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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, 8 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Gosh I am doing well in posting a little earlier these last couple of days  .. .. hope these aren't going to be famous last words and I end up being later than ever tomorrow!!  LOL!!

A long thin creation from me today . .. but only because this gorgeous stamp won't fit on my normal 144 x 144 square card bases without masking off the images and stamping each letter individually.   Mmmm.... might have to try that sometime!!!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "2985L" Duck-Noel
Backing Paper:  Dovecraft "Back to Basics Christmas" Vintage
My Trust Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Metallic Cord and Little Bells from my Stash Box

Not too much I can say about my make other than that I love those ducks, and thankfully I enjoy matting and layering LOL!!

Well, short and sweet from me today which is a good thing as I have a mountain of things to be getting on with.  I even resorted to setting up a table in our bedroom today and had a mammoth cuttlebug cutting session in there as there wasn't room to organise everything anywhere else!  Who knows what we will find under the bed covers tonight but clearly I need a craft table as big as a King Size bed (and then a craft room big enough to ft it in!!).  I wonder if Santa ever brings that kind of thing?!?!?!?  I feel certain I have been good enough if he does.  LOL!!

Hope you like my little share of the day and are not getting too fed up with seeing Christmas cards day after day!!

I am looking forward to hearing everyone's stories of their visits to the NEC and to seeing pictures of their crafty spends.  Sadly no visiting for me this time round, but I hope all of you lucky people that are able to attend have a good time.

Catch you again tomorrow.



Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Jules I love those ducks they are so cute and the layout is beautiful. No NEC for me neither. Caroline xxx

Viv said...

These little ducks are brilliant Jules! I am lucky enough to have a big craftie space (garage conversion) but it's still not big enough!!!! LOL

Whisper said...

I so love this fun stamp and love what you have done with it too, did you know you can turn it into the word LOVE, as well - i've seen it done, you basically mask one half of the N off, Luv Sam x

Debs M said...

ooh love that stamp! gorgeous card x

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, i do love this PB image one of my fav's, you made it look gorgeous as always!.And sadly i wont be going to the craft show, but there is a new shop opened in our tow,n and a member of DC is there tomorrow i might have a wander up!!.

Sue said...

Hello Jules
I love that image and it makes a nice change to see a different size card. The bells and red cord look fabulous.
I don't think I could ever get bored of seeing your wonderful Christmas cards so keep them coming!!

Hugs Sue

Liz McGuire, said...

Hi Jules, just spent a lovely 10 mins browsing thru your last few makes - all totally gorgeous, as always,

Liz x

Cynthia said...

Sweet card! I love those background papers and layers, and the ducks are just adorable!

Denise said...

Love those little ducks and the little bells. Gorgeous card.
Denise xx

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Jules.. what a beautiful design! those ducks are SO cute (I am supposed to be having duck meal this weekend… now I will feel very guilty eating them LOL) I love the pretty paper and the twine/jingle bells!
Hope you are having a good week!
Love Sue xx
Ah!!!! found the heart!!! LOL - I was just about to give up…. ;-))

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this stamp Jules great card

jacqui x

Wishcraft said...

Makes a nice change to see a long card - I never think to make them! Perfect shape for this cute stamp too... and I have to say (again lol) how super neat your stitching is, it looks fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Beryl said...

Those ducks are gorgeous. Super stamp and a fab card.
No NEC for me either this time - hopefully the next one.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

Gorgeous card ,love the stitching ,the gorgeous papers & cord with bells x

MagsB said...

Awww, how cute are those ducks! Fabulous card, Jules!

love Mags B x

Anke said...

Wonderful Jules, fantastic card.


Unknown said...

I have a neighbour who collects (and loves) ducks, this would be right up her alley. Great card Jules.

Amanda said...

Such a cute image sounds quite cruel when you mentioned cutting it up lol. Hugs, Amanda x

Sarn said...

I love this stamp and it's nice to see a DL card. I forget about them now I've gone square!

Sarn xxx

Anneke said...

dear Jules
you have made wonderful cards again with lovely images.
you cards are exclusif and elegant and i like this kind of style.
i wish you a wonderful weekend and hugs from a cold nehterlands

Brenda B said...

I always love to see what other people come up with for Christmas Jules, so I'm never bored with C Cards! Love this stamp, but I love all things PB so that's no great stretch. I've seen this one stamped individually, cut into four and arranged to spell Noel again on a square card if you'd like to try that!!


Bonnie said...

I love the long, skinny look and it's so perfect for these adorable ducks. That bow with the jingle bells is awesome!

lisa said...

I love those ducks, Jules. It makes a great Christmas card, something a little bit different.
I bet you'll go to bed and find bits of die cuts in funny places!!!!!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Lisax

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.fab design and i love the sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

I'm not fed up of seeing your Christmas cards, I think they are very inspirational. This is another gorgeous one. I love the image and great layout and colours.
Lorraine x

mags said...

This is so lovely. The stamp with those little ducks is so cute.

Little K Smith said...

Hi Jules
Hope you're ok hun. This is a gorgeous card, I love the image and lovely embellies too! In fact you've made so many beautiful crimbo cards!
Have a lovely weekend :)

cotnob said...

Lovely Christmas card Jules, your matting and layering is perfect and I love this image.

Anonymous said...

OH my Gosh those ducks are the best! i ADORE this card adn the images, love them so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous Jules!
Helen x