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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.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013


Hi Everyone

I hope your day has gone to plan and you had a good Tuesday.

Hope you aren't fed up with Christmas cards yet .. .. .. there is still at least another four weeks worth of them to do .. .. .. and if I were to say six weeks then it will all just be far too late as six weeks today it will be Christmas Eve!!  Eeeekkk!!!!

Better hurry up and post this one and then get another one made as I have some winter brides to keep happy too!!  LOL!!!  

Here is my favourite make of today:

This used:

Backing Papers:  Dovecraft "Noel"
Sentiment:  Pink Petticoat "Traditional Christmas Sentiments"
Martha Stewart Punch:  Traditional Scallop 
Spellbinders Shapeabilities "Layered Poinsettia"
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Josy Rose:  Nail Heads and Gems

I know the aim is to try and make some "flatter" card for Christmas but I really didn't want the poinsettia to be flat when it came out of its packaging/envelope so I put a few blobs of Glossy Accents between the layers so that hopefully it keeps the layers a little upright. 

I probably should have put a couple of green leaves on there too.  Might slot a couple under and see how they look in the morning. The light is too rubbish to make such important decisions now LOL!!!

Enjoy what is left of this evening.



Kathleen said...

Stop it, you are so confusing me, I thought I was going to comment on your last night's post and then I thought you had lost it when I read, hope you have had a great Tuesday, it is my fault really as I am so behind tonight with my commenting.

This card is so classy and absolutely fabulous, need I say more.

Kath x

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Jules,fabulous design and I love the border punch you've used. Carol x

Cynthia said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the Glossy Accents tip!

Beryl said...

This is lovely Jules. Really like the bp at the top - looks as though it's been embossed.
Beryl xx

Anneke said...

hello Jules
i love this elegant look from your card.
and the piony is gorgeous.
lovely papers and layout.
and you know i am your fan but with my eye problem it is difficult for me to visit every day , so i try to come as much as i can.
hugs to you.

Kristie W. said...

Your card is stunning! I love the gorgeous layered flower and card design.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A beautiful card Jules, love your poinsettia. Susan x

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous! This is still my favourite ever die! I love the way you've added the glossy accents, great idea, hugs Carole Z X

Sue said...

This is stunning Jules, your poinsettia is so beautiful. I love the papers and gorgeous punched border.
hugs Sue xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card Jules, gorgeous papers x Susan x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Jules, stunning card, those papers are gorgeous, and so is the poinsettia. Love the design too, hugs Kate X

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card your embossed background and poinsettia, a perfect greeting to finish off your card..


Viv said...

Gorgeous Jules - why do my attempts at using glittered patterned paper always look nothing like this??? (sighs)

Nannieflash said...

Hi Jules, oh wow stunning and beautiful card design, I love those papers and that poinsetta. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the gorgeous

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Jules. I love the pretty papers and poinsettia, so classy.
Lorraine x

Carole said...

Nice card Jules x

Kathleen said...

Hi Jules, I was so excited this morning when I received your comment about The Range as I was going to Halifax, near to where the Range is so I thought I would be able to get some kraft card, but no... none at all, I was so disappointed so it looks like I will have to go on line for it. It is so annoying when some branches have things and others don't but thanks for the info anyway. Hope you are having a good week.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Jules, I love your fabulous papes and the elegant design.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
A fabulous card.... Love the papers and the ponsettia.... I love making Xmas cards... Have made about 20 so far this week.....
Hoping to sell a few on Saturday on my stall....
Hugs Sylvie xx

mags said...

A gorgeous card Jules. Love the design and the papers are gorgeous.

coops said...

so gorgeous jules.i love those papers and your poinsettia is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

XxJULESxX said...

oh my stunning card Jules!!!!

Annmaree of Oz said...

This is amazing, the red and gold look so special! The poinsettia flower is so realistic with the texture and layers!!! Beautiful work xoxo

scrappymo! said...

Another beauty!