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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, 26 November 2011


Hi Everyone

Well the wanderer has returned from her Victorian evening.

Oh it was such good fun!!  I am pleased we dressed up now or we just wouldn't have looked right.

At the last minute I made a couple of shawls and mop caps for us to wear .. .. and I must admit by the end of the evening we were glad of the shawls for snuggling under.  We were inside the salon but had to keep the door open to welcome our visitors.

My sister and her youngest daughter had made mince pies .. .. but because the salon had been based on Sweeney Todd for the evening the pies were made with fingers and things sticking out of them.  They were a great source of entertainment and were munched on readily alongside the sweeties and little tots of sherry (and of course we had to keep sampling them all throughout the evening to make sure they were suitable for consumption by others LOL!!!).

Not sure if there will be any pictures available .. .. ..  I will have to wait and see. 

Anyway, round to another Christmas share:  

This used:

Image, sentiment and backing papers:  Pink Petticoat
Nestabilities:  Deckled Mega Rectangles
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
My trusty sewing machine

So we had a lovely evening last night and we got to sleep over which was nice.  Tonight we are meeting up with some of our friends .. .. eeekk!!  .. ..  the socialising season is approaching!!!  Out come the elasticated waistbands LOL!!!

Have a good evening everyone.

I'll see you again tomorrow with my snippets.  Only six more weeks to go and my year is up!!!  I can't say it was the successful snippet reduction year I was hoping for :-( but at least it has given me better habits.



Doreen said...

This is just stunning Jules,love what you have done

MagsB said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time! I love the gruesome mince pies!

Another fabulous card, too! For a moment I couldn't find a heart... then realised several were staring me in the face lol! Hope you have a relaxing evening!

love, MagsB x

Sarn said...

Oh this is lovely. Great colour combo and fab image.

Glad you had a good time dressing up etc. Next Sat I'm being transformed into an Elf for the day . . . with jingle bells and pointy toed shoes and ears . . . I can't WAIT! x

Creations by Shirl said...

This is such a pretty card Jules....
Those handbags are just adorable....

Viv said...

Oh Jules - I love this - off to PP for the images and papers!

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Oh what a stunning Christmas card, it's fabulous. I love the handbags and gorgeous papers, and your fab layout.

Enjoy your evening.


Debs M said...

gorgeous card, sounds like a great evening x

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Christmas Card!
I love the image and sentiment..xx

Catherine said...

This is so cute and I love the colour scheme...

Marie-Louise said...

A fabulous card. Love it.

Cynthia said...

Your post made me laugh!!! =D Beautiful card, too. Love those purses!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Glad to hear you had a good evening
Love the card,fab image and papers :) xx

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Sounds like you had a good time! :D Can't believe how close we are to Christmas!
This is a fabulous crimbo card, I'd never have thought of using this image for one, I love those papers too :)

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card Jules, glad you had such a great time
Beryl x

Jenny said...

Sounds a wonderful evening that you can rustle-up a couple of shawls and mop caps ( I wouldn't know where to start!!
Love you card for today, the bags are sooo glamorous :)
Jenny x

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

simply gorgeous Jules love the image K x

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the DP, Image and LO. Must have a look at PP.
Kathleen x

Di said...

Fabulous card - love the colour combination and all the super sewing. Just brilliant. Wow, I could almost smell the mince pies and sherry at your Victorian evening - the shawls and caps were a last minute bit of inspiration too - but no photos huh, huh?! I missed the playground this week in protest :)) Happy snippeting ! Di xx

coops said...

fantastic card the blinged up handbags and gorgeous papers and design :D
so pleased you had a fab time, hopefully there will be some pics ;D

xx coops xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Fabulous card the Handbags ....gorgeous ....

Sally said...

Morning Jules, I'm glad you had a good time yesterday, sounded like fun & pics would be great. A smashing crimbo card & I love the way you've used the papers, nice colours as well.
Sally x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, just love the colour of the dp!

Sounds like you had lots of fun, I'm glad hun
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, I saw these gorgeous handbags and the shoes on the PP website but talked myself out of buying them - I think you may have changed my mind, lol! Fabulous girly make.

Sue B said...

Wow! this is beautiful Jules. Ah I've been trying to resist these images. I can't stop buying at Pink Petticoat!! I think I'm addicted!! LOL
Anyway, the image looks so scrumptious here. Love the way you've layered it up. And those papers and stitching look awesome. Really love this card!! :-))
Glad you enjoyed your Victorian evening - I have elasticated waistbands all year round :-(
Hope you're having a good weekend! :-)
Hugs Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, love the colours and fab layout! Glad you had a great evening!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

OH Absolutely LOVE those handbags!!!! awesome!!!

Juls said...

brill!!! I LOVE those handbags!!!! gorgeous colours too!!! Hugs Juls