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A very warm welcome to my teeny, tiny part of the huge world of blogging. This is where I 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 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.

Friday, 12 June 2009


Hi Everyone

A little later than my normal Friday excitement - but here at last!!

Started off my evening in organisation mode. Lots to sort and clear out before we can have a new boiler fitted in our garage and a new bathroom upstairs. (Hopefully it will be worth all the mess we are going to get into over the next few weeks).

The evening ended beautifully though in my little craft space.

I am dedicating tonight's creation to my blog mate Brenda. I know she thinks I am completely mad to be making Christmas cards in June but I need to do this for a couple of reasons. One being that I always end up rushing and making them at the last minute and not being happy with them and secondly .. .. .. and probably the most annoying for many people .. .. .. I SIMPLY LOVE AND ADORE CHRISTMAS!!!!

This weeks theme was "A Christmas Carol". I didn't have anything to do a Charles Dickens theme with so I went with my favourite Christmas Carol ever .. .. .. .. Silent Night. I love this carol.

So Brenda, here is your card:

To make Brenda's card I used:

Backing paper: Sorry I cannot remember. This is one of those papers that has been in my paperbox for about 2.5 years!!!!!
Images: Snowman = Stampendous (sorry but I have worn the name off the side) .. ..Snowflakes = Great Impressions
Brads, holographic peel offs and ribbon from my stash box
Diamond Stickles
Ranger Embossing Tinsel "Bridal"

There we go - tonight's creation.

Lots to do over the weekend and hopefully some more crafting too.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for calling by.

Love Jules xx


Enfys said...

It's fab Jules, I am in love with non trad colours for crimbo, and I love the taupe on this. Have a great weekend

Powerful Search Engine said...

Hi Jules Great card really modern. i am so glad you are enjoying christmas in June.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Winter Wonderland this week,
Hugs Pascale

Teri said...

A beautiful card Jules. I love the green you've used ... and the image is really sweet :o)

Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

Teri xxx

Natalie said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Jules. I LOVE Christmas too, it's my favourtie time of year by far. x

Wendy said...

Lovely Christmas card Jules
Wendy x

brenda said...

Well Jules, you promise more Christmas card and this is another stunner. Absolutelty love the soft greens, not a colour I would have considered for Christmas but it works really well.

Catch up later, mailed you source of MS punches freshly delivered - already collected mone !!!!

B x

Nicki said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the cute image. I'll have to give this challenge a try, I'm usually quite last minute with my Christmas cards so this would give me a good headstart! Hugs, Nicki

Lesley said...

wow this is gorgeous!!! I really love the image that u have used..and the colours are perfect!! thanx for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland this week!! xxx

Lexxie said...

Ooh you really are getting me in the Christmas mood!
I really love the colours you've used and what a fabby image too,
Love sarita xx

Anonymous said...

just gorgeous jules xx jo xx

Joey said...

Hi Jules, love love your card, beautiful layout and gorgeous choice of colours. thanks for joining us this week. Joey.x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

why don't I get christmas cards as good as this, wow, I love it, think I'll make a christmas card this week. janex

craftimamma said...

Oooh I love Christmas too Jules and Christmas cards are my favourites to make once I get back into the swing of them.

This one is a beauty and that carol always gives me goosebumps when I hear it.

Lesley Xx

Tammi said...

Beautiful Jules! It's never to early, hey, I just made a Christmas card last night! ;) xx