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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 February 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday!

Here super bright and early today with a scheduled post .. .. .. and wearing a little elf costume if you will!!

Yes, the lovely Jo, owner of the Christmas Kickstart Challenge, asked me a few weeks ago if I would be a guest designer this fortnight .. .. for the theme "Have a Heart".  Luckily there are quite a few hearts in various guises in my craft pod, so I was more than happy to accept Jo's kind offer.

This is the creation I have put together in the hope of inspiring others to take part:

This used:  Image:  Penny Black "2754H" Xmas Kiss
Sentiment:  Hobby Art Clear Stamp Set "CS059D" Winter Wishes
Backing Papers:  First Edition Papers "All That Glitters"
Poppy Stamps Die Set:  Stitched Market Tag
My Trusty Sewing Machine

and that is it!

If you fancy playing along and adding  to your Christmas Card box nice and early, then head over to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge and remember to "Have a Heart".

It will make a change for me to me looking for your hearts LOL!!

Jo has also included the option of you using Sketch Number 30 from my collection .. .. which looks like this:

but this isn't compulsory.  It is just an added option.

So there we go.  I hope you get chance to take part .. .. and thank you Jo for asking me to be an Elf for the next fortnight. 
I am so pleased your challenge is proving to be so popular.

Have fun everyone .. .. and in the meantime that is Christmas card number 6 into my stock box!


Kath said...

A lovely cute card - 'Have a Heart' is the perfect challenge for your cards!
Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card Jules, I love the papers that you've used and the lovely image.

Sue xx

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love it! x

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, such an adorable image and lovely papers - this challenge was made for you!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

JanR said...

Adorable! All the gold is so wonderful and I especially love that sweet little heart tag.

Barbara Godden said...

Your sketch is great your card is AWESOME!! wow look at all the stitching. fantastic. I only think of stitching in hindsight when the card is done.

Dotty Jo said...

Thanks so much for being my Guest Elf, Jules! Jo x

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous and now I need to get that image, what a super cute image its just melted my heart, love the layout too, hugs Pops x

Enny said...

What a wonderful card, beautiful paper, love the gold borders and ribbon, and the stamp is so cute, as is the little heart ! All the best, Enny

Carole said...

Absolutely wonderful card Jules, cute image, very classy the way you have showcased it! 6 Christmas cards eh...mine are still at zero! I am very proud of you. xx

Liz said...

Love this card, Jules, beautiful design. xx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card Jules, super sketch and a super image and lovely papers with the gold.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

Sorry I haven't been around for a few days. I managed to get a horrible virus that is going around. I had 3 sleepless nights and I still have a horrible cough, that hurts my whole body when I cough.
I love your beautiful card and my favourite PB stamps. The paper layers are gorgeous too. Fab design. Big hugs, Carol

Brenda said...

Wow Jules, this is an adorable Christmas card! I love the sewing of course and that sweet hegie image. I love too, the way you did your sentiment-that is so cool looking and eye grabbing. But it is your papers that I always love how you put them together. You are so good with patterns! But then you are a pro! Hugs, Brenda

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Jules your papers are beautiful and super cad

Anne x

cuilliesocks said...

Adorable Jules and the papers are gorgeous, sweet image, Kate x

KandA said...

Love this card Jules, so adorable and at the same time very classy with the wonderful colours you've used xx

Darnell said...

Congratulations on guest designing for Kickstart, Jules! You make the cutest uber-talented elf!! Your Christmas card is beautiful and a great take on the sketch! I love the patterned paper and sweet hedgie! Hugs, Darnell