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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 26 February 2019


Hi Everyone

Happy Tuesday .. .. I hope you are all making the most of the lovely sunshine .. .. after all who knows how long it will last?  

On Saturday I shared a Christmas card I had made and mentioned at the time that it would be good to make the same card but in different colours .. .. so that is what I did on Sunday and I finally have chance to post them here .. .. 

These used:

Images:  Hero Arts "K5620" and "H5629"
Sentiment:  Penny Black "30316" Season's Gifts
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pads:  Rose Bud, Teal Zeal, Toffee Crunch, Pear Tart & Pistachio (the green card ended up with two colours on it for some reason)
X-Cut Heart Punch
My Trusty Sewing Machine

Not sure which colour I like the most.

So I thought I would share my makes in the Rudolph Day Challenge and also in Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge where we are encouraged to use up our leftovers.  I was able to use up some of the white card snippet mountain and a few glitter card snippets so I was well chuffed.

The Rudolph Day Challenge is a great prompt for us to get ahead of our Christmas makes.  You know .. .. those cards we end up making in a last minute panic and flurry come November/December (well I say "we" .. .. but I definitely mean "me").  But this year it is going to be VERY different!!  I am going to be super organised .. .. she says with her fingers tightly crossed!!.

These four cards have bumped my Christmas card total up into double figures .. .. woo hoo!! .. ..  and I now have a grand total of 11 cards sitting waiting in my Christmas stock box.  Not a huge amount I know, but better than I have manged in previous years .. .. and it is still early days!

Anyway . . . off to go and cross some work of that "crafty do list" next.

Catch you soon


Kath said...

Beautiful cards Jules - they're all lovely but I think the blue is my favourite.
Kath x

Carole said...

Oh I love them Jules...favourite? well I think I quite like the toffee one followed by the you could be super organised and write and stamp one for Christmas..LOL! Haven't forgotten you...and yes rain is coming next week...ugh! Hugs xx

Wendy said...

These are gorgeous Jules, couldn’t pick a favourite colour love them all.
Wendy xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous collection of cards here Jules, I love all of the colours.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

They are all fabulous Jules, it's nice to see all of the different colours. You are doing well with your Christmas cards, I haven't even made a start yet, no change there then!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

AlisonC said...

Gorgeous. A really good idea to do them in different colours that does bump up the numbers. I think I like the pink best. Good luck with your plan - I think making a plan is a good start. x

Lynne said...

These are fabulous cards Jules, so lovely to see them in different colours, they are so pretty x

Aquarius said...

Brilliant - they work well in other colours too and you've boosted your total as well.

Aunty Sue said...

Loving these and makes a fab set.

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
what excellent desigsns and I love all the gorgeous colours too.
They all look so wonderful in each individual colours.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

cuilliesocks said...

WOW absolutely stunning cards Jules, fabulous colours and images,Kate x x

Enny said...

Wow, lovely cards Jules, beautiful colours, and so good to have some Christmas cards ready in advance ! Yes, the weather is absolutely wonderful, but towards the end of the week, we could get some rain. Also good for nature of course, and time to make more cards, as, with the lovely weather, I was busy in the garden. :) All the best ! Enny

Crafty Moone Cards said...

These are gorgeous Jules.
Sue x

Kathleen said...

What a great set of cards, love all the different colours, they all look really fabulous, super design.

Kath x

Carol S. said...

They are all gorgeous but my fave is the teal one. Only because I love teal!! We had a lovely walk at the beach this afternoon. No wind, lots of warm sun and a 2.5 mile walk. A real treat after being stuck in the house for a few weeks. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Liz said...

These are so pretty, Jules. They look lovely in all the different colours. xx

Di said...

Oh Jules, what beautiful cards these are! Wonderful design and such pretty colours (needless to say I love the pink most). Great to see you in the Playground as well.



KandA said...

I love this design and all your cards are beautiful, but if I had to pick a colour it would be the pink xx

Sarah said...

Yep, these are brilliant too. If I had to pick a favourite, I think it would be the green...or blue...who am I kidding, they are all my favourites!! Lovely design xx

Greta said...

Oh wow--these are wonderful! Not sure which I like the best, but I'm especially drawn to the tan & blue ones!

Whisper said...

WOW what a stunning selection of cards and they look so different in different colours and with my DT hat on, thanks for joining us at the February Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

pinky said...

Oh wow Jules these are super pretty in all colours! Brilliant idea. I might have to give it a go. Have a lovely weekend x

Cristina said...

Hola Jules! realmente hermoso el colorido de estas preciosas tarjetas, yo tampoco sabría decirte cuál me gusta más. Lo que sí puedo decirte es que me encantan todos los detalles con que decoraste el árbol, los adornos de perlas y el corazón como estrella es una dulzura! Unos trabajos encantadores!
Un beso!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jules
This is one of my Fave Stamp... love all the colours... you have used...I used a lot of Brilliance ink pads...
Stunning cards...
Hugs Sylvie xx