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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, 13 December 2010


Hi Everyone

Sorry I am late today .. .. it has taken me a lifetime to up-load my photographs.  Perhaps Mr Blogger is busy writing his Christmas cards!!!  Of course he would choose to write them on the day I want to up-load lots and lots of pictures!!!!

I have been on a huge clear up campaign after the excitement and mess we made yesterday.  We all had a lovely day - but then again we always do when we are together.

The House of Hearts looked like a bomb had hit it when I came downstairs this morning .. .. so I have spent the day cleaning, clearing and putting things away.

If only it could stay this straight until Christmas .. .. but I know there is no way that will happen!!!

Anyway,  I might be late but I have lots to share.

Firstly, my creation of the day.  I made this card using a sketch from over at Mojo Monday.  It is only for fun .. .. but I love the sketch very much.

This used:

Image:  Hero Art "F5158" Heart Winged Butterfly
Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "FRCL 167" Pretty Labels
Backing Papers:  All Papermania Exquisite Paper Collection
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles

Ribbon from the stash box

Here is the sketch that I followed (I will definitely be using this one again!! ) :

Now I am supposed to be sharing some pictures of the labels my playmates made yesterday.  Each chose their favourite for me to post on here.  

Sorry playmates .. Mr Blogger is taking so long to up-load the pictures that I am giving in for today.  It was taking longer to up-load them than it took me to make my card at the start of this post.

But I promise to share them  -  hopefully tomorrow if Mr Blogger has finished writing his cards .. .. talking of which .. .. I still have that pleasurable task on my "get it done" list!!!

My lovely hubby has lots of holiday to use up so will finish work on Wednesday evening this week .. .. we will get nearly three lovely weeks together over Christmas.  I can't wait .. .. though I have warned him that I will have lots to do .. ..  there is only him on holiday!!  LOL!!!

This means we will be able to put the tree up together this year and do all the "run up to Christmas" things together.  It is going to be really special!

I hope everyone is ok.  I know a few blog buddies are poorly at the moment.  Please get better quickly so that you can enjoy Christmas.



Anonymous said...

I LOVE this card Jules, I simply love the pinks and black, totally awesome!!!

Sorry Mr Blogger is being a pain over there, maybe he's frozen over, I just uploaded 4 pics fine! Gotta love that right!?

Have a great 3 weeks with hubby, make the most of it!!! Remember certain things can wait! its not every week you get a break from works and such!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules, gorgeous backing paper.

I can't wait to see what you got up

Nikbee said...

I love this card. The layout is great and I love the papers.
Nikki x

Netty said...

Terrific card Jules and look forward to seeing the labels. Annette x

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

A beautiful card! Love the soft pink with the dark accents. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Carole Campanile said...

Oh Jules ... this is such a gorgeous card!! I love the contract between the pale tones and that black!
Now I'm inspired to work this sketch. :)

PinksyDoodles said...

Fabulous card Jules. The butterfly is gorgeous!
How lovely that you and your hubby will get so much time together over Christmas.
Hugs, Clare x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, gorgeous creation in fab colours, biggest of hugs love Pops x x x

Ellibelle said...

It's so beautiful Jules. Love the pale pink shades you used. The sparkly border looks fabulous!

Vicky said...

This card is simply stunning hun!, gorgeous image and great layout too.
Have a lovely time with your hubby over the next three weeks :o)
hugs Vicky xx

Jacee said...

Super card Jules, love the soft colours.

Cindy Beach said...

Love your take on the challenge. SO pretty!

Being Mrs Miles said...

As I love butterflies this card is soooo special. Very soft colors and you made it all flow together. I've been inspired by your card, thanks for sharing.

Juls said...

so very gorgeous!!! Love the soft pink with the black! utterly stunning! Hugs Juls