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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, 22 November 2011


Hi Everyone

Here I am at last!!!  Late again.

I have been happily engrossed in wedding work but thought I had better stop and get something made for my blog today!!

This little make was already half done and all I needed to do was add the image .. so that was good.

This used:

Image:  Stampendous!  "Silent Night Snowman"
Sentiment:   Pink Petticoat
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Noel"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
My Trust Sewing Machine
Ribbon from the Stash Box

So that is me for today.

Lots of makes to make for Christmas and weddings .. .. but I have had a big clear up campaign and cleared the dining room table completely .. .. ready to cover it again tomorrow.

It is a bit lethal when I work downstairs as I see lots of lovely goodies on Create and Craft whilst working away.  Today it was all of those lovely Nestabilities that are on offer .. .. .. oh if only!!!  Some of them look so gorgeous.  All I can say is there must be some very lucky crafters out there as stock was being snapped up!!

I don't know why I have it on really because I never buy anything!!  LOL!!!

Enjoy what is left of the evening folks and I'll catch you again tomorrow.



Aunty Sue said...

love the stitching really sets this off and fab card. No buying for me either.

Carole Campanile said...

Another fabulous creation with that set. Don't be surprised if you get a card from me that looks familiar. LOL!!! I am not proud and at this point I need to start casing if I am ever going to get cards made. **wink**

I have to say that though this is a casual style stamp, your choice of paper moves it towards a subtle elegance. Well done my friend.

PS - can you tell work has slowed down? I'm actually getting a chance to visit all my favorites today. :D

Louise said...

Gorgeous card again Jules - love the colours you've used. I've been admiring the Spellbinders too!

Marie-Louise said...

This is a fantastic card. Love it.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love that

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful make tonight Jules (as always!) I just adore the way you put things together.

I was watching C&C today from my spot on the 'sick' sofa! The Nestabilities did look so lovely .. sigh!

Debs M said...

great card, love that image x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, another lovely creation from you. A smashing little snowman image & I love the font of the sentiment.
Sally x

Jenny said...

Cute Christmas card Jules...I've been eyeing up those ribbon sentiments at PP!!!

I like to have C&C on in the background if I'm blog hopping, but not when crafting as I have to stay in my room for that... James is too OCD for a crafty mess on the table!!
Jenny x

Sally H said...

Beautiful card, Jules. Love that paper!

Anj said...

haha - makes me laugh, though it was only me who watched C&C and never bought! Your table sounds just like mine too - I've kind of spilled out of the craft room and oops... landed on dining room table - well its lonely upstairs (that my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!). Love the card Jules x x

Gibmiss said...


vickisunshine said...

Another lovely creation. Really love the ribbon and your papers, had fun trying to spot the hearts on this one! So cute.
Vicki x

Jackie said...

Very pretty as always Jules. I'm glad the work is coming in steadily for you, your cards etc are stunning so it's no surprise :)
I've added some snippet makes to my blog.

Carol said...

Another gorgeous one Jules. Carol x

craftimamma said...

I love that beautiful rich red against the Kraft colour Jules and those Dovecraft papers are really sumptuous. The snowman is really cute and the little bit of stitching really sets the card off.

Lesley Xx

Cynthia said...

*sigh* I LOVE that snowman.

Anonymous said...

awesome Christmas card Jules, I love those papers!

Sue B said...

Wow! this is really beautiful Jules! Love the image and mounts. The papers are stunning and really love the way you've draped the ribbon - just gorgeous!!
Hope you're having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card Jules, sorry not commented recently been really busy
Beryl x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

fab card hun, just love the colours & the snowy is real cute!
As for C&C I have it on all day, never buy anything just like watching it for hints & tips! Oh & Deano lololol hes yummy!
Hope your both ok hugs shell xx

Sarn said...

Ooh this is lovely Jules. I have this stamp too! I really must get him out and ink him up! xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules and your`ve used those yummy papers again :D
love the fab image and colours too :D

xx coops xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Another beauty Jules! Have fun on the dining room table... looks like TV dinners this week! Vx

Tara Cardwell said...

I love the warmth of this card - makes me long for a log fire and a mug of hot chocolate with floating marshmallows :-D
Tara x

Debbie said...

Beautiful card Jules, the papers are lush.Cute image. Loved your cute Penguin card yesterday - love the embossing folders you've used too.As for your snippets on Sunday - wow! Can you tell I am catching up on my comments after being away!Big hugs Debbie x

Andria said...

Another beautiful creation and i always love the ribbons and lace etc you choose to go with the papers, always finished to such a high standard :).

lisa said...

Your snowman looks like my sugar one from last week. You are so good with all your Christmas cards. I need to get my finger out although I have bought!!!!!! yes don't say it....some in case of emergencies.
I have C&C on too just to see what they are doing but never buy anything either, the p&p is crippling isn't it.
Hope all is good with you.
Hugs Lisax

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the stamped image.


Anonymous said...

Oh wow Jules, this is gorgeous. Sue x

Anonymous said...


Gillian R said...

Another great card Jules, have fun with the wedding work

amanda stokes said...

Hi Jules,
Gorgeous card,love the paper's :) xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules.
Wendy xx

Sandy said...

Love the colours on this one and your delightful snowman and fab ribbon - gorgeous card

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Jules I do love the papers also the design and image another truly wonderful card.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules, love the colours and fab image!
Helen x

Juls said...

gorgeous! great image, and I love your combo of colours! Hugs Juls