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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, 12 December 2016


Hi Everyone

Happy Monday!

I hope you have had a good weekend.

Ours was lovely and has seen us celebrate the on-coming of Christmas with friends, and the emptying of the roof space of all the Christmas decoration packages.  What a mess that has created everywhere .. .. on top of all the crafty mess I had already made!!  I definitely need to make best friends with Mr Dyson and Mr Sheen and Mr Muscle .. .. and smartish.  Strange thing is I am actually looking forward to getting super tidy.  I am ashamed to say that housework and me are definitely strangers nowadays and it is time for us to get re-acquainted. LOL!!

I am really starting to get excited now .. .. especially as the Christmas tree has been assembled and decorated.  But there is still a list of crafty projects that need completing for lovely customers and then I can start on my own Christmas makes.

Never a dull moment here!

But today I thought I would share some of my contributions for Issue 160 of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine which is available now.

The first commission was a glossy effect technique project and my favourite from this set was a layered shadow box .. ..  not that the glossy effects are showing very well in my photograph

and this second one was for a die pairing commission .. .. where "again" I used that inlaid die technique that I love so much

So these are my shares for today.  Back to work now for me but hopefully I will have something to share for Teeny Tiny Tuesday tomorrow.

Enjoy your day everyone.


Aquarius said...

Two super projects and I especially like the teacups - the inlay technique with dies is so effective even if a little fiddly to execute - patience required! I might need that magazine when I'm out shopping next.

cuilliesocks said...

Such really pretty cards Jules, lovely colours and designs, Kate x

Brawny x said...

Two fabulous makes Jules. Absolutely love the colourful one. Fab x

cotnob said...

Fabulous makes Jules, the fist one is such a fun design and I love the dies you have used for the second one - I have both of them and loved creating with them.

Sarah said...

These are lovely Jules, great colours both. Enjoy your liason with the household cleaning products!! xx

Kathleen said...

Two fabulous cards and I especially love the bunting and banner card.

Kath x

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely cards Jules particularly love your inlay technique it's very effective