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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.


Thursday, 3 October 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday to you all.  Thank you for your lovely comments on my creation yesterday .. .. I am almost sad to see it move from the top of my blog posts as I was quite chuffed with it.  Sorry if I caused a few crafty pennies to be spent :-(

I made today's share last night, and wrote up my post whilst having a mammoth printing session, which meant I only had to take my pictures today, add the final touches and link up.  If only I was this organised with my blog every day!!  But that will never happen!!!

For speed I used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge for this week.

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2988H" Caroling Duck!
Sentment:  Penny Black "2764F" a Merry Xmas
Backing Paper:  Nitwits "Simple Joys Collection"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cheery Lynn Die:  "B148" Holly Flourish (but very heavily pruned .. and without a hard-hat or goggles LOL!!)
Glamour Dust
Ribbon .. .. from Lidl last Christmas .. .. I hope they have some more this year.

and if you fancy playing along here is the sketch I used.

A nice and easy one this week.

OK .. .. time to go get organised.  I have a happy couple arriving soon for a table plan design session ready for their wedding later this month.

I'll hopefully catch you again soon.



Roma said...

Aww how christmasy is this !

love it ,love the sentiment ,the papers ,image & ribbon x

Amanda said...

Another cute Christmas card Jules, love that pb stamp. Hugs, Amanda x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Another beautiful, cute and gorgeous card from you Jules. Good to see you regular blogging again - you are one organised lady. Enjoy the rest of your day. x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules x Susan x

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, you are as busy as ever, I notice. Great stuff! I think the image on your card is adorable - and I love the background papers from Nitwits. I saw some christmas ribbons in Lidl last week, so you might be in luck! Save some for me, lol. Lynn x

Doreen said...

Love the image and layout Jules,fabulous

Cynthia said...

That caroling duck...he makes me laugh!! =D Love the papers too!

Patricia said...

Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I love it

Patricia xxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. The image is fabulous and I love the papers.
Lorraine x

Hazel said...

Jules I just love this card, that duck image is so cute.
Hazel xx

cotnob said...

An adorable card Jules, fabulous image and I love your papers.
I found some gorgeous raffia in our local Lidl (every colour under the rainbow) at a very reasonable price, just have to pop in every week now just to see what they might have!

Kathleen said...

I am sorry too that the die cut card has moved from the top of your blog as I just loved it.
This is brilliant in a different way, great image and clean and simple.

Kath x

Anneke said...

dear jules.
this is gorgeous and i like the sweet and cute duggie.
you have cute stamps and your coloring is always perfect.
have a wonderful week and hugs to you.

Carol said...

Love this one Jules, so cute. Didn't manage to stay sat on my hands for long and both the papers and die seem have been purchased...and the flower loom still hasn't had an airing!! Carol x

Carole x said...

This card is lovely Jules xx

Mau xx said...

How cute is that image, but does he know he shouldn't stand still tooo long or he could be in the
Great card Jules.
Hugs Mau xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Your adorable card made me smile Jules....lovely card


Beryl said...

Super card Jules. Love the image and the papers. I got some ribbons from Lidl last year too. Looks like they were different to yours. Will keeping a look out for them this year too.
Beryl xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hi Jules,

We do have to allow some time for visits to each other, don't we, when we stay away too long?! My goodness but I have enjoyed a solid half-hour leisurely scrolling through your wonderful posts and stunning cards!!

Loved the desk shots and then that happy mail you got! How cool was that!! Your cards are always a delight!

And how wonderful that you squeezed in some R&R away in York. I read so many smiling posts from friends who go off to York. I think if I ever made it over there, York would be a MUST DO, besides meeting all of my UK friends, of course!

Glad to hear the wedding biz is still bustling, as well! Continued best wishes and thanks for stopping by to visit me!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card love that cute goose hope he's not destined for the Christmas roast.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Fantastic Festive card here Jules.

Sarn xxx

Whisper said...

Aaah what an absolute little sweetie, great layout and papers too, luv Sam x

Annmaree of Oz said...

another awesome Christmas card, love that festive duck!

I really need to cracking on more cards myself, won't be long before I have to post them!

Have a great weekend, Jules xoxo

rosie said...

wow what a fantastic card Jules. love the image. such fab colours x

Corysnana1 said...

Your card is fabulous. Love the paper and the image. Thanks for using our sketch this week and playing along at Sketch Saturday.
Cathy xx

mags said...

Such a cute image Jules and love the papers.

Pop's Cards said...

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

coops said...

so stunning jules.fab fun image and i love your papers :D

xx coops xx

Julie Kitchener said...

Aww! love the image Jules, another gorgeous card!