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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.

Wednesday, 7 November 2012


Hi Everyone

Hope you have enjoyed your Wednesday.  Mine has flown by at super fast speed .. .. .. again!!!

But thankfully I am a little earlier posting today as by the time last night was finished with we ended up in bed far too late for anyone's good. In fact it was early morning .. .. and when the alarm goes off at 6.00am that isn't a good thing!!

So today I was determined to be earlier (which might just get me a team point from my lovely hubby LOL!!).

My card today uses a die cut that a little crafty friend of mine kindly cut for me quite a while ago.  I wasn't too sure whether I would use them or not but said my "thank you's" and carefully kept them stored away because "you never know when something might come in".

I will be seeing this little crafty friend on Saturday evening and when we are together we always have a crafty play and I thought she might like this idea (which is much more sparkly and impressive in real life).

This used:

Sentiment:  Elzybells   .. ..  sadly no longer trading :-(  
Backing Papers:  Papermania "A Silent Night"  (more leftovers from two years ago)
Marianne Creatables Design Die:  "LR0182" Bell and Bauble
Art Institute:  Pee Wee Glitter
Crafty Notions:  Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Little bit of holly from the ribbon lady at my local market

So the fun part .. .. which is what my little friend will enjoy doing best .. .. is cutting a piece of the double sided adhesive sheet to be just sightly larger than the bauble.  Peel off one of the layers of the protective paper and stick the die cut bauble on to the super sticky adhesive sheet.

Trim round the bauble (but miss out the little eyelet at the top) and then sprinkle on some pee wee glitter and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.  Tip off the excess and then peel off the second layer from the adhesive sheet on the back of the bauble and stick to your card front.  

I am well chuffed with the finished look and am looking forward to the weekend when we will no-doubt have baubles in a rainbow of colours!!

If you have an abundance of patience you might even use multiple colours of glitter on the same bauble .. .. but I didn't have time for that .. .. and after accidentally mixing my embossing powders the other day I probably can't be trusted anyway.

Note to self:  Don't play with glitter like this before going to the dentist in a couple of weeks.  All the glitter on my face (which doesn't seem to want to go away) isn't a good look LOL!!!

OK time to get the evening meal on its way.

Have a lovely evening everyone.



Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card Jules.
Sue x

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Jules I love the sparkly baubles and the colours and layout are beautiful. My husband went to work once with glitter all over his face good job he noticed before he had a meeting with his boss. Caroline xxx

Cynthia said...

Oh WOW! I love LOVE your baubles!! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Love that holly too--it looks real!

Viv said...

Yummy card Jules - and at least it won't only be your teeth that are sparkling after the denist!!! LOL

Laura said...

Gorgeous Christmassy card Jules! Very traditional, those nail heads are gorgeous too.
Laura xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always Jules...and I think I might "borrow" your wonderful idea about the glitter..!

have a lovely evening hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Marie-Louise said...

This card is really lovely. Love the idea of the double sided adhesive.

Andria said...

I spilled gold glitter all over my bed, rescued what I could but have been in varying shades of sparkle for work this week, my boss was less than amused but the kids like it lol. Great idea though the baubls look super sparkly.

Andria said...

I spilled gold glitter all over my bed, rescued what I could but have been in varying shades of sparkle for work this week, my boss was less than amused but the kids like it lol. Great idea though the baubls look super sparkly.

Amanda said...

Such a fab idea, would never have thought of it. Hugs, Amanda x

Tedz said...

A gorgeous card Jules - glitter is a fact of life, you should see our bathroom floor - in fact, all of the floors in our house!! Pauline xx

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant! Love the glittery baubles. And that is one of my favourite papers from two years ago :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Jules!

The baubles look gorgeous and I love your choice of papers.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Jules,love the baubles and great

susiestacey said...

Hi Jules, lovely card and l like the bauble dies, simple but effective x Susan x

Sue said...

WOW!! I love this card Jules. The glittery baubles look fabulous. I was playing around with a similar idea using a tree die cut earlier with not so much success. I know what you mean about the glitter, it gets everywhere.
Bye for now

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules. The baubles look fabulous and I love all the sparkle.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Jules, what a great idea, so effective! As for the glitter my face is permanently sparkly at this time of year, it amuses my hubby no end!
Helen x

Wishcraft said...

Ooh the glittery baubles look fabulous Jules, lovely card. And thank you for reminding me about this sentiment - I've got it, but I must have put it 'somewhere' and had forgotten all about it... must try and find it! Hugs, Lisa x

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules, love the design and gorgeous sparkle.
Wendy xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Its a great idea, Jules, and your card is a sparkly treat! How come there is no glitter on the rest of your card? If I put glitter on one part of a creation, it always ends up all over the whole card. Perhaps you wiped it on your face! Tee Hee! Hugs, Lesley

Sharon said...

Fabulous christmas card Jules. Love the papers and the baubles look gorgeous.
Hugs Sharon. x

Beryl said...

Super card Jules. Those glittery baubles look great, fab design. Your friend will be chuffed to see what you've made with her die cuts I'm sure.
Beryl xx

Di said...

Wow Jules - a stunning card and such a clever tip using the double sided adhesive sheet, a die cut and glitter. I'll be playing as soon as I get home :) Love, Di xx

Franjopani said...

Love the baubles Jules, and isn't it amazing where all that fine glitter ends up sometimes x joy

Faye said...

Oh I can see the sparkle and I'm impressed! Super, super card. X

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jules what a lovely idea they would look good on the tree

jacqui x

scrappymo! said...

Ohhh, what a wonderful idea. I have some of the memory box dies that are a bit similar to this...I think I will give this a try.

coops said...

so stunning and stylish jules.your sparkly baubles are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Patricia said...

What a fantastic card, those baubles are a great idea. I have similar shapes might just have to have a go.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Hey Jules, hope you're doing well. I'm feeling slightly better now :-)

This is gorgeous Jules, I LOVE the glitter!

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous I so love the colours too, huggles Pops x x x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is SO gorgeous Jules! I love those baubles! the papers and embellies are really beautiful… it's a stunning card!
Ooh ... everyone knows when I've been using the Glitter... I get it all over my face... hair... feet... etc... really don't know how I do it when I use a Tidy Tray as well !!!!! LOL
Hope you have a nice evening!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Jules love the sparkle!
Hugs Lynsey x

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules stunning card!!!!!

Denise said...

These look stunning Jules. Love this card. Have still got some of this beautiful paper too!!!
denise xx

MagsB said...

What gorgeous glittery baubles! Yes, the problem with glitter is it gets everywhere, but my oh my it looks so good on a Christmas card!

love Mags B x

Bonnie said...

This is super elegant, Jules! I'm sure your friend will love it and want to make lots more just like it! Your dentist will probably love the glitter look. Unless it's on your teeth.