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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.


Friday, 27 September 2013


Hi Everyone

Well I was a good girl today and used lots of those images I coloured whilst away in York .. .. and this one was my favourite makes of the day which fits in nicely in with Sandra's  Rudolph Day Challenge.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2754H" Xmas Kiss
Sentiment:  Computer generated using font "Zipty Do"
Backing Papers:  Lili of the Valley "Classic Christmas"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Glacial Snowflake (may no longer be available)
Die-namics:  Traditional Tags Stax
Spellbinders Nestabilities:  Classic Oval and Scallop Oval
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Ribbons, cord and Eyelet from Stash Box

Yes, Christmas needs to arrive in the House of Hearts big time .. .. lots of makes needed!!!!

I was asked a few questions yesterday:

1.  Do I always colour with ProMarkers?  I would say probably 90% of the time.  Perhaps I should show some of the makes I do with other colouring mediums sometime!!

2.  Did I find any craft shops in York?  I have to say I didn't purposely set out to find any craft shops .. .. I am sure my lovely hubby must be sick of the sight of craft shops LOL!!!!  .. but he never complains.

However, we did "stumble upon" a few places that I enjoyed looking in .. .. one being a little place called "Duttons for Buttons" who stocked lots of lovely buttons and ribbon.  An artists supply shop at the end of the Shambles called "The Art Shop" .. .. and then Paperchase.  I had a fabby time in there and parted with a few of my hard earned English pound whilst hubby went into HMV.

Catch you again soon and have a lovely weekend everyone.  I hope you find some crafty time!!



cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Jules, love the image it is so sweet, and the papers are gorgeous, love the tartan, well I would being a Scot. Your design is great.

I'm getting to like my Prismacolour Pencils more and more, but sometimes it depends on what the image is, some lend themselves more to the inks others the subtle look that pencils give, hugs Kate x

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Jules a cute image and lovely papers


Sharon said...

He is a real cutie Jules and the papers are fabulous - especially love the tartan.
I loved reading your post below. York is such a wonderful place - just looking at the photos makes me want to visit again.
Hugs Sharon. x

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the papers, took me a while to spot the heart.
Thanks for giving the info on the craft shops, sure Sam will have seen them.

Kath x

Beryl said...

Suh a sweet image and a gorgeous card Jules.
I'm off to Port Sunlight in the morning. Yeah! I may be gone some time.
Beryl xx

Carole x said...

Lovely card i still can't get around to Xmas yet! X

Cynthia said...

Adorable! Love those little hedgehogs!! And those backing papers are so rich looking--love the colors!

Have a great weekend!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card.... I love that sweet image and the fabulous LOTV papers ......
Hope you are well Jules
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Di said...

Hi Jules

LOVELY card - I just got that fabby LOTV paper pad, it's brilliant isn't it, and of course your hedgie image is so cute. A perfect card indeed - sigh, as always.

LOTV have just got more supplies of their lovely blue Frosty Christmas paper pad too :)

Crumbs, I'd forgotten all about Duttons for Buttons in York - a lovely shop!

Hugs and have a great weekend!


Hazel said...

Jules, I just love this cute image and those back ground papers.

Hazel x

Patricia said...

Wonderful card, I love everything about it and the image is super cute of course.
Love the idea of the Tartan paper perfect for cards I would be sending. Really must keep this in mind.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Jules, how I love LOTV designs, your card is so lovely. I tend to buy the pre-coloured toppers as I have not mastered colouring them yet, still practicing.

Wilma x x x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Jules, adorable image and I love the papers and ribbon
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love this little hedgie and the gorgeous papers.
Lorraine x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x x x

Grenouille Greetings said...

What a bad blogger I became. And now that I'm motivated to blog again - I'm struggling to type... hey ho... Lovin your hedgie tho, Jules. Hugs, Lesley

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules,fab image,love the design and

Irene said...

A fabulous card Jules with such an adorable image. I love the papers especially the plaid background one.

Annmaree of Oz said...

Perfect papers Jules! So very festive and traditional, and I adore Mr Hedgehog and his robin bird friend!!!

I, too, had started on some more Christmas cards this weekend!

Not long now, really! EEP!

Home sweet home said...


Your card is wonderful and I love the image so sweet and cute:):)

Wish you a lovely weekend:)


Sue B said...

Aww this is SO sweet Jules… an adorable image and your colouring is beautiful… I love the cheery festive papers and the ribbons and snowflakes are gorgeous!
Glad you had a fab break in York - I haven't been there in a long while but love The Shambles - there used to be a nice sweetie shop there!! ;-) and also love the Cathedral of course.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Love Sue xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Carol said...

This is so sweet Jules, love the tartan paper. Carol x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules, adorable image and I love your papers.

scrappymo! said...

Hi Jules...fabulous card! Love hedgies and love that gorgeous paper...the tartan is so wonderful!

Off to backtrack to your post about York...I have been there a couple of times and just loved it.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.stunning papers and design and i love the sweet hedgie :D

xx coops xx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Jules. A cute image and love the traditional colours.

Julie Kitchener said...

Gorgeous card and loving the tartan!

MagsB said...

What lovely Christmassy papers, and such a gorgeous Penny Black hedgie! (I love PB!)

My poor hubbie tends to be dragged from craft shop to art shop whenever we go away. Next time I'll try to find an HMV or Game for him to visit so he can browse the computer games! Bless him, he is quite patient with my craft obsession!!!

love Mags B x