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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, 16 November 2011


Hi Everyone

Well it's a tad chilly today don't you think?

Just right for making Christmas cards!! 

Somehow making Christmas cards in the middle of summer just doesn't feel right to me (but at this point in time I am wishing I had cracked on with them all the same).  LOL!!

So after that introduction there is yet another Christmas card from me today

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "1506J" Just Wishing You
Sentiment: Hobby Art Clear Stamps "Christmas Greeting Set"
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Noel"
Hobbycraft Punch:  Snowflake
White Flock
Diamond Stickles
Ribbon, cord and button from the Stash Box

Oh and there is something very rare in The House of Hearts at the moment .. .. so I really do need to mention it .. ..


It doesn't take much to keep me happy does it?

Have a great evening everyone.



Cynthia said...

Big congrats on your Empty Ironing Basket!! I think there should be some sort of award for that kind of accomplishment!! =D

Beautiful card too. I love the image and the background papers are really lovely!

Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous and the image looks fabulous with the papers you have used.
Avril xx

Denise said...

Gorgeous - really sweet image.
Congrats on completing the ironing!!!!!
Denise xxx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the touches of gols sparkle!!! Hugs Juls

Carole Campanile said...

Adorable Jules. I love PB's hedgehogs. :)

And well done on the empty ironing basket. Please take a picture; I'm not sure I remember what an empty one looks like. ;)


Loopylou. said...

oh thats gorgeous jules! i love the huge hat on him!!
Blooming freezing here tonight too and the lovely farmer has spread poop all over the field next to us so we have cold air poop smell!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Debs M said...

great papers and ribbon and he is a cutie x

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
Yes you are right it has been really chilly today where I live as well. What a beautiful card. I love the image and the backing papers.
Michaela xx

Lynn said...

Well done you .... but could you please explain to me what this looks like ... don't think I've ever seen one ... well not in this house anyway. Great card Jules, I like the colour combination it's understated but looks lovely.

Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, this is so gorgeous. Empty ironing basket, wow! Mine is never empty, apart from any thing else, there is always a collection of odd socks, drives me mad!! Where does the matching one go!! Take care Sue x

Anonymous said...

Definitely the weather to be making Christmas Cards.....Love this one, gorgeous ribbon too...xx

Wishcraft said...

Aww so cute :o) Love the sweet hedgie and fab papers. Lisa x

Doreen said...

Just beautiful Jules,I love the gorgeous ribbon. Would you like to come and do my ironing???.xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Such a cute image. Really lovely card.

Viv said...

Cute hedgie Jules! Like the backing papers too!
(And I also have an empty ironing basket...but have just put on the washing

Sarn said...

I have an empty ironing basket too . . . so I'm celebrating with you!

I love this Christmas PB Hedgie and I love your card layout too.


Vicky said...

Gorgeous Jules....and I'm loving your colours too hun...and big congrats on the empty basket...but if your bored I have a little!

big hugs Vicky xx

Irene said...

Brilliant Christmas card Jules, I love the little hedgie.


Jenny said...

mm, not envious at all about the empty Ironing basket...who am I kidding *wink* and wish I'd cracked on with my cards sooner too :)
Really sweet hedgie in his santa hat :)
Jenny x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love that little snowflake...

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

Fab Jules Penny Black images are so cute K xx

Unknown said...

You can never go wrong with PB stamps Jules can you. What an adorable card. I too am cracking on with the Xmas cards. x

Jacee said...

A lovely card Jules, cute image and I love the ribbon. wish I could get some cards done, my mojo seems to have taken a hike!!!
Hugs Jacee

Agree with you about the temperature today, it's right nippy, my feet have been froz all day, be glad to get snuggled up in bed!

If you're stuck for some ironing Jules you can come and do mine if 'ya like, LOL

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful Jules! The touches of gold are gorgeous. Lovely image as usual.

Di said...

Wonderful card Jules - hedgies always tick the boxes for me and I love all of it! Had to search for the heart at first - then I found it :) If there's a little silver car drawn up at your door tomorrow, with an anxious face at the wheel and a big load of ironing in the boot - that'll be me then! Love, Di xx

Carol said...

Another beauty Jules, love the ribbon. Well done on the empty ironing basket. Carol x

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Jules, love that image
Beryl x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, PB does some cutsie images & this is one of the best! A smashing card & I love the sparkly ribbon. A gold star to you for clearing your ironing basket, not an easy feat!
Sally x

G Peplow said...

Goregous card Jules, love the image and the pretty Christmas tree backing paper, very nice! Congrats on a job well done, no ironing how wonderful!! Gay xxx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is So cute and elegant! love the image - he's so sweet! Gorgeous papers and ribbon - really love this design.
Hope you are having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is just full of so much sweetness, that image is super so is the design and colours, I love it.
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

A really gorgeous card Jules. Love the sweet image and yummy papers. Way to go on the empty ironing basket hun, can't ever remember seeing the bottom of mine. lol!

Donna x

Marjorie said...

Hi hun, such a gorgeous card, and a really sweet image, the more I look at these little guys, the more I think I should have one lol!! gorgeous ribbon too!

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous x x x

Linda . J said...

Love your card Jules, all the details are so fabulous, so beautifully coloured, so love this image.
Hugs Linda

coops said...

stunning card the fab image and sparkle and your backing papers are some of my all time favs :D

xx coops xx

Gillian R said...

Love the hedgehog stamp. Very cute. X

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on the empty ironing basket - you're right to enjoy the moment - it won't last long :) Another lovely card with one of my all time favourite characters - that hedgehog is so darned cute. Spotted the heart - thought you could hide it, did you? The ribbon is just gorgeous and looks good with those papers. Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

aw he's is so cute, I just want to hug him, but methinks that could be prickly!

Unknown said...

This is so sweet Jules, love the image and the touches of gold on the ribbon.. well done on the empty ironing basket yay :) .. mine never sees the end ha ha xxx

Tracy said...

This is really gorgeous Jules, I love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x