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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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 1 July 2012


Hi Everyone

Well I thought I wasn't going to make it today .. .. .. I have spent nearly all day on washing duties and magazine work.

I was determined to do all of both today and it has taken me well into the evening.

I decided I had better spend some time with hubby and came downstairs to spend time with him and guess what?!?!?  The football had started. 

Not much point even being in the same room really so I went back upstairs and had a quick play with my snippets so I could take part in Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge and also Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge.

Now this month Sandra has been really tough and is asking for 6 of something.  Well no way did I have time to do six cards so it has had to be six gift tags (and very basic they are too .. .. but they used up the snippets and let's face it they will only end up in the bin come Christmas day!!  LOL!!).

So here are my little makes:

6 hearts for you to find tonight LOL!!!

If you see me again this week it will be a miracle.  A heavy wedding week is on the cards in the House of Hearts .. .. so it is a case of "I'll see you when I see you".

Take care everyone and have a good week.



...the yorkshire fox... said...

...gorgeous Christmas cuties Jules...loVe these little tags, it'll be only a few more months and we'll be in the thick of it for halloween & Christmas...Mel :)

Sarn said...

Ooh Jules . . . loving your tags. I particuarly like the way you've punched out elements from some of them. Super use of your snippets too. Found a heart on all but 1 of them!

Thanks for playing along with my "tough" challenge this month, especially when you're so busy.

Hoping you get through your busy week and aren't too frazzled at the end.

Sarn xxx

Nikbee said...

Fabulous tags. I love the mix of kraft and other papers.
Nikki x

Janette said...

Gorgeous tags Jules, luv the kraft card you've used. I have just made a small concertina tag book using a heart theme, it can be used for a wedding or an anniversary.
Dont work too hard this week. Janette xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous tags Jules. If I got one of those on a pressy I wouldn`t throw it in the bin.
Lynne xxx

Unknown said...

they are stunning, love the way you manage hearts

judie xx

Sue B said...

Aww these are really sweet Jules! Love the gorgeous papers and embellies!!
Hope you're having a nice evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

xxcalamityxx said...

I love making tags and these are fab

xxcalamityxx said...

I love making tags and these are fab

Anonymous said...

They are stunning Jules and l certainly wouldn't throw them away if they were on my pressie Crimbo morn! I've found nearly all the hearts but struggling with one of them :)

Your workload sounds exhausting, l'm tired just thinking about it. Hope you have a successful week and that you don't burn yourself out!

Take care xx

M said...

These are great - love the colour choices! M x

Debs M said...

wow love these x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules love them!!!!beautiful!

Hettie said...

Very pretty tags there Jules. And six presents are going to look so pretty with these on them. They are not pathetic in the least!!

MagsB said...

Sweetie, I bet these don't end up in the bin, I bet they're kept and treasured, because they are lovely!

Have a happy week with lots of successful wedding work!

Take care - love, Mags B x

Victoria said...

Found them! Hurrah! I think these fabulous krafty tags would make anyone smile on Christmas Day, bin or no bin (sounds like a crafty version of Deal or No Deal, doesn't it?)

Cynthia said...

These are soooo cute, Jules. I love anything + kraft. Have a great week!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh no! I don't need to be making Christmas things already do I? These tags are just fab!!! Hugs, Lesley

Anonymous said...

awesome tags Jules, love the kraft with the patterns, fabulouso!!!

Lorraine said...

I think they look brilliant. Is that a black heart on the black snowflake??
Lorraine x

Beryl said...

Great tags and they'll come in very handy when wrapping pressies. Hope you manage to get through the coming hectic week unscathed.
Beryl xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Fabulous selection of tags Jules! Some lovely layouts.

Margie said...

No way will these end up in the bin Jules - they are just too gorgeous! Came here from the Pink Petticoat blog and pleased to find you. Wish you had a "follow by e-mail" option as I can't seem to get away with Google Friend Connect.

Irene said...

Stunning tags Jules, - Love the non traditional colours.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules love your Xmas tags, they are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

coops said...

gorgeous tags jules.the designs are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card ... I started to comment last night .. Then it turned into an essay.... I was rambling on ...... As we Girlies do .....
Sylvie xxx

Anonymous said...

Brilliant tags Jules, love them! Have found all but one of those pesky hearts, lol!
Helen x

Mrs A. said...

Think I have found all 6 of them! Great little tags. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Brilliant tags Jules - I spotted all the hearts too :) Sniggering here.

I certainly would never throw one of these little beauties out though!

Been offline while IT here sorts things out, so ironing got done at least :) Di xx

Jenny said...

Hi Jules...whoa I've missed so much, sorry I haven't been to visit in just got busy as you came off your blog break and is slowly calming down now!!
I've had a flick back through your cards and I love your mini series each week on a theme..yummy wedding cake and a very cute baby card in the number one slot :0)
Enjoyed seeing pictures of your sewing machine...they don't make them like they used too!!
These tags are gorgeous, Kraft is a great colour to use for Christmas :0)
Jenny x

P.S Mr Hearts bread looked very good :0)


I definitely wouldn't put any of these in the bin Jules - that would be sacrilege! You say they are basic - I say they are gorgeous. So much beautiful detail and lots of thought has gone into these little beauties. I love them!

Good luck with all those wedding cards - Hugs, Sylvia x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creations hun, fab use of ya scraps!
Hugs Shell xx

rosie said...

fab tags Jules. you always know how to confuse me with the heart never mind trying to find 6!! I will be on all week!
fab embellishments on all of the tags.
great colours.

thanks for the kind words on my blog x

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, have I really only been away from blogland for two weeks Jules?!! So many beautiful makes in such a short space of time. I love the idea of themes for a week.

Amanda said...

Great tags Jules, looks like you are getting head for Christmas, I think it s the winter weather making us want to make Christmas stuff. Hugs, Amanda x

mags said...

Gorgeous tags Jules. These will look lovely adorning the presents at christmas. Just going to check out what you have been up to while I was away.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous gift tags Jules. So good I would hate to give them away. A bit like papers we all have = so good you can't bear to cut into them. Love Sharon. x

Sarah said...

Great tags Jules! A fab way of using up all your scraps!

Sarah x

Denise said...

Fantastic set of tags.
Denise xx

Darnell said...

These are fantastic! I can't find all six hearts, darn.

Gillian R said...

Love those tags, not something I have done myself, but these just might inspire me to give them a go