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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.


Friday, 25 July 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have been having a good week.

Today's post was an easy one to schedule because I knew exactly what was going to be asked of me .. .. two Christmas cards for Sandra's Rudolph Day Challenge.

Ready nice and early so here we go:

These used:

Image and Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Snowy Fun Set"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Nordic Joy" and "Pinstripes"
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (which I am struggling to find the name of but it might be "Snow Dots")
Sizzix Die:  "657003" Winter Wonderland (for the snowflake)
Glamour Dust
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Flat backed pearls from My Crafty Stash Box

I will link up later as I am in schedule mode .. .. but in the meantime have a great day!

Two more Christmas cards for the box.  The box is filling up nicely so I really must get some inserts put in them before that becomes a major task all of its own LOL!!

The weekend will be here before we know it!!  Have a good one!



Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm clever you 'n Di.. you both knew it was 25th already... s'cuse me but want to know just where other 24 days went??
Love your cards Jules. . And plan is to join you :) Shaz in Oz x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. I love the joyful image, beautiful papers and fabulous embossing too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs Sue xx

Carole Z said...

Another fan card Jules, love the colours and that snowman is way too cute! Have a good weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Stamps and Paper said...

Fabulous cards Jules and such a happy little snowman....great colours as always


Doreen said...

Two fabulous cards

Viv's Visuals said...

And he IS a jolly snowman Jules! Great job. Have a fab weekend. x

Sarah said...

A fab duo Jules, what jolly snowmen and great papers too xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Hi Jules,

Gorgeous cards, I really need to buy
this image. Sue x

Brenda said...

Now this card is too cute and so jolly Jules! I love that snowman, he is definitely jolly but oh so cute. Love how you colored him and love the sparkle and shine. Awesome paper too! I can't believe it is the 25th already. You had me looking at the calendar to validate that it is indeed the 25. How did that happen?!
Hugs, Brenda

Carole said...

Love both of these and now that its getting closer to xmas I can accept seeing them now lol xx

Patricia said...

Once again two super cards, love them both and wonderful designs.
Was awake tonight and found them!!!
Have a great weekend

Patricia xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Jules. I love the DSB snowman, he's so cute....think I'll be using him alot this year!
Lorraine x

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards Jules. I love the DSB snowman, he's so cute....think I'll be using him alot this year!
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Awww I love these Jules what a really happy Snowman and your designs and papers are gorgeous, hugs Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabby Christmas card.... Love the image and the Papers....
Enjoy your weekend....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

scrappymo! said...

Two more delightful cards. Pretty image and design!

I know what you mean about the inserts. I have been very naughty and have fallen by the wayside in my quest to finnish the insides when i make them. I need to take every evening for a week and finnish them all up! my Bad!

aussie aNNie said...

Great color combinations and image used here Jules, love Mr snowman looks really jolly and makes a beautiful and awesome card.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Mary said...

Your little snowman looks so jolly. He looks like he's looking up and waiting for the snow...Happy Rudolph Day!

SARN said...

What a joyful and jolly little snowman he is! FAB cards (as ever) Jules.

Thanks for playing along with Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your fun snowman and fab design :D

xx coops xx

Di said...

Aw Jules, I adore these! That little happy chappy hasn't got a clue there's a thaw on the way, snigger! Oh, how evil was that of me :(

I did a marathon the other day putting inserts into 40+ Christmas cards - it's a bit soul destroying in one way but then sort of easier to have a production line going for a few at once if that makes sense.

Hope you're having a good weekend!

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

It's always so much fun to skip through your blog and see all your wonderful creations! Wish I could sew as straight as you do! I'm leaving with a smile on my face!

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful papers and such a cute image Jules. Really marvellous.

mamapez5 said...

Two lovely cards, and what a happy little snowman. Kate x

mags said...

Two great cards Jules. Such a jolly christmas image.

MaryH said...

Delightfully cheery little snowguy, he made me smile. Loved the background papers and spotted the hearts very fast! Super cards. TFS & Hugs