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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, 2 October 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!! We are half-way through the week already?!?!?  Where is it going?

I had a lovely delivery this morning of a Memory Box die that needed putting to use straight away LOL!!!  I was persuaded to invest in it after seeing it used beautifully on Kath's lovely blog here.  Thank you for the inspiration Kath xx

I bought a  Memory Box Die to use last Christmas and got lots of use out of it .. and I  feel sure that the same is going to be happening with this one.  I love it already:

This card used:

Memory Box Die "98680" Grand Merry Christmas
Backing Papers:  Lili of the Valley "Classic Christmas"
Circa Design Punch - a tiny little snowflake punch (with no name on it)
Christmas tree just hand cut
White Gel Pen
Glamour Dust
Ribbon, pearls and gems from my stash box

Is it just me or does a Christmas card feel even more like Christmas if it has a red ribbon on it?

OK my little dinner break is nearly over .. .. sandwiches just about gone .. .. so off to play with pretty ribbons on wedding stationery (once my hands have had a good old scrub). 

Have a good day everyone.



Di said...

FABULOUS Jules! Love this card.

So funny, my card for tomorrow has two of the papers you used on it. AND, the very same die is coming up as a prize in the Playground very soon. I love how you used it here - perfect!!

Hugs, Di xx

Irene said...

Stunning and brilliant Jules.

Patricia said...

Brilliant card as always Jules, great papers and I do LOVE that die.
I have "ummed and aaaahhed" a out it, might just have to have it, it says it all does it not!!!!
Happy crafting

Patricia xxx

Royston Wood said...

Stunning card Jules love the die and tree

Elizabeth said...

Another fabulous Christmas card, Jules. If you keep this up you will have plenty of cards come December. I'm certain you are right about the red ribbon - anything red and green looks Christmassy to me :) Hope the wedding stationery is coming along nicely ... I need no excuse to play with pretty ribbons :)) Hugs, Elizabeh xx

Anne said...

Love your card Jules, I agree, lots of use will be had from your new die. Hugs x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card and fantastic die. Love the papers (and the ribbon) you have used.

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Jules, I really love that Merry Christmas die and the beautiful papers are gorgeous too... I also loved scrolling to see your other Christmas cards.. all so beautiful as always. Looks like you had a fab time there in York! I had only heard of it in that song ha ha :) xx

Carol said...

Wow Jules I love this...and having made lots of ivory off cuts a perfect size for this die I can feel a spend coming on!! Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely Jules I do like your design, and the papers are gorgeous, I love the little bow, hugs Kate x

Betty said...

I love this card Jules that die is gorgeous and love the papers

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh no another item for my wish list!!! LOL! What a beautiful card Jules and really striking with that die sentiment. I agree on the red bow - in fact I just love the traditional colours although I do like to go for a modern take sometimes too! x

Sharon said...

Jules, you always come up with such fabulous designs. I love the gorgeous papers and the Merry Christmas die is fabulous.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

WOW!! I love this Jules. The MB die looks amazing, I love those papers and I agree, the red ribbon is the perfect finishing touch for a Christmas card.
hugs Sue xx


Wow Jules - LOVE this beautiful Xmas card - the MB die is a "must-have" (in other words - I must have it)!! The LOTV paper is fabulous - very traditional yet it has a modern touch too.
I agree with your comment about red ribbon - it completes a Christmas card perfectly!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Cynthia said...

I've seen this die cut used a bit around Blogland...but I must say, I think yours is the best! =D Love LOVE the backing papers! And the ribbon is just perfect! So festive!!!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card Jules, I can see why you had to have that die, lovely Christmas papers and I do agree with you about the red ribbon.

Carole x said...

Very pretty xmas card xx

Sharon said...

Hi, this is a lovely card. The die makes for a very effective card. Sometimes it's nice to be able to see the papers as there are some gorgeous ones out there. I like your touch with the hearts too, a clever idea. Sharon x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love that fabulous die...great

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your card Jules and love the sentiment die


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. The die looks fabulous - mine arrived today too but I haven't had chance to have a play yet!! Have a lovely evening
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous Jules, the die is amazing. Just skipped a season to winter today it is awful x Susan x

Hazel said...

Jules I love your Christmas card, it's beautiful. Like you I can't believe that' it's Thursday to morrow where has Monday, Tuesday and today gone.

Hazel x

Kathleen said...

Oh wow Jules this is fabulous, love the deep richness of the papers and the fab tree and the paper that you have lined the die with and the red ribbon and the little heart and the snowflakes.
Cards ok really.

Ooops meant stunning.

Kath x

coops said...

so stunning jules.i really love your papers and fab design :D

xx coops xx

sally said...

Liking that die lots :-) might have to write a "Please Santa" letter!


mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules. Love the traditional feel to it and love the die. Another one on my wish list.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Jules.

Beryl said...

What a fabulous die - and the papers you have used with it are perfect.
Beryl xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Amanda said...

Oh my that is a fabulous die, one for the wish/need list lol. Hugs, Amanda x

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, love the richness of this card. I placed an order for some MB dies before popping by your blog (been on flexi leave today, but suffering with a heavy cold :-( ) Now I'm wishing I'd bought that die too. Hugs, Pauline xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Another Stunner.....
Gorgeous Memory Boz DDie ....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mau xx said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love tradition colours for Christmas and that die is a must have. I am telling hubby you are to blame mind you :0)
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Linby said...

Love the lush papers you used and the die sets it off perfectly.

Julie Kitchener said...

Another gorgeous one!