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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, 14 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Friday .. .. and happy start to the weekend!!

Don't you just know that it is going to be manic around the shops the next two weekend!!  LOL!!

Well manic or not I am braving them tomorrow in the hope of finishing off the buying of Christmas gifts.  As long as they have some decent Christmas tunes playing in the shops then I will be happy.  Not too many gifts left to buy .. .. and I know what I want to get for most so hopefully it won't be too painful .. .. other than to my little bank balance.

I have warned hubby that we are off out early because we have a lot to cram in.  Not just shopping but delivering of presents and then a lovely pre-Christmas celebration with friends in the evening.  

Ooooooo.......I love Christmas!! 

Anyway here is tonight's Christmas card (don't worry you will be getting a break from seeing them soon .. .. but I will still be quietly making them behind the scenes ready for Christmas 2013!!!)

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Heartfelt Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Christmas Scripts" and "Colour Collection Snowflakes"
Stampin' Up Punch:  Mitten Builder 
Martha Stewart Punch:  Glacial Snowflake
Go Kreate Die:  Concentrics Frilly Squares #3
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Ribbon from my stash box

I will apologise now for using Pink Petticoat papers "yet again" .. .. but I printed and cut lots out and there is still plenty left in my basked that I need to use.  Far too lovely to just abandon to my snippet drawer(s)!!!!!!!!

So that is me for today.  Time to go and compile that shopping list for tomorrow.  

No crafty shops where I am going but there is the lovely lady on the market with her gorgeous ribbons and buttons.  It would be rude not to pay her a visit!!

Hopefully I will find time at some point tomorrow to catch up with you .. .. but if not you know that I am being held hostage by one of Santa's helpers for looking far too cheerful amongst the crowds of grumpy shoppers!!

Have a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Jules love the colour

Enjoy your shopping

jacqui x

Caroline said...

Jules this is gorgeous I love the little mittens and the layout is so beautiful. Have a good day tomorrow. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. I love that beautiful shade of blue. The papers and mittens look fabulous.

It sounds like you have a very busy day ahead. I hope you have fun, I think you will!

Hugs Sue

Jen said...

don't apologise!! i love it when you use them!!
fab card Jules

Jen xx

Nikbee said...

A fabulous card. I love the papers and the little mittens are wonderful.
Nikki x

Viv's Visuals said...

Ahh shopping... but I don't need Christmas as an excuse.. and neither do you!! Cool card Jules - love the mittens!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very pretty and icy in those blues and silvers xxx

Lisa Jane said...

we went food shopping today ... got quite a few bits .. so am starting to be a bit organised.
LOve this card .. that blue is so pretty
Lisa x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
This is soooo nice ... Love the message ... Fabulous....
Hugs Sylvie xxxxx
Enjoy your shopping......

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card!

Cynthia said...

Stay cheerful, Jules! The world needs more happy shoppers!! ;-) I love this card--but those mittens just take it over the top. ADORABLE!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules...fab design and papers.Love the

Wendy said...

Beautifully designed card Jules, love it.
Hope your Christmas shopping goes well.
Wendy xx

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. I think blue is such a great colour for Christmas. Love the shape of the labels die.
Good luck with the shopping and deliveries tomorrow.
Beryl xx

MagsB said...

I just love the mittens on your card!

Have a productive day tomorrow, now all I need is to find 2 pram books for baby twins and I'm done! Hallelujah!!!

I might break open the Baileys tomorrow night!

love Mags B xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi jules ooh that is a gorgeous card right up my crafty street!! Enjoy your shopping trip. Catch up soon.

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules !
love all the pink petticoat papers & sentiments .

sorry i have missed commenting on all your cards this week i have been so busy with making xmas cards and i am still not finished yet !

hope you have a good day getting all your xmas shopping & bah humbug to all those grumps out there lol!

scrappymo! said...

another fabulous card, Jules. You consistently make a great card, day and and day out,


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, love your colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I hope you found lots of lovely ribbons on your trip and successfully finished your "To Do" list for today. This card is lovely - the mittens are really cute and I love the icy blue. Pauline xx

Anneke said...

dear Jules.
your card has as always a complete elegant and classy style with i like very much.
have a nice weekend and hugs!

Patricia said...

Wow! another stunning card, love the colours and the mittens.

Patricia xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card in my favourite colour.

Debbie said...

Will be thinking of you today - shopping.... while I'n cosy and crafting.How brave are you!Hope you get all your jobs done dearie.Another beautiful card.Love these papers, the sentiment and the lush ribbon and gloves - so cute.Hugs Debbie x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules, the mittens look fab and I LOVE that sentiment. Hope the shopping's going well :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Loopylou. said...

oooh its gorgeous Jules! and never apologise for your paper choice hun, I love seeing them all in different ways of being used.
Huge hugs Lou xxx

Lorraine said...

These papers are so pretty and I love your layout. The mittens on a ribbon look fabulous too.
Happy shopping
Lorraine x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, very very lovely the mitts! Carole Z X

Juls said...

love the colours, so stylish!! hugs juls

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules love everything about it


coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the sweet dangling mittens and your icy colours are fab :D

xx coops xx

Carol said...

Love this Jules - think I need a visit to PP ready for next year! Hope your day was successful. Carol x

Jan Hennings said...

LOVE this :)

Whisper said...

Oh what a sweetie and i'm loving those gorgeous mittens too, Luv Sam x

jules said...

wow stunning card!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love the Mittens hanging down the side there, so adorable!

Bonnie said...

The blue, white and silver is so elegant! Love those tiny, hanging mittens too!