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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.

Saturday, 1 September 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have enjoyed your Saturday .. .. the sunshine did make an appearance here .. .. so that was nice.

My day has flown by today with the morning being spent with a "happy bride".  Her special day is just a few weeks away now and we have been planning her table plan and table stationery and the afternoon was spent on wedding samples.

I then suddenly remembered Sandra's Rudolph Day challenge and decided I had better get a wriggle on and make a Christmas card to enter.

So I got it made and clicked over to Sandra's blog only to find that the challenge ended some 59 hours earlier!!!  Doh!!!   What am I like ?!?!?!   Plus as I now go to link to Sandra's blog she has announced the winner LOL!!  

But just to show that I was willing (albeit slow) here is my what would have been my Rudolph Day entry!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3986J" Crystal Wreath
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Heartfelt Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Fairy Lights"
Diamond Stickles
Metallic Cord, Gems and Charm from the Stash Box

Catch you again tomorrow with my snippet make.  At least the snippet challenge will have days to run so I will be safe there. LOL!!



M said...

This is gorgeous, shame you missed the deadline! M x

Cynthia said...

Sorry you missed out on the Rudolph Day challenge. Your card would have won if I had been a judge!! ;-) LOVE that wreath--especially with the added bling. Beautiful!

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card ules, love the gorgeous wreath and the red & blue look so pretty together.

Donna x

Sue said...

Hi Jules.
Never mind that it was too late for the challenge, it's still a gorgeous card! I love the image and the added gems look so effective.

Hugs Sue

Beryl said...

I'm glad you decided to share it witj us still even though you had missed the challenge deadline. It's lovely - the wreath stamp is gorgeous.
My day was a visit to Stone Farmers market and then to Trentham Gardens with my daughter.Nice to get some sun of my face (and some of that lovely fruit tea from Whittards.)
Beryl xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh, such a shame, because it's a lovely card and Sandra would have loved it to be included. I don't know how many times I have done the same, but it's quite a few ... life just gets in the way sometimes :) Have a great Sunday. Elizabeth xx

Unknown said...

stunning card so elegant so special hugs sassyxx

Hettie said...

Wowee! Gorgeous card there Jules. Shame you missed the RD but at least you have another card for the December rush!!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Linda that wreath is gorgeous I love how you have placed the gems for the sparkle a super design.
Lorraine x

Di said...

Hi Jules, I totally love this card. What a great stamp and the BPs are perfect.

Love, Di xx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful Xmas card Jules!
Hugs Lynsey x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a lovely card Jules so simple but elegant

jacqui x

Sarn said...

Morning Jules . . . this is a delightful festive card. Love the colours and the layout.

Sorry you missed the deadline, but thanks for showing us the card anyway.

PS: Is there something wrong with your clock? Even now, Mr Linky only expired 13 hours ago, not 59!

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beaautiful card. Pity you missed the deadline - it would have been a sure winner.

Viv said...

Fab card Jules - the wreath stamp is wonderful! Love it.

Kath said...

Fab card - I love the wreath image.
Kath x

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.the wreath is stunning and i love the added bling :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

lovely Christmas card Jules, love the Blues with the red.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Helen x

XxJULESxX said...

just gorgeous!!!

MagsB said...

So pretty and sparkly! I love this!

love Mags B x