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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, 25 December 2018


Hi Everyone

I hope everyone is having a very merry Christmas.

A scheduled post from me as by the time this post hopefully goes live, the presents will be open (along with the sherry bottle LOL!!!) and cooking will be well underway.  

I just wanted to wish everyone who calls by my blog a super wonderful and special time.  I hope you manage to make some special memories.

Certainly anyone who has been calling by my blog recently will have had a fruitless journey .. .. and I apologise for that.  Lots and lots of making but unfortunately no time to photograph and post.

It has been a super manic time here especially with weddings .. .. one of which has been so sad.  The "to be" groom was admitted to hospital a week prior to the wedding and unfortunately is still there .. .. .. so not only did the wedding have to be cancelled but he is missing Christmas at home too.  The new year will see us starting their wedding all over again .. ..even though we were just about there and ready to stick down their table plan.  Such a shame!!

I closed the craft room door on a very messy desk, a couple of days ago, and already my fingers are itching to make something!!

Fingers crossed the new year will see a bit more action on the blog front.  But no rash promises.

I will sign off with a Christmas card that I made and shared earlier in the year.  I had it squirreled away to send to my Sister .. ..  it uses artwork from the lovely Sally-Ann of Digistamp Boutique.  Still can't believe her images are no longer available. .. such a shame.  

So that will be me until I have created something new to share .. .. which hopefully won't be too far away.

Have fun!!


Enny said...

Dear Jules, I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time and all the best for the New Year, enough (but not too much) work for you, time to relax and of course a good health to everyone, especially your mother ! So sad about the postponed wedding, hopefully all will go well next year. Your card is so adorable, love those cute doggies ! Pity it isn't available anymore. All the best, Enny

Kathleen said...

Lovely card Jules and great images. Glad you managed to get time off to open your presents and make Christmas Dinner.
Hope you have had a lovely day and by the sounds of the sherry bottle you have had a Merry Christmas.
Very best wished for the New Year.

Kath x

cotnob said...

An adorable card Jules, I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas Jules! So sad about the groom, hopefully he will be back on his feet and that whatever is wrong isn't anything serious or long lasting. Your card is just adorable! Love all the cute little dogs lined up. I know it was a Yappy Christmas here! lol I haven't been blogging either, hoping to be better in the new year myself but no promises from me either! Big hugs, Brenda

Kath said...

A lovely card for your sister - such a cute image.

Merry Christmas to you too and a very Happy New Year.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
Gorgeous card...
hope your Christmas went well... we went to Torremolios... just got back .. to much eating.. good weather..,
Happy New Year
Hugs Sylvie xx

JanR said...

What a fun card! I love the design of it.

I, too, was disappointed when Sally-Ann closed her shop.....and then LOTV stopped selling hers and their digis. As a mostly digi user it makes me very sad when they're no longer available.

The Craft Bucket said...

Just popping by to wish you a very happy & crafty new year love Jane x