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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, 4 November 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all well.

Haven't these last few days been dull and miserable weather wise?

I have been spending my time getting all my admin work up to date .. .. .. and am pleased to say I am "nearly" there.  Always something needing to be done in the old House of Hearts!!

But as always November makes an appearance and then panic sets in about all the Christmas cards I haven't yet made!! Eeeekkk!!!

So I decided to give myself a day off the admin work and start on a few festive makes.  This was my favourite of the day:

This used:

Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "The Promise"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat (soon to close it's doors .. .. boo hoo!!)
Stampin' Up! Stamp Set "Gorgeous Grunge" for the snowy window background
Stampin' Up! Thinlits die set "Hearth and Home"
Tattered Lace Die:  Christmas Florals Pine
Memory Box Die:  Modern Landscape
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Distress Inks:  Faded Jeans and Broken China
Hero Arts White Pigment Ink Pad:  Unicorn
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Josy Rose:  Nail Head
Gems and Cord from My Crafty Stash Box

.. ..  gosh what a list!!!

I was lucky enough to win a few ebay bids at the weekend.  I have a feeling people are clearing out their crafty stash ahead of Christmas .. .. so a few new Penny Black images to be tickling with ProMarkers soon!

I am really, really pleased with one of them .. .. .. which will make an appearance on Tuesday next week as part of a teeny, tiny creation.  It must have been made especially for me!!  LOL!!

So off I go now and I am hoping to share another festive make tomorrow.



Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, love the scene and the sprigs and bow.
Glad that a the horrid weather is not just here.

Kath x

Joey said...

Fab make Jules - I do love the window scene. Jo x

Sarah said...

Love this card Jules a super design xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely Christmas card Jules and love the scene you've created behind your window


Carol said...

This is gorgeous wonder it was your favourite. Enjoy your new purchases...look forward to seeing them put to good use. Carol x

Sharon said...

Hi Jules,
Yes, it has been very miserable but it sounds like wind and rain are on the way so no improvement!
I love this card. The scene you've created using the window die is gorgeous. This will have to go on my wishlist, there are so many possibilities!
Good luck with the admin, that sort of paperwork always gets in the way of having fun!
Sharon x

Anke said...

Wonderful card, Jules. So lovely.


Kath said...

A fabulous card Jules - love your layout too!
Kath x

sally said...

Lovely colours....I can just picture that on a mantelpiece & snow on the ground outside :-)


Viv's Visuals said...

Fab card Jules. x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Jules… so elegant and pretty! lots of lovely little details… but especially love the little 'lights' on the fir branches! the card has a wonderful cosy Christmas feel to it! :-)
weather here is dismal today! SO dull and non-stop rain... couldn't bear to open my curtains!! Lol
Hope you have a good day!
Love Sue B xx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card.

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the scene through the window and fab window die.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Jules, such a lovely window scene.

Whisper said...

Oooo what a gorgeous snowy scene and i'll look forward to seeing which PB you purchased too, Luv Sam x

MagsB said...

Such a lovely Christmas card, Jules, I love the 'through the window' scene with the die-cut trees and hous!

love Mags B x