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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 5 November 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope Monday has been kind to you.

Tonight I am going to share with you a card I have made today using my very first Memory Box die .. .. .. and surprise, surprise .. .. it wasn't one of the lovely hearts!!  (But only because I can't decide which one I like the best LOL!!).

Here we go:

This used:

Backing Paper:  Pink Petticoat "Snow Flurries" (can you tell I am loving the new Christmas downloads)
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Heartfelt Christmas Sentiments"
Memory Box Die:  Modern Landscape Border
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Button Twine
Hobby Craft Punch:  Snowflake
Glamour Dust

So there we go.  My very first Memory Box Die put into action.

I think I may have chosen the wrong colour background to my snow flurries.  I was tempted to use blue at first .. .. but then blue skies and snow didn't seem right. But having said that you don't get snowflakes bigger than a house either!!!  LOL!!!

Never mind.  I can always do a different colour sky next time.  There are 38 different colours I can play with until I find the right one LOL!!!

Have a lovely evening everyone. Enjoy your fireworks if you are having a bonfire party .. .. and stay safe!!



Vicky said...

Beautiful Jules...and here's to many, many more MB

big hugs Vicky xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Another stunner..... Fabulous i love Memory Box Dies.... I have quite a few .......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Denise said...

This is gorgeous Jules - love that MB die. Have looked at it a couple of times but not bought it!! May have to now that I have seen what you did with it.
Denise xx

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Jules I love those papers and the little village die is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Sharon said...

A Memory Box die - I bet it wont be your last. I love them and must use one on every card I make.
The card by the way is gorgeous. Love the landscape die and the layout is fab.
Hugs Sharon. x

Andria said...

Oooh nice die choice, stunning card , very simple design but beautiful x.

Sue said...

Hello Jules
Your card is gorgeous. I love the way you have used that fabulous die. The contrast of the Kraft on the pale sky looks beautiful.

hugs Sue

Milliesmarvels said...

This is gorgeous! I love everything about it! That border die is stunning.

Anonymous said...

A brilliant use of that fab die, never thought to use it like that, another totally gorgeous make!
Helen x

Di said...

Wow, I love that die Jules - and the card is perfect - the background looks brilliant. Slightly sneaky heart today :)

Love, Di xx

susiestacey said...

Stop fussing Jules it is gorgeous as it is lol x Love it and congrats on your first Memory Box Die x Susan x


Hi Jules - you made a good choice for your very first MB die - absolutely love this landscape - it looks like a gorgeous gingerbread village! Beautiful PP paper and sentiment too.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules, gorgeous card as always! i love the little scene looks good.
Im sat here looking at you in my Quick Cards mag, iv'e got to say i do love the cards you did.
Every time i visit your blog and you have new PP papers or sentiments i have to go buy them as you always make a gorgeous card with them!
No wonder i have no cash lol!!!

Amanda said...

Lovely card and I even spotted the heart quickly too. I like the colour and you are right there are so many gorgeous shades to choose from. Not tried a memory box die yet but I do like this one. Hugs, Amanda x

Beryl said...

It's lovely Jules. Very modern. The little trees and houses are so cool and I think the background colour is just right for snow.
Beryl xx

Janette said...

Hi Jules,
Your card is beautiful, how do you get your stitching so perfect? can't believe its your first MBD, i bet you will be buying more now.
I am very tempted to buy that die myself, it could be very versatile.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

Lv Janette xx

Cynthia said...

Ohhhhhh, Jules!!! I LOVE this card!!! I love the tiny snowflakes and the big ones too! I didn't think anything was wrong with the background color--to me it looks foggy and icy, like when it snows! My favorite part by far is the fabulous die cut landscape. Oh my goodness, that's just awesome!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Well, This is lovely and I am loving that new border! I may have to try and find where I can pick myself one of those up! Gorgeous Jules!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love that die it looks so good with the scene you've created

jacqui x

brenda said...

I just happened to see this on my dashboard Jules and just had to come and have a peek.

I think it's the first time I've seen that memory box die used and you have presented it with great effect.

Chilly morning here -5.

B x

Unknown said...

WoW!! gorgeous, I love it, Mary x

lisa said...

This is perfect, Jules. I like the colour of your sky, it looks very sophisticated!! I haven't seen that memory box die, it works a treat for Christmas cards doesn't it. You'll be hooked on them now, the designs are so unusual and they cut so well don't they.
I made sure a responsible adult lit my sparklers last night, but it was a bit chilly!!!!
Have a good day.
Hugs Lisax

Anke said...

Wonderful ... absolulety stunning, I love your card.


Sarn said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS. xxx

Marie-Louise said...

Brilliant card.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love the fab die and stunning design :D

xx coops xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

a fabulous winter scene , not scene that die , I have quite a few memory box dies, they are lovely . I love the stitched snowy hills on your card. janex

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules oh wow love the design very clever to, love the colour choice and your papers. Those houses are so cute to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card, Jules. I love the landscape die. They look great layered together.
Nikki x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jules, Stunning card, love the die. Just been catching up and the 'double print' paper is lovely.
Avril xx

Unknown said...

I'd say that background paper is pretty perfect! I love this card!


Linny said...

Wow love this card Jules. Love the way you have made the hills. Think I need this die. Linda x

Debs said...

So beautiful Jules - love that MB die - I really must use it more often - thanks for the inspiration.
Have a fab evening.
Debs xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Jules this is brilliant I love the die you have used it makes a great scene, the wonderful openness of the white with the snowflakes it is just perfect.
lorraine x

Brenda B said...

Heh heh heh. This may be your first MB die but I'm betting it won't be your last! I love this die and have been looking for it locally without luck!


Lorraine said...

I love this card Jules! A brilliant way to use your firs MB die.
Lorraine x

mags said...

This is gorgeous Jules and loving the die. The little row of houses looks so cute.

Whisper said...

Great scene, am i'm sure it won't be your last Memory Box die either !!, Luv Sam x

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Jules… love how you've used the MB border with the snowy hills and the stitching looks fab! the colours are all perfect! :-)
Hope you have a lovely evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Bonnie said...

I just bought this die and haven't used it yet! Oh, for some crafting time! sigh!

Lynne K said...

Hi Jules, what a gorgeous card! Love those little houses and lollipop trees. A fab use of the die. Hope all's well with you,

Lynne x

MagsB said...

The die is lovely, how warm and welcoming the houses look with those lovely yellow windows!

love Mags B x

Tedz said...

I love this card Jules, the way you've used card for the snow is brilliant. I love Memory Box dies - they always cut so crisply. Pauline xx

Carole Campanile said...

Oh my Jules, that is the best card I've seen using that die. Fabulous work. I really like the hills and the use of yellow to give the doors and windows light.

Glad you like your Memory Box die, they are my favorites.

Hope you are well .....

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Jules, and the background is perfect - in Scotland we get a lot of grey skies :) Love the scene too. Elizabeth xx

Elizabeth said...

PS: that has got to be your sneakiest heart to date :))

Anonymous said...

Oh, what a fabulous little scene! I love those little cottages, with their lit windows, nestling in the snow. I want to live there, lol!