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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, 11 December 2013


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday.

I hope your day is going well.

Another busy one here in the House of Hearts .. .. and one where I have today taken a huge weight off my shoulders and resigned myself to the fact that no-one will be getting handmade cards from me this year .. .. I just don't have time to make them amongst the wedding work and orders I need to complete before Christmas .. .. so it will be charity cards supporting our local Hospice from me this year. Phew!!!  Pleased that decision is made and strangely enough I don't feel guilty!

But I am still making Christmas cards for my lovely customers and here is one of my favourites from today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3741K" Filigree Tree
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Christmas Sentiment Tags"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Twas the Night .. ..  Script" overprinted with "Scandi Chic Snowflake" and "Pinstripes"
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Gems and Nail Head
Eyelet and ribbons from my stash box

I am going to take this over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge where the theme is "Christmas" .. .. that was handy!!!  LOL!!!

So that is me for today.

A mammoth cutting out session is planned for tonight and tomorrow .. .. so my snippets are going to increase still further with all those offcuts that I simply can't put into the bin!!!!  LOL!!!

Have a good evening everyone.

I'll catch you when I do.



Eve said...

Hi Jules,
a beautiful card - stunning.

Congratulations on your win - I expect that I will be WOWED! with your future makes!

Hope that you will get some time off over Christmas and put your feet up! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful card Jules and I don't blame you heading to the charity cards. I've made all mine but then I do feel I'm diddling the charities at Christmas so may have a rethink next year. Also postage is so high that I had to do a batch of 'non-sticky-up' to avoid the large letter prices and I don't like those as much. Good luck with your cutting session. xx

Sarah said...

That is such a lovely card Jules, I can understand why it is a favourite! xx

MagsB said...

Hi, Jules, I'm so sorry I've been MIA recently - but now I've abandoned the ironing I can have a good browse of your blog!

I'm glad you've decided to buy cards this year - it's so easy to overdo it and panic. Besides, cards bought from charities help support them, which is good!

Finally onto your card - love it to bits! I always enjoy seeing what you do with this gorgeous stamp! I love the subtle patterns of the overprinted PP paper, too!

Have a good evening!

much love, Mags B x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love that filigree tree image. I've decided to recycle last years cards for hubby and the envelopes and they won't be any the wiser! Carol x

Debs said...

This is so classy and elegant Jules - love the stunning colours and gorgeous image.
Hope all are well in the House of Hearts and nearly ready for Santa coming.
Take care
Debs xx

sally said...

Class act!


Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,

This is so gorgeous.
Sue x

Cynthia said...

Ooo, I love this card!! That silver is just gorgeous and I love the backing papers too. Lovely!

Viv's Visuals said...

Just beautiful Jules.x

Lorraine said...

A stunning card Jules - so elegant. I love it.
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

love it - great colours and so elegant looking x

Julie C. said...

Such an elegant card, Jules! Love the small gems on the tree and I love that ribbon colour too! Wonderful! ^_^

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules - very elegant. I confess to sending 4 bought cards - old ones l have had a few years to hubby's old friends we only send to at christmas - keeping postage costs down. x Susan x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, very classy and never seen this image before. Love it.

I have cut down this year, crossed off people and sent bought cards to people I haven't seen for years.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules, such a beautiful tree. I love the papers and gorgeous colours too.
Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,fab image and

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules , love yor gorgeous tree and backing papers


coops said...

so stunning and stylish jules.the colours and design are gorgeous and i love the tree :D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love this tree.... One i haven't got.......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Stunning card Jules the image is a beauty and looks lovely embossed. Susan x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules what a beautiful card design, love the papers and the embossing on your topper is stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

Dawn C said...

Superb card Jules. So classy, I love it loads. Have a great Xmas x

lisa said...

Love your elegant card, Jules. I don't think you are on your own with bought Christmas cards, I have bought ones too with just a few handmade for those special people!!
Hope your cutting out is going well.
Congrats on those lovely WOW powders, you choose beautiful colours.
hugs Lisax

Patricia said...

Love, love, love it Jules, I can understand why you love it .

Patricia xx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Loving the silver embossing, Jules! Pretty image and papers and touch of bling!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Sally said...

A stunning creation Jules. Beautiful embossing & gorgeous papers. I love it!
Sally x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous! Love everything about this card..papers and colours are fab! Carole Z X

mags said...

This is stunning Jules. So elegant and love the tree.

scrappymo! said...

This is so gorgeous! The tree is superb and the papers choices and design are so stunning!

Julie Kitchener said...

gorgeous looks very classy too!