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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, 15 December 2009


Hi Everyone

Well I haven't had chance to play along with the Penny Black challenges for the last couple of weeks so I decided it was time to make amends.

The theme this week is "Red and Gold". I have lots of Christmas cards still to make and so what better colours could I use.

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image: Penny Black 1506J "Just Wishing You ..."
Sentiment: Woodware JGCL502 "Christmas Ribbon Tree"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat "Fairy Lights"
Nestabilities: Classic Squares Large
Sizzix Die: Stars #2
Nail Heads: Josy Rose
Glamour Dust
Cord from the stash box

Progress has been made today on the Christmas front - I have actually managed to wrap some Christmas presents and get them lined up in their carrier bags ready for delivery/collection. Still a long way to go .. .. .. and there aren't many more sleeps left!!!!

Love Jules xx


Sally H said...

Very cute and lovely! I am still making cards and writing them!

Debs said...

Hi Jules
Another beautiful creation.
I too have been busy wrapping pressies today and I also have them bagged up and ready to be distributed. If only I could be as organised with my own personal Christmas cards lol!!! Still got most of the family ones to do - don't think it would go down too well to send shop bought ones lol!!!
Hope all well with you & yours.
Take care
Debs xx

Beryl said...

Love this hedgie image. Gret card too.
beryl xx

Mandy said...

Jules your card is gorgeous hun, so sweet and fab layout
hugs Mandy xx

lisa said...

Hi Jules

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you have left me, I really appreciate them. I've been having a return visit and love your beautiful creations, there really are some lovely cards.
I loved your answers for your recent award too, some of the best I've seen for this.
Will be back again soon.


scrapperjulia said...

Very pretty! Love the stripes and the star and of course the hedgehog!

craftimamma said...

What better colours indeed Jules. I love these PB hedgies they are just so cute and you always do them justice on your cards.

Things are definitely not going to plan over here but that's mainly because I keep deviating from it. It's a good job I'm not cooking Christmas dinner this year (my Daughter's turn) or I think we'd end up eating on Boxing Day.

Lesley Xx

Lesley Xx

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Very cute Jules!
Clare x

Kath said...

gorgeous card as always jules and hey you have made more progress than me...haven't any pressies to wrap yet......thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC.....hugs kath xxxxxx

Steph said...

Aww so sweet! I love your star with the heart! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas! x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Love the way you've carried on the stream of stars.. Very effective! Cute image.

Chris xx

Jacee said...

Super cute card Jules and thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, our new little grandson has definatly stolen our hearts, he's really scrummmy!

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules what a gorgeous card, I love your image hes really cute, and its beautifully coloured as well. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I adore those hedgie images, great colouring =D

tracie said...

Hi ya Jules, oh wow love your adorable card...this hedgie is so sweet. Well you've made more progress than me pressie wrapped and still more cards to
Thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC
Tracie :)x