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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, 20 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Five more sleeps!!!!

Not long to wait now .. .. .. and I just know that when I see my Mum tomorrow she will say those inevitable words .. .. "well, this time next week it will all be over with".  She says it every year.  In fact I expect her to say it every time we speak on the phone LOL!!!

Just a quick and simple share from me today as I am in wedding mode big time at the moment.

This used:

Image:  Creative Cafe "CS6143" Doodle Flowers
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Backing papers .. .. sorry don't know .. .. they are just dotty ones from the big snippet drawer !! 
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Ribbons from the Stash Box

Has everyone received all the parcels they have ordered on line to save going out to the dreaded shops?

I am just waiting for one now .. .. but there are still a few more days to go so I'm not panicking just yet!!  

Time now for me to be a domestic goddess in the kitchen and then hopefully I will be back later for a blog hop!

Have a good evening everyone.



Loopylou. said...

hiyah jules!

oh i am dotty about your card hun :) its beautiful!
mo has started the chrimble countdown now his birthday is out of the way and he is getting super excited!
huge hugs Lou xxx

Irene said...

Fabulous card Jules, Love the papers and colour combination, I've spotted your heart.


Jenny said...

Hi Jules, I've been having a look over your fab cards from last week and they are all pretty amazing, forgive me for not leaving individual comments on them all :)
My Mum used to say those words too and now I just think them when I'm surrounded by paniced shoppers like me!!!
Cute card today and I want to wish you a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year in case I don't get round to visit again :)
Jenny xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Such a beautiful card hun...
hugs and xxx

Di said...

Ha, ha Irene - I had to look twice - well done girl! Our Jules can be a bit sneaky with those hearts :) Super card Jules - I love it! Even our postie man today said, this time next week it'll all be over....what are we like?! Love, Di xx

Viv said...

Lovely clean and crisp card Jules - could do with a visiti from a domestic goddess fairy here at LeanachLane - am on jury service so nothing has got done - good excuse for dishing up beans on toast on Sunday eh????? LOL

Liz McGuire, said...

Bright, fresh and crisp. Perfect in fact!

liz x

Cynthia said...

Awww...I just love all the girly-girl colors on this one! So sweet!! And, I too am waiting on a few more packages. I got the recipient's list late so NOT MY FAULT if Santa doesn't arrive on time! LOL!! =D

Anonymous said...

Hi Jules,
Just having a catch up! So many gorgeous cards since my last visit. Love your Handy Hippo make!

Your comment about your mum made me laugh. Every year, during dinner, my mum always says "well this could be my last Christmas..." I never know whether to laugh or cry!

Gillian R said...

Lovely bright colours Jules, so refreshing to see. Thankfully I have all my parcels. However have my fiancée birthday on the 23rd & my mums on the 24th so still lots of celebrations to go before I even get to Xmas!

Misty's said...

Beautiful card Jules! I am waiting only for 1 book from amazon. We open presents on the December in the evening which is our Christmas tradition.
Michaela xx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous as always

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Jules....what a pretty image and great dp's too hun...

have a lovely evening sweetie...big hugs Vicky xx

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules, Wonderfully dotty! Hmmmm that could mean both you and the card! LOL I hope you see the humour in that comment. Beautiful.

Seasons Greetings
Kasey ~ in Oz

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card Jules. I love the image.
I ordered most presents online a month ago and bought my last one in town today. Yippee! Only got the food to sort now!
Nikki x

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Jules! Not quite so gorgeous as the one that popped through my letter box this morning though. Thank you. I adore that goose! Three more get ups until work is finished and I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to that! I am still awaiting a parcel or two. I am hoping they arrive tomorrow when Meg will be in to receive them, as I hate going to the sorting office!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Jules, so pretty - love all the spots :o) Lisa x

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Really pretty.

Sally said...

A really sweet & simple card Jules.I'm a sucker for dotty papers, love 'em! All my online orders have been delivered, wrapped & are waiting to be presented to their new owners. I'm not like my hubby who always leaves things 'til the last minute. bless 'im. lol.
Sally x

Enfys said...

Hi Jules, just popped over to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy new year
En xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Jules, so beautiful.
Wendy xx

MagsB said...

I really like the colours on this card, soooo pretty! (And it took me a while to spot the heart - and then it jumped out at me lol!) Sleep well!

love Mags B x

Little K Smith said...

A lovely card Jules, love the stamp and all the dots too!

p.s. I thought Christmas didn't finish till the 6th or something like that anyway! :D

Anj said...

lovely card!! Just waiting on two parcels - fingers crossed they arrive on time - if they don't my darling grandaughter won't have a new dress for the big day but another grandaughter will be none the wiser x x x

Anonymous said...

ooooo, just beautiful! ...Merry Christmas! xx

Louise said...

Whata beautiful card love the design and fresh colours. My mum always comes out with that same comment lol
Hugs louise xx

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card, like the colour combo. Have a Happy Christmas. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful springy card! love it Jules!

craftimamma said...

Ah, just what I needed to see on yet another dreary morning Jules, a pretty and bright card which makes me think of Spring! I always get a lift when I visit you, lol!

Have a wonderful Christmas Buddy and all the best for the New Year.

Lesley Xx

Sarn said...

Lovely dotty card. Have a great day being a Domestic Goddess!


Juls said...

gorgeous fresh card!!! and I am loving all the dots! Hugs Juls

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, loving the soft colours gorgeous work hugs pops x

Debs M said...

gorgeous card, love the hole in the tag! all the stuff I ordered has arrived and been wrapped...phew!

Marjorie said...

Lovely card hun...gorgeous colours, loving the dotty paper.

vickisunshine said...

You've made this simple flower stamp look soo pretty - a gorgeous card! Love the little heart punch too! Glad you nipped over to my blog - many thanks for your lovely comment - your blog is not showing in my reading list, along with several others I'm following! sometimes it's there, but more often than not it isn't, don't know why this is happening, have tried to sort it, but it seems to have a mind of it's own!!!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Vicki x

Nannieflash said...

I bet your mum did say it, I adore your card that image is just gorgeous and those papers are to. Anyway Jules I want to wish you a very Happy Christmas. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the very pretty image and the lovely doodled stitching.

Donna x

Mrs.B said...

Just been doing a catch up Jules, and as usual some favulous makes, but must say the 'speckled hen' snowflake is brill!!
Have a wonderful Christmas & New Year.
Avril x

XxJULESxX said...

Another gorgeous one Jules!!!!

coops said...

beautiful card jules.gorgeous pretty papers and your colours and papers are fab :D

xx coops xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - love spots and the deep shade of pink combines so well with green. Have you got some winter weddings coming up then or are you just working well in advance? I got my last online orders delivered yesterday but am still waiting for a recorded delivery package which should have been here days ago ... sigh! Elizabeth x

M said...

so pretty...but i can't spot the heart anywhere!!! where is it hiding??? M x