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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.


Sunday, 1 June 2014


Hi Everyone

Hope you have had a great weekend.

The weather here has been lovely .. .. it would be great to have a few days like today .. .. except for the fact that I have tried to cram too much into it.  Hence my Sunday snippets being very late making an appearance.

I will start with my Christmas make first:

and this is in place of what is normally a general type of card because I wanted to use an envelope punch board that I took delivery of on Friday.

So many fabby things you can make with this board .. .. and this is my first which uses a 6" x 6" snippet of card.

Don't go looking for the heart on this as you will look for ever .. .. because there isn't one (unless like me you see some of the flowers forming a heart LOL!!)  The heart will be a tag with the recipients name on.

This is the tutorial I followed for making it

and there are lots more to go at!!

I think I am going to have fun with this board (and the gift bag board that I will share another day).

Off to link up to Pixies Snippet Playground Challenge before my little eyes shut!!

Catch you again soon.



Sam Donald said...

Beautiful Jules! I shall come back to look for more hearts.

Pootles xx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card that calls out for a sweet little Miss to give it too.
I can see why you wanted to play with this punch board. And I can see the heart in the flower pattern! Good thing as I missed the heart in one of your earlier posts.
Off to see if you shared just where it was!!!

Sarah said...

Love the image Jules, she looks so pretty in pink and green to match those fab PP papers. Love the box too, although I wouldn't really like to see any more just in case I " accidentally" need to buy one (or three) of those boards!! xx

Carole Z said...

HI Jules, oh if we could have a run of happy sunny days wouldn't that be lovely? Love your Christmas card and box....I've been looking at these boards and wondering how good they are, so it's good to see you are liking yours! Happy day, hugs Carole Z X

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and box Jules, could do with a few more hours myself too x Susan x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful Jules I will have to have a peek at this board! Susan x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, she looks fabulous and I love the papers.
Lorraine x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, pretty colour and such a sweet image.
Hugs Jacee

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely makes Jules.. wish I'd have had a bonnet like this one..burnt my nose yesterday! LOL
have a great week.x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, sweet card, lovely image and colours, gorgeous box too, hugs Kate x

Jean Straw said...

I love your gorgeous christmas card, such a cute image and I like the sparkly pink threads down the side.
I love your little gift box as well, I have been looking at the punch boards for a while and expect I will succumb before too long, it's just a case of deciding which one I'd like most.
Jean x

Betty said...

Lovely card and box Jules. The box is so sweet and I'm so glad you told us there is no heart as I usually spend ages looking for it LOL!

Sue B said...

Ooh what a gorgeous card Jules… such a sweet image and I love your colouring… the pink reminds me of sugared almonds… and the paper goes with it beautifully… the bow and twine are really pretty too!
I love your box…. what a fab design… thanks for the link to tutorial.
Sorry I have been such a bad blogger for so long... just don't have as much time nowadays... hope you are keeping well.
Have a great week!
Love Sue xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card and box Jules your card us so sweet


cotnob said...

Two fabulous makes Jules, I love the non traditional colours on your Christmas card - so pretty.

Dawn C said...

Oh this is so cute Jules, a really fab card x

SARN said...

Very cute card and a gorgeous box Jules. I wish you many happy hours with your new punch board! I have the bag one . . . which let to a few frustrations on the first few goes! Ok now though!

Don't work TOOO hard this week (I know I might as well save my keystrokes!!!)

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

lovely card. Thank you for sharing on the Playground

Di said...

Hi Jules! Aw, what an adorable card - all sugary pink too. As always (and with a heart) really lovely make.

Oooer, I bet you'll get TONS of use out of the new board for wedding favours. Great investment!

Sorry I'm a bit late visiting - playing catch up here :)

Hugs, Di xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules this is utterly delightful, what a cute image and I love the colours you have used this is full of gorgeousness
lorraine x

Cynthia said...

Adorable!! Love the little girl and her heart too! SO cute.

XxJULESxX said...

Aww Jules so beautiful!

Brenda said...

Awww, this card is just precious as can be!! I love that little girl image and love her candy cane. lol How fun is your box!! I so love the envie punch board and looks like you will be loving it too!! Hugs, Brenda

Emma Sheppard said...

What a sweet card, stunning x