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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.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Hi Everyone

A huge thank you to all the people who entered the Handy Hippo prize draw last week.

My playmate Kerry did the grand draw yesterday so I can now announce the winner.

Who was the lucky winner of all of those lovely Christmas goodies?

Well it was ....................

drum roll please .................................

from My Crafty Outlook

Well done Hazel.  Please email me here with your full name and address and I will pass it through to Kerry at Handy Hippo so that your prize can begin wending its way to you.

Oooooo.. .. I am all excited for you and I can't wait to see what you create with all of the goodies.

Whilst I am here it would be rude to leave without a quick crafty share. 

This is the other cute little snowman that comes alongside the one I used in my post here yesterday.

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Stampendous! Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Backing Papers:  Wild Rose Studio "Wintry Christmas"
Marianne Creatables:  Snowflakes "Finnish Ice Star"
Diamond Stickles
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon and buttons from the Stash Box

Oh I do love this little snowman.  He is sitting waiting to be coloured with lots of different coloured scarves and hats and makes for a quick card as there isn't too much to colour .. .. ... that is the beauty of a snowman I suppose LOL!!!

Have a wonderful day everyone .. ..  I am super happy today as I had some amazing craft related news yesterday!!  Not able to share for a few weeks .. .. but it is mega news!!  Woo hoo!!!



Roma said...

So cute ! love the colours & image & snowflakes
well done hazel !

Marie-Louise said...

Such a lovely card. The image and the colours are beautiful.

Sarn said...

Congrats to the winner.

Lovely snowman and sweet card Jules. xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Just gorgeous sweetie ♥

Loopylou. said...

jules he is the cutest!! and i love the little frame and sentiment on it, what a fab stamp!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

MagsB said...

Congratulations, Hazel!

Jules, you're right, this is one adorable snowman! I love the patchwork of papers on your card, too. Have a good week!

luv, Mags x

Marjorie said...

These snowmen cards are lovely hun, I love your sewing, the patchwork looks sooo good! and I love your snow flakes. Beautiful cards.
Congratulations to Hazel.

Debs M said...

ooh love him and the colours are gorgeous x

Denise said...

Another gorgeous card and I so love that colour combo.
Denise xx

Sally said...

Big congrats Hazel. Still loving these fab snowmen Jules. Nice colour combo on this one.
Sally x

Cynthia said...

Awwww, the snowman is just so CUTE!! I love your chilly, wintry colors too! Beautiful card!

Doreen said...

So gorgeous Jules, I love the colours of

Sue B said...

Big Congratulations Hazel !!!
Aww this is another gorgeous card Jules! Love the image - the snowman is adorable!! Gorgeous papers and embellishments!
Have a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Fab card, as always. Wonder what your news can be? Sounds exciting,

Liz x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Fab colours and I love the snowman - he's very you :o) Your stitching looks so perfect! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous again Jules - love those colours! Such a fresh and pretty make! xxx

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.i love the fun snowman and your colours and design are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Jenny said...

Cute Christmas patchwork card Jules and congrats to Hazel. Look forward to hearing your news :)
Jenny x

Anonymous said...

adorable snowgirl Jules!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the soft colors! Such a cute image!

Nannieflash said...

Wow Jules that is gorgeous I love that image hes so cute and your colouring is just fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxx

Hazel said...

I can't believe it's me!! Thank you so much - and to the lovely folk at Handy Hippo - I am such a lucky bunny. I've sent an email with my details. Lovely card, Jules. Wondering what your exciting news is?! x

Juls said...

another fantabby image!!! Love the pop of lime green against the soft lilac and blue colours!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Another fabulous Christmas the stitching, snowflakes Snowman, EVERYTHING!!

Tara Cardwell said...

Super cute - I have this stamp and must colour him too.
Tara x

Elizabeth said...

Cute card, Jules, the snowman is sweet and I love the patchwork of papers and the non-traditional colours are cool. Congratulations to Hazel - look forward to seeing the creations made with the winnings :) Elizabeth x

Louise said...

Congratulations Hazel!

Lovely card again Jules. Great colour combo. x

Carole Campanile said...

Oh my gosh .... I have that stamp (set) and I have NEVER made a card half as wonderful. I love the lavender with the blue. Makes it so bright but still wintery. Great card Jules, as always. :D

Our taste is stamps is amazingly alike.

Hazel said...

The parcel from Handy Hippo arrived today - wow! what a super load of Christmas goodies - fantastic - thank you so much - I've blogged about it here x