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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.


Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Hi Everyone

Just popping by to wish everyone a really lovely Christmas.

I hope it is a special time for you all, and one you can collect special memories from to look back on in years to come.

Our big family day is Saturday .. .. so I am going to enjoy a few days of  "calm before the storm" .. .. starting in around six hours time when hopefully everything I want to get done will be done.

Santa won't be bringing me anything craft related at all .. .. in fact I am hoping for a manual that will teach me how to switch off, stop thinking, chill and be lazy!!  Something I find very hard to do.  My brain always seems to be on overdrive.

I can never sit and do nothing .. .. but I will try .. .. very, very hard  LOL!!

My crafty share to wish you all a really happy Christmas, filled with love, is something I have created using Serif Craft Artist Professional (something I treated myself to a little while ago but haven't had time to play with properly yet).  I know it leaves a lot to be desired but it isn't bad for a first attempt.  I was quite proud of being able to add my curtains behind the windows .. .. but sadly I couldn't make it look like I had a decent front door LOL!!!  Mr Heart said I will just have to pretend it is open !!

It has all been super busy here on the wedding front recently .. .. hence the lack of posts and blog visiting .. .. but hopefully I will catch up soon.  

In the meantime I would just like to thank everyone for all your support, comments, cards, emails and friendship.  All very, very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful special few days everyone.

Love and Christmas hugs


Cynthia said...

Wow, Jules!! I love LOVE your Christmas scene!! It's amazing and gorgeous--and I love that your front door is open for all of us to visit you!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! Thank you for sharing your creations and for the visits to my blog as well. May 2014 be a stellar year for you!

Sarah said...

Great job Jules!! Merry Christmas to you and yours xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Merry Christmas to the House of Hearts and may your home be filled with millions of hearts in 2014! x

Wendy said...

Hi Jules just popping in to Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Wendy xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic digi card Jules - your talents go far beyond paper. Have a wonderful Festive Season and thanks for all your wonderful inspiration and comments. Sarah x

Doreen said...

Happy Christmas Jules,all the best to you and your

Denise said...

Hi Jules,
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year.
Love your fab Serif creation.
Denise xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, gorgeous card, love the image and the design.
Have a wonderful Christmas Jules, and the best of wishes for Health and Happiness in 2014, hugs Kate X

cotnob said...

Fun card Jules, I think your ski-ing person is going to ski right through the open door!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, wishing you a very Happy Christmas - I love visiting your site and looking at your beautiful designs..have a wonderful time, Carole Z X

Carole x said...

Happy Christmas Jules have missed you this week hope you have a relaxing day xx

Patricia said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Jules.
If Santa brings you that "book" can you please let me know where to buy it. ........... !!!!
Your card is great, I bought Serif Professional ages ago, they are still in the packaging..............
Have a Wonderful Christmas a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.

Patricia xx

Vicky said...

wishing you a very merry Christmas too hun...:o)

biggest of love n hugs Vicky xx

Sue said...

I love your card Jules
Sending you good wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
hugs Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous card Jules ....wishing you and your family a Very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New year


Lorraine said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas Jules!
Lorraine x

susiestacey said...

Lovely make today Jules. Like you our main 'event' is on saturday when our daughters/husbands and grandchildren will be here and l am taking charge in the kitchen (normally OH place)
If you get that manual let me know the title and if it is available for kindle.
Happy Christmas to you and yours and best wishes for 2014 x Susan x

mags said...

Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas.

Sue B said...

Ooh I love this fab scene that you've created Jules… it's really beautiful !! :-)
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!
Take Care
Love and hugs
Sue xx

Kathleen said...

I have the Craft Artist but have not yet ventured into using it as it should be used.
Thanks so much for your comment and I have to say that I have loved your cards and so pleased that I found you.

Kath x

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Just wanted to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2014! And love what you've done with Serif too :)

Carol said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too Jules. Have fun playing in much to learn! Beware though it can become addictive lol!! Carol x

scrappymo! said...

Well done to master a new skill in this busy season! It looks wonderful and I agree the door is open. It certainly looks that way from over here!

Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful Saturday. We will have our present opening and family dinner on Boxing Day so will have a quiet and relaxed Christmas Day.

EELS said...

Hi Jules and thankyou for the Christmas wishes and goodwill. Same to you and family from the Gold Coast, Australia

Lynn said...

Have a wonderful times Jules - and I think your card is fab. Very clever for your first attempt. Lynn x

Julie Kitchener said...

Hi Jules, all the very best for the coming new year!,mum has been here since xmas eve she's gone to my sisters now.I may be able to catch up now for a bit.
Hope you had a lovely day and got some nice gifts!!!.
Just having a peep at your cards now, x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, you are head and shoulders over any skills that I might have with the program, Jules, and I think it is beautiful! I also like Mr. H's suggestion, especially since I feel like your door would always be open to everyone!

Have a happy Christmas with your family this weekend! I wish you all the best in the new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, love your Serif Christmas Creation! Hope you had a lovely Xmas.
Hugs Lynsey x

Carole x said...

Happy New Year Jules, missing you x

Annmaree of Oz said...

Fabulous image, way to go!