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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.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Hi Everyone

Did you think I was playing today?

Sorry to be so late.  I spent most of the morning with Mum so I am a bit "behind" myself.

Today's share is a bit different for me .. .. I wonder when I will find my "true" style?  I love all the different types of cards I do and don't think I could ever stick to just one type.

I love the backing paper I have used here.  It is from Papermania and I bought the pack a little while ago but loved it too much to use .. .. (now I know why I love my backing paper CD's so much .. .. I can have as many sheets off those as I want).  Lots of scrummy papers in the Papermania pack - and when I found the new craft shop at the weekend I decided to buy another pack so that would use some of the gorgeous papers.  No doubt you will be seeing a few more of the sheets over the next couple of weeks.

Eekkk!!!  Just think .. .. another couple of weeks and we will probably be at the end of Christmas card production for 2010!!!

Anyway, here is my share of the day

This used:

Backing paper:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Nestabilities: Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large
Woodware Punch:  Holly Leaf
Cuttlebug embossing folders:  Swiss Dots and Distressed Stripes
Distress Ink Pad:  Old Paper
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads and Acrylic Stones (coloured with Alcohol Inks)
Glamour Dust:  Gold
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon and cord from the stash box

There was also a bit of Glimmer Mist used on the holly leaves but it isn't really visible on the photographs.  Shame!!

So that is the end of my share for today.  Mr Blogger was up-loading photographs very quickly tonight .. .. thank you Mr Blogger!!!

Off to tidy up a bit now ahead of the Apprentice starting in a bit.

Enjoy the rest of the evening.



pinky said...

How could you not post today when you know I need you to remind me to watch the apprentice lol. This is a gorgeous card Jules, very classy and rich looking!!

chris said...

Jules its so gorgeous, love it so much.
hugs chris xx

Linda . J said...

I love your different style cards Jules and this one is beautfull, love the holly punch.
Hugs Linda

Doreen said...

Absolutely stunning I love this so much, you have made such a statement with just a couple of holly leaves,just

Debbie Dolphin said...

so stunningly gorgeous
love debbie xxx

Nicola said...

Great card Jules. Loving how you have put it all together. Hugs Nicola xx

Vicky said...

Jules this is stunning hun and I can see why you love these papers!
Beautiful layout and great holly leaves too.
Enjoy your t.v tonight, I'm watching the footie lol!
hugs Vicky xx

Andria said...

Very sophisticated and lovely rich colours :)

Tracy said...

What a wonderful creation jules and I love the papers too. Your ribbon is so gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anonymous said...

LOVE the holly leaves! awesome card... now jules if you did 1 christmas card a month for the next year you'd be 11 in front! lol

coops said...

fantastic card jules.the holly is fab and i love the backing paper and sparkly ribbon.gorgeous rich colours :D

xx coops xx

Nikbee said...

Such an elegant card Jules. I love the paper.

Nikki x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, I've got those papers I think, but haven't used um yet lolol!
Hugs shell x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules this is stunning, I love that colour choice is so tradional and its created a really beautiful card. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

lisa said...

Do we ever find our own style, Jules. I think it constantly changes!!
This is beautiful though. I love the holly leaves on the dotty scallop and your BP is stunning.
Hugs Lisax

Jacee said...

a lovely card Jules, love the ribbon.

Beryl said...

I can see why you couldn't use that paper - it's fabulous. You coud always ask for the card back for recycling after Christmas I suppose. No that's a bit naughty isn't. A gorgeous card.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Jules this looks excellent so classy and luxurious I love this so much.
Lorraine x

MagsB said...

Gorgeous card! So elegant and that ribbon is fabulous!

luv, Mags x

Maureen said...

Gorgeous card as usual.