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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.

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

We have had some super good friends come to spend the weekend with us and have had a great time catching up. Our homes are hours apart so we sadly don't get to meet up as much as we would like but at least it makes it extra special when we do.

Once they left I decided I had better settle down to make a few Christmas cards as my friend "wiped me out" of every Christmas card I had in my "for sale" box .. .. my lovely Sis won't be impressed .. .. she was hoping for a load for the salon racks this week!!  LOL!!!  Looks like I will be having another super busy week this week!!

Anyway, here is my share for today:

This used:

Image:  Penny Black "3986J" Crystal Wreath
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Snowy Days Sentiments"
WOW!! Opaque Embossing Powder:  "WL01SF" Bright White Super Fine
Josy Rose:  Gems
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Glamour Dust
Ribbon and Dimension Pads from my Stash Box

I am entering this into three challenges:

1.  Pixie's Snippet Playground Week 97 .. .. use up some of those pesky snippets

2.  Penny Black Saturday November Challenge  .. .. Sparklers .. .. as in sparkly and glittery Penny Black creations

3.  WOW!! November Challenge .. .. Christmas and Winter

and that is me for today.

Busy week ahead on the wedding and Christmas card front but hopefully I will find time to share a little of what I create at some stage.

Have a lovely week everyone.



Carol said...

Wonderful sparkly creation your use of the hearts this time :) Carol x

Lynn said...

Hello Jules, my, you are super busy as usual! I have'nt made a christmas card yet - oh dear. This is gorgeous - I love the white and kraft, and the bling is just the right colour too. Have a good week. Lynn x

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Jules love your use if Kraft card for your gorgeous wreath


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Chic and stylish Jules. You sound to have had a great time with your friends - it's lovely when it all works out even if you don't see them regularly isn't it? Sarah x

Patricia said...

Good evening Jules,
Another stunning creation.
That's great you managed to sell so many cards, good for you.
It does create the need to make more though.
Cunning with the "heart" on this one!!
Have a great week

Patricia x

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card Jules... I'm sure I've got this stamp too, but I'm not sure where! Jo x

Debs M said...

this is lovely x

Viv said...

A stunner of a card Jules. x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Simply beautiful Jules.
Sue x

Vicky said...

Stunning hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Jules. Superb clean and simple look card.

angelwhispers said...

Hi Jules its been soooooo long since I last visited I really have been naughty and not done much crafting.

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your friends and I bet she went home so happy with all her cards.

Just adore tonights creation just so elegant I love it Chanelle xxx

Juls said...

So very elegant & love the sparkle. Hugs Juls

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules. I love the design, colours and all the pretty snowflakes.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

So beautiful and elegant Jules.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Debs xx

sally said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to see that on my mantelpiece this year


mags said...

This is just gorgeous Jules. Love it.

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, have a great week.

Carole said...

This is beautiful Jules have a god week xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love the white embossed image on the Kraft card with such beautiful detailing too.
I hope you have a good week
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card.

Kath x

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just beautiful Jules!
Helen x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Happy you had great time with your friends... Fabulous card... Love the wreath stamp.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Sharon said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Jules. I am so pleased you do so well with your weddings but it is lovely for us when it slows down as we get to see more of your gorgeous creations. Your designs are always fabulous.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous wreath! Love all the sparkles--and I love that kraft too!

Home sweet home said...


Lovely and sweet card:D

Wish you a lovely week:D


debby4000 said...

Fabulous and beautiful Christmas card Jules.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

great colour combo and stamp, Jules well done on sales :D Shaz in Oz.x

Di said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules - what a gorgeous sentiment to finish off a perfect card! Ha! I had to look a bit for the heart(s) - you sneaky little monkey :)

Have a great week!

Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Jules....fab

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous :0)) Hugs Pops x x x

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
glad to here you had fun with your friends.

I want/need that stamp!!
The thing is I am really looking forward to seeing your Christmas makes this week BUT I know that I will want everything that you use!!
So I will peek with one eye open!
Hope you have a fab week. XX

Sarn said...

Oh so pretty! Love your style Jules. Always elegant or cute.


Beryl said...

Fab card Jules - the crystal wreath is lovely.
Bery xx

coops said...

oh wow this is fabulous stylish :D

xx coops xx

MaryH said...

So glad you were able to enjoy some quality time with good friends. That restores the soul. This is so lovely, with your white embossing against the kraft. I love this wreath image, the pretty stitching, and I think I found the hearts on the rhinestones (??). So very beautiful, TFS & Hugs

Anke said...

Oh Jules I love your card, absolutely stunning.


mckinkle said...

Hello Jules,

Such a pretty festive card, it looks beautiful the white gently accented by the kraft! Gorgeous!

Keryn x

Hettie said...

Aw Jules. This is a stunner of a card here. So gorgeous and light. Love it.

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful creations! Thank you for your wonderful inspirations!

Tania A said...

Hi Jules, congratulations on winning the WOW! Embossing Powder challenge!!!