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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.

Saturday 3 November 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have been having a good weekend.  

This Saturday has certainly been a lot calmer than last Saturday when I was up to my neck getting ready for the wedding fayre.

So the Christmas card makes continue and this month the Penny Black Saturday Challenge is looking for "Cute Christmas".   Well most of my Penny Black stamps are "cute" .. .. but this one gets centre stage today!

Love the papers too which I saw this morning on my lovely buddy's blog Doreen.  I fell in love with the snowflake paper (can't think why) .. .. but when I did the download and saw the papers alongside the snowflakes I was totally sold on the paper that looks like a piece of knitting!!!  Love, love, love it and it is in two colourways too!!  Double bonus .. .. thanks Doreen xx  I might even love that more than the snowflakes!!

Anyway, here is my "cute Christmas make":

This used:

Image:  Penny Black  "2988H" Caroling Duck!
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3024F" Xmas Spirit
Backing Paper "Cuddly Buddly" Silent Night
Metallic Cord
Diamond Stickles
Self Adhesive Pearls

and that is it!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my double printing cards from my last two post .. .. I bet you are pleased I gave you a break from it tonight!

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippet make .. .. lots of Christmas snippets hanging around the craft pod!!!  :-)



Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card, love the papers.

Unknown said...

Yes Jules this certainly fits the 'cute' category, and what unique paper that is with the knitting stitches - love it.

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Jules and that little duck is so adorable. Those backing papers are really lovely - will have to pop over to Doreen and take a look!!
Denise xx

Sally H said...

So very cute! Music and ducks - ticks all the boxes for me!

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Jules that image of the duck is adorable and I love the layout. Caroline xxx

MagsB said...

Such a cute image and such fabulous papers! Gorgeous card!

My craft hovel is knee-deep in Christmas at the moment!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, too, I appreciate it! x

love Mags B x

scrappymo! said...

I loved the double printing options but i love this too!!!
I have some ivory cable knit paper...think i will have to resurrect it from the heritage folder it is sitting in...It was one I picked up 15 12x12 sheets for a dollar at the scrapbook garage sale.
Thanks for the inspiration to get it out and use it up!!!

Your card is so cute...That little image is too funny...The musical notes on his little book and the background Christmas carol sheet paper is perfect!!!

Julie said...

Fabulous card for Christmas - so different, love the image and design! Hugs, Juliex

Darnell said...

And I love, love, love your uber cute Christmas make, Jules! That paper and you were meant to be together!!

Unknown said...

This is really so cute Jules, love that fun duck and yes those papers are really beautiful :) xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Jules
I love your gorgeous creation, fab sentiment and a cute image.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. I love that cute image and those papers are wonderful.
hugs Sue

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the image, definitely cute! Gorgeous papers too, almost missed those sneaky little hearts!! lol
Lorraine x

Di said...

This is one of my most loved stamps - thanks to you Jules for showing him a good while ago now! A really beautiful card and such a wry and happy ducky :) Love, Di xx

Cynthia said...

Oh my gosh, I so love that knitted paper pattern!! Perfect with that adorable duck!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Jules I love this! what a great combination, Shaz in oz.x

Amanda said...

You are right that paper is fabulous, especially the knitted one although the hearts and trees xstitch is a very close second. I think I may need it too. Hugs, Amanda x

Amanda said...

You are right that paper is fabulous, especially the knitted one although the hearts and trees xstitch is a very close second. I think I may need it too. Hugs, Amanda x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card ,cute little duck and fabulous papers, Mary x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

great card Jules, love the cute little duck

jacqui x

Unknown said...

Aw such a cutie. Love the musical paper Jules x

Sarn said...

Very cute. Love that duck AND the papers.

Happy Sunday xxx

Viv said...

This made me smile Jules! Cute duckie and a great card. x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love this cute card. The duckling is so sweet and the papers are just great. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the sweet duck and your papers are fab :D

xx coops xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super cute!!!! Hugs, Lesley

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules love this one too! cute and gorgeous!

Brenda B said...

Brilliant colours Jules, love the idea of putting the image and sentiment together like that.


Bonnie said...

How delightful!

Anonymous said...

love love love!!! You have aawesome stamps Jules, to get loose in your craftroom for a day... week... year! HEHEHE :-D

Beth said...

Gorgeous as always Jules! I love this Duck stamp and the papers are fab! Thanks for sharing your Cute creation at this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge!

Love Beth xx

jenny said...

Fabulous card! Cute image and I love the blue/red colour combo :)
Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

Jenny xx

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous as always jules...thanks for joining in the fun this month at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx