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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, 9 December 2011


Hi Everyone

Much earlier tonight!!

Probably not colouring an image made a difference LOL!!!

I have been loving these Pink Petticoat Christmas sentiments this year .. .. .. I have used them loads .. .. as you have probably noticed.

Just a plain and simple one tonight .. .. .. so you can have an extra photograph to make up for it!!

This used:

Sentiment and Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat
Diamond Stickles
Cord and Gems and little bells from the Stash Box
Strip of lace webbing from my lovely Sister's leftovers!!!

Baby boy is coming to sleep over tonight ahead of going to the football with his Dad tomorrow .. .. so this has involved me having to clear the double bed in the back bedroom of all my wedding samples, ribbon, gems and deliveries .. .. gosh that bed looks big now it is cleared!!! 

Then once the bed was cleared the next mission was to hide his Christmas presents as I haven't wrapped them yet.  It felt just like when he was little .. .. .. trying to find places he wouldn't stumble across them.  LOL!!!

So, because I am a bit earlier tonight I will hopefully be able to have a good old blog catch up later (especially as it is hubby's night to spoil us with his fish and chip supper).   Woo hoo!!!

Catch you again tomorrow



Vicky Hayes said...

Such a lovely card Jules - I love the heart on this one! Life sounds fab in your house! Enjoy your fish and chip supper and don't be surprised if your grown up boy goes for a rummage! Vx

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Jules - really effective - am struggling positioning sentiments - wasting more than I'm making! LOL
Enjoy your fish and chips! x

Vicky said...

Simply gorgeous Jules, the sentiments are lovely aren't they, and I love your little bells. Hope you have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2012 :)xxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Jules and I do agree those sentiments are

Sally H said...

beautiful clean and simple card, Jules!

Cynthia said...

That lace webbing is incredible! I love how the whole card is as serene as falling snow. Beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Pretty card, Jules. Love bells and that greeting. I'm sure you enjoyed your fish & chip supper this evening - no cooking and precious little washing up to do :) Elizabeth x

Carole Campanile said...

Very elegant Jules. And of course in blue, my favorite color. :D

The edges of your cards are always perfect; what kind of cutter do you use?


Beryl K said...

This is simply stunning
Beryl x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Jules, You make simple and elegant look so easy! This is beautiful in its simplicity.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Aunty Sue said...

jules i am loving this think i need do some for my family like this

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful Jules!
Helen x

Anonymous said...

they are lovely sentiments and cards you have been making Jules! xoxo

Kaz said...

Wow....what a fab card! Love everything about it & I can see why you love the sentiment, might just have to pop over and take a peek at those.
Have a great weekend.
Kaz xx

Sue B said...

Wow! it might be plain and simple but it's gorgeous Jules!!! I love the webbing ribbon with the bow and bells. The paper and gems are delish. Really sweet card!
I have used loads of those Pink Petticoat Sentiments too. Amazing what a difference it makes just having them to hand.
Hope you managed to hide those Christmas pressies! and hope you enjoyed your fish and chip supper mmm… sounds nice!!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Sally said...

A lovely simple design Jules & I like those sentiments as well, nice & swirly. I love the bit of lace & the little bells, very pretty.
Sally x

Marie-Louise said...

Clean and simple. Beautiful.

Sheila in Cyprus said...

OMG Jules! This is 'simply' stunning. Love everything about this, the simplicity, colours, layout and that lovely ribbon (?) I have loads of PP sentiments and don't ever use them, you have spurred me on. Thanks for the inspiration. Love Sheila x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Oh, forgot to say I love the little blue bells. Sheila x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card very elegant and beautiful colour
Hugs louise xx

Di said...

I love absolutely every, every, everything about this card Jules! I'm sure I've got some the of lacy webbing stuff - bought in Hobbycraft ages ago - oooer, going back for another drool. Err, is it me? I can't spot the heart :( Have a great tag making day! Di xx

Sarn said...

Very elegant! I love it. Those sentiments are TOP CLASS . . . I don't "do" digi's . . . but I just MIGHT have to for those sentiments! x

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful Jules!

Misty's said...

WOW! beautiful,simple and elegant card Jules. I love the lace webbing. It gives it an interesting touch and those little bells go very well with it. And also thank you very much for the tip about how to apply chalks. Very much appreciated!!

M said...

Wow, that lace webbing is so unusual, love it! x

Di said...

I found the heart :))))) Lovely card as always Jules, and just perfect for Christmas. Jingle bells, jingle bells tra la la la laaa!! Love, Di xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the colour & the bells look fab!
Hop eyou enjoyed your F&C!
hugs shell xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules I would not class this as plain but beautiful and simple this is one classy card.
Lorraine x

coops said...

really beautiful card the elegant design and gorgeous soft colours :D

xx coops xx

Sandy said...

A gorgeous card, love the webbing and the little blue bells, I haven't popped in for a while so had a quick peep at several of your last posts. So many beauties! love all the images.

Jenny said...

I love those sentiments fact they are better than my PTI Christmas stamps!!! Gorgeous card, the angel hair ribbon thingy looks so at home on a Christmas card :)
Jenny x

Juls said...

Love the C&S look of this card, and the fabulous texture on it, just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls