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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, 9 November 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Thursday!!

I hope everyone is well and life is being nice and kind to you.

I did warn you that life was going to be extra busy in the House of Hearts .. .. and there is still no change there .. .. but I am having to turn my hand to the odd Christmas card amongst everything else that is going on .. .. .. so I thought I would share one of them here with you in an attempt to shake my blog out of slumber.

Add into the mix being blessed with a dose of shingles and pretty much sleeping for a whole week and you will appreciate why my blog has been so quiet.  I am very fortunate in that I am only ever ill  once every five or six years .. .. just a shame now was the time .. .. but let's face it there is never a good time is there?  At least that will be it now until 2022 or 2023 .. .. what a great positive!

But hey, we will forget all about that now.. .. all is good again and I am back fighting fit, full of energy and raring to go .. .. just in time for Christmas .. .. yay!!

So to celebrate here is a rare Christmas card which uses one of my favourite Snowmen:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  DigiStamp Boutique:  "Sketchy Snowperson" and "Large Xmas Word Art"
Backing Paper:  Craft Sensations:  Merry Christmas
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Snowflakes, Ribbon and Gems from my crafty stash box

I will hopefully be back again soon with another of those Christmas cards I wish I had made earlier in the year!!  Will I never learn?!?!?!   LOL!!!

This little creation is also going to make its way to the DigiStamp Boutique Competition for November so just off to link up now!

Take care.


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Glad you're feeling better Jules, I love this wonderful card and can see why this stamp is a favourite.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Fabulous Christmas card, Jules. I can see why this is one of your favourite snowmen, he's adorable! xx

Christine said...

Great to see you back with this cute card.
Busy is good but look after yourself.
Christine (Andypandy) xx

Christine said...

Great to see you back with this cute card.
Busy is good but look after yourself.
Christine (Andypandy) xx

Carole said...

Hi there Jules! What a happy snowman!...fabulous card and i love the tiny sparkly snowflakes surrounding him. Sorry to hear you have been laid low with the fun...but equally glad to hear you are bouncing back again....take care xx

Enny said...

Dear Jules, I'm so glad you're better now, it must have been a nasty week, to say the least ! What a wonderful card, the snowman is very cute, lovely paper and ribbon, and I found the "heart" ! :o) All the best ! Enny

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear that you have been poorly Jules, hope you are feeling better. This is such a lovely card, beautifully coloured and perfect stitching as usual xx

cotnob said...

It's lovely to see you Jules, sorry to hear that you have been poorly, I'm so pleased to hear that you are fighting fit again.
A super card, such a fun snowman and great sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

cuilliesocks said...

Aww Jules sorry to hear you've had shingles, nasty painful things, I hope you are truly over it now.
The sweetest of snowmen, gorgeous card and beautifully designed, love it, you take care, Kate x

Kathleen said...

A really super card, great image and those papers look fabulous, took quite a while to spot the heart though, crafty one.
Sorry to hear that you have not been well but glad to hear that you are now fully recovered.
Once you get to 70 you can have a vaccination against shingles, my Hubby goes 70 on Christmas Day and he says he is definitely going to have one. I will be 69 in January so I have a while to wait yet.
Have a lovely weekend.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

I love snowmen and he is gorgeous. Great card and love the design. Sorry to hear you've poorly. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Aquarius said...

What a really jolly snowman - a cheery sight on a horrid grey morning. Sorry to hear you've been unwell but pleased to hear you are feeling somewhat better - hopefully it will be a long time before you fell poorly again. Take care.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous Snowman card.

Quirky Shepherd said...

Glad to see you back in blog land and feeling better xx