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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.

Monday 24 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Christmas Eve!!

Woo hoo!!!  My favourite day of Christmas!!

Today I am playing along with my lovely blog buddy Debby and sharing my favourite five Christmas cards from 2012.

Not in any particular order and all chosen for different reasons

This one I chose because I just love the snowflake edge border 
and that cute image and sentiment .. .. well actually I loved everything I used .. .. 
including my sewing machine.

This is a recent make that I was pleased with .. .. just love that cute image (which was a freebie) 
and the Sketch Saturday layout I was able to utilise.

This card started off a new craze for me .. .. over printing my Pink Petticoat papers!!
Expect to see more of this in 2013 as I am now addicted LOL!!

For no other reason than I love it and enjoyed water colouring the image!

This one used my very first Memory Box die .. .. something else I have fallen in love with!!

So there we go .. .. my favourite five Christmas cards from 2012 .. . but I could have added another 25 at least!!!  

It just remains for me to to wish everyone happiness over the Christmas holiday .. .. and if you cannot be with your loved ones then I hope you at least get to speak with them .. .. or can take comfort in memories of happy times when you were together..  

Take care everyone and I will be back tomorrow with the launch of my little Christmas quiz.  Time now to become best buddies with Mr Dyson and Mr Sheen!!

Enjoy Christmas Eve everyone!!



Sarn said...

Great choices Jules! xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for your sweet comment on my photo!!

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Gorgeous... All of them..... All your cards are fab... Thanks fir the inspiration over the last 12 months......
Happy Christmas Jules
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

They are wonderful Jules, love them. the last one is my favourite xx

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas

Ali x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Hi Jules.

Well, what some fab cards you have chosen as your fave 5, how you have chosen I don't know as all of your cards are simply stunning and always give me lots of inspiration.

Hope you and yours have a beautiful Christmas and that 2013 brings all that you are wishing for.

Take care.

Lots of love Sheila x

Di said...

Well, you picked my favourite one too - the deep green one is stunning, but then so are all your cards Jules.

Merry Christmas and I'll be back for a quiz :)

Love, Di xx

Sue said...

WOW!! A fabulous selection of cards Jules.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, filled with love and laughter.

Hugs Sue

Christine said...

Hi Jules, I for one have loved all your creations and look forward to many more next year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Christine x

Cynthia said...

Love these!!! Merry Christmas, Jules!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, I don't know how you could whittle your pick down to only five ... all your cards are gorgeous. If I was forced to choose just one though, it would be the one you made for your aunt and uncle ... I just love everything about it :) Merry Christmas, Elizabeth xx

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Jules...and wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas too Hun...:-)

Big hugs VIcky xx

Juls said...

such a fab collection, I can see why they are your fav's!! Hugs Juls

Debbie said...

What a pick of the bunch dearie.Gorgeous makes.Have a super Christmas and enjoy yourself.Also have fun with Mr sheen and mr dyson - you do make me giggle.Big hugs Debbie x

Wendy said...

These are all stunning Jules, love all of them.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs Wendy xx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules,

Great top 5!

Have a Merry Christmas & New Year!

Love Kerry xxx

Kerry said...

Hi Jules

Great Top 5!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Love Kerry xxx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh they are all fabulous but i love the pine cones
Lisa x

scrappymo! said...

Enjoyed that look thru your faves...I really enjoyed klooking cuz I must have missed a couple of posts!

That freebie reindeer is just so sweet. Little Miss C and Mr P would love it...Off to search for the post and find out where you got it.

Your overlaid digital papers are such a great idea. @013 will see me using some digital for the first time. I am worried about my printer as it is inkjet and can smear if the ink gets wet...I am hoping to get a laserjet at the post Christmas sales.

Merry Christmas and looking forward to the quiz...I am a bit hopeless at memory things so I know I won't be a winner(teehee) but I know it will be fun .

coops said...

all so stunning jules.really fab selection.
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas and thanks so much for all your comments on my blog this year :D

xx coops xx

Kath said...

Fab cards Jules! Have a very Merry Christmas.

Kath x

Sally said...

5 beautiful & very different cards Jules. I'd like to say thanx for all the inspiration you've given me during the past year (I even pinched one of your ideas for my batch crimbo cards, lol)& for sharing your beautiful makes. A very Merry Christmas & a peaceful New Year to you & yours,
Sally x

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules they are all stunning, I love your designs and the images. I also want to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
Lovely cards. Hope you have a great Christmas and Happy New Year.

Sue x

Debs said...

What a stunning selection of cards Jules.
You must have really struggled to just pick 5 as all your makes are always so gorgeous.
Hope you have a fabulous Christmas and hope Santa is good to you - I'm sure he will be :o)
Take care
Debs xx

Little K Smith said...

Stunning cards Jules, all so beautiful! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year :)

mags said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Jules.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful christmas and a happy new year.

Lorraine said...

These are a fabulous selection of cards Jules.
Have a very Merry Christmas
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Hi Jules, loving your choice of cards they're all gorgeous. I hope Messrs Dyson and Sheen co-operated earlier.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a big thank you for all your visits and comments this year. Carol x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fabulous selection, Jules. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!! Festive hugs, Lesley

Tracey T said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. Hugs, Tracey x

Unknown said...

They are all beautiful Jules.
Hope you're having a great day?

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW they are all stunning, Wishing you a wonderful Festive Season, Love Hazelxo

Whisper said...

What a great selection of cards, Luv Sam x

Carole said...

Love the pink petticoat paper one, that's my favourite of your 5 xxx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. S x

Tonya said...

These are beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW these are amazing Jules especially love the the memory box houses.
Thank you for joining My Favourite Five Christmas Cards.

Mary H. said...

Could not have picked a fav out of these if I HAD to! All were lovely, & I had great fun searching for the hearts. Good choices, but all your cards are wonderful. TFS & I'm so happy I found the playground. Such a great group of crafters. Hugs

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards Jules! Love them all! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

Warm hugs

Mary H. said...

Just enjoyed the browse-through of your 5 favorite cards.Loved each one of 'em. Great job. TFS

Dortesjs said...

aww wonderful dies and beautiful cards, love the sweet sentiments to