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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, 13 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Here at last with a quick and simple make today. 

I haven't had too much time to play today so this has been a last minute make which will be coming in useful over the next few days LOL!!

I might add a sentiment to it and sent to our Uncle for Christmas

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3057K" Leaping Deer
Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat
White Embossing Powder
Kraft Card
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Marianne Creatables:  Snowflake
My Trust Sewing Machine
Button, Ribbon and cord from the Stash Box

I am trying really, really hard to get ready for Christmas and am hoping to be ready for this Saturday.  It is going to be hard work .. .. but worth it in the end.

So far I have never yet had a Christmas that doesn't involve last minute makes and panics.  I end up even working Christmas Eve night and I am determined that this year it is going to be different.

The tree and all the decorations came out of the roof tonight so it won't be long until Christmas comes to the House of Hearts!! Woo hoo!!!

Enjoy what is left of this evening.



Anonymous said...

Another 'last minute make' that's just fabulous and would have taken me hours to think up! I give up, lol!! xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the deer stamp and the white on Kraft card is wonderful.
Nikki x

Denise said...

This is such a stylish card - love that deer stamp.
Denise xx

Cynthia said...

Love LOVE the red and kraft combo! The deer image is really beautiful as is the snowflake!! Gorgeous card, Jules!

Stella said...

Oh dear I love that deer :)
love and hugs,

Debs M said...

love that stamp and the ribbon is fabby too ;)

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fab card Jules - I love the frosting on your kraft snowflake. It's always a bit mad at this time of year but we get there in the end! (But could someone please explain why I felt the need to have a new carpet fitted this week...?!)

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the white stamping onto craft card :)

Gillian R said...

Another great card Jules, very classy

Sally said...

Hi Jules, a lovely creation & gorgeous colour combo of burgundy & brown. The leaping dear looks great in white.
Sally x

Liz McGuire, said...

Love this, very striking,

Liz x

Beryl K said...

Super card Jules, love the image
Beryl x


Fabulous card Jules - love the touch of white embossing around the edge of the snowflake. The Kraft card is a great choice for the image, and it looks perfect with the background paper.
Almost missed your hearts today Jules - had to get my binoculars out!!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Misty's said...

Hi Jules
This is a brilliant card. One elegant leaping deer indeed. Loving all the elements you used.
Michaela xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the

Anonymous said...

love this leaping deer, such great papers and colours!

MagsB said...

Oh, lovely! What gorgeous subtle colours! Nice straight stitching, too - I just can't stitch straight, so I'm always very impressed by that lol! Seriously, this is just ace!

love, MagsB x

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the reindeer stamped on kraft card.


Unknown said...

Super card, love the deer, Mary x

Unknown said...

This is just stunning, I have to admit you have me looking now at everything you make looking for the heart lol, took me ages to see it was on the ribbon xx

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous I love the colours too so sweet, hugs pops x

Shirley-Anne said...

Super stunning ! love the image and the background

coops said...

so stunning and stylish jules.i love the effect of the white deer on the kraft card ;D

xx coops xx

Wishcraft said...

It's gorgeous Jules, love the image and fab colours, and your stitching is so perfect!

I'm determined to have everything done so I at least don't have to do anything on Christmas Eve - every year we spend Christmas Eve frantically wrapping presents, and last year I even finished off my mum's card on Christmas Day before we set off there for dinner! Lisa x

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Jules! I love, love the colours and the image is beautiful. It doesn't need much else. The snowflake and ribbon is perfect!
I've still not got my tree up but hopefully I will in next day or so. Hope you get your house decorated all nice soon!!!
Hugs Sue xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Jules that is just stunning and I love how youve taken it to the snowflake to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Sandy said...

Great CAS card, love the reindeer and the fab little snowflake,

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Jules, love the white on Kraft and great stitching!
Helen x

Juls said...

fabby! Loving the use of kraft! Hugs Juls

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Jules this is beautiful I am so in love with this creation I adore the reindeer image that paper, the snowflake all look stunning.
Lorraine x

Jenny said...

Hi Jules love this beautiful leaping deer and the white tips to the snowflake :)
Jenny x