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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.

Thursday, 25 August 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope the day has been kind to you all and if you have children who were awaiting their exam results today .. .. I hope they got what they needed or wanted.  None of that malarkey in our household as my babies are all big and grown up now.

Well my share today is a Christmas card because I am reliably informed by lovely blog buddy Sandra that today is Rudolph Day .. .. apparently the 25th of every month is Rudolph Day .. .. with the idea that you make a Christmas card in the hope of easing the stress of the manic season!!

So here is my Christmas card in celebration of Rudolph Day LOL!!

This used:

Image:  Hero Arts "E1986" Bold Scribble Tree
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Hobby Craft:  Snowflake Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ranger:  Gold Embossing Tinsel
Brads and Ribbon from the stash box

and nothing more!!

Sandra was a little worried when I hinted I would be celebrating Rudolph day in case a Christmas card  wasn't on my "do list" .. .. but she needn't have worried.  Not only is "a" Christmas card on my "do list" .. but 3 large boxes full of the lovely things .. .. so you might be seeing a few more festive creations from the House of Hearts!!  Good job I love Christmas LOL!!

I'll catch you again tomorrow with another share!!



Denise said...

Hi Jules - I have this stamp but I must say my cards, when using it, have never looked as lovely as this!! Gorgeous DPs and I love the snowflakes.
Denise xx

Sally H said...

Beautiful, Jules! Very elegant

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card! Happy Rudolph day!!!!

Unknown said...

Oh I like the muted colours here Jules, once more a lovely card & well done on making a start on the Crimbo cards

Debs M said...

nearly missed the hearts! until today i had never heard of rudolph day, but i've heard it twice today!
Love the tree, great xmas card x

Vicky said...

Super duper image Jules and loving your layout too hun....! big hugs Vicky xx

Amanda said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules. Love the idea of Rudolph day

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! What have you punched the snowflakes from - they look fab! xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the glittery tree.
Nikki x

Cynthia said...

Love the card, Jules! Those snowflakes are gorgeous!! And I hadn't heard of Rudolph Day, but you know what, I think I need to start celebrating it....AND SOON!! =D

Sarah said...

Jules this is another lovely card! I love Christmas cards, especially those with fabulous traditional colours like this one. Sarah x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules and well done for getting a card made for Rudolph day????? First time l have heard that one. I may have a snippet to upload tomorrow so watch this space. x Susan x

Doreen said...

Just beautiful Jules,love the

Di said...

Great card Jules - that reminds me that somewhere in the Christmas stamps box there is a Scribble Tree - or even a couple in different sizes :) Mind you, my efforts wouldn't match yours....but I could always add a Josy Rose Nail head here and there :)) Love, Di xx

Di said...

Di again - off to bed but I had to hop back for another look for the heart! This time I scrutinised the holly background until I was cross eyed :) Found them elsewhere in the end, you little minx! xx

Anj said...

gorgeous Jules!

Tracy said...

Wonderful christmas creation Jules.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carol said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules, love the scribble tree. Carol x

Jenny said...

Hmmmm never heard of Rudolph day but sounds a good idea! A lovely festive card Jules, the vellum snowflakes are so pretty may have to use that idea too :)
Still have halloween to get by first which reminds me .... are you growing pumpkins? We have two whoppers up the allotment, we'll have fun carving them out :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

love that tree!!!

great Christmas CArd~

Bernie said...

Fantastic! Love that tree and the papers lovely! Love those brads and snowflakes. Gosh you tested these old eyes tonight but I finally found the hearts.
Blessings Bernie

coops said...

stunning card the gorgeous traditional papers and colours and the tree is fab :D

xx coops xx

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules
Beryl x

Sarn said...

What a gorgeous "Rudolph Day" Christmas card you've made Jules. Love the muted colourscheme.

Thanks for joining in the fun (and bless you for the link!) Sounds like you're going to have a SERIOUS Rudolph Day if you have to make 3 BOX LOADS!

Hugs, Sandra (PS: I had a job finding the heart, but succeeded in the end!)

Tara Cardwell said...

Gorgeous card - had to look hard to find the hearts on this one - it's my daily coffee break game ;-)

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Your card is fabulors, I love the sentiment across the top. Thesoft gentle colours are fab.