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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.


Thursday, 6 November 2014


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!!!

What a fast week .. .. Friday tomorrow ALREADY!!!

I have managed to make an appearance tonight with a little bit of Christmas.  This card has only taken four days to make!!  Every time I have picked it up to work on something else became more urgent and meant it was put to one side.  

But finally it is finished and uses a pre-loved Penny Black stamp that I gained from E-Bay last week. Can't believe I was the only bidder!  Poor un-wanted little stamp :-(  It will be loved and cared for by me though. 

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1508K" Caroling Hedgehogs
Sentiment:  Penny Black "30-140" Christmas Cheer Transparent Set
Backing Papers:  First Edition Paper "Vintage Noel"
Tattered Lace Die:  "D437" Christmas Florals Holly
Nestabilities:  Small Deckled Mega Rectangles
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon from My Crafty Stash Box

and there we go!  At least whilst I was at it I coloured in three images all th same so the next two cards should be a bit quicker than four days .. .. .. hopefully LOL!!!

Right, I am going to be a good girl and put an insert inside and package it up  .. .. .. straight away!!

Enjoy your evening and I will hopefully catch you again soon.



Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules.
Sue x

Carol said...

Love your little carolling hedgies Jules, so cute. Carol x

Cynthia said...

I'm so glad this stamp found a good home--those hedgies are adorable! And I love that luscious green ribbon too. Beautiful card!

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card.

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, really like the stamp, good to bag a bargain, it will have a good home with you.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Linda . J said...

What gorgeous card Jules, I just love these stamps.Beautiful colours and love the design.
Hugs Linda

Marie-Louise said...

Super card Jules. These little hedgies are gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Love your last sentence Jules and I need to learn from it. All the cards I have made over the few months haven't got inserts in. I then have to spend hrs sorting the inserts and boxes before craft fayres!!!
Your card is gorgeous and lucky for you that you were the only bidder - an adorable image.
Have a lovely Friday and Weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Jean said...

Oh Jules thank goodness you rescued this stamp and made this super card. The little hedgies are so cute and so beautifully coloured. I love the papers and ribbon you used as well.
Jean x

Carole said...

Hi Jules nice Christmas card, I finally started making some, but off to NEC this Saturday meeting my crafting friends and spending some money I expect! So no crafting this weekend. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Kathleen said...

Yes and this time next week we will be nearly half way through November!!!
Gorgeous card and love the papers.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules, love the colours!
Amelia xx

Brawny x said...

Great card Jules x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card.Like the image.


cotnob said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Jules, such an adorable image and fabulous design.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love the image... Fabulous card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Definitely a good buy Jules what a sweet image! Love your card design - so pretty! Susan x

Juls said...

Cute .... Loving the colours :-) xx

Marjorie said...

This is such a sweet stamp Jules, lovely design to show case it too...
Marjorie xx

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! I love this really cute Christmas card with the little prickles singing their hearts out :) as always, fab design too! Hugs Carole Z X

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Viv said...

Why do I never see these on e-bay?!!! Great stamp, fab card and hope you have a wonderful weekend. x

Bev Henwood said...

Lovely card ~ I adore these Penny Black hedges (have many myself), such a lovely colour scheme and I wish I could tie bows like that!

Unknown said...

Well done Jules on finding this lovely stamp, it deserves to be in your stash as you are the hedgie queen! Very lovely colours on this card, especially the lush ribbon. Hope you are enjoying your weekend xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the sweet singing hedgies and your papers are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
I love your gorgeous PB card - I saw this stamp on ebay but spent my pennies on another stamp. So glad it has found a happy home!!

Only 4 days to complete!! LOL! at least the next 2 will be quick to make.

Hope all is well in the house of hearts.

Debbie said...

Love the caroling hedgehogs Jules...a very cute Christmas card. So pleased they have fonud a loving home. xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card with a fab hedgie image!

Di said...

Fabulous card Jules! And what a save of that darling stamp!

I just realised I hadn't seen anything from you for a while - hope all is OK.



XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous crimbo card with the hedgies!

coldwaters2 said...

Such a cute card Jules love those Hedgehogs, great papers
lorraine x

Brenda said...

Oh my I can't believe no one bidded on this cute stamp!! I'm so glad you gave it a home Jules, I know it will be well loved in your home. Your card is just darling!!! I love that stamp (to bad I don't do ebay. lol I wouldn't even have a clue how.), those hedgie's are too cute! The papers you have used are so awesome and beautiful. There is no one that can make a card the way you do Jules. You always blow me away with your cards. Hugs, Brenda