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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.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Well it is hardly worth me making an appearance today .. .. my day has flown by faster than ever before and then hubby decided we should go shopping for a few Christmas things!

Dare I admit that I actually resorted to BUYING some Christmas cards!!!  Shock horror!!!  

Hanging my head in shame now :-(

Hubby also saw some ready rolled out marzipan whilst we were out and about.  I think he thought I might need some.  I'm not sure if he was disappointed or not when I told him you actually need a Christmas cake to put the marzipan onto .. .. and as we don't have one we won't need any!!  

Oh dear .. .. what a bad wife, cardmaker and blogger I am becoming.

Once back home I was determined to have another play with the new patterned kraft papers from Pink Petticoat .. .. so here we go:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Woodware Clear Stamps "Tipsy Tree"
Backing Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Christmas Kraft Organics" (Printed from a different colour set to the one I showed last night)
Hobbycraft Punch:  Snowflake
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Diamond Stickles
Button, ribbon and cord from my Stash Box

Those of you who have been following my blog for a while will have seen me use this stamp for the last two Christmases .. .. but because it hadn't made an appearance this year I bet you were thinking I had lost it  LOL!!!  But no.  It was just waiting its turn to see daylight.

So that is me for today.

Time to get a shirt ready for hubby for tomorrow.  I did tell you I was behind with everything!!!

Catch you again tomorrow.

Hopefully much earlier!!!



Sue said...

This is fabulous Jules. I love that tree and as I have only been part of blogland since May this year it is the first time I have seen you use it.
Those papers really are gorgeous and your layout is brilliant.

Hugs Sue

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your tipsy tree is one of my faves, Jules and your card is delightful. You could always buy some cake to go with that marzipan you know!!! Hugs, Lesley

Beryl said...

A fab card Jules although I think the tree seems to be looking for something - marzipan perhaps?? Back in the days when I used to make Christmas cakes I usually had to buy the marzipan more than once - simply because I couldn't resist eating it before it got onto the cake. Go on - buy him some.
Beryl xx

Sally said...

Hi Jules, yes I do stop by now & again & have been keeping track of all your gorgeous crimbo makes. I wish I could come up with so many ideas as you do! Thanx everso for sticking with me while I've been away & you'll be pleased to know that there's something new to look at on my blog. I haven't given up crafting totally just got a tad sidetracked :-) & also I've been looking into new & different crafts to try.
Sally x

Cynthia said...

I'm glad the little tree has reappeared--I love the kraft layers!!

Caroline said...

Jules I love this card I Love the Christmas tree and those papers are gorgeous. Caroline xx

Di said...

Hello little tree, I was wondering where you were hiding :) I so adore this stamp Jules and what a perfect card you made. Not sure if the stitching is 'faux', it's a lovely touch! Eeek, did I spot the heart - just scampered back to the piccies and yup, can see it/them :)

Marzipan - yummy. Dates, split with the stones removed and a little piece of marzipan inserted are lovely. Only sayin'!

Love, Di xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this card Jules, what a great tree

jacqui x

Stamps and Paper said...

Morning jukes....your post made me smile...glad I'm not the only one who isn't making a cake this year and I have bought some Christmas cards!
Lovely card and great paper piecing


debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card.

Jen Nelson said...

fab card jules... you are right we both love the kraft papers... but then i tend to love anything PP lol
jen xxx

Sarn said...

Lovely Christmas tree card Jules. I really like that paper your printing out!

What? Don't you have housework and ironing elves round your way? LOL!

Good luck catching up.

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Jules. I love the tree and your wonderful papers.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the Tipsy Tree and

Crafting Queen said...

Great card and love the papers.

Kath said...

Fab card - the image is so cute!

I know what you mean abut time - it's going far too quickly at the moment!

Kath x

Carole Z said...

Fab card! I have been a customer of Pink Petticoat for years, but hadn't seen these papers, so after reading your blog yesterday I hopped over and purchased them! Thanks for sharing, Carole Z X

Unknown said...

Just gorgeous hon. Love the image, the colours. Perfect!

Bonnie said...

Still love these papers,Jules! That tree is delightful!

Tedz said...

Another gorgeous kraft card Jules - I have not seen that image before as I only found your blog this year. I have resorted to buying some cards as I am trying to sell the ones I make for my charity but I use any left over. Pauline xx

rosie said...

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

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous, I love the little tree! Someone's been putting beer in the pot instead of water!! lol Fab paper piecing too.
Lorraine x

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! this is gorgeous Jules, love the tipsy tree and pretty papers.

Donna x

Carole said...

Noooooo you don't have time to make Xmas cake, because I just love to view your cards. He'll have to treat himself to an M&S cake lol x

cotnob said...

Another fab creation Jules, I love visiting your blog, you always make me smile with your funny little tales.
My husband is one step ahead of yours he bought the complete Christmas cake.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Missed a few of your cards this week .... All gorgeous as usual..... Thought the papers wre LOTV pad.... Very similar.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

XxJULESxX said...

oh Jules another one!!!!!!! love it!! and i must say i love Pink Petticoat i have quite a collection now.I come here see the latest then i cant stop myself lol!!!

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, I just love this card! This color combo is just awesome as are the papers. I love your paper pieced tree, too cute!!