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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, 25 June 2014


Hi Everyone

Another day has whizzed by in the blink of an eye .. .. I hope yours was a good one.

As today is the 25th of the month that means it is time for Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge where she likes us to make "at least" two Christmas cards.  Such a strict headmistress but of course we will all be thanking her come December!

I was actually prepared and ready for taking part this month .. .. woo hoo!! .. .. and am trying to get some flat ones into my collection.  It doesn't take much to stop them travelling though that small "standard letter" gap does it?!?!?

So here are my "flat" .. .postal friendly makes:

These used:

Image:  Penny Black "4203K" Snowscape  (stamped just the once and cut in half)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "Mr Sirloin BTN Rare"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Jingle Bells Book Print"
Impression Obsession Dies "DIE100-F"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:  Iridescent Gold
My Trust Sewing Machine
Diamond Stickles
Pinking Shears

and that is me for today.

Have a lovely evening everyone.

Catch you again soon.



Marjorie said...

I like this Jules, love the backing paper it's so different and goes lovely with your snow scene:)...
It's hard to believe we are almost out of June...
Have a lovely evening..
Marjorie xx

Kort og Søm said...

Love your x-mas cards :)

Sarah said...

Wonderful Jules...just wonderful!! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules these are totally FAB love the paper background and the images are gorgeous, love them.
lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Love these Jules. Two fabulous little scenes and the papers and colours look gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely cards Jules.
Sue x

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards Jules love the stamp and design.
Wendy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful cards Jules, love the scene with the deer and the background print, hugs Kate x

Patricia said...

Loving these brilliant cards,
That stamp is amazing making stunning scenes

Patricia x

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant cards and love how the stamp works cut in half, buy one get one free!
Big fan of Mister Sirloin myself, love the blue.

Kath x

Carole said...

Theses are very pretty cards xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful cards Jules.

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Jules love your backing papers and your snowy scene ....your pile of Christmas cards must be steadily put me to shame.


Jean Straw said...

Two fabulous cards, I love the script background and the way you have cut the stamped image to make two beautiful narrow scenes.
Jean x

Brenda said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Jules! I love the colors of this one, so soft and frosty looking. That newsprint paper is so awesome and I love that scene you have stamped. Just beautiful!!Hugs, Brenda

Di said...

Fabulous cards Jules! Sarn is a tough boss but we'll be grateful come November! :)

Hugs, Di xx

aussie aNNie said...

Two lovely cards and images used..I entered this challenge too and it sure looks like a bit of fun and the cards presented are goreous and beautiful designed as well..I have become a new follower of your blog too..brrr cold one here today in Australia....♥aNNie x
The Journey is the Start

Crafting Queen said...

Really like these card, great design. Yes, playing a lot of golf at the moment, it's great. :) Hope you have a lovely week. :)

scrappymo! said...

Oh Jules, they look wonderful!
Great design, I love the crisp clean look of the blue against the printed words!

sally said...



Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two beautiful cards Jules. Love the stamp what a gorgeous image and the sky has a beautiful sheen on it! Susan x

SARN said...

Beautiful flatties! You have such immaculate colour coordination and just the right amount of embellishment. Gorgeous text paper too!

Thanks for playing along Jules.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

mags said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the little scene on them both and the backing paper you have used.

MaryH said...

Very cool & ice-y feel to these lovely blue cards. Liked the print background and the way you've added the banner. Wonderful woodland scene, and had fun searching for the heart. Lovely cards - terrific design. TFS & Hugs

Eve said...

What a fabulous idea Jules cutting the image in two for two stunning cards.
I love the glitzy spray!

LesleyG said...

Oh my, I just LOVE these cards! All the components work really well together...such fab design! xxx

Emma Sheppard said...

Hi Oh you are so good getting on with all these Christmas cards! Another two stunners and what adorable scenes you've created, fabulous x

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous!!! what a great design!

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, I seem to have 'missed' so many of your posts this week and I don't know why! This is gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

Cynthia said...

I love how that gorgeous image just pops off that backing paper--another striking card!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very lovely and rather flat so the postal officials should be happy with that and not charge you an arm and two legs. Love that stamp you used. I've not seen it before.