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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.

Saturday, 26 August 2017


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday .. .. in fact happy Bank Holiday Saturday!  

A lovely long weekend .. .. a taste of what is to come when Mr Heart begins his new regime come October.  He is getting a bit excited about three day weekends becoming the norm!  I wonder why LOL!!

Yesterday I had a play with my new sketch and I decided it had better be another Christmas card (sorry) in an attempt to add to that hungry Christmas stock box.  I had intended to post last night, but sadly lack of time meant it didn't happen.

So here I am now instead: 

This used:

Sentiment:  Stampendous "CRH296" Cling Joyeux Noel
Backing Papers::  Kaisercraft "Frosted"
White Embossing Powder
Wooden embellishment heat embossed with white embossing powder
My Trusty Sewing Machine
Snowflake from the overflowing snowflake die-cut box
Ribbons and gems from my crafty stash box
Sketch Number Thirty Six from my sketch library which looks like this

Good timing though because I am able to enter this into the Rudolph Day Challenge for August.

Enjoy your weekend everyone .. .. the sun has made an appearance here already so let's hope it is here to stay for at least three days (but more if it can mange it would be good)!

Catch you again soon hopefully.


Aquarius said...

No need to apologise for showing this lovely Christmas card it is brilliant using your sketch. We all need to be thinking about making Christmas cards in good time - how awful it would be to actually be forced to BUY some!!! Enjoy your practise long weekend with Mr. Heart.

Unknown said...

Love your gorgeous card Jules, the papers are beautiful especially the knit one and the lovely ribbon too. Thank you for the new sketch :)
Hugs Kaz xxx

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful card, stunning ! So lovely and festive with the bow and ribbon, wonderful ! We have sunny weather, hope you have too. Wish you a lovely long weekend ! Enny

Sarah said...

Love it!! Those papers are particularly scrummy, lovely subtle and sophisticated colours yet very Christmassy. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, what a beauty Jules, I love the papers they look great made up to your sketch.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely stunning Jules, beautifully designed and embellished, love the colours you've chosen, Kate x

Carole said...

Me again! Everything you touch turns into a classy creation Jules and I have run out of words to describe your future you might just get a big grin as a will say it all. FANTASTIC!! Enjoy your weekend and hope hubby enjoys his dummy run...find him plenty of jobs Jules then he will know hat he is letting himself in for.xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a gorgeous card Jules. have a great weekend.
Sue x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, a great interpretation of your fabulous sketch and lovely winter colours.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Jules and love the detail. Great sketch but I have to own up that I have never used one!! Hugs, Carol S,xx

Barb said...

A very beautiful card Jules and I love the sketch. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Great sketch, and a beautiful card.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

This is such a beautiful card. The design is lovely too, of course!.

Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

Brawny x said...

What a great design Jules. A fab Xmas card...I love the papers you've used...Lea x

Jean said...

Lovely elegant card Jules. I like the new sketch too.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Your card is an excellent design, and I love everything about it.
Such pretty papers used also.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW this is so classy and elegant!! I am literally drooling at each inch!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules, love the layout and soft colours.
Lorraine x

XxJULESxX said...

wow gorgeous card Jules as usual