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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, 22 December 2011


Hi Everyone

How goes it?

It has been a world first in the House of Hearts today .. .. all the Christmas wrapping has been completed early!!  Woo hoo!!!

Normally I am still wrapping Christmas Eve evening .. .. but not this year .. .. everything is all sorted and under the tree waiting for excited hands to tear them open (those Christmas labels I made had better not be thrown away !!!).

Plus amidst all the wrapping and clearing up a little bit of crafting .. .. no day would be complete without a little bit of crafting.

Here is my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3377K" Whispers
Sentiment:  Elzybells (sadly no longer trading)
Backing papers:  GCD Studios "Ella Blue" (decided to use a few more of those bits up)
Josy Rose:  Acrylic stone and Nail Heads
Crystal Stickles
Seam Binding Ribbon from the Stash Box

So what does tomorrow hold for me?

Well, delivering a couple of parcels and cards .. .. a big clean up .. .. and shopping for some yummy ingredients for a huge cooking session on Christmas Eve (my favourite day of Christmas).

Plus dare I mention a snippet post and a bit of wedding work .. ..eeekkk!!!  No lying in bed tomorrow that's for sure!!!  LOL!!!

See you tomorrow.



M said...

so pretty - the stickles look great too, subtle but a lovely bit of glitz! I'm all sorted for Christms too, just relaxing.. lovely! M x

Marie-Louise said...

Just marvellous. I love this card.

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the paper piecing! Merry Christmas....

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the colours and the paper piecing is wonderful.
I will be wrapping on Christmas Eve as I am desperately trying to hide the presents from Daisy at the moment!
Nikki x

Sally said...

Hi Jules, I love the colours of this card, nice moody shades of brown. What are you cooking up for crimbo?
Sally x

Wendy said...

So beautiful Jules, love the way you have stamped onto the printed paper...We have been wrapping today too,getting very excited now..have fun.
Wendy xx

Vicky said...

So beautiful Jules...and loving the colours too hun...

Ooh not long!

wishing you and your family a Merry Xmas and New Year :o)

big hug Vicky xx

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the colours.
Happy Christmas Hugz Fleur xXx

Cynthia said...

I love the sparkles on this one, Jules!

Sandy said...

Beautiful image and love the colour scheme. Nice to see a non-Christmas card too, LOL!
Wishing you a joyous Christmas and all the best for 2012!

Sue B said...

Glad you've got your wrapping done Jules!! It feels good when it's done!
and yes I am normally wrapping on Christmas Eve too!! when I am really, really tired!!! so will be nice to be able to have an early night and just wait for Santa!!! LOL
Your card is scrumptious!! My favourite shades all in one card. Love the papers and the paper piecing looks beautiful. Gorgeous layout and the green glitter and the ribbon/bow are perfection! - love it!
I like the sound of the cooking session. I love Christmas Eve - like to do last minute things and watch Carols from Kings!
Have a good day tomorrow!
Love Sue xx

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the colours and how you've stamped the image onto patterned paper, I hadn't thought of that! :D
Have a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card, I love the colour combinations, and the sentiment, all together very yummy! Have fun with your Christmas Eve cooking!! x

Di said...

Wonderful card Jules! Hope your final preparations go to plan :) Di xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules! I am amazed at how you find the time!!

PinksyDoodles said...

A gorgeous card Jules. I love this stamp and it looks fab paper-pieced.
I hope you are yours have a wonderful Christmas and all the best to you for 2012.
Hugs and best wishes, Clare xx

Debs M said...

Gorgeous card, hope you have a lovely day tomorrow and a fabulous Christmas x

Irene said...

Fabulous, fabulous card Jules I love the colour combo and paper piecing.


Sarn said...

Oh well done Jules. Now you can enjoy your baking.

LOVE this snippet make (as usual).

I shall be crafting this afternoon after getting the remaining chores done this morning.

Thanks for all your encouragement and lovely comments this year. So glad I found your blog and snippet challenges.

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours. Happy 2012

Marjorie said...

This is just gorgeous your cards, they always look so elegant!!

Jackie said...

Hope you have a lovely Christmas Jules you deserve it!

Viv said...

Fab paper piecing Jules - might have to CASE this as I still have quite a lot of those papers left... and my resolution is to use up old stash.. (just same as last year....and the year before... and the year before....LOL)

Andria said...

Beautiful stylish card, fab paper piecing. Merry Christmas to you and yours :)x.

coops said...

so beautiful jules.the image is stunning and i love your gorgeous colours :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, love how you have stamped onto patterned paper! Merry Christmas!
Helen x

Juls said...

fab! Love the colours and the paper pieced flower! Hugs Juls

Grenouille Greetings said...

And I just love the paper piecing on this card and the last one. Beauties! Hugs, Lesley