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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, 15 December 2010


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day .. .. it has been very cold here in my neck of the woods today.  I thought I was a bit cool in the house until I walked to the post box a couple of times today .. .. it was VERY cold "out and about" but the house seemed warm and cosy when I returned.  LOL!!!

So here is my little share of today. It seems really strange to not be working with Christmas stash!!!


This used:

Image:  Magenta  "19746" Deco Vase
Backing Paper:  Cuddly Buddly

Sentiment Paper:  Kanban "Celebration Titles"
Martha Stewart Punches:  Valentine Lace and Frond

Woodware Punches:  Daisy and Flower
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen
Ribbon, Pearls and Brad from the stash box

You may remember that I mentioned last night that I went into Dunelm Mill to see if there was another "Ella Blue" paper stack available to replace the one that I am getting down rather quickly .. .. .. but when I got there the shelves were stripped of all papers.  I was a little worried that they were perhaps going to be stopping doing craft goodies.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. but fear not .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. today a lovely lady from Dunelm Mill emailed me to say that they are not stopping the craft items.  Phew!!!!  Thank you Louise .. that was very kind of you to let me know.

So tomorrow the Christmas tree might make its way out of the roof space!!  Woo hoo!!!  I lurve my Christmas tree with its sparkly lights!!!!  Hopefully it isn't going to look like the "tipsy tree" image I have been overworking this Christmas.  LOL!!

Have a lovely evening everyone .. .. The Apprentice interviews are on tonight.  I think these are so funny.



Vicky said...

Hiya Jules!
Wow another super creation!, great image and I just love your flower and papers :o)
Enjoy the appentice and isn't it lovely to non-Xmas cards!!!
Hugs Vicky xx

Andria said...

Beautiful blues, beautiful work as always :)

Linda . J said...

Beautiful card Jules love the colouring
and gorgeous design, with perfect details.

Hugs Linda

Anonymous said...

wow, just stunning!

Doreen said...

A stunning make as usual Jules, I love the image.

Have fun with your Christmas tree tomorrow, I love decorating the tree I just hate having to put it all away again.

My grandaughter Ava is so excited about all this going on she is 2 1/2yrs and she just loves the lights. Oh what it is to be

Anonymous said...

OOOH Gorgeous card, I really love that, got to be a favourite of mine that you've ever done! Love the blues and that image, with the bit of bling and glitter!

Can't wait to see your Christmas Tree!!!!

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful Jules, such a pretty layout and colour combo, gorgeous ribbon, take careX:)

PinksyDoodles said...

Another gorgeous card Jules. Lovely to see a non-Christmas card!
Sadly our local Dunelm Mill doesn't stock any paper-crafting goodies (but perhaps that is a good thing!).
Clare x

loftylass said...

Gorgeous card Jules. That stamp will be so useful. By the way I tried your origami tree - love it - in fact I intend to make some more for next christmas!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Hi hun, sorry I haven't been around for a few days, but I was safer staying in bed lol!!

Gorgeous card hun I love that image & ya flower is beautiful!
Hugs shell xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous, as always, Jules! A very elegant card, I love the image and colours, so beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

stunning card jules.fab image and i love the papers and colours,so tree has finally just gone up and is twinkling away :D

xx coops xx

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, i love the flower.

chris said...

HI Jules its so gorgeous, love it love it.
I have bought new NON christmas stamps today, but I am carded out. hugs chris xx

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! this is so so gorgeous and stylish! I love the paper pieced vase! Hugs Juls

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Jackie said...

Beautiful card Jules, your cards are so inspiring - love it.


Grenouille Greetings said...

I'm in a browse and comment at speed kinda mode, Jules. Sorry! This is very, very pretty! Hugs, Lesley