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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.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


Hi Everyone

A quick share today which combines my need to make lots of Christmas cards with the challenge over at Lili of the Valley.

There was a lovely sketch from Bev to work to and I just couldn't resist.

If you fancy taking part then follow the link above .. .. but this challenge does end tomorrow so don't hang about!! LOL!!!

Here is my creation

and close to

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Lili Of The Valley
Backing Papers:  DCWV "Rose Tinted Christmas"
Hobbycraft Punches:  Snowflakes
Woodware Punch:  Circle
Card Candy
Glamour Dust
So that is another Christmas card done.  Only another few hundred to go LOL!!!

Exciting news too .. .. I made the Top 3 on the "Oldie but a Goodie" Challenge Blog.  I have just requested my badge for wearing with pride!  Thank you ladies. 



pinky said...

gorgeous little card Jules, love those papers, must get a move on with my Christmas cards. Well done on your top 3 win.
Ps haven't been around as my internet and phone were not connected for a few days.

Unknown said...

well done on the top 3, this is beautiful love the papers and the cute little teddy.
Chris x

G Peplow said...

Aww, isn't he gorgeous, love your card. Congrats on making the top 3 well done you :0) xxx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules,he is one of my favorite images,I love the backing paper.Well done on your top

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is stunning, I love all the pinks you have used. Hazelxox

Jacee said...

Love your mix of papers Jules, really effective, and once again a super cute image beautifully coloured.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card. Sue x

Lizzy said...

Oooooh this is just soooo lush....gorgeous card hun, luvin the colour combo & ace layout xx Lizzy xx :)

Juls said...

so cute!! Love the funky colours! Hugs Juls

Andria said...

Well done on your win, another gorgeous card, great colour selection :).

lisa said...

Well done on your top 3, Jules. I'm not surprised!!
This is gorgeous. I may have to have a go at that sketch myself. I have spent all day messing about with Christmas cards, in between making cups of coffee for the gas men digging a big hole in our drive, don't ask, at the minute we have no gas so no hot water, heating or cooker!!!!!!, anyway back to the cards, and not got very far. Nothing flowed. I think it was just one of those days. This sketch may get me going again.
Hugs Lisax

Caroline and Jayne said...

A Cute card xxx
Why don't you pop along to our craft blog We have competitions, challenges, charity events and even a class at the NEC (Birmingham with Shimelle lane - but you need to book x)You can inspire or be inspired :)

Caroline and Jayne said...

Cute card x
Why don't you pop along to our craft blog We have competitions, challenges, charity events and even a class at the NEC (Birmingham with Shimelle lane - but you need to book x)You can inspire or be inspired :)

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning creation Jules that adorable image lovely papers and design.
Lorraine x

Dena said...

Jules, what a fantastic card! I love the colors. Those are some super cute papers!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous coloured image, always love how you colour!

Really love the pinks and greys here too, awesome!

coops said...

stunning card jules.fab image and really love your gorgeous papers and colours.fab how you have put your sentiment on the snowflake.
well done on your top 3 too :)

xx coops xx

Nicola said...

Oh my such a charming bear and ideal for christmas. Lili of the Valley stamps are one of favourites. Just fab. Hugs Nicola xx

Steph said...

Love love love this image! It's so sweet. Love those papers too, great colours! Congrats on your award, as always, thoroughly deserved for making such gorgeous cards! x

Little K Smith said...

Ooooh another gorgeous card, adore this little bear! Fab papers and colours and well done in coming in the Top 3 too!
Take care.

♥Gemma♥ said...

oooooo.....its stunning Jules, love the papers you have used and such a cute image!
hugs and xxx

Delphine said...

Wow, Jules, this is sooooooo beautiful! I love it, love it, love it!!!! And congratulations on your top 3:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Zoe said...

Great card, love the alternative colours!