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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, 1 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Here at last .. .. lots to do in the House of Hearts which meant I missed out on making a Christmas creation yesterday .. .. but I was determined to get one made today .. .. if only to put into action a light bulb moment I had around 4.00am this morning LOL!!!  How sad!!!

The daft thing is that it is such a basic idea that I don't know why it hasn't dawned on me before .. .. and to add to my torture I had to work all day before I got chance to play.

As most of you will know most of the papers I use are digital ones .. .. simply because I love to know that I can have as many sheets of any design as I want.  But why not put the same piece of card through the printer twice printing one design over another?!?!?!?

So here is my first play with the idea .. .

First I printed a piece of linen card using Pink Petticoat Twas the Night Script in Wild Willow then I overprinted this with Pink Petticoat Scandi Chic Snowflake in Soft Truffle .. .. yay!!  Well pleased with the result!!

The Scandi Chic Snowflake paper is part of a new special offer Christmas download and the Snow Flurry band on my card is also  part of the new collection. 

I did the same double printing technique for the sentiment too.

Apart from the above I also used:

Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop
Nestabilities Die:  Not sure what shape it is though LOL!!!
Wooden Snowflake embossed with "Heat It Up" Embossing Powder "Silver Pearl"
Diamond Stickles
Metallic Cord
Matt Silver Card
Pearl/Silver Embellishment and Self Adhesive Pearls

I know these colours are not traditional Christmas colours but I love them!!!

So I am well pleased with my experimental make and I just know I will be taking this idea further.

Catch you again tomorrow.



Bev Henwood said...

What a brilliant idea ~ I love this card and the colours are gorgeous ~ might have o try this technique myself! Love Bev xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is lovely Jules great idea with the paper and a great result

jacqui x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card and love how you double printed.

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules just gorgeous!! and what a great idea!! dont think i would have thought of it.I have a feeling this will catch on now!!!! well done you!!! clever clogs! lol!

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, great card, great idea - bet Mr Heart would not of thought it was so great at 4am lol x Susan x

Caroline said...

I love this Jules what a fabulous idea. The card is gorgoeus I love the colours and the sentiment is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

Great idea Jules not thought of that either...I might have to pinch this idea

Cynthia said...

What a fantastic idea!!! Really gorgeous effect too!! Love the card!

Sue said...

WOW!!!! This is stunning Jules. I love the papers and the colours are gorgeous.
Hugs Sue

Denise said...

I wish I had light bulb moments like this when I wake up at 4am - all I get is a need for the loo!!!!
Love this idea and so simple when you think about it. Looks gorgeous too. Fabulous card.
Denise xx

Unknown said...

Hi Jules, thanks for sharing your lightbulb moment, makes a lot of sense. Love the card.

Cheers from

Wendy said...

WOW! Stunning card Jules, love the design.
Wendy xx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant - you're a genius! And the card is terrific - I like the non-traditional colours too. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

scrappymo! said...

Wow!!! This card is stunning! What a great light bulb moment you had.

Jenny said...

I've just been downloading all those yummy papers so to see your idea is inspiring... you're right so simple so why hadn't we thought of it before :0)
Wonderful colours and card Jules :0)
Jenny x

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Jules. Love the idea. I am also a lover of digi papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous, and what a clever idea.

Liz x

Beryl said...

I think your custom paper is lovely Jules - the soft script in the background makes the quite open snowflake design much more interesting and the card you've made from it is gorgeous.
Beryl xx

Roma said...

Wow stunning card Jules ,love the papers ,love the colours & sentiment,cord & snowflake ,so elegant

I am looking forward to seeing more x

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Totally Awesome light bulb moment there Mrs Heart! Your card is all the more unique because of it. Once again, stunning work Jules.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Di said...

Fabulous card Jules - and such a clever idea. Loving the MS punch you used for the edging and I found the heart! :))

Love, Di xx

Linny said...

Brilliant idea that I must borrow!
thank you for the inspiration Jules.
Linda x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

you are always full of good ideas jules, this one is great and your Christmas card a real stunner, love the heart sentiment. janex

loftylass said...

Brilliant idea Jules - with great effect..... I'm sure we'll all be giving this a try. tfs

Sarn said...


Love this Christmas card Jules . . .the papers are perfect.

Couldn't quite find the heart though! LOL! x


Bonnie said...

Oh, Jules, how elegantly beautiful!

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

Gorgeous.....I adore this in every way...Sally-Ann xx

Liz Armstrong said...

Fabulous idea Jules. LOVE your card : )

Dawn said...

fantastic idea and such a pretty card, I need to give this ago now, thanks for sharing. x

Jennie said...

I adore this!!

Louise said...

What a fab idea! Gorgeous card too x

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous elegant design :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Jules… and what a fab idea to use your digi papers in this way… Love the colours on this card it's so classy and elegant…. the twine and snowflake and tag finish it off beautifully!
Hope you are well and having a good week!
Love Sue xx

Irene said...

A brilliant idea Jules, thanks for sharing. Beautiful Christmas card.

Grenouille Greetings said...

A super idea, Jules and a fabulous card! Hugs, Lesley

cotnob said...

What a great idea Jules, even more ways to use the fab Pink Petticoat papers.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the CAS look and the sentiment looks great like that.

Tedz said...

The snowflake paper and your card are just lovely Jules - us crafters sometimes have light bulb moments at the most awkward times and just have to go with the flow. Pauline xx

April Diva said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card & love the colour combo - very elegant. Sometimes the simplest of ideas are the ones that are the best. Hugs, Pauline xx

MagsB said...

What a great idea! The result is superb! I look forward to seeing what else you do with this technique.

love Mags B x

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a brilliant idea, I just love it Jules and the colours are gorgeous!
Helen x

Anke said...

Wonderful Jules, great idea and so lovely ...


Dawn said...

Hope you don't mind but I have loads of Pink Petticoat papers so though I would give your brilliant idea ago. I have mentioned you on my blog, hope thats ok?? x