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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 March 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day .. . all the sunshine of yesterday has been replaced by rain here today :-(

Oh well .. .. at least that stopped me doing any more washing LOL!!!

I am all prepared and ready for sharing two cards for entering into Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge for March. Gosh we are a quarter of the way through 2014 already!!  Can you believe it?!?!  I know I can't.

So here are my two makes for this month:

These used:

Images:  Penny Black "X2754H" Xmas Kiss and "2995F" Stocking
Sentiments:  Papermania Urban Stamps "PMA 90180" Christmas in the Country Tags
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "Silent Night"
Impression Obsession Dies:  "DIE100-F" Snowflakes
Die-namics Dies: Insert it - 3 x 4 Notepad
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Snowflakes
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink Pad:  Old Paper
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Pearls, Twine, Metallic Thread, Gems and Ribbon from my Stash Box

As you can see the "Jaunty Angle" therapy is starting to take effect and I am finding it a little easier to work through the pain.  LOL!!!.  

So that is me for today .. .. with two more cards into the Christmas box.  Woo hoo!!



cotnob said...

Two fabulous Christmas cards Jules, I love your adorable images and those Silent Night papers are gorgeous.
You did make me chuckle managing to find something positive about the rain!

Marie-Louise said...

Two brilliant cards Jules. I love both of them but I do have a soft spot for the hedgies.

Cynthia said...

Super adorable images! Love the layers on the second one--it almost looks like leather! =D

Hazel said...

Jules these are so cute and adorable. Hazel xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules beautiful cards, gorgeous images and I love your design, the papers are beautiful, hugs Kate x

SARN said...

Hi Jules . . . you just can't go wrong with a cute PB image can you? I love both of these cards and your jaunty angles! Both stunners.

Thanks for joining in with Rudolp Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jan Frances said...

WOW, love these cards Jules. The stamped images are so cute. x Jan xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules, great design and colours..your Christmas card pile must growing nicely


Sue - said...

Love the slightly vintage look, colours and the jaunty angle too.

Jean Straw said...

Your cards are beautiful, I love the cute images, and the neutral colours with the kraft elements looks great.
Jean x

susiestacey said...

Lovely cards Jules, rain here all day too x Susan x

Whisper said...

2 super PB cards hun, Luv Sam x

Wendys Little Nest Crafts said...

Gorgeous cards, as always. Thank you for sharing. ;-)xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
I stole the sunshine from you today as I didn't have it yesterday!!

I spy a new die!! Me likey!

Must get my act together for the Rudolf challenge.

Hope you are catching up with your orders. xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards with super images and one very sneaky heart.
Love the colours.

Kath x

Carole x said...

Love both cards x

sally said...

Oh but I'm loving that robin! Good jog with the jaunty angles too :-)


Wendy said...

Hi Jules these are gorgeous, love the sweet images and fab designs.
I too can not believe how quickly time is start my Christmas cards too lol
Wendy x

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules these are fab Christmas cards!
Hugs Lynsey x

Sue said...

These are gorgeous Jules. I love the cute images, fabulous colouring and beautiful papers. Such great layouts too.
hugs Sue xx

Diane said...

Very fun card designs Jules.

Hugs Diane

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Two stunning cards Jules loving your notebook dies. I'm not into distress inks but you make them look so neat and adorable. X

Beryl said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. Love the design and colour scheme. Can you believe I don't have any of the Penny Black hedgies in my collectiion. Don't know how that's happened as I think they are adorable. Still - you can't have everything (I suppose!).
Beryl xx

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules,love them

Mau xx said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, beautifully designed both of them. You certainly hid the first heart My tablet doesn't zoom too good xx but i was not to be beat...lll
Hugs Mau xx

Dawn C said...

Both gorgeous Jules. Hope you OK? x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous xmas cards.... Love the backing papers.....
I missed your Twine flower give away... Next time.....i would like to make some.... Are they easy?did you say it was made on a loom.....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sarah said...

Great cards Jules and loving the jaunty brave girl!! xx

Louise said...

Lovely cards Jules xx

Emma Sheppard said...

These are so lovely! I really like that notepad die, it looks brilliant. Well done on getting so many Christmas cards done x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Gorgeous cards Jules.
Sue x

Brenda said...

Both of these cards are just darling Jules! I love the stamps you used and I love the papers as well as the die cuts. So cute, colored so pretty and so you! Hugs

mamapez5 said...

Two fabulous cards. From the cute PB stamps, to the subtle backing papers, and everything between them, I just love them. Kate x

Linby said...

Love these, took sometime to find the hearts today. Glad you have a new bug!
Linby x

scrappymo! said...

Love the jaunty angles!
These two cards are wonderful!The little bird on the branch with the red pearls for buds looks so pretty.

The first card has such fab texture combinations. I love to see burlap with glitter and silver fact I am busy reworking some of my Xmas decorations to reflect this look!

Irene said...

Two fabulour Christmas cards Jules.