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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, 22 October 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a good week.

As always mine has flown by in the blink of an eye .. .. but I am happy to say that Christmas card production has started in the House of Hearts today.  Lots, and lots, and lots needed so I decided I had better get cracking now that the weddings are slowing down a little.

I always love it when all the Christmas goodies come out.  

So here we go .. my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3741K" Filigree Tree
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley - Christmas Tags
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "French Country Christmas"  sadly Liz is closing the boutique at the end of the month :-(  but it does mean there are some mega bargains to be had.  Need to check what I haven't already invested in.
Wow! Embossing Powder:  Metallic Platinum
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
X-Cut corner rounding punch
Ribbon, eyelet and cord from My Crafty Stash Box
and a new sketch added to the library today .. .. 


Tee hee .. .. that is the best I could do in the programme for a ribbon bow!  LOL!!

So hopefully now the weddings are quieter I might not be such a stranger in blogland for a while .. .. and I promise not to post Christmas cards every time!

Enjoy your evening.



Carol said...

Love this Jules...a gorgeous design and wonderful stamp. Carol x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such a lovely embossed image and another brilliant sketch - thank you for sharing your fabulous sketches with us.

Carole said...

If all your Christmas cards are as beautiful as this one Jules you can post, post ,post...absolutely gorgeous...oozing class as always. xx

Jean said...

What a beautiful and elegant card Jules. I love the embossed tree and gorgeous green ribbon.
Jean x

Sarah said...

Such a fab sketch Jules!! Love the pretty green colours you have chosen here. I have made a Rather long list of must haves from PP!! xx

Kathleen said...

Hey come on, you are spoiling us, back again so soon, lol.
First thing what lush looking ribbon and a stunning bow, Brilliant card and layout, gorgeous tree.
All in all 10/10.

Kath x

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, lovely card. Even though the festive season comes round at the same time every year, I'll probably be as per usual with my Christmas card makes. Sad news about Pink Petticoat. Didn't see that coming at all. Just downloading French Country Christmas collection. Hugs, Pauline xx

sally said...

Jules, how nice to see you back...and in festive mode no less! It's lovely:-)


Whisper said...

Oooo that tree embossed is simply stunning and i love your layout too, luv Sam x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card, like the colours.

Hazel said...

Jules, simply lovely, and stunning. Hazel x

coops said...

so stunning jules.i love the intricate tree and the soft colours are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

Kath said...

A lovely embossed tree and another fabulous sketch.
Kath x

Lea Brawn said...

I'm loving the card sketches you're's so useful. Fab card x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Jules


Abi said...

Another beautiful card and another great looking sketch. I love the gentle feel of this card xx

Wendy said...

So beautiful Jules, love your design and those gorgeous papers... l'm too gutted about Pink Petticoat closing, have brought these papers and the classic and contemporary ones in French Country and the sentiments that I have not already got! Think I need to have another look before the weekend in case I have missed anything!
Wendy xx