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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.

Friday, 10 December 2010


Hi Everyone

Well all of the snow in my neck of the woods has just about melted .. .. .. so suddenly what seemed like the whole of our little town took to the roads today!!!  Queues of traffic everywhere .. .. oh the shops are going to start being awful from this weekend onward no doubt  :-(

As part of my creativity today I used a great sketch that is over at Friday Sketchers this week. 

Here is my make

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3687K" Light the Night
Sentiment:  Elzybells
Backing Papers:  Cuddly Buddly - Little Miss Daisy Spring2
Woodware Punches:  Flowers  medium and small
Diamond Stickles
Brads and ribbon from the stash box

Here is the sketch .. .. just in case you fancy a go.

This card also acts as a reminder about the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge where the theme this month is "Beauty is in the Eye Of The Beholder".  I certainly think that this young lady is a definite beauty!!!

Now tomorrow I have a special share to show you.

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will know that each year we have what we call "label day" in the House of Hearts.  This day is where my lovely Sis and myself .. .. along with as many members of our families that can get .. .. all gather together to make labels for the Christmas presents we are going to give.

I need to make a little "ideas" board for everyone and I will give you a peek at that tomorrow. 

Apparently Tim Holtz is very worried I might outshine him this weekend (not)!!!   Does Mr H use peel offs I wonder?!?!?!?   I somehow doubt it LOL!!!

See you tomorrow .. .. thanks for calling by and have a lovely evening and a brilliant weekend.



Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules this is gorgeous it looks stunning and so pretty. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card, Love the layout. Your labels day sound interesting, enjoy yourselves. Have a good weekend. Sue x

Netty said...

LOL at Tim Holtz using Peel Offs unless they were his own design and then would cost a bomb......
I love your pretty fresh card Jules. Smashing work. Annette x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous I love the stamp Jules,and your colours are fabulous.

I bet the lovely Tim uses peel offs for something or

Juls said...

just gorgeous!!!! Loving the image and the colours!!!! Love the little flowers too! Hugs Juls

pinky said...

I love that image, love those papers and adore those pretty little flowers. Snow practically gone here too and a bit warmer than last week:) 40 thank you cards down, another 40 to go...knackered lol. Enjoy your labelling weekend.

Debs said...

Hiya Jules
Fab card - love the image and the flowers are gorgeous.
Hope you have a fab day tomorrow.
Take care
Debs xx

Vicky said...

Hiya hun!
Another fantastic card and I just love this layout and fab image too. Wow Corrie this week has been totally fantastic and Kevin is right in the dog house now lol! Who else dies?, totally confused so have to wait till next week. And yes the X-Factor, who is going to win that?, I'm on team Matt, but I think One Direction will win.
Glad you liked the little heart, and yes I have spotted your too :o)
Hugs Vicky xx

Delphine said...

Definite beauty, your card is! (I hope you see what I mean, not sure that is English...) Fantastic card, Jules, I love the image and papers you have used! Wonderful colours and flowers and the layout is perfect! A very elegant card, as always! And label day is really nice, I love the idea! Have a great day tomorrow! Hugs Delphine xx

G Peplow said...

Hello there, great card and I love the sound of a label day, how inventive. Have a good one:0) xx

Anonymous said...

Awesome card Jules! Love that party girl, awesome papers and sketch!

Yep its a rat-race here in town too, doesn't help that we have a main highway going through the middle of it either! And we're a tourist spot AND that schools have just gone on Summer Vacation! ICK. Let me out! lol. Seriously would love to move somewhere isolated this time of year for sure!

Unknown said...

Oh I love this, the colour combo is beautiful, love the touch of colour in the ribbon.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous sassy card, love the colours and layout . janex

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card Jules.Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas & All the best for 2011.

Pop's Cards said...

This is so beautiful! Love your work!
Have a nice weekend! Big hugs love Pops x x x

Steph said...

Gorgeous card, Jules. Love how she's glammed up for all those Christmas parties! Especially love the colour scheme x