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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.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all been having a lovely Sunday.

All nice and relaxed here in the House of Hearts .. .. I hope it is a sign of what is to come!!  I could handle a few days like this that's for sure.

Today I have finished off the card I started yesterday but unfortunately have not had a play with my snippets.  Other things took over .. .. .. but no doubt the snippets will be out another day.

So for now here is the finished entry for Sketch Saturday this week.   I did move the sentiment as it looked "off balance" when I put it where the sketch wanted it (the fault of my choice of image .. not the sketch).  Hopefully this is allowed but if not then I understand.  

This used:

Image:  Pixie Dust Studio "Socket the Reindeer" .. .. a lovely freebie I found here
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "2 Peas Barefoot Professor"
Backing Papers:  Papermania "Silent Night"
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Sizzix Die:  Winter Wonder for the snowflake
ProMarkers and Chalk
Ribbons from my Stash Box

and that is it!!

Here is the sketch if you fancy playing along.

Lovely isn't it?

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.



Creations by Shirl said...

Super cuteness Jules~ pretty colouring~

Vicky said...

Such a cutie pie the image and fab colours too hun..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant, will just take look at that face.
A Fantastic card.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xx

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card, love the glossy eyes and nose. Really enjoying playing golf, great fun and wonderful exercise. :) Have a wonderful week. :)

Viv said...

Awww.. he's a lovely reindeer - I nabbed him but he's tucked away all stark and bare!! Gorgeous card Jules. x

Cynthia said...

Socket the Reindeer is just too cute!! Love the colors on this one, Jules!

Juls said...

way too cute!!!! Just LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls x

Debs M said...

gorgeous papers and i LOVE that reindeer x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a great card Jules and such a cute image


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Oh Jules he is adorable I love him

jacqui x

Caroline said...

I love this Jules the reindeer image is so cute and the layout is perfect. Caroline xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,
This is gorgeous, and what a cute image.
Sue x

Sue said...

AWW Such a cute image (thank you for the link). I love the papers and gorgeous colour scheme. The ribbon with the hearts on is so pretty, will have to keep my eye out for some of that.
I hope you have a good evening and great start to the new week
Hugs Sue

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous Jules, love that paper and cute image!

scrappymo! said...

Ohhh, it itrned out lovely! I wqas wondering what the finished card would look like...I think you should do that more often...leave us a glimpse of a half finished card to spark our imaginations! teehee

Had a great weekend thanks! Tree finished now, decorations all done, out of town parcels sent, baking started (you can never have enough) and Xmas music in the bqackground driving my DH crazy as he thinks nothing Christmasy should happen b4 Dec 15th! hahahaha nothing would be finished if I stqarted then!

Merry Christmas to you!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous image Jules which along with the lovely backing papers makes for a fab card. Carol x

Darnell said...

It is a really lovely card, Jules, and I agree with you about the sentiment. My understanding of these sketches is that they are just meant to be diving boards. OTOH, some are more strict than others.

Your little reindeer is so compelling. Is she Olive? She looks like she needs a hug or is it just me? Is her lip quivering because her lights are tangled? They left without her? You know if I owned her, I'd have to write up her whole incredible far-fetched history! So thanks for the fun of imagining it for a couple of minutes today!! Hearts to you! Darnell

Doreen said...

Love this fabulous card,great

Lorraine said...

Aw, that's one cute reindeer! Gorgeous card Jules and I love the pretty ribbon.
Lorraine x

mags said...

The finished card is lovely Jules. Such a cute image.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there and lovely shade of red. Love that ribbon you have used too.

Unknown said...

Thankyou Jules for the link to the cute little Socket the reindeer freebie, I love it. Love your card too.

Anonymous said...

adorable Reindeer stamp he is SO cute!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the image, Mary x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card and cute image too.

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just so gorgeous, I love the little image how cute made me smile, hugs Pops x

Beryl said...

A fab card Jules. /super cute reindeer image and lovely colours for the bp. I'm sure they won't mind the image being just a little way along from where the sketch placed it.
Beryl xx

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Jules, love the colours and paper you have used!... Would just like to wish you and your hubby a fabulous Christmas:).. We are off to Germany at the end of the week to spend some time with Steven and family.. so looking forward to it, my daughter Deb and Candice are coming too!
Enjoy the holidays and 'Merry Christmas'..

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really cute card, love the image & the layout is perfect!
Hugs Shell xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your papers and the little reindeer is so cute :D

xx coops xx

lisa said...

Hi Jules. Just having a mad dash round blogland to catch up with you. You sound as though your preparations are going well. I haven't braved the shops this year. All presents are hand made in view of the present climate so at least I haven't had to queue for hours in the shops!!
Your cards are really beautiful. I love this cute little deer.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Bonnie said...

This finished up beautifully, Jules!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

The reindeer is totally adorable Jules!

Warm hugs

Carole Z said...

OH this reindeer is soooo cute, love your card!Carole Z X

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I hope Mr Heart enjoys his birthday tomorrow. I love the reindeer on this lovely card - the background suits him perfectly. Pauline xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, your image is just so sweet and I love the colour combination.

Kath said...

Such a cute image - thanks for the link as I've now downloaded him too!
Kath x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Such a cute reindeer, Jules and lovely papers and ribbons! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday and if I don't get by here again before Tuesday I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Christmas! Festive Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, this is such a beautiful card - glad you could join the Sketch Saturday challenge too! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. Luv & Hugs, Trish x