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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, 17 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well a lovely productive day in the House of Hearts .. .. dare I say I am nearly finished with Christmas cards!!!  But only "nearly" LOL!!!

A bit of a miserable day weather wise here .. . but it hasn't bothered me other than getting a bit wet going to the old post box .. .. which was full to bursting!!!!

Tonight's share is for a lady I used to work with who sadly lost her husband a few weeks ago.  I didn't want her card to be cute and over the top with Christmas joy as I know it is going to be a very difficult time for her and her daughter .. .. hopefully I have gauged it right with this little make.

This used:

Image:  PSX "F-2104" Christmas Town
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Handwritten Christmas Sentiments"
Backing Papers:  Dovecraft Back to Basics "Vinatage"
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Glamour Dust (though you probably can't see much of it)
Metallic Cord

So that is me for today and tomorrow is Mr Heart's birthday!

I can't wait to share with you the card I have made for him.  I am really chuffed with it .. .. and it was made with snippets!!!  

I'll catch you tomorrow.

Enjoy what is left of the evening.



Donna Mosley said...

A stunning card Jules.

Donna x

Unknown said...

wow ewhat a very beautiful and such a perfect elegant card hugs sassyxxxx

Unknown said...

What a kind and thoughtful card, I'm sure she will appreciate it Mx

Viv said...

Lovely card and am sure she'll appreciate it Jules. Happy Birthday to Mr Heart!

Lorraine said...

I think this card will be perfect! Lovely image and clean lines.

I hope Mr Heart has a lovely birthday tomorrow.
Lorraine x

Debs M said...

this is lovely x

mags said...

A lovely card. So elegant and I think you have gauged it perfectly.

Juls said...

beautiful! Love the gold!! Hugs Juls

Tedz said...

Hi Jules, I would say this card is perfect for your poor friend and her daughter and the sentiment very well chosen. It is Christmassy - you cannot ignore that fact but not OTT. Pauline xx

Doreen said...

A beautiful card Jules...just

XxJULESxX said...

Hi Jules it really is beautiful just right too.

Beryl said...

It's a beautiful card - I'm sure your friend will love it and the sentiment agoes with it.
Beryl xx

May said...

Beautiful card, I am sure your dear friend and her Daughter will love it.. Gorgeous image & colours... Hugs May x x x

Cynthia said...

Oh, Jules, that card is just perfect!

And wish Mr. Heart a Happy Birthday for me! =D

Unknown said...

Happy Christmas Jules

xxcalamityxx said...

Jules the sentiment is spot on I have just lost a much loved uncle and my heart goes out to my aunt and her boys - she would love this card !! xhugsx Nikki

Debs said...

It's perfect Jules and I'm sure it will be appreciated.
Love these PP sentiments and the image is so serene.

Happy to hear that you have 'nearly' finished your Christmas cards :o)

Hope Mr Heart has a fabulous birthday today.

Thank you so much for popping by to see me - I appreciate your visit.

Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Caroline said...

I think it's perfect for the lady the image and layout are beautiful. Have a good day. Caroline xxx

scrappymo! said...

I think it is a perfect card for this goodness, what she must be going through!

Your card is stunning!

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

absolutely perfect Jules its always hard to get the first Christmas right after a loss

jacqui x

Louise said...

Gorgeous card so elegant and just perfect for the situation.
Louise xx

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

A beautiful card Jules , just right for your friend. I too have a friend who's Husband died in June, heart attack on the doorstep as they came home from their hols. She came for dinner on Saturday night and we drank lots of wine and had a real good laugh.
I hope your Mr Heart has a wonderful Birthday and you really spoil him.

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I love what you have done here, perfect, huggles Pops x x x

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card,she will love it. Have a great week. :)

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love your paper and fab stunning image and design :D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful xxxx

Stamps and Paper said...

A really lovely card Jules


Elizabeth Allan said...

Jules your card is beautiful and I think you captured the perfect balance of this design for the recipient who is entering the holidays with having just lost a loved one.

Carole Z said...

Absolutely stunning Joules...been trying to leave a comment on your fabulous guitar card, but it won't let me! Carole Z X

Kath said...

A beautiful card - perfect for your friend.
Kath x

Bonnie said...

How perfect! A very serene scene and beautiful paper!

Unknown said...

Hi Jules happy Saturday. I really like this clean and simple card you have made. It really does have impact.

Thank you for sharing x