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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.

Friday, 22 November 2013


Hi Everyone

Woo hoo!!  The weekend is on its way!!

Well tonight is a bit of a "let down" share wise .. .. it is a "work in progress" .. .. but hopefully the start of something worth looking at tomorrow.

If it is finished and on my blog tomorrow then I was happy with how the project progressed .. .. if it isn't then it has been a waste of time LOL!!

It has been a busy old day here which started bright and early and involved meeting up with a lovely couple I met at the Wedding Fayre my lovely Sis and I did in October.  It then progressed into birthday mode for two people I couldn't possibly "not " make a card for .. .. then Christmas card mode because I was meeting up with my lovely Sis tonight and she needed more cards for the Salon.  

I spent time with my Mum late afternoon and whilst with her punched out lots and lots of tiny flowers and stuck some tiny gems into the middle of them ready for putting onto invitations over the weekend.

Then once home I made this .. .. .. 

my little work in progress.

I have an idea as to where this project should be going in my head .. .. we shall wait and see if it materialises.

No intended heart yet .. .. though I can probably see a few .. .. but that might just be my heart shaped brain LOL!!!

Time to have my lovely Friday night fish and chip supper now so "off I go".

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  I think a bit of Christmas shopping is on the cards for the House of Hearts.  I need lots of £1 presents for sharing at the Christmas table and I am hoping not to be predictable and go where everyone else will go!!  LOL!!



Kathleen said...

Well certainly a very different and clever card, but don't get upset I can see the tear drops on the card and some of them seem to have made a heart shape lol.
Nice blue.

Kath x

susiestacey said...

Beautiful, can' wait to see the finished project x Susan x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, beautiful leaping deer, look forward to seeing the finished project, hugs Kate x

Julie C. said...

Hi Jules, this image looks fantastic! Can't wait to see where and how it ended up! Have a great weekend! ^_^

sally said...

Great looking reindeer! I, too, have been at the ish n chips tonight - tends to be a Friday night staple as it gives me the night off :-). Checking out local craft fair tomorrow so hoping the weather is dry! Good luck with this little chap & I'm looking forward to seeing the progress tomorrow.


MagsB said...

My goodness, you've had a busy day! I love your 'work in progress' the leaping deer is such a gorgeous image, and the speckled background is lovely!

Have a great weekend!

love Mags B x

Roma said...

Gorgeous card Jules x

scrappymo! said...

So very pretty! Beautiful image and gorgeous inky background!

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
I am liking what you have done so far. Looking forward to the finished item.
Yep!! I can see a few "hearts" there.
Happy Christmas shopping, John and I are having a few days through in Glasgow at beginning December when I hope to do mine.
Have a great weekend

Patricia xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great start, Jules! Loving the embossed reindeer and rich blue background with glittery snowfall!

Crafting Queen said...

Love the background and the white embossing is very striking.

Beryl said...

Wow - that was a busy day yesterday. Hope you are going to take a little time to relax over the weekend. Is that a sketchy stamp embossed on that inky background? It looks brill so I hope it makes it onto a finished project.
Beryl xx

rosie said...

gorgeous card Jules. love the icy blue feel of the background. I think I can see a couple of hearts in it too so its not just you!
fab image. can't wait to see the finished creation.
hugs to you x

Stamps and Paper said...

Love the reindeer design Jules and your splattered background....will look forward to seeing what you do with it...