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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, 1 November 2016


Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday!

No teeny, tiny card from me today .. .. instead I am going with a card I made last night .. .. but which I didn't post because I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not.

I got up this morning and surprise, surprise, I loved it and would happily sit and make another half dozen (if I had the time).

Of course I am blaming the horrible dark evenings that are now upon us :-(  The colours all looked so much nicer in the lovely light of a brand new day.

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Lili of the Valley "James in the Snow"
Sentiment:  Lili of the Valley "Sentiment Christmas Tags"
Backing Paper:  Dovecraft 12 x 12 Christmas Basics
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Crystal Glamour Dust
Ribbons and Charm from my crafty stash box

I really love the sentiment tags as you can re-size them and they come in two versions .. .. one with the shaped end on the left and the other with it on the right .. .. in fact they would make brilliant gift tags for those Christmas parcels .. .. with no decorating needed!!  Mmmm... there's a lazy thought!!. 

So my original plan once I decided I was happy with yesterday's card was to show that along with a teeny, tiny one too.

But I ended up on a crafty shopping mission instead .. .. and my purchase was far from tiny!!

So armed with Mr Heart's sat nav I made my journey into the unknown and was faced with a choice of pieces from a huge pile of felled tree parts .. .. .. and believe me that long piece of Silver Birch was a real tight squeeze.  But no way was I leaving him behind!!

I have been trying for weeks to find a wood supplier who has a constant supply of "tree parts" and finally today all came good  .. .. all ready for someone else to collect from me this evening and work their magic with.

Fingers crossed everything will be ready for the wedding fayre on Sunday .. .. and in a much more manageable size and shape!! LOL!!

So that is me for today.

I'll catch you again soon.



Babs Watson said...

I love this card, the red and Kraft works well together, your ted is so adorable and your card is gorgeous..

Happy Crafting
Hugs Babs x

Barb said...

Evening Jules, your card really is lovely. The teddy looks so sweet and I love the colour combination with the kraft. The hessian strip gives a super rustic look.

The wood sounds intriguing. Wood carving I'm guessing. Have a lovely evening. Barbxx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Jules. I looked at those papers at the weekend, and couldn't make up my mind if I liked this one or have just changed my mind. Sue x

cuilliesocks said...

Gosh what's not to like about this gorgeous card Jules, I love James and your coloured and decorated your card beautifully love the paper of choice, Kate x

cotnob said...

An adorable card Jules, great papers.
It's so good that LOTV are now making their images and sentiments digital isn't it.

Jean said...

I love this cute little bear, and the combination of kraft and red looks surprisingly good too. The hessian ribbon goes with it all perfectly as well.
Jean x

Carole said...

Love your card Jules...and my favourite teddy!! I know what you mean about not liking a card and then sometime later you go back to it and see it in a different light! Wood rescued from the bonfire pile? xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable card Jules lovely image and I love your background paper


Kath said...

A lovely card, such a sweet image. Yes, the nights are go dark very quickly although I do like the lighter mornings for walking to work!
Kath x

Aquarius said...

An adorable image set off so beautifully by the kraft and red - love the hessian touches as well. I'm not keen on the dark evenings either!

Carol said...

He's adorable Jules...and beautifully presented. Very intrigued about the wood, it's a wonderful stash you've found. Carol x

Sally Harvey said...

A beautiful design Jules. Believe it or not I've chosen the very same Kraft card & red design for my cards this year. I've even made my own Kraft card gift tags. Great minds think alike :)
Sally (Remember me?)

Linda said...

Just love the card Jules!
Linda xx

Brawny said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love it. Great design x