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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.


Sunday, 6 October 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday!!!

The weather has been beautiful here today .. .. more dreaded washing on the line .. .. but as instructed by the lovely Eve I am going to try and "fold my clothes VERY carefully" .. .. then I might not need to iron them LOL!!!

Anyway lots happening in the old House of Hearts at the moment so a quick run into Pixie's Snippet Playground with a quick share which used up a  few of my snippets.  I don't think anyone will have any problems finding the heart today!!

As always on a Sunday I give myself the day off from listing my ingredients .. .. .. but I know this stamp will be getting lots of airing this Christmas so you will soon know its name and reference number off by heart LOL!!!

I have the longest "do list" ever as I start this week so my blog posts might be a bit "hit and miss" or even non-existent and I know I definitely won't have time for blog visits  -  sorry :-(

It is the wedding fayre next Sunday and I have so many new ideas I want to pull together and exhibit including a new table plan.  I always have three on display and make sure that one of them is a brand new design.  So wedding fayre work, alongside my other commissions and orders means bloghopping has to be banned for a little while.  But I will try and post the odd make if I can.

Whilst at my Mum's on Friday evening along with my lovely Sis and nieces my Mum mentioned something about "Pippa Dee" where she used to work many, many years ago.  My nieces had never heard of Pippa Dee and thought it was the name of someone Mum used to work alongside .. .. we all had a good laugh .. .. and then afterwards decided that Pippa Dee should become a guest name on my next table plan.  I wonder how long it will take my Sis to spot her next Sunday LOL!!

Anyway, for now I need to go and scrub the distress ink off my fingers and finish some invitations ready for collection by a "happy couple" later this week.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a good week everyone.

Sorry I am a rubbish blog buddy!



Cynthia said...

Awww, Jules, you're not a rubbish blog buddy!! You're doing what you love--that's very important! =D

Love this card. The colors are amazing and I do love those trees!!

Have a wonderful week!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card, love the colours and the stamp.

Kath x

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful card, have a good week. :)

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Jules lovely tree and design...Pipoa Dee brings back memories I can still see my little ones in their stripped PJ's,,,
Hope you wedding fair gies well


Amanda said...

Beautiful card Jules, yes I spotted the heart lol. Pippa dee now that takes me back, brought back lots of memories especially of a nightie that i used as a nightlght as i generated so much static that i was a blue glow all night lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous...Fab image and colours. Glorious weather here today

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, I'm same situation - a craft to do list that is way too long, which is why I've been 'missing' a few always your card is fabulous! Hope you get your work done, Carole Z xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabulous card.....
Roy has a Pippa Dee dressing gown.... He thinks it must be 25 or more years old... Its like a liquorice stripe... When i first saw i laugh so much but now i have got to like it.....
Hugs Sylviec

Carol said...

Fab snippet make Jules, love the stamp.....and I think I've found the heart!! Pippa she's a blast from the past!! Carol x

Anne said...

Oh you are a terrible blog Buddy!!! Glad you're so busy and good luck at your fair next week. It's not as easy as it looks, been there! x

Hazel said...

Pippa Dee now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time until last week when I was telling my youngest daughter that I loved there clothes and they were so good quality that you could pass them on and they still looked like new and sometimes they were passed on three or four times. My daughter likes mini Boden, which are lovely but not a patch on Pippa Dee in my mind.

Your card is stunning, I just love it. You are going to be busy and we will all understand why you are not around, take care.
Hazel xxx

Sue said...

Stunning card Jules. Such a gorgeous image and the colours are wonderful.
I love the way you have added the sentiment too.
I hope you have a good week
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Just gorgeous - Love it!
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Jules, love the embossed image and the lovely background, is it velum. Hugs Kate x

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, love the inking of the sky and the white sketchy style of the stamp. I remember Pippa Dee too. My dog is called Pippa, and when she is being naughty I refer to her as Pippa Dee, lol. Have a good week. Lynn x

Sharon said...

A stunning stamp and design Jules. I hope you enjoy your hectic week and get many orders from your wedding fayre.
Hugs Sharon. x

Viv's Visuals said...

You are an annoying blog buddy....... I now HAVE TO HAVE this stamp too! xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love it. I vaguely remembering going to a Pippa Dee party when my girls were little, and if l remember correctly l bought pinafore dresses (about 30 yrs ago) x Susan x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning, Luv Sam x

Beryl said...

A gorgeous card - love that colour combo for Christmas. Hope you get through your busy week unscathed and the fayre goes well.
Beryl xx

Patricia said...

Another beautiful card love the tree stamp and that lovely scroll along the bottom.
Even I did not need to search for the Heart today!!!

Patricia xxx

Kristie said...

This is SO pretty! Love it!

Carole x said...

Lovely christmas card Jules x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules - LOVE the stamp and of course it's a really beautiful end result. I do so love blues on Christmas cards right now. Ha, I spotted the heart straight away too :)

On the subject of heart spotting , my QCME magazine arrived here the other day and as always I raced through it to find you and scour your cards to spot the hearts :)

Oh yes, I remember Pippa Dee parties - that dates me LOL!

Hugs, Di xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the stamp and the blue colour scheme.

mags said...

A beautiful card Jules and I do that image. Good luck with your 'to do' list this week.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful Christmas card.

erzib├╝gelchen said...

Ohhh Wow!

Your card ist sooo beautiful!
I love the color!

Hugs from Germany

Annmaree of Oz said...

oooh we are embossing and inky buddies today, loving embossing and how it resists and is so effective with the blues!

All the best with the wedding fayre stuff!

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love your winter trees and gorgeous icy colours :D

xx coops xx

Pop's Cards said...

Fabulous creation hugs Pops x

Anneke said...

wow, this is a wonderful christmas card with a realy winter scenery.
great design Jules and your cards have always an elegant touch.
hugs to you.

Anke said...

Wonderful christmas card, so lovely.


Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image.
I have never heard of Pippa Dee before, so must google it.
Nikki x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
a lovely card as always.

Good luck with the wedding fayre.

hugs xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, lovely card and super stamp - I'll be keeping my open for the details :)) I recall going to a Pippa Dee party with my late MIL, that would be way back in the 70s. I bought a pair of PJs for my, then toddler, son ... I think I have a snapshot of him wearing them somewhere - must see if I can dig it out - it might just make an appearance on my blog :)) Hope all goes well at the fayre and forget any notion that you are a rubbish blogger, busy is busy and really what could be better! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Morning Jules . . . what a fabulous Festive card. Gorgeous, as ever.

GOOD LUCK with the Wedding Fayre this weekend.

Sarn xxx

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous Xmas card! Sounds like you are very busy!
Hugs Lynsey x

Diane said...

Beautiful card design Jules.

Hugs Diane

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules love the card its so beautiful!, sorry I haven't been on but mum has been in hospital and things aren't good, but thought a bit of blogging would cheer me up!

Carole x said...

Missing you x

Juls said...

this is beautiful! Hugs Juls