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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, 23 November 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday .. .. I hope you have had a good day.

Do you realise that this time next month .. .. it will be Christmas Eve tomorrow!!!   Eeeekkk!!!

Now that is scary!

My favourite day of the year almost upon us and I am still frantically making Christmas cards.  I really need to pull my socks up next year!

So with the radio playing Christmas songs in the background I settled down to a few Christmas makes this afternoon and can share a couple of them with you here. 

Now my white card Wednesday theme has been well and truly stretched today as some of my white card offcucts were printed on with a sparkly new sentiment and digi paper download.  Is that cheating?!?!

Quite a few of you will remember how gutted I was that Liz closed Pink Petticoat some time ago .. .. and I have sulked a little ever since .. .. well Liz has clearly missed us as much as we have missed her because she has opened up another boutique called "The Lovely Studio".  Yay!!!!  It is still under construction and new designs (as well as some of the old favourites) are slowly making an appearance .. .. but I am well happy and finally got chance to have a little browse yesterday.  Lots of Christmas downloads, so if like me you are still chasing your tail on the Christmas front then there is plenty to look at.  I definitely need to re-visit!  

Anyway, here we go with my shares for today:

This used

Image:  Penny Black "4342K" Berry Tree
Sentiment:  The Lovely Studio "Mistletoe Kisses"
Backing Paper:  The Lovely Studio "Ditsy Dots"
Memory Box Dies:  Modern Landscape Border and Snowflake Heart
X-Cut Embossing Folder:  Small Polka Hearts
Stickles:  Xmas Red
Glitter Card
White Gel Pen
Ribbon and Gems from my crafty stash box

and my next one features one of my favourite techniques.  Inlaid die cuts .. .. I always think of them as jig-saw puzzles for crafters LOL!! 

This used:

Sentiment:  The Lovely Studio "Mistletoe Kisses"
Backing Paper:  The Lovely Studio "Ditsy Dots"
Snowflake Die by Apple Blossom .. .. but there is no name on the packaging
Diamond Stickles 

A flat card too .. bonus!!

So that is me for today. 

Catch you soon.



Carole said...

Me again! Two wonderful are ahead of me in the C card stakes and I have hubbies birthday card to make too!!......I need an elf me thinks! oh and a much bigger craft room...NO I hear hubby wail! you have enough stuff! Well that's me written off for the rest off the week...hubby on holiday (no crafting) and I'm 21 again tomorrow it could be January when I post those C cards!! Take care xx

Linda said...

Eeeeek! Thank you Jules for letting us know about Liz's new web site....I'm so excited!
Loving the cards and techniques...thank you
Linda xxx

Babs Watson said...

Wow what stunning Christmas cards, I love both cards but the first one is my favourite, love how you have used the Penny Black Berry Tree.
And the Modern Landscape border, beautiful snowflakes on your second card and a beautiful sentiment..

Hugs Babs x

cuilliesocks said...

Two very beautiful cards Jules, lovely colours and design, Kate x

Eve Maynard said...

Yes it is fantastic news that Liz is back - but not for my bank balance!!

You have show cased her sentiments and paper perfectly and I love them both..... but now they will be added onto my ever increasing 'wish list'!!

Hope things are all dandy with you and Mr Heart is well.

Huge hugs
Eve xxx

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Jules, lots of lovely Christmas sparkle.
I was so pleased when Liz opened The Lovely Studio, I love her papers and sentiments - an early Christmas present for us.

Kath said...

Beautiful cards! I love your inlaid die-cuts, one of my favourite techniques too - I find it quite relaxing to insert all the small pieces!
Kath x

Sarah said...

Yes I too am excited to see the return of Liz!! These are wonderful cards xx

AlisonC said...

A lovely pop of red against the blue and that snowflake die is gorgeous. I 'need' a good snowflake die!

XxJULESxX said...

two gorgeous cards love them both

Brawny said...

Love them both Jules. Twice this week I've seen inlaid diecuts. Looks fab x

MagsB said...

Two very elegant cards!

love Mags B x