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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, 15 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Well can you believe that after a day of making Christmas tags on Sunday (well more like a very long half day LOL!!) .. .. I have needed to make more today!!!

All good for the snippet reduction process though.

Part of this evening has been spent wrapping presents and I have them all lined up on the spare bed needing labels.  I decided I had better get some made before I forgot which present belonged to whom (sticking a post-it note on them would be cheating tee hee!!).

So I decided my share today would be the labels I have just finished.

Don't look for the heart on the one with the holly on it.  The heart is on the other side as part of the sentiment.

Making your own Christmas labels becomes a bit addictive in the end .. .. and of course once you have made one for someone you can't then stick a shop bought one on someone else's can you?

I could have shared the different coloured piles of card I have been cutting for turning into wedding invitations today .. .. or the pile of ironing I have created .. .. or even the half decorated Christmas tree  .. .. but no .. .. my labels won!  At this point in time they look much more attractive!

Hopefully lots of my half finished jobs will be completed in the next couple of days!!!



Doreen said...

Gorgeous tags Jules,I have made so many tags this year too. Tags and cards once you start making them you don't want to buy them from

Debs M said...

they are lovely..i need to make some more too!

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
At first I thought Victor Meldrew invaded your post with "I do not believe it!!" Then I had a read on and can not believe it myself. Have you counted how many tags have you done in total? You must be tagged out! All the tags look great.
Michaela xx

Little K Smith said...

Fabulous tags Jules, wish I had the patience, mine look abit plain in comparison! :D

Cynthia said...

LOL, Jules!! I love your tags. Have you ever thought of selling them? Maybe a selection of them? They are just gorgeous!

Sarn said...

All very pretty and making good use of your snippets. xxx

MagsB said...

They are much more attractive, in every sense of the word, than ironing lol!!

love Mags B x

Sally H said...

They are stunning, Jules! If only there weren't so many birthdays in December then I would join in the fun!

Vicky said...

They are all so gorgeous Jules....Now that's see the!

Hope you are well sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Amanda said...

These are fab Jules. Just wondering if you have reduced your snippet pile.

Sally said...

They are all really lovely Jules & I hope the peeps who receive the gifts with these labels on appreciate all the extra work you've done. As I said I'm far too lazy to make labels. lol.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

These are awesome Jules, love these giftags!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

These are brilliant Jules. Glad I'm not the only one with a HUGE pile of ironing. I actually enjoy ironing, ONCE I get started. Love Sheila x

Di said...

Beautiful gift tags Jules. All so elegant. So much is half done here too it's hard to think all will be fully done in time! Oh dear :( Di xx

Irene said...

Beautiful tags Jules , I cheated and bought shop ones. Having seen your fabulous makes, it's home made for me next year.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

All just gorgeous hun, love how different they all are!
Hugs Shell xx

Anice said...

Beautiful tags Jules. I need to make ones for my presents but yours are so nice maybe you could just make them for me? I can see you haven't much else to do!!! Just joking! Good luck with getting everything else done.
Anice xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules they are gorgeous and will make your parcels just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Carole Campanile said...

LOL - Laundry and half decorated Christmas tree!! Glad the tags won out because they are beautiful. I've never made any, but now I think I need to give it a try. You make it look like so much fun.

Juls said...

gorgeous collection of cards! Hugs Juls

Vicky said...

WOW....sweetie these are fabulous & gorgeous tags.... I have to say I'm spying on that lushious ribbon in the background as well lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely tags, just love the blue one.

coops said...

these are fantastic are so good making your own tags ;D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous tags Jules, they put mine to shame, lol!
Helen x