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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, 7 December 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!!

I hope all is good with everyone.

Sorry for my lack of posts .. .. but life has been super busy here .. .. but I do believe I am coming out of the other side now so things should soon calm down.

There were so many things on my urgent crafty do list that I just needed to keep my head down and get on with them.  But now everyone I am currently working for is happy I can enjoy submerging myself in Christmas makes for a few day.

This was my favourite from today's batch:

This used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set "660978" - Woodlands
X-Cut Mini Sentiment Die - Merry & Bright
Backing Papers were from my left-over box but if anyone desperately needs to know where they came from I can do a search for you
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose Nail Heads

and that is it .. .. another lovely flat card as once again I have used my favourite inlaid die technique. I really enjoy this technique .. .. it must be something to do with all those jig-saw puzzles we did as kids! 

So that is me for today.

I'll catch you again soon.


Kathleen said...

What a stunning card, totally love that tree.

Kath x

Sarah said...

Ooh, this is really lovely Jules, what an effective technique...wish I had time to try it, weeks are flying by far too quickly for my liking!! xx

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Jules. Such a fabulous tree - the gold is so striking and love the design.
Hugs Sharon. x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, love the design, and the tree cut in gold mirri card is fabulous, Kate x

Carole said...

Hi Jules...missed your posts and classy cards so pleased to see you back with another class act today! I like your inlay technique...must try that...maybe next year after the clear out!! xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wowsers Jules, gorgeous Die cuts, lovely use of inkaying!!!
Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

AlisonC said...

It does look fun and gives a fantastic effect. I don't have many of the right sort of dies but I'd like to get some!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the dies you've used.
Kath x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Jules, a brilliant technique - such a gorgeous Christmas card.

sally said...

I just love the colours you've used for this, it's such a great die :-)

Sally x

Brawny said...

Wow this is just fabulous Jules. What a great design. I've been thinking of you..I've got to make 25 diamond wedding invitations for my mum and dad. I can't believe how organised you need to be and do it in a structured way. I don't know how you manage that with everything else you do. I'm getting there though and enjoying doing it. Xxxx

Jean said...

Fabulous card Jules, I love the tree die and the inlaid design is great.
Jean x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous modern look , love it . jane x

Babs Watson said...

Love this, love the gold and your red berry's you have added to that gorgeous tree, it looks very classy..

Hugs Babs

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, what an elegant and stylish design. Just goes to show that 'Sir' Tim's dies don't have to be used for all things distressed. Hugs, Pauline xx

Carol said...

Love this Jules, the inlaid technique is so effective. Congrats on your exciting news too...been and voted! Carol x

Aquarius said...

Missed this one somehow - a stunning card

karen paulmonkey said...

Fab card as always but I'm going g cross eyed looking g for the heart!please tell.x