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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, 11 November 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope Monday has been kind to you.

It has been a wet and very dull day here .. .. but only dull outside .. .. not inside.  Life is never dull in the House of Hearts.  There is always so much happening.

I managed a Christmas make amongst everything else .. .. ..

This used:

Memory Box Dies:  "98680" Grand Merry Christmas and "98257" Modern Landscape Border
Sentiment:  Computer Generated using font "2 Peas Barefoot Professor"
X-Cut Palm Punch:  Small Snowflake
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads
Nestabilities:  Oval and Scalloped Oval
Glamour Dust
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Ribbon from my Stash Box

I backed the word "Christmas" with ribbon instead of paper this time round .. .. I quite like the look.

and that is me for today.

Catch you again tomorrow.



Sue said...

This is stunning Jules. I love those dies and the way you have used them is wonderful. The ribbon used behind the cut out wording looks gorgeous.
Hugs Sue xx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous Jules. I have just bought this die and am designing a card in my head at the moment.
The rows of housed are gorgeous and love the beautiful ribbon.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Jules you have so many stunning ideas where do you get the inspiration from? So much detail and everything so neat and striking. Love, love love this card x

Chris said...

Hi Jules, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Patricia said...

Good morning Jules,
Great card, love how you have used the Merry Christmas Die. Super design, the "hearts" make perfect little birds!!!
I have the Merry Christmas Die, I am never that happy with how I use it. Might give this idea a go
Not much time for crafting this week I have the boys till Thursday, doing a card class this morning, working in the Tearoom Friday.
How did all that happen in the same week?????
Have a great day

Patricia xxx

Di said...

Ooooh Jules, how clever. LOVE the ribbon behind the die cut and the significance of the two hearts floating between the houses. Great card!

Hugs, Di xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Jules, love your card, the big words are fantastic designed alongside the Christmas scene dies. Great colour theme to, hugs Kate X

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the design and gorgeous

Beryl said...

I noticed the texture behind the Christmas before I read you'd used ribbon. Love the effect it gives.
Super duper card.
Beryl xx

Carole said...

very nice and some expert sewing xx

Crafting Queen said...

Great card.

Carol said...

Love this Jules, the ribbon backing looks fab. Carol x

Marjorie said...

Wow! Jules this is lovely, and I love how you have backed the sentiment with ribbon it is very effective!.. stunning card!
Marjorie xx

coops said...

so stunning jules.really love the winter scene and colours and the wording is fabulous :D

x coops xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A stunning card Jules beautiful use of the dies! Susan x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Jules, lovely dies x Susan x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the way you've used the MB die and the ribbon behind looks fab.
Lorraine x

Mau xx said...

Beautiful card, yes I like the ribbon behind too.
Hugs Mau xx

Eve said...

Hi Jules,
now that's two more dies to add to my ever increasing wish list! LOL!
Gorgeous card - I love it. xx

Donna Mosley said...

So beautiful Jules, love the dies and the gorgeous red ribbon.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

Stunning Jules, fabulous use of those dies, would never have tried those colours!
Helen x

Kathleen said...

Another fabulous use of this die and it looks absolutely stunning.
To be honest I wish you hadn't bought this die as you are showing me up. lol.
Now, and I am not asking for a comment or praise but if you have the time to look at my latest effort for LCI you will see that it is to use kraft card and maybe you could enter this card, but you will see my change of attitude to kraft card so I would like to know where you got yours from because it looks to be the same as the stuff I have used and S.T. have none left and I think I would like to buy some more.

Kath x

Julie C. said...

Hi Jules! Oh~ I just love that Memory Box Grand Merry Christmas die!! I really need to get hold of that! My wish list is getting longer! ^_^

mags said...

A lovely card Jules. Love the die cuts, very elegant.

XxJULESxX said...

wow Jules just gorgeous!!!

scrappymo! said...

This is wonderful...A special card for a special friend!

The dies are so nice on this and love the shot of glimmer and glam!