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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.


Tuesday, 15 December 2015


Hi Everyone

I hope life is treating you well .. .. .. and that you are "on-track" for a lovely Christmas.

Lots happening here and I seem to be juggling rather a lot of missions at the moment .. .. .. but I am enjoying each and every one of them so that is good!  I could just do with Christmas being another couple of weeks away!!

What a shame I need to sleep.  It feels like such a waste of time LOL!!

Anyway, just about all of the Christmas presents are bought .. .. they now just need wrapping and delivering .. .. .. but as always you get the Christmas tag box out and you only ever find the odd one or two "naff ones" left over from last year.  

So this morning I decided a little bit of Teeny Tiny Tuesday could be utilised in making a little batch of tags. Not the fantastic, super duper artistic tags that Mr Holtz specialises in .. .. just quick and simple ones .. .. 

The first two sets use a couple of Papermania metal stencils that my local craft shop were selling off as a "buy one get one free" offer.  I stencilled through them with some Sparkle Medium from Imagination Crafts.

But the favorite type, which I make every year are these little beauties.  

They are made by adding a strip of wrapping paper down the edge, which uses up the offcuts, but also means they will match a wrapped gift perfectly, It also reduces those peel offs that I have had for years! It amazes me how they are still super sticky after all this time.  (I am sure they multiply when I am not looking!).  

So there we go .. .. an appearance from the House of Hearts!  Shock horror!!!

I am in the middle of wedding work for my Snowflake bride at the moment.  Not long until her special day now!!  My last bride of 2015 .. .. and everything needs to be ready for collecting at the weekend. 

Enjoy the rest of your evening everyone.

Hopefully catch you again soon.



Kathleen said...

Some lovely tags Jules and every year I say that I am going to make my tags early instead of having none whenI come to do my presents and having to buy some, but I never do, maybe next year.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Fab tags Jules, love the coordinated idea. All done here, except the wrapping which is on the agenda for tomorrow...hopefully!! xx

Carol said...

A lovely selection of gift tags the little star shaped hole for the ribbon, I'm assuming it's a punch? Carol x

sally said...

A lovely collection of gift tags! I MUST make some more.....


Kath said...

Great gift tags - my favourites are the ones with the wrapping paper too.
Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Such gorgeous tags Jules


Whisper said...

Oooo what a super duper collection of tags and just popping by to wish you a very Merry Xmas too, Luv Sam x

Carole said...

Loving these little pretty and to match the wrapping too! xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of tags Jules. Your pressies are going to look fab.
Lorraine x

Lea Brawn said...

Love them all Jules. Makes me think I should make my own now. Watch this space. X

Carole said...

Great Tags Jules will have to copy your ideas xxx