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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.

Friday 30 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Are you ready to panic?!?!!?

December starts tomorrow!!!!   Eeeeekkk!!!

Well as promised a change of card tonight .. .. a little bit of colouring from me!

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "Holiday Hugs"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Sentiment Ribbons"
Backing Paper: Pink Petticoat "Sprinkled With Twinkles"
Woodware Punch:  Small Holly Leaves
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Adhesive Pearls

I am entering this into two challenges:

Moving Along With The Times where you have to have three elements starting with the same letter.  My elements are: Santa, Scarlet and Stitching (and just in case any of those don't count I will add Snowman, Sparkly Stickles, and two lovely smiles .. .. which is stretching things just a little LOL!!!)


Here is the sketch if you fancy a play.  I turned mine up-side-down .. .. just because I could!

So that is me for today.

I'll catch you again tomorrow but in the meantime have a fabby weekend!!!



Hettie said...

Awww! Lovely Happy Chappies on your card tonight Jules. Well done on the colouring as it is wonderful!
Happy 1st December aka Panic Day tomorrow!

Doreen said...

Oh I do love the image Jules,love your card and

Caroline said...

Jules this is gorgeous I love the Santa which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Sally said...

Aww Jules, what a jolly snowman & santa image. It just wants to make you smile doesn't it? A smashing card.
Sally x

cotnob said...

Fab card Jules, I love your beautifully coloured image, such a cheerful card.

Unknown said...

Jules this is soooooo Christmassy I love it.

Unknown said...

hiya what a adorable and very super cute card love the colours all christmassy too hugs sassyxxx

sally said...

Santa & snowman having a fit of the giggles! How this made me smile....can anyone explain where the past 12 months have gone? Anyone?


sally said...

Santa & snowman having a fit of the giggles! This one really made me smile...can anyone explain where the past 12 months have gone cos it surely cannot be December again already! Anyone???

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jules, another great card. Love the holly and berries embellishments and the PB is terrific - Santa's wee glasses are fab :)

You've just reminded me to print off some of the sentiment ribbons - I keep forgetting :(

Good luck with the challenges. Hugs, Elizabeth xx


Oooh Jules, this is such a happy image and the colouring is fabulous. The pale blue background adds a beautiful snowy feeling to the scene. Great stitching too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sue said...

A lovely jolly card Jules. The image is gorgeous and I love the papers and holly leaves

I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Viv said...

Happy Santa - and no I'm not panicking at all.... Bah Humbug. !!

Cynthia said...

Fabulous coloring, as always! Love the smiles on these two--so cute!

Have a great weekend!!

Beryl said...

A lovely card Jules. They certainly look a happy pair - no panic on their faces. Panic in this house all week - going down south to the family next weekend and nowhere near ready enough.
Yes those papers came from Costco. My niece bought them for me not long after she got me into card making with stamps and stuff and not just on the pc.
Have a great weekend.
Beryl xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Lots of lovelies since I last stopped by to comment, Jules. I'm in a card making frenzy at the moment. This beautifully coloured Santa and Snowman look sooooo friendly. It warms the hear! Hugs, Lesley

scrappymo! said...

Great image and colouring and love that blue and red together!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules, love those colours together. Have a great weekend. Sue x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this Jules what a fabby image and colours

jacqui x

Unknown said...

Fabulous card I love the image and coloured so beautifully, also love how you turned the sketch upside down xx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Jules, this is so very cute. What a lovely image and so beautifully coloured. Love it! Thanks for the advise about my shoulder & the ironing hun... you know what I think you're right lol! woohoo! no more ironing for me for a while, better go and let hubby know about the new crumpled look that everyone is raving about.

Donna x

Carole Z said...

Hi Jules, this is so cute and cheerful, it really made me smile this morning! Carole Z X

Crafting Queen said...

Adorable card. Congrats on your Penny Black win!

Debs M said...

love that image! gorgeous card x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Jules. Love the cute image.

Sarn said...

SOOOO sweet! What a lovely image. Another great card here Jules.

Happy Saturday.

Sarn xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Love it ....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.your design and colours are fab and i love the image :D

xx coops xx

XxJULESxX said...

Gorgeous again Jules!! awesome colouring and love the stitching!!

Whisper said...

I so love this image and love what you have done with, great colours and layout, Luv Sam x

Brenda said...

OMGosh how I love this card! It's so cute and so festive with Santa hugging Frosty (at least in my mind he is Frosty). lol Love your coloring too!!

Sue B said...

Aww this is So sweet Jules… what an adorable image and your colouring is beautiful ! … love the papers and stitching detail… and the little holly is mega cute! I love it all ! :-))
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
Hope you are having a good weekend
Love Sue xx

Bonnie said...

What an adorable image, Jules, and so beautifully colored! I love those tiny holly leaves and berries!

Stamps and Paper said...

Simply adorable Jules, great colouring


Debs said...

Gorgeous card, really love your image, and colours. Great take on the sketch. Great photo's by the way.
Thanks for joining us at Friday sketch challenge.
Hugs Debs

Carole said...

Great take on this weeks sketch, love the image & your embelies. Thanks for joining us @ Friday Sketch Challenge
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx