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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, 25 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Get me .. .. a bit early tonight .. .. I doubt it will last!!  LOL!!!

Today is the 25th of the month which means Rudolph Day as instigated by my lovely blog buddy Sandra .. though due to her current good news she actually brought her Rudolph Day forward so you will need to back track a little to see Sandra's lovely Christmas make.

No Rudolph on Rudolph Day but I do have a leaping deer.  Such a fabby and quick image to use because it doesn't require any colouring!!

I used it last time for one of my Happy Handy Hippo makes using a brown Memento Ink Pad .. .. but today I have embossed it in gold.

Not sure how well the embossing shows up .. .but I am well pleased with it.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3057K" Leaping Deer
Sentiment:  Stampendous! Cling Stamp "Family Season"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Gold Embossing Powder
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and cord from the Stash Box

So that is me for today and I am hoping that being early will mean I have time for a good old blog catch up this evening.



Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Denise and Louise said...

This looks fantastic Jules. Love the Papermania papers too - they really suit this image.
Denise xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous Jules. Wonderful stamp and my favourite Christmas papers, you just can`t go wrong.
Lynne xxx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the nail heads!!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the backing papers.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, this is beautiful! The gold embossing is perfect with the rich colours of the papers. xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous image and backing paper here Jules,very

Louise said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules, really lovely. The gold embossing has worked so well. x

Carol said...

Fabulous card Jules, loving the backing papers. Carol x

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous, elegant card Jules, I love the gorgeous papers and the golden deer is perfect! But where's the heart? Is it on the paper? :)

Jenny said...

This gorgeous image really suits gold embossing powder...I can imagine it looks even better in real life :) Beautiful traditional colours in the papers too.
Jenny x

Debs M said...

very elegant looking x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossed deer and the verse.
Kathleen x

Beryl K said...

Stunning card Jules, love your deer
Beryl x

Jennifer said...

Hi Jules. Wow this is so stunning and sophisticated. Love the rich colours xx Jenny xx

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - Gorgeous card and the gold shows up beautifully x Susan x

Cynthia said...

LOVE the deer image. Gorgeous colors--such a regal-looking card!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...


Super card. Love EVERYTHING about it.


Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Jules, using DP from one of my favourite packs too. I find anything metallic is hard to photograph at it's best too ... either looks dull or you get a glare. Anyway, your reindeer looks beautiful and I love the sentiment. Elizabeth x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love the backing papers.

Janette said...

Lovely card Jules, very classy and i love the colour theme. Janette x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card the deer....Stunning....
Hugs sylvie

Anesha said...

Beautiful card. :)

coops said...

wow i love this jules.stunning image and the design and colours are fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is stunning a perfect creation hugs pops x x x

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, beautiful image and my favourite papers!
Have just had a catch up, didn't realise I had missed so much! (I have been a bad blogger)
All beautiful creations as usual.

Liz, said...

Beautiful rich colours, love it!

Liz x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the reindeer!
hugs shell xx

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Jules, I love the colours.
Hugs Jacee

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules, lovely colours!
Helen x

Mags said...

Stunning card! What lovely vintage papers, and the leaping deer is fabulous!

luv, Mags x

Rachel x said...

That's a beautiful deer, Jules, and the embossing looks great with the gorgeous vintagey colour tones in the papers!! :)
hugs, Rachel x

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Jules that image, the papers and colours give such a warm feeling inside, love it.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

This is just beautiful Jules. I'm a huge fan of Penny Black but I've got enough of them to last me a lifetime. Doesn't stop me wanting this one though!!! Love the papers, very elegant card.