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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, 23 November 2014


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

The weather has been pretty grotty in my neck of the woods for most of the time and now we have a lovely frost forming .. .. eeekk!!!

Good news from the London Kids!  They have signed their lives away and will be getting the keys to their new home next week .. .. woo hoo!!  We are so excited for them.  Nothing like your own home where you can paint the walls any colour you want and hang anything on the walls without having to get permission from a landlord first!

That means it will soon be time for the sparkly new stamp I have been saving especially for them to come out of safe keeping, and be tickled with some ink!  

I have finally found time to tidy away all the equipment etc I took to the wedding fayre at the beginning of the month which makes me feel so much better. I am far more creative when everything around me is tidy.   All samples are now made, most proofs out for signing off  by "happy couples" and a feeling is upon me that life "may" just calm down a little now.  (Tee hee .. .. those are probably famous last words!).

This means I can now have a bit of time on some much needed Christmas makes .. .. and these two are for taking over to share in Pixie's Snippets Playground.

So here we go:

As always I allow myself to be lazy on a Sunday and don't list my ingredients but if there is anything you would like to know then please ask and I will do my best to answer.

I might be being lazy on the card ingredient front .. .. but sadly I now need to iron .. .. what ever happened to crimplene that didn't need ironing LOL!!

Catch you again soon and enjoy what is left of today..



Kathleen said...

Well, once again I have just finished my commenting and I have learnt, on a Sunday especially, to scroll back up to the top to catch your post, right once again.
Two fabulous cards and you have used my all time favorite snowman stamp, I love this little fellow.
Great for the London Kids, I wish my Daughter in Oz could buy a house but they are so expensive in Sydney, we keep doing the lottery lol.

Kath x

Patricia said...

Jules, your cards are beautiful as always, you are so creative.

Saw a Stamp when I was in the States which I really should have bought:-
I'm dreaming of a White Christmas
If the White runs out
I will go with the Red!!

Good luck to the new home owners.

Patricia x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, congratulations to the young people - I wish them much happiness in their new home.

Two lovely cards - cute snowman on the first and I love that 'postcard' stamp used on the second.

Glad to hear you are so busy but I hope things will be calm enough for you to enjoy getting ready for Christmas :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

sally said...

I love your snowman & his "Burberry" style ribbon :-) great news about the kids & their purchase too!


Liz said...

Two beautiful cards. I love how you find a place to add a little heart on all your cards. x

Jean said...

Fabulous christmas cards Jules, you have used some of my favourite stamps. I just love the snowman he always looks so jolly, and the vintage postcard has such a nostalgic feel to it. Lovely.
Jean x

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards Jules. I love the images and wonderful designs.
Congrats to the 'London Kids', that's great news. Looking forward to seeing your New Home card.
hugs Sue xx

Marie-Louise said...

These are both gorgeous Jules but I especially love the post card stamp.

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules, the first is so cute and I love the stamp in the second. Good luck to the London kids, I hope they'll be happy in their new home. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Two fabulous cards.... Love the second one done in Black and white.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Two wonderful cards Jules, love that snowman! Susan x

Hazel said...

Jules two wonderful Christmas cards, that cheeky chap of a snowman is gorgeous. Love the stamp and layout on the your second card. Great news about the London kids. Our son and daughter-inlaw have just managed to sell their home, but lost the one they wanted having to rent for a few months now. Grand daughter (8) is telling everyone they are homeless. - children!!! Hazel x

susiestacey said...

Lovely make Jules, hope the house move goes well for them. Take care x Susan x

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely super and both so different too.

Glad to hear the London kids have managed to afford to buy their own home, ooo now the fun starts !!, Luv Sam x

Brenda said...

What exciting news for the London kids Jules!! I'm so happy for them, our one son has also moved in to his first home as well and had been painting and such. Such a grand feeling when you get your first home! I love, love your beautiful cards my friend! That little snowman card is adorable! Love those snowflakes too. And the postcard is just fabulous. I have some NBUS for making a postcard and I so need to use it! lol Time just isn't always on our side is it? Glad you are tidy back up and can take a breath....for a moment anyway! Hugs, Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

Jules your card are beautiful especially love that little snowman he's so cute....your postcard card is just classy


Sarah said...

Exciting times ahead then Jules!! Two fab cards, love that cheeky snowman!! Crimplene...that really is a little used (or known) word these days and did make me chuckle, Grandma seemed to love it when I was a girl, that and brushed nylon sheets...eugh!! xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, two lovely cards, love them both.
Congratulations to your children for getting the keys to their new home, hugs Kate x

MaryH said...

Hi Jules, caught your link over at Patricia's, and was able to zip over for a quick visit. Loving these pretty cards today. #1 is so pretty with the kraft and snowflakes & snowman. Of course had to find the silver heart on the flake. #2 is an image that I love (and have that stamp). You've made it into such a beautiful festive seasonal card too. Good luck to your kids in their new home. I'm sure you all will have such fun turning it from a 'house' into a 'home'. TFS

Anneke said...

hi Jules
you were busy and made a beautiful serie of christmas cards.
hope you are alright and hugs from Anneke

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules. Love the stamps and designs.
Great news from the 'London Kids' - how exciting.
Lorraine x

debby4000 said...

Love both your fabulous cards.
Good Luck to the London kids.

Crafting Queen said...

Two really beautiful cards. Hope you have a lovely week. :)

Di said...

Two beautiful cards Jules! ISn't that snoman just the cutest :)

And brilliant news about the kiddos - all happiness to them!


Di xx

SARN said...

Absolutely LOVE these 2 cards. The first one is so cute and the second is so traditional - with just that little touch of colour. SUPERB.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Dawn C said...

Both are fab cards Jules, but the second one is my fav. Great work as always xx

Carole Z said...

Two gorgeous cards Jules and great news about the 'London kids' - a new home in time for Christmas! I'm with you, have been suffering a terrific lack of creativity recently and I know much of the reason is that my craft room is a 'proper tip' at the moment! Hugs Carole Z XX

coops said...

both so stunning jules.i love your jolly snowman and your snowy postcard is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

coops said...

both so stunning jules.i love your jolly snowman and your snowy postcard is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Carole said...

So glad the move is happening. Like the postcard card with a splash of colour x

Juls said...

Gorgeous cards,certainly very stylish snippets :-) xx