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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.

Sunday, 7 October 2012


Hi Everyone

Happy Sunday to you.

Another lovely sunny day .. .. turning a tad chilly now but it has been a really lovely weekend.  I even managed a bit of a lie in this morning - woo hoo!!!

I knew the chores of the day were going to take hold very quickly so I played with my snippets first thing whilst my lovely hubby was still in bed doing his farmyard animal impressions.  How come snoring never wakes up the person who is doing all the snoring ?????? LOL!!

So although my card was made nice and early I haven't had chance to post until now .. .. but here it is now .. .. my entry for Pixies Crafty Snippet Challenge.

No ingredients list on a Sunday because I allow myself to be lazy .. .. but any questions then just ask away.

This might be my favourite Christmas make for 2012 "so far"!!!  But there is a long way to go yet and it might get knocked off its perch!!

We called into a craft store today in my search for a couple of crafty items only to find they had a 20% sale on.  But I was well restrained as I am saving my pennies for a splurge I am close to making in the wedding department.

But what I did buy from them was a load of plastic racking they were getting rid of that will store A4 card.  They need cleaning up and all the sticky labels taking off but they will be miles better than the falling apart cardboard shelving I am using at the moment.  

Can't wait to clean them up and get re-organising .. .. but no time for that today or even this week unless there are a few miracles coming my way.

Before I go .. .. a quick reminder about the Josy Rose giveaway that is on my blog here.  Entries close at midnight tomorrow so get your name added if you fancy becoming a "hot fix nail head" junkie like me.  The nail heads are so cheap and far less bulky and more attractive than brads any day.

Just look at the selection that is available here .. .. and how many you get for your lovely English pounds!!

By the way I am nothing to do with Josy Rose and not connected to them in any way .. .. .. other than with my little crafty purse.  But I know whoever wins this lovely prize will enjoy it.  If my hot fix wand was to ever stop working then I would need a new one before the week was out because I use it every day either on my general cards or my wedding work.

Anyway let's not think of bad things happening .. .. like my crafty equipment breaking down .. .. time for me to get in that kitchen and get the evening meal sorted. 

Enjoy what is left of the evening.



Gillian R said...

Lovely card Jules. Very elegant.

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous the stamp and

Roma said...

Lol! Jules i know what you mean about husbands snoring .

Fabulous card ,the papers & image are so lovely x

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, long time no blog x Hope you are well and as always you make such beautiful snippets. Take care x Susan x

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the shades of brown in your card. So good to hear you had a nice and lovely day today. Hugs xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so elegant .. i love the soft colours
Lisa x

Sharon said...

I can see why you love this card Jules. It is stunning. Love the image and the papers are gorgeous.
I have vouchers to give away on my blog.
Hugs Sharon. x

angelwhispers said...

Jules I can see why you love it the image is superb and looks fab stamped on your Dp's!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Love the reindeer and the soft colours.
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, fabulous design.
Wendy xx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. Love the reindeer stamp.

Sue said...

Hello Jules

your card is wonderful. I really love the image and the colours and papers work so well together.

I hope you have a good evening
Hugs Sue

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabulous xmas card ... It is a gorgeous stamp... Shall i shant i .....,
Just sending for more Su. Love the new catologue
Hugs Sylvie enjoy your lazy day.... You deserve it ....,....

Vicky said...

Wow this is so gorgeous Jules...and I so love the sentiment too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Julie said...

Fabulous! Lovely elegant design and colour combo! Hugs, Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the design and soft colours.

Keep checking out the Josy Rose gadget and thinking no, no I can live without one BUT maybe....... I do need one lol.

Hope you've had a good weekend and have a great week. Take care xxxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, you sound perky today :) Your card is lovely - I like the shot of red together with a wee blast of blue - very nice. No problem finding the heart(s) in this one. I so admire your restraint, especially as I have just blown a wee fortune on Bo Bunny papers today, sigh, just couldn't resist them. Elizabeth xx

Denise said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Really love that stamp.
Denise xx

Loopylou. said...

hiyah Jules!
oh hun this is just gorgeous, I love it all.
Its turning chilly here tonight too...not looking forward to Poppy's 3:30am loo call!!!!
huge hugs Lou xxx

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules the card is gorgeous! as always!.
I saw the hot fix wand just now and thought Ooooh! i must put my name down for this,i went to do it and doh!! already done it.I went and put on my blog though as i forgot to do that bit! lol!!! my memory is so bad lol!

Carol said...

Hi Jules, this is gorgeous - I love the layout.
No need for apologies, I've been awol myself as has my mojo! Carol x

Darnell said...

I agree with you Jules, it's a really stunning Christmas card and gGreat snippets use!!

Also agree with you on the question of why they don't wake themselves up! I confess to snoring on occasion, but when I do, I wake MYSELF up! So I don't get that either!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant and artistic, Jules! Just beautiful!

MagsB said...

Jules, this is such an elegant card! What delicious soft colours, too! I'm not surprised it's a favourite of yours!

Have a good week!

love Mags B x

Beryl said...

Ooh - fab card Jues. The sentiment stamp is lovely - font and wording - and who could resist a prancing reindeer. You were lucky to get hold of that shelving - it's all about being in the right place at the right time I suppose.
Beryl xx

Cynthia said...

Beautiful! Love the creamy colors and that reindeer is just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Reindeer card Jules, love the colours!

I am slowly starting on some Xmas Cards!

Faye said...

Aaahhhh, yes farmyard impersonators! Nuff said. So, I'm loving this classy creation. I like the image on the spotty background. Very nice. Have a great, restful, week. X

Unknown said...

Loving this very elegant card Jules.
Poor you having a snoring hubby; my hubby snored for many years and just about drove me insane at times so he went to a sleep clinic and turns out he has sleep aponea which is dangerous...he now sleeps with a full face mask which pumps oxygen into his system, maybe get it checked out?

Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a beautiful card.

I love your choice of colours, so unusual for Christmas cards. The splash of blue works beautifully.

Can't wait to get back to UK and spend some time craft shopping....Whoopee.

Dont work too hard.

Love Sheila x

Di said...

Hi Jules - this is certainly fabulous and will take a bit of knocking off the top of your Christmas cards! Beautiful indeed.

Oh how I laughed at the farmyard animal impressions :) So true, you bad girl!!

I didn't enter the Josy Rose draw as I already have one (following you once again!) and adore it. Totally agree, you wouldn't look back with one of those to hand.

Love, Di xx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Jules.

Marjorie said...

This is so beautiful and elegant...gorgeous colours and such a lovely image, and thank you Jules for sorting out my little miss hap with Mr.Linky on your lovely give away!

coops said...

so stunning and stylish jules.i love the soft colours and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Anne said...

Very chic card Jules. Hugs x

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours work so well.
Nikki x

G Peplow said...

Smashing Christmas card with your snippets Jules, Hugs Gay x

Sue B said...

Aww this is really beautiful Jules.. I love the soft colours and the beautiful image and sentiment…. and the scrummy papers and snowflake are gorgeous! :-))
Hope you have a nice day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lynn said...

Oooh Jules, this is a little special. I think the layout is great and love the colours together. The stamp is fab. Lynn x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Jules! Love the way you've stamped the reindeer onto patterned paper. Love the colour scheme too.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is beautiful Jules. x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules I love this so much that image is awesome so are the wonderful colours and design a superb card.
lorraine x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Jules, I love the muted colours and fab sentiment.

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the colour tone you have used. fab image x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous sweetie, I love your colours too, perfect, huggles Pops x x x

Viv said...

Just playing catch up Jules. Had loads to do outside as the weather has been unusually good (LOL) and a mass of rotten paperwork for forthcoming Annual general Meetings _ (Don't think I worked THIS hard when I was gainfully employed!!!). Anyway - this is a stunning card - and probably another one you know I will CASE!!!! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Jules, love the image and the design & details are fab. Love it!

Donna x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lovely imagery, Jules and beautiful stitching! Hugs, Lesley

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, saw your article in Quick Cards, love all your cards there to, and this one is just the icing on the cake, its stunning. hugs Shirleyxxx

scrappymo! said...

Lovely that image!

Anonymous said...

This is totally gorgeous Jules!
Helen x