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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, 24 November 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!

I hope your day has been good.  

This time next month we will all no-doubt be trying to stuff far too much food into our fridges and cupboards and possibly filling the house with smells of mincepies and baking.. .. .. and will probably have presents that still need wrapping!! 

But for now .. .. life is just a little bit calmer and I have another Christmas card to share.

Now when I catch TV cooking competition programmes the contestants will quite annoyingly often say .. .. "this is me .. .. on a plate".  Well now I am going to say that today's creation is actually me on a card .. .. .. pale but hopefully of interest LOL!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3741K" Filigree Tree
Sentiment:  Penny Black "3267F" Christmas
Spellbinders Nestabilties:  Classic Heart
Distress Ink Pads:  Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar
X-Cut Corner Rounding Punch
Silver Embossing Powder
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Cord, Charm and Gems from my crafty stash box

I am going to enter my creation into the CAS Mix Up Card Challenge .. .. with not much time to spare!  This month they would like to see masking and stamping along with another option which can be chosen from a very long list!

My mask was created by cutting a heart into a square of paper and inking through it .. .. my stamping was heat embossed and for my optional element I choose sewing.

So there we go .. .. another Christmas card ready!  Off to link up now before I miss the deadline.

No excuse for not finding the heart today!

Many thanks for the good wishes and queries regarding Mr Heart.  He is finally "nearly" lurgy free and I hope I am not tempting fate by saying "and I think the germs have managed to dodge me".

Catch you soon



Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the beautiful sentiment.
Kath x

Jean said...

What a beautiful card Jules, that is a very pretty tree and a lovely sentiment.
Jean x

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jules, so delicate and pretty - even I managed to spot the heart straight away!

Sarah said...

A very lovely card Jules, the embossing looks fab xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card... love the Heart background... will CAS that if you don't mind...
hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules what a stunning card, beautiful colours and design, love the embossed tree and such a lovely sentiment, Kate x

Jo Manna said...

Great soft colours, your silver embossing adds the finishing touch, good job!
Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Debbie said...

Wow this is so beautiful Hun. Stunning. Glad your hubby is a lot better. Take care.hugs xx

Bonnie said...

You forgot to mention that you have a big heart too, Jules! This is beautiful! Love the silver embossing that is so elegant! Hope you continue to dodge the germs! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Aquarius said...

Love this 'pale and interesting' card - it is so delicate and somehow wintry

AlisonC said...

Very, very lovely. The soft colours and the silver go wonderfully and the inky heart is beautiful in two colours. Perfectly lovely! (Is that you? I think it might be :) lol)

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the pretty embossed tree and beautiful sentiment.
Lorraine x

Carole said...

Truly beautiful Jules, and Thank You for my birthday wishes! Hugs xx

Karen Knott said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card today, I love that pretty tree and the beautiful sentiment :)
Glad to hear you are still lurgy free,
Hugs, Kaz x

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning card. Great Layout!!!

Loll said...

This is such a beautiful and elegant design Jules. I love your beautiful masked and sponged heart which is so perfect for the sentiment. Your lovely embossed and gem studded tree is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

XxJULESxX said...

wow Jules this is gorgeous!

Brawny said...

Very pretty card Jules. Lovely design x