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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.

Monday 19 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Well good news .. .. the dentist trip went well.

No need to go back until next Summer!!!  Woo hoo!!

How lovely to walk out saying "Happy Christmas and see you when the sun is shining next year".

I decided to give my Cricut an "actual place" in my craft room today in the hope that I will use it more.  Up to now I have had to get it out especially to use .. .. who knows .. .. having it to hand may mean that I will use it more.  We shall see!!

It got a little work-out today to make this little Christmas card:

This used:

Papers:  Pink Petticoat "Small Nordic Snowflakes"
Sentiment:  Penny Black from the "Holly Day Critters" set
Snowflake:  From the Sizzix Die "Winter Wonder"
Cricut Cartridge:  Christmas/Noel
Nestabilities:  Classic Circle Large and Scalloped Circle Large
Woodware Punch:  Small Label
Glamour Dust
White Gel Pen
Ribbon, Gems and metallic cord 

and that is me for today.

Time to hit that ironing board next!!  What a glamorous life I lead.

Catch you again soon.



Debs M said...

aww so sweet! x

sally said...

What a "deer" little card, it's simply gorgeous & I might have to have a go at something similar


Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Jules the layout and colours are beautiful and I love the reindeer. Caroline xxx

Di said...

Gorgeous Jules! And I found the heart easily :) Love, Di xx

Sue said...

Glad the dentist trip went okay, it's always a relief for me too when nothing needs doing.
Your card is gorgeous. I love the design and the colours are fabulous. The bow/snowflake/tag design looks really great too.

Hugs Sue

Gibmiss said...

Hi jules
This card is fabulous ... Love the reindeer is that from your Cricut..... What size is the card bout 4inches or smaller......
Hugs Sylvie xxxx

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the snowflake paper.
Nikki x

Lorraine said...

Well there's the heart smack on the reindeer's butt and I nearly missed it!! lol
This is gorgeous Jules, I love the design and the reindeer looks fab.
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is just beautiful,such a gorgeous design and

Beryl said...

I like it - and that's putting it mildly.
That reindeer is star (not literally of course.)
Glad it was good news at the dentists.
Beryl xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Gorgeous, as always.

So would you recommend a cricut? I'm thinking of upgrading from my very old big shot?

Liz x

Unknown said...

The glittery snowflakes really make this pop Jules, great non trad Xmas colours too.

Grenouille Greetings said...

How spooky is that! I have a Cricut. It is out but I don't use it very often because I can't work out what to do. Yesterday in M&S I saw some cards with deer and trees on them and I thought I must cut out some deer. And you've used the one I had in mind! To great effect, I might add! Hugs, Lesley

Cynthia said...

Glad to hear about the good dentist visit, sorry to hear about the ironing board! ;-)

This card is just amazing and beautiful! LOVE the reindeer and all the sparklies!!

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous little card!! love it!
i cant upload any cards it wont let me! also my pc turns itself off?!!!

The Crafty Blonde said...

Lovely card, fab shape and papers and love the die cut deer xx

Wishcraft said...

Oh I've given up on my cricut, I tried with it again a few months ago, but I just don't like how it cuts - nothing looks 'neat'... and you may have noticed I like my cards to look neat lol! Yours looks fine though, maybe it's just an issue with mine.

I agree they definitely get used more when they have their own space - I kept giving mine a space, but it just ends up as a handy place to dump stuff... anyway...

Waffle over, your card looks fab :o) Love the reindeer and gorgeous paper too - I'm still managing to resist the new Pink Petticoat goodies, aren't I good?

Hugs, Lisa x

Roma said...

I hate ironing lol!

Your card is so gorgeous ,love the shape & design x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely Jules, love that paper

jacqui x

Marjorie said...

Oh my this is so beautiful the shaped card and great design too!

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love the shape. Have a good day.

Sarn said...

Love that reindeer. A very pretty card altogether Jules.

So glad your dentist trip was ok.

Sarn xxx

coops said...

so stunning jules.gorgeous reindeer and design and i love the kraft card :D

xx coops xx

Kath said...

I'm glad the dentist went okay. A lovely card - I like the colours you have chosen.
Kath x

Bonnie said...

I love all these neutrals and that delightful deer! When I found a place for my Big Shot on the table, I found that I used it nearly every time I get to the craft room. Hope you find that you enjoy your Cricut more now!

Irene said...

Brilliant card Jules, I love the desgin paper and can't make my mind up to buy it????. Adorable reindeer and elbellies.

loftylass said...

Another lovely card Jules - I still love that reendeer!!
You've certainly created a very 'trendy' card. tfs

Anj said...

Jules, this is gorgeous. Cricutting is my first love in crafting & I would not be without it!!

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Jules love the shape also that reindeer and snowflakes, such delicious colours.
lorraine x

Tedz said...

Lovely card Jules, it reminds me of an iced biscuit which has been decorated. The deer die cut is very elegant. Pauline xx

Denise said...

I LOVE this gorgeous card Jules. Everything about is simply stunning. Like you, I should use my Cricut more!!!
Denise xx

rosie said...

fab image. gorgeous reindeer. I can see the heart LOL!!