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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, 10 December 2012


Hi Everyone

Well that is it.  Label Day done and dusted for another year.

Everything is put back where it belongs and all the bits of paper and glitter have all been hoovered up.  Everywhere is looking decidedly tidy .. .. well that won't last long LOL!!!

Then the best thing of all .. .. the snippet drawers now close .. . woo hoo!!

There are a few of my labels below but first here is my snippet make for taking over to Di's Crafty Snippet Challenge and also for entering into the Digistamp Boutique Challenge for December.

I can't be lazy on a Monday so here are my ingredients:

Image:  Digistamp Boutique "Tia and Rufus Collection" .. .. on offer at the mo!!!
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using Font Wackadoo
Backing Papers:  From my Pink Petticoat Snippet Collection
ProMarkers and Chalk
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Dovecraft:  Holly Punch
Charm, ribbon and pom-poms from my Stash Box

So that is my share for this evening .. .. and here are some of my tags from yesterday.

We had a great day (as we always do when we are all together) and by far the most popular items on the table were the snippets of kraft card and the Memory Box Modern Landscape Border Die.  It was well used yesterday by everyone!!!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and a great Monday.  This time in two weeks it will be Christmas Eve .. .. my favourite day of Christmas!!  Woo hoo!!!

So not many days of Christmas makes left .. .. but still lots to do!

Catch you again tomorrow.



MagsB said...

I'm so glad you had a great time, this is such a wonderful idea! As always your card is lovely - and so are the tags!

Eep! 2 weeks until Christmas Eve! And my granddaughter is 1 the day before - where has the year gone???!!

Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring, don't panic! It's going to be a busy fortnight but it'll be allright on the night!

Have a great week!

love Mags B x

Viv said...

Tags look terrif Jules... and a cute card too! x

MagsB said...

Oh - PS what punch or die-cut do you use for your tags? It's pretty!

love Mags B x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Jules and love your paper piecing ...gorgeous labels and what a great way to use up all those odd snippets of card and paper


Lorraine said...

I love this image and beautiful colours and layout.
Fabulous tags too.
Lorraine x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I absolutely LOVE these tags, Jules! Hugs, Lesley

Grenouille Greetings said...

And of course I love the card too! (I thought I'd wizzed through two posts! Lovely paper piecing and super jewellery!!! Hugs, Leley

MagsB said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Heck, thank you for all your comments, my lovely!!!

Don't worry about my question re the punch for the tag, it's really not so important!

much love, Mags B x

Sue said...

Your card is gorgeous Jules. I love that cute couple with their fabulous outfits.
The papers and colours are gorgeous
The labels look brilliant, such a great way to use up some snippets, of which I seem to have a lot as I can't bear to throw anything away.

Hugs Sue

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Jules,lovely image and colours. I have been making lots of labels myself

Cynthia said...

Oh, Jules, your card is delightful, but it's your labels that blow me away!!! I so wish I could get MY family to do that! Thank you for the inspiration!

scrappymo! said...

Great card as always! But i have to tell you the tags steal the show. I am in love with the one that is the printing and the rosette...but I think all the others are fab too.

I thought your family tag night was a great hit. i am gling to suggest this to my family (or girlfriends for next year!

Caroline said...

Jules your card is gorgeous I love the image they are adorable and the layout is beautiful. I love you tags they are fabulous. Caroline xxx

sally said...

What a fun post! Going to miss all the blog hopping for the next 3 months, desk is clear, car is almost packed heading out is just hours away....I've made no tags :-( but then I've not really got many presents to put them on this year.

Will catch you when I can otherwise it's to be a marathon session my return to wifi!

Merry Christmas


Patricia said...

Good Morning Jules,
Love that card, a nice fun, bright card for a couple.
Now! those "Tags" they are great, I love them. Good way to use up "Snippets"
My project for today is a similar thing, all will be revealed!!!
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card, and fabulous sweet image.

Di said...

Fabby card Jules - love the paper piecing, and the blingy necklace is a cute addition to an already perfect card.

And those tags are gorgeous! I wish I had the time to do some for Christmas but fat chance :(

Mind your step, the playground is like a skating rink this morning, the donkey already did the splits twice (and that was just me!).

Love, Di xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

What a teriffic card Jules such fun
love the tags as well

jacqui x

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is gorgeous love what you have done here, the tags look amazing huggles pops x x x

Roma said...

Gorgeously cute card Jules!
love this adorable image ,love the papers & how you added gems to make the necklace ,love the tags too x

Sarn said...

Love ALL your makes today Jules. So glad you all had lots of fun.

Sarn xxx

Crafting Queen said...

Sweet card and love the tags.

Anonymous said...

beautiful card Jules!

coops said...

gorgeous card jules.really sweet image and design and i love your fabulous tags :D

xx coops xx

Debs M said...

lovely makes x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the pink and green colour combination. A great selection of tags, I'm glad you had a good day, it must be fun to all craft along together.

Irene said...

Gorgeous card Jules, I love the image and papers. Brill tags.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your card is so sweet, love the paper pieced clothes, and those tags are so festive , need to rustle up a few myself.

Carole Z said...

Super card Jules, adorable image...I love tags...I love your tags! Carole Z X

Tedz said...

The tags are lovely Jules, what a brilliant way of using up all those leftover bits. The Christmas card is lovely as well, I like the cute digistamp. Pauline xx

May said...

Gorgeous card,Fabulous paper piercing.. such a cute image... A Wonderful selection of tags so glad you had a great evening creating them with family... Hugs May x x x

Kath said...

Glad you had a good day - the labels are fab. What die do you use for the labels with the shaped top - I've been trying to find one with a similar shape.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

What fun to get together and make tags! They are beautiful! Love the card too. Such a cute image!

Anonymous said...

super pretty tags! I love the couples card too, so sweet!

Jen Nelson said...

such a cute card Jules... love the paper combo

jen xx

XxJULESxX said...

Aaw! soo lovely! and the tags rock!!

Carol said...

Cute card Jules and I love the tags. Sounds like a very productive day was had. Carol x

Mary said...

Jules, what a sweet card. I love the necklace, a very sweet touch. Happy Holidays. I'm putting Christmas cards to bed and now let the baking begin.