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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, 3 December 2011


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good day.

Mine has been a very enjoyable one and included seeing one of my "lovely couples" this afternoon followed by a Christmas shopping session .. .. and I have made major in-roads!!  Woo hoo!!!

The shopping was great fun because this year we have agreed major cutbacks which has resulted in some presents being capped at £5 or even £1 !!!!!!  It was far more enjoyable shopping with a £5 budget .. than if I could have spent whatever I wanted.  The presents were certainly far more imaginative that's for sure.

So shopping over and everything unpacked I just had time to make a card to send to my Auntie and Uncle to say "thank you" for our lovely meal last night.

It was as wonderful as I had hoped it would be (except there was no snow).  The evening flew by far too quickly .. .. but I knew it would .. .. special nights always do.

So here is my share for today:

This used:

Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Self adhesive gems
Ribbon and Cord from the Stash Box
Snowflakes from the snowflake box .. .. .. yes I have a box that is just full of different kinds of snowflakes LOL!!!

A super quick and simple make .. .. but one that is jam packed full of love and thanks.

So that is me for today.

Time now for a late evening meal and a catch up with X-Factor.

I will be back tomorrow with my snippet makes (which I know are going to use up very little in the way of snippets .. .. .. but snippet makes they will be nonetheless).

Enjoy what remains of today.



Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Jules, that ribbon looks really elegant.Glad you had a lovely meal last

XxJULESxX said...

wow Jjules stunning classy card!!! i may have to have a go at one of these it thats ok?!!

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant and beautiful make Jules. You tie the most amazing bows!

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

Awwww Jules that is lovely , how do you tie your two ribbons so neatly I am doing some christmas invites with 2 ribbons and they are driving me insane lol! K xx

Beryl K said...

Love the simplicity of this card Jules, very elegant
Beryl x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flurry card! Just love it! xoxo

Viv said...

Pretty card Jules - glad you had a nice evening last night and our budget has said NO presents this year!(Which is great cos it means I don't have to go shopping!!!!! LOL)

Debs M said...

great card, that ribbon is fabulous!

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Jules, love the gorgeous snowflakes.

Donna x

Little K Smith said...

Oh this is so beautiful and elegant Jules, it's gorgeous!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

Maribel said...

Precious, I havent words, it is very, very elegant

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Love it Jules! simple but brilliant, Shaz in Oz x.

craftimamma said...

Hi Jules, sorry I've not popped in this week. I've had Jenna and Izzy to stay all week and we've had two false alarms for the birth of our new family member, lol! It looks as though he's changed his mind for now and is staying where it's warm, ;).

I love this card! It's so elegant and crisp in design and the sentiment is lovely.

Lesley Xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning Jules & im sure your Auntie & uncle will love too!
hugs and xxx

Lynn said...

This is such a beautiful card, so simple but elegant. I'm sure they'll love it.
Just watched X-Factor on Sky+ so that I could watch the singers but zap through the judges comments and all the other rubbish.

Lynn x

Cynthia said...

That bow is just stunning. Really beautiful card, as always, Jules. Your snowflake box made me chuckle! ;-)

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Jules this is one classy looking card that red ribbon is beautiful this is a perfect thank you card.
Lorraine x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

WOW! Jules this is simply stunning, I love the richness of the ribbon. I love all of your cards anyway, and always gain some inspiration from you.
Good idea with your Christmas pressies, we are all feeling the pinch even here in Cyprus1 My 2 daughters in UK have decided just to buy usual pressies for the children, but have set a limit on spending £5 on each other and their partners. This £5 must also be spent in Poundland!! I am sure they will come up with some really novel pressies.
Take care.
Love Sheila

Unknown said...

OMG Jules, this is stunning!!!! I have no words.. it's BEAUTIFUL, so elegant xxx

Carole Campanile said...

WOW Jules. That is a gorgeous card; so elegant and rich. I just love the crisp clean lines on this card. Plus your bows are always perfect.

Well done.

Kathleen said...

Such a stunning card Jules. Simple and elegent. Love the ribbon.
Kathleen x

Di said...

Another stunning card Jules - love the colours and that bow is amazing as always! Fancy you having a snowflake box - why am I not surprised - but do you keep it in the freezer!? Would your Auntie and Uncle perhaps care to adopt me? Have a lovely day, and well done on the successful shopping expedition. Di xx

Roma said...

Gorgeous card jules ,love the ribbon with gold cord x

Irene said...

A beautiful and gorgeous Christms card Jules. I love the touches of blue on the snowflakes, and WOW that ribbon is gorgeous.


Loopylou. said...

hiyah Jules!!
omg thats stunning hun, I absolutely love it.
And yey on the chrimbles shopping too! we have had the £5 limit on pressies for 9 years now and it is just fabulous.
huge hugs Lou xxx

Sarn said...

PERFECT for your needs. I love this simple but elegant card. xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeously simple but gorgeously stunning!
Love it hun
sounds like you had a fab time, I am glad xx

Have a fab sunday (its raining here lots mmmmm not good for walking charl!)
hugs shell xx

Marie-Louise said...

What a beautiful elegant card.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, love the snowflakes and the bow is gorgeous
Lindsay xx

coops said...

wow this is so stunning jules.i love the elegant design and snowflakes ;D

xx coops xx

Mary said...

Simply Lovely....Oh so very nice!

Louise said...

Just so pretty,love it
Hugs louise xx

Jenny said...

oooo it seems I'm a sucker for snowflakes and lots of white space...this is another gorgeous card Jules :)
Jenny x

Juls said...

stunning!!! such a gorgeous luxurious card!!! Just LOVE that ribbon!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning Jules, just beautiful!
Helen x

Elizabeth said...

Simply gorgeous - love your ribbon embellishment. Elizabeth x