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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.

Saturday 24 November 2012


Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a lovely Saturday so far.

Mine has been a lovely relaxed and chilled one which has only seen me venture as far as the dustbins all day .. .. which is a good thing considering we have been having lots of rain .. .. again!!!

Not sure why I feel relaxed though.  I have 1001 things that need to be done!!!  LOL!!!

I managed a crafty play too which produced:

This used:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Sketchy Snow Person"
Sentiment:  Digistamp Boutique "Simply Christmas Greetings"
Backing Papers:  Nitwits "Joyful Hearts Collection"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Cuttlebug Die:  Snowflake
X-Cut Punch:  Corner Rounder
Glamour Dust
Button and Ribbon from my Stash Box

I used the sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Week 235 so am entering my card into their challenge this week and also into the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for November.

This is the lovely sketch from Sketch Saturday .. .. in case you fancy playing along.

So that is me for today.

Back tomorrow with my Sunday snippets.

Have a lovely evening.



Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this cute little snowman, brill Jules

jacqui x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jules, love the snowman. I was really please this morning, because I won the Sketch Saturday last week! Can't wait to spend my voucher! Sue x

scrappymo! said...

What a great card...I love the way you added the burst of fun colour at the snowflake!
I am not good at the spontaneous burst of anything...I get my idea and it is almost rigid in my mind now. I used to be more spontaneous before the accident...oh well, I will just have to use you for inspiration!
So glad you figured out the resizing. I thought my head was going to explode trying to figure it out. i had decided to wait and let my busy daughter figure it out for me but that would have taken a couple weeks due to her schedule!
Luckily, i did just what you said and it worked...I now will resize every time and should be OK

I will look into the google chrome too as I heard that the capacity is increased with that choice as well as with the google+. I think I will just write google support an email asking if they have a comparison sheet between the 3 options as I comprehend things better visually now.
Glad yours is strange that you only used 69% and yet they froze you.

Kath said...

A fab card - I love the snowman image.
Kath x

Carol said...

Love this Jules, the snowman is so cute. Great choice of colours too. Carol x

Debs M said...

love that snowman, fab card x

Lorraine said...

Hi Jules,
He's a gorgeous snowman and I love the backing papers too. Fab card!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Lorraine x

Crafting Queen said...

Great card, love the backing paper. It was very cold and wet on the golf course today, wish I was indoors. Hope you have a good week. :)

Sue said...

The is gorgeous Jules. I love that snowman and the pretty papers. I really like the way you have rounded one end of the sentiment, I may borrow that idea!

Hugs Sue

Cynthia said...

So cute! I LOVE those backing papers--lovely texture! Have a great weekend!! =D

sally said...

Cute snowman! Very appropriate for here as we had a very hard frost in Aberdeenshire.


Vicky said...

So gorgeous Jules....and I so love the papers and such a great sketch too Hun...:-)

Big hugs Vicky xx

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Jules, love the snowman & pretty papers. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

Donna x

Pop's Cards said...

This is absolutely Gorgeous sweetie, you will be needing my address to post it to me then ;0) hugs Pops x

Sharon said...

Jules, this is gorgeous. Love the image and the papers are so pretty.
Hugs Sharon. x

Stamps and Paper said...

What a fun card Jules, lovely image beautifully coloured and great papers


Viv said...

Now that's what I call a SCARF! LOL Fab colours .. and he's a real lovely cuddly snowman! x

MagsB said...

Yet another corker, Jules! Your papers and colouring are always a delight, so inspiring! I hope the rain eases soon for us all, I'm getting quite fed up with it now!!

love Mags B xx

Caroline said...

Jules this is beautiful love the snowman and the papers and layout are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Beryl said...

Glad you've enjoyed your Saturday and managed to 'chill' a bit.
Gerat card - love the cheerful snowman and the bp's are fab.
Beryl xx

Carole Z said...

Super card Joules, love the colours and layout and this snowman is a really cute image, Carole Z X

Irene said...

Gorgeous Jules, I love the touch of pink.

Di said...

Wonderful Jules! I have the Nitwits swirly backing - thanks for reminding me :)

Hope you have a lovely day, love, Di xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules oh wow love that cute cheeky image, and your colour choice is just gorgeous, I love your card. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Bev Henwood said...

Hi Jules, I am lovin' this card ~ I can't have enough Snowmen images ~ I think I am addicted! So, I have now had to go and purchase this one as well! Love Bev xx

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love this snowman and your colours are really pretty ;D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

Fabulous card, as always.

Sarn xxx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the little snowman, Mary x

XxJULESxX said...

Oh Jules gorgeous card with a sweet snowman!!!

Tedz said...

Great card Jules, love the colours and that snowman is brilliant. Pauline xx

cotnob said...

Fab card Jules, I love the image and your take on the sketch.

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the image. fab colours x

Jo said...

Aaa wow he is such a cutie :-)

Jen Nelson said...

gorgeous interpretation of the sketch Jules

Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday

Jen xx

Carole said...

This one has a bit of a Scottish feel to it, sort of tartan paper, made me think of my friends on the isle of mull x

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

I love this snowman, but I love this creation more. Truly and utterly stunning Jules. Thank you for joining in the DigiStamp Boutique competition....Sally-Ann x