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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, 12 October 2010


Hi Everyone

What a silly girl I have been.

I have been working away getting lots of cards done ready for the weekend and then suddenly it was starting to get dark and I hadn't taken a photograph of anything to share .. .. .. so loads of creations .. .. .. no photographs!!!  Doh!!!

Well I have tried my best to take a picture of one of my favourites of the day. The idea behind this card being that it will be nice and light weight for someone to post abroad.

So here it is

This used:

Image:  Elzybells "Faux Postage - mouse"
Sentiment:  HobbyArt Clear Stamps "Christmas Greeting Set"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Embossed Zig Zag
Nestabilities:  Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Small
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and Cord from the stash box

It is actually a bit naughty to show you this little mouse as he is now no longer available to buy.  He came from Elzybells .. who have been having a closing down sale .. .. he only arrived last Friday but is so cute.  I nipped on the website again just to see if there were any other stamps in the range still available only to see that Elizabeth has now closed her doors .. .. and will be working as a stamp designer for Penny Black Inc.  How exciting must that be for her .. .. well done Elizabeth.

Talking of Penny Black .. .. don't forget the challenge over at Penny Black at Allsorts where the theme this month is "The Colours of Autumn".  Lots of lovely prizes on offer - including weekly ones to celebrate our new DT members.

So for me it has been a very productive day.  The only time I "slacked" was to take my Mum to choose some paint for her hallway .. .. and to share a cup of tea with her.  But I don't think a good deed in a wicked world can be held against me.  LOL!!!

Back to it now and sorry, there is still no commenting from me until after the craft fair on Sunday  -  and I will have one huge catch up with you all then.

Thank you for taking the time to call by even though I am a rubbish blogger.



Delphine said...

Oh I love your card, Jules! So elegant! I love the image, too bad I will never have it:-(, the sentiment is perfect and I love the punched border! And no, you are not a rubbish blogger:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

chris said...

Hi jules, wow this is so sweet and gorgeous, just love the simple lines of it. hugs chris xx

pinky said...

Love the idea behind this one. Isn't it a pity that Elzybells is closing. Got a great set of pencils in their sale.

Vicky said...

Simply stunning hun!, what a little cutie and love your simple layout, just perfect for posting abroard. Cannot wait to see your other creations!
Happy crafting, hugs Vicky xx

mrs ann said...

A great card love the zigzag edging! Annx

craftimamma said...

Lovely, lovely card Jules and you're not a bad blogger at all.

Hope next weekend goes well for you again.

Lesley Xx

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Jules and love the colours
gorgeous stamp and nice detail.Enjoy your craft fair.

Hugs Linda

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card. Hope you have a successful week x

Little K Smith said...

Aaaaww this sooo sweet Jules and what a great idea for the crimbo cards that go travelling! :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules I love the zig zag edge and that fab

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable!!!

Glad your keeping busy!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Hi Jules I'm back, didn't hold out
super cute card, shame about Elzebells stamps, I have a fair few. Great card design and shown lovely and big.

coops said...

fabulous card the cas layout and the punched edge is very effective.i love the image :D

xx coops xx

PinksyDoodles said...

I really love this card Jules. Simple, but perfect.
Clare x

Juls said...

this is just brilliant! Love the fancy edge, and the little embossed detail...simple yet incredibly sylish! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Nicola said...

Such a gorgeous card and cute image. Loving the edge down the card too. Hugs Nicola xx

Zoe said...

Lovely image and a great sentiment too. I must admit that I placed a couple of orders with Elzybells before she closed the shop. Can't wait to see her Penny Black designs.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, what a fabulous Xmas card, simple but very effective, I might pinch some of that idea for two that I must send to NZ, I really ought to start thinking of those two soon. Take care with love and hugs Shirleyxx

Jacee said...

Super Jules, love the edge, really effective.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Such an adorable card Jules, that image is ever so sweet!
hugs and xxx