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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, 9 June 2018


Hi Everyone

Happy Saturday!

Sorry for my absence this last week .. .. .. things have been super busy and I just haven't had time for blogland at all (or even housework!  Eeekk!!  Though I have made amends "a little bit" there today).

Next I was determined to give my blog a little shake .. .. and if my weeks are going to continue to fly by at this rate of knots I had better get some more Christmas cards into my stock box.  I really don't know where this year is going!

This used:

Image:  DigiStamp Boutique "Xmas Jasper" (there are two Jasper images in the download)
Sentiment:  Put together using two sentiment sets "Sketchy Christmas Words" and "Male Sentiments  Distressed"   (30% off Christmas Images and sentiments at DigiStamp Boutique this week)
Backing Paper:  Trimcraft "12 Days of Christmas"
Glamour Dust (Crystal and Gold)
Glossy Accents
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it .. .. apart from a couple of hearts from my little heart box!

I am entering my creation into the following challenges:

CAS Christmas Card Challenge - where the theme for this month is "Masculine"
ABC Christmas Challenge - where the theme is "Christmas" using either "L" for love or "M" for mice
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge -  where the theme is "anything goes as long as it is Christmas - with an optional theme of "winter fun".  Does decorating a Christmas tree constitute winter fun?  It certainly does for me LOL!!!  One of my favourite tasks of Christmas!

Have a good rest of the weekend everyone .. .. I hope you are seeing a bit of sunshine today and that you see even more of it tomorrow!!


Viv said...

So cute Jules - and I can't think about Christmas when the weather is so nice! x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules such a cute image and lovely CAS design.
I hope things are going well with you.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Jules, love the stamp and fab Christmas card box is looking a little empty, I really need to get a wriggle on!
Lorraine x

Sarah said...

Love this cute fella Jules and, as ever, your machine stitching always impresses me!! xx

Enny said...

What a lovely card, the mouse decorating the Christmas tree, so cute ! Yes, the weeks are certainly flying by, especially, when you're so busy. I wish you a relaxing Sunday ! Enny

Carol S. said...

A super cute image and lovely card. We had some sun today and hope we will have more tomorrow, so I can do some jobs in the garden. Have a happy Sunday. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card and a super design with a cute image.
Not good news that you had no time for blogging but good news that you had no time for housework.

Kath x

Bonnie said...

Such a cute image, Jules, and I love the masculine background with the plaid! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

JanR said...

Super sweet! I love those papers.

Christine Alexander said...

Such a sweet image of your mouse and the tree, great CAS image. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Such a cute card Jules.
Sue x

Aquarius said...

Busy, busy eh?? This is a cute mouse image for Christmas. Take care and make sure you have some 'me time'.

Aunty Sue said...

This is fab and oh encouraging me to spend lol. Now stop and chill too much rushing in heat is bad

cuilliesocks said...

Love it Jules, great design and such a sweet image, Kate x

Brenda said...

This year is really flying by fast Jules! I so need for time to slow down, but don't think it will for me or anyone else. As they say, "time waits for no one". So true! lol This is an adorable card Jules, I love that sweet image. Love your color combo too, that plaid works so well with the kraft color. Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

This is so sweet Jules! I love your adorable mouse decorating the tree. Love the texture to the kraft card base and the strip of plaid. So much texture and dimension! Your son is going to love this card! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Susan said...

A really cute image, nicely coloured! The kraft and plaid background add to the masculine theme really well. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a fun Christmas card, Jules! The plaid strip goes so well with the kraft card base and it looks masculine. Your coloring is pretty and makes the smiley mouse look so cute. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Aww... this is adorable. The colours are festive, yet contemporary. Love the Kraft and the strip of plaid... great design. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Masculine challenge. x

Inkyfingers said...

I love your cute Christmas card Jules. The little mouse is adorable and the stitching is fabulous. I really like the touch of plaid on the kraft card too!
Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Christmas Challenges.
Carol x

sweet art designs said...

What a lovely little mouse!
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT

Helen said...

Such a cute card!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Dorte said...

Awww so very sweet, Jules, super cute image and a great card design. Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Dorte x