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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, 5 October 2011


Hi Everyone

Nice and early today with a very quick share of a Christmas card I made today .. .. trying to use a technique that the lovely Di showcased on her blog the other day.

Di used something "other than" glamour dust .. .. and I am thinking that perhaps I should have done the same as mine isn't quite as good as Di's .. .. but still OK! 

I will try again with "something else".  LOL!!!

There is now a liberal sprinkling of glitter and sparkle all over the craft pod .. .. .. and me!!!!

So here is my creation:

This used:

Image:  PSX "F-2104"  Snow Village
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Clear Stamps "Christmas Greeting Set"
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Snowflakes 2
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Diamond Stickles

I love this little image so much.  I bought it second hand from a local craft shop that was closing down last year.  It had been used in craft classes and was parted with for £2.00.  What a bargain!!!

So that is my quick share for today .. .. thank you for all your messages on my new website post of yesterday.  I am pleased that you all liked it .. .. I really appreciate your lovely comments.

I am still having problems leaving some comments and am left wondering whether my words are there to see or not!!  I hope they are!!!

I am in wedding invitation mode at the moment so am off back to those now!!

Have a lovely evening everyone.



Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is fabulous Jules, love the sparkle and the lovely image, it has that special festive feel.

Your new website looks fab too!

Warm hugs

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous

Whisper said...

Hi, fabby card hun, you can also get the same effect with versamark all over the image, cover it in Stampin Up heat & stick powder, heat, then add dazzling diamonds, heat to stick it - you end getting into a lot less mess and it lasts for ages, Luv Sam x

PinksyDoodles said...

Very beautiful and sparkly Jules.
Clare x

Carol said...

Fabulous card Jules, love it. Your comments are getting through first time to me so have had a few repeats! Carol x

Creations by Shirl said...

Such a pretty christmas card... love all those glitters they remind me of snow falling.... awesome....

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, I'm sure I've seen you use this one before & I found the heart ha!
Hugs Shell xx

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Jules!! What a bargain that stamp was. xx

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

gorgeous card Jules love the glittery look K xxx

Pop's Cards said...

HI sweetie this is gorgeous love all the sparkle hugs pops x

Jacee said...

Lovely jules, sweet image, looks really cute, love the sparkly.
Hugs Jacee

Vicky said...

This is stunning Jules...beautiful image and I love all the glitter too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Jules lovely little scene x Susan x

Unknown said...

Wow this is fabulous Jules, love the clean style and cool fresh look. hugs xx

Sarn said...

Hi Jules . . . wonderful glitzy Christmas card. BARGAIN stamp or what?

If you're having trouble with blogger comments (as I was the other day) . . . make sure you're not ticked for "Keep me signed in" when you log in. Once I unticked it again, all worked properly.

Hugs, Sandra x

Denise said...

This is simply gorgeous - such a beautiful image and I love all the glitter.
Denise xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fabulous bargain - it's a beautiful image! Lovely card too (although I can't find the flippin' heart!) Vx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous card. I love all the sparklies, but most of all I love the serenity of it. Well done.

Sally said...

Hi Jules, you'll be pleased to know that your comments are showing on my blog, thank you. I love everything about this card, the papers, the image & all that lovely glitter.
Sally x

Jenny said...

Love the effect, like a cosy snow storm going on :) Sweet sentiment too :)
Jenny x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how soft and elegant Jules!! I just love the colors and the added sparkle on the image. Anyone would love to receive this at Christmas!!

Louise said...

Gorgeous Jules and what a bargin stamp
Hugs louise xx

Marjorie said...

Wow hun this is gorgeous, I love this type of Christmas card, they always look so!! Glitter and me don't usually work, I really try, but never get the effect I want, yours looks stunning!!

Anonymous said...

the snowy village is great, the glitter really adds to it perfectly!

Irene said...

Hello Jules

I love this Christmas card, PSX stamps are another of my favourites. I love the blue background against your black image.


Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love all the sparkle.
Nikki x

Di said...

Hi Jules! It worked just fine - I love it and the stamp is to be envied! The only reason I don't use Glamour Dust is 'cos I'm too mean to use it and save it for little touches here and there :) Got my stuff from Art of Craft - here It took a bit of finding on their site so that's why I've added the link, 'cept I can't work out how to put a proper link into comments.

Ahem, just ordered some more in case there's a run on it before Christmas - and ended up with another load of stuff in my basket - now how did that happen?! I can't be trusted :( Love, Di xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jules!
I've just been catching up after my holiday and blog trouble. I'm glad to hear you did well at the wedding fayre and your website looks fantastic!
I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for your hubby's interview too.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Jules - and I was taken with that technique of Di's too, just not tried it out yet. The cool blues are such a nice change from the usual red/green/gold combination. Peeked at your new website and it's fab - fresh, clean , stylish and informative without being too word heavy. Love the photos on the gallery too - a real treat. Elizabeth x

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the beautiful winter scene and the sparkle is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Debs M said...

great stamp, what a bargain, gorgeous card too x

lisa said...

Ohhh I love this, Jules, it's a smashing Christmas card and I shall definitely borrowing your colour scheme, I love it.
Your little village was a bargain and looks beautiful glittered, another technique to try.
Been sat here on the sofa peering at it though with Hubby looking for the heart and we think we spotted it in the top rt hand corner!!
We don't take much amusing do we!!!
Hugs Lisax

Mervi said...

Wow stunning with all that sparkle, yet so peaceful.
Hugs and greetings;-))m