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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.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all doing well.

Today looks like it is going to be a lovely day weather wise.  One lot of washing done and another waiting to get going .. .. that will mean even more ironing to add to the pile I made yesterday!!  I know what I will be doing this evening!!!  :-(

But I started my day with a make for Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge which used up snippets from my every growing collection, which means I can also run over to Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge too.  Though I have to admit that I will be sad when all of the holly paper snippets have been used from my paper pack .. .. no full sheets left now .. .. just a few offcuts .. .. hence this piece not being big enough to cover the whole of my card front.  This has to be my favourite holly paper of all time.


This used:

Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Sentiment:  Magnolia "A Merry Christmas Ticket"
Cheery Lynn Die:  "B148"  Holly Flourish
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Classic Ovals Large and Deckled Edge Classic Ovals Large
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and Cord from my stash box

I really enjoyed my little crafty play this morning .. .. but now it is back to table plans and orders.

Have a lovely day everyone.



Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Have a great day. Been out on the golf course this morning and it was beautiful out.

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Lovely Jules great papers
jacqui x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh that is LOVELY Jules. Very pretty indeed. Very clever combining Snippets AND Rudolph Day. Top marks.

Thanks for joining in.

Sarn xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the colours x

sally said...

That's a lovely holly die & the paper is fab too!


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jules what a fab card ..and yes love the paper too!! do you know what I do with the DP I love?
I scan them, file them and make them into digi paper and print off as need them.
This card would also qualify for hazelnut's Christmas challenge as she is looking for green.. holly etc!! and though this was for it till read only mentioned two, oh impressed with that sewing! love Shaz in Oz.x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the papers and layout and the holly die cut is fab
Lindsay xx

Whisper said...

Oh simply devine hun.

I bought Quick Cards this month, for the Elizabeth Bell stamps and i forgot you worked for them and i was reading your answers to a letter, Luv Sam x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the papers and wonderful die cut holly.
hugs Sue xx

Cynthia said...

Ah, so pretty! Love that holly die cut and the berries are gorgeous!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful Jules! A lovely card. I think I have those papers to! I agree about the is really pretty.

Before I retired, I stockpiled a lot of Christmas papers and now I am sure glad that I did!...I sometimes plan a casual ladies evening before at Christmas....we sit around my dining room table and make a Christmas project of some kind. I supply the plan, the paper and ribbon, embellisw etc, and they supply lots of laughter and Christmas cheer.

Brenda B said...

Ooh, I had to run over and see this for my own eyes! Yes, it's true, you're here for Rudolph Day, lol! Lovely card, you can also enter it at Crafty Hazel's Christmas challenge this week which is Christmas Greenery.


PS. I made a card, took a photo, forgot to upload it, lol!! What a dolt, heh heh!

cuilliesocks said...

A very lovely Christmas card Jules. I love the background paper too, Kate x

Viv's Visuals said...

I loved this paper too Jules! Great card. x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow what a lovely design, I love that diecut it really does make it look stunning with those papers. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Jean Straw said...

This is a lovely card, I love your super holly paper and the die cut holly spray. All your elements go together so well and have a kind of vintage charm.
Jean x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
gorgeous card - love it.

I did step foot into the playground a while ago but got scared off by the big ones!!

Hope you have had a lovely day.

Ironing sucks! xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, loving that holly die!
Helen x

Debs said...

Beautiful and so elegant Jules.
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Another beautiful creation hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Debs Willis said...

Lovely card Jules, can see why you like the holly paper!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the papers and the holly branch with the nailheads, they really stand out.

Kath x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules. The papers and design look fab and I love the way you've used the die cut holly branch.
Lorraine x

Juls said...

Fantabulous card!!! Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous Christmas card.

Di said...

Just beautiful Jules! I can see why you love that backing paper so much - it's still available in fact if you look online.

It's very similar to a soft holly backing card I have, but no name 'cos I checked :(

Lovely to see yu playing along with Rudolph Day and the Playground when you're so very busy!

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really gorgeous design and papers :D

xx coops xx

Abi said...

Those papers are lovely, can see why you like! Lovely card Jules, hope the wedding work is progressing well xx

Tedz said...

I do like this Christmas card very much Jules especially that grungy Christmas ticket and the "berries". I am not in the swing of card-making yet (let alone those Christmas ones!!) but I did have a few in reserve luckily. Take care, Pauline xx

mags said...

Lovely card Jules. The papers are gorgeous.

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this is a gorgeous card! I love the papers & layout..beautiful! Carole Z x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, your card is just beautiful and that holly paper is a favourite of mine too but I've not got even a tiny scrap left. But what a coincidence, the card I've just made, a bit late, for Rudolph Day, includes snippets from that same paper pack! As usual, I'm totally in awe of your machine stitching skills - such straight lines :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Oh Jules this is beautiful!! i think i may start on my xmas cards as it tends to creep up on you!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just stunning, a really gorgeous creation, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

Love this beautiful holly card, great bling and ribbon!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is another astonishingly beautiful snippets creation by you, Jules! I LOVE anything holly on a Christmas card and I'd be sad, too, if that was the end of that delicious paper!

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules, Loving that backing paper as well. Pity its almost finished.
Your card is stunning as always I love how you have put this together.

Patricia xxx

Carol said...

Another beautiful snippet make Jules, love your papers too. Carol x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, those papers are so pretty and I love the holly die :) Cathy x

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Jules... eek! Christmas cards already lol!!..
Marjorie xx

Hettie said...

This card is gorgeous Jules. I can see why you don't want to see that holy paper go, it is gorgeous.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous papers dearie.The holly flourish is lush too.Hugs x