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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, 25 February 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday and happy Rudolph Day .. .. yes .. . the 25th of another month which means it is time to play along with Sandra's lovely Rudolph Day Challenge.

Two (or more) creations needed nowadays so that Christmas card storage box will hopefully fill up even more quickly.

An organised post from me today for a change (though I have had plenty of warning LOL!) .. .. I just wish that all my posts could be sitting there in draft form ready and waiting to be publish :-(

So here are my creations:

These used:

Images:  Penny Black "4268K" Crystal Drops and "3057K" Leaping Deer
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Simply Christmas Greetings"
Backing Papers:  Nitwit Collections  "Winter Wishes Too" and "Great White North FQB"
Nestabilities Die: Lacey Square
Impression Obsession Dies:  Snowflakes DIE100-F
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
WOW! Embossing Powder:  Bright White Super Fine
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Gems, Ribbon, Charm, Twine, Metallic Thread and Waste Peel Off Dots

and I think that is it.  Thanks for whipping me into action Sandra xx

A few bits of stray white embossing powder there .. .. but as my Mum would say "a blind man would be pleased to see them" !

Catch you again soon.

Have a good day and get those Christmas goodies out again and play along if you get chance.  You know you will be pleased come November.   There is a lovely prize to be won too .. .. a snowman "with a heart" stamp!!   Ahhhh!!!  LOL!!.

OK back to the wedding work now.



Jane said...

Both gorgeous cards as always. I really should play along and as you say I will be glad I did! Jane x

Stamps and Paper said...

By the time Christmas comes you should have a lovely lot of Christmas cards these two, great colour combination and images


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules,love craft and

Jacki Daniels said...

these are gorgeous Jules
Jacki x

Hazel said...

Your mums saying is just what I was thinking!! Two beautiful cards, love both of them. Hazel xx

Sarah said...

Ooh Jules these are wonderful and one of my fave colour combos too xx

rosie said...

2 gorgeous cards Jules. and hurrah i can see the hearts LOL
fab colour combo. love the simplicity but elegance of the images.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Two very beautiful cards Jules - loving the colour scheme. You are going to be sooooo organised come December and we'll all be wishing we'd followed your lead. Sarah x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That white on kraft is so striking. Both of these are lovely cards. I love the stitching and the polka dots. Just wonderful!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. The white embossed images look beautiful. I love the papers and fabulous layout too.
hugs Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, what beautiful cards, lovely images and I love the use of the kraft card and blue, hugs Kate x

Carole x said...

love the tree one and really like the blues and browns together xx Like your Mums saying too :)

Marjorie said...

Fabulous card Jules, I said I was going to get going on Christmas cards early this year... but there's none on my desk yet lol!!
Marjorie x

Kathleen said...

Two totally fabulous card, love the images on kraft card embossed with white and those trees are another stamp that I have been searching for since you last used it, again no joy. It seems that I have a very similar taste to you, in some ways, but you are always well ahead of me in buying them at the right time.
Enjoy the rest of the week and hope the pile goes down quickly.
Ah, that's the Wedding pile by the way, for anyone who reads this and may get other ideas, lol.

Kath x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Jules, I love the white embossed images and your lovely papers.

Brenda said...

These are beautiful cards Jules! I love the color combo and love those stamps. You are doing well getting your Christmas card stash growing! Hugs!

Beryl said...

Lovely cards Jules. Rally like the white embossed images on the coloured card.
Beryl xx

Patricia said...

Fabulous, love, love, everything about your beautiful card.
As always "mum" is right.........LOL!!
Have a fantastic day

Patricia xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

both stunners , love the white embossing , a super colour combination . I pack my Christmas stash away , it comes out again about Sept, I need to in my small craft room.

debby4000 said...

Oh these are gorgeous Jules.

XxJULESxX said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules!

Laura said...

Lovely colours you've been working with. :)

mags said...

Two lovely christmas card Jules. Great images and designs.

Jan Frances said...

Love your cards. I especially like the white images on kraft card. Jan x

Jean Straw said...

What beautiful cards, I love the colours and the white embossed stamping. lovely papers too.
Jean x

scrappymo! said...

Two more beauties! Love them both,,,great colour combo for them!

mamapez5 said...

I love the blue and brown colour combo. Two stunning cards here! Kate x

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what superb creations for the Rudolf Day. They are really fabulous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anke said...

Wondeful cards Jules, so lovely. I love the images, the designs and the colors.


coldwaters2 said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Jules that white looks great on the Kraft card, I do have a soft spot for the reindeer he looks awesome.
lorraine x

Annmaree of Oz said...

These are seriously stunning, I so love the look of Kraft cardstock, and with the blues and browns and patterns of the paper you used; it just really looks so pretty with the images used! and unique!