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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.

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope that you have all had a good Saturday.

The weather here hasn't been too bad.  At least the fog lifted.

Today I allowed myself a little treat, whilst hubby was at football, and escaped from my craft pod to visit a lovely nursery nearby.  There used to be a craft store there but it closed some 18 months ago.  But today another craft store has taken up residence and there was a lovely lady called Jo Unwin demonstrating.

So what a lovely treat.  A new craft store nearby and the chance to watch someone else crafting.  I always love watching other people craft .. .. it really inspires me.

Jo was lovely and during part of her demonstration she showed everyone how to make a little origami Christmas tree.  So I rushed home to make the tree .. .. .. if only to prove to myself that there is nothing wrong with my short term memory LOL!!!

So here is what I made once I returned home

***Do you like my little easel I bought today .. .. .. it was just too cute pass by LOL!!***

This used:

Well there might not be anything wrong with my short term memory .. .. but there certainly is with my long term memory because I have no idea who made the paper I have used.

It all came from the same pack which I bought years ago when I first started cardmaking.  But I didn't keep the packet as it wasn't important in those days.  I have mountains of it left.  It seems to go on for ever and ever and will probably have antique value soon.  LOL!!!

So the paper aside there isn't much else to report on here other than

Glamour Dust which I applied to the stripes on the paper and the spots of the tree
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Small snowflake punch (with no name on it)
Sticky back Gems
Ribbon from the stash box

I am going to enter this card into the Bee Crafty Card Challenge where the theme this week is "All that Glitters". 

Right then, off to do a little bit of colouring now.  Need to have my daily fix .. .. especially as there was none on my show and tell card today.  LOL!!

Have a lovely evening and thanks for calling by to see what I have been up to.



Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation love the colours and fab papers, big hugs love Pops x

Dazie said...

This is so very pretty! I love the colours!

Vicky said...

Hiya hun!
Another stunning card and I just love the xmas tree, just super! fab papers too and love the little easel :o)
have fun colouring and hope you didn't spend to much lol!
hugs Vicky xx

Loopylou. said...

oh jules it is beautiful, i love the green and the pinky gems on the tree and snowflakes,and yey for a craft shop nearby! hugs Lou xxxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules a lovely tree,and the backing paper are fabulous.
Glad you have found a nice local crafty Haven.
Have a great

Jacee said...

Lovely Jules, really like the colour and that xmas tree is really cool, love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wowzer Jules this is awesome what a brilliant little tree and those papers are lush.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

I totally love this!!!! awesome idea, great papers!

Glad you got inspired and have a new craft shop to visit, theres only 1 in our town and its never stocked and then expensive, and they never do demos! Such a shame!

Cute easel, have a great weekend!

G Peplow said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, love the little Christmas tree and the papers :0) xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning Jules, gorgeous colours & papers and love the tree.....which i have made once before but cant remember now how to do them lol
Hope you are having a fabbie weekend :o)
hugs and xxx

Beryl said...

Lucky you having s craft store within easy reach. A super little Christmas tree and the papers are a gorgeous shade of green - pity you can't remember where they came from - but as it was a long time ago they may not even make that design anymore.
Beryl xx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.the origami tree is fab and i love the stunning soft sage colour, beautiful hun :D

xx coops xx

Netty said...

Terrific card Jules, enjoy the weekend.
Annette x

Jennifer said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Jules. I adore the shade of green, it's lovely xx Jenny xx

Sandy said...

Jules, you have done it again! This card is gorgeous!!!! Love the calm colours and the sparkle!!!

Enfys said...

Oh I just love this, and the paper is gorgeous, I wish you could remember where it came from! Lovely soft green.
big hugs
En xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

sounds like my kinda day Jules, and your card is fabulous, design and papers perfect. janex

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the papers and the tree is fab.

Nikki x

PinksyDoodles said...

A beautiful card Jules! I love the soft green colour and the lovely tree.
What a nice surprise finding a new craft shop!
Hugs, Clare x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, wish we had a local craft centre it would make life a lot nicer its always so nice to just pop in and watch someone else work and find lovely goodies to.
Your card is fabulous love your little tree and I think I saw someone on the C&C make it but carnt remember how it went you will have to do a tutorial for us. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous hun, love the colour!
I made loads of these little trees last year with the girls, they were just perfect to put on crimbo cards for their school friends!
hugs shell xx

Di said...

Love this card Jules. gorgeous green papers and clean design. the tree looks really good thanks for the instructions. Di,xx

Whisper said...

Ooo fabby hun, and i love the tutorial too, Luv Sam x

Sally H said...

Simply beautiful, Jules! I love those soft greens

Julie-Ann said...

What can I say other than ...."WOW"

Jules this is fabby and thank you for sharing it over with us at Bee Crafty.....


craftimamma said...

What a great tree and I do love the card. That's my favourite shade of green!

I don't know about your short term memory, I would never have remembered how to do that by the time I got home unless I'd taken copious notes!

Lesley Xx