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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, 31 January 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Wednesday!  I hope your week is going well.  

One of my MANY new year resolutions was to make a Christmas card each week .. .. and I suddenly realised yesterday that I haven't made a single one!!  Tut tut!!!

So to get back on track I have made four all the same and am taking them over to the Rudolph Day Challenge.  Only today left to enter for January so I had better get a wriggle on!! 

I did intend to post these yesterday as my Teeny Tiny Tuesday makes .. .. but the day ran away with me as usual .. .. so my Christmas cards are "teeny tiny" ones.  A whole 3.5 inches square.  

So here we go:

The main ingredient for these cards is my ScanNCut machine.  I used this to cut all the different layers (super quick and speedy).

A free Tattered Lace Magical Christmas USB accompanied my machine so I decided to have a go with that (for the first time) and cut the Leaping Reindeer. (There are lots of images on the USB but I am not sure how many of them I will use .. .. lots of them aren't my style at all .. .. .. but we will see when I have had chance to play a little further).

Backing Papers:  Forever Friends "Timeless"
Sentiment Die:  Dovecraft "Christmas Basics"
Embossing Folder:  Crafter's Companion "Christmas Merriment"
Woodware Punch:  Small Tag
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trust Sewing Machine

So that is me for today.

I will catch you again tomorrow with my DigiStamp Boutique creation for this week.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, it's ages since I popped but your card is so eye-catching I just had to pay a visit. The leaping reindeer is beautiful and I like the combination of colours and glitter. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Carole said...

Well done you! for the scan and cut...wouldn't know where to start! Hugs xx

KandA said...

I love this card Jules, and the reindeer looks so fabulous with his little red nose xx

Kath said...

Fabulous cards and so much lovely detail on your teeny tiny cards.
Kath x

Sarah said...

What a Bobby dazzler!! Love the sparkles on this lovely collection Jules and that leaping reindeer is wonderful. I really should try and remember to duplicate my Christmas cards, a really useful idea!! xx

dutchess said...

Love these’s a fabulous image and a great design....I am doing well this year and meeting my one a week target wonder how long I can keep it up ..take care xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh so beautiful Jules, beautifully designed card, love the prancing deer, Kate x x

Brawny said...

Wow Jules this is amazing. I love it x

Lorraine said...

These look fab, love that reindeer and gorgeous design.
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

Super Christmas cards Jules, such a beautiful Reindeer and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol S. said...

Another cutie Jules. A very sweet card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

scrappymo! said...

Your teensy card is so pretty, Jules. I love this image and your pretty design. I spotted the heart this time!
Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Kathleen said...

Small but perfectly formed as I believe the saying goes, love all the glitter card and the lovely EF, super reindeer too.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the wonderful reindeer you've used.

Sue xx

Liz said...

What a gorgeous card, Jules, I love the design. It always amazes my how much detail you get into a such a small card without it looking cluttered. xx

Di said...

Wow Jules, stunning card! It's lovely to see you blogging.


Di xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW that deer looks so elegant and you have showcased him so perfectly
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Enny said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful, lovely papers, and the reindeer is gorgeous ! Hugs, Enny

Barb said...

Hi Jules, I love your teeny tiny cards and this is a lovely set. Huge congratulations on winning Maureen's Rudolph Day Challenge with Rudolph. Barbxx