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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, 27 November 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has been good.

We have still had road closures today because of the floods .. .. but thankfully it is starting to improve now and the roads are slowly getting back to normal.

I am here with yet another Christmas card and it is using something I feel like I have been looking for for years .. .. downloadable kraft card with patterns on!!!  Woo hoo!!!  Thank you very much Liz xx

So here is my first play with the download that was released today:

This used:

Image and Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Have An Ice Christmas"
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat "Christmas Kraft Organics"
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dots
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Wooden Snowflake Embossed with White and Silver Embossing Powder
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust

The Kraft card can be printed in 7 different shades .. .. each with 17 different patterns .. ..can't be bad!!  Will have to try the others out too!! I am so pleased there are some patterns included on the download that will work all year and not just at Christmas time .. .. because I do love kraft card .. ..  but I do love the snowflakes very much!!  :-)

I have followed the sketch from the Sketch N Stash Challenge and am entering this into the challenge this fortnight.   Part of the challenge is to say what old and new stash you have used.  Well the new is my backing paper download and the old is the cute little penguin image. He has been lurking on my computer, and flying off my printer, for a few years now .. ..  bless him!!!  LOL!!

If you fancy playing along this is the lovely sketch.

Hope you all have a lovely evening and thank you for calling by and all your lovely comments.



Caroline said...

WOW Jules I love this card the layout is gorgeous and I LOVE LOVE LOVE those papers. Will definitely check those out. Caroline xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! so cute Jules, love the very scrummy papers.

Donna x

sally said...

Love the printed Kraft card! Keep safe in these wet times.


Beth said...

I'm totally with you here Jules!! Definitely one I'll be downloading! :-)
Such a gorgeous card you've made too, I love how you've layered the different patterns together, fab!

Love Beth xx

scrappymo! said...

This is a cute card. That image is adorable...I love kraft!

scrappymo! said...

Adorable...not sure if this is a duplicate as my computer shut down as I left the first comment...Love the kraft...cute card!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is lovely Jules.
Sue x

Sue said...

Hello Jules
I'm so pleased you have made this gorgeous card because you have just reminded me that I bought those adorable penguins last year and I can't wait to use them again now. I really must keep better track of my images.
I love those papers too.

Hugs Sue

Lisa Jane said...

Ooh this is gorgeous. Love the papers
Lisa x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Jules. I love the image and all the snowflakes. A great take on the sketch.
Lorraine x

Unknown said...

hi jules loving your wonderful card so very very pretty ... perfect image totally a perfct card love it hugs sassyxxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Jules this is such a delight to see what wonderful papers, design and image a super, super card.
lorraine x

Amanda said...

I a just about to buy this download too, love anything with Kraft lol. Gorgeous card too. Hugs, Amanda x

Jen Nelson said...

omg jules you were quick off the mark... my papers have only just finished downloading...

fabulous PP card as always

jen xx

Loopylou. said...

oh jules its gorgeous hun!! and I am so excited because I went and got it as soon as I saw it on my reader earlier!! he he he!! just downloading my last one now, then printy printy :)
huge hugs Lou xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
Fabby card with gorgeous LOTV papers love the sketch.....
Hugs Sylvie xx
Just booked flight for Ally Pally....... Next April.....

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card here Jules. Love that penguin.
This downloadable kraft paper sounds interesting. I daren't look this side of Christmas though!

Sally H said...

They are indeed gorgeous papers. I may have to buy them! Great card. Hope you are flood free very soon. Not so bad on the roads round here - worse on the other side of Nottingham. Stay dry!

Sharon said...

This is so gorgeous Jules. Love the shade of the paper and the image and layout is stunning.
Hugs Sharon. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi again Jules
Just read your papers are Pink Petticoat... Not as i said LOTV...... They look the same....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Bonnie said...

Wow, that sketch would have scared me to death, yet you kept it quite simple! Love all that white on the Kraft!

Beryl said...

I was making a card with this sketch this afternoon - just need to stick all together tomorrow.Using all those different patterns of Kraft paper is very effective for it. Great card
Beryl xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules I'm a big fan of Pink Petticoat and yet forget I have digi papers when struggling to find papers

jacqui x

Sarn said...

Oh this is another Christmas cutie and fab layout for the sketch. LOVING that paper . .. great find.

Sarn xxx

Sarah-Jane said...

Great Christmas card. I love the papers and image. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules, LOVE those papers.
Wendy xx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the papers.
Nikki x

Irene said...

Hello Jules

Another amazing and stunning card and I LOVE the Kraft papers.

cotnob said...

I just saw these papers over on Liz's blog and popped over to the shop and bought them - I couldn't believe it when I came here and saw them on your fabulous card Jules. They look great teamed with the dark brown and that cute little image.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I like the penguin image and the fab papers, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash,Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Carole Z said...

Love your card and the papers, must check them out!
Carole Z X

mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules. The image is so cute and really loving the backing paper. I think kraft is so versatile and the white on kraft is stunning.

Whisper said...

Ooo fabby paper - shame on don't do downloads !!, great image and am loving the ribbon too, Luv Sam x

Anneke said...

dear jules
i am a fan of your cards and i like this one very much.
the image is so cute.
hugs from ann

Doreen said...


Kath said...

Fab card Jules - such a cute image.
Kath x

Tedz said...

Lovely card Jules, these papers are so refreshingly different from the usual red & green. The stamp is cute as well. Pauline xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Fab card Jules!!! TFS : )

Jo Walker said...

I love that card! Those penguins are my favourites and I love the kraft patterns. I too have been searching for Kraft patterns and I found (and bought of course!) these the other day that you might like too -

Brenda said...

Man oh man I am loving these papers and the color!! Your little guy is so cute and I love how you kept him "light" in the coloring department. Makes him look like a completely different stamp than your brightly colored one. Very cool card!