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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.


Thursday, 13 December 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

Mine didn't turn out quite as expected as the accountant got in touch to say that he was ill so could he postpone our meeting until next week .. .. .. I was pleased he didn't want to share his germs!!!

So I decided to crack on with a few more Christmas cards and a bit of present wrapping.  We are trying hard to get the majority of our parcels delivered over the weekend which will be brilliant!!

Another share of a quick make tonight .. ..

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Joyful Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Pinstripes"
Diamond Stickles
Matt Gold Card
Spider Web Netting
Metallic Thread

I love the clean simpleness of this one .. .. and simple is what I need this late in the day!!!

As for yesterday's card!!  Well I didn't like it at all when I looked at it this morning.  That horrendous snowflake just had to be ripped of and replaced .. .. so my card now looks like this .. ..

much better I think .. .. .. and I have made quite a few of them for attaching to the presents I wrapped today.

I think I am winning "SLOWLY" LOL!!

Catch you again tomorrow sometime.  



Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card so classy and elegant


Andria said...

Hi Jules,

Love this card, so simple but totlly gorgeously put together.

Di said...

So, so elegant Jules!! A gorgeous card! Love, Di xx

Sharon said...

Really beautiful Jules. The gold and white is stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Viv's Visuals said...

I didn't think the snowflake was horrendous just colourful!!.... but if you're happy with it now then that's OK!
I'm sending you my address in order for you to put the stunningly beautiful CAS one in the post to me.... I'll even send you a first class stamp!

Cynthia said...

Wow. I love this card! I love the white space, the ethereal-ness of it. (Is that even a word??) Really gorgeous! And I like the second one too--whatever color of snowflake!

Jen said...

fab card jules.. love the first one!!

i need to try this double printing thing!!

jen xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your jingle bells card is wonderful Jules. I love the way you have attached the bells to the Spider Web Netting and the CAS layout is perfect.
I did think the snowflake on your other card look fine but the one you have on there now definitely looks much better!
Hugs Sue

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, love your gold card - the greeting font is fabulous as are the gold bells. Now, I liked your card yesterday but can see that the white snowflake is an improvement - now the card has gone from lovely to stunning :) Elizabeth xx

jules said...

Oh Jules gorgeous cards as always!!! i just came on to do some commenting before bed.Im so busy Jules im meeting myself coming back!!!.I went for more xmas gifts today but it was awful i was pushed and shoved about,,im so tired now!

scrappymo! said...

These are two stunning cards! The jingle bells with that fab sentiment are wonderful.
I missed yesterdays post so don't know what you hated, but i sure love this. It is very elegant and I don't even like purple.
Good for you for getting a few made ahead you say it is handy to have them ready to go with the gifts.

I am doing the same as you...our presents are wrapped and I have just another hour on the tree hanging the snowflakes, and then it will be wrapping the gifts to drop off. I have the cards ready and like to do the wrapping up to somewhat match! I like wrapping so it will be fun!

Beryl said...

I suppose it's the gold but this card looks really luxurious and expensive.It's a lovely design.
Yes - I got my nail heads and have used them on quite a few Christmas cards. Much better than brads and card candy.
Beryl xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules ..
. Great card....yes like the day befores card better with the white snowflake....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx
Think i have made and sent most of my cards..... I did quite a few simple ones ... Need to do one for boy of 13 any ideas? Jules...
Hugs Sylvie xxñ

Caroline said...

Beautiful card mind you all your card's are gorgeous. You are superb at putting colours and well, cards together everything is so balanced. I'll have to take some notes. Mine end up looking so messy. Have a good day. Hugs Caroline xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Beautiful Jules

jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Heh Jules

Hope you are well and keeping warm.

Gorgeous card today, as always and love the sentiment you've used. Very pleased to see nail heads too as this girl has now got her own Josy Rose, whoop whoop! I love it, used it yest for the first time so watch this space, everything is going to get nailed now with a star or gem lol

I think l'm with you on the altered star, l like the white one better, hope you don't mind me saying :)

Have a great weekend, take care of yourself xxxx

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules, these are two stunningly beautiful cards. Both so clean an simple I love them.
I am so in love with your "heart" idea I find myself looking for them every time.
Thomas did so well last night. You never know, might end up like your son, great story that.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Anesha said...

Lovely elegant card.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

VERY VERY Classy xxx

Doreen said...

Gorgeous cards

Lorraine said...

Stunning CS card Jules. It looks so elegant and classy.
I liked yesterdays card as it was, and still like it today!! :-)
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning, loving your colour choices too, just gorgeous huggles Pops x x x

Irene said...

Beautiful, and stunning Jules.

Kath said...

I love your gold and white card - very classy.

Good luck with your presents - we managed to get all of our delivered last weekend! Christmas cards are almost finished ....

Kath x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Jules! I love the gorgeous web netting and twine detail… and the little bells! it's so classy and elegant! :-)
Ooh I'm glad the accountant has decided not to give you his germs for xmas!!! can't believe that I have picked up yet another infection… don't know where I get all these germs from as I don't go out!!! ??? LOL
Hope you have a good day!
Hugs Sue xx

Bonnie said...

Oh, I like the white snowflake much better! And I love the gold stripes with the bit of sparkle and jingle belles!

Carole Z said...

Very classy! Beautiful, Carole Z

Home sweet home said...

Hi Jules

Your christmas cards are stunning,love the design and colours too.

Wish you a lovely weekend.

Hugs Merethe

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Jules, especially locve the first one. Sue x

coops said...

so beautiful jules.stunning cas design :D

xx coops xx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, This card is absolutely beautiful! I think it is my favourite of all your Christmas cards so far. As for the changed card, I have to admit I preferred the original one because the snowflake stood out more. Pauline xx

Debbie said...

Simply stunning Jules.Really beautiful.Love them both.Hugs Debbie x