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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.


Sunday, 24 October 2010


Hi Everyone

I am a bit earlier today .. .. .. lots to fit into today so I thought I would share a creation with you nice and early.. .. .. ..  plus, if you have time, it will give you more time to play along with the challenge if you fancy the look of it.

Beautiful weather here.  It started with a nice crisp frost which has disappeared to leave sunshine and a lovely blue sky .. .. but a bit of a cold breeze.

My share today is for a challenge which has only recently started.  The Bee Crafty Challenge.  I didn't get the chance to play along last week .. .. but this week there is a lovely sketch to follow.  I don't know about you but I love working to sketches.  It removes some of the thinking for me LOL!!!

Here is my creation

and this is the sketch which needed following (of course I could have flipped it but I loved it just the way it was).


My card used:

Image: Penny Black "3917J" Welcome PartySentiment:
Great Impressions "B154" From All of Us
Sentiment: Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL031" Traditional Christmas
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Star Dust Stickles
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Cord from the stash box

So that is me for today.

Have a lovely Sunday.  Hopefully I will get chance to do a bit of blog visiting this evening and see what you have all been up to.



Little K Smith said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the sweet image and a great layout too!
Have a lovely Sunday :)

Pumpy said...

A really beaut card, you do some lovely work. Me I wonder around with my head in the sand all day, I must work. xxxxx

Doreen said...

Hello Jules
This is just gorgeous, I love the backing papers and the image is

Dawn said...

Jules, this is adorable hon. Love the colours, the image, the whole card & of course the heart!!! x

scalder said...

Great take on the sketch Jules! Cute card for a family with kids OR even grown-up 'kids':)

Mervi said...

Beautiful card and such a cute image of course!!!
Lovely and elegant base.
Thanks for your kind wishes, I'm ok;-))m

Carrie said...

Aww I love this!!!! The image is stunning!! x

jules said...

wow just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super fun and happy card. Love that sketch must check that out. janex

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, that is one cute image!

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Jules, Great card - Love the image with the little creatures with their stockings. Trish x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hunnie, just love that image...great take on that sketch!
hugs shell xx

Julie-Ann said...

Thank you so much for joining in our challenge @ Bee Crafty. This is a fabby card ...
Julie-Ann xx

Di said...

Great layout to work from, love your version. Can't beat the penny black christmas stamps.Love the noel backing paper. Di.x

Vixx handmade cards said...

Super card Jules!, what a cute image and love the papers too,
hugs Vicky xx

Tracy said...

Very cute Jules, and I love the sentiment and it suits your image perfectly.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Whisper said...

Oh super card hun and one of the few 'doggy' xmas images i don't have !!! and you are right a fabby sketch too, Luv Sam x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Jukes. What a lovely card and a really cute image. Hope you've had a lovely weekend!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.great image and love your layout and the fab noel paper :D

xx coops xx

Delphine said...

Another fantastic card, Jules! I love the image, so cute, the great papers and this red and brown combo! Hugs Delphine xx

xGemmax said...

Its fantastic hun.....just love everything about it!
hugs and xxx

Anonymous said...

OH I love this, great sketch, gotta love a good sketch, yep helps me with the over-thinking too! heehee

awesome image!

Have a great week!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Jules!

Wow such an adorable card love the image hunn and those papers are fab...

Emma xxx

Juls said...

such a cute fun card, love the layout! Hugs Juls

Nannieflash said...

Morning Jules, what a fabulous sketch and youve created a really gorgeous card with it, I love those characters arnt they sweet. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx