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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.

Monday, 20 December 2010


Hi Everyone

How cold?!?!?!

No snow but boy has it been cold today.  Ice everywhere and not above zero all day. 

Still lots to do ahead of Christmas and I am nearly starting to wonder how I am going to fit it all in .. .. but of course Christmas happens whether you are ready or not .. .. and we always get by even though we are never ready LOL!!!

My lovely hubby went out and about today and got a few essentials and of course the much needed roll of sellotape.  Whilst he was out I managed a bit of crafting.  This is my favourite make of the day.

This used:

Image:  Crafthouse Press "K005" Cupcakes
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL009" Must Have Retro Words
Backing Paper:  Funky Hand CD "Dreams Come True"
Woodware Punch:  Small Daisy
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles

I had my first two mincepies of Christmas today when we called on my Mum.  Yummy .. .. not a calorie in sight of course .. .. the same as there wouldn't be any in birthday cupcakes!!  LOL!!

So that is me for tonight.  Time to go and put the sellotape to good use and finish wrapping my Christmas parcels!!

Have a good evening everyone and take care in the ice and snow. 



Linda . J said...

Love your yummy cakes Jules and this card is perfect.
Happy wrapping I must go shopping tomorrow and then I can start to wrap lol.
Hugs Linda

Vicky said...

Hiya Jules!
Another gorgeous make and soooo yummy lol! great image and papers too. Have fun wrapping your pressies tonight hun, so glad I have finished mine lol,
Take care and stay warm,
hugs Vicky xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful! Thanks for your gorgeous card that arrived this morning xxx

Beryl said...

Scrumptious looking card - and no calories.
Very cold here too. No running ater - evetything frozen up - spent good crafting time collecting snow for coffee etc.
Beryl xx

Delphine said...

Hello Jules! Well, I have spent my evening wrapping my parcels, now is the time (11pm) for a little blog hopping:-) Your card is fantastic, I looooove the image!! Great paper, beautiful sparkle and I really like the layout, with the text around the image:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules those cupcake look good enough to eat. It has been bitter here today too, roll on summer.
I just want to say thank you so much for the lovely words left on my blog. And I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a really great New Year
It has been a pleasure having you as a blog

Anonymous said...

OOH I love the design of this card, the diamond and the sentiments all around it really looks great!!!

Enjoy the Christmas spirit!

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and fab fun colours, we too have had no snow but glad because I have work to get to, hope you have a fab Christmas.
Louise xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card Jules. I love the cupcakes. I haven't had any mince pies yet, but might have to get some now.
Nikki x

Juls said...

yummmmm.....loving the sparkly cupcakes!! Hugs Juls

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

what a yummy looking card. still got pressies to wrap here and cakes to ice. have a super great Christmas. janex

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, they look scrummy!
hugs shell xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules wow fabulous card and so yummy looking wish they were real. You can have some of our snow if you would like weve got enough thank you about 6inches not a lot but its causing no end of problems. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Jacee said...

Smashing card Jules, smashing image, they look good enough to eat!

Helen said...

Hi jules
I llove this card it is different and you have used some bright cards love it.
Helen xxx