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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, 28 October 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well .. .. .. I don't know about you but I am not keen on these nights getting dark so early.  Nothing in my craft pod looks nice without natural lighting :-(

But anyway, as promised I have added a new sketch to my little library today .. .. and here is a card I made using it:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2988H" Caroling Duck
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat  - Traditional Christmas Sentiments
Backing Papers:  Kaisercraft - Silver Bells
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Distress Ink:  Spun Sugar
Small holly leaf craft punch with no name on it
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Red Pearls

and here is the new sketch.  I hope you likey, likey!

You can find it, along with the other eighteen, on the sketch tab at the top of my blog.  Feel free to use any of them if you would like to.

So that is me for today.

Enjoy the rest of your evening and I'll catch you again soon.



Hazel said...

Jules, what a lovely cheery fun card. Love it. Hazel X

Sarah said...

LOVE the new sketch Jules perfect for showcasing this lovely duck ( and vice versa!). I'm not too keen on the dark nights either or the mornings for that matter!! xx

Sharon said...

Hi Jules,
It's good to have you back. I agree about these darker nights, they've only just started and I'm hating it already! I love this card, the PB stamp fits perfectly with the lovely papers.
Sharon x

Kathleen said...

Another great sketch, lovely image and a brilliant card.
Do you think that I would be able to print out your sketches from the tab and then I may remember to use them?

Kath x

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card. X

Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, this is a gorgeous Christmas card and a wonderful sketch!
hugs Lynsey x

Carol said...

So cute Jules and another lovely layout. Love the gorgeous colour combo you've used. Carol x

Stamps and Paper said...

Your lovely card made me smile Jules...


Viv's Visuals said...

Hello Jules! Hope all is well in the House of Hearts - it has been the House of Beldam here over the summer - things have calmed down (a bit) now and am not travelling quite so much so have more time to visit.
This little duck is just LUVERLY!
And thanks for the sketches - I am pretty bad at layouts so I shall be using them lots!
Have a great weekend. xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the cute image and fab papers.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules brilliant fun card, the sketch is fabulous, Kate x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Jules, such a fabulous sketch - lots of lovely layers.

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Jules - love the sketch and adorable image.
Hope all is well in the house of Hearts.
Debs xx

Juls said...

Hi, I have been MIA from blog land for so long so currently playing a massive game of catchup. I have enjoyed looking at your blog and all your gorgeous creations, thanks for the inspiration :-) hugs Juls

Lynn said...

Hi Jules, Christmas just wouldn't be christmas without that caroling duck! Adorable creature. Lynn x

Abi said...

I'm with you on the dark nights too :-( Great sketch and a fabulous card, I do love those PB ducks (and hedgies and....!)

Have a lovely day xx

Abi said...

P.S. Forgot to say I found some peach a folder of random papers I had completely forgotten to look in. Too much stuff? Me? Noooooo! x

Carole said...

Great card Jules love the duck x

MagsB said...

LOVE that duck, Jules, he's such fun!!

love Mags B x