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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.

Saturday, 27 August 2011


Hi Everyone

A nice bright and early start for me today.

I have a day of wedding work ahead of me .. .. woo hoo!! .. .. so thought I would get my crafty make in nice and early before I get "into the lovely dovey zone".

There was a lovely sketch over at Penny Black Saturday .. .. and what better way to make something than with a sketch to take away half of the thinking away LOL!!!!

Plus .. .. my Guest Designer spot starts with these lovely ladies next week so I thought I would get a bit of practice in ready!!

Here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4092K" A Thorny Affair
Sentiment:  Penny Black "2764F"  A Merry Xmas
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"
Hobbycraft Punch:  For the larger snowflake (not sure who makes the punch for the little one)
Woodware Punch:  Corner Rounder
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle Large and Scalloped Circle Large
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Shrink Plastic
Distress Ink:  Old Paper
Glossy Accents
Sticky back pearls from the stash box

Gosh what a big list!!!

Here is the sketch if you fancy joining in!

So that is me for today ... ... off now to get stuck into that wedding work!!

Oh and whilst I am here ..Anice has a fabby Bank Holiday sale on over at Funky Hand

So a great change to go and bag yourself a bargain as that includes the CD's, Our Betty stamps and the paper packs.

Have a wonderful day everyone and I will catch you tomorrow with my snippet makes and the register of all my lovely playmates.



Debs M said...

what a gorgeous image, beautiful card..nearly missed the heart again! enjoy your wedding work, and congrats/good luck with your gdt x

Di said...

Girl - are you trying to ruin my eyesight?! I checked the 'H you know what' thoroughly for hearts and finally spotted one lurking elsewhere! You tease! Have a super weekend! Di xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card Jules...

Beryl K said...

Great card Jules, love these hedgies
Beryl x

Cynthia said...

What a sweet card! I love all the little pops of red!! Have a great holiday weekend!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules.Love the

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous gorgeous card jules and how lucky am I that I get to see your guest designer spot cards before anyone else...we have a real treat in store...enjoy your lovey dovey weekend...hugs kath xxx

G Peplow said...

Fabulous Chrissy card Jules, love the little hedgies, they really are so sweet:0) Enjoy your wedding stuff:0) Gay xxx

Liz McGuire, said...

Love that cheeky little hedgie, fab card.

Liz x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules - l love this image x Susan x

Bernie said...

Ooooo I love this card! One of my favorite images, he looks SO Very Happy. Love the beautiful papers, the layering and your snowflakes are a delight.
Blessings Bernie

Vicky said...

Awww....what a cute card Jules..! love the cute image and gorgeous dp's too :o)

have a lovely B/H...big hugs Vicky xx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Jules. Love the little hedgie, fab papers and cute sentiment :o) Lisa x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Jules, what a super sweet image, isn't he he cutest!
Hugs Jacee
Enjoy the weekend.

Spyder said...

Fab card, just lov Penny Black!!

Sally said...

Hi Jules, love the hedgie! A really nice crimbo card.
Sally x

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie, this is stunning love your colours hugs pops x x x

Mervi said...

Hei Jules,
so lovely and cute card, beautiful colouring,
gorgeous as always!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules! Love the subtle papers. xx

Barbara Godden said...

Wow what a fabulous card, that image is so adorable and your colouring is superb.

Whisper said...

Absolutely super card hun and am loving the DP's, Luv Sam x

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love the sweet image and your papers and colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Louise said...

Just so very sweet love it
Hugs Louise xx

Sarn said...

Great Christmas card Jules. That hedgie is just so cheeful and gleeful isn't he?

Hugs, Sandra x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous stamp ... that must be the cutest hedgehog I've ever seen. Great papers too. Elizabeth x

Mrs.B said...

Great Christmas card Jules. Love these images.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous and so fun :) Love your hedgehog stamp xxx

Stamps and Paper said...

A gorgeous card and it has that vintage look about it that I love.....


debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, adorable card.

Beth said...

Stunning card Jules, I love everything about it, especially the shrink plastic sentiment - fab! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday challenge!

Love Beth xx