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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.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Hi Everyone

Is all of your snow starting to disappear .. .. mine is .. . very slowly!! 

We still have lots left but it is thawing gradually.  It is still very cold though.

My share today is for two challenges.

The Bee Crafty Card Challenge.  It is a "free for all" this week where you can create whatever you want provided you are influenced by all the snow we have been seeing and you use the colour white as part of your creation.  Well there is lots of white on mine and a few snowflakes LOL!!!

I am also entering it into the Woodware USA Clear Stamp Challenge where "anything goes".

This used:

Image:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL045" Christmas
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders:  Swiss Dots and Snowflakes
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
Fine red glitter and ribbon from the stash box

I stamped my image out twice.  Once onto the page with my sentiment printed on it and then again onto some scrap white card. 

The scrap piece was then put through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder .. ..  the embossed image was then cut out and stuck this onto the first sheet with the image and sentiment.

I used my quickie glue pen to add a touch of glue to the dots on the trees and then added a bit of glamour dust to give a bit of added sparkle along with the red glitter.

Quite like the finished look of this one.

I am hoping for a good blog catch up tonight.  With being out and about the last two evenings I have a bit of ground to make up.

Have a lovely evening everyone.

I think Mary might go from X-Factor today .. .. does just one person go today?   Not sure!! 

See you again tomorrow.



Vicky said...

Hiya Jules!
Another fabulous creation hun love the spotty xmas trees and all the glitter! I think two peeps go tonight on X-Factor and I'm with you with Mary and maybe Cher too,
hugs Vicky xx

Tracey T said...

Love this card, Jules - very effective and classy, I think. Glad your snow is melting - ours came later than most but it isn't moving and we've heavy snow forecast for tonight. I agree, probably Mary to go later on - as long as Rebecca and Matt make the final I don't mind! Enjoy! Hugs, Tracey T x

Juls said...

love the red and white combo...such a stunning card! Hugs Juls

chris said...

Hi Jules, wow this is beautiful, love it, couldnt find your heart though, but then I saw lots of them on that gorgeous ribbon. hugs chrisxx

Maureen said...

Lovely card Jules.

Doreen said...

This is stunning Jules I love the embossing on the top layer of trees.
We still have a lot of snow lying around, we are going to try and get out tomorrow I feel as though I am vegitating here not getting out.We have been for the odd walk but I am so scared of falling, so we haven't been far.Never mind fingers crossed it will soon be

Beryl said...

I don't watch X Factor but am chuffed tht Widdy has finally gone from Strictly. Our snow has gone - althouggh we didn't have much to start with. It was so warm today we had all the coservatory windows open for a whuile. Great to let some fresh air in.
This card is fabulous. I love the design and the simplicity of the two colours.Very elegant.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Jules! I love the white and a touch of red combo - very elegant!

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Jules, very elegant. Most of our son has gone, had so much rain overnight!

craftimamma said...

I 'quite like this one' too Jules, Lol! No actually, I love it! The ruby red looks lovely against the white and the little bit of sparkle is perfect.

I've not been able to get off the street for nearly a week as we have had over 2 ft of snow!!! We finally managed to clear enough to get Hubby's car on the drive but the getting it down the road was a bit hairy and then today what had thawed became 6 inches of solid ice on the road so it's been a concerted effort to clear the road ready for work tomorrow. I have aches where I didn't even know I had muscles, Lol! Have to say I've had enough of the white stuff now and just want it to go away.

Lesley Xx

Fleur said...

Hi Jules, a fab card. Love the simple lines, very effective. The Slush has turned to ice down our road & it's really scary driving on it!
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

stunning card jules.fab image and i love all the white embossing and sparkle.really makes the touch of red pop :D
shame that mary went tonight, i thought she sang better than cher imoa :D

xx coops xx

Nicola said...

Jules this is a stunning card. I am fed up with the snow as too is Holly as she is being made to walk to and from school just over a mile one way. hugs Nicola xx

Tracy said...

Hi jules,
I struggled to see your heart(s) today and at the last minute caught the ribbon, Oooo that was crafty Jules, I nearly missed it.

Great creation by the way and gorgeous ribbon.

I'm doing fine, toe on the mend thank you for asking, hope your well too.

Happy crafting
Tarcy x

Rachel Hope said...

Love all the wonderful white space and the Pretty Red Sparkles! Thanks for playing along with the Woodware USA Anything Goes Challenge!

StampingbugKerry said...

Love the sparkle and the embossed layers. Great card for a daughter! Good luck with the WoodwareUSA Anything Goes Challenge!


StampingbugKerry said...

Love the sparkle and the embossed layers. Great card for a special daughter. Good luck with the WoodwareUSA Anything Goes Challenge!


Harriet Skelly said...

I love your clean and elegant layout and the embossing. Thanks for playing with us at the WoodwareUSA challenge blog!

Anonymous said...

Love this Jules, hope your keeping warm!

The red and white is beautifully done!

Piali said...

Beautiful!!! Love the red on white.Thanks for playing along us at Woodware USA challenge!

Minami said...

Another lovely card! The red and white look great together

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, my daughters would love that sort of card they dont like anything to fussy and thats so classy and stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Stunning christmas card Jules and love the colour combo :o)
hugs and xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And I love this Christmas card. Perfect hints of red and lovely textures. Hugs, Lesley

Liza said...

Beautiful work Jules, I love the red and white colour combo.

Liza x