snowflake...Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC, good luck with my candy
hugs
Tracie :)x

LavenderCards said...

cute card
K