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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.

Friday, 2 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Bright and early today as Christmas starts today in the House of Hearts.

My Auntie and Uncle always take us out for a lovely meal at the start of December as our Christmas present.  It is always wonderful and I look forward to tonight all year round!!!

We always say that this special meal is "The Start of Christmas".   

When we went last year the ground was thick with snow and it was snowing as were eating.  That was super magical.

So to mark the start of Christmas what better than a Christmas card

This used:

Image:  Henry Mouse with Christmas Wreath
Sentiment:  Cuddly Buddly
Backing Paper:  Nitwits
Nestabilities:  Classic Circles and Scalloped Circles
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glossy Accents (not that you can see it in the photograph)
Glamour Dust
Cord from the Stash Box

I have had this little image for probably three Christmas's now .. .. and this is the first time I have managed to make it look half decent  .. ..  so for being good I might give him another coat of ink before he goes back into his little storage box with his other brothers (all called Henry!!).  I do love him (and think I may have told you that before LOL!!).

Right time to go and find something decent to wear and make myself look presentable .. .. it takes longer every year!!

Now what did I wear last year?  Well if I can't remember I doubt anyone else will LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening and a great weekend everyone.



Jacki Daniels said...

well another stunning card from you love this one and such a sweet image enjoy your meal with the family and have a great weekend
Jacki xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules,Henry looks adorable.
Enjoy your

Juls said...

this is so sweet!! Love the little tags in the corner!! Hugs Juls

Beryl K said...

Such a cute image, I love it
Beryl x

Paper Hearts Handmade Cards said...

have a fab evening a Henry is super cute and a lovely card for your start of Christmas K x

Fleur said...

Adorable card Jules, gorgeous papers and what a darling image.
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Viv said...

Oh Jules, he's luverly!! He looks so happy! Have a great evening. x

Debbie said...

You've made some gorgeous cards over the last few weeks.Sounds like you've had a busy week too.Have a lovely meal out.No snow this time though.Maybe abit frosty.Love Debbie x

Debs M said...

this is so cute, loving the bp's too x

Cynthia said...

Henry is just adorable!! And I love those tickets too. What a sweet, sweet card! You just can't help but smile!!! =D

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! cute, cute, cute Jules. Love this gorgeous creation hun, love the papers and fab tickets. Hope you have a lovely night.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Aww, he is cute Jules! Fab colouring again and perfect papers once more. Love the sentiment tickets too.

Have a wonderful evening! Christmas has started here too as I've lit the Cinnamon Stick candle, lol!!

G Peplow said...

Fabulous card, love the image, your colouring and the gorgeous ticket sentiments:0) I hope you have a wonderful time tonight, hugs Gay xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules, this is so cute. Sue x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the paper. Enjoy your meal.
Nikki x

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
Beautiful card! That textured looking paper looks really interesting.
Michaela xx

Anonymous said...

awwww I adore henry house, that is gorgeous, love the sentiment tags!!!

Little K Smith said...

Aaawww this is so gorgeous Jules, this little mouse is just adorable and I love the colours 'n' papers too!
Enjoy your meal :)

Unknown said...

Hope you have had a lovely evening & the card as always is fab, he is such a little cutie x

Di said...

Just wonderful! Hope you had a great evening out - and that Henry wasn't raiding the pantry whilst your back was turned :)) Di xx

Sue B said...

Aww this is SO cute Jules - I love Henry Mouse - not seen this image before - he's adorable!! Beautiful papers and layout. Love the way the sentiment matches the colouring in the image!! Gorgeous card!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Sarn said...

Hope you had a delicious meal out and a fun time.

I've been an Elf for most of the day at a Christmas Fair. . . was great fun, but am now tired out!

Love today's Christmas card xxx

Marie-Louise said...

A fabulous card. Love the cute image and the backing papers.

XxJULESxX said...

oh wow just gorgeous!!!

coops said...

stunning card jules.i love the henry and your colours and papers are fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

Unknown said...

This is so sweet Jules, love the cute image and fun colours xxx

Jenny said...

Really cute Jules, love the sentiment tickets :)
Would you please drop me an email Jules
I wanted to ask a favour of you please :)
Jenny x