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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.


Saturday, 7 November 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope your weekend has got off to a good start.

We won't mention last night's football result :-(

Today I have spent a bit of time with my lovely "snowflake bride" and then I continued with my Christmas makes and put one of my Ebay Penny Black wins from last weekend to work .. ..

This used:

Image:  Penny Black"3916K" The Light Brigade
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat  - sadly closing its doors soon :-(
Backing Papers:  DCWV "The Christmas Multi Stack"
Snowflake Die:  A freebie from Quick Cards Magazine last Christmas (given three layers of clear embossing powder and the edges sprinkled with Glamour Dust whilst still warm
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glossy Accents
Large Pearl from my crafty stash box

and that is it!  The first outing for my new stamp.

Has anyone managed a trip to the NEC?  I was hoping to go this time as I haven't been for at least two years now, but sadly yet again there just wasn't enough time in my little world to escape :-(

Perhaps next time?!?!?!?  We shall see.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone.



cotnob said...

An adorable card Jules, such a fun image and lovely bright papers.

Amanda said...

That's a gorgeous stamp and looks so perfect with the sentiment, I was also hoping for my first ever trip to the nec but alas it wasn't to be, maybe next year instead. Hugs, Amanda x

Abi said...

Ah, I have this paper but I can't make anything this gorgeous with it! I've always struggled with it. I love your new hedgies. never been to the NEC at all but would love to one day xx

susiestacey said...

Hi jules long time since l have visited you. Hope you are keeping well, love your little pb card, adorable stamp x Susan x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card Jules x

Stamps and Paper said...

Another cutie Christmas card Jules


Lynsey said...

Hi Jules, I love this gorgeous card! Sounds like you are still super busy!
Hugs Lynsey x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules...I have had this stamp for a few years now...and still haven't used it! I really must put that right!!
Love those little hedgies and gorgeous papers.
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the sweet image and fab papers and sentiment.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Wendy xx

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, love the pink & black backing papers. And you can't go wrong with PB hedgies. Lovely colouring as usual.

Didn't go to NEC. In fact haven't been to any shows for ages. Still, plenty of online orders made instead :-)

Hugs, Pauline xx

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your fabulous Christmas card.

Kath said...

A lovely card Jules - I'm sure your new stamp will get used many more times. I've got that snowflake die and must use it with the embossing powder and glamour dust as I love the result.
Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, fabulous card, love the hedgies, and your card design is brilliant, Kate x

Sue B said...

Awww this is so sweet Jules… the image is totally adorable! :-) and LOVE those scrummy papers!
Hope you're having a good weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

Hazel said...

Jules, oh I love this card with your little hedge hogs. Hazel X

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules.

Carol said...

Another gorgeous card Jules...and what a cute stamp, I can see why you had to have it. Carol x