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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.


Wednesday, 5 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well have you had snow?!?!?

We haven't had any .. .. in fact we had sunshine this afternoon and it was so bright I had to pull my blinds down so I could work!!!

Don't get excited about my share today.  I haven't gained a Grand-daughter.  This is a card for a friend to give :-)

This used:

Image:  Woodware Clear Stamp Set "JGCL502" Christmas Ribbon Tree
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio "Wintry Christmas"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust

I am going to enter this into the "Fab 'n' Funky Challenge" where they would like to see Christmas cards using a colour or image that you wouldn't normally associate with Christmas.

I must admit I love purple and would be well happy to have a purple and silver tree.

In fact I think my camera likes purple too .. .. might have to change my blog to "Always With A Heart and Always Purple" LOL!!!

Enjoy what is left of the evening everyone and I will catch you again tomorrow.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Jules love the tree and the colour

jacqui x

Sharon said...

I love this Jules. The image is fab and the colours just gorgeous as is the layout.
No snow hear yet but I think it is definitely on the way.
Hugs Sharon. x

Anonymous said...

awww Jules, I love how you've designed it!
I love the way you've used those gems!

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the purple.
Nikki x

sally said...

Purple ribbon tree....hummmm wonder if I can pick that stamp up somewhere tomorrow? If we are not snowbound of course!


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules. I love the shades of purple and the fabulous funky tree too.
Lorraine x

Sooty said...

Love the colour, yes we had lots of snow this morning, it was chaos on the roads here, hubby came back home because it was grid locked. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card and the quirky Christmas tree, great sentiment love the text...


Caroline said...

Jules this is gorgeous I love the colour and the tree and design is beautiful.Caroline xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous card and extra Brownie points as it is purple!

Lynne K said...

What a great tree! I love the purple colour scheme!

We've got a bit of snow still lying from the dusting we had at the weekend, but wall to wall sunshine today, although it's been freezing cold! More snow forecast for tomorrow though. Good excuse to stay inside and keep warm!

Hugs, Lynne x

jules said...

Hi Jules, another of your wonderful gorgeous cards!!! love the colour.
Oh and thanks again my friend! x

Jen said...

Hi Jules... i just love this!! the colour is fab!!

jen xxx

Wendy said...

This is so gorgeous Jules, fab image and love the colours.
Thanks for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Dora said...

This is gorgeous Jules, the purple looks beautiful. We had some sun today but it's raining here now. Well can't complain :)

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello Jules
We haven't had any snow either, my children are disappointed!

Your card is gorgeous. I love that tree and the colours and layout are beautiful.

Oh, and thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge, your card fits the theme perfectly

Hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

I think your purple tree and card are just awesome!! Love the colors!!

Beryl said...

It's a beautiful card and a great choice of colour scheme. That Christmas ribbon tree is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

MagsB said...

Simple and beautiful!!

(I thought of you today - I bought some lady long-johns and when they came out of the packet I saw they had a heart pattern. 'I've found the heart! Yippee!' was my immediate thought! Family couldn't understand why I was giggling!)

love mags B x

Patricia said...

Oh! WOW!! What a strikingly beautiful card. It is so clean and fresh.
I love purple and yes I would have a purple Christmas Tree. I do decorate mine in silver and purple so almost there.
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Jen said...

PS the liquid pearls are the ranger ones... I just store them upside down and had a little practice before I used them!!.. I do have a few colours which don't give great pearls and just seem to blog esp the baby pink one

Jen xxx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the colours you have chosen.
Kath x

Irene said...

A beautiful Chrsitmas card Jules, and I LOVE the colour.
We have snow in the North East.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful card and I LOVE the colour of it.

YES we had a few snow showers yesterday, but nothing settled . . . well, only on the tops of the South Downs anyway!

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card.

mags said...

This is just gorgeous Jules. Love the image and the gorgeous tones of purple.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, the colours are fabulous. Love the font you've used too - could I ask what it is please? And no we haven't had any snow either. Carol x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab image and your lilac colours are stunning :D

xx coops xx

Carole Z said...

Purple! My favourite colour! I love this card and the really funky tree...fab! Carole Z X

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Jules… what a fab image and it looks so pretty with the added pearls.. Love the scrummy papers and silver borders.. it's a very classy and elegant card... I love purple too :-))
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs
Sue xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Really fab and funky, love it, purple looks wow, great tree, super design, have loved your Christmas cards this year Jules.

rosie said...

stunning colour combo Jules. fab layout. love the tree x

rosie said...

gorgeous colour combo. fab layout. love the gems up the middle of the tree x

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card Jules, love image and gorgeous design. Ooh! very scrummy colour too.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely gorgeous sweetie ♥ Pops x x x

Sally said...

I love this one Jules, such an unusual colour & a smashing stamp.
Sally x

Tedz said...

I love this card Jules, I likes purple and silver Christmas cards and do I see some of your gorgeous Cadbury purple ribbon? I had some lovely lilac/grey Christmas papers but have used them all up, shame!. Pauline xx

cotnob said...

I love this card Jules, so fresh and bright.
We haven't had any snow either, Mum and Dad did and they only live about 8 miles away - 'flakes as big as a golf ball but they melted before they hit the ground' according to Dad!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card! I so love the soft purple colors, that image is just beautiful and I love font that you used for the sentiment. So sweet and perfect for a grand- daughter!

Shirley said...

What a pretty card! I love the purple tones! Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!