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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, 12 December 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day.

Lots of nasty germs going around at the moment .. .. so if you have managed to catch any then make sure you get rid of them nice and quick so that you can enjoy the Christmas break.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my card of yesterday. 

My day has been spent getting all my paperwork ready for the accountant to inspect tomorrow .. .. so my head is about ready to burst.  I certainly couldn't work with numbers all day every day that's for sure!!  Give me a rubber stamp, an ink pad and a piece of card any day!

Well panic is just about ready to set in here.  I have been busy making cards for all my lovely customers to give but still don't have any to send myself .. .. .. and there are some people where a shop bought one just won't suffice .. .. but I can't spend ages and ages making some as there is just too much to do.  

So I am trying to come up with something nice and quick but hopefully worth receiving .. .. and at the moment this is my favourite.

This used:

Double printed Pink Petticoat Papers:  "Twas the Night" Script Papers printed in Sweet Bohemia overprinted with "Small Nordic Snowflakes" printed in Winter Pansy
Sentiment printed directly onto card base using font "Zipty Do"
Hobbycraft Punches:  Sowflakes
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon from the Stash Box
Glamour Dust
.. .. and a couple of lines of embossing from my ScorPal

Yep .. .. quite pleased with this .. .. .. but I can see it happening in a few different colourways!!  LOL!!!  It definitely needs to be done with those gorgeous Kraft papers I downloaded.

OK bath time for me.  Time to relax and get all those numbers out of my head before bedtime!

Enjoy the rest of your evening.



Caroline said...

Jules this is gorgeous the design is fabulous and would look beautiful in a number of colour ways and yes you will have to use the kraft papers. I love them and it's seeing your card's that made me buy them. Have a good evening. Caroline xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Such a pretty card Jules - really like the colour combo. x

Wendy said...

Hi Jules..Know just want you mean about time running out,Wish I could come up with a quick design like your's, it's absolutely beautiful and will look good in many colours and yes those kraft papers would be fab.
Wendy xx

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, There is that delicious Cadbury ribbon again! As you say, this would work brilliantly with many colour combinations, it's lovely - you could notch up 50 cards in no time! I hope your accountant is pleased with your accounts tomorrow and your day goes well. Pauline xx

Lorraine said...

ooh I love numbers!! I worked as a company accountant for the last 20 years until I finished in October :-(
I hope it goes well tomorrow.

Gorgeous card, I love all the snowflakes and fabulous colours.
Lorraine x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh love the colours!
Lisa x

Carole Z said...

Really loved yesterday's card...but love this one too, gorgeous colours! Carole Z X

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the double printed backing paper and the layout is fabulous. I can see many possibilities with various colours too.
I hope you manage to clear your head of those horrible numbers!
Hugs Sue

Sharon said...

This is so pretty Jules. I always love the CAS but never seem able to achieve it myself.
Hugs Sharon. x

Beryl said...

And so you should be pleased with this one. Very elegant and stylish. Hope you get time to make all he Christmas cards you need - I'm struggling and I don't have a business to run.
Beryl xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, just caught up with your last three cards and the labels - all very lovely. If I have to choose a favourite, it would have to be the one with the pine cones - great image and my favourite colour. Your bow is fantabulous too. Elizabeth xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Gorgeous csrd love the backing paper... Fabulous design.....
Hugs Sylvie xxxx
Yes i have done some simple ones and just over 4 inches square .... Really pleased with them .....

jules said...

Hi Jules love the card it's gorgeous!

Carol said...

This is very elegant Jules, love the design. Carol x

Bonnie said...

How pretty! Anyone would be delighted to receive this card!

MagsB said...

Good luck with the accountant tomorrow, I hope it all goes well!

Your card is yet another chic and sophisticated one, and the double printing looks so good!!

love Mags B x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Jules. I love the font and the over printed paper.

Connie said...

I love this card and the one in the post before this one. They are so elegant and rich. Now, I am not ready for snow . . . it has been raining a lot here and it chills me to the bone. I know that when the snow comes it is going to bring in icy roads (that is what I really don't like). The good thing is that I am retired so most of the time I do not have to go out and drive in it:)
Come on over and visit and when you are there, enter my very first Give-Away. I am celebrating my first year as a blogger. I love blogging and have met so many wonderful and creative people.
Hope to see you.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Cynthia said...

Looooove the snowflakes! What a beautiful card!!!

Brenda B said...

Another beautiful card, very pretty. Less really can be more you know.


debby4000 said...

Luv your fabulous card jules.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules so clean and simple but classy

jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules


Anesha said...

Lovely elegant card.

Di said...

Yup, this would be a fabby card for anyone to receive. Ha, mind you - there's still quite a bit of work in it in my eyes Jules. LOVE the colours too. Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...


cotnob said...

This is lovely Jules, so many possible colour combinations - anyone would be delighted to receive this card.

coops said...

simply gorgeous jules.fab pretty design and i love the snowflake :D

xx coops xx

Sooty said...

Love the colours, everytime i look down my list of followings your cards just jump out at me so beautiful and classy x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, sorry for not stopping by lately, life has been manic! Love your gorgeous card, the design is fab!
Helen x

Mau xx said...

Brilliant Jules, 4doz of these in different colours and you could be well
Thanks for your good wishes xxxxxx
Hugs mau xx