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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.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Well, what can I say?

It is hardly worth me making an appearance today .. .. where has my day gone?

I got up super early today so that I could fit lots in and still I'm not satisfied.   What a hard task-master I am LOL!!!

But Christmas cards are still needed so here is another one I have just finished.  Today has been all weddings apart from one other little make I can't share just yet .. .. so it was nice to get my Promarkers out and do a little colouring. 

This used:

Image:  Whiff of Joy "Uru and Bird"
Sentiment:  Sorry I don't know who made the little date stamp.  It is quite old and there is nothing on the carry sheet and I have no packaging :-(
Backing Papers:  Funky Hand Download "Funky Little Christmas"
Hobbycraft Punches:  Snowflake
Glamour Dust
Self Adhesive Pearls

I was daring myself to colour the background in my promarkers but was a coward and used my chalks .. .. I had already coloured my image and didn't want to ruin everything.  Perhaps another time I will do the background first and just see how I get on.

Right, bathtime for me now!!

Catch you again tomorrow .. .. hopefully a little earlier!



Sally H said...

very sweet! My day has been a really strange one. We took the children swimming this morning and have had a panto matinee performance this afternoon. Bless them they were tired by home time!

M said...

Oh wow, I love the postage stamp stamp!! Beautiful card. I've never braved colouring in a stamp with markers... it looks beautiful. x

Cynthia said...

Awwwww. Seriously, that is the cutest thing ever. Great job on the coloring too!

Sue B said...

Ooh Jules, wish I could get up super early! Can't actually seem to get out of bed lately!! The weather doesn't help and it not coming light!! LOL
Aww this is one sweet Elf. I love the WOJ ones. Beautiful colouring and love the sky background - gorgeous!!
Fab paper and design.
Hope you're having a good week!
Hugs Sue xx

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
Another cutie of a card. Great job with the chalk. I would not even know what to apply the chalk with. I have not tried any backgrounds with promarkers either.
Michaela xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules love the image. I have never dared to use Promarkers for backgrounds either, I tend to use inks or

Viv said...

Cute card Jules - like the DP a lot - so much so that I'll probably have to buy them even thou I should have finished my Xmas cards by now...LOL

Beryl K said...

I love this
Beryl x

lisa said...

It's always lovely to see you, Jules. You sound very busy.
I love this little chap's shoes, I'd love a pair of those!!
The chalks make a beautiful background, just enough.
Hope you enjoyed your soak.
Hugs Lisax

Carole Campanile said...

Love that stamp Jules and your coloring. And never say "hardly worth bothering" when it comes to sharing your lovely cards. Even late it the day its' always worth it. :)


PS: did you live the little cardinal white on purpose?

Di said...

Brilliant Jules - I love those bootees :) I wonder if the date stamp could be an Elzybells one - I might have one the same hidden somewhere. I think you, like me, have a few Elzybells stamps and am sure they just came in a clear poly bag. A crying shame they aren't still making stamps :( Love, Di xx

Juls said...

cute card! Love the postmark detail! Hugs Juls

Sarn said...

What a lovely image that one is. Gorgeous. Totally understand about Promarker-ing the background after colouring the image . . . scary stuff!

Hugs, Sandra x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card. Love those boots. Great backing paper.

Debs M said...

oh i love these little guys! gorgeous card xx

Sally said...

A super little image Jules, so cute & I love the date stamp, I've never seen one quite like that! Thanx for popping on as I always enjoy looking at all your makes.
Sally x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules thats one gorgeous image and a really stunning card, you always make sure beautiful ones. hugs Shirleyxx

Jenny said...

Very sweet the turned up toe pixie boots :) Would love to see how you shade the bkgd with Promarkers???
Jenny x

Jacee said...

Smashing card Jules, I love that little date stamp.
Hugs Jacee

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules - gorgeous card today and have had a quick catch up with your lovely cards over the last couple of weeks, like the idea of a family get together for label making x Susan x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card, the image is so cute, Mary x

Unknown said...

Great card Jules, go on be brave & start colouring Love the image & the postmark too

Anonymous said...

Just lovely Jules; I really like the chalked background and the way you've edged the snowflake. It's these little details that really make your cards special - apart from searching for the heart that was very well camouflaged on this make! Do you think I've got nothing better to do, lol?!! xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, a really cheerful card and the papers are fab - love the non-traditional look and the image is a real cutie. Elizabeth x

coops said...

stunning card this woj stamp and your colours are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

OH I love this image!!!