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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.


Saturday, 26 October 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely weekend .. .. we gain an hour overnight .. .. I wonder what we will all do with it.

There was a conversation on the radio yesterday about it and under discussion came the fact that those who work through the night end up having to work an extra hour!!  I have never even considered that!  How selfish of me!!

Anyway, I am here today with a creation I made early doors for entering into Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge for October.  

This used:

Backing Paper:  Trimcraft First Edition "Silent Night" (love the textured pages and sparkly bits in this pad)
Memory Box Die:  "98680" Grand Merry Christmas
SizzixMovers and Shapers Die:  "657493" Mini Reindeer & 25 Set
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbon, chord, gem and charm from my stash box
My trusty sewing machine
Distress Ink and a crackle glaze stamp with a bit of silver embossing powder to make the reindeer feel special

I am pleased to report that the sun shone for my "happy couple" on Friday.  It was throwing it down with rain for a good part of the morning and I was on a "mini-depression" on their behalf .. .. but by 1.30pm it was beautiful and they will have been able to get some gorgeous photographs I am sure.  

Have a lovely evening everyone.

I'll catch you again tomorrow with my snippets.  For some reason there are a few lying around the place again LOL!!!



Viv's Visuals said...

This is lovely Jules (and I adore the purple anniversary card- only just seen it cos I've met myself coming back this week!) x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, another lovely the dies you've used and the colours too! Carole Z X

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love the design and sweet little reindeer.
I hope the kids let me have my extra hour in for Hubby...he's on night shift!
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous Jules - and that Merry Christmas die is just divine. Lovely to see your post. x

Debs M said...

lovely card! I for one am glad I'm not working on the ward's anymore! x

Carole x said...

Nice card Jules, think i might just go and make a wedding card for my daughters friend have good evening xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, love your card, especially that Merry Christmas Die, but really I love everything abought it, hugs kate x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,lovely design and

catherine said...

This looks fabulous Jules. love the colour and such a great reindeer.
x catherine

Sue said...

Stunning card Jules, I love that memory box die and wonderful die cut deer. Gorgeous papers too.
Hugs Sue xx

Home sweet home said...

Hi stunning card:D

Your card below are fabulous too:D

Wish you a lovely evening:)


susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules...did'nt realise the clocks change tonight. Hope you are ok x Susan x

susiestacey said...

Sending you an email x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous use of the brilliant die, looks really great using kraft card and love the deer.

Kath x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card - love the deer and the twinkle around him :) Glad the sun shone for your couple on Saturday, which is only as it should ... happy the bride the sun shines on and all that :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Cynthia said...

I love your "special" reindeer. He looks like gingerbread cake. ;-)

Oh, and I love the kraft/brown/sky blue combo. Lovely.

Patricia said...

Once again another brilliant card, found the heart no problem today.
I love what you have done with the Christmas Die. I have that one and never used it so far. Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a wonderful weekend

Patricia xxx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is just totally gorgeous & yummy Jules! I love the delish colours and the dies are fabulous!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend hun :)

Betty said...

Lovely card Jules. I really need that die

Beryl said...

Super card Jules. That enormous Merry Christmas die is fabulous. Love the die cut deer too.
I've know idea how many extra hours I worked on the night shift when I worked at a hospital - but it was more often than not.At least it won't feel as though I'm getting up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to watch the Grand Prix.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

Aww i love this card Jules!

love the reindeer & the fab merry christmas die plus the star nail heads x

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules - and what a lovely use of the Grand Merry Christmas die. Great colours too!

The Playground opens again at midnight Sunday 'cos I left it open an extra day after travelling home.

Hugs, Di xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so warm and lovely, Jules! Your deer looks like a delicious sugar cookie topper!!

So glad to hear the sun shone on the happy couple! A wonderful omen!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, think I need that die now.

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh what a wonderful Rudolph Day card. Super die cuts. Glad the weather brightened up for your happy couple.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolph Day.

Sarn xxx

cotnob said...

Stunning card Jules, I love that memory box die and your lovely die cut deer.

Crafting Queen said...

Really beautiful card.

Dawn C said...

Clean & so very effective Jules, love this card. x

Katina said...

Gorgeous card Jules! I have that die languishing in my basket, waiting to be checked out, over at the Glitter Pot! I keep arguing with myself about whether I should buy it!

Yes, it is a nuisance for those that work nights as my Andrew found out!

Hazel said...

Stunning card Jules.

Hazel x

coops said...

so stunning and stylish jules.i love the reindeer and wording.
my hubby was one of those on a night shift so he had to work 13 hours, he slept well when he got

xx coops xx

Anke said...

Dear Jules,

your christmas cards are so beautiful and I love this stunning card. FANTASTIC !!!


scrappymo! said...

This one is a beauty. That is my now favouite MB is popping up everywhere but not in my craft stores ...sells out b4 I get

Love the deer as well!

Mau xx said...

Lovely card Jules, like the added stitching.
Hugs Mau xx

MaryH said...

Gorgeous card for Rudolph day. Great idea to use your negative sentiment like this & wow on the way you aligned the merry just so perfectly. Loved your button and the sparkly reindeer is beautiful. Glad your occasion got some nicer weather. TFS & Hugs

Annmaree of Oz said...

Gorgeous card, I love the diecut sentiment and the reindeer, very fun!

Jean Straw said...

Lovely card, I really like the Merry Christmas die cut and your colour combination.
Jean x