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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.

Monday, 27 September 2010


Hi Everyone

Well here I am trying to do my first post on my "new look" blog.  Fingers crossed that everything works as it should.

As I warned you I am going to be heavily into Christmas now .. .. but I will try and post some non-Christmas creations too .. .. just to break up the boredom for you LOL!!!

Personally I never tire of making Christmas cards .. .. I love making them .. .. and it has been great to get all my Christmas stash out.  A bit like having a whole new set of toys to play with.

So here is today's creation

and the close up

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4008J" Overdressed Duck
Snowflake Background:  "J75" Great Impressions
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Clear:  "CS009D" Christmas Greetings
Backing Paper:  Flower Soft "Vintage Papers"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ranger:  Embossing Tinsel "Bridal"
Cuttlebug Snowflake Die
Glossy Accents
Glamour Dust
Gem and Ribbon from the Stash Box

I used the Rangers Embossing Tinsel to heat emboss the snowflakes on the scalloped card  - you can see this best on the close up photograph I think.

Thank you for all your lovely messages yesterday on my new look blog .. .. I really enjoyed making it look different once I "got brave".

When I did my first change though I have to admit I did close my eyes as I pressed the "Save Changes to Blogger" button .. .. and then peeped with just one eye!!!  LOL!!!  What am I like!!



Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Lol, wish I'd been there to see ya peeping..
Gorgeous hun, just love that image, its really sweet
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

LOVE the look of your blog Jules! I know how time consuming it is but the reults are well worth it! I've procrastinated enough, it is time to get working on those Christmas cards! Yours is perfect in every way! Love the dp and the snowflake tucked in the corner! ;) Tracy

Doreen said...

Just fabulous Jules, you will soon get used to your new blog which by the way is gorgeous.

It is a dark wet day today just right for

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, well girl you did a fabulous job on your new look blog, it looks wonderful, as does your card, like you Im into Xmas cards, the sooner you start the more you will have to send out when the time comes.
I adore your image hes so cute, and the papers are fantastic. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

lisa said...

Hi Jules
First things first, I love the new look blog. You're very brave, it always terrifies me to try something new with my blog!!! but this looks great.
I don't stop by for a couple of days and I always find I've missed some goodies. I love the grasses, that's a stunning card and I can see you've got the festive mood well and good. These are just beautiful. My stock pile is beginning to grow now too!!
Hugs Lisax

Tracey T said...

The blog looks fab, Jules and I'm loving the card! I could make Christmas cards everyday, so I'll be more than happy to check in to see what you've created! Hugs, Tracey

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the new look blog, don't think I am brave enough to change mine! Sue x

Jacee said...

Super card Jules and just love the new look, well done you clever girl! it looks great.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Hiya Jules
Your blog if looking great hun and your card is stunning too, love the papers and image!
hugs and xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie the colours are fab, love your papers too big hugs love Pops x

Lynn said...

Well done on creating your new blog it's super - I would like a makeover on mine but dread to think what might happen so best leave well alone. Great card as usual.

Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Hey Jules!! This is so cute. I love the paper too. Very pretty. Makes me excited for Christmas to come. :)

Delphine said...

Congratulations on your new look blog, Jules, I do admire your courage, even if you closed your eyes as you clicked the "save" button:-)... I love your Christmas card too, the image is really cute! Beautiful papers and I love the embossed background too! Hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

gorgeous card the little duck all dressed up for christmas and fabulous papers and colours.i love how you can make your piccys really big on the new editor.fabulous :)

xx coops xx

MagsB said...

The blog looks great, and so does the card! The snowflakes are fab, and I love the cute image!

luv, Mags x

Anonymous said...

LOVE this Jules! Great duck, my mum would LOVE him. Another to add to the wishlist lol... how I would love to get loose in your stamp collection!!! teehee!

Have a great day!

chris said...

Hi Jules, this is so gorgeous, love it love it.
loving the new look blog, did mine yesterday with a lot of help from my friends,still got lots to do putting things on,will get there eventually.
hugs to you chris xx

Little K Smith said...

Another gorgeous card! Lovely image, gorgeous papers and lush ribbon too.

Juls said...

such a fun card, love the colours and the fab scallop detail! Hugs Juls