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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, 18 September 2012


Hi Everyone

Well the Glitter and Glamour Dust is out . .. that can only mean one thing .. .. I have made a start on Christmas!!!

I know lots of you will think it is far too early . . but I know I am just going to have to "squeeze them in" wherever I can so you will be seeing a few no doubt over the next few weeks!

So here we go:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "4203K" Snowscape
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft Vintage "Back to Basics Christmas"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat
Martha Stewart Punch:  Snowflake
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust
Diamond Stickles
White Gel Pen

Nearly wishing I hadn't added chalk to the sky now.

I might rub that off tomorrow when the stickles are dry.

Right .. .. must fly.  I am supposed to be in the bath .. .. not crafting and posting .. .. so better go before I am "found out"!!!

Too late .. .. I hear footsteps on the stairs .. .. eeeekkkk!!!!!

Enjoy the rest of the evening.



Sharon said...

Your scene is so gorgeous Jules and think the sky looks good. Love your papers too.
Hugs Sharon. x

Crafting Queen said...

Hope you did not get caught! LOL Great card, I like the blue in the sky.

Di said...

Gorgeous card Jules, it's saeaking up on us already whether we like it or not! Love the shades you achieved on the stamped image.

Love, Di xx

Denise said...

LOVE this card Jules - that winter scene is fabulous.
Denise xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh fabulous wintry scene .. loving the sparkle.. and its never too early for Christmas cards lol
Lisa x

cotnob said...

This is a lovely Christmas card Jules, fab image (I like the chalked sky), it certainly isn't too early to be making a start on your Christmas cards, it will be here before we know it.


Lorraine said...

I love Christmas cards and glitter and sparkle and you can never start too early!! lol
Great card Jules, I love the image and fab design.
Lorraine x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Gibmiss said...

Hello Jules
Sorry i have not been about .....with going away grand daughter coming over...friends crafting time ...i have made a few cards this week...ready for when i am away....flying tomorrow for one week...fabulous card love that scene ...i have made 40 cards for xmas....
Hugs sylvie

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the image and the all the sparkly bits.

Hugs Sue

Marie-Louise said...

Lovely card. I think it looks fine as it is.

Beryl said...

Oh no - don't rub out the sky! It's just right for the lovely snowy scene. Fab Christmas card to kick off the season with.
Beryl xx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty Christmas card! Love the sparkle! It's never too early to start on them. It will be here before you know it!

Elizabeth said...

Better to start early for Christmas before it catches you out. Saying that, I'm giving Christmas cards a bit of rest for a few weeks and concentrating on other stuff. Your card is beautiful but I see what you mean about the blue sky ... here in Scotland it would be grey if there was snow on the ground :) Love that PB stamp. You nearly had me foxed tonight but I've spotted the heart - I'll be able to sleep now :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

I like the blue in the sky. Very pretty.

Irene said...

Gorgeous Christmas scene Jules, please don't rub out the sky - it's perfect as it is.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty! I love the glitter with the black and white, such a lovely scene!!

I really need to get more christmas cards done!

Sarn said...

WOW - I think this is FAB Jules. I like the sky!

Sarn xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.i really love the stamp and gorgeous sparkle :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I had a glittery face yesterday, great isn't it...I'm even humming Christmas tunes
Love your gorgeous card, beautiful image. janex

Anne said...

What a beauty Jules, a girl can never have too much glitter on Christmas cards. I managed to get all mine finished before I gave up crafting so my halo is shining!!! Craft room all demolished and new bed being delivered end of the week. Was out with my friend yesterday and we were bedding shopping ... all the money I made on my ebay sales has now been spent!!! Hugs x

Whisper said...

Oh wow that is stunning, Luv Sam x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Jules… I love the colours… the monochromatic image really pops against the gorgeous red and greens!! Love the glitter and snowflakes… it's really beautiful !!
Hope you have a nice day!
Love Sue xx

lisa said...

Christmas has a habit of creeping up doesn't it, Jules. Doesn't seem 5 minutes since the last one!!!
Your scene is beautiful, I like the chalk!!
Hope you enjoyed your bath.
Hugs Lisax

G Peplow said...

LOL LOL I too craft in secret LOL Love your gorgeous card Jules, the sky needed defining so I think it's just right!! Hope all is good with you, hugs Gay x

Tedz said...

A lovely card Jules, I like the chalking. I am glad to hear you both did well at the weekend - now you have to start on next year's!! Pauline xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the image...nothing wrong with the

Sally said...

A great start to your crimbo cards Jules. Such a lovely stamped scene & pretty papers.
Sally x

Sarah said...

Jules I love this card! I love the scene especially. Gorgeous work as always. Have a great day!

Sarah x

Kath said...

A lovely card and the sky is perfect.
Kath x

XxJULESxX said...

looks good to me Jules! gorgeous card!

MagsB said...

What a beautiful winter scene! Another cracking card, hun!

love Mags B x

Unknown said...

what a gorgeous Christmas card. I've not started yet so you're way ahead of me... I'm going to make the 'special' ones first I think... at least I can't get my family telling me i've forgotten them again!!! (well, I have either been ill or busy, so priorities all change this year!!!)

Paula x x x