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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.


Friday, 7 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well very bright and early for me today .. .. ..  .. but let's face it my share for today was half done yesterday LOL!!

Had to laugh to myself this morning because once I saw my card in daylight everything I tried with it yesterday and rejected looked fine.  Roll on light nights and early mornings again that's all I can say.

So here is the completely finished card .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2988H" Caroling Duck!
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Tiny Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Dovecraft Back to Basics "Vintage"
Cuttlebug Die:  Snowflake
Hobbycraft Punch:  Snowflake
Woodware Punch:  Label
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine
Embossing Powder for Snowflakes
Ribbon, Buttons and Button Twine from my Stash Box

I can't believe a card has hung over from one day to the next.  I know some crafters work on lots of projects at the same time, with various creations at various stages of completeness.  But for me I have to start and finish something before I move onto the next project (with the exception of the wedding work of course .. .. the same rule just won't work there).

So Christmas starts for us tonight.  We are off out for a scrummy meal with my Auntie and Uncle.  They take us every year as our Christmas present .. .. and a wonderful present it is too.  A magical evening .. .. .. and when we sit down to our first course we raise our glasses and say "Christmas starts here.  Happy Christmas".

So it is time to go and make myself look presentable.  For some reason it takes longer every year LOL!!  

Plus tonight I will be telling my lovely hubby to watch what he does with his wallet!!  I don't want a repeat of last weekend

Have a great evening everyone. 



Jen said...

it's gorgeous Jules... worth the wait

jen xxx

Caroline said...

Jules this is stunning I love that image he's so cute and the layout is gorgeous. Enjoy your evening. Caroline xxx

MagsB said...

It's a terrific card! Have a wonderful night out!

love Mags B x

Viv's Visuals said...

You know I love this little ducky... and this is a fab card!
I always have several thing half finished... and usually they remain half finished...LOL
Have a lovely evening.. and the remedy for Hubby's wallet... keep YOUR hands on it!!!!!!!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. I love the cute little duck, pretty papers and fab layout.
I hope you have a fabulous time tonight...enjoy!
Lorraine x

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, fab card. You have finished it off perfectly. It's amazing the difference daylight makes when viewing colours. Have a lovely meal out with your Auntie and Uncle, hugs, Pauline xx

sassy said...

hope you have a great night love your card hes just darn cute and i like you only ever have one on the go and i have to finish it..dont like half made hanging around i did it once and my enthusisim went then ,,hug ssassyxxx

Cynthia said...

Maybe YOU should hang on to hubby's wallet tonight!! ;-) What a fun, fun tradition! I love that "Christmas starts here"--awesome! Love your card too. The snowflakes and that tiny tag are just perfect!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Have. Fabby evening.... We had a xmas meal out last night it was yummy.....
Gorgeous card....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, it was worth waiting for, it's lovely and I agree with you it is a brilliant image. Hope you enjoyed your night out. Pauline xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Brilliant Jules, love the finished card

jacqui x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Well worth waiting for Jules it's a cute Christmas card..


Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Jules
Your card looks every bit as wonderful as I thought it would!
I really love the image and beautiful papers

I hope you have a wonderful evening, with your Auntie and Uncle.

Hugs Sue

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the cute duck.
Enjoy the weekend, sounds like a good start with your meal out.
Wendy xx

Di said...

GORGEOUS Jules, and I do so love your fanmily tradition! Wanna adopt me? :) Love, Di xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules! Another super card! I'm the same as you, one project at a time...hope you had a lovely evening Carole ZX

May said...

Gorgeous card... Love that cute image with his snowy hat on... Beautiful backing papers & great design... Hugs May x x x

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card, Jules. I love the snowflakes.
Have a lovely evening.
Nikki x

Brenda said...

Your cards are always amazing so I can't think of anything that wouldn't have looked good last night! I love this card, the colors, the image, the papers, the design all work so well and look perfect! I'm such an admirer of your beautiful cards. They always look so professional. I want to be just like you when I grow up. lol Ok, I'm grown up and getting old, don't think my cards will ever look as amazing as yours. Have a wonderful "start" to Christmas tonight!!

EELS said...

The finished card looks good Jules but then I knew it would!
I'm the same in that I have to finish one project at a time, usually putting everything away then having to get it all out again for the next thing but that's just the way it is I guess.
Have a lovely meal with your rellies.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.really love your colours and stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Patricia said...

Now tell me how CUTE is he???
Everything about this creation is just super.

Patricia xx

♥ Paula ♥ said...

Aww you know what they say, things always look better in the morning lol.. Glad you got the card finished, it looks fabulous xx

jules said...

wow what a stunning card love it!!!

Bonnie said...

I see why this image is one of your favorites, Jules! Another terrific Christmas card!